Davie, FL dermatologist Marianna Blyumin-Karasik, MD says simple five-minute treatments with neuromodulators are perfect for earlier in the holiday season. These injections will relax the muscles and soften expression lines. “Since it’s fast and very effective, anyone can fit it into their busy schedule,” says Dr. Blyumin-Karasik. She notes that there’s minimal downtime, such as light bruising. Results tend to appear in about three to ten days and last for four to six months, she adds. “It’s no brainer that this is the most popular cosmetic procedure of the season.”
However, Dr. Allenby warns that when the holiday is rapidly approaching, “we don’t want to use too many needles to prevent bruising for those big social events.” This is why Nanuet, NY dermatologist Heidi Waldorf, MD recommends scheduling your botulinum toxin and filler appointments two to four weeks ahead of the holidays. This helps ensure you get “the full tox effect and that any swelling or bruising from the filler is clear,” she explains.