Thinking about sprucing up your look with injectables for the holiday season?
Before rushing right in, here’s what you need to know to plan your treatment just right and really wow the crowd at this year’s big holiday events.
Give Yourself Some Wiggle Room
Injectable treatments like BOTOX® and dermal fillers are often referred to as “lunchtime procedures,” since they’re typically quick and easy and don’t require any downtime. But that doesn’t necessarily mean that you’re going to see your full results immediately after your appointment.
A good rule of thumb is to schedule your injections at least 2 weeks before a big event, like the annual Christmas party at the office, so you have enough time in between for your final results to develop. Both BOTOX and most fillers can take this long to completely settle into place and for any swelling and bruising to diminish.
Don’t schedule injectables the day before your holiday party, unless you want to look like the Grinch.
Less Is More
This tip is especially important if you’ve never had injectables before and aren’t quite sure how you’ll react to them. It’s better to start out with a smaller amount of filler or BOTOX and then add more later on if needed. This is another excellent reason why you should allow plenty of wiggle room between your initial injection and the biggest holiday party of the year.
A skilled and experienced provider should be able to help you perfectly plan your treatment timeline, so take the time to do some research to choose the best injector before booking your appointment.