You might think me crazy for talking about the holidays when it’s not even sweater weather yet, but I subscribe to the theory that the day after Labor Day is Christmas. There is just something turbocharged about the next four months. They speed by. So now is the perfect time to start thinking about how you want to look come Thanksgiving. And I am not just talking about surgery. There are quite a few really effective non-surgical modalities for reversing the earliest signs of aging on the face such as:
- Crow’s feet
- Sagging jowls
- Forehead wrinkles
- Enlarged pores
- Loss of volume in the mid-face
But many require more than one treatment and/or time before you will see your final results. And if you are planning to wear a bathing suit this Christmas vacation, wouldn’t it be nice to not worry about your muffin top? SculpSure is a fantastic non-surgical method for getting rid of stubborn areas of fat. But the results aren’t immediate so you need to think ahead.
Get Bathing Suit Ready with SculpSure
Let’s be honest. Most of us have body contouring issues, especially as we get a little older. If you are someone who struggles with an abdominal bulge, bra roll or double chin (this is a huge problem area for many men), SculpSure can help. It’s a laser that “shocks” the fat cells in the treatment area. These destroyed fat cells are then eliminated through your body’s lymphatic system, delivering a more smooth, toned, trim look.
Having worked with Cynosure, the company that makes SculpSure, as Medical Director since 2013, I was one of the first plastic surgeons to perform this procedure so I know that it works in the right patient. But I also know that it takes most patents, on average, 8 weeks before they’ll see their final results, and at least two treatments, spaced 6-8 weeks apart. So if you are trying to make a deadline such as New Year’s Eve in Miami, planning is crucial.
Facial Rejuvenation: Botox, Fillers, Kybella & Lasers
Now when it comes to non-surgical facial rejuvenation, there are options that deliver quick results. Botox works in just 2 weeks. But, the smoothing effect can also fade in 3-4 months. So, again, planning is important. And you definitely don’t want to show up at Great Aunt Martha’s on Turkey day with tell-tale red dots on your face from your Juvéderm injection the week before. You want to look your best, right? Well, here are some things to keep in mind:
Kybella is an injectable that’s great for eliminating small areas of fat like a double chin. Men, in particular, like the ease of addressing this problem spot (hello necktie) without having to go under the knife or endure any downtime. But, Kybella does not work right away. Like SculpSure, it can take weeks for your body to eliminate the destroyed fat cells. And most patients need more than one treatment. Fillers, on the other hand, can deliver fast results. Not quite as fast as Botox, but close. However, it can take a couple of weeks for the injection sites to calm down. And lasers, depending on your needs and which type of laser skin resurfacing you choose, can require both downtime and multiple treatments.
My advice is that if you want to look your best for the office Christmas party then schedule a consultation to come in and see me now so that we can discuss your options and come up with the right game plan for you. One that will address your problem areas, but that won’t lay you down for more time than you can commit. And most importantly, one that will have your friends and family wondering if you took vacation early this year.
To find out more about Botox, fillers, laser skin resurfacing and SculpSure with Dr. Sean Doherty at his Boston or Brookline office, contact us today or call (617) 450-0070 to schedule a consultation.