The Best Ways To Get Rid of Wrinkles in Lincoln Park
Fine lines and wrinkles are a natural part of the life cycle of skin. At some point, many of us will become bothered by these wrinkles that begin popping up around the eyes and mouth and on the forehead and neck.
The good news is, you don’t have to suffer with this dissatisfaction in your appearance.
At Images Med Spa, Chicago’s premier aesthetic treatment center, we help men and women get rid of wrinkles in Lincoln Park all day, e’ryday!
Keep reading for a complete guide to what causes─and how to get rid of─wrinkles in Lincoln Park with the help of the Images babes. Plus, we have some tips for how to keep wrinkles at bay between your visits to our office.
To properly get rid of wrinkles in Lincoln Park, you must first know what causes them
Wrinkles are the result of a combination of factors一some within your control and some outside of it.
As you are probably aware, getting older causes the skin to become naturally less elastic and more fragile. Fat that exists deeper in the layers of the skin (sometimes called “baby fat”) also diminishes, causing loose, saggy skin and more pronounced folds and crevices.
Muscle flexibility also declines with age, and decades of squinting, laughing, and making other facial expressions cause wrinkles around these muscles to become more noticeable.
Exposure to ultraviolet (UV) radiation from the sun or tanning bulbs breaks down skin’s connective tissue, speeding the natural aging process, and is the largest cause of premature aging.
Other environmental causes of wrinkles include free-radical damage from pollution exposure, smoking, lack of sleep, processed sugar in the diet, drinking from a straw, and dehydration.
You’ve probably felt the toll stress takes on your emotional and mental health, but did you know it’s causing you to prematurely age on the outside, too?
Stress increases cortisol levels in your body, which reduces your skin’s ability to retain moisture. Plus, increased blood sugar from the extra cortisol damages collagen and elastin, the building blocks of skin.
Is there any way to prevent wrinkles from forming?
Your skin requires regular TLC to stay healthy and smooth, and that includes routine visits to Images Lincoln Park.
The Images babes are experienced skin experts who will evaluate your unique skin type and concerns to recommend an in-office and at-home treatment regimen that works best for you.
Professional treatments for getting rid of wrinkles in Lincoln Park
If you are struggling with the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles on your face, neck, or chest, you have options!
Check out our recommendations for how to get rid of wrinkles in Lincoln Park at Images:
Botox may be the most universally recognized wrinkle treatment. Botox is an FDA-approved neurotoxin injection to minimize the appearance of dynamic lines and wrinkles and to prevent new ones from forming.
Botox works by relaxing the muscles that repeatedly contract and create what we call expression lines. We inject Botox between the eyebrows (“11” lines), in the forehead, around the mouth (“marionette” and laugh lines) and nose (“bunny” lines), into chins, and even to target neck lines. When the muscle is kept from fully contracting, lines and wrinkles appear less deep and new ones are prevented from forming.
Dysport is another form of muscle relaxant to get rid of wrinkles. Dysport’s primary use is for moderate and severe frown lines between the eyebrows, but it can be used for other facial wrinkles as well.
What’s the difference between the two? Dysport and Botox utilize the same neurotoxin to relax muscles; the main difference is that Dysport spreads throughout skin slightly differently than Botox, and is dispensed in different concentrations.
To get rid of all the stubborn non-dynamic wrinkles and lines, we offer injectable fillers in Lincoln Park. Depending on your goals and skin, we offer four different types of Restylane® fillers, which target different areas of the face and offer different benefits: the original Restylane, Restylane Silk, Restylane Refyne, and Restylane Lyft as well as Juvederm® fillers.
These fillers use hyaluronic acid, a moisture-loving ingredient already found in your skin cells, to fill and plump fine lines and wrinkles from below, replace lost volume due to age, enhance cheekbones, define chins, and plump the lips.
If you want to get rid of fine lines, microneedling is a great option. This treatment involves treating an area with tiny needles to puncture the top layer of skin. These wounds trigger the body’s natural healing response, creating more collagen and elastin in the area to plump fine lines and reduce their appearance.
Images offers IPL Photofacial treatments that harness the power of light frequencies to heat the skin and stimulate collagen production in the skin. IPL treatments are an amazing way to get rid of wrinkles and lines without any serious side effects and minimal downtime.
In addition to getting rid of wrinkles, IPL Photofacials can also repair sun damage and address pigmentation.
Botox for wrinkles in Lincoln Park
If you are busy and don’t have the budget or time for more invasive treatments, we find that Botox and other injectables are the best way (with no downtime) to get rid of wrinkles in Lincoln Park.
Can Botox prevent wrinkles that have not yet formed?
Yes! Even if you don’t yet have wrinkles you are concerned with, Botox can be injected as a preventative measure for our babes in their mid-twenties to early thirties.
The Botox can help you get rid of wrinkles that have just begun to form as well as weaken the facial muscles to prevent the formation of future wrinkles.
Are there any risks or side effects with Botox?
Complications from Botox injections are rare and usually occur due to poor or improper injection methods or incorrect dosage. People whose faces look “frozen,” expressionless, or have crooked smiles or eyebrows are likely victims of improper Botox use. The good news? Botox injections are not permanent!
You can relax knowing you’re in fully trained, experienced, and licensed hands when you come to Images Lincoln Park for Botox!
How long will Botox work to get rid of my wrinkles in Lincoln Park?
You will start to see the results of your Botox injections after four or five days, with results continuing to improve over the next two weeks.
To maintain your efforts in getting rid of your wrinkles, and to continue the prevention of new wrinkles, we recommend you return every 4-6 months for maintenance Botox injections.
At-home treatment options for getting rid of wrinkles in Lincoln Park between Images visits
While no at-home method is nearly as effective as the medical-grade treatments we offer to get rid of wrinkles in Lincoln Park, there are measures you can take between visits to ensure you are doing the most to get rid of wrinkles and prevent them from returning.
To get rid of wrinkles at home:
Find and maintain a good skin care routine for your skin type
Talk to the Images babes about the best skin care regimen for your skin type, budget, and schedule. We offer amazing skincare products for purchase in our office, plus we can make additional product and ingredient recommendations so you can confidently care for your skin.
Minimize direct sun exposure
Say it with us: “SPF is my best friend!” Repeat this mantra while you religiously slather on sunscreen every day. Even when the sun is behind clouds, there’s still harmful rays emitted that are causing you to age (not to mention the risk for skin cancer!)
Cut out processed sugar
It turns out that in addition to being terrible for your waistline, sugar is also no good for your skin. Sugar sets off a process in your body that breaks down collagen and can make you look older.
This advice also applies to secondhand smoke exposure!
Though dry skin does not cause wrinkles, it does cause them to look deeper and more prominent. Be sure to use moisturizer morning and night and drink enough water throughout the day to keep fine lines at bay.
Get plenty of sleep…on your back
Sleeping on your side or stomach “crunches” your face on your pillow and puts you at risk for developing wrinkles. Consider investing in a silk pillowcase and get in the habit of sleeping on your back to ensure you’re truly getting the beauty sleep you (and your skin!) deserve—that’s at least 8 hours’ worth.
Come to Images Med Spa to address and treat your wrinkles in Lincoln Park!
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