Many wrinkles occur when we use our facial muscles to form facial expressions, these are called Dynamic Wrinkles. When we are young our skin springs back to its initial position, however as we age and with repetitive muscle use these wrinkles may become permanent. Wrinkles that are present at rest are called Static wrinkles. Facial lines and wrinkles are part of the natural course of aging but may occur earlier with sun damage.
Wrinkles that are caused by facial expression are very effectively treated with Botox. This is most commonly used for frown lines, forehead lines and crow’s feet. Lines from the nose to the mouth and from the mouth to the chin are best treated with dermal fillers such as Restylane, Perlane & Juvederm. At times a combination of Botox and dermal fillers may offer the best results. These two treatments help create a natural, and more refreshed facial appearance that is safe and long lasting.