04 January 2021| by Silvija

Learn how to treat the 4 major types of wrinkles

If you do not already have wrinkles, you are certainly going to get them at some point in the future. Once they appear, they never go back. Although you cannot go back in time and bring back your young and fresh skin, you can learn about different types of wrinkles and different types of treatments for your skin, in order to make it look the way you desire.

What are wrinkles?

Wrinkles are lines, creases, and folds that naturally appear as you grow older. They can appear anywhere but are most noticeable around your eyes, mouth, and neck. Sooner or later, everybody gets them and nobody really likes them. Unfortunately, we cannot really stop aging and prevent wrinkles from happening. Fortunately, nowadays there are various different types of treatments that help your skin become tighter and fresher. 

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Why do we get wrinkles on the skin?

As we age, our skin naturally becomes thinner, drier, and less elastic, which means that skin becomes less able to protect itself. Although the main reason why we get wrinkles is the natural process of growing older, there are some other factors causing aging and wrinkles.
A sedentary lifestyle, unhealthy diet, and too much stress can cause premature aging, which leads to causing wrinkles. In order to prevent that from happening, try to drink a lot of water, be as active as possible, and avoid unhealthy food, smoking, drinking coffee, and alcohol.

Main causes

There are two major reasons causing wrinkles. The first one is ultraviolet radiation, which is the reason why we have more wrinkles on body parts that are exposed to the sun every day such as the face, neck, and forearms. Exposure to UV lights is causing the breakdown of some important parts of our skin: collagen and elastic fibers. Collagen is a protein found in the dermis and it makes 75% of our skin and losing collagen leads to dry and loose skin.

The second cause is just the process of using our faces for making expressions. Yes, we all do it, but as we age our skin becomes less elastic due to the loss of elastic fibers. In other words, our skin loses the possibility to go back to its natural form, so making strong and repetitive facial expressions causes wrinkles.

4 major types of wrinkles

Atrophic Crinkling Rhytids

These wrinkles are the type of static wrinkles, which appear due to exposure to UV radiation and skin aging. They appear as fine parallel lines and they could be found all over your body, but mostly on your face and hands. The reason we get them is the loss of collagen and skin being less elastic as we age. Luckily, these wrinkles may disappear if your skin gets stretched enough or if you treat them with some fine products.

Permanent Elastic Creases

Permanent elastic creases mostly appear on the upper lip, cheeks, and neck base. The crease lines become permanent over time and they become even worse if your skin is exposed to the sun without sunscreen and if you are a smoker. Exposure to the sun is dangerous and it affects the skin on your whole body in a negative way, whereas smoking mainly has a negative impact on the skin around your lips.  

Dynamic Expression Lines

Dynamic wrinkles are definitely going to be a part of everybody’s life because they appear as a consequence of repetitive facial muscle movements. They are also called smile lines, frown lines or crows feet. They appear around your mouth, eyes, and on your forehead. As we age, they become increasingly permanent. These wrinkles are a completely natural thing and there is no need to stress about them, sooner or later, everybody gets them. Just remember, they are not more important than your beautiful smile!

Gravitational Folds

This is another type of natural wrinkles that comes with time and cannot be taken care of except with surgery. As we get older, our skin loses collagen and elastin and starts to fold and sag. Along with the gravity, the more loose skin we have the more it tends to hang down on our faces. Surprisingly, it appears that these types of wrinkles are more visible and intense on thinner skin rather than on thick ones.


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Modern age wrinkle treatments

There are 4 most popular modern days wrinkle treatments: Botox, Dysport, dermal fillers, and laser skin treatment. Botox and Dysport work similarly, by direct injection into skin. Dysport is used for wrinkles between your eyebrows, while botox works the best for crow’s feet, smile, and frown lines. Dermal fillers are a temporary solution for adding volume to your skin and they work by injecting substances that stimulate the production of collagen. Laser skin treatment works by removing skin layers one by one and skin forms new cells while healing.

Daily life tricks to decrease wrinkles

The main reason we all get wrinkles, apart from aging, is exposure to the sun. Avoid exposing your skin when UV radiation is the strongest, between late morning and early afternoon. If you need to be outside, always wear a hat and use a sunscreen with SPF 30 or 50. If you are a smoker, the best advice is to quit smoking in order to reduce the chances of having more intense wrinkles. The best-case scenario would be to live a healthy life with a lot of physical activity, healthy food, and a lot of water, enough sleep, and a good skincare routine.

Best Products for face wrinkles

Wrinkle products can be divided into two categories: first is the products that help minimize their appearance and the second is the products that actually treat wrinkles, prevent and remove them. The best products would be the ones that contain retinoids, peptides, hyaluronic acid, and antioxidants, for example, L’oreal Revitalift Cica Cream, Olay Regenerist Micro-sculpting Cream, Eucerin Q10 Anti-Wrinkle Face Cream, Naturopathica Argan and Retinol Wrinkle Repair Night Cream, CeraVe Skin Renewing Night Cream, Neocutis Lumière Bio-Restorative Eye Cream etc. You might need to choose a specific type of cream or gel for a specific area and type of wrinkles.

Best Face Wrinkle Treatments in Germany

Germany offers you a lot of different types of treatments for your face wrinkles. Some of the best non-surgical methods are micro-needling, chin enhancement using dermal fillers, eyebrow lifting, cheek build-up, botox, Dysport, and laser removal.

You should make your choice depending on the type of wrinkles, their condition, the condition of your skin, and the results you want.

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How do I select the right treatment for me?

First, you should determine the type of wrinkles you have. Then, you should explain to your doctor exactly what you would like to happen with your face. Lastly, they will give you one or multiple treatments for your problem.

When should I start using anti-age products against wrinkles?

The skin starts losing collagen around the age of 20 and that is when the skin aging process begins. You can preventively start using some anti-aging products in your 20s. Later, when the actual wrinkles appear, you can start using some stronger products to protect and rebuild your skin.

What type of skin is more prone to wrinkles?

Dry skin is thinner and smoother, but unfortunately, wrinkles are more visible on thinner skin. Oily and thick skin is proven to be less prone to wrinkles. 

How to get rid of chin wrinkles?

The best natural way for getting rid of chin wrinkles is a healthy lifestyle: being physically active, drinking a lot of water, reducing sugar intake, eating fruits and vegetables, not smoking and drinking coffee and alcohol. However, the most effective ways are surgical and non-surgical chin enhancement.

How to get rid of wrinkles around the eyes?

By living a healthy life and doing facial exercises, you can give your skin the best chance of decreasing the intensity of your wrinkles around the eyes, but cannot really remove them. For better results, try micro-needling, botox, or moisturizers. 

Silvija Bihler
Practice Manager

With over 10 years’ experience in beauty and aesthetic, Silvija supports her family-owned business in daily operations. Customer’s experience, natural results, healthy and quality treatments were always her top priority. By supporting My Esthetic blog section, she shares all her experience, with every beauty enthusiastic and with ones who would like to be a part of the beauty world.

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