Five Fast Procedures to Freshen Your Face for the Holidays
No downtime? No Pain? No problem.
The savviest of holiday shoppers know that a little preplanning can go a long way—both in scoring that limited-edition, gold-plated fidget spinner (complete with flashing LED lights), and when it comes to putting your best face forward.
Early December is an ideal time to pick and choose from a series of quick, non-surgical procedures to give yourself a more youthful look. Do the work now and you’ll reap the benefits by the time holiday parties roll around. The sweater may have to be ugly, but the face? Stunning.
Let’s face it, Botox (or its equally effective cousin, Dysport) is one of the easiest and most common ways to quickly diminish fine lines and wrinkles by relaxing the muscles in the face. The injections are quick, and any initial redness at the injection site disappears within minutes. The results begin to appear within days and will last most patients past Valentine’s Day. Hidden bonus? Your in-laws can’t tell you’re scowling at them (even when you totally are).
Like Botox, fillers provide almost immediate results. An injectable gel (such as the Juvederm brand) restores volume to areas like the lips, under the eyes and the cheekbones. When expertly applied, fillers can even create a lifting effect. Double-downing with Botox gets you what is often referred to as a liquid facelift, a full-face rejuvenation without a single stitch.
The Medical Spa at Savannah Facial Plastic Surgery offers a series of cutting-edge, facial rejuvenating procedures such as dermaplaning. In addition to providing a deep exfoliation, dermaplaning removes that unwanted “baby fuzz” that consistently compromises your foundation. While it involves gently brushing a scalpel against the skin’s surface, it’s entirely painless. Think of it like an over-the-counter apricot scrub, except that it’s way more effective.
This popular procedure involves puncturing the skin with very small, fine needles, causing the skin to produce more collagen and elastin (the stuff that gave us the “baby face” of yester-year). Once the micro punctures are made, platelet rich plasma (think Holy Grail of cells) can also be applied to the skin to increase the effect. With microneedling, you can say “goodbye” to loose skin, acne scars, stretch marks and enlarged pores, and say “hello” to the face you remember having.
Intense Pulse Light Therapy
The above options are all fantastic quick fixes to our most common age-related complaints. But the effects of intense pulse light therapy can last for several years. This gentle, longer-lasting solution requires no downtime. By applying a series of microscopic laser beams to the skin’s surface (which feels like a tingling sensation), damaged skin cells are destroyed and replaced by healthy cells. The process also stimulates the production of collagen deep within the skin.
If you’re interested in learning more about any of the above procedures, or if you would like to know what could best address your concerns, contact Savannah Facial Plastic Surgery to set up a free consultation with Dr. Timothy Minton.