With winter already in full swing, the holidays are almost upon us in New England. But feeling and looking your best this holiday season is still possible, especially with a dermatologist’s help!
There are a lot of cosmetic options out there to boost anyone’s holiday look, and your dermatologist offers all of the best services with a focus on professionalism and your wellness. With some services, results are fairly immediate while others take some time to fully go into effect. Whether you’re facing dynamic wrinkles or stubborn body fat, there are non-invasive solutions available now.
If you’re frustrated with dynamic facial lines and wrinkles near your brows, mouth, chin, or eyes, you’ve probably considered Botox or other wrinkle relaxers.
Botox, Jeuveau, and other botulinumA injectables use a purified protein derived from the clostridium botulinum bacterium to temporarily relax facial muscles. This process is fairly fast-acting, and doesn’t require any immediate follow-up, so your dynamic wrinkles look better quickly without the need for back-to-back sessions.
Maintenance routines call for getting Botox or Jeuveau injections every three to six months for the best, most consistent look. While visible results often appear within two weeks, your look only improves in the coming weeks until the desired result is fully achieved.
While Botox is designed to treat wrinkles, it only addresses dynamic wrinkles (wrinkles caused by repetitive facial expressions) and not those caused by aging. To address these wrinkles, you might consider dermal fillers.
Juvederm, Restylane, and Perlane are dermal fillers that can treat your wrinkles. There are many products, but each of them are considered hyaluronic acid fillers. These medicines are injectable, and the hyaluronic acid they contain is a naturally occurring substance responsible for water retention in the skin.
As we age, our skin and muscles weaken, leading to sagging and wrinkling. With hyaluronic acid, skin temporarily gets a much-needed, natural boost and appears more full and defined.
The effects of hyaluronic acid fillers are observable almost immediately and last between six months and a year before needing another application. Some dermal fillers available can even be used to restore volume in the lips, earlobes and on the backs of hands.
Microdermabrasion is one of the most popular cosmetic services performed. That’s because it doesn’t take long to notice results, and it can cover a broad range of your facial needs.
Technically, microdermabrasion is a facial peel. A small, abrasive device (usually a roller) is applied to the face, making tiny incisions in the top layers of your skin. This process doesn’t take long and produces minimal discomfort.
Microdermabrasion is excellent for treating conditions like acne because it encourages healthy skin production and can help close pores. For a few days after your treatment, your skin will be dry and flaky as old skin gives way to fresh, healthy skin. Since microdermabrasion is so effective at encouraging new growth, it can also reduce the visibility of fine lines and wrinkles as well as minor skin discoloration.
The holiday season is a time of food, and all of that temptation gets the better of a lot of us. If you’re already sticking to a strict diet and practicing some next-level self control, resist those sugar cookies and consider CoolSculpting.
CoolSculpting is a quick and easy process to reduce unwanted, stubborn body fat in areas like the abs, arms, and chin. It won’t solve the Christmas feast food coma, but it can permanently reduce diet- and exercise-resistant pockets of fat.
Also called cryolipolysis, CoolSculpting uses a small device to pull skin toward it, applying intense low temperatures to the treatment area. Since fat cells are some of the weakest to cold, they die off and the skin and blood vessels around them remain unaffected.
The results do take some time to appear, as the fat cells are absorbed by the body, but the outcome is well worth the wait! If you’re considering CoolSculpting for the holidays, time is of the essence. And remember, this fat will return if you don’t stick to a healthy diet and exercise routine.
As the days before office parties and family gatherings dwindle, keep the time in mind when thinking about when to visit for a consultation. Give the experts at Northeast Dermatology Associates a call today and bring your A-game this holiday season.
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