So, how do you get rid of those wrinkles? What kind of wrinkles do you have?

Wrinkles are inevitable. You get them from aging, sun exposure, genetics and so much more. You can’t stop them from appearing, but you can absolutely get rid of them.

Before treating them, it’s important to know what kind of wrinkles you have and what might be the best treatment plan!

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Static vs. Dynamic Wrinkles


Dynamic wrinkles appear when expressing emotions, such as fear, worry, joy, sadness, or surprise. You will notice them when you smile, laugh, frown, cry, or during moments of deep concentration. Dynamic wrinkles fade as quickly as they appear. Once the emotion passes and your face goes blank, you will no longer see them. Common dynamic wrinkles include:

  • Frown Lines (between the eyebrows)
  • Forehead wrinkles
  • Crow’s Feet
  • Smile lines
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Static wrinkles, however, remain on the face even after our facial muscles relax and tend to deepen with age. They are typically a source of frustration and can make someone in their 20s and 30s look older than their age. Examples of static wrinkles include lines at the corners of the mouth, across the cheeks, and along the neck.

As you age, collagen production declines and causes the skin to lose elasticity. As a result, dynamic wrinkles, such as smile lines around the nose and mouth will eventually become static wrinkles. Fine lines and wrinkles can be further emphasized by genetics, smoking, and a poor diet.