What is the difference between wrinkles and fine lines?

Often we hear the words, wrinkles and fine lines used interchangeably. But there is actually a difference between the two. Not only do they appear in different spots on the face, they are also treated in different ways. Fine lines indicate the beginning of the skin’s aging process. They are shallow, small and maybe difficult to see at first. Fine lines are often associated with repetitive facial movements, such as laughing, frowning, smiling or squinting. They are so superficial that they respond to treatments much faster and easier than deeper wrinkles would.

Wrinkles form when fine lines aren’t treated quickly enough. As a result, they will deepen and progress into facial folds. Wrinkles also tend to form in different areas of the face and neck, whereas fine lines frequently form around the eyes and mouth. Wrinkles often settle into the areas where untreated lines were or where the face has gradually suffered volume loss. The nasolabial folds are common deep wrinkles located between the corners of the mouth and the nose.

What are some of the most common lines & wrinkles?

As a result of aging skin, crow’s feet, forehead lines and frown lines all eventually develop. Crow’s feet (also known as laugh lines) are the given name for the lines around the outer corner of the eye. They usually start to develop around the early 30s. Forehead lines can be both horizontal and vertical on the forehead. Frown lines (also known as the 11s), are the lines that form between the eyebrows on the forehead. They can make us look perpetually annoyed. With advancements in cosmetic technology, it is now easier than ever to address these fine lines and wrinkles!

What causes fine lines & wrinkles?

Fine lines and wrinkles are caused by a combination of repetitive facial movements, skin laxity and the loss of collagen. Together these factors create the perfect environment for lines and folds to become more prominent. As we age, our bodies lose elastin and collagen, which keep our skin hydrated, firm and elastic. With repeated facial expressions over time, it becomes harder and harder for our skin to resort back to an “expressionless” state.

Schedule treatments in Manchester, New Hampshire

A majority of the services offered at Pellé Medical Spa in Manchester, New Hampshire can be used to treat both wrinkles and fine lines. Our treatments include:

To find out which treatment(s) can help you fight the effects of time, give us a call at (603) 627-7000 or fill out the request form on our site. Our staff can assess your aesthetic goals and create a treatment plan just for you!


*Individual results may vary; not a guarantee.

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