By this time of November, we bet your mind is on food preparation, whether you’re cooking a feast or simply attending one! The topic of food is hard to shake this time of year. But as a medical spa, it’s our job to remind you of another important aspect of this season: party prepping!
What do you need to do to look and feel your best for the holidays ahead? You need to schedule your treatments now so you have plenty of time to enjoy optimal results. Here’s a look at our most popular party prepping aesthetic services, and a few tips on timing your treatments perfectly.
Smoothing away lines and plumping with Botox and dermal fillers
There’s nothing like Christmas or Hanukah to so passionately inspire an injectables session! We all want to look our best, and FDA-approved injectables like Botox® and Juvéderm® are safe and convenient ways to do it. The trick is scheduling your treatment well in advance, though, because every injection carries a risk of swelling, bruising, and pinpoint bleeding. We recommend allowing at least two full weeks of buffer time between your injectables session and your event to ensure any swelling or other side effects have fully subsided. Plus, it takes up to a week for Botox to kick in, and it can also take time for your dermal fillers to fully settle into your contours, so be sure to allow yourself plenty of leeway, even if you don’t need it.
Getting your glow on with laser skin treatments
If you’re thinking about getting a Halo™ or ProFractional™ treatment, I must say that you are one smart cookie! Laser skin resurfacing is one of the healthiest things you can do for your complexion. Our advanced selection of laser skin treatments are best-in-class for their ability to reverse years of sun damage, stimulate renewal, and reveal smoother, brighter, younger-looking skin with relative ease. So you’re a genius for even considering it! That said, we recommend scheduling these skin resurfacing treatments at least a month before your event. Your downtime depends on the intensity of your treatment but typically takes about week or so for your skin to return to “normal.” (By normal, we mean brighter, smoother, and more evenly -toned…) But if you’re looking to flaunt optimal benefits, that can take up to a month because your skin continues to generate vibrant new collagen for several months following your treatment! Laser skin resurfacing is literally a self-care gift that keeps on giving.
Wouldn’t it be great to get some tightening and smoothing action on your neck and face in time for the holiday photos? Then call us ASAP to schedule your series of non-invasive skin tightening treatments! We proudly offer the most advanced microneedling treatment on the market — Vivace Microneedle RF — which combines microneedling and radiofrequency energy to spur tightening and other skin-renewing benefits with minimal downtime. Optimal results with Vivace are typically achieved after a series of three treatments, scheduled a month apart, which means you’ll need to start your series now to enjoy benefits in time for the holidays. Like laser skin renewal, the benefits of Vivace skin tightening keep coming, so you’ll continue to enjoy improvements in the new year!
If you feel like gifting yourself with a medical spa treatment, the time is right! And you deserve some self-care pampering this season, you’ve earned it! To learn more about party prepping treatments at Belle Marin Aesthetic Medicine, give us a call at 415.887.8718 or complete our online consultation request form today!
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