It is hard to believe that the holidays are just weeks away! As we know, this season is prime time for parties and social gatherings with family, friends, and coworkers. Obviously, it would be difficult now to undergo an aggressive treatment or surgery and be fully recovered in time for holiday functions (although if someone does not have a busy holiday social calendar, they may opt to undergo larger procedures during the holidays as they have extra time off). There are still many quick and easy options to look and feel as great as possible before the holidays and any big events.
First, injectable treatments such as dermal fillers (Juvederm, Restylane, etc.) and neurotoxins (Botox, Dysport, Xeomin) can make a huge impact. Patients will want to have these treatments done at least a few weeks prior to large social engagements as bruising is a slight risk factor, and patients will want the product to be looking fresh without the side effects that can happen immediately after treatment. At Kalos, filler is injected using a specialized method that helps to minimize bruising, but because of the sheer nature of facial injections, bruising is still a normal but temporary side effect. Injectables can make skin appear smoother and more youthful by minimizing fine lines or areas of lost volume. Depending on the type of product, they can last several months and give wonderful results.
Patients can also undergo mild to moderate chemical peels and have facials prior to holiday functions. If a patient schedules a chemical peel, again it is recommended to do this a few weeks before an event so that the skin is looking its absolute best without any residual peeling. Patients can undergo facial treatments coupled with derma-blading for a lovely result as well. Derma-blading is what its name implies: the procedure utilizes a blade that lightly skims over the surface of the skin to remove dead skin buildup and fine facial hair. It is a quick way to achieve a smooth complexion prior to a big event.
Non-invasive laser facial treatments with no downtime are also a great way to get holiday ready. The Cutera Laser Genesis treatment is an anti-aging laser that is geared to help stimulate the production of collagen without causing harm to the epidermis, or outermost layer of skin. Patients can literally have this done on their lunch break, and return to normal activities with no side effects. Laser Genesis is great for treating fine lines, textural imperfections, large pores, scarring, facial redness, and even acne.
If you have a big event planned over the holidays and need to be ready for it, consult with the experts at Kalos to discuss quick and easy ways to look your best this holiday season.
Post Provided by Bonny Domoto, L.E.