Between family gatherings, parties, and other social events, you probably see a lot of people during the holidays. And they see you, too. If you’re not satisfied with your appearance, this can add stress to a period that may already be hectic for you.
But with modern procedures, improving your appearance may be easier than you expect. You don’t even need to have surgery to do so. Below are six ways to look better for the holidays without surgery.
Botox cosmetics can be used to treat facial wrinkles, leaving you with an improved appearance. It works by safely paralyzing or weakening certain muscles. Or it may work by blocking certain nerves.
2. Chemical Peel
With a chemical peel, a solution is applied to your skin, leading it to peel off, leaving behind a fresh layer of skin. Afterward, your new skin will typically be smoother, which is probably your desired result. It can be used to:
- Improve the appearance of scars
- Improve the appearance and feel of your skin
- Reduce age spots, dark patches, fine lines and freckles
- Treat acne and wrinkles
Dermabrasion is most commonly used to improve the look of acne scars and fine lines around the mouth. It involves the use of a diamond-tipped wheel or wire brush to remove the top layers of your skin. This damages your skin and leads your body to replace it with new skin.
Microdermabrasion involves the application of tiny rough grains to remove the surface of your skin. Your body replaces your skin cells with healthy, smooth ones. Microdermabrasion also improves the effectiveness of medicinal creams and lotions by allowing more of their ingredients and moisture to reach the lower layers of skin.
5. Laser Skin Resurfacing
Laser skin resurfacing is typically used to treat facial problems such as blotches, lines, scars, and wrinkles. Layer by layer, it resurfaces your skin. Similar to the effects of microdermabrasion, new cells form and provide an improved appearance.
Sclerotherapy can be used to improve the symptoms of venous insufficiency. With it, a chemical is injected into your vein to destroy it. This procedure can improve your appearance as well as improve your blood flow and limit chronic swelling.
The holidays don’t have to be a time in which you’re self-conscious. Consider getting one of the listed non-surgical procedures to improve your appearance.
Speak with a qualified surgeon for specific information on the benefits and risks of any procedures you’re considering. He or she should be able to answer any questions you may have and help you decide which option is best for you!