The lines that appear between your brows (glabella), head-lines, crow’s feet, frown lines, etc., are actually a result of constant muscle movement over a long period of time: so called Dynamic Wrinkles (they appear only with muscle movement). After years of repetitive muscle movement, those lines start to become more pronounced, and become Static Wrinkles (they appear with or without muscle movement). For women, whose skin is typically more delicate, these lines may appear exaggerated and more permanent. Come in to Second Skin Medspa and speak to a medical professional about possible treatment options. Constulations are always FREE.
Static wrinkles are caused by a loss of elasticity in the skin due to aging and environmental factors such as sun exposure or smoking. These types of wrinkles are best treated by dermal fillers, like Restylane or Juvederm, facial chemical peels, intense pulsed light or fractional treatments. Speak to our medical professionals about possible treatment options.
Dynamic wrinkles are caused by repeated muscular contractions or facial expressions. In fact, some of these wrinkles, like worry lines, frown lines or laugh lines, are often named after facial expressions. When we’re young, our skin is more elastic and the lines easily bounce back to a normal, wrinkle free look. But as we age, these lines become permanent fixtures on our faces.
There are five major types of dynamic wrinkles from the neck up:
- Glabellar lines (frown lines)
- Obicularis Oris Type I (Smokers lines)
- Forehead furrows (worry lines)
- Crow’s feet, wrinkles radiating out from the corners of the eyes
- Nasalis (Bunny Lines on the nasal folds)
Hyperhidrosis (Excessive Sweating)
Does excessive sweating cause you embarrassment in social situations? Are you annoyed with stains on your clothes and frequent wardrobe changes? If antiperspirants or other medications aren’t effective, and you don’t want to risk surgery, you should consider speaking to our medical professionals about how to best treat this disorder. Your consultation is always FREE.
What is Jawline Reduction?
This technique is to reduce the flare and width of a wide jawline. Reducing the appearance of a wide jawline can help establish improved facial harmony and thereby elevate one’s attractiveness. In particular, some races like Koreans tend to have a stronger masseter muscle (chewing muscle) and a wider outer face.Who is an appropriate candidate for Jawline Reduction?
The most important criterion to decide if you are a good candidate is the thickness of your masseter muscle. The relative thickness of the masseter can be easily determined by biting down hard and feeling the outer jawline. If the muscle appears to be almost rock hard and enlarged in appearance when you clench your teeth, you may want to speak to one of our medical professionals for a FREE consultation about possible treatment plans.
Another important aspect to investigate relates to your habits that may predispose you to have a larger masseteric muscle and flared jawline. Excessive and frequent gum chewing can accentuate the size of the masseter over time. You may not know it, but you may be grinding your teeth (known as bruxism) that can also lead to a larger masseter as well. If you suspect this condition (sore jaws in the morning, painful or worn down teeth or TMJ pain/clicking), you should also consider seeking dental consultation.
How much do treatments cost?
If you’re new to cosmetic injections, you probably have no idea about which treatment options are available to you or how much a treatment may cost.
Call us today to speak to one of our medical professionals, and receive a FREE consultation, treatment plan and pricing.