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The holiday season is a time when we all want to look and feel our best. We have parties to attend or host, photos to pose for and hours to spend among friends and family members we haven’t seen in years. Here are the top 10 treatments we recommend getting for yourself – or gifting to others – while the holidays are in full swing.

1. Kybella

The development of submental fat, also known as a double chin, is often unavoidable due to genetics. Often, the fat pad under the chin does not respond to diet and exercise, and can remain a source of frustration even among people who are otherwise at a healthy body weight. Kybella is a revolutionary product that can help permanently eliminate submental fat. Its main ingredient is deoxycholic acid, a naturally occurring substance that helps break down body fat. When injected into the area beneath your chin and jawline, Kybella destroys the fat cells in this region so they will not be able to store or accumulate fat in the future.

2. CoolSculpting

If you’re dreaming of a way to eliminate stubborn pockets of body fat without surgery, incisions or healing time, CoolSculpting is the answer you’ve been searching for. Ideal for diet- and exercise-resistant fat on areas like the abdomen, thighs, back, buttocks and calves, CoolSculpting is an FDA-approved technique that uses controlled cooling to freeze and kill fat cells. Your body flushes out the dead cells over time, leaving you with permanently slimmer results. And the best part about CoolSculpting is that it’s so convenient. You can get your treatment on your lunch hour and return to the office immediately afterward.

3. Lip Enhancement

Full, sensual lips are an attractive feature; however, lips naturally thin and become less well-defined as we age. If you are concerned about flat lips that have lost their contour, you may be an ideal candidate for lip enhancement techniques such as fat transfer or lip filler to help restore the shape and definition of your mouth and lips. These minimally invasive procedures are an ideal way to get the perfect pout.

4. Eyelid Lift

Are you tired of looking tired? Your drooping or puffy eyelids may be sending the message that you are angry or fatigued, even when you are feeling cheerful and well-rested. A blepharoplasty, also called an eyelid lift, can restore your upper lid, lower lid or both to a more youthful and open appearance. Though it is a surgical procedure, recovery time is short and well-tolerated, and most people can return to work within a week.

5. Botox & Dysport

Repetitive motions like frowning and squinting can leave their mark on your face in the form of crow’s feet, horizontal furrows and the vertical lines between your brows. Stop these wrinkles in their tracks with Botox and Dysport, both of which are purified versions of the botulinum toxin. These FDA-approved products create temporary paralysis in the muscles around the eyes and eyebrow area, which helps relax old wrinkles and prevents new ones from developing. These injections are a quick, in-office treatment with minor risk of side effects.

6. Dermal Fillers

The world of injectable dermal fillers is becoming more accessible as people increasingly discover the benefits of these incredible products. Whether your goal is to get luscious lips, more contoured cheeks or to erase moderate to deep facial wrinkles and folds, filler can help you achieve it. When used strategically by a skilled injector with advanced knowledge of facial anatomy, these fillers can make skin appear smoother, younger and healthier, with fewer fine lines and wrinkles.

7. Eyebrow Transplants

If your eyebrows are fine, uneven or otherwise not as defined as you would like, you may be a good candidate for eyebrow transplants – a simple, in-office procedure that can result in brows that have the ideal shape and thickness for your face. By taking a small amount of donor hair from just above your ear using follicular unit extraction and transplanting it into your eyebrow, we can individually tailor brows that are compatible with your facial shape and features. Get the brows you’ve always wanted!

8. ThermiVa

Many women find the effects of childbirth or changes in hormone levels have caused them to suffer from incontinence, inability to reach orgasm, sexual discomfort and vaginal laxity or vaginal dryness. ThermiVa is the first non-surgical feminine rejuvenation treatment for women who want to reverse these effects. By using heat therapy delivered via radiofrequency waves, ThermiVa promotes the body to kickstart new, all-natural collagen production, which helps tighten vaginal tissues. ThermiVa is a pain-free and non-invasive option for feminine rejuvenation that has no recovery time and provides fast results.

9. Ultherapy

Looking for a way to get effective anti-aging results from your forehead to your chest – without the need for surgery or injections? Ultherapy is the only non-invasive treatment that is FDA-approved to lift and tighten skin around the eyes and eybrows, under the chin and on the neck. Now, with the addition of the new Ultherapy Décolletage Treatment, Ultherapy is also the only non-invasive procedure specified by the FDA to improve the look of chest wrinkling. Ultherapy technology relies on ultrasound energy to stimulate the foundational layers of your skin to produce new collagen, resulting in noticeably lifted and tightened skin over a few months.

10. Intense Pulsed Light

Aging skin brings a multitude of concerns that can affect your self-esteem. Intense pulsed light technology, or IPL, uses brief, yet powerful, bursts of light to treat a wide variety of skin conditions. It’s a non-invasive solution that creates smoother, younger-looking skin over the long term, with very little downtime. If you’re looking for a way to turn back the clock on skin damage, while improving color, tone and texture, IPL treatment is for you.

Schedule Your Treatments at Richmond Surgical Arts

If you’re ready to have the merriest holiday season ever, let our expert team pamper you with these minimally invasive procedures. Call us today to schedule your appointment and add a little bit of extra sparkle to your holidays this year!

Dr. Gregory T. Lynam

Dr. Gregory T. Lynam is Richmond's only board-certified plastic and maxillofacial surgeon. He has helped numerous people within the community tumor surgeries, breast reconstructions, and facial trauma surgeries.

Dr. Lynam was voted one of Richmond's "Top Docs" in plastic surgery and one of Richmond's "Best Plastic Surgeons to take you back 20 years" by Richmond Magazine in 2010. Additionally, he is known as an expert plastic surgeon on RealSelf and was honored as one of the Top 100 Doctors on RealSelf in 2013.

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