With the holiday season comes a flurry of guests, pictures, and parties, making it the ideal time to opt for nonsurgical plastic surgery procedures. Nonsurgical plastic surgery is a title given to a group of minimally invasive cosmetic procedures that visibly reduce signs of aging and leaves your skin looking youthful and healthy. For those who want to look their best when visiting friends and family during the holiday season, nonsurgical treatment is a quick and easy way to almost instantly upgrade your appearance.
Dr. Leo Lapuerta is a plastic surgeon in Houston, Pearland, and Katy, Texas, who specializes in communicating with patients in a clear, down-to-earth manner. Below, Dr. Lapuerta reviews why nonsurgical plastic surgery procedures are perfect for the holiday season.
What Is Nonsurgical Plastic Surgery?
As mentioned above, nonsurgical plastic surgery refers to a variety of different procedures, all of which are performed without any kind of incision. These procedures usually involve injectables or laser treatment to reduce visible signs of aging. Signs of aging that nonsurgical procedures can treat include:
- Deep wrinkles
- Fine lines
- Loss of volume
- Sagging skin
- Much more
Following a nonsurgical plastic surgery procedure, you can expect to have glowing, radiant, and youthful skin that greatly improves your overall appearance. Best of all, since these procedures are nonsurgical, you can expect little to no downtime following treatment, allowing you to get back to your everyday routine in no time.
Benefits of Holiday Season Nonsurgical Plastic Surgery
While nonsurgical procedures can help you look your best throughout the year, these treatments are especially beneficial during November and December. Why are the holidays the best time for a touch-up? Here are our reasons:
Lay Low During the Recovery Period
While nonsurgical plastic surgery requires little recovery time, there will still be a period following treatment where your face may be bruised, swollen, or visibly altered in some other way. The holiday season is the perfect time to hibernate during your recovery, as cold temperatures mean that most evenings would be spent getting cozy indoors anyways.
It Is Hat and Scarf Season
If you do leave the house as you are recovering, you can easily hide any side effects from nonsurgical plastic surgery with a hat, scarf, turtleneck, or a different piece of winter clothing or accessory. As your body is recovering, layers of clothing are a welcome shield of protection.
Avoid the Sun
Following a nonsurgical procedure, your plastic surgeon may advise you to avoid spending any time in the sun. The sun can cause scarring or sun damage to recur, reversing the results of your treatment. This can prove problematic during the perpetually sunny days of summer, but during the holiday season, the sun can be much easier to avoid.
Look Your Best in Holiday Photos
Holiday photos are a longstanding tradition, with many people sending out yearly photos to their loved ones to showcase what a beautiful family they have. As you age, you may not be as excited about the prospects of taking a photo and then sending it to everyone you know. Nonsurgical plastic surgery procedures can help get you ready for a photoshoot, allowing your beautiful features to shine.
Make a Good Impression at Holiday Parties
From Thanksgiving through New Years, it can feel like there is a different holiday party every weekend. At some of these parties, you may be mingling with friends, family, and coworkers you only see once a year, making it important to try to make a good impression on everyone you interact with. Nonsurgical plastic surgery can drastically improve your appearance, making your presence at any party a memorable one.
Most Popular Holiday Nonsurgical Plastic Surgery Procedures
Unsure which nonsurgical plastic surgery procedure is best for you? Choose from one of the most popular nonsurgical cosmetic treatments during the holiday season listed below:
1. Botox® Injections
Botox injections are not only the most popular treatment during the holiday season, they are also the most popular cosmetic treatment, with close to 7.5 million Botox injection procedures performed in 2018. Botox uses targeted injections to reduce wrinkles from problem areas such as the regions around the mouth and eyes. As a result, you will be left with smoother and more youthful-looking skin. Best of all, Botox injections have little to no recovery time, and you can already see benefits from the treatment in as little as five days.
2. Injectable Fillers
Injectable fillers, also known as dermal fillers, involve the injection of either a natural or artificially produced filler that can add volume to your face. Skin tends to lose volume as part of the natural aging process, so dermal fillers replenish your face to keep it looking plump. This influx of volume can help to fill in any wrinkles and reduce the appearance of shadows or hollow points on your face. The effects of fillers are expected to last somewhere between six months and up to two years.
3. Facial Peel
A facial peel, also known as a chemical peel, can help give you smooth and clear skin. During the winter, dry weather conditions can lead to flaky and unhealthy skin. A facial peel removes the top layers of skin to reveal a fresh and healthy layer of skin lying just below the surface. This treatment can help treat skin blemishes, pigmentation issues, wrinkles, and scarring. Following a facial peel, patients are advised to avoid the sun for the best results, making the cold months of winter the perfect time for a peel.
4. Laser Skin Resurfacing
Laser skin resurfacing uses cutting-edge laser technology to resurface the skin, getting rid of imperfections along the way. Laser skin resurfacing can reduce the appearance of acne, scars, wrinkles, sun damage, and other skin imperfections. Laser skin resurfacing is relatively straightforward, with little downtime following treatment and the only real side effect being that your skin will appear more red than usual in the weeks following the procedure.
Request a Nonsurgical Plastic Surgery Consultation with Dr. Lapuerta
The holiday season is fast approaching, making it the perfect time for a nonsurgical plastic surgery procedure. While there is very little downtime following a nonsurgical cosmetic treatment, you still need to plan ahead to look your best in time for the holidays. Now is the time to schedule a nonsurgical plastic surgery consultation with Dr. Lapuerta.
Dr. Lapuerta is a triple-board-certified plastic surgeon with over 20 years of experience performing nonsurgical procedures for patients in Pearland, Katy, and Houston, Texas. During a consultation, Dr. Lapuerta aims to partner with you to help you find a treatment plan that lets you reach your cosmetic goals. Request a nonsurgical plastic surgery consultation by filling out our contact form or by calling (713) 489-0169.