People often ask the question, why do I have prominent wrinkles and my friends of my age don't? Well, there are several factors that contribute to skin rhytids (wrinkles). The major factor is genetics, more specifically what skin type you have. Patients of Scandinavian decent with thin and fair skin are more prone to early and prominent wrinkle formation than patients of Asian decent who have thicker skin type. Also, known environmental factors contribute to wrinkle formation including sun exposure and smoking. Use of sunscreen, sun avoidance, and smoking cessation are all recommended if this is part of your lifestyle and you wish to reduce wrinkle formation.
Type of wrinkles
Dynamic facial wrinkles are formed from the movement of certain facial muscles. Wrinkles develop in certain areas of the face that have prominent facial muscles activity. Common areas where dynamic wrinkles form are between the eyebrows, around the eyes, and on the forehead.
To treat this Dr. Kwak uses Botox injections to weaken the muscles responsible for forming these types of wrinkles. Learn more about Botox >>
Static wrinkles form regardless of muscle activity. These types of wrinkles form from genetics and environmental factors. Common locations for static wrinkles are around the mouth (nasolabial fold) region.
To treat these types of wrinkles Dr. Kwak uses synthetic injectable fillers such as Restylane, Juvaderm, Radiesse, and Sculptra.
Click to learn more about various injectable fillers Dr. Kwak uses
To treat overall facial wrinkles and skin blemishes Dr. Kwak may suggest a chemical peel or skin laser treatment. Click to learn how Dr. Kwak can treat your skin.