Unwrapping the Secrets to Holiday Beauty
By: Gina Veith, LME October 11, 2016 Category: General
We’re here to help you get a jump on the holiday rush. So to look your very best for parties and family gatherings, Debbie and I put together a beauty “to do” list.
You’ll need a little lead time on treatments with Debbie and Dr Wulc. Botox™, Dysport™, and Xeomin™ are all cosmetic treatments that temporarily relax muscles and give skin a smoother appearance. The best time to get any of these is 4-6 weeks before the big event (so counting backwards, we’re talking NOW). We like to ask you to come back two weeks after your first treatment to get a touch-up, making sure everything is perfect. If you’re a regular patient, plan to come in for a touch up two to three weeks before any big events. You can read up on each of the options here.
Debbie advises that you should plan to do your filler now, too. These injectables help restore facial volume while diminishing fine lines and wrinkles. We have a long list of fillers available that allow Debbie and Dr. Wulc to customize the perfect solution for you. Read more here.
Once Debbie or Dr. Wulc have you plumped, I’ll focus on polishing your skin.
We can use our Broadband Light (BBL) treatments to attack age and sun spots, small facial capillaries, fine wrinkles and pores. You’ll see a difference in just one treatment, but typically a package of three is best. You’ll have some redness that can be covered up, so it’s best to do the treatments a week or so before your big event.
Microneedling with Dermafrac™ can also boost your beauty. It is mild microneedling that infuses potent serums into your skin. It plumps the skin each time, and makes the perfect base for holiday makeup (and gives you the skin that people envy). Ideally, you would start a series of these treatments six weeks before your big event, spacing them out every two weeks. If you have more serious skin issues, our Dermapen® microneedling may be appropriate. The Dermapen is a deeper treatment, best started three months in advance.
For the perfect canvas for makeup, consider our Dermaplaning. Dermaplaning is quick and painless, and allows me to remove all the fine hair (peach fuzz) from your face. This exfoliating treatment only takes 30 minutes but has major impact. You can do this the day before an event. There’s no downtime at all.
Finally, our W Skin Studio Instant Glow is a luxurious treatment that you do one week before your event. Your skin is gently exfoliated, which makes your make-up go on smoothly, and then our super serum is massaged into your skin, which gives luminosity and an immediate brightening effect. Check out all of our skin options here.
As always, we’d love to see you in the office to customize the perfect package for a beautiful holiday and Happy New Year…before it sneaks up on you!
P.S. There are a select few surgeries you can still have with as little as six weeks of lead time. We have a few slots still open on Dr. Wulc’s schedule. Call us for a consultation if you have interest in talking about that.
About the Author
Gina Veith, LMEhas been a Licensed Medical Aesthetician with W Cosmetics for more than a decade. Gina guides our patients through every step of their journey as our surgical consultant and is the lead medical aesthetician at W Skin Studio. Learn more about Gina.