Top skin, body and cosmetic treatments for the holiday season preparation

Preparing for the holiday season with targeted skincare and body treatments offers numerous benefits, especially when you start working on optimal results well in advance. These treatments help to boost self-confidence by enhancing your appearance for your most memorable holiday photos yet.

Initiating your holiday preparations with these skin and body treatment practices also sets a positive tone for the season, ensuring you feel confident and beautiful inside and out, making the holidays more enjoyable and stress-free.

From radiance-enhancing PRP (platelet-rich plasma) facials and skin invigorating HydraFacials to jawline sculpting injectables and silhouette slimming body treatments, the team at California Cosmetics has a customizable treatment available to help you achieve the holiday look of your dreams.

Achieve stunning skin in time for the holiday season

Who doesn’t want radiant, youthful, and dewy skin for the holiday season! And it is absolutely achievable with our array of targeted and customizable skincare treatments. From growth factor induction treatments that target premature aging to specialized therapies that infuse with hydration, here are our top holiday preparation skincare treatments that will help renew your complexion in time for the festivities.

PRP (platelet-rich plasma) - the fountain of youth

One of our most sought-after skin regenerating treatments is the PRP facial. By injecting your body’s own plasma (once harvested and purified of course) into the skin, the PRP “fountain of youth” starts promoting natural healing and regeneration from within. The added bonus is that it is a minimally invasive treatment with little to now downtime, and results in smoother, brighter, and more youthful-looking skin.

When to start PRP facials:

In a matter of weeks following your PRP facial or Vampire facial treatment, you can anticipate a noticeable enhancement in your skin's hydration, texture, and tone. The generation of fresh collagen and blood vessels commences within 3 to 6 weeks, while the reduction of fine lines, wrinkles, and volume correction unfolds gradually over the subsequent 3 to 6 months.

Therefore it is ideal to start with your holiday skin preparations at least 3 months before the holiday season kicks off.

How long do PRP facial results last?

The duration of results from PRP facials can vary from one to two years, contingent upon individual factors. Although platelet-rich plasma requires a bit of time to take effect, it delivers enduring enhancements, ensuring your skin maintains a healthy, revitalized, and radiant appearance for many months ahead.

Laser Genesis - the lunch-time laser

Laser Genesis (also known as the lunch-time laser) is a non-invasive skin rejuvenation procedure that has been clinically demonstrated to stimulate the production of collagen, leading to the reduction of wrinkles, fine lines, excessive redness, enlarged pores, uneven skin texture, and scars.

This innovative skin laser treatment harnesses heat-based laser technology to activate your body's inherent healing mechanisms, promoting the growth of collagen for a more youthful and refined skin tone and texture.

When to start laser genesis:

As with any laser treatment, the best time to start with Laser Genesis is when you first notice signs of skin aging or when skin texture concerns start to rear their head. Why? The earlier you start with treatment, the more effective and lasting the results will be.

How long before I see results from Laser Genesis?

Laser Genesis delicately warms the upper dermal layer beneath your skin's surface, prompting your body to increase collagen production. This heightened collagen production results in skin that becomes more resilient, supple, and youthful in appearance - a transformation that takes a little time but becomes increasingly apparent in the weeks after your treatments.

Considering this, it is easy to see why the best results are seen after a series of 4 to 6 treatments completed over the course of 2 to 3 months.

Micro-needling - the collagen inductor

Microneedling has long been the go-to collagen induction therapy treatment for visible skin rejuvenation results. Why? Because it works… By utilizing collagen induction therapy (CIT), SkinPen® microneedling treatments create tiny skin micro-injuries, activating the body's inherent healing mechanism and amplifying collagen synthesis. The outcome is rejuvenated, more youthful and plump-looking skin, with minimal downtime.

When to start micro-needling:

As with any collagen-induction therapy treatments (such as microneedling) it is best to start with treatments when the signs of aging or skin damage starts to become noticeable. Results from collagen induction therapy also don’t happen overnight, so a series of treatments spaced at regular intervals will be required for optimal collagen induction and skin rejuvenation. Trust us, it will be worth the “wait”.

How long before I see results from micro-needling?

With microneedling treatments visible improvements in skin quality will be noticeable within 2 to 4 weeks following the initial treatment. As mentioned before, the best results will be visible with continued sessions spaced a few weeks apart; collagen induction therapy treatments are not a “once-off treatment deal”, but again - the results are worth it.

The lasting effects of microneedling treatments can vary, but with home care products to support results, as well as following the recommended treatment cycle, results can be visible after 2 - 4 weeks and can endure for up to 6 months post-treatment(s)

Morpheus8 - the skin tightening rejuvenator

Much like with body Morpheus8 treatments, Morpheus8 RF Needling facial treatments utilizes radiofrequency energy to remodel and contour the skin on the face, neck and chest. It targets the deeper layers of the skin to effectively stimulate collagen production, improving skin texture and reducing the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines.

How long before I see results from micro-needling?

As with body Morpheus8, it's advisable to begin Morpheus8 treatments at least 2 - 3 months before any major event or season. This gives your skin enough time to produce new collagen and heal optimally, revealing smoother, rejuvenated skin in time for your big moment(s).

How long before I see results from Morpheus8 skin treatments?

Initial improvements post-Morpheus8 may be noticeable within a few weeks of the first session. However, optimal results often require a series of treatments and may take up to 3 months to be fully apparent, therefore multiple sessions (ideally 1 - 3 treatments) may be needed for best outcomes.

Skincare products for preparing and maintaining your skin during the holiday season

Your holiday look preparation does not have to be confined to professional treatments either! With the specialized ARMÉE lip care kit and SkinMedica product line, you can enhance your appearance “on the go”.

The ARMÉE lip care kit guarantees picture-perfect and kissable lips, while SkinMedica addresses a wide range of skincare needs effectively, from hydration to anti-aging, laying the foundation for a luminous and holiday-ready complexion.

When it comes to holiday lip care, we know that daily lip love is a must. From lip scrub refinement and intensive hydration to post-treatment concealer and non-drying color coverage, the ARMÉE lip care kit has it all and will ensure your lips are plump, puckered and pout-ready all holiday long.

If you want to start seeing results from your skincare care regime before the holidays kick off, we highly recommend incorporating SkinMedica products into your daily routine at least 4 - 6 weeks before the holiday season.

Need some skincare inspo? Check out SkinMedica’s best sellers to see what our clients have come to trust and love.

Achieve your dream figure before the holidays with body sculpting and contouring treatments

Now that our pre-holiday skincare is sorted, it’s time to cover the ideal body preparation treatments to ensure you have your most beautiful and confident holiday season yet. But don’t worry, there are no painful treatments or downtime here…

Dreaming of flaunting a svelte figure for the holidays? Dream no more. Our body sculpting and contouring treatments are the ideal non-invasive options for achieving your ideal holiday silhouette. Whether it's stubborn belly fat, love handles or that pesky bra-bulge, we've got you covered.

CoolSculpting - cryolipolysis body contouring

CoolSculpting has an always will be one of our top go-to body contouring solutions, and our clients swear by it! CoolSculpting is an innovative, non-invasive body contouring solution employing cryolipolysis to specifically target and eliminate stubborn fat deposits.

It's worth noting that this FDA-approved procedure has no impact on the surrounding skin or muscle tissue and effectively eliminates stubborn fat pockets in just one hour per treatment area.

CoolSculpting - cryolipolysis body contouring

For optimal outcomes and allowing the body ample time to naturally remove the treated fat cells, it is advisable to commence CoolSculpting sessions approximately 1 - 3 months prior to significant occasions, such as the holiday season.

It is also important to remember that the quantity of CoolSculpting® sessions necessary is primarily contingent on personal objectives and body composition. Generally, patients usually achieve their desired results with one to three treatments. If you have a modest to moderate amount of fat concentrated in one or two areas, a single CoolSculpting® session may be sufficient to reach your aesthetic goals.

How long before I see results from CoolSculpting?

Patients can expect to see a slimming effect in the treated areas as early as 4 weeks post-treatment. The progression of CoolSculpting results will however unfold within 1 to 3 months post-treatment.

As your body metabolizes and removes the fat cells targeted during treatment, you'll witness a more streamlined figure and enhanced contour. While immediate changes may not be readily apparent, the gradual transformation will become increasingly noticeable in your reflection and how your clothing fits.

truSculpt flex - targeted muscle sculpting

If firming and toning is more your goal, then truSculpt flex is a great option for consideration!

truSculpt® flex is a FDA-cleared, non-invasive muscle sculpting system designed to enhance the strength, firmness, and toning of abdominal, buttocks, and thigh muscles. It achieves improved muscle tone by stimulating muscle contractions through the application of electric currents.

The main benefit of truSculpt Flex is that in a single 45-minute session, you can target up to 8 muscle groups. Achieving excellent results typically requires only four sessions, but the need for additional treatments will be determined based on your desired outcomes, a topic that will be addressed during your initial consultation.

When to start truSculpt flex:

To determine the ideal time to start with truSculp flex treatments, we recommend considering special events or seasons where you would most like to flaunt your toned physique and calculate back from there to allow time for the 4 - 6 sessions needed for desired results.

How long before I see results from truSculpt flex?

Full results are usually visible 8 - 12 weeks following the last treatment.

Even though this is a no-downtime body sculpting solution it is important to remember that you may notice a slight tingling in the treated area for up to a few hours and/or slight muscle soreness or tenderness for 24 - 72 hours post-treatment.

Interested in seeing truly remarkable results? Then we recommend the CoolSculpting and truSculpt flex combo package designed to achieve a truly fabulous figure.

Slim and tone with Semaglitude injections

Semaglutide injections have recently taken our slimming world by storm…

Semaglutide is categorized as a member of the glucagon-like peptide-1 receptor agonists (GLP-1 RAs) class of medications, acting as a mimic of the GLP-1 hormone that's naturally released in the digestive system following meals. Among GLP-1's functions is the stimulation of insulin production in the body, thereby lowering blood sugar levels.

As a result, healthcare providers have been utilizing Semaglutide for over 15 years to manage Type 2 diabetes. Interesting, right?

Moreover, when combined with dietary and exercise measures, elevated levels of GLP-1 also interact with brain regions responsible for appetite suppression and satiety. Consequently, it can lead to significant weight loss. With all of this in mind, we have to remember that this FDA-approved treatment was designed for weight management alongside a health diet and exercise regime.

When to start with Semaglutide injections:

Most of our clients make use of both Semaglutide and body contouring treatments and therefore we get them started with Semaglitude first. In doing so it allows for the medication to start affecting body weight before we embark on body contouring treatments, enhancing the effects of subsequent treatments like CoolSculpting or TruSculpt Flex.

How long before I see results from Semaglutide?

It typically takes about two weeks for semaglutide to start working in the body. While taking Semaglutide, some people begin to see results within the first eight weeks, but most begin to see results within 12 weeks

The full effects of weight loss with Semaglutide injections can typically be seen within 12 - 16 weeks of consistent use. Note that results may vary, and it's beneficial to pair the medication with body contouring treatments for comprehensive results.

Morpheus8 body treatments

Morpheus8 face and body treatments have become the cornerstone of skin rejuvenation, and is now a trusted treatment for many elite clientele.

Morpheus8 radiofrequency microneedling represents an advanced body treatment technique harnessing radiofrequency energy to trigger collagen generation and enhance skin firmness. Also being a minimally invasive procedure with little to no downtime, this procedure is well-suited for both body contouring and skin rejuvenation and tightening purposes.

When to start Morpheus body treatments:

Seeing that collagen stimulation is again at play, and takes a little time, it is recommended to start Morpheus8 RF Needling body treatments at least 2 - 3 months ahead of any major event or season where you'd like to look your best, as it takes time to see the full benefits of collagen production and skin tightening.

How long before I see results from Morpheus body treatments?

The advantages of Morpheus8 may start becoming noticeable shortly after your initial treatment, with initial skin tightening seen in as little as three weeks.

As you undergo one to three treatment sessions (the treatment cycle we recommend for the best results), the results will progressively enhance as fresh collagen production takes place, culminating in the optimal outcome approximately three months after your last treatment.

Rejuvenate and refresh in time for holiday with targeted injectables

The pre-holiday season is a great time to focus on rejuvenation. Whether it's adding volume to areas that have experienced volume loss or seeking a quick fix for fine lines and wrinkles, now is the ideal time to schedule your appointments.

Let’s cover the ideal targeted treatments that will help you feel your most confident self this coming holiday and far beyond.

BOTOX® - skin smoothing injections

BOTOX® has become a widely-recognized and FDA-approved injectable treatment designed to smooth out wrinkles and fine lines, slim the jawline, lift the brows, and even open up the eyes for a brighter, fresher appearance.

This anti-wrinkle treatment is most commonly used for the treatment of forehead lines, crow's feet, and frown lines between the eyebrows, and is a quick and minimally invasive procedure with lasting results.

When to start BOTOX® injections before the holidays:

The results of BOTOX® is not instant, so to look your best for the holiday season, it's advisable to start your treatments at least 2 - 3 weeks in advance. This allows enough time for the treatment to fully take effect and for any minor side effects, like bruising, to resolve.

How long before I see results from BOTOX®?

Patients can expect to see noticeable results within 4 to 7 days post-injection, but the best results will be visible after 2 - 3 weeks, so make sure you get your appointment timing spot on!

For optimal effects, it's crucial to consult your injector about the right dosage, as the longevity of BOTOX® results can last between 3 to 4 months depending on the area injected.

Dermal fillers - the rejuvenating volumizers

Dermal fillers have long been a versatile and effective solution for facial rejuvenation, contouring and sculpting. They can smooth wrinkles, enhance lips, correct assymetries of the nose, plump out undereye hollows, and restore lost volume in areas like the cheeks (to name just a few).

The added bonus to dermal fillers is that the range of products (we choose JUVÉDERM®) offer immediate results and are an excellent option for those looking for non-surgical treatments with minimal downtime and lasting results.

When to start with dermal fillers:

Seeing that dermal fillers are injected under the substructures of the skin and therefore may results in some bruising and swelling, we recommend starting dermal filler treatments about 1 month before a major event or holiday season. This allows ample time for any potential swelling or bruising to subside and for the filler to settle into its final result.

How long before I see results from dermal fillers?

Dermal fillers offer almost immediate results, generally visible right after the treatment session. Depending on the type of filler used and the area being treated, these results can last from 6 months up to 2 years, making it an ideal treatment to enhance your appearance for the holiday season (and far beyond).

Define facial contours and features with KYBELLA® injections

KYBELLA® is an FDA-approved treatment specifically designed to eliminate stubborn fat cells that are resistant to diet and exercise. It is particularly effective for contouring the area under the chin, as well as the jawline, neck, face, and abdomen.

The reason our clients choose Kybella injections is because the results are satisfying and long-lasting; once fat cells are treated, they are gone forever, leaving you with a sleeker, slimmer and more contoured look.

When to start Kybella treatments:

For best results, we recommend starting with Kybella treatments 3 - 4 months before a special event or holiday season. This allows enough time for the body to naturally metabolize and remove the targeted fat cells and for any bruising or swelling to subside.

How long before I see results from Kybella treatments?

With Kybella, you can expect to see noticeable results 4 - 6 weeks after treatment as your body metabolizes the fat. The treatment may require 4 - 6 vials to be injected, depending on the amount of fat to be treated.

It is also important to note that the number of treatments needed varies individually. The usual protocol typically involves a series of three sessions, with intervals of 4 to 6 weeks between them, contingent upon the volume of fat available to treat.

Check out the Jawline on Point package, combining dermal filler injections and Kybella contouring with a truly jawdropping result.

Be the life of the party with event-ready aesthetics

Sometimes we simply need instant results and an overnight dewy glow! That is where the specialized HydraFacials come in… The holy grail of holiday glow-up treatments designed to achieve the most radiant results instantly.


With a HydraFacial treatment, you can indulge in a personalized facial treatment designed to enhance your long-term skin well-being. This world-class skincare treatment is an invigorating three-step procedure that unveils your skin's innate vibrancy and luminosity instantly.

When to start HydraFacial treatments

Following a HydraFacial® session, you'll witness instant and noticeable results, as most individuals enjoy a visibly more even and radiant complexion. A single treatment provides your skin with a revitalizing boost, and these effects typically last for approximately 4 to 6 weeks.

Even though this treatment provides an instant skin glow, the best results are seen with regular HydraFacials once a month as this will contribute to maintaining your skin's enduring radiance, moisture, and overall health.

How long before I see results from facial treatments?

Depending on the concern(s) you are aiming to treat, the typical guideline is to schedule a facial treatment every three to four weeks, which aligns with your skin's natural life cycle. Within this timeframe, your skin cells regenerate and facial treatments facilitate this rejuvenation process, ensuring your skin maintains a consistent hydration levels and a constant glow.

If you are serious about skin rejuvenation results, we recommend checking out the customized Rejuvenation Creation skincare package - designed to provide you with the most radiant and healthy-looking skin before, during and long after the holidays.

Final thoughts on the best skin, body and cosmetic treatments for the holiday season

A glowing skin and a sculpted and contoured physique simply do not happen overnight, and neither does the effects these specialized treatments were designed to achieve.

Therefore, to look forward being your most comfortable and confident self for the holidays, we recommend getting in on the action early and starting your treatment journeys well in advance of your big events.

The earlier you start, the more time you will give your skin and body to adjust, adapt, heal and rejuvenate, in turn leading to the best possible results.

We know… Having “extra appointments to manage” does not sound ideal, but at California Cosmetics it is now easier than ever to keep your aesthetic appointments aligned with your busy schedule.

All it takes from you is an initial consultation with one of our specialists after which we will create the ideal treatment plan (that also suits your diary), and then help plan and schedule your treatments in advance to ensure optimal results by the time the holidays roll around (and far beyond).

Contact the team at California Cosmetics to secure your consultation today.