The Four Types of Wrinkles | Palm Harbor Dentist

470700001Whether we like it or not, nothing slows down time. We grow up and we get old. One of the symptoms of that is the appearance of wrinkles. Yes, there’s nothing we can do about it. Age is going to happen, but there’s plenty that you can do to help to stave off the effects of father time for a few more years.

But did you know there are more than one type of wrinkle? According to the researchers at the University Hospital of Liege, Belgium, there are four distinct types of wrinkles that everyone has to face eventually. These are:

Atrophic Crinkling Rhytids are the result of the loss of elasticity in the skin, usually parallel to one another. They can show up almost anywhere on the face, as well as the body, but may ‘disappear’ when you move your body. Because these wrinkles are the result of a loss of collagen, help stave them off by applying sunscreen whenever you go out of the house. Also, you can use moisturizers to make your skin look more plump and minimize the appearance of these kinds of wrinkles.

Permanent Elastic Creases are crease lines that may become permanent over time, especially if you’re always exposed to the sun. Although they show up often on the cheeks, these crease lines may also appear on the upper lips and the base of the neck. Minimizing your exposure to the sun and stopping unhealthy habits such as smoking both do wonders in preventing this kind of wrinkling. Also, if you do have to expose yourself to the sun, be sure to use a sunscreen.

Dynamic Expression lines are wrinkles that are the direct result of facial muscle movement. These are also better known as frown or smile lines and crow’s feet. Botox is a type of injectable wrinkle treatment that these types of wrinkles are known to respond quite well to. Botox injections are available at the dermatologist’s and the dentist’s clinic.

As gravity and time takes its toll on the human skin, it begins to fold and sag and that’s when Gravitational Fold lines and wrinkles typically occur. It’s been theorized by researchers that having a plumper face can help minimize gravitational folds compared to that of a lean face. Face lifts and other types of cosmetic surgery are the only options as far as this type of wrinkles goes.

While cosmetic treatment is almost always the best choice, it’s not exactly the cheapest. You can save yourself a lot of cash by making sure that you don’t stay out of the sun too long and too often, using sunscreen every time you step out of the house. Also, avoiding habits such as smoking and using cosmetic products, such as moisturizers, can help you in your fight against the effects of father time.

If you’re interested in Botox injections, contact Dr. Larry Lieberman, DDS at 727-785-8017 to schedule a consultation today. Or visit for additional information.

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