It’s that time of year again: Holiday party season is upon us! To get soiree-ready, a party-goer’s objective is always a dewey, hydrated complexion and worry-free flawlessness. Whether you’re getting gala-ready or simply wanting to look your best (because, why not?) while enjoying time with family and friends, here are our Party Prep must-haves for the season:

Invest in a Good Facial

A brightening and clarifying treatment will smooth the texture of the skin, plump, and hydrate, making for perfect makeup prep!

The Illuminize Peel

This smoothing and exfoliating peel is sometimes referred to in our office as “the red carpet peel”, as it’s a great no-downtime option for those with upcoming special occasions. Utilizing gentle blends of acids combined with anti-irritants, this hydrating and brightening peel can Increase skin radiance and glow, and improve clarity, color, and texture. Perfect for an immediate enhancement of your skin’s appearance!



An event-prep favorite of celebs like Whitney Port, Gabrielle Union and Kate Winslet, HydraFacial is the perfect last minute, no-downtime radiance-booster. HydraFacial procedures are customized for you, but typically involve exfoliation with cell-sloughing serums; a pore-clearing extraction (with a gentle-yet-effective suction) and an infusion of skin-hydrating hyaluronic acid and antioxidants.

Make Your Appointment To Smooth Out Wrinkles


If you’d love to scratch “younger looking skin” off your Christmas Wish List, or just look flawless at your upcoming Christmas party, try a quick Botox treatment. A few (almost painless) tiny injections into wrinkled areas will smooth down deep wrinkles and potentially eliminate fine lines. Perfect for party-prep season, Botox does not require any downtime, so you can get in, get out, and get to holiday partying! Just be sure to schedule your appointment at least a week before your special event, Botox will take about that long to ‘kick in’.


Don’t Sweat It


Would you love to enjoy a silky or colorful dress without the worry of underarm sweat marks? How about jumping into that killer little black dress without getting white deodorant marks all over it?

miraDry is an in-office procedure that involves using targeted heat to destroy overactive sweat glands. After the procedure, sweat glands are permanently reduced, making embarrassing wetness a thing of the past. Another great perk? Hair follicles in the underarm are permanently reduced, too. Schedule your miraDry appointment at least a week or two before your event in case you have any mild swelling, but in most cases you can return to work or holiday shopping right after your treatment!

Let It Glo


Glo Minerals Makeup

Achieve makeup perfection with this easy 3-step makeup action plan: 1) Start with a prep mist like GloMinerals Moist Hydration Mist. With ingredients like plumping and hydrating Hylauronic Acid, this moisturizing mist sets the scene for long lasting, natural-looking foundation.


2) Next, apply a satin-like primer to glide makeup over. We love the skin-healthy ingredients and velvety texture of Glo Minerals Face Primer to fill in fine lines and glide over pores.


3) Dust on a mineral powder foundation, followed by a blush and bronzer to contour and highlight. Glo Minerals Pressed Powder foundation features triple-milled minerals and concentrated pigment that makes your complexion look perfect, never ‘powdery’. Optional: mist Glo Minerals Moist Hydration Mist over the top to refresh, further hydrate, and set your holiday makeup.


Have a Safe and Merry Holiday Season from Erickson Cosmetic Dermatology, Laser & MedSpa!


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Chicago, IL 60611



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