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Getting a minimally invasive procedure for your holiday parties

minimally invasive procedures for holiday parties

The holidays are approaching quickly, and we all want to look our best when attending the many family gatherings and parties during the season. At this time of year, many patients are looking for a more temporary, quick fix than an invasive surgery that will take weeks from which to recover. Many plastic surgery practices offer a variety of minimally invasive treatments and procedures that can be done in under an hour and with minimal downtime.

In a matter of days, men and women can look younger, refreshed and vibrant before the holiday season!


There's a reason why Botox is the most popular cosmetic treatment in the world. Botox is an extremely simple, quick and effective way to make those fine lines and wrinkles disappear in the forehead, crow's feet and glabella. In my office I find patients like to have this treatment done a few weeks before their large event or gathering to allow time for the neurotoxin to start working and for any bruises to heal. Botox can take up to a week to kick in and lasts for about three to four months.

Lip fillers

Be prepared for kissing under the mistletoe as we celebrate the New Year! Plump lips are a popular trend for the holiday season, and I recommend using FDA-approved Juvederm Volbella for a subtle, natural-looking enhancement. It's also great for smoothing the "smoker's lines" with little downtime, and this minimally invasive procedure is perfect to provide a small change without being over-the-top. Patients love it!

Finally, don't forget about your skin! Getting healthy, young-looking skin for the holidays with treatments that have minimal downtime is simple.

Non-ablative lasers

My patients really love the ICON 1540 non-ablative, fractional laser, which tackles the skin's texture and tightness, among other benefits. Redness will occur during and after the treatment but usually reduces in a couple of days. The ICON 1540 is the newest laser in my office, and patients are loving the results they see even after a single treatment.


Microneedling is a big deal in the world of skin treatments. The process stimulates collagen and helps rejuvenate your appearance by smoothing fine lines and improving the texture of the skin. Following microneedling, many practitioners apply a growth factor serum which can penetrate deeper into the skin due to the tiny holes made by the treatment, which gives you better results.


Looking for that holiday glow? Microdermabrasion is incredibly popular because it exfoliates the skin, removes the dull, dead skin cells that accumulate on your face and leaves patients looking polished and ready for a big night out. This treatment is quick, has no downtime and promotes improved absorption of your skin care products. It's amazing much debris we can collect on our skin!

There are so many options to rejuvenate your skin prior to the holiday party season. The question is: Which will you choose?

The views expressed in this blog are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons.


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