Even with the most diligent skincare routine, along with strict shielding from the sun’s harmful rays, your face will age over time. None of us can defy gravity forever, and no amount of serums, moisturizers, or high-end ingredients will completely prevent the formation of wrinkles around the eyes and mouth. Smiling, frowning, and other facial expressions take their toll over time.
While cosmetic procedures like facelifts, neck lifts, and eye lifts are one option to explore if you have significant wrinkles and sagging, you may not feel ready for this step if your issues are minimal. What can you do if creams and serums are no longer doing the trick, but you feel that a surgical procedure is unwarranted?
Luckily, there are a few minimally-invasive procedures that deliver immediate improvements with minimal downtime. When you choose dermal fillers, Botox, or other injectables for a winter touch-up, you can address target areas like frown lines, smile lines, crow’s feet, and more. This will allow you to regain a youthful appeal. Why is winter a great time to refresh your wink and your smile?
Why Treat in Winter?
In truth, winter is the perfect time to undergo a wide range of cosmetic treatments. For example, undergoing a liposuction, tummy tuck, or breast augmentation during winter means you’ll be healed and ready to show off your improved appearance before swimsuits are on the rack. If you schedule it in fall, you could even shine in your holiday ensembles.
Winter is also ideal for facial treatments like chemical peels and laser resurfacing that require you to avoid sun exposure for a period of time. While minimally-invasive rejuvenation procedures, such as dermal fillers, Botox, and injectables, can be done at any time of year, it’s not a bad idea to treat yourself during the winter to look great for holiday events and photos.
Does your family send out holiday cards with a new family photo every year? When you plan ahead for the right facial rejuvenation treatments, you’ll be sure to look extra youthful and stunning for your annual family photo.
These little pick-me-ups are quick, easy, and minimally-invasive, with little to no downtime for recovery, depending on the procedures you choose. With a quick trip to the dermatologist, you can see instant improvements that fill out and minimize wrinkles.
Benefits of Dermal Fillers
There are several different options for fillers, including Restylane, Juvederm, Voluma, Sculptra, Bellafill, and more. They are all designed to minimize the appearance of wrinkles and facial hollows by filling depressions and plumping the skin. The result is a full, youthful appearance that could last several months to a couple of years, depending on the product.
Benefits of Injectables
Injectables like Botox and Dysport work differently than fillers. Rather than plumping the skin, they are designed to minimize muscle movement, helping to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and prevent further wrinkling, essentially slowing the aging process. Botox has hundreds of other FDA approved uses as well, including treating migraines, excessive sweating, and overactive bladder, for example.
If the winter blues have got you down, refresh your appearance and renew your outlook in time for the holidays with rejuvenating wink and smile treatments. Contact Dr. Beverly Fischer, MD, and the team at the Advanced Center for Plastic Surgery today, online or at 410-308-4700, to schedule a consultation and learn more.