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Last Minute Treatments for a Glowing Holiday Season

The holidays are just around the corner, but you still have time to book a facial or body treatment that will leave you glowing for all your festivities! There are many treatments available that involve little to no downtime or recovery, and that can easily put a pep in your step and a glow on your face for your most highly-anticipated parties, dinners, and family get-togethers. When looking at treatment options, make sure to choose those that are performed on an outpatient basis and offer some quick results that will be visible to everyone you share this holiday season with. Here are some of Virginia Center of Plastic Surgery’s most popular options.


You’ve probably spent many a holiday laughing and smiling with your friends and all those expressions—as joyful as they are—tend to leave their mark on your skin. Expression lines, which include fine lines and wrinkles around your eyes, mouth, and forehead, are common signs of aging and they can be dramatically reduced with an injectable like Botox or Xeomin. Botox and Xeomin are injected directly into facial muscles and work by temporarily paralyzing them, smoothing out fine lines and wrinkles and giving you a younger, more glowing appearance. Virginia facial rejuvenation expert, Dr. Eric Desman, is skilled in knowing exactly which muscles to inject to create a natural-looking, youthful glow without the ‘frozen’ appearance some associate with these treatments.

Dermal Fillers

Has your face lost volume, leading to a sagging look with increased lines and wrinkles? Instead of announcing your age at all of your holiday parties, defy it by getting a dermal filler treatment this Thanksgiving season. Dr. Desman offers Juvederm, Volbella, and Voluma to treat hollows beneath the eyes, reduce the appearance of deep wrinkles and acne scars, and provide volume and contour to facial features that have been affected by age, weight loss, or genetic disposition to sagging. Dermal fillers are very safe and provide instantaneous results with minimum recovery or downtime. Their effects can last for months to years after injection, and the material is eventually safely absorbed by the body.

Vi Peel

Want a sparkling complexion this holiday season? If you are dealing with skin issues such as acne, sun spots, melasma, enlarged pores, or fine lines and wrinkles, the Vi Peel can take years off your appearance. A medical-grade chemical peel, the Vi Peel removes the damaged outer layers of skin for a softer, smoother look and better-balanced complexion. The unique formula includes a blend of retinoic acid, salicylic acid, trichloroacetic acid, alpha and beta-hydroxy acids, and phenol to safely remove damaged skin as well as promote collagen production and cellular turnover.

The Vi Peel is the only peel gentle enough to use on the delicate skin under the eyes. Best of all, no downtime is needed after a Vi Peel, which means you can still get it done and look stunning for your Thanksgiving gatherings.


Extra fat under the chin, also known as a double chin, is one thing you don’t want to bring to your holiday celebrations! Thanks to the revolutionary Kybella procedure performed by Dr. Desman, now you don’t have to. This injection technique re-shapes your chin area and gives you a slimmer, more youthful appearance—all with virtually no pain and little to no recovery time.

Kybella uses a synthetic version of deoxycholic acid, a substance normally found in the body and which dissolves fat. Kybella disables fat cells, causing them to be safely flushed out of the system. The treatment takes 15-20 minutes and is performed in Dr. Desman’s office.

Choosing the Right Treatment and Specialist

Choosing the right specialist is vital to ensure you get top-notch patient care and are guided toward the best treatment to achieve your holiday goals. If you are in the northern Virginia area, schedule a consultation with Dr. Eric Desman. Dr. Desman has been providing compassionate, personalized care to patients since 2000 and concentrates on forming long-lasting relationships with his patients while providing top-of-the-line surgical and non-surgical treatments.

There’s still time to schedule a non-surgical aesthetic treatment this year to ensure you will look and feel your best for all your holiday celebrations. Schedule a consultation with Dr. Desman today to find out which last-minute treatments will deliver the best results for your goals.