What to Do Now to Prep Your Skin for the Holidays

Posted by Monarch Plastic Surgery

Dec 1, 2017 8:00:00 AM

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Holiday parties and pictures are right around the corner. If you’ve procrastinated on your skincare and find yourself with little time to prep, this list is for you. It’s not too late to have glowing, clear and radiant skin in time for the holidays! We’ve compiled a list of treatments and tips that will completely rejuvenate your look with less than a week of downtime.


Get a Luminous Look with Dermaplaning


For silky smooth skin and makeup that glides on, consider getting a dermaplane service. It’s a skincare treatment that removes dead skin cells and peach fuzz. An aesthetician uses a small blade, swiping in upwards motions. You can expect immediate results such as an improvement in tone, as well as long-term results. It will help products to absorb better and leaves the skin super soft. This no-downtime treatment is perfect to help your holiday makeup look more luminous than ever.


Refresh with the Signature Hydrafacial MD


This facial treatment minimizes the signs of aging, including fine lines, wrinkles and sun damage. At the same time, it extracts blemishes from pores and restores the skin’s vitality. Monarch’s Signature Hydrafacial MD provides immediate results. Your skin will appear glowy and healthy immediately after the treatment and the results last for weeks at a time. It’s a great option for a last-minute treatment because it is safe to have done the day before an event.


Improve the Appearance of Your Skin with Microdermabrasion


Microdermabrasion is ideal for a special event as it is non-invasive, painless and requires no downtime. You can resume your normal activities immediately following the procedure. This treatment removes dead skin cells with a minimally abrasive instrument to gently sand the skin, leaving it smoother, softer and healthier. For those dealing with older-looking skin from sun exposure, age spots, acne scarring and wrinkles, a microdermabrasion treatment will leave the skin looking softer and brighter.


Look Youthful and Lively with Botox®


For the inevitable lines and wrinkles, Botox® is the go-to. The beauty of Botox® is that you can get little fixes without looking like you’ve had work done. The injections relax the muscles by blocking signals from the nerves to the muscles. It temporarily paralyzes the muscles, resulting in a relaxed look.  More and more men are seeing how natural the results look and are booking more appointments, as well. Stop by on your lunch break for a few quick injections. Botox® doesn’t require any downtime and has very few restrictions. The mild limitations include avoiding bending over, skipping your workout the day of and avoid manipulating the treatment area for the rest of the day to let the product settle.


Smooth the Skin and Restore Contours with Fillers


Dermal fillers can enhance and restore contours and decrease the appearance of wrinkles and creases. Additionally, they are popular for smoothing forehead creases and creating more defined-looking cheekbones. They are also used to fix facial asymmetry, such as your nose, to improve a gummy smile or to hide signs of aging on hands (find out more here). While the procedure has no downtime, some could have a bit of bruising so consider that when scheduling your appointment.


Don’t Forget the Basics


Remember to always use good moisturizer, eye cream and drink plenty of water. Hydration is one of the most important things for youthful skin. Use a good night cream. The Skinbetter Science Regenerating AlphaRet® Overnight Face Cream is a must for ultimate anti-aging and skin repair. With a combination of an AHA and a retinoid, it simultaneously reduces the appearance of wrinkles and age lines, while deeply moisturizing. The skin around the eye is different than that of the face and requires special attention. We recommend the Skinbetter Science Smoothing Daily Treatment Eye Cream or the iS Clinical® Youth Eye Complex for collagen and elastin production and an overall brighter, more youthful eye area. Lastly, be sure to get your beauty sleep.  

For more information, call 913-317-9386 or to set up a complimentary skincare consultation with one of our aestheticians online, visit http://bit.ly/monarchskinconsult.

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