Over time, a number of factors contribute to the formation of fine lines (very superficial skin creases) and wrinkles (deeper set skin creases). These include sun and UV ray exposure, repetitive muscle movements, and the breakdown of collagen and elastin, crucial components of the microscopic scaffold that supports our underlying skin structure. If preventative strategies are not in place, fine lines and wrinkles typically develop in a person’s thirties.
What are the most common areas of concern?
Frown lines (11 lines)
Nasolabial folds (laugh lines or smile lines)
What are forehead lines?
A large muscle in the forehead called the frontalis muscle allows you to raise your eyebrows. Repetitive contraction of this muscle eventually creates horizontal creases in the skin of the forehead. Genetics does play a role in determining how susceptible an individual is to developing forehead lines. These lines respond very well to neurotoxin injection such as Botox.
What are frown lines, glabellar lines, or eleven (11) lines?
All three of these terms refer to the vertical grooves or skin creases just above the nose, between the eyebrows, that arise from frowning or furrowing the brow. Frown lines are well suited to Botox injections because one muscle group (the glabella) is usually responsible.
What are crow’s feet?
Crow’s feet, or laugh lines, form around the outer corner of the eye. In this location, thinner skin is more susceptible to fine lines and wrinkles. Crow’s feet typically respond well to Botox injections.
What are nasolabial folds? Marionette lines?
The good news: these creases arise from laughing and smiling! The bad? These prominent skin creases run from the side of the nose on either side, to the corner of the mouth. Marionette lines are lower, starting from the corner of the mouth and extending down. Dermal fillers, by adding volume within the winkle groove itself, smooth out the appearance of nasolabial folds. At Face Forward Medical Aesthetics medical spa, we believe that a holistic consultation must address the root cause, which in many cases of nasolabial folds is loss of cheek volume. Fortunately, this is another arena where dermal fillers can be a key part of the solution.
What are lip wrinkles?
Lip wrinkles are tiny vertical grooves extending from the edge of the lip border, sometimes referred to as lip lines or smoker’s lines.
What are bunny lines?
Imagine a rabbit sniffing for food. Bunny lines appear on either side and sometimes on the bridge of the nose, appearing commonly when you scrunch or crinkle your nose, or squint.