Every woman wants to look and feel her best during the holidays, especially at parties and in photos with family, friends and business colleagues. Sun damage by UV rays and facial changes like fine lines and wrinkles appear as you age. Surplus skin due to the loss of elasticity and gravity can result in a turkey neck that rivals the one on your holiday bird. As the holiday season approaches, many women find it difficult to set aside time in their busy schedules for a traditional facelift and the recommended post-recovery phase. But there’s good news! Advances in cosmetic procedures now enable you to look vibrant and younger without invasive surgery or downtime.

If you want to look slimmer or more youthful for your special holiday events — Thanksgiving, Hannukah, Christmas, New Years and more — follow our helpful pre-holiday beauty checklist to help you determine which aesthetic treatments you need to achieve your goals and when to get them to achieve the full benefit in time for your special occasion.

Quick Pre-Holiday Beauty Checklist by Skin by Lovely

    1. Aesthetic Concern: Double Chin

      pre-holiday beauty checklist kybella double chin

      Individual results will vary from person to person.

      Solution: Kybella Injectable Fat Dissolver
      Required Treatments: 3-6 treatments
      When to Start: Late October, Early November

      Full Kybella results generally appear after 6 weeks in total. So if you want your double chin to vanish before the December festivities, get started on Kybella by the first week of November at the latest. This will ensure the best possible results, boosting your confidence for that family portrait…this time without the scarf!

      Find out more about Kybella and why you should add it to your Pre-Holiday Beauty Checklist.


    2. Aesthetic Concern: Turkey Neck

      Solution: Nefertiti Neck Lift with Botox and dermal fillers
      Required Treatments: One treatment with results showing in 2-3 weeks
      When to Start: Late October, Early November

      You should see your final Nefertiti Lift results within 2-3 weeks of treatment. If you want to see your results prior to Thanksgiving, get your treatment in late October or early November. Any later than that, and the full effects won’t be seen until sometime closer to the December holidays. Any earlier and your results may begin to wear off. And really, there should only be one turkey neck during the holidays, and it shouldn’t be on you.

      Learn more about the Nefertiti Neck Lift and why we included it in our Pre-Holiday Beauty Checklist.

    3. pre-holiday beauty checklist lip enhancement

      Individual results will vary from person to person.

      Aesthetic Concern: Thin Lips

      Solution: Lip Enhancement with Juvederm or Restylane Silk
      Required Treatments: One treatment with results showing in 3-4 weeks
      When to Start: Late November, Early December

      Lip enhancement recovery time is generally 3-4 weeks. It’s at this time that the swelling has gone down and the full results of the Juvederm or Restylane Silk have taken effect. To have kissable lips in time for New Years Eve, get your lip enhancement in December. Any sooner, and the effects of your lip enhancement may begin to wear off. Remember, unlike diamonds, fillers aren’t forever!

      Interested in natural-looking lip enhancement?
      Add it to your own Pre-Holiday Beauty Checklist in Portland or Santa Monica!


    4. Aesthetic Concern: Aging Face

      Non-Surgical Facelift

      Individual results will vary from person to person.

      Non-Surgical Liquid Facelift with Botox and dermal fillers
      Required Treatments: One treatment session, with results showing in 2-3 weeks
      When to Start: Late October, November

      This is by far one of our most requested treatments on our pre-holiday beauty checklist, with patients often asking, “When should I get Botox before an event?”  With Botox and dermal fillers, you want to give yourself 2-3 weeks to recover and see full results. So if you’re aiming for December festivities and New Year’s Eve, get your treatment during October or November. If you want to maintain your results for Valentines Day, schedule a Botox touch-up in January.

      Learn more about getting a non-surgical facelift before the holidays.

Are you interested in a different treatment not mentioned here in our Pre-Holiday Beauty Checklist?

We also offer many other treatments, like chemical peels, Radiesse hand rejuvenation, and Restylane under-eye treatments.  Contact us for a consultation in our Portland Facial Rejuvenation Practice or our Santa Monica Botox and Filler Clinic today!

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