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Top 5 Procedures to Help You Look Your Best for the Holidays​

As the holiday season rapidly approaches, many people will be attending work/ family related parties and get-togethers. Many cherished memories will be made, and countless pictures will be taken. If you’re like most people, you’re going to want to look your best and sometimes you’ll need some outside help.

This time of year is when most people opt for beauty procedures/treatments to help augment their looks in preparation for socializing with friends, co-workers, and family. The treatments are affordable, take little time, and won’t result in any downtime.

You still have time left to get the procedures done before the start of the holiday season. People or family members whom you haven’t seen in a while will compliment you on how good you look. All the treatments are in an out-patient setting – meaning that the procedure is done the same day and you can return back to your normal lifestyle the minute you leave our offices.

Botox, Dysport, Xeomin

Botox is a purified protein that relaxes the muscles in the forehead thereby lessening the appearance of wrinkles and causing the face to look younger. Botox is a brand name and was approved for use by the FDA in 2002. Over the next few years, competing products such as Dysport and Xeomin came to market as competition to Botox. Ask your doctor which one he/she recommends for your situation.

All three treat forehead wrinkles, frown lines, and crow’s feet. The length of the procedure will vary, depending on how much work needs to be done. If you have a lot of wrinkles on your face, your treatment will take longer than someone with less wrinkles. The average time is anywhere from 10 to 15 minutes, and after it’s done you can go home without any recovery time.

CoolSculpting

CoolSculpting is a non-surgical way of getting rid of fat in certain parts of your body. It works by literally freezing away fat bulges in the midriff and belly area. A wand is waved over the fat area and that’s that. No special diets, no needles, no surgery. You can literally get in your car and go to the gym after the procedure.

Ask the doctor to see before and after photos of recent patients. You’ll be surprised at how much fat CoolSculpting can shave off your body. Best of all, CoolSculpting isn’t some cheesy parlor trick. It has been approved by the FDA as a means to remove fat from the body.

Results can take up to 3 weeks to manifest and the most dramatic results will be seen in one to three months after the treatment. CoolSculpting is safe and effective and a great way to lose a few pounds right before the family or company holiday party!

Liquid Facelift

Botox, Dysport, and Xeomin are being used in revolutionary ways to achieve the appearance of a facial rejuvenation without undergoing surgery. Doctors are using their expert knowledge of injectables to create a customized mixture for your face.

Advanced dermal fillers are also used in conjunction with Botox, Dysport, and Xeomin to give your face more enduring results that previous fillers that have been on the market for a few years. The best part about the liquid facelift is that patients can go back to their daily lives without any healing or resting up time required.

The end result is a gentle lift of individual facial features, minimization of folds, creases, or wrinkles and a more youthful appearance. If you’re going to be in lots of pictures this holiday season, a liquid facelift is a must-have procedure.

Kybella

Got a double chin you want to minimize the appearance of? Then Kybella is for you. It is an FDA approved medicine that is administered via a needle in the same way Botox and other injectables are. The medicine dissolves fat from your double chin area and can improve the overall contour of the jawline and neck area.

The treatment itself is akin to Botox. The doctor will take the needle and inject it into the problem areas on your chin. You might feel a slight discomfort which will rapidly go away. Some patients experience a little bit of swelling, which is completely natural and will diminish shortly.

Kybella is completely safe and can take anywhere from 3-4 treatment sessions before you see the full results. The amount of results that you will see are entirely dependent upon how much fat you have on your chin. Most people start seeing noticeable results 3 weeks after the first treatment.

Dermal Fillers

Dermal fillers are similar to Botox in that they are injected into your face. They differ in that fillers literally “fill in” the wrinkles in your face. Used in conjunction with Botox, most people see optimal results that can last upwards of 6 months to 1 year.

The overall procedure takes 20 – 30 minutes and can significantly reduce wrinkles, smile lines and lip lines. As we age our faces lose volume that can cause the appearance of crevices or hollowness under the eyes and even tight lips. Fillers will rejuvenate your face to a more youthful appearance.

There are several brand names that fillers go by: Restylane, Perlane, Juvederm, Belotero, and Voluma are just several of the brands we carry. They are all made with hyaluronic acid gel that is very similar to what is found in the body naturally. The doctor will inform you which filler is right for your face when you go for your consultation. Each filler works better to address certain problem areas.

Non-Surgical Facial Rejuvenation Treatments in Baltimore

If you’re going to be attending various holiday parties and functions this season, you owe it to yourself to get at least one non-surgical facial rejuvenation treatment performed. Don’t delay as some of the procedures require a few weeks to fully see optimal results.

At The Baltimore Center, we specialize in helping people look their very best with our non-surgical treatments. Give us a call at (410) 828-4123 or schedule a free consultation to sit down with the doctor and learn what treatments will work best for the look you’re trying to achieve!

Founded and directed by Johns Hopkins faculty Dr. Randolph Capone, the Baltimore Center is a premier plastic surgery practice dedicated exclusively to providing state of the art care for individuals desiring body enhancement, rejuvenation, or repair. The Baltimore Center for Plastic Surgery was founded for one purpose: to combat the signs of aging and deformity.

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