Refresh your look before the holidays

Posted by Monarch Plastic Surgery

Nov 12, 2014 9:00:00 AM

holiday makeoverWith the holidays coming up, now is the perfect time to refresh your look. Whether you are looking forward to attending a company holiday party, seeing family, or going on a vacation, you want and deserve to look your best. By getting started now, you may be able to refresh your look so you can put your best face forward throughout the entire holiday season.

Why get started early?

Rather than waiting until the holidays are upon us and your calendar begins to fill up with events, it may benefit you to get a jump on things by scheduling your skincare needs now. Some treatments will require some recovery, while for others, it may simply be a matter of ensuring that you have the time in your calendar to get everything done.

There are many choices when it comes to refreshing your appearance before the holidays. As we get closer to Thanksgiving and other winter holidays, there is less time to recover from more invasive procedures. As an alternative, you might consider skin rejuvenation treatments with much shorter recovery periods. The results from many of these treatments can last anywhere from weeks to months, but the short recovery time and minimal side effects when compared to plastic surgery makes them ideal for this time of year. Some options include:

Medical facials

Medical facials are customized to your skincare needs. A medical facial is much more effective than over-the-counter, at-home treatments, and may include a facial steam, ultrasonic pore cleansing, microdermabrasion, a mask treatment, and LED light therapy. Each step provides a layer of cleansing and treatment for radiant, smooth, clear skin. Ideally, schedule your medical facials every three months during the holiday season for maximum effect.

LED (blue light) therapy

Patients who are prone to acne may benefit from LED, or blue light, photodynamic therapy. Although most of us hope to leave acne behind in our teen years, we suffer from adult acne that isn’t as easily treated with over-the-counter products. LED therapy utilizes a narrow band of blue light that has antibacterial properties when exposed to the skin, killing acne-causing bacteria. Blue light therapy is gentle and ideal for people with mild to moderate acne. Ideally, you can schedule treatments weekly throughout the holiday season.


Botox treatments soften natural wrinkles and fine lines between and around the eyes and across the forehead. Ideally, schedule your Botox treatment for at least four to five days prior to any events so that the muscles have a chance to relax into a natural but more youthful state with reduced fine lines and wrinkles. The effects of your Botox treatment should last for several months, so one treatment may be enough to get you through the entire holiday season.

Dermal fillers

If you suffer from lost volume or facial wrinkles and creases in areas other than those treated with Botox, you may benefit from a dermal filler such as Juvederm® or Radiesse®. Dermal fillers provide support beneath the skin to provide volume and stimulate the body’s natural collagen production. Like Botox, dermal fillers should only require one treatment during the entire holiday season.

You have many options to refresh your look before the holidays, and these are just a few to get you started. To learn more about the options that might be ideal for your needs, please call Monarch Skin Rejuvenation Center today at (916) 317-9386 to schedule a consultation.

Topics: Cosmetic products, Skincare

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