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What’s the Best Age to Start BOTOX® Treatments?

Certain wrinkles occur on the face because years of facial muscle movements cause the skin to fold and crease. We call these expression lines. Every person eventually experiences the effects of aging on their face, but cosmetic treatments like BOTOX® injections, which our Minneapolis-based Zel Skin & Laser Specialists team provide, represent one of the best strategies available for aging gracefully. Every patient’s situation is unique. Some people visibly age more slowly and in a way that develops differently from others. There’s no way of knowing the exact age when you should try BOTOX®. However, while cosmetic treatments are typically associated with older patients, women and men in their 20s can benefit in the short and long term from BOTOX® sessions.

If you have thin skin and an expressive face, it might be worth considering BOTOX® in your 20s. Though the prescription medication is mainly used for correcting already-etched-in wrinkles that become more visible when the face is in motion, BOTOX® can also prevent the development of crow’s feet, frown lines, and other wrinkles by keeping the muscles that cause them at rest.

This means that if you start younger, your face can be less wrinkled when you’re older. The crease-forming muscles will have been more relaxed over time. It’s easier to prevent wrinkles than to undo more severe signs of aging later in life.

It’s worth noting that most young patients don’t have many wrinkles yet. Every person makes their own determination for which treatments are worth the price, time, and effort.

Your Skin Care Regimen

Of course, when it comes to keeping away signs of aging, BOTOX® injections aren’t a substitute for proper skin care. It’s always a good idea to protect your skin from the sun as much as possible. Use sunscreen whenever you go out every day. Maintain a proper, daily skin regimen that includes cleansing, moisturizing, and antioxidants to keep your skin in good shape.

Get to know more about our services at Zel Skin & Laser Specialists by requesting a consultation, or call our offices at 952-929-8888 (Edina), 612-338-0711 (Minneapolis), or 952-473-1286 (Plymouth) to start planning your procedure.

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What Are the Benefits of KYBELLA® for Double Chin Fat?

Having a little extra flab under the chin can be frustrating. The bulk can make us look older or heavier than we actually are, as well as soften facial contours we would prefer to remain distinct and defined. Nicknamed a “double chin,” this area of subcutaneous (below-the-skin) submental fat is challenging to lose. Workouts can’t specifically target this pocket.

Plus, many women and men are naturally prone to storing more fat here due to genetics, hormones, bone structure, and body shape. For some people, aging and gravity cause skin to lose its elasticity, with lax skin and excess fat sagging below the chin. Others may have always had a slight look of submental fullness because their chin and lower jawbone are recessed. Submental fat is also associated with the face becoming fuller due to weight gain from unhealthy dietary habits or a sedentary lifestyle. KYBELLA ® injections from our Minneapolis area practice help to address this common body insecurity, no matter its cause. Here are three reasons why our team recommends the injectable:

Fat is Kicked Out for Good

Even if you lose some of your double chin fat through weight loss, there’s no guarantee that you won’t regain volume in this area in the future. This is because our fat cells don’t actually disappear when we lose weight through conventional weight loss methods. Instead, they simply shrink in size—and can expand again if we gain weight back.

Everyone has a rough set number of fat cells once they reach adulthood. It’s difficult to control how these cells distribute around the body. KYBELLA ® injections break down some of the fat cells in the injection area. These cells are unable to grow back.

No Need for Plastic Surgery

One advantages of KYBELLA ® is you’ll be able to enjoy results similar to surgical procedures without an invasive treatment. This low-risk option takes just a few minutes to perform, and there is virtually no downtime.

Sharper Jawline

Many people consider a chiselled jawline—or at least a slimmer lower face—to be highly attractive. As an FDA-approved injectable treatment, KYBELLA ® contains a form of deoxycholic acid for breaking down fat. By using it to reduce fullness in the under-chin area, you can achieve a more sculpted and youthful-looking jawline.

Learn about more benefits of KYBELLA ® from Zel Skin & Laser Specialists. Fill out a contact form or call us at 952-929-8888 (Edina), 612-338-0711 (Minneapolis), or 952-473-1286 (Plymouth) to start planning your procedure.

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