Got Wrinkles.....We Can Help
By Michael A. Devlin, MD on October 22, 2014
1. Atrophic Wrinkles
These wrinkles are fine lines occurring on the face that appear to be almost parallel to each other. When you stretch the skin surrounding these wrinkles they tend to disappear. These wrinkles are caused by the loss of collagen in your skin which can be due to sun exposure as well as the normal aging process.
2. Permanent Elastic Wrinkles
Crease lines that may start out as Atrophic Wrinkles, but become permanent over time. They occur on the cheeks and upper lip most frequently. These wrinkles are also caused by sun exposure as well as by smoking or by using straws.
3. Dynamic Wrinkles
Wrinkles caused by movement of facial muscles. These wrinkles are commonly referred to as frown lines, smile lines, crow’s feet or "11's" (the lines in-between your eyebrows). They are not caused by sun or smoking (however ALL wrinkles are exacerbated by both of these things), instead these are caused by repetitive facial movements.
4. Gravitational Wrinkles
These lines are caused by the effect of gravity as we age. They are also due to the redistribution of fat as we age. These include things like nasolabial folds (the lines framing your mouth) and jowls.
Botox and Dysport
1. Botox and Dysport are both neurotoxins that treat Dynamic Wrinkles. They work by stopping the nerve from firing, which “paralyzes” the muscles. Botox and Dysport are temporary treatments and need to be done every 3-4mo. Dr. Michael Devlin typically recommends dysport due to the faster onset of approximately 48hours. Some wrinkles may be too deep to ever achieve 100% correction, but can be softened by multiple treatments.
There are many different types of filler out there on the market. Dr. Devlin will recommend different ones depending on the area that needs to be treated. Depending on the fillers used, they can last anywhere from 9 months to 2 years! These are best used to treat gravitational wrinkles where you have actual loss of volume. They can be used to fill the nasolabial folds as well as to add volume to the upper cheek and to create luscious lips. There could be some minor bruising from the procedure but typically can be done during lunch time
3.Skin Resurfacing/Chemical Peels
Chemical Peels can be used to help with the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles as well as tighten the skin. A chemical peel can help with the overall appearance of your skin including correction of tone and texture. Lines around the mouth and underneath the eyes as well as atrophic and permanent elastic Wrinkles on the cheeks benefit greatly from a resurfacing treatment. These treatments do require more downtime than treatments with Fillers or Boxtox/Dysport as the skin needs anywhere from approximately 5 days to recover depending on how aggressive the treatment is.
If you are interested in learning more about what Devlin Cosmetic Surgery can offer, call our office today at 501-227-8811
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