03 Feb Be Your Most Kissable Self This Valentine’s Day with These Top Treatments
Confidence is the most attractive quality, but confidence comes from feeling and looking your best. If you’re looking for sky-high confidence for your big date on Valentine’s Day, we’ve got you covered at Spectrum Dermatology. There are a number of popular and effective treatments that offer quick results and virtually no downtime. It’s not too late to schedule your appointment for Botox, fillers, Kybella, lip injections, and more so you can step out this Valentine’s Day as your best, most beautiful self.
This year V-Day falls on a Friday (and a long weekend for many), which means a lot of us in Scottsdale are planning romantic weekend getaways or finally checking out that intimate restaurant perfect for proposals, declarations of love, and of course the requisite Valentine’s Day selfie.
Looking and feeling your best requires working with a dermatological team who is highly skilled and has the latest products and techniques to achieve your goals. Here are a few of the most in-demand treatments and what they can do to help enhance your natural beauty just in time for Valentine’s Day.
Botox: A Beauty Staple
Botox has been one of the most popular treatments for years, and for a very good reason. It’s a neuromodular that temporarily “freezes” certain muscles to stop wrinkles and frown lines in their tracks. However, if you’ve never received Botox before, you need to know that the results aren’t immediate. It can take a few days and up to a week for the full results to show, so you’ll want to schedule this treatment a few days before your big date or night out.
Botox is safe, effective, and there’s virtually no downtime. There can be some very minor redness and swelling immediately after the treatment, but that should subside by the next day. You’ll also want to avoid sweating or laying down for a few hours after Botox, so make sure to schedule your appointment accordingly (lunch hour appointments are ideal for many). Botox can be used in many areas of the face, and is especially popular around the eyes and between the brows to stop those “angry elevens” from forming.
Dermal fillers became well-known for their ability to enhance and increase your pout—so it’s no wonder dermal fillers are very popular pre-Valentine’s Day. However, there are many dermal fillers available, each designed to treat different areas. They can also be used to achieve a more youthful appearance by filling in the hollowness of the cheeks and below the eyes than can happen as we get a little older. Most dermal fillers are made of hyaluronic acid (HA), which already occurs naturally in the body.
The results of dermal fillers are immediate, though some minor swelling and tenderness can occur for a couple of days after the treatment. If you’re interested in dermal fillers for Valentine’s Day, it’s a good idea to schedule your appointment a few days beforehand. Fillers can last anywhere from about six months to up to two years depending on the type of dermal filler. This makes it possible to try out a new look for a little while or opt for a semi-permanent solution if you already know exactly what you want.
Kybella to Kiss that Double Chin Goodbye
In addition to fine lines, wrinkles, and lack of volume in the face, the appearance of a double chin is also an early sign of aging. You don’t need to be overweight to struggle with this common issue. A double chin can be genetic or caused by aging. Submental fat tends to gather in this area, which softens the jawline and can make you look heavier than you are. Liposuction is an option, but just like any surgery there are risks, scars, and downtime associated with it. However, Kybella gets rid of under-chin fat for good with no surgery or downtime.
Kybella is a treatment composed of series of injections using a type of acid that occurs naturally in the body and which destroys unwanted fat cells when used in concentrated doses. A series of treatments is recommended, but you’ll start to see results after just one treatment. To learn more about all of your options for confidently stepping out as your best self this Valentine’s Day, call Spectrum Dermatology at (480) 948-8400 to schedule your consultation or appointment.