The Difference Between Static and Dynamic Wrinkles (and What You Can Do About Them)

It’s no surprise that as you age, so does your skin. Wrinkles are inevitable at some point, but come on quicker with exposure to UV rays from the sun and other factors like smoking. Did you know, though, that there are different types of wrinkles that affect your skin? Static and dynamic wrinkles are two forms of wrinkles that come about in different ways.

At IVY InfusionsSasha Beatty, MSN, FNP-C, offers aesthetic care to patients in the Greenwich, Connecticut community. Ms. Beatty provides expert consultations and a variety of cutting-edge treatments when you’re looking to get rid of wrinkles and feel better about your skin.

What causes wrinkles?

Your skin is the protective barrier for the rest of your body, not to mention the largest organ you have. Just like the other parts of your body, your skin suffers wear-and-tear as well. Over time, this can lead to signs of aging, including wrinkles.

Wrinkles are not only a sign you’re getting older, but they’re also a confidence killer as you try to age gracefully. So what causes these unsightly blemishes? The most common causes of wrinkles include:

The more you expose your unprotected skin to the sun, the quicker you’ll show signs of aging. Smoking or being around cigarette smoke on a regular basis also damages your skin, sometimes leading to premature wrinkles.

Static vs dynamic wrinkles

You may not know this, but there are actually different types of wrinkles. The main types are static wrinkles, dynamic wrinkles, and wrinkle folds. 

Each type of wrinkle causes a slight indentation on your face or skin, but are caused by different things.

Static wrinkles are caused by outside forces on your skin. These include smoke, UV rays from the sun, and bad nutrition. Static wrinkles can also form from long-term dynamic wrinkling on your face.

Dynamic wrinkles form when you repeatedly move the muscles that are attached to the skin on your face. The most common forms of dynamic wrinkles are crow’s feet, forehead lines, and those that form by your eyebrows.

Dynamic wrinkles are caused by the constant contraction of your facial muscles. This causes fine lines to form between the muscles, which show as wrinkles.

It doesn’t matter what type of wrinkles you have, only that you’re able to get rid of them. At IVY Infusions, Ms. Beatty offers several different treatments to help you look and feel your best.

Getting rid of your wrinkles

Even though wrinkles are a nuisance, you don’t have to live with them forever. Many types of aesthetic treatments are available to provide you with anti-aging benefits. Some of the treatments Ms. Beatty provides at IVY Infusions include:


Botox is a popular aesthetic treatment that uses botulinum toxin, which reduces the signs of wrinkles by temporarily paralyzing the muscles in your face. In small doses, the toxin has incredible success in getting rid of wrinkles and other signs of aging.


PRP, or platelet-rich plasma, is a type of treatment derived from your own blood. Platelets are the part of your blood needed for clotting. However, they also house an incredible ability to build and grow new tissue. 

PRP contains growth proteins that are harnessed to help your body stimulate new tissue. This occurs wherever the PRP is injected. For instance, if you’re looking to get rid of wrinkles, PRP is used to stimulate new skin cells, giving your skin a much needed boost.

PDO Thread Lift

If you’re looking for a more dramatic way to improve your aging skin, this may be the option for you. A PDO thread lift is a minimally invasive aesthetics procedure that involves the use of temporary sutures to lift your skin.

Ms. Beatty performs this procedure in her office. It gives you similar results to a facelift, without the surgical procedure and added complications. The sutures help give you a more youthful appearance, getting rid of wrinkles, folds, and fine lines.

IVY Infusions offers a wide variety of aesthetic products and procedures to give you the youthful glow you’ve dreamed of having. Wrinkles don’t have to be permanent; Ms. Beatty and her team provide you with options to allow you to achieve beautiful, rejuvenated skin.

If you’re tired of looking at wrinkles in the mirror, don’t hesitate to call our office in Greenwich, Connecticut, at 203-397-6865, or book an appointment online today.

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