We all want to look our best over the holidays, seeing old friends and coming together with our extended family. We want to put our best foot forward and make a great impression with a fresh, dewy, youthful look that’ll impress even the most curmudgeonly of critics. We want to look at how we feel.
Many use Botox or filler injections to smooth out fine lines and wrinkles and plump up skin and lips, but we need to remember these treatments have a recovery time. We need to work recovery time into our holiday plans so we can be sure to have youthful and dewy skin at holiday events.
Timing for muscle relaxers
Botox and Dysport are brands of muscle relaxers, with Botox being the most popular injectable in the world. You can be sure many of your friends are also getting these treatments in preparation for the holidays or a big event like a wedding.
What are muscle relaxers?
Muscle relaxers are solutions injected into your skin that relax muscles around wrinkled parts of the face. Botox and Dysport both contain a highly refined, purified protein synthesized from onabotulinumtoxinA, which works by blocking nerve impulses to the injected muscles. After these muscles relax, the wrinkles and lines created by muscle tension fade, leaving you with a more youthful-looking face.
How long do muscle relaxers take to work?
If you’re wondering how long does Botox take to kick in or how long does Botox last, in five to seven days, you’ll start to see results, and the effects last about three to four months. Each brand of muscle relaxer is different because, despite using the same active ingredient, these formulations work differently. Dysport benefits last as long as Botox but take only two to three days to start to work.
Timing for dermal fillers
Dermal filler injectables are another method for reducing the appearance of lines and wrinkles so you can look your best on special occasions.
What are dermal fillers?
Dermal fillers are also injected into the area you want to treat, but they work by plumping up the skin or the lips. Hyaluronic (HA) solution is used to help restore structural support by imparting volume to the skin envelope. The skin plumps up, reducing the look of lines and wrinkles.
How quickly do dermal fillers work?
Some swelling can occur for the first twenty-four hours, and bruising may occur for the next few days. Otherwise, dermal fillers have no side effects, and the positive results are long-lasting. When using JUVÉDERM, the top doctor-recommended filler in Canada, you can expect your treated areas to look much better for up to twenty-four months, depending on the treatment.
Timing approaching a holiday or celebration
If you know you have the holidays coming up or have a family or work celebration, consider planning your Dysport injections or filler treatments carefully to ensure you look your absolute best on the day of the event. A great rule of thumb is to get your treatment about two weeks ahead. Though you can, in a pinch, have the treatments one week before the event, we recommend two to be sure any after-effects have time to subside.
In the case of dermal fillers, you want to be certain the side effects have passed, and in the case of Botox, you want to be sure the treatment is at its peak effectiveness. Stopping your treatments about two weeks before the holidays will guarantee you look young and fresh right through the New Year.
How PSSC can help
PSSC is a skin care clinic that offers high-quality dermal fillers and muscle relaxant treatments. Though you may be searching for “Botox Newmarket,” our Newmarket location is available to serve patients across the GTA. Run by top-notch plastic surgeons, PSSC is dedicated to helping you look the age you feel. Contact PSSC for a consultation and experience the PSSC difference!