After the holidays have come and gone, you may find yourself feeling a simultaneous sense of sadness and relief. Because you spent so much of your time around the holidays focused on buying gifts for others and making the season enjoyable for your family and friends, the post-holiday season can be the perfect time to start focusing on taking care of yourself and treating yourself to some pampering. While there are many ways to go about treating yourself to something nice after the holidays, a good place to start is on your face. Get to know some of the procedures you can choose from so that you can make yourself a priority after the holidays.
One of the easiest and most effective ways that you can get a more youthful and radiant glow after the holidays is through Botox treatments. Botox injections are skin care treatments that are designed to get rid of fine lines and wrinkles.
The way Botox achieves these effects is to paralyze and/or weaken the muscles in the face by blocking the nerves associated with those muscles from sending and receiving signals. When this happens, muscle tension is released and wrinkles and fine lines are subsequently lessened or erased completely.
Botox treatments involve several small injections at once. These are usually in the forehead and in the area around the eyes, but can be elsewhere in the face as well. The effects of your Botox treatment can last several months and give you the boost of confidence in your appearance that you may be needing after months of holiday stress.
Another way that you can treat your skin to some rejuvenation and give yourself a more youthful and fresh look is to get a chemical peel. Chemical peels are non-surgical cosmetic procedures that involve the application of an acidic skin solution onto the skin.
This solution helps to remove dead skin cells from the surface of the skin and in the process reduces blemishes, lines, and even age spots. Depending on how intense you want your results to be, you can choose either a light treatment or a deeper treatment.
Light chemical peels are subtle and require only a few weeks of recovery time before you can have another one. Deeper treatments can take several months for complete healing and may result in blistering and redness for the first few days after the chemical peel solution is applied. However, the results are far more dramatic.
Now that you know a few of the ways that you can treat your face to something nice and rejuvenating after the holidays, you can schedule your appointments and get started making yourself more of a priority once more. Contact a physician, such as Merkel William D MD, for more information.