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Beauty, Education

Squinch, Smile, Shoot: Why You Should Try Injectables Now

There are myriad tips you can find online to look terrific in holiday photos. Perfecting your posture, practicing beforehand to understand your best angle and, of course, feeling confident are all key. Line-minimizing and volumizing injectables often require little to no downtime, making them a terrific choice for those wanting to spruce up their look just in time for the holidays. Here are three options to take marvelous images while you’re making merry standing under the mistletoe and everywhere else party season takes you. 



Those little expression lines that have been bugging you all year? Take care of them now. The most popular cosmetic treatment for wrinkle relief by far is Botox, a neurotoxin that blocks the nerve muscles that cause wrinkles from repeated use. And although results can last from four months to a year, results can be seen in as little as 24 hours—perfect to prepare for those last-minute invitations that come in. 



As we age, our facial fat shifts and loses mass. The actual bones in our face can also lose volume. The FDA-approved Juvéderm collection of fillers includes Voluma, Vollure, and Volbella. These cheek fillers can add volume, and a skilled expert can also use filler to lift and lessen the appearance of nasolabial folds. Dermal fillers can be injected in less than an hour, and the results can last up to two years with no downtime. Cheek fillers are formulated specifically for deep injection to plump up age-related volume loss. 


Restylane Lyft 

Maybe those Edwardian women were onto something, donning fine gloves to shield their hands from harmful UV rays and to protect them at all costs. Today, we don’t realize how much our hands are a telltale sign of age until we notice that they’re getting bonier, losing their youthful plumpness (and then it’s too late to do anything about it). Restylane Lyft, a hyaluronic acid filler, for use in the hands, was the first hyaluronic acid injectable gel FDA approved for areas other than the face. Radiesse, a dermal filler of calcium hydroxylapatite, is also FDA approved for hands. 


This holiday season, let the good cheer last all through the next year with your fun party pics as a reminder of what matters most—connecting with friends and family. And don’t forget to squinch” by narrowing your eyes from the lower lid in a kind of demi-squint. It’s yet another secret to a fun and fab photo.  


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