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Tips For Glowing Holiday Skin

We are nearing one of the most highly anticipated seasons of quality time with loved ones our generation has seen; we may even get to have a little fearless fun under the mistletoe! As such, we have penned this article to map out recommendations for holiday and event skin prep. Through the years, we’ve been asked to design many red carpet treatment programs. These personalized plans are designed and timed to bring skin into ideal health and condition by a select date. Here, we share our recommendations to help you feel as beautiful as this holiday season will surely be.

Select the right treatments for the timing you have

Timing is everything when designing red carpet and holiday treatment plans. Broadly speaking, each treatment bucket—injectables, complexion treatments, skin tightening, body contouring—will begin to yield at a peak moment: the moment at which the desired trigger is maxed and results begin to be seen.

Commonly, skin prep for events is anchored in complexion and injectable treatments, the aims of which synergistically enhance skin health, hydration, and tone. The results of complexion treatments like IPL Photorejuvenation, Clear + BrilliantⓇ laser therapy and microneedling reach their peak in 1 month, when discolouration, tone, pores and fine lines really begin to reflect the improvements in skin function and health.

Injectables such as neuromodulators (like BotoxⓇ Cosmetic and DysportⓇ) take effect on dynamic lines and wrinkles between 3 and 14 days following treatment, whereas crosslinked HA (hyaluronic acid) fillers offer immediate, progressive and long lasting results. The special category of HA microdroplet injectables (like Juvéderm VoliteⓇ) require more consideration to recovery: Volite treatments are provided via numerous microinjections into the surface of the skin. Bruising and pinpoint bleeding are common and will resolve in 7-10 days. The outcomes of increased hydration, skin barrier performance and general improvements to skin health are often visible in as little as one week, but peak at around 3 months following treatment.

Enhance outcomes and optimize time with combination therapies

Before the intricacies of timing treatments cause stress, it is valuable to understand how combination therapies enhance overall outcomes. The now well-understood science behind combination therapies indicates how multiple and complementary treatment modalities, performed same-day in a recommended sequence, yield exponentially greater outcomes and satisfaction.

For example, an IPL Photorejuvenation treatment followed immediately by a Clear + Brilliant laser treatment, are clinically proven to achieve greater improvements to pigmentation and skin tone in a combined session than a single session of both treatments performed weeks apart.

Injectable treatments can also be safely performed immediately following complexion treatments, to optimally manage a single visit.

The first step towards glowing skin this holiday season

Finally, where to begin: always with a personalized plan. Whether you have 1 month or 2 weeks before your special event or holiday celebrations, our team will guide you towards the strategies that are right for you. Contact us to discover what’s possible.

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