While it might only be September, now is the time to think about preparation in order to look your best during the holiday season. Whether you’ll be attending a corporate party, festivities with friends, or simply gathering together with your extended family, there’s no question that this is a popular time of year to be seen by those you love. Let’s explore some common procedures we offer that can beautifully enhance your appearance as you prepare for the holiday season.
Problem: Unwanted, stubborn bulges of the abdomen (belly), flanks, back, inner and outer thighs, arms, under the chin and other areas.
Solution: CoolSculpting®: CoolSculpting is a completely noninvasive, safe and effective way to eliminate unwanted body fat (an especially popular concern during a season of over-indulgence!) 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 3 months after treatment. Using the latest techniques and technology, CoolSculpting can transform your body. Like any other medical procedure, achieving best results (and avoiding complications) with CoolSculpting requires a great deal of knowledge and experience so choose a highly experienced provider.
Problem: Red or brown discoloration of the face, neck, and/or chest skin
Solution 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. A few treatments are often required for best outcomes so you will want to begin several months before the wedding. 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.
Problem: Deep or fine skin wrinkling.
Solution: Laser skin resurfacing. Laser skin resurfacing rejuvenates tired, wrinkled skin producing 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 even improves the 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 first holiday event rolls around.
Problem: Unwanted wrinkles and lines in the upper and lower face, lines, deep circles under the eyes, sagging of the cheeks, a tired or sad-looking mouth, jowling, unwanted fat under the chin, or generally just not looking your best!
Solution: Injectable products such as Botox®, soft tissue fillers, and Kybella®. When administered by an expert, injections can enhance or restore your natural beauty while keeping a natural appearance. While facial injectables are widely available, our office prides itself in having some of the most highly experienced professionals who can listen to your concerns, determine your needs, select the proper products, and administer them safely and effectively. Ideally, facial injections should be performed at least 1 month before any major event.
Problem: Your holiday event is less than a week away and you need a “pick-me-up” to make your skin glow and look its best
Solution: CO2Lift mask. The CO2 lift is a facial mask that may be applied in our office or, if you are careful, at home. The treatment takes an hour or so to complete and the results last 5-7 days (although these are safe enough to be used everyday should you wish to do one before each event!) There are no known risks to CO2 lift treatment and there is nothing else like it available. The CO2Lift mask should be applied 24-48 hours before each holiday event.
With a little bit of advanced planning, we can use a comprehensive approach to help you look your absolute best for whatever you have on the agenda this holiday season. Call our office today to schedule your desired procedures in ample time. We look forward to seeing you!