Static wrinkles are those that remain visible even when your face is at rest. Caused by gravity, genetics, and the unavoidable process of aging, examples of static wrinkles include lines and creases on the cheeks, nasolabial folds, and neck bands.
Dynamic wrinkles occur with facial expressions. These wrinkles are not always present, but they will become more pronounced with age and include crow’s feet, frown lines, and smile lines. Some dynamic wrinkles can, with time, become static wrinkles.
Static wrinkles are a result of diminishing amounts of collagen and elastin in the body. To address static wrinkles, the body’s natural production of these proteins must be stimulated, allowing for an increased amount of collagen and elastin to restore volume and erase wrinkles and creases.
Ideal treatments for static wrinkles include:
Some of these treatments offer multiple benefits and are capable of treating more than one aesthetic concern at a time. During your initial consultation at our Leawood office, we will carefully assess your problem areas to help you determine which options will meet all of your needs.
Dynamic wrinkles are a result of tension between muscles and skin. Treating these wrinkles requires relaxing tensed muscles to allow overlying skin to smooth out. The best treatment for dynamic wrinkles is BOTOX® Cosmetic or a similarly formulated cosmetic neurotoxin. While the name of these injectables may be slightly off-putting, cosmetic neurotoxins are safe and effective, particularly when provided by an experienced and attentive provider.
In some cases, a combination of treatments will be required to achieve specific goals. Combining neurotoxins with dermal fillers, chemical peel, and other non-surgical cosmetic treatments is both safe and common. During your initial consultation, we will discuss all of your options to help ensure you are choosing the best treatments for you.
Please call Advanced Cosmetic Surgery at 913-341-2188 to schedule a consultation today. Located in Leawood, we welcome patients from all nearby areas of Kansas and Missouri, including Kansas City and Overland Park.