If you’re going on vacation, you want your skin to be picture-perfect. Sure, there is nothing wrong with having acne scars or fine lines or dull skin, but that doesn’t mean you have to want them. You want to feel confident in your own skin, as it were, so that when it comes time to go out and about and capture memories through pictures, you have no problem being in the camera frame, rather than trying to duck away with murmured comments about your skin or breaking the camera.
Aesthetic treatments can help with this. While skincare and a good diet for your body’s specific needs are key to maintaining beautiful skin all year round, aesthetic treatments give you an extra boost of confidence and show results faster than skincare typically does. As such, getting aesthetic treatments before going on vacation could be just what you need in order to achieve quick gratification in healthy, glowing skin.
Here are some of the best aesthetic treatments you can get before going on vacation. Depending on how far out your vacation is, some may be better suited to your needs than others. Let’s get into it.
Most facials give you instant gratification and don’t have any downtime, making them the perfect aesthetic treatment to get before going on vacation. There are many different types of facials for all sorts of different skin concerns, like HydraFacials. You can also get a custom facial that addresses your skin’s specific needs.
For instance, if you have acne, you can get a facial with something like salicylic acid, or if your concern is dull skin, you can get a facial focused on exfoliation to reveal the glowing skin beneath your dead skin cells.
#2. Chemical Peels
Chemical peels remove the top layer of your skin in order to reveal softer, new skin underneath. They can help with all sorts of skin concerns, from acne scarring to fine lines and wrinkles to pigmentation and more.
This is something that you’d want to schedule a few weeks before you leave on vacation depending on the type of chemical peel you get. Chemical peels range from light to medium to deep. The recovery time varies depending on the type of chemical peel you get, so make sure that you ask your provider about what to expect so that you’re not going on vacation in the midst of recovery versus after you’ve recovered and can enjoy all the benefits of this aesthetic treatment.
#3. Laser Hair Removal
Jetting off somewhere with a beach or where you need to wear light, summery clothes? Laser hair removal allows you to wear a bikini without having to worry about your leg hair or armpit hair or bikini line hair or what have you. Why shave when you can get your hair lasered off and thus be able to enjoy your vacation hair-free?
Bear in mind that if you want to get laser hair removal, this is something you should plan on starting well in advance of vacation and isn’t the best aesthetic treatment to get for a trip that is next week. This is because it can take multiple sessions in order to achieve your desired results. Plus, said sessions are usually a few weeks apart. So, if you are planning your spring break trip for next year, start getting your laser hair removal months in advance, so you can enjoy optimal results on your trip.
That said, people typically notice a 10%-25% reduction in hair in the targeted area after the first session.
#4. Microneedling With PRP
Microneedling with PRP takes microneedling to the next level with the use of your own blood. You’ve probably seen this type of treatment done by celebrities like Kim Kardashian. This is a great aesthetic treatment to get before vacation if you have a week or so, because it stimulates collagen production. What this does is improve skin tone and smooth imperfections.
After getting microneedling with PRP you may notice redness, mild bruising, soreness, and tenderness. However, this clears within 4-5 days. Once you’ve recovered, you can enjoy your smoother, more even skin – perfect for vacations.
Like most aesthetic treatments aside from facials, you’ll want to book any injectable treatments about a month in advance before you go on vacation. This is because it can take at least 2 weeks to start to see the benefits of Botox, fillers, and the like. Injectables can do wonders for fine lines, wrinkles, and loss of volume, helping you look refreshed, energized, and younger than your years when you go on your vacation.
You can see initial improvements within 4-5 days, but most people notice the best results after a couple of weeks. You want to wait until a couple of weeks have passed in order to avoid minor side effects like swelling or bruising on your trip.
Do You Want To Schedule An Aesthetic Treatment?
Whether you’ve got a trip in the books or you just want to look and feel your best, Intermountain Aesthetics MD Spa is here to help. We offer a variety of aesthetic treatments, including everything listed above. Contact us to learn more about our treatments and to schedule a consultation to determine the ideal treatments for your specific skin concerns.