4 Downtime-Free Ways to Get Your Skin Holiday Ready

‘Tis the season for parties and plenty of photo ops, and we all want our skin to look its best. Medical director and founder of The Laser Lounge non-surgical aesthetic spa in Newport Beach, California, plastic surgeon Dr. Sanjay Grover shares four quick, downtime-free treatments that help turn back the clock without interfering with your social schedule.

The holidays are one of the busiest times of year at our medspa—and also among the busiest for our patients, which means post-treatment downtime isn’t always an option. The good news is, there are plenty of non-invasive ways to improve fine lines, wrinkles, uneven skin tone and radiance without missing a beat. And best of all, these treatments deliver visible results in no time flat.

Hyaluronic acid fillers like Restylane and Juvéderm are ideal for restoring facial volume, smoothing lines and enhancing the lips, and you’ll walk out of the office with results you can see. Although minor swelling and bruising is a possible side effect (especially when treating the lips), a vast majority of patients are ready to face the world soon after treatment. Botox injections help relax the muscle contractions that lead to expression-related wrinkles in just a few days, helping you look more rested and rejuvenated with just one quick session. A combination of injectable fillers and Botox offers even better results, and you’ll still look like yourself (just better).

Clear + Brilliant
Perfect for improving early signs of aging, this “light” skin resurfacing treatment helps refine the complexion and improve the appearance of fine lines, pores, tone, dullness and texture in 30 minutes or less. Some patients may experience mild redness for a day and invisible graininess for a few days afterwards, but this treatment is a sure-fire way to get fresh, healthy-looking skin before the holiday season is at full tilt.

Offering the benefits of microdermabrasion without the messy particles—and the addition of customized skincare “infusions” that address your skin’s specific needs—this effective exfoliating treatment uses a unique bristled tip to gently sweep away dull, dead cells and reveal the fresh skin that lies beneath. It’s also safe for sensitive skin and provides visible improvement for fine lines, wrinkles, sun damage, acne scars and more after just one appointment.

Chemical peels
There’s a chemical peel for every skin concern, including fine lines, wrinkles, dullness, acne and dark spots. Peels are customized for your unique skin as well as your goals, and although they can be performed at various depths ranging from superficial to deep, lighter peels are perfect for those who want to avoid downtime and get right back to their regular activities.

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