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October 26, 2023

Plan Your Plastic Surgery and MedSpa Treatments Ahead for the Holidays

Plan Your Plastic Surgery and MedSpa Treatments Ahead for the Holidays 

As the year comes to a close, many people look forward to spending quality time with loved ones and attending various social gatherings. If you’re considering cosmetic surgery or medspa treatments to enhance your appearance, planning your procedure ahead of the holidays can be a strategic and rewarding choice.  

Booking Appointments Early 

It’s crucial to book your surgery well in advance to secure a date that suits your timeline. Many people choose to have cosmetic surgery in the fall to allow ample healing time before the holidays. Schedule a consultation with one of our board-certified surgeons to find the best date for your procedure and ensure it fits within your holiday schedule. Click here to schedule a consultation.  

Surgery Recovery Times 

Surgery times can vary due to the complexity of the procedure and how individuals react to it. Unforeseen factors, complications, and adjustments can extend the time. Surgeons prioritize patient safety and thoroughness, emphasizing the need for individualized care and adaptability during surgery. 


  • PRX Peel 

PRX requires little-to-no downtime, it’s commonly referred to as the non-peeling peel that will leave you with a rejuvenated complexion. The PRX Peel is 1 treatment over 4 weekly sessions, includes an at-home skincare program, and is safe for all skin tones. 

  • BBL Laser 

After a BBL Laser treatment, anticipate redness and a mild sunburn-like sensation in the treated area. Swelling may occur for one to two days, depending on the treatment’s intensity. Pigmentation will darken and peel off in 7-14 days, with potential bruising for vascular treatments. Our aestheticians will provide tailored aftercare guidance. 

  • HydraFacial 

HydraFacial offers very minimal downtime, and the treatment is immediately effective. Some patients experience redness and tightness for a few hours following the procedure. Candidates are advised to avoid strenuous exercise, and makeup use for 24 hours. 

  • Fillers 

There is little to no downtime with this filler procedure’s, but it can take a few weeks for your filler to completely settle in. Some bruising and swelling may occur. Our highly trained nurse injectors at Illume will guide you in post-treatment care.  

  • Botox  

Botox, can be used very effectively with minimal or no downtime. Botox can take up to two weeks to take full effect, so plan your Botox treatments for the holidays accordingly So, if you are in need of quick treatment and have little time this might be the best option for you!  


Preparing for cosmetic surgery before the holidays can be a fantastic way to boost your confidence and ensure you look and feel your best when it matters most. By following these steps and working closely with the doctors at Illume, you can achieve the desired results and embrace the holiday season with renewed self-assurance and a beautiful new look. Contact Illume here, or browse our website to learn more about all of the treatments and surgeries we offer. 




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