The festive season is a time for getting together with friends and family and celebrating with Christmas cheer. Following last Christmas spent in lockdown for most of us, this December is lining up to be busier than ever before. Companies are going all out, throwing huge Christmas parties for all staff and their loved ones. Families are making plans to get together after a year of lonely festivities. And friends are taking this opportunity to catch up over some much-needed drinks this Christmas.
For many of us, Christmas is set to be a few weeks of parties, gatherings, and dinners with people we haven’t had the chance to see for many months. While this is certainly something to look forward to and celebrate, it has left a lot of people suddenly panicking about their appearance.
Everyone wants to look their best for the Christmas parties and events, but this year, this is more pressing than ever before. Following lockdowns, working from home, and many cancelled plans, people are stressing about looking the part this Christmas.
It might only be a few weeks until the Festive season is well and truly upon us, but there is still time to get an aesthetic treatment or tweakment in before the parties. We’ve gathered our best pre-Christmas treatments with no downtime or recovery to help you look your best this December.
Obagi is a range of skincare products that work to change the function of the skin at a cellular level. The results from Obagi Skincare are unrivalled, and these powerful products can be used to treat a range of skincare concerns. The various Obagi systems use a blend of active and prescription ingredients to leave your skin looking rejuvenated, smooth, and clear this Christmas.
Due to the prescription ingredients, Obagi must be prescribed by a doctor, and the dosage and frequency are determined for your unique complexion. Dr Mike Comins at Hans Place is here to help; using an in-depth skin analysis will tailor your treatment and create a prescription for your needs. If you are concerned about hyperpigmentation, age spots, dark circles, or just an all-round dull complexion, Obagi can help you fight these issues before the Christmas party.
Dermal Fillers can deliver a fresh-faced and youthful appearance in just minutes. If you have a specific area of your face that leaves you self-conscious, such as thin lips, crow’s feet or sunken cheeks, Dermal Fillers can help. This treatment involves a hyaluronic acid like substance being injected just below the surface of the skin. This works to plump the area and also boost natural collagen production for a glowing complexion.
You can have Dermal Fillers and reap the results in time for the festive season. Treatment often takes just 30 minutes depending on the area, and results can be seen immediately. There is a small risk of bruising and swelling at the injection site, which will clear in a couple of days, so we recommend having treatment about a week before your big event.
Profhilo has been hailed as the secret to glowing skin and could be the perfect pre-Christmas treatment for your complexion. This revolutionary treatment is a super-powerful skin moisturiser that is injected directly into the skin cells. Profhilo contains high levels of Hyaluronic Acid, which occurs naturally in the skin. It is this secret ingredient that hydrates and rejuvenates the skin, delivering natural results in minutes. Profhilo can be used to tackle signs of ageing, such as sagging skin or fine lines and wrinkles.
This treatment is a type of injectable, but it works very differently from Dermal Fillers. Fillers work to change the shape of the tissue under the skin surface, whereas Profhilo hydrates the skin from within and creates a bio-remodelling response from the cells. Many people are choosing to use Profhilo as their pre-Christmas treatment because the results are impressive yet natural.
Profhilo is usually completed as a two-part treatment, and results do not appear right away. If you are planning Profhilo before the festive seasons, we recommend getting started with treatment immediately, and by Christmas, your complexion will be glowing beautifully. Treatments usually take place 30 days apart, and after the second course of Profhilo, the skin is noticeably clearer and smoother.
Another great option for pre-Christmas treatments is ULTRAcel. ULTRAcel is a non-invasive procedure that uses High Intensity Focused Ultrasound (HIFU) and radio frequency technology. These technologies combined work to tighten, smooth, firm, and lift the skin to reduce signs of ageing. If you are concerned that you have developed more lines and wrinkles in recent months and want to look your best for the festive season, ULTRAcel could be the perfect solution.
ULTRAcel doesn’t require the same downtime and recovery as a surgical facelift or laser resurfacing, but the results are similar. This procedure can be combined with other cosmetic treatments such as INTRAcel in order to treat a wide range of skin concerns.
Acne scarring, stretch marks, open pores, and sagging skin are all common issues that can be treated using ULTRAcel. With this treatment, you can start noticing the results immediately, but they will continue to improve for up to 6 months. This is because ULTRAcel encourages the natural production of collagen and elastin in the skin, improving the skin over time.
Similar to ULTRAcel, INTRAcel is also a good option for smoothing, tightening, and firming the skin. Radio frequency, micro-needling, and fractional treatments are all combined to deliver incredible results without the downtime that comes with more invasive treatments. If you want to reduce skin sagging, diminish large pores, and improve the skin texture this Christmas, then INTRAcel could be the best option for you.
INTRAcel treatment often takes just 45 minutes, and skin will be left smoother and tighter immediately. These results continue to improve for up to 6 months. Because of the micro-needling part of the treatment, some patients experience redness for one to two days after treatment, so we recommend booking a treatment at least a week before any big Christmas events.
For more information and advice on the best pre-Christmas treatment for you, contact our expert team today.