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The holiday season is just a few weeks away, and with it will come all the fun and frivolity of tree trimming, caroling and celebratory feasts with family and friends. You’ll undoubtedly want to look your best for all the events to come, which is why you should schedule your cosmetic treatments now. Here are our 10 favorite minimally invasive procedures to have you looking refreshed and ready for all the joy this holiday season will bring!

1. Laser Treatments

Have you heard the news? Fall is laser season. We recommend fall and winter as the ideal time of year to get laser treatments such as skin resurfacing, hair removal and intense pulsed light because skin is more sensitive to UV rays after laser procedures, and there are fewer hours of sunlight during these seasons. Laser treatment is ideal for anyone who wants to resolve skin imperfections like wrinkles, sagging, sun damage, hyperpigmentation and discoloration with less downtime and discomfort. At the Atlanta Institute for Facial Aesthetic Surgery, we offer a wide range of cutting-edge laser treatments that help our patients look younger and healthier. Contact our team for a complimentary skin analysis to determine which approach is right for you.

2. CoolSculpting

Even if you diet and exercise, you likely have some areas of stubborn body fat that make you feel dissatisfied with your appearance. Many of us accumulate exercise-resistant pockets of fat in trouble spots such as our legs, bellies, arms and sides due to age and genetics. Wouldn’t it be nice if you could wish those away for good? Though wishing still doesn’t work, freezing does. CoolSculpting allows us to target problem areas with controlled cooling, which permanently kills the fat cells. Your body then gradually flushes out these dead fat cells through natural processes.

3. Microneedling With PRP

Microneedling with PRP is a relatively new skin care innovation that relies on the unique healing properties of platelets in your blood. You may have heard people call this the “vampire facial” because it requires us to draw a small amount of blood to attain the platelets. When combined with the collagen-producing effects of microneedling, PRP kicks your body’s healing processes into high gear and provides extraordinary rejuvenating effects. This procedure is increasingly popular among celebrities, but we recommend its benefits for anyone who has started noticing wrinkles or sagging skin, but is not yet ready to commit to a surgical procedure like a facelift.

4. Fillers

Injectable dermal fillers are another hot topic in the world of minimally invasive skin care solutions. They are ideal for today’s hectic lifestyle because they are a simple, quick and relatively painless in-office treatment, and they allow people to immediately resume their regular daily schedule afterward. Anyone who is looking for a quick fix for fine lines, wrinkles and volume loss is a good candidate for popular fillers like Juvéderm and Voluma, which provide a long-lasting solution for visibly aging skin.

5. Botox and Dysport

Botox and Dysport are incredibly effective weapons in the fight against wrinkles. Unlike fillers, which erase wrinkles by filling them with gel, these purified versions of the botulinum toxin create a temporary paralysis in the muscles around the forehead and eyes. These injectable products soften existing wrinkles and help prevent new ones from forming, with effects that can last several months.

6. Kybella

Are you one of the many people who is frustrated with the look of a genetically inherited double chin? Often, a double chin – also called submental fat – runs in families, and you may have one even if you are within your target body weight. Now, you no longer need to resort to wearing turtlenecks or scarves as you try to minimize the appearance of your chin. Kybella is the only FDA-approved nonsurgical treatment for submental fat. The primary ingredient in Kybella is deoxycholic acid, which is a naturally occurring substance that helps your body break down dietary fat. If you want to improve the profile of your chin and neck before the holidays, ask us if Kybella is right for you.

7. Chemical Peels

Chemical peels are a non-invasive procedure that uses a unique blend of chemicals to remove issues such as uneven skin pigmentation, scars, blemishes, age spots, rough skin and sun damage. We offer light, medium and deep chemical peels for the face, neck, chest, hands, arms or legs, depending on the severity of the issue you wish to address and how long your recovery time to last.

8. Microdermabrasion

If you are no longer satisfied with the results of your topical anti-aging creams and serums, microdermabrasion is a skin rejuvenation option you should consider. This quick and painless treatment uses a small handheld tool to spray a fine jet of tiny aluminum oxide crystals across the treatment area, gently exfoliating the top layer of skin. Then, the old, dead skin cells are gently suctioned away, revealing fresh, radiant skin underneath.

9. Hand Rejuvenation

If you thought cosmetic dermal fillers were just for your face, think again. Our skilled injectors can also use fillers to dramatically improve the appearance of hands that have begun to look sunken or bony due to the aging process. If you prefer not to use fillers, Dr. Sinha can use autologous fat transfer instead. Either way, your hands will no longer betray your age, and you can enjoy outstanding results.

10. Liquid Facelift

To enjoy the benefits of fillers and neuromodulators even more, you can opt to combine them for a procedure known as a liquid facelift. Though a liquid facelift is not permanent, the results are still long-lasting and are an excellent option for patients who prefer minimally invasive skin care. A liquid facelift provides nearly immediate results with only minor risks and side effects, so we can have you picture-perfect by Thanksgiving. Pass the pumpkin pie!

Getting Ready for the Holidays in Style

The holidays are a hectic time of year for many of us. Before you get caught up in the stresses of the season, set aside a little “me time” and schedule one or more of these excellent treatments today. We offer complimentary consultations to help you choose which one is best for you, so reach out to our experienced aesthetic team today.