A lot of people want to look their best for the holidays for taking pictures, for impressing family, or for nurturing a new romantic relationship. You may want to look your best to head off snarky comments from family members that can take the glow out of your holiday season. Fortunately, many cosmetic skin care treatments are available to help your hair, face, and skin look their best this holiday season.
But you need to hurry. You don’t have a lot of time left to make an appointment and prepare for a treatment. Because it’s easier to avoid sun exposure—one of the recommendations following almost any procedure—winter is already a popular season for skin care treatments. It’s not just cosmetic procedures, either. Any number of medical dermatology services are also popular this time of year when the sun’s rays are at their weakest. Moreover, potentially cancerous skin growths and other troublesome skin spots are easier to identify as normal sunspots and pronounced freckles fade with the winter season.
Most Popular Hair and Skin Care Treatments During the Holidays
For many non-invasive treatments, the down time and recovery period can be minimal. Here are some of the best last-minute skin care treatments for the holidays.
- Skin Fillers are a great example of a non-invasive procedure that causes only temporary redness, swelling, or itching that tends to be very mild when avoiding exposure to the sun and heat. Often, even these mild side effects will be completely gone within a week leaving your skin looking younger than it has in years.
- Microneedling creates microscopic puncture wounds with a specially designed micro-needling or skin pen. Especially when allowed to heal properly in the days following the treatment, these puncture wounds encourage new cell growth including increased elasticity and collagen production.
- Chemical Peels can be a great option for many different types of skin care goals, but it takes some time for both preparation and recovery. Even with a mild chemical peel, you want to avoid the sun for a couple weeks before the treatment and then be prepared to avoid the sun and undue skin exposure for a few days following the treatment.
- Sclerotherapy and spider vein treatments are among the procedures for which it’s important to avoid sun exposure. One of the potential side effects of injecting sodium chloride into damaged veins is hyperpigmentation (darkening of the skin color). In most cases, this side effect can be effectively managed by avoid sun exposure following treatment. For different, you should also avoid sun exposure after laser treatment for facial spider veins.
Get Started Now for Holiday Season Skin Treatments
One simple way to help your skin look its best is to upgrade your skin care products and to do a better job of following your daily skin care routine. If you’re looking to get a little extra help for your skin this year, don’t wait any longer to Contact us about making an appointment. Some skin care procedures require advanced preparation or multiple treatments to get the best results. Even if you’ve already visited our St. Louis skin care clinic in the past, it may take some to fit you into the schedule.
If we can’t fit you in before the holidays, it might make just as much sense to wait till after. Instead of preparing to see family, you can treat yourself for enduring your family’s judgement this holiday season by scheduling a rejuvenating skin care treatment for the new year.