Dr. Joseph M. Perlman Advanced Plastic Surgery Centre

As the holiday season approaches, there are many parties and benefits to attend. Patients want to look refreshed and rejuvenated without significant downtime. They are looking for what I call “quick fixes”.

The most common procedures that we offer are Botox injections, to relieve the wrinkling of the forehead, crow’s feet, and frown lines, and dermal filler injections to plump up the cheeks and lines around the mouth. The filters can also be used along the jawline to camouflage mild jowl formation. Most fillers will last up to a year. These include hyaluronic acid fillers such as Juvederm and Restylane, collagen fillers such as Evolence, and more permanent fillers such as Artefill. They’re great for enhancing the lips also.

On the skincare aspect, my estheticians offer Fotofacial IPL, chemical peels, and Microdermabrasion. All of these procedures are intended to remove the superficial layer of damaged skin, by various mechanisms, and encourage healthy new skin formation by stimulating collagen formation in the skin as well as promoting growth factors and improving blood supply.

At the same time, the latest technology in skincare products includes antioxidants to treat free radical damage due to external and internal factors, different soothing complexes including green tea and acai berry to reduce inflammation, and oxygen boosting agents to leave the skin fresher and healthier for the holidays.