December 2020 | Zel Skin
COVID-19 UPDATE:
Yours and our teammate's safety is our top priority. Our clinics deliver safe and high-quality dermatology care and want to assure our patients that we go above and beyond to abide by State and CDC recommended precautions to prevent infection. If you feel ill or prefer to have a Tele-dermatology/Telehealth visit, please call our office or fill out a contact form below. Your health, safety, and skin are our top priorities. When you arrive at our office, please ensure you have your mask and are alone unless you need another person's assistance to complete your appointment.

What is the Juvéderm® Family of Fillers?

Ever wished you could make your wrinkles disappear? Sadly, you can’t wave a magic wand to get smooth skin, but fillers just might the next best option. Some wrinkles that form on your face and neck are depressions that occur when your skin loses a significant amount of the essential ingredients it needs to keep it healthy and supple. This loss can also be due to environmental damage. Youthful skin contains large amounts of beneficial proteins, like collagen and elastin, along with water and fat that make it buoyant and smooth. Unfortunately, as you age, levels of all of these substances noticeably decrease, leaving you with thinner and drier skin. Fillers like Juvéderm®, however, can help to correct this loss. Juvéderm® is the name for a family of fillers that each have unique applications. If you’re thinking of trying out Juvéderm®, our Minnesota-based team at Zel Skin & Laser Specialists can help you find the product that will be most effective for you.

All Juvéderm® products contain synthetic hyaluronic acid (HA) as their active ingredient and have a smooth, malleable texture and a transparent appearance. The idea behind a filler treatment is to add a soft gel beneath the surface of the skin, where it acts as a “replacement” for the lost collagen. As a result, wrinkles become more shallow and the skin has a smoother, lifted appearance. This helps to reduce the signs of aging.

Hyaluronic acid is a sugar molecule your body creates on its own. It has the ability to pull in water from the deeper layers of skin or surrounding atmosphere and trap it, giving your skin a more hydrated and plump appearance. Here are some of the hyaluronic acid-based options available in the Juvéderm® collection.

• JUVÉDERM® Ultra
Ultra is used for plumping and reshaping lips, along with reducing perioral wrinkles. It also improves medium-depth wrinkles around the center and lower part of the face, such as nasolabial folds and marionette lines.

• JUVÉDERM® Ultra Plus
Ultra Plus is a thicker filler with a slightly larger particle size when compared to Ultra. It works on deeper wrinkles than Ultra and is sometimes used for reducing depressions to re-contour the face.

• JUVÉDERM® Voluma
Voluma is used to lift and contour the cheek area by countering age-related midface volume loss.

Talk to our Zel Skin & Laser Specialists team about your skin care goals and discover more about what you can achieve with Juvéderm® and other fillers. Write us a message or call our offices at 952-929-8888 (Edina), 612-338-0711 (Minneapolis), or 952-473-1286 (Plymouth) to get started.

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

Certain types of wrinkles occur on the face after years of facial muscle movements that cause the skin to fold and crease. These are called 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, and some people visibly age more slowly and in a way that develops differently from others, so 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 naturally thin skin and an expressive face, and are noticing the first, faint wrinkles growing visible on your skin, it might be worthwhile to consider having 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 because the crease-forming muscles were 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, and every person can make his or her own determination as to which treatments today are worth the price, time, and effort when considering the potential benefits.

Of course, when it comes to keeping away wrinkles and other signs of aging, BOTOX® injections aren’t a substitute for caring for your skin. It’s always a good idea to protect your skin from the sun as much as possible by using sunscreen whenever you go out every day and to maintain a proper, daily skin regimen that includes cleansing, moisturizing, antioxidants, and most importantly sunscreen to keep the overall quality of 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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