When To Get Injections Before the Holidays
It’s no surprise you’ve been wondering whether you should get injections before the holidays. At holiday gatherings, surrounded by family and friends, of course, we want to look our best. After all, you see some of these people only once a year!
No one looks forward to family criticism, so why not face it with confidence this year? What if we told you there are quick, minimally invasive treatments that will have you looking more youthful and radiant for the holiday season?
Cosmetic injections, once associated with plastic and frozen faces, have rightfully earned their place among standard beauty treatments. Modern treatment options boast minimally invasive procedures with natural-looking, beautiful results.
Should you gift yourself a new look this year?
What are Injectables?
Injectables are, as they sound, chemical substances injected under the skin for the purpose of providing muscle support or plumping skin in order to reduce the appearance of wrinkles.
You’ve most likely heard of the popular neuromodulator, Botox, but do you know Restylane, Xeomin, or Kybella? These minimally invasive injectables can give you quick, beautiful, and youthful results without the need for dreaded plastic surgery.
While the changes brought by injectables are not quite as striking as those brought by surgery, their immediate results and little to no recovery time make them a popular choice for those wanting a bit of a glow-up before an important event.
No downtime and immediate results make injectables an ideal solution for anyone wanting to look their best this holiday season. The best part? It’s no longer taboo to improve your looks with the help of cosmetic procedures. You’ll be the talk of the season – in a good way!
Although injectables are a fantastic choice for anyone wanting a holiday glow-up, injections are still medical procedures and there are a few things you should learn before choosing this path. Let’s start at square one with the three main types of injectables.
The 3 Main Types of Injectables
There are three main types that you should be familiar with: neuromodulators, dermal fillers, and Kybella.
Neuromodulators This type of cosmetic injectable works as a paralyzing agent on one’s facial muscles. Its effects allow the smoothening of fine lines around the eyes and on the forehead.
You’re probably familiar with the most popular neuromodulator, Botox, which is still the most requested neuromodulator treatment due to its easy procedure and immediate results.
Other common neuromodulators include Xeomin, Dysport, and Jeuveau.
Dermal fillers Just as the name suggests, these are injectables that fill the skin for volume. They can also be used for support to gain that ideal plumpness in specific areas of your face such as lips and cheeks. Dermal fillers can be administered in multiple areas of the body. They typically use hyaluronic acid to achieve their results.
The different types of fillers differ in consistency and how long they’ll last. Some commonly used dermal fillers are Restylane, Defyne, Vollure, Belotero, Refyne, Juvederm, and Volbella.
Kybella is a recent treatment that works specifically to dissolve small quantities of fat. It is made of deoxycholic acid. Kybella is usually used to eliminate unwanted double chins.
What Else Should You Know?
Now that you’re aware of your choices, you might be wondering about the procedure. Is it long? Is it painful? Is one appointment enough to get you your results?
Here we provide a few more important insights to help you choose the best treatment for you.
Expect that procedures are costly As with most services, quality comes at a price. We don’t recommend bargain hunting the price of cosmetic procedures. Poorly done procedures can cost you more than money. With your body and face on the line, entrusting yourself to board-certified dermatologists and cosmetic surgeons is the best way to go.
That being said, you don’t want to fall victim to overpriced services, either. Consult with several clinics to find the right service and price for your needs. Make a call to your trusted doctor, too, and ask their professional opinion. Be wary of prices both too high and too low.
Know what to ask during consultations. Consultations are supposed to properly prepare you for the procedure. So, you should ask anything you’re unsure about and never assume. It’s better to ask an uncomfortable now than risk a permanently visible mistake.
Consultations should include your personal assessment, how the treatment should affect your skin and aesthetics, as well as possible medical side effects. Be sure to discuss any allergies you have and any medications or natural supplements you might be taking.
A one-size-fits-all approach is a red flag when it comes to cosmetic procedures. Your face and body is unique, and so should your treatment be. What worked for your friend, might not be the best choice for you. Allow the experts to give their assessment and suggestions for better results. They are the experts for a reason, right?
Bear the pain and allot time for recovery. There is, unfortunately, no such thing as a painless procedure. But that doesn’t mean that the pain can’t be reduced.
You know your personal pain threshold better than anyone. If you’re particularly sensitive to pain, talk to your specialist about a topical anesthetic for the injection point. Although injections are considered minimally invasive and to require little downtime, you might consider planning a day or two of rest if you have a history of strong reactions to bodily changes.
When Should You Get Injections Before the Holidays?
What time frame should you plan for your injections? If it is your first time undergoing a cosmetic procedure, you should allot at least a week to make sure that you have fully recovered even with a minor procedure.
If it’s not your first time, a couple of days will be enough. If you’re not sure, our professionals can help you plan your schedule beginning with your consultations down to the last day of recovery.
Get Injections Before the Holidays at Skin Theory Aesthetics
If you want to look fab for this year’s holiday season, Skin Theory Aesthetics is ready to make your dream a reality. Our skincare professionals are highly trained in providing safe and effective cosmetic procedures.
From the initial consultation to the end of your recovery, our professionals will be there to guide you through the planning, procedure, and questions. You should feel like a star this holiday season, and we want to help.
Call us today at (951) 735-5570 to book an appointment.