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What's the difference between fine lines and wrinkles?

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

We often hear wrinkles and fine lines being mentioned together, but are they the same thing?

The main difference between fine lines and wrinkles is depth. Wrinkles are folds in the skin measuring 3mm or over. Anything less than that are fine lines. Fine lines are often caused by lax skin and are associated with the earliest signs of ageing or sun damage.
Wrinkles are more complex and are predominately caused by muscle contractions under the skin such as smiling, squinting or frowning. Repeated facial muscle movements, contracting and releasing in the same way over the years creates folds along the habitual lines.

But did you know there is more than one type of wrinkle? Dynamic and Static.

Dynamic wrinkles occur during the muscle movement. If there is a wrinkle during the muscle movement but nothing once the movement is over, you have a dynamic wrinkle. These help to show emotion and expression - nothing to necessarily worry about, but over time these can develop into static wrinkles.
Static wrinkles remain on the skin even after the muscle movement is over. These often develop from dynamic wrinkles over time. Anti-wrinkle injections can be administered to relax these wrinkles yet still allow you to show emotion and expression, avoiding the 'frozen' look.
If you're not sure which category you fall into, don't worry - we have a number of treatments to combat fine lines and both types of wrinkles. Come into the clinic for a consultation and see how we can help you.

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