Creating a Holiday Schedule: Timing Your Treatments for Best Results

Over the next month, you are bound to have a number of events, gatherings, and parties to attend. From the annual office holiday party to your sister’s birthday party, this time of year gets busy! If you want to look and feel your very best for your social schedule, it’s important to time your cosmetic treatments properly. The most popular treatments require anywhere between a few days to a few weeks of time before results set in. Here is your timing guide to ensure you can flaunt your best features all season long.

Botox and Dysport: Give It a Week

Botox and Dysport are the neurotoxins that relax the muscles in your face responsible for causing contractions that lead to wrinkles. Treatment itself is incredibly quick and simple; you’ll be in and out faster than you can eat lunch. But the results don’t become visible immediately. Most patients begin to see the effects of Botox after five days, with some people noticing results before and after that mark. To play it safe, schedule your Botox or Dysport treatment at least one week before a major event. This will give your skin enough time to smooth away lines and wrinkles. A two-week buffer is even better to allow the full expression of your treatment to become clear.

Dermal Fillers: Build In At Least 3 Days

Every dermal filler is different, so this isn’t a hard-and-fast rule for every product. However, in general, you want to give your skin about three days to recover after a dermal filler treatment. Hyaluronic acid products produce results instantly, but you might experience minor swelling, redness, and tenderness after your injection. Three days should be enough time for your appearance to strike a new balance. Be sure to use anti-bruising supplements like Arnica to minimize signs of bruising as well!

Facials and Peels: A Few Days Before Your Event

Like dermal fillers, facials and peels are available in a wide range of strengths and types, so exact recovery time will depend on the chemicals used. A general rule of thumb is to receive our facial or peel at least three days before the event where you hope to dazzle the crowd. You want to give your cells enough time to regenerate, and if the peel uses harsh chemicals, you need enough time for redness and swelling to disappear.

These cosmetic procedures are holiday favorites because they revitalize your appearance with minimal inconvenience on your life. The treatments are quick and simple while still delivering enviable results. Just call (727) 799-7000 now to make an appointment for your favorite treatment at Ultimate Image Cosmetic Medical Center in Clearwater, Florida.