WAYS TO PREPARE FOR YOUR BIG EVENTHome » Blog » 2019 » February
Event season is officially upon us! This time of year tends to be filled with all sorts of celebrations: everything from galas, to award shows, to nuptials of couples publicly proclaiming their love. Whatever important event you have on the horizon, it’s never too early to start thinking about preparation. We offer lots of common procedures at our practice to help you look your best in photos and in person! Furthermore, we’re aware there are other solutions beyond just what we can offer. To simplify your planning process, we’ve compiled a list of tactics that we’d recommend, along with a timeline for each so you know when to schedule appointments accordingly!
If you want an even, glowing skin tone…
–ESTABLISH A SKIN-CARE REGIMEN (ASAP!)
Regardless of whether you have a big event or not, it is imperative to find the right skin care routine in order to maintain optimal skin health. But with countless products on the market today, how do you know which are the best for your unique needs? Booking a consultation with our office will allow Dr. Biesman and his team to carefully assess your skin and the appropriate prescribed medical grade skin care products to address your concerns.
–IPL: INTENSE PULSED LIGHT (6+ WEEKS OUT)
If you struggle with red or brown discoloration around your face, neck, and/or chest, you may benefit from Intense Pulsed Light (IPL). IPL treatments can correct the red and brown skin tones we often see as a result of sun exposure or aging. The face, neck and chest are the most commonly treated areas although the arms, legs, back and shoulders respond nicely to the treatment as well. A few treatments are often required for best outcomes, so you will want to begin several months before your event. Downtime after IPL is minimal, but even still, this isn’t a treatment to have performed within a few days of important photos or events.
-CO2 LIFT MASK (24-48 HOURS OUT)
The CO2 lift is a facial mask that provides a “pick-me-up” to make your skin glow and look its best. It may be applied in our office or at home and takes roughly an hour or so to complete with results lasting 5-7 days.
If you want to reduce your wrinkles…
–INJECTABLES FILLERS & BOTOX (1 MONTH OR MORE OUT)
Injectable products such as Botox and soft tissue fillers can enhance or restore your natural beauty while keeping a natural appearance. Whether your concern is unwanted wrinkles, sagging cheeks, a tired or sad-looking mouth, jowling or generally not looking your best, both Botox and soft tissue fillers can provide a quick restoration. Ideally, facial injections should be performed at least one month before any major event. There can be minor bruising, and we like to follow up with you two weeks after the procedure in case any fine tuning is necessary for optimal results.
–LASER SKIN RESURFACING (SEVERAL MONTHS OUT)
Deep and fine skin wrinkling is a common complaint. To address this concern, we often recommend laser skin resurfacing, which rejuvenates tired, wrinkled skin to produce a fresh, youthful appearance. Whether you are young and have fine wrinkling or have earned your deeper wrinkles over time, there is a resurfacing procedure that is right for you! Skin resurfacing clears brown discoloration caused by sun damage, tightens skin along the jawline, eyelids and other areas, smooths wrinkles, and improves the texture and appearance of scars. Depending on the treatment that is best for you, some recovery may be required after skin resurfacing, so explore this option at least several months before your event.
If you’re looking to make your eyes pop…
–UNDER EYE INJECTABLE FILLERS (1 MONTH OR MORE OUT)
Some of us are born with deep hollowing under our eyes, which gradually descend even more due to aging. This can make you appear to be sad or tired even if you’re happy and rested. To correct this, we’ll often use injectable soft tissue filler to fill in that hollow area, resulting in a more bright-eyed and rested appearance. Similar to other injectables, this should be performed at least one month before any major event. There can be minor bruising, and we like to follow up with you two weeks after the procedure in case any fine tuning is necessary for optimal results.
-LASH EXTENSIONS (1 MONTH OR MORE OUT)
This beauty service is becoming incredibly popular, but especially for events! If you’ve never tried lash extensions before, it would be wise to have the lashes attached a full month out before the event to ensure your eyes don’t have an adverse reaction and give you a chance to get the length and volume just right. Then, a few days before your event, you can have them filled in so they’re in tip top shape. Locally, our friends at Parlour 3 offer this service and do an incredible job. In fact, they have an entire dual-purpose salon, Hunter-Paige, which is dedicated to helping you get “event ready” with everything from blowouts, to updos, to makeup!
If you’re looking to trim down…
COOLSCULPTING® (3-4 months out)
If you have unwanted, stubborn bulges of the abdomen, flanks, back, inner and outer thighs, arms, under the chin or other areas, you may be a candidate for CoolSculpting®: a completely noninvasive, safe and effective way to eliminate unwanted body fat. Ideal candidates are within 20-30 pounds of their ideal body weight and have stubborn bulges that simply don’t respond to diet and exercise. Treatment is performed in the office without anesthesia or sedation. Best results are seen three months after treatment. Using the latest techniques and technology, CoolSculpting® can transform your body.
-ESTABLISH A FITNESS ROUTINE (NOW)
Having a regular fitness routine is always a key component of optimal health, but especially leading up to a special event if you want to look and feel your best! Our friends at Wil Power Sports Training can help you establish a workout routine that’s sustainable for your lifestyle and will leave you feeling like your best self.
While some of these recommendations may not serve you in time for this particular event season, it’s inevitable that there will soon be another one just around the corner. We hope this serves as a helpful resource to plan so you can look and feel your best for any important occasion you may attend!
LET US HELP YOU GET “SPRING READY”Home » Blog » 2019 » February
Every year, winter seems to take a harsh toll on us all. As we seek refuge indoors from the frigid temperatures, it’s far too easy to overindulge during our hibernation (why go exercise when you can curl up and watch Netflix on the warm sofa?). When we do brave the cold, our skin takes a beating from the cruel winds and dry air, leaving us robbed of moisture. So if you find yourself scrambling for ways to shake the winter blues as spring slowly begins to take bloom, we’re here to help. Here are some procedures we offer at our practice that will have you walking into the season ahead with confidence and feeling like your best self.
GET BATHING SUIT READY WITH COOLSCULPTING
If you’re hoping that “shedding winter layers” means more than ditching your sweater and coat, CoolSculpting® is a great way to reduce those unwanted, stubborn bulges of the abdomen, flanks, back, inner and outer thighs, arms, under the chin and other areas. This completely noninvasive, safe and effective way to eliminate unwanted body fat is perfect for candidates who are within 20-30 pounds of their ideal body weight. Furthermore, Dr. Biesman has served as an advisor to the company that developed the CoolSculpting technology for many years and remains a member of the company’s Medical Advisory Board. Best results are typically seen 3 months after treatment, so now is the time to book your consultation!
PREPARE FOR SPRING EVENTS WITH INJECTABLES
Whether you’ll be attending a gala, a wedding or another special event, ideally your facial injections should be performed at least one month prior. Regardless of what you’re looking to treat (unwanted wrinkles, lines in the upper and lower face, deep circles under the eyes, sagging of the cheeks, a tired or sad-looking mouth, jowling, unwanted fat under the chin, etc.), we offer a wide range of injectable products such as Botox®, soft tissue fillers and Kybella®. These products are simple adjustments that Dr. Biesman specializes in and can provide subtle, yet incredible results to help you look and feel your best!
GET RID OF RAZORS WITH LASER HAIR REMOVAL
If you’re looking to head to a warm weather destination anytime soon or simply preparing for warmer weather here in Nashville, you’ll likely be wishing you had laser hair removal at some point. While a series of treatments is required in order to achieve the best outcomes, it’s always a great time to start so you can get closer to saying “farewell” to razors (and more importantly, razor burn)! The most common areas treated with laser assisted hair removal are the face, underarm and bikini area in women (but we treat everything from cheeks, upper lip, sideburns, chin, legs, the chest and back depending on your needs).
NURTURE WINTER SKIN + PREP FOR THE SUN
As previously mentioned, our skin usually needs a lot of TLC this time of year. Between the lack of moisture from the dry winter air and heading into seasons of extra sunshine, there is plenty you can do to not only fix what winter has done, but also prepare for what’s ahead. For starters, having medical grade skin care and proper sun protection as part of your daily regimen is the foundation for healthy skin. Our team is highly skilled and knowledgeable on this topic and can help custom tailor a routine that fits your skin’s needs. If you’re looking to take things a step further and address some red or brown discoloration on your face, neck, and/or chest skin, you might consider Intense Pulsed Light (IPL). IPL treatments can correct the red and brown skin tones resulting from sun exposure and aging. The face, neck and chest are the most commonly treated areas although the arms, legs, back and shoulders respond beautifully to treatment as well. Finally, if you’re looking to address more severe skin wrinkling or discoloration, we also offer varying intensities of laser skin resurfacing, which can result in regenerated skin that is smoother in texture and appears more youthful.
Regardless of what concerns you may have as we approach a new season, we’re confident our wide range of services can provide viable solutions for you. Contact our office by calling (615) 329.1110 to book a consultation and learn more.