The Best Facial Treatments to Prep for the Holidays

After a whirlwind year, the holiday season is finally here. Many people look forward to the holidays all year as an opportunity to relax, catch up with family and friends, and treat themselves. You’ll also want to look your best to match all the sparkle and glow of this festive time of year. With only a couple of weeks to go before the end of the year, here are our suggestions for non-surgical skin treatments that provide nearly immediate results.

1. Microdermabrasion

Microdermabrasion is a quick, comfortable in-office procedure that gently exfoliates your skin with a specially designed tool. Microdermabrasion stimulates new collagen growth, improving minor skin flaws and restoring a healthy glow by scraping away the top layer of damaged skin from areas like your face, neck, arms, hands, and chest. There is no need for downtime or activity restrictions after microdermabrasion, making this treatment ideal for anyone trying to fit a cosmetic refresh into their busy holiday schedule.

2. Chemical Peel

Chemical peels use a medical-grade chemical solution to safely remove signs of sun damage, acne scarring, and superficial wrinkles, revealing clear, healthy skin. There are three levels of chemical peel available – light, medium, and deep. The best depth for you will depend on the concerns you wish to address, which we will determine during a personalized consultation that allows us to evaluate the quality of your skin, what issues you want to reverse, and whether you have available downtime for healing.

A zero-downtime light chemical peel may be ideal for you if you are looking for a quick refresh before the holidays. Or, you may want to take advantage of any available time off from work to recover from the redness, swelling, and flaking that can result from a deep peel.

3. Fillers and Neuromodulators

Fillers are an excellent way to rejuvenate your appearance by plumping areas of volume loss and minimizing wrinkles. Our experienced dermatologists provide all injections themselves to ensure maximum results, using their knowledge of how these products work within the skin to create contour and make you look healthy and beautiful. Fillers are a low-risk, high-reward procedure that creates nearly instantaneous results.

If you’ve heard of Botox®, you’re likely already familiar with how neuromodulators work. This product and its sister Dysport® both derive from a purified form of the botulinum toxin. When expertly injected into the tiny facial muscles around the eye and eyebrow area, neuromodulators temporarily prevent muscle contractions that cause repetitive facial expressions like squinting. As a result of Botox® and Dysport® injections, wrinkles like crow’s feet and 11 lines will relax.

For maximum anti-aging effects, you can combine fillers with neuromodulators in a non-surgical procedure nicknamed the “liquid facelift.” Though the improvement will be temporary, it will last long enough to carry you through early 2022, and you can maintain your look with touch-up appointments.

Discover Your Most Beautiful Self at DMGSF

At Dermatology Medical Group of San Francisco, our patient-focused mentality allows us to create outstanding results based on your specific goals. Our university-trained dermatologists take the time to meet personally with each patient, listening to your concerns and creating a customized treatment plan to meet your needs. If you are interested in any of the cosmetic treatments on our menu, contact us today to schedule a consultation.