Wrinkles and rhytids

Wrinkles and rhytids

While a wrinkle may seem like a wrinkle, you might be surprised to know that different types can impact the ways you can effectively prevent and treat them. When you understand the differences between wrinkles and rhytids, you will be able to better figure your anti-aging skincare routine and see results with targeted treatments.

Wrinkles vs. Rhytids

It is a subtle difference, but rhytids can be a term that is tossed around as a stand-in for wrinkles. Rhytids are fine lines and minor creases that appear first, while wrinkles show up later and appear as deeper folds or creases.

Treating rhytids can be the most effective way to keep your skin looking smooth and firm. How wrinkles and rhytids form can be complicated, and various factors come into play that can cause wrinkles. However, it would help determine the wrinkle types to help determine the right course of treatment and its impact.

Static vs. Dynamic: Two More Types of Wrinkles

Regardless of where wrinkles occur on the face and body, they include two general categories:

  • Static: Static rhytids and wrinkles develop because gravity and a loss of skin elasticity, like the jowls or cleavage wrinkles
  • Dynamic: Dynamic rhytids and wrinkles from repetitive movements like facial expressions or habits like squinting.

Here are some common examples of dynamic wrinkles caused by repeated expressions:

  • Forehead wrinkles
  • Worry lines
  • Creases at the bridge of the nose
  • Crow’s feet
  • Laugh lines
  • Pucker lines (edges of the lips)

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With the help of vShape Ulta, you can restore your youthful appearance without needles or long recovery periods. V-shape Ultra utilizes radiofrequency energy to boost cellular improvement and help the body get rid of older skin quicker.

We deliver Morpheus 8 to the skin with a handheld device, which distributes heat energy directly to the intended area. Radiofrequency energy produces deep thermal heating under the skin, which triggers a contracting effect to help treat wrinkles. This treatment helps improve skin quality while reducing fine lines and wrinkles. Morpheus 8 at Skinlastiq is a quick process and takes a little less than an hour to complete. Many of those with busy schedules will appreciate this aspect. To schedule an appointment, give us a call at (650) 542-7055.