Best Beauty Tips for Big Events


Best Beauty Tips for Big Events –  Stay Safe, Don’t Sweat it and Book early for Injectables

The first of our Best Beauty Tips for a Big Event Day is: Don’t burn your skin

Avoid sunburn at outdoor events. Be sure you wear sunscreen and drink plenty of water.

  • Nothing ages your skin faster than a sunburn or chronic sun exposure.
  • It can even cause an increased risk of skin cancer.
  • So wearing sun protection is a no-brainer.


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But it’s amazing how, just a few champagnes later, you’ll forget to re-apply your sunscreen!

  • We recommend high-SPF sunscreens with tint, as well as a physical-based sunblock.
  • Apply every 2 to 3 hours, or more frequently if needed.
  • Bring your own large, non-breakable mirror in your bag.

Then there’s getting enough water – which is also easy to forget to do when you’re caught up in the heat of the moment.

The second Best Beauty Tip for Big Events is: Hydration

H2O – Drink water between alcohol-based drinks and stop drinking alcohol before you start to get too tipsy


If you stay hydrated (that means drinking 1 to 2 glasses of water between every alcoholic beverage), your skin and your body will thank you the next day.

  • Staying hydrated also means you’ll need to visit the facilities on a regular basis.
  • This is the time to remember to reapply your sunscreen at the races or footy finals.
  • It’s also a good time to check in with yourself (or with your friends) to be sure you’re not over-imbibing and at risk of getting alcohol sickness.

All of which is easier in a formal ladies room area, more so than in a port-a-loo.

So if you’re going to be in an area where the loos are not exactly upscale, bring your own hand-held mirror (ideally a non-breakable one).

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The third of our Best Beauty Tips for Big Events is: Don’t Sweat It! – Treatments for Hyperhidrosis

Excessive sweating impacts a lot of the population. Don’t sweat at the Event – get your hyperhidrosis treatment injections in advance (at least 2 weeks before the event, ideally 3 to 4 weeks in advance)

Our Coco Ruby Injecting Team tell us that MOST people don’t realise that there’s an effective, quick and long-lasting treatment for excess sweating (known as Hyperhidrosis – meaning – overly sweaty or wet in areas you’d prefer to be dry!

How Hyperhidrosis Treatment Injections to treat sweating work:

  • You get muscle relaxing injections in the areas that trouble you most (forehead, under the armpits, even hands).
  • The needles are very tiny (eyelash width) and not uncomfortable and the treatment is very quick (numbing cream or ice can help if you’re sensitive)
  • In about 2 weeks time, your sweating will have been minimised in those areas that have been treated.
  • Repeat treatments at regular intervals may be best to reduce excess sweating problems – ask for information by phoning (03) 8849 1400 and scheduling a consultation.

Potential Benefits of Injecting Treatments for Hyperhidrosis include:

  • the ability to wear lighter clothing without worrying about the excessive sweat marks under your arms
  • if you treat your palms or hands, you’ll be able to hold your phone or glass without it slipping due to sweaty palms
  • feeling more confident in social situations
  • being more comfortable participating in sports (less sweat) – on the field or in the stands as a spectator
  • you’ll feel less embarrassed by the pools of sweat that drip off your body in summer – or all year round!

How long does the treatment for Hyperhidrosis last?

Each case of hyperhidrosis is unique. Responses to cosmetic injections and hyperhidrosis treatments will vary from person to person and different areas of the body may respond differently (such as the palms of your hands, your underarms or forehead).

However, an injection treatment for sweating tends to last for approximately four to six months for the majority of patients.

So chances are you’ll need to repeat the treatment approximately every 4 to 9 months, sometimes even less, for best results to reduce excess sweating.

But patient always says it’s well worth it and they really love the reduction in sweat production.


And there aren’t very many great alternatives for reducing excess sweating!

The fourth Beauty Tip for BIG Events is: Inject Early

Don’t Be Late for your Cosmetic Injections!

As you get ready for the event, you’ll no doubt try on hats and hairstyles.  This means more time in front of the mirror (and more time taking selfies to post on Instagram!)

Looking in the mirror, have you noticed those infamous “11’s” between the brows, or even vertical lip lines and crow’s feet?

Don’t leave your cosmetic injecting treatments til too close to the Event. It’s too risky otherwise and difficult to get in with Melbourne’s top Injectors.


Event Preparations for Fewer Wrinkles & Great Looking Skin

Chances are you’re due for a top-up of your anti-wrinkle injections, lip augmentation filler to reduce those vertical lip lines and subtly enhance your pout, or crow’s feet injection treatments.

These days, with the right injecting strategy and top-brand injectable solutions, you’ll be amazed  how much these treatments can help reduce the signs of facial ageing.

But don’t be late – get in with enough time to see the results before the big day.

At Coco Ruby in Hawthorn, Cosmetic Injector Sandra Wallace says you’ll want to start your anti-wrinkle injections at least a month ahead of the event. That’s because anti-ageing injections take a few weeks to take effect. Plus, if you have deep lines on your forehead that you’ve not yet treated (such as frown lines), or even crow’s feet, it MIGHT take 2 consecutive treatments to reduce those wrinkles or deeper lines.

“Dermal Filler, on the other hand,” says Sandra, “can be p

erformed up to 2 weeks before the big social outing. But with anti-wrinkle injections, I’d suggest starting at least 3 to 4 weeks ahead of the big event.  For deeper lines and wrinkles, I prefer to see clients at least 6 months or more in advance of a big event – this includes weddings.”

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Cosmetic Injector Sandra’s tips for Cosmetic Injections before Big Events like Footy Finals, Derby Day, Mothers Day, Christmas Day or The Melbourne Cup

  • For wrinkle-fighting injections or dermal fillers, start at least 4 weeks to 6 weeks in advance (if you have a 4-month window, you are typically best to get cosmetic injections twice, around the 3-month mark depending on how your first treatment went for you).
  • With dermal fillers, a little is better than too much (you don’t want to get a trout-pout or look puffy due to having too much lip or cheek filler!)
  • So if you get a good cosmetic injector, like Sandra, they’ll start with a subtle yet pleasing enhancement, then add more as they see your results over time (it can take a few weeks for your cheek or jawline fillers to reach the stage you can see what’s been done).
  • Lip Augmentations are great for most faces so long as they are done properly and subtly – you can get those about 2 weeks to 4 weeks ahead of a big event. Just be sure you discuss your lip shape preferences beforehand.
    Schedule an appointment with Sandra by phoning (03) 8849 1400.

Your Holiday Season Beauty Survival Guide – Survival Tips for the Festive Holiday & Wedding Season

When the holiday season arrives, it means attending the social events of the season, wearing down the edging on your credit card, spending time around the pool and eating holiday feasts.  It’s no wonder we need a Holiday Beauty Survival Guide to help us keep committed to looking after our well-being during the festive season. Although it’s called a ‘holiday,’ the events of the season are often far from restful. But wanting to look and feel your best over this holiday season is the ‘norm’ – and feeling fabulous is definitely achievable with just a bit of planning.

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Event Survival Guide Tips:

  1. Slip, Slop, Slap: Don’t let the sun ruin your skin or increase your risks of getting skin cancer
    It’s that time of year again where everyone is working on getting the best tan and trying to survive the heat. We all know sun damage is the major factor in premature skin ageing and hyper-pigmentation risks including melasma. It is also a leading cause of deadly skin cancer, Melanoma. This means that taking care of your skin is vital! Sunscreen, hats and moisturising are going to help your skin survive through the harsh Australian heat. Moisturising your skin with a high-quality cosmeceutical product every morning or night helps fight against dry skin and can help avoid wrinkles. Be sure to register for our newsletter too (send an enquiry form) to stay up to date on Coco Ruby signature skin treatments and product special offers so you can save on your skincare products!
  2. Cleanse
    Water keeps your body temperature down. During the hot weather, your body is often sweating a lot more than it would during winter. So keeping up your fluids – especially by drinking enough water – helps replace your electrolytes and keeps you hydrated to avoid fatigue and dizziness. Cleansing foods such as fresh fruit and vegetables, tea and yogurt – a potential source of probiotics – could help you gain the healthy energy you need to complete your day and get through those big nights.
  3. Conditioning
    To get ready for a night out your body goes through a lot, especially your hair. It is vital to use deep conditioning on your hair because typically your hair straighteners, curlers and dryers cause heat damage to your hair. To avoid this, conditioning products (such as Moroccan oil) and heat protectant conditioning sprays help fight and protect dry and damaged hair.
  4. Conditioning
    To get ready for a night out your body goes through a lot, especially your hair. It is vital to use deep conditioning on your hair because typically your hair straighteners, curlers and dryers cause heat damage to your hair. To avoid this, conditioning products (such as Moroccan oil) and heat protectant conditioning sprays help fight and protect dry and damaged hair.
  5. Rest
    Schedules begin to get busier and busier and days get more stressful during the ‘festive’ and wedding season. As we lead into the holiday and summer season, social events increase and nights become longer. We stay up later and our sleep get’s disrupted, which can wear down our immunity and leave us feeling and looking haggard.  So don’t forget to give yourself a rest day, allowing your body to recover from those long night outs. Don’t allow an overly-busy social schedule to deter you from looking after your own well-being (which can leave you exhausted or cause sickness). Sure, you’ll want to attend nearly everything out of fear of missing out (FOMO) – but it’s best to say NO to some social engagements and feel and look your best at the ones you do attend. And that means getting good sleep and having adequate rest periods.

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More Tips About Lip Augmentation, Cheek Filler and Anti-Wrinkle Injections:

  • Dermal Filler Injections and Anti-Wrinkle Injections are medical treatments
  • They are primarily used these days as cosmetic feature-enhancements AND to reduce lines and wrinkles
  • They can, however, be used to correct facial asymmetry, nose bumps, overly gummy smiles or facial deformities
  • Treatments involve approved prescription solutions (but not ALL injectors or solutions are alike)
  • It really pays to have a skilled injector who uses top brand solutions in the right way – otherwise you could end up looking…well…over-filled and very puffy!
  • Some supplements may be best avoided before you get an injecting treatment
  • Don’t fly immediately after facial filler (Read the Flying After Filler – Hidden Dangers).

However, cosmetic injections are actually medical prescription treatments.

  • There are risks involved; you will need to provide your health history and sign a consent.
    A good injector will inform you of the risks and work diligently to minimise them.

A beauty salon or start-up medical office offering cheap injections or discount fillers can be a risky choice.

  • If you choose the wrong Clinic, you might get overly-diluted products that won’t last as long.
    Or worse yet – you might get non approved filler solutions injected by a minimally-trained, unqualified person.

Cosmetic Injection Safety depends in large part on the skill and training of your injector and their choices of cosmetic injectable solution brands.

  • Injecting is serious business – some of the cheap discount injecting clinics using less experienced trainees are downright scary to think about!
  • Instead, get a qualified and experienced medical professional to give you injections to ensure a good result and best-practice sterilisation methods for patient safety.
  • Our Cosmetic Injectors each have over 15 to 20 years of experience in Cosmetic Injections – that’s a lot of expertise helping patients to enhance their features, reduce wrinkles or correct a skin concern!
  • First-timers for Lip Fillers and Lip Augmentation injections – find our best cosmetic injection treatment tips!

And never get permanent Facial Fillers, says our team.

Temporary fillers give you much more flexibility and if you decide you don’t want bigger lips or cheeks at some stage, you can revert back to the anatomy you had beforehand.  Plus, permanent facial fillers tend to stay put as your skin ages – this can lead to some interesting results!

“Temporary fillers are best – not permanent fillers” is the motto of our Coco Ruby team. 

“If you’ve never had filler or wrinkle injection treatments before – and even if you had, there’s always a risk of some bruising or swelling,” notes our senior injector (at Hawthorn).

“A slow, steady injecting approach can minimise this – but you’ll want to allow at least 2 to 3 weeks for any potential bruising to resolve, especially if you’ve bruised before.”  Schedule a consult by phoning (03) 8849 1400.

What do our Melbourne Dermal Clinicians recommend for skin if a Big Event Day is fast approaching?

Laser Genesis is a brilliant skin treatment,” notes Peta. “It’s gently refreshing and gives you plumped looking skin. There are also some great peels or light treatments that can help you get your skin ready for those Selfies.” Ask to meet with the Dermal team to schedule in your treatments.  For September, there’s also a package for your Fraxel treatments. Find out more by phoning us on (03) 8849 1400 or click on our Monthly Skin Care Specials Pages.

Something you may have not thought of about alcohol and sun exposure:

  • Alcohol affects your level of Vitamin A in your skin; so be sure to put a good Vitamin A cream on at night.
  • Ask Jess for recommendations – there are Obagi, Medik8, Cosmedix and PCA and several other products she can assist you with.
  • Again – be sure you do get adequate water intake.
  • Your skin needs hydration (every second drink should be a large glass of water), and drink more water before you go to bed.
  • Hyaluronic serum with Vitamin B is also helpful to hydrate the skin after long days in the sun.
  • There are some great new physical sunblocks too – ask us for details!

Everyone wants to look their best for the holiday season, Coco Ruby Skin and Anti-Ageing offer a range of procedures from Injectables and Lasers to Liposuction and Skin Care.

And if you’re getting ready for a Big Event (such as a Wedding or other social celebration), ask about Laser Genesis or Healite II facials or facial filler options – so you can look your best in those photographs!
For more information contact us on (03) 8849 1400 or send an enquiry form.

So there you have it – our Best Beauty Tips for Big Events!

Phone us on (03) 8849 1444 with questions or (03) 8849 1400 to schedule an appointment.


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