When you’re getting ready to look your best in holiday photos and at seasonal parties, there are a number of cosmetic treatments that can help you to achieve a stunning look you can be proud of. Whether you’re a newcomer to BOTOX® or use injections for routine maintenance, it’s important to follow certain steps to get optimal results before special events. The Skin Care and Laser Physicians of Beverly Hills team provides tips on non-surgical treatments like BOTOX® that the Los Angeles practice can use to help you look and feel your most radiant during the most wonderful time of the year.
Since some treatments have results that look best some time after the initial session, it can be helpful to start planning a final look weeks or months in advance. No matter what you choose, remember to allow yourself at least a few weeks—just in case there are unexpected hiccups or situations that require some refinement or touch-ups.
It’s best to treat wrinkles as early as possible to avoid them becoming more pronounced and permanent. BOTOX® contains a neurotoxin that relaxes wrinkle-revealing facial muscles. Additionally, it has off-label uses to correct gummy smiles, soften the jawline, and lift lips and eyebrows. Jeuveau™ is a newer, similar option available. Optimal results are seen around a week after injections, with results lasting for months. Talk to one of our physicians to determine which injectable would be ideal for you.
Dermal fillers not only temporarily smooth the skin but can also sculpt a more symmetrical, balanced appearance and youthful contours. The JUVEDERM® product line consists of hyaluronic acid-based fillers, such as JUVEDERM® ULTRA, which is ideal for significant lip augmentation. Volbella® XC works for more subtle refinements, and Voluma® XC provides rounder cheeks. Results are visible as soon as a session is over, but—depending on the specific type of filler used—it may take about two weeks for the effects to fully “settle.”
Insecure about a double chin? Kybella® is a fast, non-surgical option for reducing under-the-chin fat. Within a few days of an injection session, bruising and other minor side effects associated with Kybella® should fade, with the slimming results becoming increasingly apparent in the following weeks and months. Multiple treatments are typically necessary to get desired contours, so this treatment in particular should be planned in advance of any important dates.
Ready to try out these treatments available from Skin Care and Laser Physicians of Beverly Hills? Reach out to the team in Los Angeles by calling 310-246-0495 to schedule a consultation or send a message online.Written by Dr. Derek Jones
Dr. Derek Jones is a renowned Los Angeles and Beverly Hills area dermatologist practicing in cosmetic and general dermatology.