4 Different Types of Wrinkles and How TCM Can Treat Them




4 Different Types of Wrinkles and What Causes Them


1. Gravitational Folds

These are wrinkles that naturally occur with age, as our skin loses its structure and begins to fold and sag.


What Causes Them

As we get older, our skin starts to lose collagen and elastin leading to wrinkling and sagging.





2. Dynamic Expression Lines

These laugh lines are the ones from repeated facial muscle movements that cause creases in the skin that become more permanent.




3. Atrophic Crinkling Rhytids

These wrinkles are those little parallel lines that disappear when your skin is stretched taut.

They can occur on your face, or anywhere.


What Causes Them

1. Loss of collagen

2. Elasticity which leads to skin sagging.

3. Sun damage




4. Permanent Elastic Creases

These are crease lines that end up becoming permanent wrinkles as we age.

Normally show up on our cheeks, upper lip, and the base of our necks.




How TCM can help aging skin?

Facial Cupping