Summary: It’s every black cat’s favorite time of year: Halloween! We’re used to thinking of this as a holiday for children, but that’s less and less true as the years go by. Sure, kids get to do their trick or treating, but Halloween is increasingly marketed towards young adults. And if you want to get a makeover in time for Halloween, you better get started!

Getting Your Makeover in Time for Halloween

In the days of yore, Halloween was a day for children. All of the kids would dress up in scary costumes (or not so scary costumes) and wander the neighborhood in search of candy, the Holy Grail being the full-size candy bar. But in the past few years, Halloween has seen fit to make room for more grown-up endeavors as well.

Sometimes I wonder if that’s because everyone has fun or nostalgic memories about Halloween. Other times I wonder if it’s just a kind of necessary release valve for all the pressures and stresses we feel throughout the year. In any case, Halloween is undeniably popular for adults as well as children.

Which brings us to this fact: Halloween is about two weeks away. That means if you want a makeover in time for Halloween, you’ve got to act fast! Luckily, there are a couple of ways you can achieve this quite transformation.

Dermal Fillers Work Quickly

In most cases, when people want results in a hurry, we will often recommend Botox. The only problem with Botox is that it usually takes a few weeks to see your optimum results. In other words, while you won’t have any redness or bruising by the time Halloween rolls around, you also won’t have your best results.

Dermal fillers, on the other hand, generate results quickly. You’ll be able to, basically, see your results once you leave the office. Whether you’re going in for Juvederm or Restylane or Radiesse or whatever, in most cases, you’ll have significantly more volume (and fewer wrinkles) by Halloween day.

There might, of course, be some bruising and redness. But that should also subside by the time Halloween rolls around. That means if you’re looking to get rid of a few wrinkles before October 31, 2016, you might want to get started with this one right now.

Lip Injections For Bigger Lips – Now

Big, round lips can be a big part of your pre-holidays transformation. And if you want those bigger lips before Halloween, then there is really only one option for you. Now, normally, patients have the option to use a fat graft to get bigger lips. This is where liposuction is used to remove unwanted fat from the body, the fat is purified, and then the fat is injected into the lips.

The result is permanently larger lips (effectively). However, this procedure does require some recovery time, and it takes a while for the fat to “settle” into its new home in your lips. The solution? Well, it’s dermal fillers again.

It turns out that there are a few dermal filler options that are designed specifically for the lips. This means that the filler generally uses smaller molecules in order to generate a finer result. There are several advantages to using dermal fillers to get bigger lips:

  • The dermal fillers will generate immediate results
  • The dermal fillers are temporary—meaning it’s kind of like taking your bigger lips out for a “test drive”
  • Lip injections usually take no more than 15 minutes to complete, meaning they’re easy to fit into your busy day

If you want bigger lips and you want them in a hurry, a lip injection is definitely the way to go. As with other injectable procedures, there may be bruising and redness for a couple of days following the procedure. If you want to avoid that redness showing up in your Halloween photos, you should schedule this procedure sooner rather than later.

Getting the Look You Want on Halloween

Getting your makeover in time for Halloween can be a tall order, especially this close to the date. Plastic surgery is usually out of the question because of how long the procedures take to recover from (and to plan, for that matter). But that doesn’t mean you can’t go with some short term solutions.

In fact, it might be that you want to pursue yet another makeover procedure. There are plenty of facial peels, for example, that offer immediate results. You might be able to get away with a microneedling or SkinPen procedure.

Whatever you decide it’s important that your decision is not as rushed as the timeline. Make sure you’re getting a procedure—and a look—that you really want. If you do that, there’s much more certainty that you’ll end up liking the results of your procedure—no matter how close to Halloween you’re getting.