Changes in the tone, texture and integrity of our skin usually occur naturally, with the passage of time. When it comes to dynamic wrinkles, our own behavior frequently plays a key role. Trusted Sacramento plastic surgeon Dr. Donald Hause effectively targets wrinkles caused by expressive muscle movement, using both surgical and non-invasive solutions.
“Dynamic” wrinkles are formed after years of facial muscle movement, and are usually most noticeable on the forehead. Exaggerated facial expressions aren’t necessarily the result of stress: Some people essentially speak with their full face actively engaged in the conversation, raising eyebrows, grinning broadly or furrowing the brow in recurring, often habitual movements.
In this case, when the underlying muscles are creating the wrinkles, neurotoxins are a popular way to give these muscles a rest. Botox has long been the muscle-relaxer of choice, although Dysport may be effective for targeted areas, such as vertical lines between the eyes. With muscles in a less dynamic state, forehead wrinkles soften and fade away.
Stress is a prime cause of dynamic forehead wrinkles. By generating the production of free radicals, stress weakens your skin, giving it an unhealthy, pallid look. Sometimes it is your own reaction to stress that damages your skin. For example, when stress causes you to repeatedly grimace or frown, you are slowly etching fine lines and deep wrinkles into your expression.
When wrinkles are caused mostly by loss of volume and collagen in the skin, dermal fillers may be the ideal solution. Products such as Juvéderm Volbella, Juvéderm XC, Juvéderm Vollure, Juvéderm Voluma XC, Juvéderm Ultra, Radiesse Volumizing Filler, Sculptra and Restylane build facial volume, smooth fine lines, improve deep wrinkles, soften contours and add symmetry to any complexion. Dermal fillers often require a single injection, administered during a convenient office visit, and are effective for six months to a year or longer.
Brow lift offers a more permanent solution to dynamic forehead wrinkles by tightening skin, erasing lines and raising eyebrows. To allow for the surgical lifting of skin, three to five incisions are made beyond your hairline. These half-inch incisions will heal as scar tissue, and hair will not regrow in this type of scar. If your hair is thin, the incisions can be placed farther from the hairline so that these small patches are not noticeable. Brow lifts are often done in conjunction with hair transplants, facial fat transfers, eyelid surgery or facelift.
To learn more about effective wrinkle treatment, call Sacramento Aesthetic Surgery at (916) 646-6869 or send us an email to schedule a consultation.