New Cosmetic Treatments as Part of Your “New Year, New You?” Here Are a Few Tips to Stay Motivated and Keep the Momentum Going!
The New Year is in full swing, which means it’s time to check in with your resolutions. These important motivators push us to achieve goals throughout the year. And now that 2018 is in full swing, you’ve likely made a bit of progress. If one of your resolutions was to improve how you look and feel, then there’s never been a better time to pause and take stock of where you’re at!
Alongside a healthier lifestyle, cosmetic treatments like Botox Cosmetic might be on your to-do list. But before you start anything, it’s important to look at your expectations and sit down for a consultation with your treatment provider. We’ve put together a few items to keep in mind before you try your next cosmetic treatment to help you get the results you want:
Give Yourself Time
There’s no need to rush into anything! Because you might be completely new to these cosmetic procedures, focus on finding the right treatment for your needs and goals. And if you have an event you want to look great for, start treatments at least two months in advance. While many treatments do provide immediate effects, you should give yourself time to adjust to them and provide a window to ensure you achieve the results you’re looking for.
Try a Peel or Non-Ablative Laser to Start
A peel is a good place to start with cosmetic treatments. Peels exfoliate your skin, removing the superficial layer of dead skin cells and encouraging new cell growth. These treatments result in refreshed, even-looking, and radiant skin.
Peel treatments include chemical peels and microdermabrasion (mechanical peel). Non-ablative lasers would include Laser Genesis, IPL or Fraxel re:store. While each type of peel or laser treatment is effective for specific results, some require more downtime than others. For example, a chemical peel offers minimal downtime, but you may need three days of downtime after Fraxel laser resurfacing. Furthermore, the results and downtimes vary for each person, so keep this in mind when planning for treatments.
If you’re tired of wearing mascara all the time and would like longer, darker, and fuller eyelashes, you should consider Latisse treatments. This simple prescription treatment will take about two months before you start seeing results, with the best results seen after 12 weeks. Optimal results leave you with beautiful eyelashes, looking already made up each morning when you get out of bed.
Botox Cosmetic and Dermal Fillers
Injectable cosmetic treatments can increase volume and contouring in your face while reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. These treatments are tailored to your desired look, so if you want to start with subtle results, you can. Although you may see results soon after treatment, allow yourself a few days for any swelling or bruising to disappear.
Whether you’re into refreshing your skin with a peel or reducing the appearance of wrinkles with Botox cosmetic, there are many cosmetic treatments available to help improve your look this year. With these cosmetic treatments and a healthy lifestyle, you will be well on your way to attaining your New Year’s resolution to look and feel good. And if you don’t know where to start or what would best suit your skin needs, just come in and talk to Dr. Tosoni or one of our team members and we will guide you in the right direction.
Dr. Caroline Tosoni pursued her Medical Degree at McMaster University and completed her post-graduate medical residency in Family Medicine through the University of Ottawa in 1998. Fluently bilingual in French and English, she opened her medical practice in Ottawa in July of 1998. Since 2000, Dr. Tosoni has focused her medical practice on Cosmetic Dermatology and has received extensive training and obtained multiple certifications in various medical cosmetic enhancement procedures such as Phlebology, Botox® Cosmetic, Dermal Fillers, SoftLift,™ BeautiPhication,™ Belkyra injections, CoolSculpting,™ Cosmetic Dermatology and Aesthetic Laser Medicine. Dr. Caroline Tosoni is also proficient in the treatment of Hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating) and Migraine Headaches with Botox® Therapeutic. In 2015, Dr. Tosoni’s practice officially received a Focused Practice in Dermatology designation by the Ministry of Health and Long Term Care and the Ontario Medical Association.