Everyone wants to look their best during the holidays. The stress of planning holiday activities on top of other responsibilities may leave you feeling tired and looking older. Wanting to look youthful and glowing during this season has many turning to Botox and Juvederm injections to get the look that they desire. Here are the basics that you need to know about each procedure and when you should schedule your appointment.
Botox is an injectable protein that doctors use to relax the muscles underneath the skin, which causes the wrinkles to smooth out as well as prevent the formation of new ones during the length of the treatment. Most people who get Botox injections use it to diminish the look of lines and wrinkles in the forehead, around the eyes, and also around the mouth, which are often known to be problem areas for most people. Botox lasts about 3 months after the initial injection meaning that it can be scheduled long before the big day. Muscles treated with Botox will lose the ability to move from several hours to a few days after the treatment, so keep this in mind when scheduling an appointment. The last thing wanted in wedding photos is a bride that looks bored and unhappy. Due to this effect, plan the appointment for Botox injections at least 2 weeks prior to your first holiday party.
Juvederm utilizes hyaluronic acid, a naturally occurring substance underneath the skin that gives it a youthful and smooth look. Over the course of a person’s lifetime the collagen beneath the skin wears thin, causing sagging and wrinkling. Juvederm helps to temporarily reverse that damage. This treatment is applied via under skin injections. One application of Juvederm can last between 9 and 12 months, meaning it can be scheduled long before the time-constrained holidays. So make the treatment appointment before having to sort out all the little details that pop up during the last few weeks of the holidays. While Juvederm can show results immediately it can take time to work underneath the skin, with many people seeing the desired results about a week or so after the procedure. If you want to look youthful & glowing consider getting a Juvederm treatment.
While these skin treatments can be costly, the long term results as well as the confidence that comes from looking your best outweighs the cost. Botox and Juvederm treatments will banish the lines caused by the stress of holiday planning, so that you can fully enjoy this special season.
Let the expert technicians at BodyLase® help you prepare for the holidays with the right skin treatment to give you the results you desire. Call today for an appointment.