3 Non-Surgical Procedures to Look Your Best This Holiday SeasonNovember 6, 2018
Picture this: family photos of you at the Thanksgiving dinner table, candid selfies taken at the work Christmas party, your Instagram story loaded with holiday celebrations, and Snapchats of you at a swanky New Year’s Eve soiree. Now, take a good look in the mirror: is your post-summer complexion photo-ready for these upcoming holiday events? Close your eyes and imagine how good you CAN look with a noninvasive treatment or two from Body by Ravi Plastic Surgery and Aesthetics in Houston. If your goal is to look great before the holiday festivities begin, take advantage of this early fall window for fabulous non-surgical treatments that will allow you to recover fully and look smashing by the time the parties start.
- BRING ON THE BOTOX: Deep forehead lines, web-like Crow’s Feet at the corners of the eyes, and severe Frown Lines between the brows can make you look much older than you really are. These wrinkles have a way of creeping in and showing themselves off, even when you are not squinting or frowning. Botox Cosmetic is made especially for dynamic wrinkles, caused by years of facial expressions. The tiny injections will relax the targeted muscle group, thus decreasing the movement of the overlying skin to fade away the associated wrinkles. If you are getting Botox for a holiday even, be sure your session is a few weeks out as the results are not immediate. In one to two weeks, you will see the full wrinkle-relaxing benefits of Botox, which will then last at least three months, getting you all the way through the holiday season.
- FEELING’ FABULOUS WITH FILLERS: No matter how good your skincare routine is, you will naturally lose tightness and elasticity over time. This lax skin will unfortunately show fine lines and deeper creases as the skin and underlying structure begins to lose volume and droop. Luckily dermal fillers can come to the rescue! Made from moisture-rich hyaluronic acid, fillers immediately plump facial lines, like the nasolabial folds running from nose to mouth, or marionette lines from the lips to the chin. Fillers smooth lines as well as add volume to hollow areas under the eyes, sculpt the cheekbones, and can even fill out thinning lips. Running low on time? You can get a filler treatment at the last minute, as the results can be seen right away. However, one side effect is mild localized swelling and redness, which may take a few days to resolve, so plan accordingly. The best option is to have fillers done at least 2 weeks prior to any major events. Depending on the filler and the treatment area, you will not need a second session for at least six months, well into 2019!
- MEND YOUR SKIN WITH MICRONEEDLING: During the medical micro-needling process with SkinPen, a specialized mechanical dermal roller will create thousands of micro-channels in the layers of skin. These tiny channels activate the tissue’s healing response, increasing collagen production. These channels also increase the absorption of medical-grade skin care products, so the benefits are immediately boosted. Over the next several weeks, fresh skin cells appear, giving the face a smoother, tighter, more refreshed look. Plus, you will notice improvement in fine lines, pore size, acne scarring and smooth texture. Increasing blood flow to the face, micro-needling gives your appearance a youthful glow that everyone will notice. Best of all, your facial tissues will be stronger and more resistant to environmental damage. Depending on the extent of correction desired, more than one micro-needling session may be recommended. A topical serum or Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) may also be added to further boost your appearance. You will notice fresher skin in as little as one week, however as the collagen regrowth cycle will take four to six weeks, the benefits of microneedling will continue to improve over the next two months. Make your appointment now to look your best over Christmas and New Year’s.
When choosing a noninvasive technique, it is important to pick an experienced aesthetic provider. Dr. Ravi Somayazula and Dr. Swapna Gopathi are board-certified physicians, with an in-depth understanding of the facial anatomy and skillful techniques, ensuring a safe procedure and natural-looking results. Each treatment is expertly performed to meet your personal desires. With the help of Body by Ravi Plastic Surgery and Aesthetics, you can expect to look years younger and be the envy of your holiday parties!