The Most Common Types of Wrinkles & How to Treat Them

Types of Wrinkles

Wrinkles are a natural part of aging and occur due to decreasing collagen, elastin, and natural oils. 

Also, many years of smoking, poor hydration, nutritional deficiencies, repeated facial expressions, or exposure to ultraviolet (UV) rays and pollutants can affect the skin. 

Wrinkles are not always preventable, but there are ways to minimize the impact of skin aging to maintain a youthful complexion. 

To do so, you’ll need to learn where wrinkles can develop and how to decrease their appearance. 

Keep reading to learn about the most common types of wrinkles and how to treat them.

Forehead Lines

Forehead lines are wrinkles that run horizontally across your T-zone, which may develop due to repetitive use on the frontalis muscle. 

For example, you’re more likely to develop unwanted lines if you often raise your eyebrows, as it will pull your forehead and brow skin upward.

The best solution: Botox is one of the best treatment options for forehead lines, as it will reduce muscle activity to create a smoother appearance. 

You may notice a difference between 24 to 48 hours after receiving Botox from Dermani Medspa, a licensed medical spa, and you could experience the benefits for up to four months.

Marionette Lines

If you’re unfamiliar with marionette lines, they are c-shaped and vertical lines that run from the corners of the mouth to the jawline, similar to a ventriloquist puppet. 

The wrinkles often develop due to a volume reduction in the middle of the face and muscle overactivity from frowning. 

The more the muscles are pulled down, the more collagen and elastin will reduce in the cheeks and midface, causing sagging and wrinkles.

The best solution: Dermal fillers like Juvederm are often the best option for marionette lines. 

The hyaluronic acid injection will be administered into the marionette lines, increasing lift and volume in the area, which will smooth out the unwanted lines.

Lip Lines

Lip lines, often referred to as ‘smoker lines’ or ‘lipstick lines’, tend to start once a person enters their 30s and may become deeper in their 40s and 50s. 

The wrinkles often develop due to a loss of collagen and elastin, and the issue might be exacerbated by UV damage and smoking. 

Other causes can include gravity causing drooping skin, scrunching your face during sleep, and repetitive facial expressions.

The best solution: Micro-needling or Botox are the best solutions for lip lines. Micro-needling will target collagen and elastin using tiny needles, which can restore its elasticity and strength. 

As mentioned earlier, Botox temporarily stops muscle activity to create a smoother appearance.

Neck Lines

Neck lines can often give away a person’s age. Even if you have a smooth complexion, you might develop horizontal or vertical wrinkles that will add years to your appearance. 

Many people develop the problem, known as tech neck, at a younger age, as they may stare down at their smartphone, tablet, or laptop.

The best solution: A skin tightening session is the best option for neck lines, as radiofrequency technology will tighten loose skin without impacting underlying fat cells.