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The holiday season is in full swing, and we all have someone on our “nice list” who is difficult to shop for. You may already have the perfect gifts for everyone else purchased, wrapped and under your tree, but you’re struggling to think of something memorable to give the friend or family member who seems to already have everything.

If that sounds like a challenge you face, University Park Dermatology and Medical Spa has the perfect solution. Read on for our complete guide to last-minute gift ideas that will make even the Grinch smile.

1. Facials and Peels

The holiday season brings joy and merriment, but it can also bring stress that takes its toll on the appearance of skin. Pamper your loved one with the gift of one of our advanced professional skin rejuvenation procedures. They’ll appreciate the opportunity to relax, and they’ll love the healthy glow these treatments leave them with. We offer a variety of facial rejuvenation options that address a variety of skin concerns and help our patients look and feel their best.

2. Dermaplaning

If someone on your list is looking for a way to get smooth, healthy skin, put dermaplaning in their holiday stocking. Dermaplaning is a painless exfoliating procedure that leads to cleaner and clearer skin and improves the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. It’s an indulgent present for anyone who deserves to be spoiled this winter.

3. Microneedling

People who are concerned about premature wrinkles, sun damage, uneven skin tone, acne scarring or anyone who is seeking overall skin rejuvenation are excellent candidates for microneedling. This treatment uses fine needles to create microscopic holes in the surface of the skin, which acts as an energy boost and stimulates the body’s natural collagen production. Microneedling can turn back the clock on years of sun damage, wrinkles, age spots, acne scarring and uneven skin tone, making it a considerate gift for anyone you know who could use a little extra rejuvenation.

4. Botox

Botox injections make an ideal gift for anybody on your list who wants to safely counteract the effects of premature aging. These FDA-approved neuromodulators work by creating a temporary paralysis in the muscles around the eye and eyebrow area, which causes them to relax. Established wrinkles like crow’s feet, brow furrows and the vertical lines that appear between the eyebrows soften, and new wrinkles can’t form under the effects of Botox.

5. Juvederm

Juvederm is a cutting-edge dermal filler that has revolutionized the world of aesthetic medicine. Millions of patients have benefited from Juvederm injections for banishing fine lines and wrinkles and enhancing the volume of their lips and cheeks. It’s excellent for creating natural-looking rejuvenation because it’s formulated with hyaluronic acid, a substance your body produces organically to attract and retain moisture. Anyone will love to unwrap the gift of Juvederm injections on Christmas morning!

6. Laser Hair Removal

Generations of humans have plucked, shaved and waxed unwanted hair. Modern technology offers us a better option: laser hair removal. Our gentle Apogee Elite Cynosure Laser works by killing the hair follicles without harming the surrounding skin. Delivering a high amount of laser energy directly to the follicles reduces their ability to grow new hair. Anyone on your list who is hard to shop for will undoubtedly love getting smoother skin without having to shave or wax.

7. Kybella

Among your holiday gift recipients, you may know someone who is frustrated with a double chin that hasn’t responded to diet and exercise. For anyone with this issue, Kybella injections are the best way to address it. Kybella is an FDA-approved, one-of-a-kind prescription medication that kills the fat cells under the chin, making them unable to store fat. Over a series of injections, Kybella will melt away that stubborn double chin and create a smoother, younger-looking jawline.

8. CoolSculpting

If someone you know works hard to lose weight through diet and exercise, but hasn’t been successful at reaching their desired shape and contour through fitness and nutrition alone, a non-surgical option called CoolSculpting can help. CoolSculpting uses controlled cooling to freeze and eliminate fat cells from targeted areas such as the legs, upper arms, back and belly, all with no need for stitches, incisions or a lengthy recovery process. Even the person who has everything will be thrilled to get CoolSculpting to help them achieve their ideal figure and motivate them to strive for even higher fitness goals in 2019. Ask us about our 15 percent off holiday special on CoolSculpting!

9. Laser Skin Resurfacing

Laser skin resurfacing is a highly effective treatment that can resolve many common imperfections such as discoloration, wrinkles and skin laxity. Our Active FX fractional laser works by stimulating the growth of new collagen, which is a protein that provides skin with the structural support that keeps it firm and prevents sagging. Give someone you love the gift of younger-looking skin in just one treatment!

10. Scar Treatment

Scars can be unsightly and embarrassing. For anyone on your list whose self-esteem suffers because of scarring, laser scar treatment can be a unique and thoughtful gift that shows how much you care. Whether your recipient’s scars are the result of acne, burns, surgery or injuries, we can greatly improve the look of scarring with our innovative treatment and help restore someone’s self-confidence and appearance.

Be a Ho-Ho-Hero With Gifts From University Park Dermatology and Medical Spa

What could be better than the gift of youth and beauty? At University Park Dermatology and Medical Spa, we make gift-giving a breeze for everyone on your shopping list with these treatments everyone will love (and don’t forget to treat yourself, too!). So put on your favorite ugly holiday sweater, polish that holiday cheer and get ready to give gifts that would wow even the jolly old elf himself! Contact us today to learn more about how we can help you make this holiday gifting season merry and bright for anyone on your list.

Dr. David S. Sax

Dr. David Sax is a board certified dermatologist in sarasota and an expert in Mohs surgery for skin cancer. He is dedicated to bringing you clinical excellence, highly personalized treatments, and accessible and efficient service. Whether you need treatment for a medical skin condition, or want to achieve a more youthful look with cosmetic or spa services, you’ll find state-of-the-art solutions right here.

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