Looking to treat yourself to a pick-me-up before the holiday season gets into full swing? Injectable wrinkle treatments like BOTOX®, Dysport® and dermal fillers make great last-minute med spa treatments to help you look your holiday best.
If you’re wondering how to time your injectables before the holidays to minimize side effects and maximize your glowing holiday look, we’ve got you covered. Here’s how to time your injectable wrinkle treatments just right before the holidays.
How Soon before a Holiday Party Should I Get Fillers or BOTOX?
While both fillers and BOTOX are quick and easy procedures that don’t require any downtime, it’s best to schedule them at least 2 weeks before your holiday party or another big event.
Injectables of any kind can cause temporary redness, swelling and bruising, so you want to make sure you plan for some time for these side effects to fade away before debuting your fresh holiday look.
How Long Will It Take to See Results?
Some people choose to add more filler or BOTOX 2 weeks after their initial appointment to achieve their desired look.
While most people see noticeable results right away, it can take up to 2 weeks for your final outcome to reveal itself after getting BOTOX or fillers. In some cases, swelling and bruising can camouflage your results for a few days or so.
This is another reason why it’s a good idea to give yourself some wiggle room between your appointment and your holiday festivities.
How Long Will My Results Last?
This depends on what type of injectable you choose and how your body metabolizes the product. Muscle-relaxing neurotoxins like BOTOX and Dysport usually last anywhere from 3 to 6 months. Fillers can last longer — between 6 and 18 months — depending on the type and brand you choose.
So whichever you choose — fillers or BOTOX — you could easily get through the entire holiday season before needing another treatment.