Tackling “Ozempic Face” & More | Skin Laxity & Wrinkle Treatments in Champaign

You know that saying, “you don’t get a second chance at a first impression?” If you’re searching for wrinkle treatments in Champaign, you’re probably very aware of how important it can be to put your best face forward. 

As a premier med spa in Effingham, Boho Chic Clinique’s goal is to educate our surrounding communities on all of the different ways to enhance not just your skin, but more importantly, your confidence.

The most important thing to remember about choosing wrinkle treatments is that it should not be a one-size-fits-all approach. Each person has their own unique skin type, skin tone, genetic profile, and history of sun exposure—not to mention all of the lifestyle factors that contribute to wrinkles!

Whether you’re struggling with sagging skin after losing weight, fine lines and wrinkles, or you’re not quite sure what you need—we’re here to get you up-to-speed on all things aesthetics!

The Low-Down on What Causes Wrinkles

The building blocks of the skin are collagen and elastin. Together, these proteins (along with hyaluronic acid) keep our skin hydrated, tight, and smooth. So your skin’s content will ultimately dictate the appearance on the surface!

Unfortunately, as we age, our bodies lose their existing collagen and continue to produce less. Some studies suggest that after we reach age 20, our bodies produce 1% less collagen each year.

With less collagen content, our skin can’t bounce back into shape with the ease it once did. So the more expressive you are, the more you may notice the fine lines and wrinkles those expressions create stick around over time.

Types of Wrinkles

  • Elevens.
    These are vertical lines that appear between the eyebrows. (This is one of the most common type of wrinkles that contribute to a #RBF.)
  • Forehead lines.
    These are horizontal and repeat from the top of the brow to the hairline.
  • Crow’s feet.
    These are lines that form around our eyes when we smile.
  • Nasolabial folds.
    These are the folding lines that spread from the nostrils to the corners of the mouth.
  • Marionette lines.
    Marionette lines span from the corner of the mouth to the jawline.
  • Smoker’s lines.
    These are the vertical wrinkles spanning up from the upper lip.

Sagging skin is also a result of less collagen content, but it can also happen with a loss of facial fat! This tends to happen where the fat on our face is the most prominent: the cheeks, the chin, and the jawline. They’re all prime candidates for wrinkle treatments in Champaign.

Ultraviolet (UV) Light Damage

The sun’s powerful ultraviolet rays damage the collagen in our skin. To deal with the UV light, our bodies produce extra enzymes, which (among other effects) quicken the breakdown of collagen.

When combined with the natural loss of collagen as we age, sun damage rapidly causes the formation of wrinkles and folds in our skin.

The Hot Topic: Ozempic Face

We’re all thinking it—what happens to my skin when I lose weight?! 

With the rise in popularity of medical weight loss treatments like Ozempic, many are concerned about the excess skin left behind after the underlying fat is gone. 

While it may be bothersome, facial fat actually serves a protective function and affects facial aesthetics and elasticity. But losing weight in a short period of time can mean that the skin’s elasticity doesn’t have time to catch up. 

It can take months or even years for the skin to naturally tighten on its own, if at all. 

Even in small amounts, the loss of facial fat can cause wrinkles, make your existing expression lines more prominent, and quicken the already natural process of your skin being pulled by the weight of gravity over time. 

How to Treat Wrinkles & Sagging Skin

For our patients in Effingham and for those traveling from surrounding areas like St. Louis, Mount Zion, or Champaign, wrinkle treatments are one of our most highly requested appointments!

Boho Chic offers a variety of advanced tools and techniques to help combat your aesthetic concerns. Whether you’re struggling with sagging skin after losing weight, or are simply looking to up your skincare game—we’re here to help!

Below, we’ll review the various wrinkle treatment options available near you. 

Each of these wrinkle treatments can uniquely address your individual concerns to make sure your investment is worthwhile and long-lasting. If you aren’t sure where to start, you are always welcome to schedule a consultation with one of our providers.

Emface: The Newest Sagging Skin Treatment in Champaign

Stimulating collagen is easier than stimulating elastin; Emface is effective in stimulating elastin!

Emface is a highly advanced technique that requires no needles. Boho Chic is proud to have been one of the first providers in our state to offer this device. And the results speak for themselves. 

The Emface machine uses a combination of gentle heat plus radio waves to target your problem areas. 

At the same time, Emface also uses high-intensity focused electrical stimulation (HIFES) to produce contractions in some of the small muscles of the face. 

This stimulation builds up these tiny muscles, which helps restore lost muscle tone and helps lift sagging skin on the face. So if you’re looking for a solution to the sagging skin and jowls associated with Ozempic face, Emface is about to be your new best friend.

An Emface treatment series requires 4 treatments, each spaced about a week apart.

Benefits of Emface

These are some of our favorite benefits of Emface as a treatment for sagging skin.

  1. It is non-invasive AND needle free.
    Unlike more invasive procedures, Emface offers a non-surgical, needle-free, and chemical-free solution to wrinkles and skin laxity. Basically, think of it as a non-surgical facelift.
  2. It doesn’t take long!
    We can complete an Emface treatment session in about 20 minutes. For most patients, it does not cause pain or discomfort.
  3. It reduces the appearance of existing wrinkles.
    Emface effectively reduces wrinkles, giving your forehead a smoother look.
  4. It provides lift and adds natural volume to the face.
    By stimulating collagen production, Emface restores lost volume and lifts sagging skin for a more youthful look.
  5. It’s safe for summer.
    Emface does not require downtime and does not make your skin sensitive to the sun.
  6. It works with any skin type.
    Since Emface is a non-surgical treatment, almost anyone can safely receive treatment.
  7. It addresses a lot of concerns in one!
    Not only does Emface stimulate elastin to treat laxity, but it can also help better define the cheeks and jawline, reduces the appearance of turkey neck and neck lines, and lifts heavy or drooping brows! 

Botox: The Tried-and-True Wrinkle Relaxer

Botox is a classic and widely recognized wrinkle treatment in Champaign to smooth forehead wrinkles and lines in other parts of the face. Botox treats wrinkles by temporarily paralyzing the muscles that create lines and wrinkles when we make expressions with our face.

There are 2 areas we primarily treat using Botox: the frontalis muscles (aka the muscles in your forehead), and the glabella (also called 11 lines) between the eyebrows.

Chemical Peels: Fine Lines’ Arch Nemesis

Facial peels are another effective option for treating forehead wrinkles and rejuvenating your skin. 

During a facial peel, we apply a chemical solution to the skin and let it sit for a few minutes. The custom chemical solution exfoliates the outer layers of tissue, revealing smoother and more youthful-looking skin underneath.

Aesthetic Lasers: Wrinkle Treatments That Don’t Mess Around

At Boho Chic, we offer a variety of laser treatments that specifically target the signs of aging and can even be performed safely in the summer!

NeoSkin Laser

Our NeoSkin Laser is a comprehensive skin rejuvenation treatment for skin types of any kind—with the added benefit of an incredibly short recovery. It treats fine lines and wrinkles as well as other types of skin conditions like hyperpigmentation, melasma, and redness.

NeoSkin efficiently delivers light energy deep into the skin, heating the targeted layer to promote the development of collagen. This addresses fine lines and wrinkles and leaves the skin looking smoother and fuller.

ClearLift Laser

ClearLift is especially effective for treating skin laxity, fine lines, and wrinkles. We call it a “lunchtime procedure” because it’s virtually painless, quick to perform, and requires no downtime. It also does not require pre-treatment anesthetic and is safe for all skin types (I-VI)!

Opus Plasma Laser

The Opus Plasma laser is a complete skin rejuvenation solution with settings we can customize to meet your needs. Whether you need a light “glow-up” treatment or an aggressive resurfacing, the Opus Plasma laser is an effective wrinkle treatment for your entire face.

To make it safe for the summertime, we customize the settings of the Opus Plasma laser to introduce heat only to the deeper layers of the skin to stimulate collagen growth. It also utilizes the power of radiofrequency to stimulate collagen production in a way that heat alone cannot achieve.

Your Wrinkle Treatment Plan

All of these wrinkle treatments in Champaign and the surrounding areas are great for sagging skin and wrinkles. But how do you know which one is right for you?

In all honesty, there may not be a single answer to that question. For the majority of our patients, we create a custom treatment plan that utilizes a unique combination of the above techniques to help reach their individual goals.

To give you an idea, here is a glimpse into a few recent treatment plans we’ve created.

Example Wrinkle Treatment Plan

  1. Plan for at-home skincare routine and/or lifestyle adjustments
  2. An initial appointment for a laser treatment
  3. A 6-week follow-up appointment for another laser session
  4. A medium-depth chemical peel every 3-6 months
  5. Quarterly Botox injections
  6. Semi-annual or annual maintenance treatments

Example Ozempic Face / Sagging Skin Treatment Plan

  1. Plan for at-home skincare routine and/or lifestyle adjustments
  2. A series of Emface over 4 weeks (1 treatment per week)
  3. Filler to contour the jawline and provide subtle lift to the cheekbone area (visits every 4 months)
  4. An annual maintenance Emface series

For expert advice and to start building your wrinkle treatment plan in Champaign, schedule an appointment with Boho Chic!

A variety of wrinkle treatments can provide excellent results for those seeking a refreshed and rejuvenated appearance. At Boho Chic Clinique in Effingham, our specialists prioritize your well being and satisfaction. We are here to hold your hand every step of the way and provide guidance whenever you may need it. 

Don’t let wrinkles and fine lines hold you back from feeling confident in your own skin. Schedule a consultation today to see how we can help you achieve your aesthetic goals and reveal your inner glow. 

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