Facial Lines & Wrinkles

Facial lines and wrinkles are common signs of skin aging that many people seek to address. They can be categorized into two main types: dynamic and static wrinkles. Dynamic wrinkles result from muscle movements, while static wrinkles persist due to skin thinning and loss of elasticity.

Facial Lines and Wrinkles Treatment

How to Treat Wrinkles:

Skin Care and Oral Supplements:

Prevention is key. Sun protection and not smoking are the best preventive measures. Use products containing retinol, alpha or beta hydroxy acids, and antioxidants like Vitamin C and Niacinamide to stimulate collagen renewal. Hydrating ingredients like hyaluronic acid and ceramides are essential for maintaining healthy skin. Oral supplements with hydrolysed collagen and Vitamin C can support natural collagen production.

A holistic approach of combining skin care, oral supplements, and in-clinic treatments often yields the best results.

Anti-Wrinkle Injections:

These relax muscles causing skin folding and are effective for expression wrinkles. They typically last 3 to 4 months and can prevent static lines from deepening. Commonly treated areas include vertical frown lines, horizontal forehead lines, crow's feet, vertical lip lines, and the droopy mouth and jawline.

Dermal Fillers for Atrophic Wrinkles:

Dermal fillers replace lost facial volume and are used strategically in areas like cheeks, tear troughs, lips, and brows. They are temporary, lasting from 4 to 24 months.

Skin Resurfacing Procedures for Elastotic Wrinkles:

Elastotic wrinkles can be treated with various skin resurfacing procedures, including chemical peels, laser treatments (such as Clear and Brilliant and V laser), and LED light therapy.

Different Types of Lines and Wrinkles:

By understanding the types of wrinkles and the available treatments, you can choose the most suitable approach to address your specific concerns and achieve a more youthful and healthy skin.

Dynamic Wrinkles:

These wrinkles occur when making facial expressions. Examples include "11's" frown lines between the brows, vertical lines around the lips, "crow's feet" around the eyes, and horizontal lines on the forehead.

Over time, dynamic wrinkles may become static wrinkles.

Static Wrinkles:

These fine lines are present all the time and often develop from dynamic wrinkles. Examples include marionette lines, nasolabial folds, cheek lines, neck lines, and under-chin lines.

Expression Wrinkles:

These result from muscle contractions and can initially only be seen during facial expressions. Anti-wrinkle injections can help reduce expression lines.

Elastotic Wrinkles:

Chronic sun exposure is the primary cause, leading to damage to the skin's elastic structure. Sunscreen is crucial for prevention.

Gravitational Wrinkles:

Gravity gradually causes skin to sag, leading to nasolabial lines and marionette lines.

Compression Wrinkles (Sleep Lines):

These result from skin compression against pillows during sleep and can appear on the forehead, around the eyes, cheeks, upper lip, and chest.

Atrophic Wrinkles:

These are caused by the breakdown of the skin's elastic structure and the loss of facial volume, often associated with aging, sun exposure, and smoking.


Dr May Marr Cosmetic Physician Lennox Head


Dr May Marr is a Flinders University Medical School graduate and a member of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians. She has a long-held interest in aesthetic medical procedures and evidence-based skin care. She holds a passionate belief that people should have access to procedures and products that are research-backed, ethically prescribed and skilfully delivered.

Dr Marr has trained with Dr Jacque Le Coz at the Institute of Mesotherapy in Paris. She holds an Advanced Diploma in Dermatology from the Australian Institute of Dermatology and in 2020 completed her Dermatology Fellowship.

The ethical, educational and procedural standards that Dr Marr brings to aesthetic medicine have been recognised by some of the largest aesthetic companies in the world. She holds advanced injector status and her extensive clinical experience sees her regularly called upon as an industry educator.