As the holidays get closer, you look forward to spending time with family and friends. Whether it is through simple family gatherings or bustling holiday parties, you want to put your best face forward. If signs of aging, such as wrinkles or sun damage have you hiding your face, now is the time to look into the best skin rejuvenation treatments that can help you achieve the look you desire for your holiday celebrations.
1. BOTOX® Cosmetic
If your frown lines keep you from smiling and enjoying your holiday festivities, BOTOX® Cosmetic may offer the solution. Botulinum toxin type A, known as BOTOX, is an injectable protein that works to relax the muscles in the face that contribute to dynamic wrinkles along the forehead, between the brows and around the mouth. When these muscles relax, the appearance of wrinkles decreases, giving you a much more youthful appearance. BOTOX injections often taking less than 15 minutes and require very minimal downtime with results lasting up to 4 months before needing a touch-up treatment.
2. Dermal Fillers
For individuals that have lost facial volume and fullness or have fine lines and wrinkles, dermal fillers could help add lift and volume. There are a variety of different dermal fillers on the market today, such as Restylane®, JUVÉDERM® and Radiesse. Each of these cater to different needs. For example, Restylane can restore shape and volume around the mouth or reduce the appearance of acne scars. JUVÉDERM can help plump up the cheeks and minimize lines on the forehead.
Dermal fillers are injected into the face where you need volume or where lines need filling. The treatment typically lasts less than 30 minutes and results can last anywhere from a few months to a year or more.
3. Lumecca IPL
If pigmentation irregularities, such as sun damage, redness or rosacea are major concerns, Lumecca IPL, a breakthrough technology that uses targeted intense pulsed light (IPL) therapy to essentially resurface the skin, reducing age spots and other skin irregularities. Lumecca treatment may take 1 to 2 sessions, but you experience no pain, no incisions, and no scarring and the results deliver a much clearer and youthful appearance.
4. Forma Skin Tightening
If you are considering a facelift but do not like the idea of a surgical procedure, one skin rejuvenation treatment you can have before the holidays is Forma skin tightening. This treatment option uses bipolar radiofrequency technology that targets wrinkles on your skin, promoting collagen production and improving your skin’s natural elasticity. This treatment has no downtime and no incisions and produces quick results.
If you have multiple facial concerns, Fractora skin rejuvenation may be the procedure you are looking for. Fractora is an all-in-one procedure that uses bipolar radiofrequency similar to that of Forma, but in this case, the radiofrequency current flows into various depths of the skin through a collection of pin electrodes. These tiny micro-lesions promote skin tightening and improved skin tone. In addition, Fractora is proven to reduce acne scarring by up to 50 percent according to a study published in the Dermatology Times.
Because Fractora does cause minimal damage to the surface of the skin, you may experience some redness after treatment and your skin may feel a little sore or tight. Visible results may be seen immediately, but full results can be seen after about 2 weeks. As with Forma, multiple Fractora treatments may be necessary to achieve desired results, so be sure to plan ahead, leaving plenty of time to show off your refreshed appearance at your holiday parties.
Mix and Match your Cosmetic Treatments
The holidays can be a stressful time, but your face doesn’t have to show it. There are plenty of non-invasive options that can help rejuvenate your skin before the holiday season. Many of these treatments can be combined to give you more comprehensive results.
Be sure to schedule a consultation with a qualified medical professional, such as a board-certified cosmetic surgeon, that has the proper training and experience to help you achieve the results you’re looking for. Do your research and consult with your cosmetic surgeon about the best skin rejuvenation treatments to help you look your best before the holidays.
A native of Los Angeles, Babak Moein, MD, FACS is one of the very few surgeons in the country that is dual fellowship-trained in minimally invasive surgery as well as cosmetic aesthetic and body contouring surgery. He is the only surgeon in Southern California with such qualifications. This combination of training offers a significant advantage to his patients during their assessment and surgical planning and makes Dr. Moein uniquely qualified among his colleagues to meet the cosmetic needs of his patients.