As the holidays approach, many people have plans to see faraway family members or friends and want to look and feel their best so they can enjoy their time together. Though it may seem like the holidays are right around the corner, there is still time for some last-minute treatments that will make you glow with health, youth, and happiness for the holiday season. If you want a last minute treatment before Thanksgiving, you need to look at non-surgical procedures that can be performed on an outpatient basis and that involve a minimum of recovery and downtime. Here are a few that can still be performed before the big day and will leave you looking and feeling amazing for all your get-togethers.
If reducing the look of fine lines and wrinkles is on your holiday wish list, a dermal filler is a good choice. Dermal fillers are most often used to replace lost volume or elasticity due to aging and have a plumping effect. Our Long Beach-based plastic surgeon, Dr. Josh Waltzman, offers fillers from the Juvéderm® and Restylane® family. Whether you are looking to restore volume to sunken cheeks, create a poutier lip, or fill in lines and wrinkles, Dr. Waltzman has the filler to suit your needs just in time for the holidays. Best of all, dermal fillers are safe and can last for months or even years after injected, so you can enjoy your new look well into 2019.
The holidays should be a time of joy, but all that laughter over the years can add up to expression lines that many people would prefer not to have. If this is the case, an injectable like Botox® or Dysport can be perfect for a quick pick-me-up before Thanksgiving dinner. These work by temporarily paralyzing the facial muscles that create expression lines. Dr. Waltzman takes the time and attention to make sure he injects just the right muscles, so the effects are natural-looking yet still noticeable.
Don’t want to take that double chin to your holiday party? Then you might be interested in Kybella®, the newest procedure aimed at reducing double chins by injecting a substance that dissolves fat cells. This revolutionary injection does not harm surrounding tissues and effectively targets only the fat cells in the area where it’s administered. Though Kybella® is most effective when it’s used in multiple treatments spaced around a month apart, you will start seeing effects after your very first treatment.
Want to wear your favorite dress to ring in the new year but found it’s gotten a little tight in certain areas? While you may not have time to adopt a new diet and workout regimen or get invasive liposuction, you do have time for CoolSculpting. CoolSculpting uses fat-freezing technology to get rid of stubborn fat and produces noticeable and long-lasting effects. The procedure is non-invasive and requires no anesthesia, so you can slip into that dress and still make it to your party as a slimmer, more confident you!
Choosing the Right Treatment and Surgeon
Choosing the treatment that will enhance your holidays is a personal decision and is based on a number of factors including your perceived problem areas, your budget, and your desired recovery time. The best way to ensure you will be happy with your procedure and the results is to choose a professional, caring surgeon to perform the treatment. If you are in the Long Beach area, you can do no better than Dr. Josh Waltzman, a board-certified plastic surgeon who is committed to developing a personalized plan of treatment for each patient he works with. His state-of-the-art medical office is equipped to perform minor procedures on-site and his professional team has years of experience to assist him in patient care.
Feeling good about yourself as the holidays approach is a great way to ensure that your interactions will be filled with happiness and connection. There’s still plenty of time before you sit down for Thanksgiving dinner to get a last-minute treatment done that will leave you feeling beautiful, youthful, and ready to face all that the holidays bring!