Summary: Are you celebrating the New Year with Botox? Botox parties have been a thing for a while now, and there’s no shortage of New Year’s events looking to help patients get the desired results they’re after. But is the turning of one year into the other a good time to get a cosmetic procedure? And if so, why?
How Are You Celebrating the New Year?
Everyone’s going to celebrate the coming of the New Year differently. That’s what makes New Year’s Eve (and Day) such a wonderful holiday! Everyone has their own traditions (or maybe creates new traditions). It’s an excellent time to reflect on the year behind and plan for the year ahead. So how are you planning to celebrate the New Year? With Botox, maybe?
That might sound like a joke, at first, but it’s not! There are plenty of people who celebrate the coming of the new year with a little bit of cosmetic surgery. That means that it’s not only Botox that’s on the table–it’s dermal fillers and facial peels and Coolsculpting and, well, you name it.
Why Get Cosmetic Surgery Around New Years?
So, the first question to answer is pretty simple: why do these procedures tend to spike around New Year’s? Why does everyone flock to the cosmetic surgeon around the turning of one year into the other.
A lot of that likely has to do with that reflection we were talking about earlier. Because New Year’s is immediately preceded by the holidays, people are generally spending a lot of time around family and friends. Which means that you’ll likely want to look your best. It also means that you’ll be around a lot of people who are, well, looking their best, too.
It’s not that there’s competition so much. It’s not like you need to somehow look better than someone else at your work holiday party. Instead, it’s more like seeing other people looking great gets you thinking about how great you could look too. And that could get the cosmetic surgery wheels turning in a hurry.
What Types of Procedures Do People Undergo?
Generally speaking, the most popular cosmetic surgery procedures tend to be the same ones that are in demand year round. However, there is some variation. Those who want immediate results (like those rushing to get in before the holidays) will tend to choose procedures that offer a shorter turnaround. Those who are more in the “reflecting” mode will select procedures more attuned to their underlying desired results.
There’s no “right” procedure for this time of year, at least not universally. Instead, it’s all about selecting the right procedure for you at this moment in time. Some of the most popular options include:
- Botox: Botox is always popular, largely because it can help eliminate unwanted lines and wrinkles. Results are temporary, but last for roughly six months.
- Dermal fillers: Much as with Botox, dermal fillers are popular year round. They eliminate lines and wrinkles by filling volume in the face.
- Microneedling: This procedure is designed to help refresh your face by tricking your body into devoting resources to your skin’s rejuvenation. Often, this procedure is performed under the “SkinPen” moniker.
- Coolsculpting: This is a great way to get rid of unwanted areas of fat without needing surgery. Coolsculpting can make modestly improve the contours of your body.
- Facial peels: For those patients who want their skin to look and feel better, facial peels offer a strong option. They can get rid of dirt, grime, and open up your pores so your skin feels cleaner and more youthful.
There’s no single “right” procedure if you’re celebrating the New Year with some cosmetic surgery. Instead, it’s all about finding the procedure that’s right for you and your situation. Whether you’re feeling festive or not, cosmetic surgery isn’t something to jump into without some thought.
In other words, if you’ve already been thinking about cosmetic surgery, this might be a good time. But it’s not something you should jump into if you’re not feeling entirely enthusiastic about it.
About the Author: Dan Voltz has been writing about plastic and cosmetic surgery for nearly five years. He’s always in touch with surgeons to ensure he gets the latest and most up to date information possible.