BlogHoliday Skin Prep: Treatments to Help You Look and Feel Your Best This Season

The holidays are just around the corner, and that means ‘tis the season to be busy. Between last-minute gift shopping and ringing in the new year, it can be challenging to set aside time for yourself over the next few weeks. The gift of giving to loved ones is priceless, but the added stress of the season paired with the dry, bitter weather conditions can take a serious toll on your skin.

Treat yourself to skin that looks as good as you feel this holiday season with a non-invasive anti-aging procedure at South Shore Plastic Surgery. New Jersey Plastic Surgeon Dr. Vasisht’s expertise extends over a wide range of innovative skincare treatments that work to instantly reverse aging and reverse damage sustained by your skin in as little as one session. With quick, radiant results that last for months after treatment, investing in your skin’s wellness is truly the gift that keeps on giving.

Microdermabrasion

Microdermabrasion works to renew your skin’s overall tone and texture by gently exfoliating dead skin cells present on the skin’s surface. Considered to be less abrasive than injectable procedures or chemical peels, this treatment utilizes fine crystal particles to gently strip away the topmost layer of your skin and reveal the fresh, soft new layer of skin beneath it. Microdermabrasion also works to simultaneously stimulate the body’s natural production of collagen— a crucial building block for maintaining skin’s structure and elasticity— and encourages new cell turnover, ensuring that your skin can maintain its healthy, supple glow well into the new year.

Unlike some skin treatments, microdermabrasion is compatible with any skin type or color and requires no downtime for recovery. While mild redness or swelling may occur after the procedure, symptoms typically fade in just a few hours, making it the perfect rejuvenating treatment to squeeze into an already packed social calendar.

Microdermabrasion can help reduce or eliminate the appearance of:

  • Fine lines and wrinkles
  • Sun damage
  • Skin discoloration
  • Age spots
  • Stretch marks
  • Light scarring
  • Enlarged pores

Chemical Peel

A chemical peel is used to diminish signs of aging and correct skin tone by using a mild, medium, or strong natural acid to dissolve away dead skin cells and repair damage sustained to the top layer of your skin. Once the skin’s surface has been shed, cell restoration occurs, and healthier, tighter skin takes its place for months after the procedure.

Dr. Vasisht will determine the strength of your chemical peel based on your aesthetic goals and the extent of premature aging present on your skin. If your fine lines, wrinkles or age spots are more superficial, a mild chemical peel can get you the quick results you need before the holidays without the longer recovery required for medium or strong chemical peels.

Chemical peels can help reduce or eliminate the appearance of:

  • Fine lines around the eyes and mouth
  • Sun damage
  • Light scarring
  • Skin discoloration
  • Precancerous skin lesions

While chemical peels are an effective way to refresh your skin, they aren’t recommended for every skin type or tone. During your consultation, Dr. Vasisht will let you know if a chemical peel is the right treatment for you. Depending on the level of peel you receive, recovery times vary. Be sure to allow enough time for proper healing, and follow Dr. Vasisht’s instructions to ensure the best possible results.

Botox Injections

Consistently at the top of the list of most-requested nonsurgical procedures, Botox injections are a fast-acting and effective treatment for smoothing excessive facial wrinkles and preventing new wrinkles from forming. Botox addresses wrinkles that are typically only visible when your facial muscles are actively forming your everyday expressions, known as “dynamic” wrinkles.

By injecting a small amount of Botox into the area of the dynamic wrinkle, nerve signals sent to your underlying facial muscles are blocked, subsequently relaxing the muscles that form these expressions and smoothing the lines they cause. While some mild discomfort, redness, or bruising may occur at the site of your injections, this treatment requires zero downtime for recovery, so you can make the most of your holiday plans.

Botox can help reduce or eliminate the appearance of:

  • Wrinkles or horizontal furrows on the forehead
  • Vertical lines between the eyebrows
  • Fine lines around the eyes (crow’s feet)

Botox takes one to two weeks to fully take effect, and lasts up to six months, so plan accordingly when scheduling your appointment.

Dermal Fillers

Dermal fillers, also known as facial fillers, are another injectable wrinkle treatment that takes just a few minutes to complete and requires zero downtime for recovery. The main difference between these two procedures is that while Botox relaxes underlying facial muscles to smooth and prevent dynamic wrinkles, dermal fillers are designed to volumize soft tissue and fill “static” wrinkles— wrinkles visible even while the face is relaxed or expressionless. Fillers can be composed of a wide variety of substances, including hyaluronic acid – a substance that occurs naturally in your skin. Upon your consultation, Dr. Vasisht will help you determine which dermal filler is best suited for you based on your expectations of the procedure and the type of wrinkles present on your skin.

Through small injections into the problem areas of your skin, dermal fillers work to plump up your skin or lips from within, resulting in softer, smoother, more supple skin for the next six months to a year. Some research even suggests that ingredients like hyaluronic acid can increase your skin’s natural production of collagen and continuously improve skin’s appearance.

Dermal Fillers can help reduce or eliminate the appearance of:

  • Smile or laugh lines (nasolabial folds)
  • Lines extending from the corner of the mouth to the chin (marionette lines)
  • Acne scars
  • Loss of facial or cheek volume
  • Hollows under the eyes
  • Thinning lips

The holidays are quickly approaching, but that doesn’t mean it’s too late for your skin to look and feel gorgeous this season. Add an anti-aging treatment from South Shore Plastic Surgery to your wish list and reveal your restored, youthful-looking skin just in time for all your holiday festivities this year. Call us today at 856-784-2639 to schedule a free consultation with Dr. Vasisht and discover the best gifts for your skin.