As you shop for everyone on your holiday gift list and fill your schedule with parties and special events, it’s easy to forget about taking care of yourself. As a result, you might start to feel fatigued, stressed, and run down by the start of the new year. Instead of letting holiday stress take over this season, put yourself on your gift list and take some time to indulge so that you can look and feel your best. If you’re the type who’s always thinking of others, here are some tips for giving yourself a little pampering at the time of year you need it the most.

Carve Out Time to Relax

Your schedule may fill up quickly this season, so you might need to put some time on your calendar specifically for relaxation. Maybe that’s a no-stress lunch with a friend or an afterwork massage appointment. However you prefer to unwind, don’t forget to make time for it this season. Tis the season for giving, after all, and you definitely deserve to give back to yourself!

Unplug Your Devices

The holiday season can be overstimulating, and that can translate to visible stress on your face. This can be especially true if you’re always connected to your phone, not giving yourself a break from your work and social obligations. By taking an afternoon or—better yet—a whole day to unplug your devices and stay away from the screen, you can reconnect with your surroundings, ease your mind of stress, and rejuvenate to tackle a busy schedule ahead. Don’t worry—your emails and social media accounts will still be there later!

Schedule Skin Rejuvenation

Mental rejuvenation is important, but when you have work holiday parties and big family events to attend, you may want to have a sense of physical rejuvenation as well. That’s where professional skin care treatments come in. There are many non-invasive, highly effective skin care procedures out there to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, even out skin tone and texture, and reduce that tired look. Your plastic surgeon or aesthetician can help you choose which is right for your skin type and specific concerns. Below are just a few of the options you might discuss.

  • OxyGeneo Super Facial – A facial can have you feeling refreshed and relaxed as your skin is treated with the nutrients it needs to regenerate with a more youthful, vibrant appearance. The OxyGeneo Super Facial goes deeper than the average facial, using a special Capsugen tablet that glides over the skin for gentle exfoliation with deep infusion of special nutrient formulas that can repair the skin naturally and quickly. There’s virtually no downtime for treatment, and you will see a noticeable difference in your skin’s appearance when your treatment is complete.
  • Clear + Brilliant – For more dramatic improvements in tone and texture in aging skin, Clear + Brilliant is an innovative laser treatment option that is non-invasive and takes only about 30-40 minutes per session. Unlike the Super Facial, you want to have some downtime between treatment and any special events you’re attending, as it will take a few days to see the complete radiant glow that Clear + Brilliant provides.
  • Thermage – Skin rejuvenation doesn’t have to be limited to your face. Thermage is a treatment for the face and body that uses non-invasive radiofrequency energy to stimulate the natural repair process in the deep layers of your skin for smoother, tighter skin on the surface.

Splurge on Better Skin Care

The products you use on your skin matter—especially if you have just had a restorative skin care procedure. To give your skin the treatment it deserves at home, stop buying cleansers and moisturizers where you buy your groceries. Visit a med spa to explore the professional products that will cater to the unique needs of your skin and provide a noticeable improvement in the skin’s appearance. With a professional skin care routine, you can be sure that you are avoiding harsh, potentially harmful chemicals that can damage your skin and affect your overall health. You will also know that you are providing your skin with the nourishment it needs to maintain a beautiful appearance, even in the harshest environments.

Ideally, you would select a complete skin care system that includes a cleanser, toner, daily moisturizer, and nighttime moisturizer as well as spot and blemish solutions. You might also look to your med spa or plastic surgery practice for cosmetics to continue pampering your skin with the right makeup to take on your routine.
Perfection Plastic Surgery and Skin Care is here to help you spoil yourself this holiday season. Call us for a consultation at (520) 323-7100. You can also visit us at our office in Tucson for holiday deals you won’t want to miss. This month only, we are offering a $25 bonus gift card with a $200 gift card purchase, a $75 gift card with a $500 gift card purchase, or a $150 gift card free with a $1,000 gift card purchase. You’ll also find all skin care products 20% off (excludes Latisse), so now is the time to come see us!

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The holiday season is when you spend quality time with friends and family—so it’s no surprise that everyone wants to look their best this time of year! You can find a fabulous outfit and accessories, but if you aren’t feeling confident about your physical appearance, then it can be difficult to focus on the reason for the season. With a little help in the form of cosmetic treatments, you’ll be looking and feeling great over the holidays.

Mini Facelift

You’ve likely heard of a facelift before, but have you ever heard of a mini facelift? Unlike the full treatment, the mini version of this procedure focuses solely on the lower third of the face, which includes the mouth and chin areas. As you get older, your skin loses its elasticity and starts to sag, which can make you look and feel tired and much older than you actually are. Luckily, the mini facelift procedure utilizes small incisions near the ears to carefully remove excess skin and tighten the remaining skin around the lower third of the face. This results in a much younger and more attractive appearance, which can help men and women of all ages feel more confident. Mini facelifts are also great for leaving a natural-looking appearance that results in subtle yet noticeable changes. After getting a mini facelift, patients are instructed to avoid work and their normal daily activities for 1 to 2 weeks—but after that, it’s business as usual, so you can get back to your routine (and prepping for guests!).

Neck Lift

If you’re more concerned with your jawline or neck and how it affects your appearance, then you might be a good candidate for a neck lift. A lot of people find that they are happy with the upper portion of their faces, but their necks are starting to show their age, or even make them look older. Thanksgiving has the turkey part covered—you don’t need to worry about a turkey wattle neck, as well! This treatment focuses on making the jawline and neck look more youthful and attractive by removing excess skin and fat that create those dreaded jowls. Neck lifts can also remove fatty deposits that sit under the chin as well as any loose skin around the neck. Many patients are able to return to their normal daily activities around 2 weeks after their neck lift treatments, but every patient’s recovery time is unique.

Brow Lift

The forehead plays a major role when it comes to facial expressions. Unfortunately, this constant movement can lead to wrinkles and lines. Aging can make the forehead and skin surrounding the eyes look less youthful, but a brow lift can help reverse these common signs of aging! Frown lines that pop up between the eyebrows and horizontal wrinkles across the forehead can make you want to hide this part of your face—but unfortunately, bangs don’t work for everyone. Luckily, brow lifts can help reduce the signs of aging that appear on this part of the face. A brow lift can improve the appearance of horizontal and vertical lines and creases that show up around the eyebrows as we get older. This treatment can also lift up sagging brows for a more alert and youthful appearance. After getting a brow lift, many patients are able to return to their normal activities within 2 weeks—so this procedure can be a great option before the holidays!

Blepharoplasty

The best bags are the ones filled with holiday gifts. The worst bags are the ones under your eyes. If undereye bags or other issues are making you feel self-conscious, then blepharoplasty might be the right solution. This cosmetic treatment, also known as eyelid surgery, is designed to revitalize the skin around the eyes to give the patient a younger-looking and more awake appearance. Blepharoplasty can reduce the appearance of undereye bags, tighten loose and sagging skin around the eyes, and reverse the appearance of wrinkles around the eyes. Patients are typically instructed to avoid their regular activities for 2 weeks after a blepharoplasty treatment.

Do you think any of these treatments are the right choice for you? Dr. Kay at Perfection Plastic Surgery and Skin Care specializes in these treatments and many more. Our Tucson cosmetic surgery services can help you get the appearance you want—so you can ask Santa for something else! If you’d like more information about mini facelifts, neck lifts, brow lifts, or blepharoplasty, you can call us at (520) 447-3803. Click the “Schedule a Consultation” button down below to set up a free consultation.

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Back-to-school season is here, which means summer vacations have come and gone, and it’s time to return to your normal routine. As you settle back in, you may find that your vacation has left you with some not-so-welcome memories in the form of sunburns, dark spots, and maybe even new fine lines and wrinkles. While you can’t turn back time and remember to apply extra sunscreen or grab your cover-up before heading to the beach, you can erase some of the damage with a handful of innovative, non-invasive skin treatments, such as laser skin resurfacing. The sooner you address lingering sun damage, the more dramatic the results you can expect to see, so that you can feel more confident and beautiful entering the busy fall season.

How the Sun Has Affected Your Skin

The damage that the sun inflicts on your skin is more than superficial. While the most obvious signs of damage may be in the form of skin discoloration, rough-looking skin, wrinkles, and dark spots, overexposure to the sun’s UV rays can cause cancerous growths as well as precancers like actinic keratoses. That’s why it’s important to consult a skincare specialist right away—not only to restore the appearance of your skin, but also to check in on your skin’s health.

What You Can Do to Restore Damaged Skin

When it does come time for your skincare consultation, you may be curious as to which treatments your skincare technician will recommend. Of course, it will take an in-person look at your skin to decide what’s best for it, but some procedures you might consider for reversing skin damage include:

  • PiQo4 – Doctors and patients alike are loving the PiQo4 laser treatment, because it is so versatile and effective. PiQo4 is most beneficial for treating hyperpigmentation, dark spots, and other skin discolorations, but it also kickstarts collagen production deep within the skin, so it can have lasting effects with smoother, tighter skin that looks better than it has in years.
  • Chemical Peels – If you’re catching up on repairing a few summers’ worth of sun damage or you simply want to see more dramatic improvements in your skin, a chemical peel may be the right treatment choice. Chemical peels use various agents, such as salicylic acid, betahydroxy, and retinol to strip away the outermost layers of skin, removing superficial damage and allowing the skin to naturally repair as it heals. Following a chemical peel, your doctor may also prescribe certain moisturizers and skincare products that will nourish the delicate skin while it is free of its protective outer barrier. The healing period from a chemical peel will vary depending on the strength of the peel, and stronger, deeper peels will have the most dramatic results.
  • Photodynamic Therapy – If the summer has left you with actinic keratoses or deep skin discoloration, photodynamic therapy can reverse the damage. It utilizes a light-sensitizing substance called ALA, which is applied to the skin and left to incubate for several hours. Then, a special wavelength of light called KTP is shined on the skin to activate the ALA and kickstart the body’s natural healing process. Treated areas may be red and peeling for about a week after treatment, but the results are well worth it!
  • Laser Resurfacing – Laser resurfacing can be a total facial treatment, or it can be used to spot treat concerns like forehead and brow wrinkles, crow’s feet, or smile lines. It works by applying a laser beam in a fractional pattern to leave bridges of untouched skin to accelerate the healing process in treated areas, which will experience immediate collagen contraction and regrowth to soften, smooth, and tighten the skin.
  • OxyGeneo “Oxygen” Facial – If you normally get a facial to revitalize your skin, you might consider upgrading to the oxygen facial after a long summer. This is a 3-in-1 treatment that combines exfoliation, infusion, and oxygenation of the skin. With treatment, you will choose from one of two nutrient infusions to deeply nourish and repair the skin—either to lighten and brighten the skin or ease wrinkles and restore softness. With both formulas, the treatment process causes CO2 bubbles to burst on the surface of the skin so the infusion is better absorbed for optimal, lasting results.

Along with these non-invasive treatments, you may need to make some upgrades to your skincare routine at home to pamper your skin with the nutrients it needs to revive a healthy glow. In fact, if you have managed to avoid excessive sun exposure by staying indoors through most of the summer, you may be facing a different type of skin damage that could be best managed with microdermabrasion and an at-home skincare routine that focuses on restoring moisture. While staying inside in the air conditioning may be the best way to spend a Tucson summer, it can take a toll on your skin by zapping it of moisture, leaving you with less of the natural oils that protect your skin. This often results in chapped lips, peeling skin, and a tired appearance.

No matter what type of skin damage you need to address, the first step is an appointment with a skincare specialist at Perfection Plastic Surgery and Skin Care. Our Tucson cosmetic surgery clinic provides a wide range of non-surgical solutions for more beautiful, youthful skin, which may be just what you need after your summer vacation. Plus, we are offering a $200 oxygen facial special through the end of the summer as well as $300 for combined OxyGeneo and dermaplaning treatment. Treat yourself to a free personalized consultation in our office by calling (520) 323-7100 to schedule an appointment.

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Traveling is fun and easy, but packing for your trip may be a different story. It can be tough to decide what’s worth bringing and what should stay at home, but your skincare essentials should definitely make the cut of what goes in the suitcase. Proper skincare doesn’t take a day off, so be sure to keep up with your skincare routine even while you’re traveling. In fact, you might even benefit from bringing along a few extras to pamper your skin after a long flight or a hot day at the beach (we personally love Revision Skincare Vitamin C Lotion). Let’s take a closer look at what you need to do to maintain flawless skin while you’re on vacation this summer.

1. Don’t let your skincare routine slide.

The best thing you can do for your skin while you’re on vacation is keep your daily skincare routine as close to normal as possible. That means your cleanser, moisturizer, toner, and overnight serums should all come along with you. Since you’ll be in a new area and will likely be out of your routine when it comes to meals and sleeping, the consistency of your skincare habits can be just what you need to look your best in your vacation photos.

  • Talk to your doctor before you travel – If you have a complex skincare system, it can be helpful to talk to your doctor about what you can skip. You should also tell your skincare specialist where you’re headed for your trip, since you may need some added moisture or deeper cleansing throughout your vacation.
  • Invest in travel-sized containers – Packing up every skincare product you own definitely isn’t practical, so make things easier with dedicated travel-sized containers for all of your essentials. You can find TSA-approved, lightweight containers that won’t make a huge footprint in your luggage, so you won’t have to leave anything behind. Once you get home, make sure you finish the product in each container and clean them all thoroughly—avoid the temptation to leave what’s left in the bottles for the next trip.

 

2. Never skip the sunscreen.

Sun protection should already be part of your skincare routine in Tucson, but even if you travel somewhere that’s not so hot and sunny, you should still apply sunscreen daily. If you’ll be traveling to the beach, pick up a reef-safe sunscreen that won’t damage the local ecosystem and that will offer more water-resistance than other types of sunscreen. Also check the expiration date, and be sure to store your sunscreen in a cool place—once it gets runny, it’s time to toss it. Going out of the country? It’s a good idea to pack sunscreen from home, since there may be a huge markup in popular tourist areas. You also want to be able to read the label, so you can avoid potentially harmful additives like oxybenzone.

3. Bring facial cleansing wipes and a hydrating mask.

You may need to freshen up throughout the day as you’re out and about, so bring along facial cleansing wipes to keep in your day bag. These can be great for wiping away the excess sweat and oil that tend to accumulate in the summer heat, and they’re also handy for removing makeup at the end of a night out when you just don’t feel like washing your face (we’ve all been there!). If you do find that your skin gets extra oily in humid, tropical areas, pack a deep cleansing gel to keep your skin feeling great.

A hydrating mask is another extra to bring along, especially if you’re traveling by plane. The air inside a plane’s cabin is often dry and thin, so you might need some extra moisturizer to protect your face during the flight or refresh in the hotel room once you land. Choose a mask that doesn’t feel heavy on your skin and has few or no added fragrances or dyes.

4. Go light with your makeup.

Sure, you might want to wear makeup while you’re out to dinner or enjoying local nightlife, but keep your daytime look easy and low-maintenance. When you’re on vacation, why not let your skin take a vacation, too? If you’re able to, take a break from heavy foundation, and stick to a breathable, tinted moisturizer—perhaps with added SPF—and a light lip balm. Going light with makeup lets your skin absorb surrounding moisture and prevents clogged pores, and it’s a perfect look for your vacation vibe.

If you’re in search of products that will protect your skin while on vacation and at home, schedule an appointment with Dr. Kay at Perfection Plastic Surgery and Skincare through the site or by calling (520) 447-3803. We will provide personalized recommendations for your unique skin type, and we can also help you explore non-surgical skin rejuvenation to get your skin ready for the makeup-free days of your upcoming vacation.

And don’t forget, we’re also offering great summer deals on our Triple Threat Packages from skinbetter science and SkinMedica, so it’s never been a better time to revamp your skincare routine!

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Sandra R.

What Our Patients Are Saying About Us

Cheryl is a beautiful person in many ways. It's always an appointment I look forward to. The professionalism in her demeanor and gentle ways are appreciated.

Margaret L.

What Our Patients Are Saying About Us

"Certainly five stars! The desk staff models excellent customer service and are very knowledgeable about products and special pricing events."

Judy F.

What Our Patients Are Saying About Us

"I live in Dallas, TX. I always make sure that when I'm in Tucson visiting my family, I make time to come in and get Botox from RoseMarie!!"

Kelly B.