The ultimate festive season party-prep regime

The festive season is fast approaching and now is the time to kick your party-prep regime into action to make sure you’ll look your best for every occasion, function and event.

To help you usher in the party season in style, we’ve created the ultimate festive season party-prep guide to help you get your beauty regime sorted so you can focus on more important things—like which outfit to wear!

Roll back the years

Photographs serve as a permanent reminder of how we looked at a time and age, and we tend to take more photos during the festive season than at any other time of the year. If you want to feel confident that you’ll look your best every time you ‘say cheese’, anti-wrinkle and dermal filler treatments may be the answer to treat wrinkles, smile lines, sunken cheeks or less-than-luscious lips.

Anti-ageing facial injections allow you to reverse the march of time by relaxing the muscles in problem areas such as frown and furrow lines, the forehead, crow’s feet around the eyes, or mouth lines and creases. By making the muscles unable to move to the degree they normally do, you can enjoy smoother skin and minimise the opportunity for further wrinkling and furrowing.

Not all anti-wrinkle injections are the same, so it’s important to consider what’s most important when planning your treatment. Some products offer faster-acting treatments where you’ll notice an improvement within 2-3 days, while others require slightly more time to take effect. You may also notice a significant difference in the price per injection between products. The choice of product used is crucial, and this is where experience of your practitioner is paramount. Your practitioner can be the difference between an amazing result and an average or disappointing result.

If you’re concerned about restoring volume to your face, dermal fillers are another great treatment option. A simple and effective way to rejuvenate, reshape and boost the natural volume of skin around the face, dermal fillers can reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles and enhance the natural contours of your face.

If you’re a first-timer considering having fillers, you may be concerned that the treatment will significantly alter your appearance and look unnatural. While that is a risk if you use an inexperienced practitioner, it’s rare that would be the case with experienced practitioners. Fillers can be used gradually to avoid making sudden changes to your appearance and to create a fresher, younger looking you.

Breathe new life into your skin

Few things have as much of an impact on your appearance as your skin, so it’s well-worth giving your skin a little pick-me-up in the lead up to the festive season.

A cosmetic skin peel can work wonders getting your skin to look its best. By applying a solution which works to remove layers of dead skin cells and stimulate the production of new skin cells, a cosmetic skin peel can firm the skin, reduce wrinkling, reduce pigmentation, improve skin texture and restore a more youthful appearance.

This is a particularly good treatment option if you suffer from skin conditions like melasma (brown or grey patchy skin) or breakouts. Chemical peels have seen a resurgence in popularity in recent years as a more cost-effective way to achieve similar results to laser skin resurfacing treatments. They also come in a variety of chemical combinations and strengths, so it’s important you seek advice from a professional aesthetician to help you decide which chemical peel will be most suitable for your skin type and condition.

Cancel your waxing appointments

While you may consider your regular waxing appointment as an absolute must, there’s no need to continue putting up with painful waxes when laser hair removal treatments can help you achieve a smooth, hair-free finish without the discomfort.

Working by using a laser beam to send energy to the root of the hair where it impedes the hair growth, you can generally expect to see an 80-90 per cent reduction in hair volume after about six sessions (depending on the stage of the hair growth cycle). Typically most effective if you have darker hair and fairer skin, technological advancements now mean people with lighter hair can also expect to achieve good results.

While laser hair removal will lead to a significant reduction in hair volume, unfortunately it isn’t always permanent—depending on factors like hair growth phases, hormones and certain medications, it is possible that a small amount of hair will grow back, however it will make it much more manageable.

Simplify your beauty routine

Spending hours in front of the mirror getting ready for the next event is fast becoming a thing of the past thanks to semi-permanent make-up. If you want a no-fail, low-maintenance beauty regime, cosmetic tattooing can give you perfect brows, eyes or lips, every time.

The concept of facial tattooing may seem extreme, however it couldn’t be further from the truth—while it does adopt a similar technique to traditional tattoos by injecting pigment into the surface of the skin, cosmetic tattooing is not as permanent, with the effects lasting up to two years.

By carefully planning your treatment and performing it gradually over several sessions, subtle changes can be made to enhance your natural features and achieve a fuller and more defined brow, a winged eye, a lash enhancement or lift, or smudge-proof perfectly contoured lip.

Start your party-prep now

To kick your festive beauty-prep regime into gear, book a consultation with one of our skilled and experienced aestheticians who can develop a customised beauty package based on your personal requirements to ensure you look your best at every event this party season.

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