It’s that time of year again! The annual round of holiday parties is nearly upon us. Between work functions and family get-togethers, it seems there’s always a special occasion coming up during the hectic end-of-the-year rush.
The following is our Beverly Hills Holiday Beauty Guide of some of the treatments available at our top Beverly Hills medical spa. We can help you achieve the confidence of knowing you’re putting your best face forward at all those upcoming parties and events. We’re the premier medical aesthetics experts in Beverly Hills, and we’re ready to help you make this your most memorable holiday season ever!
Botox and Dysport are both injectable cosmetic treatments used to correct dynamic wrinkles, or the wrinkles caused by facial expressions that occur on the upper half of the face. These products work by blocking the nerve impulses that stimulate muscle movement. This temporary relaxes the muscles, giving the skin a smoother, more youthful appearance. A few of the many uses for Botox and Dysport include:
Botox and Dysport are both simple and safe treatments. They’re commonly referred to as a lunchtime procedures, so they’re convenient if you’re pressed for time. In most cases, you can be in and out in less than 30 minutes.
The best time to get Botox before an event is 7-10 days in advance to ensure it has time to kick in and the swelling or bruising to diminish. For most patients, Botox results are apparent much sooner, but depending on your age, skin type and the area being treated, your results may vary. Dysport doesn’t take quite as long, so consider this when making your plans and discuss your options with your aesthetics provider to decide whether Botox or Dysport is better for your needs.
Beverly Hills Holiday Beauty Guide Quick Tip: Get Botox or Dysport 2-3 weeks before any event.
Injectable facial fillers help restore facial volume and diminish the appearance of lines and wrinkles. These products contain hyaluronic acid, a substance that is naturally produced by your body, creating the look of smooth, supple skin.
There are numerous injectable filler options available, and which is most suitable for you will depend on your individual circumstances such as what part of your face you want to enhance. Your aesthetics provider will help you determine which dermal filler treatments are right for your needs that will yield fast results to ensure that you are looking your best for the holidays.
Juvederm is an amazingly versatile filler. It’s used to treat creases and lines on most areas of the face, including the forehead, nose, and mouth. Once injected, Juvederm fills out sunken facial contours and smoothes moderate to severe wrinkles. It’s also beneficial to improve the appearance of scarring.
The results of this treatment are immediate, but the full effects settle in after a day or two. Be sure to avoid excessive heat, cold or sun exposure for two weeks after treatment.
Juvederm Voluma is an injectable specifically designed to add volume to the cheeks. It also eradicates lines and wrinkles from around the nose and eyes while also providing a lower "facelift" by gently lifting the jowls. Some call Juvederm Voluma the "perfect instant makeover." One of the most noticeable signs of aging is facial wasting. A subtle mid-face lift makes an astounding difference in your overall appearance.
The results from this procedure are immediate, and can last up to two years, twice as long as most other fillers. You can safely return to your normal activities right after the treatment, though you may experience some swelling and bruising after treatment.
Restylane is a great choice to plump any area of the face that’s lacking volume. It’s a perfect solution to eradicate the "marionette" lines that etch themselves from the corners of the mouth to the jawline. Restylane is also an appropriate treatment for overall facial rejuvenation.
The procedure is safe and simple with no dangerous side effects. Most patients are in and out of our office within 30 minutes.
Some of the problem areas Restylane is commonly used to correct include:
You’ll be able to see results from your treatment right away and the full effects within a week. And you’ll be blown away by the difference. Restylane reduces the appearance of lines and wrinkles by an incredible 80 percent. As with other fillers, there may be very minor swelling or redness after the procedure, but that will resolve within a few days.
Restylane Silk is a newer FDA approved filler specifically designed to provide immediate, natural-looking lip enhancement. Not only does this treatment give you a perfect pout, it also smooths out those fine lines around your mouth, providing even greater fullness with natural-looking results.
Restylane Lyft has a denser formula than Restylane, enabling it to hold areas that require extra strength to maintain the desired contours. Like all fillers, it is injected directly into the problem area to replace lost volume due to collagen breakdown or fat loss. It’s used mainly for cheek augmentation and to improve the appearance of smile lines.
It’s a very quick procedure with results you can enjoy immediately. Restylane Lyft typically lasts up to a year. You may experience slight swelling or bruising after your procedure. This is completely normal, and resolves within the first week of treatment in most cases.
Beverly Hills Holiday Beauty Guide Quick Tip: Get your filler treatments 2-4 weeks before any event.
Ultherapy is a non-invasive treatment that utilizes focused ultrasound energy to tone loose or sagging skin.
Some of Ultherapy’s many treatment uses include:
This treatment works down deep below the surface of the skin to stimulate the production of collagen, the substance that gives your skin its youthful glow and firmness. While some patients see some immediate results, the full anti-aging effect of this procedure is gradual, appearing over 2-3 months as your body is naturally encouraged to manufacture its own collagen.
Beverly Hills Holiday Beauty Guide Quick Tip: Ultherapy is a great pre-New Year’s treatment to give you a jump start on your New Year’s Resolution to look great and feel better!
Coolsculpting safely and efficiently removes unwanted bulges by using carefully controlled temperatures to target fat cells under the skin. The unwanted fat cells are destroyed and eliminated by your body naturally over time.
This procedure has traditionally been used to address issues including:
Coolsculpting is also proven to be an incredibly effective way to combat submental fat or the dreaded double chin. According to the official Coolsculpting website, 83 percent of patients who underwent the procedure for double chin were satisfied with their results. No surgery, no needles, no downtime – what’s not to love?
You’ll begin to see the results of your procedure within three to four weeks, and it just keeps getting better the next few months post-treatment and as you have repeated treatments to ensure the best results. Aside from some possible minor bruising in the treated area, Coolsculpting recovery time and downtime is negligible. And once those fat cells are zapped – they are gone for good!
Beverly Hills Holiday Beauty Guide Quick Tip: CoolSculpting typically requires three treatments before full results are present, but you can get your first of many before your winter holiday parties and look better in that festive dress!
The Clear and Brilliant Laser is the unique fractional laser technology that’s perfect for patients who want to refresh their look and keep their skin looking younger and radiant without the recovery or downtime that comes with more invasive laser technologies. Its benefits are twofold: it restores the skin’s underlying collagen layer, and it prevents further signs of aging, especially with regular use.
Within a few days of treatment, your skin will appear brighter and more even-toned. It will also feel softer and more supple to the touch. Your face will be slightly red and perhaps bit swollen 24 hours post-procedure, but you’ll be able to return to your normal activities immediately, making this the perfect last-minute procedure before any important event.
The Clear & Brilliant Laser is a wonderful option if you have a holiday party to attend. Not only does it address the signs of aging - both present and future - but it gives your skin a radiant, healthy glow that you can both see and feel.
Beverly Hills Holiday Beauty Guide Quick Tip: If you let time get away from you, a Clear & Brilliant treatment can give you a rejuvenated look right before any event. It’s that gentle!
The end of the year rush can leave us feeling harried, but we don’t have to look the part. A much deserved pick-me-up can help you catch your breath, get your bearings, and hone in on that end-of-year finish line. So whether you’re hosting or attending holiday functions - or both - let the experts in our Beverly Hills medspa get you ready to "face" the deluge of festivities.
Give us a call to set up a consultation with one of our medically licensed aesthetic providers today. During your assessment, your expert aesthetic provider will carefully devise a care plan personally customized to your particular lifestyle, needs, and goals. Your procedure will be administered in our welcoming offices by our experienced professionals just in time for the holiday rush!« Back to Articles & Tips