We all want to be our best selves, but nothing inspires us more than the beginning of a new year. We all make resolutions to finally lose the extra weight, read more, and basically become the most awesome version of a human to ever live. The good news is, you don’t have to wait! You can start your journey to self-confidence now. If you have decided that there is no time like the present to glow up, here’s a list of in office procedures that you can do now to have you looking party ready come New Year’s Eve.
Botox, aka Dysport, or Xeomin: The active ingredient in all three of these products is botulinum toxin A, a naturally occurring substance that when injected, turns off the response of muscles and nerves at the injection site. Whatever brand of neuromodulator you or your provider chooses for you, the result is the same: It erases wrinkles with zero downtime. However, one part that most people over look is that it takes some time to take effect. Most neuromodulators won’t take full effect until 2 weeks after injection, so plan accordingly if you’re looking to be line free by NYE.
Filler: There are a million fillers on the market these days! Juvederm, Restylane, Beloterro, Radiesse, Versa…the list goes on and on. The one thing that most fillers have in common though is that they are an instant gratification procedure; you see the results immediately. Fillers can not only ease wrinkles and erase lines, but they also plump up areas of the face that may have gone flat or are starting to sag. Fillers can plump up the lips, smooth out the circles under the eyes, and even build up cheekbones. In the right hands, filler can reverse visible aging by as much as 10 years! Mild swelling and sometimes very noticeable bruising can occur so make sure to get those injections at least 7 days before any big event.
Chemical Peel: Nothing brightens up dull winter skin like a good peel! If you are ready to get your glow on, this is the treatment for you. There are varying strengths of peels, so your skincare specialist can adjust the treatment specifically for your skin type. Some peels are “micropeels” peels, meaning all the exfoliating is done in the office, so there is zero downtime. Other stronger peels will have you losing dead skin for up to a week, but all give you brighter smoother skin.
IPL: We could sing the praises of IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) lasers forever. It is like a magic eraser for dark spots and imperfections on the skin. In our office we have the ICON MaxG™ IPL which uses specific wavelengths of light to break up pigment in the skin. Winter is a great time to start a package since most outdoor activities are limited, and protection from sun exposure is a must! Results are best after three treatments, but improvement happens after the first session, so start now to be spot free in 2019! IPL also helps with collagen production, so fine lines and wrinkles will improve as well.
Whatever your skincare goals are, the sooner you start the better! It is never too soon or too late to start a regimen. We can help you, wherever you are in the journey. Make this coming year your best one yet! Schedule a consultation by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call the office at 512-537-4191.