by Marria Pooya
It’s the season of giving and thanksgiving and, most importantly, of holiday parties. Make an entrance at all of your events this season when you rev up your look with the age-reversing effects of injectables and fillers. Count on injectables like BOTOX and dermal fillers to provide easy solutions to many signs of aging, such as wrinkles, crinkles and folds, as well as that overall “tired look,” which means you’re sure to bring the “wow” to any holiday party.
“Our patients are amazed by the quick and simple results from injections, which can smooth away lines and fill wrinkles to impart a more youthful look,” said Amanda Pucci, aesthetic nurse practitioner at the Greenwich Medical Spa in Westport. “The best part is that it only takes a 30- to 60-minute office visit to take years off of the face.”
Beginning with BOTOX, the world’s most popular non-surgical cosmetic medical treatment, lines on the forehead and between the eyes, not to mention those crow’s feet, can be quickly diminished. BOTOX works by relaxing the muscles that cause wrinkles on the upper face. With effects that last up to three or four months, pre-holiday BOTOX injections will take you all the way through that New Year’s Eve party.
Dermal fillers are used to literally fill lines, and today, most of these have been formulated to target specific areas. With the Juvéderm family of fillers, which includes Ultra Plus XC, Volbella, Voluma and Vollure, aesthetic professionals can improve lines around the mouth and marionette lines and add subtle volume to the lips. Voluma restores volume to the cheek area, lifting the face and reducing the appearance of jowls. These long-lasting fillers are made from hyaluronic acid, which is a substance that is naturally present in the body and works as an internal moisturizer. Expert injectors will know which fillers are best suited to meet your needs.
“Many women – and men – are hesitant to try injectables and fillers because they are afraid the results will look unnatural,” said Shilpa Desai, physician assistant at the Greenwich Medical Spa. “But when used by experts with significant experience and a light hand, these treatments provide natural-looking results that do not make you feel like someone else. You just appear as a younger version of yourself.”
Plan ahead for your holiday parties and events by getting your wow factor started now with a little help from today’s effective injectable treatments.