Everyone has beauty dilemmas that need a little more fixing via a trusted dermatologist. The problem? You don’t want the whoooole world to know what you’ve had done.
Because some procedures have downtime and reveal telltale signs (like crazy peeling or scab marks), now is the perfect time to give ’em a try. After all, nobody’s going to be bugging you post-Xmas!
Those little dark dots that feel rough on your face and chest? They’re not freckles and they will keep growing bigger unless you treat them. Fortunately, you can get rid of these little growths by asking your derma to burn them off with a laser. The cons: Each spot will leave a tiny scab that shouldn’t scar and you might look like a walking polkadot if you have a lot on your bod. But don’t worry—the marks will go away in about one to two weeks.
A Hardcore Face Peel
If you want to banish acne scars or undergo an intense peel to lighten wrinkles and tighten your skin, you will need to hide out for at least a week. Why? Post-procedure, your skin tends to get lobster red (as if you have a horrible case of sunburn) and the heavy shedding of your skin can be a bit of a turn-off. But hey, when you get back to work and everyone comments on your gorgeous glow, you can claim that the holiday just did you good.
A Drastic Makeover
Okay, so this isn’t going to be done by your derma. But if you’re in the mood for a major change and want to feel like a new person for 2015, now’s the time to work some magic on your ’do. Try chopping of your locks, going for a perm, or choosing a much lighter hair color. Doing this before you have to face your officemates and gal pals will give you enough time to psych yourself up (because you know they’ll tease you), adjust to your new look, and gain the confidence needed to rock it.