Your skin loses its elasticity over time, resulting in wrinkles and other signs of aging. Wrinkles are an inevitable part of aging and appear in forms of creases, folds, or ridges, especially on the face.
Since there are a few types of wrinkles that one can experience, there is no one-size-fits-all solution to address all of them. Some people develop wrinkles as a normal part of aging, while others may experience them due to excessive sun exposure or lifestyle habits.
The good news is, you can take measures to prevent and reduce different types of facial wrinkles after you correctly identify them. Consider the different types of wrinkles you may be dealing with and the unique treatment options that can help you reduce them. You can visit a GraceMed med spa in Toronto or any of our other medical aesthetics clinic locations in the GTA for solutions to address your wrinkle concerns.
Types of Wrinkles Categories:
The types of wrinkles you develop can fall into two categories: dynamic and static.
Dynamic wrinkles occur due to repeated facial movements; for example, if you frequently smoke, the movement can result in lip lines.
Static wrinkles result from loss of elasticity; for example, elasticity in the chin can result in jowls. Your initial signs of aging might be dynamic, but those types of facial wrinkles can become static over time.
Types of Wrinkles & Their Treatment Options
Learn about the specific types of wrinkles your face may face and the treatments that can help reduce their appearance.
The wrinkles on the forehead are known as glabella lines or forehead furrows. When you make facial expressions, such as a frown or smile, the muscles on the forehead move the skin, which eventually leads to wrinkles.
These horizontal indentations stretching across your forehead occur due to repeated movements resulting from emotional expression. A couple of treatments can be used to reduce the appearance of glabellar lines.
Soft Tissue Fillers
You can choose from a few types of injections for wrinkles, such as Restylane, Juvederm and Sculptra, the latter which is also used for non-surgical butt lifts. Soft tissue fillers mimic the collagen that you lose with age and reduce the signs of aging. Dermal fillers plump up the tissue underneath the skin and shrink the wrinkles to create a youthful appearance.
GraceMed offers fillers in North York, Mississauga, Burlington, and Oakville. Our specialists can help you select the solution that best suits your skin.
Although it is a more invasive method, facelift surgery can provide long-term results. A facelift can tighten the skin, reduce the sinking, and smoothen the lines. However, a facelift is designed to reduce the wrinkles and creases in your skin that appear due to age and is typically not used to address wrinkles and lines from sun damage.
Botox is one of the most popular methods used to reverse the signs of aging and reduce wrinkle appearance. The treatment works by smoothening wrinkles and softening facial expressions.
The fine lines around the eye area are known as crow’s feet. Crow’s feet appear as age as the two essential proteins that support the skin’s structure, collagen and elastin, decrease production over time. Skin also gets thinner as you get older, especially around your eyes, which increases the area’s likelihood of wrinkling.
Under Eye Fillers
Filler products smooth wrinkles, fill in folds, enhance facial features, and add volume to skin that looks sunken-in or shallow. This treatment can address almost all types of eye wrinkles and give your skin a fresh look.
A chemical peel is a solution applied to the face that, when removed, removes the outer layer of old skin, allowing new skin to appear. When your skin starts to peel after a chemical peel, you will gradually notice a reduction in crow’s feet. You can get a chemical peel in Toronto and other GraceMed clinic locations in the GTA.
Ablative laser resurfacing is a treatment that removes the outer layers of the skin to reveal newer skin. The procedure promotes collagen production and creates a more youthful appearance around the eyes. Laser resurfacing also tightens the skin, reducing sagginess. You can combine the treatment with other treatments for better results, such as Botox.
A tear trough is a deep crease that appears between the lower eyelid and upper cheek, which can cast a shadow underneath your eyes. Teat troughs tend to make people look older and more prominent with age. Luckily, you can apply nonsurgical facial rejuvenation methods to reduce the appearance of tear troughs.
Under Eye Fillers
GraceMed offers under eye filler in Toronto and other GTA cities to address tear troughs and other signs of aging around the eyes. A hyaluronic acid dermal filler such as Juvederm, Volbella or Vollure can reduce the depth of a tear trough while making the skin look fuller and tighter. Adding volume beneath the eyelids through the injectable treatment can help you look younger while reducing the appearance of the deep crease.
You can reduce the appearance of tear-throughs with blepharoplasty. Blepharoplasty, also known as eyelid surgery, can renew the area surrounding your eyes. It is a quick procedure that can reduce the appearance of wrinkles and puffy eyebags. The treatment helps reduce the appearance of common signs of aging.
Alternatively, you can combine other non-invasive or surgical procedures with blepharoplasty. For example, you can reduce fat by liposuction on other parts of your body and reinject them into certain parts of the eyelids, like the tear trough, to soften the skin and rejuvenate the area.
The fine lines on that appear on when you wrinkle your nose are known as bunny lines. These lines can be a natural part of growing older and can also occur due to repeated facial expressions, such as laughing and squinting. Many find these lines endearing, but some opt for methods to reduce their appearance.
Botox injections correct deep-set wrinkles and fine lines by temporarily interrupting the nerve signals to nearby muscles. Blocking the signals can minimize the appearance of bunny lines.
You can choose to get Botox only on the area with bunny lines or several areas of your face, depending on what you wish to achieve. Visit a GraceMed clinic for Botox in Burlington and Toronto, and other areas in the GTA.
You can use Restylane or Belotero fillers to treat bunny lines as they are both hyaluronic acid fillers that treat static wrinkles. However, dermal fillers aren’t a solution for bunny fillers for everyone. Consult our GraceMed experts to determine whether Botox or fillers are a better solution for your bunny lines.
Nasolabial folds appear on either side of the mouth and extend from the edge of the nose to the mouth’s corners. These lines are also known as smiles lines or laugh lines, as they become more prominent when a person smiles. Although nasolabial folds are a normal part of human anatomy, the folds can become more pronounced with age and sun exposure.
Dermal fillers are one of the most common facial treatments for wrinkles, and it works very well on nasolabial folds. Fillers like Juvéderm and Restylane plump the upper cheek or the area below the smile lines to provide instant results.
Microdermabrasion is one of the most effective anti-aging treatments for softening lines and wrinkles. GraceMed offers microdermabrasion in Mississauga and the GTA using high-tech skincare products that penetrate deep layers of the skin and help build collagen, rejuvenating the skin and making it more vibrant.
Resurfacing treatments reduce the appearance of nasolabial folds and give your skin a youthful look. The choice between the two treatments depends on the level of nasolabial folds you have. Discuss your expectations with the trusted experts at GraceMed to create a plan that works best for your skin’s unique needs.
Marionette lines are facial wrinkles that run vertically between the mouth and chin. These wrinkles can cause sagging in the lower half of your face.
Genetics can also play a role in the development of marionette lines. Like most wrinkles, these also occur with age due to collagen loss. In addition, gravity makes marionette lines more visible due to sagging skin.
Fortunately, you can minimize their appearance with treatment.
Fat Dissolve Injections
GraceMed clinics offer fat dissolve injections in Toronto, which is a treatment targeting fat below the chin, which can also help sagging skin resulting in marionette lines. The deoxycholic acid treatment targets fat below the chin, which can also help sagging skin resulting in marionette lines. The active ingredient in the treatment is deoxycholic acid (DA), the same chemical substance the body uses to break down fats during digestion.
The fat dissolve injections explicitly eliminate fat cells under the skin, so you can safely use it for submental fat reduction, reducing the appearance of sagging jowls that make marionette lines visible.
Botox is one of the most common facial treatments for wrinkles and can help with marionette lines. The Botox injection will relax the facial muscles around the mouth, reducing marionette lines and improving your skin’s texture. This treatment works best on these types of wrinkles if you’ve recently developed them.
An aesthetician will apply a solution to your face to remove the outer layer of the skin, which will reduce marionette lines and other wrinkles. After a peel, the skin generates new, more vital cells, allowing you to have younger-looking skin. You can ask GraceMed’s specialists to help you determine the type of chemical peel you need depending on your skin type and expected results.
A mental crease is a horizontal groove between the lower lip and chin. These wrinkles are also known as labiomental sulcus, and they form by the chin’s mentalis muscle. You may experience different creases, but even the deepest one isn’t harmful to health. That said, many people don’t find it aesthetically pleasing, so treatments are available to reduce its prominence.
An IPL Photofacial targets pigment issues and effectively reduces wrinkles and boosts natural collagen and elastin in the skin. You can get IPL treatments on the face, neck, chest, and arms.
IPL treatments can revitalize your skin while reducing mental creases. During the treatment, specialized handpieces are used to filter light from different parts of the spectrum. Each spectrum band has a unique wavelength to address different skin concerns.
Neuromodulators such as Botox minimize the chin crease by paralyzing the chin muscles to prevent mental crease formation. Botox will work best for mental creases due to repeated facial expressions.
The results with Botox will be subtle, so it may be the best option if you’re not looking for a dramatic change or recently started developing mental creases.
Facial fillers with Restylane can be used independently or with Botox to achieve a drastic change. The dermal fillers will fill the area underneath the crease for a smoother chin. You can achieve long-lasting results and smoother skin with dermal fillers.
Choosing a Wrinkle Treatment
Thanks to consistent research and modern technology, many treatments are available for different types of wrinkles. However, since every individual’s skin is unique, no treatment will provide the same results. Consult our specialists at GraceMed to create a skin rejuvenation plan that will work best on your skin.
Taking care of yourself with various treatments will allow you to enjoy wrinkle-free, younger-looking skin. If your wrinkles are in their early stage of development, visit a doctor to get a head start on your treatment. Alternatively, you can start using anti-aging products and changing lifestyle habits that result in wrinkles.