4 Best Last-Minute Injectables for The Holidays
It’s beginning to look a lot like the holiday season. All of a sudden, our schedules become filled with work parties, festive activities, and family get-togethers. Spending extra time with our friends and loved ones is what the holidays are all about, which is why we want to make sure that you look your best during this wonderful time of the year.
Here at the Vinyard Institute of Plastic Surgery, we think it’s natural for you to wish for a fresh, beautiful look this time of year – after all, how can you say no to so many photo and video opportunities? Encapsulating these magical memories calls for a gorgeous look, inspiring confidence, happiness, and joy.
Perfect Skin for The Holidays
The holidays are just around the corner, so people are starting to consider the optimal choices for a quick facial rejuvenation treatment. Since there is not enough time for surgical procedures and prolonged recovery time, you might be wondering: “Are there any alternatives for me?”
Fortunately, the answer is yes! Our nonsurgical alternatives, such as injectable neurotoxins and fillers, comprise the best solution for you. Today, we are looking at these nonsurgical alternatives and how they can bring you the gorgeous look you’ve always wanted for the holidays!
#1: Wrinkles/Crow’s Feet/Glabella/Forehead Lines: BOTOX®
As always, there is no talking about injectables without beginning with the hottest ticket on the market: BOTOX®. Being on a constant growth since the early 2000s, over 7 million Botulinum Toxin A procedures last year alone brought improvements to the mood, self-esteem, and self-image of countless patients. The stunning effects of BOTOX® on your wrinkles, the glabellar lines, crows feet, and your forehead lines will bring your gorgeous look to life, making all social interactions more pleasurable and more rewarding.
How Far in Advance Should You Receive BOTOX before The Holidays?
In a party-filled holiday season, being strategic is all that matters. As a matter of precaution, we recommend that you definitely plan your BOTOX® procedure at least two weeks before any significant social engagement. This time window will not only be enough for the usual BOTOX® side effects to disappear but also for the results to become visible.
Should You Try BOTOX for The First Time Right before a Big Day?
Getting ready before a big event requires strategic planning and patience – rushing into the process might eventually backfire. For that reason, going for a reputable plastic surgeon, who values safety over speed, is imperative. Choosing a less-experienced practitioner could result in pronounced swelling and bruising right when you least expect it!
Reduce the appearance of facial wrinkles
#2: Plump Your Lips Up: Juvéderm Volbella
Are you mainly interested in restoring volume to your lips? We’ve got you covered with two of the hottest dermal fillers on the market: Juvéderm® Ultra XC and Juvéderm® Volbella! Both products make use of the benefits brought by hyaluronic acid to define lip contour and correct fine wrinkles around the lips.
While we use Juvéderm® Ultra XC and Juvéderm® Volbella for similar reasons, they bring slightly different benefits:
- Juvéderm® Ultra XC holds onto water more, ensuring more volume.
- Juvéderm® Volbella will render your lips more subtle, plump, and smooth.
How Far in Advance Should You Receive Juvéderm before The Holidays?
When working on the lips and around the lips area, extra caution must be taken. Lips tend to bruise easier than other parts of the face. Furthermore, swelling and redness are expected side effects to experience after the procedure. Avoiding strenuous exercise and stressful activities 24 hours after treatment is essential. For these reasons, taking a two-week time window between the procedure and your first big event is crucial.
Should You Try Juvéderm for The First Time Right before a Big Day?
Avoid the risk of an unwanted look right during your big event by planning your Juvéderm® procedure in advance! As previously mentioned, swelling and bruising can be present for up to 7-10 days after your dermal filler procedure. We recommend coming in at least 2 weeks before your event to allow your body time to recover.
Lift and volumize those cheeks
#3: Fuller Cheeks: Juvéderm Voluma
The Juvéderm® brand has expanded towards a complete facial rejuvenation treatment. If fuller cheeks are what you are aiming at, then we have great news – Juvéderm® Voluma is here to deliver the results you desire!
How Far in Advance Should You Receive Voluma before The Holidays?
The hyaluronic acid contained in the Juvéderm® Voluma treatment needs approximately two weeks to settle in, restoring age-related volume loss and the skin’s natural softness. We recommend that you return for a follow-up analysis visit for Dr. Vinyard to check if the results are as expected. You can enjoy the benefits of this long-lasting treatment for up to 2 years.
Should You Try Voluma for The First Time Right before a Big Day?
Giving your own body some time to adjust to the hyaluronic acid is essential. Even though Juvéderm® Voluma requires minimal downtime, some patients might still experience bruising, redness, or swelling for more than expected. Our advice for you is to schedule your Juvéderm® Voluma procedure at least two weeks in advance.
Less wrinkles, more plump lips and fuller cheeks!
#4: Lower Wrinkles/Nasolabial Folds: Vollure
Fewer forehead lines, more plump lips, and fuller cheeks? Sounds like you are ready for the perfect holiday pictures! However, where do we leave the lower wrinkles and the nasolabial folds? We have the right answer for them: Juvéderm® Ultra Plus XC and Juvéderm® Vollure! These two injectable hyaluronic acid fillers are used for treating mild to deeper wrinkles, including oral commissures, nasal labial folds, and marionette lines.
Unsure about which of the two to choose? Our medical team has the following recommendations for you:
- Juvéderm® Ultra XC Plus is best suited for deeper wrinkles and a plumping effect.
- Juvéderm® Vollure is a more subtle treatment aimed at more mild wrinkles.
How Far in Advance Should You Receive Vollure before The Holidays?
After being injected into the target area, the hyaluronic acid will move through the skin and begin the breaking-down process, binding with the water molecules in your skin. This process will hydrate your skin, bringing the volume and the plumping effect of your dreams!
Usually, the hyaluronic acid takes around two weeks to settle into the dermal tissue. For you to enjoy the gorgeous look you’ve been dreaming of before the holidays, planning your Juvéderm® Vollure procedure is recommended. In the end, the wait will be rewarded with a stunning look!
Should You Try Vollure for The First Time Right before a Big Day?
Anytime dermal fillers are injected into the skin, there is a chance for swelling or bruising to appear. Giving your skin enough time to adjust to the hyaluronic acid is the best way to avoid unwanted side effects during the holidays or a joyful event. Although your body might react differently to the treatment, patience is advised.
With so many possibilities, why not take advantage and prepare yourself for the perfect holiday season? Your gorgeous look is right around the corner, and our medical team is more than ready to make every single holiday picture of you a stunning one! Ready to learn more about last-minute injectables for the holidays? Contact us and book your complimentary consultation with Dr. Vinyard today.
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