Everyone ages differently, but it’s hard to avoid wrinkles and fine lines as you get older. Some people might say they are a sign of stress, while others might say they are from a life well-lived. But, some people can start seeing fine lines as early as their 20s or 30s!
No matter your age, the old saying of only being as young as you feel should ring true for everyone. With that in mind, let’s look at what wrinkles and fine lines really are, and how you can treat them.
While wrinkles are mostly just caused by the natural aging process, there are things that can speed up that process and cause your wrinkles to become deeper and more prominent. Exposure to the sun’s UV rays is, perhaps, the biggest cause of wrinkles and fine lines, but everything from smoking to repeated facial expressions can contribute to the effects of wrinkles on your face.
According to the Mayo Clinic, repeated facial expressions like smiling causes grooves to form just beneath the surface of your skin. As you age, your skin loses its flexibility and elasticity. So, the more you repeat those facial movements, the harder it becomes for your skin to ‘bounce back’. As a result, wrinkles and fine lines form in those areas.
The first step is to schedule an in-person consultation with one of our highly trained providers at Slimming Solutions Spa located in Lee Summit, MO, serving the surrounding Kansas City areas. Simply fill out the form on this page and we will reach out to you promptly to schedule your appointment. Your journey to a healthier, happier you can start today.
If you’re already dealing with fine lines and wrinkles, there are a few different treatment options used at Slimming Solutions that can help to restore your skin’s youthful glow, including:
These safe procedures are slightly different but can reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles quickly, so you can enjoy looking as young as you feel in no time.
Dermal fillers use hyaluronic acid in a gel-like substance to gently fluff out your skin and reduce the appearance of wrinkles. They add volume right away and are far safer and less expensive than surgical options. Dermal fillers are so popular, in fact, that over 1 million people choose to have the procedure every year.
BOTOX® Cosmetic allows your nerves and muscles to essentially “talk” to each other. With BOTOX® Cosmetic injections, the movement of your muscles stops, which allows wrinkles to disappear.
One of the best parts of any of the treatments listed above is the minimal downtime. You’ll likely see the full effects of the procedure over the course of a few days. Some people experience mild swelling or bruising. Chemical peels may require some social downtime, but your providers will discuss that with you prior to your treatment.
When it comes to BOTOX® Cosmetic, there is virtually no downtime. You can have the injections on your lunch break and go back to work the same day. You’ll be most likely to see the full effects in 3-4 days, but for some, it can be up to two weeks before the full effects are reached.
*Individual Results May Vary
*Individual Results May Vary
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