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With the stressful holiday season coming to an end, don’t forget to treat yourself. All of the running around, shopping, cooking, and parties can take a toll on you and your skin. Why not get yourself a little gift with these great holiday specials at Upderm? From Botox to CoolSculpting, Upderm has something to offer you. We can help you feel refreshed and confident for the new year to come. Keep reading to learn more about the treatments that are included in this month’s awesome deals.


Repetition of our everyday facial expressions, i.e. laughing, squinting, and frowning, can make fine lines and wrinkles more apparent as we age. Botox is one of the most popular and effective methods to temporarily reduce these signs of aging. This quick treatment can help your skin to look more rejuvenated and youthful in as little time as your lunch break. If you have never had Botox before, our holiday special of only $10 per unit, makes this the perfect time to give this treatment a try.

What is Botox?

Botox is a botulinum toxin, that when injected can temporarily paralyze the underlying muscle. When this muscle is unable to move the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles are reduced. By treating the underlying cause of wrinkles, the repeated contraction of muscles, Botox is one of the most effective treatments to reduce the signs of aging.

How It Works

The toxin that Botox is made out of, temporarily stops the nerve signal from reaching the muscles. When the muscles contract the nerve releases a neurotransmitter. This neurotransmitter causes the muscle to contract by attaching the receptors on the muscle cells. Botox prevents the neurotransmitter from ever being released, inhibiting the muscle from contracting and reducing signs of aging.

Results to Expect from Botox

Visible results can be seen within the first two days after your Botox injections, with full results becoming apparent within the first week. Some patients require touch up injections to achieve their desired results. These touch ups allow the muscle to completely relax and give optimal and natural results. Full results can last for up to four months. The more often you receive Botox injections, the longer the results can last. Many patients associate Botox with an artificial look, but when performed using proper techniques results are natural and youthful.


Are you interested in CoolSculpting? You may want to look into getting it done during our holiday special. This month we are offering 20% off of this fat freezing procedure. CoolSculpting works by freezing pockets of fat. It uses round panels that come in various sizes and can reach below four degrees Celsius. This causes the fat cells to crystalize and die. Most patients find the process comfortable and will work from a tablet or laptop, take a nap, or watch a television show while the procedure is being performed. Once the fat cells are crystalized, your body will naturally remove them over the course of a few weeks. CoolSculpting works best on small and localized areas of fat.

Who Should Consider CoolSculpting

Although CoolSculpting can make a significant improvement in your appearance, it can’t make the same major fat removing differences that liposuction or gastric bypass can. This procedure can be performed on both men and women who wish to remove small pockets of fat. Good candidates for CoolSculpting are patients that have between twenty to thirty pounds to lose. Patients should also be in good health. The skin in treatment areas should have limited laxity, so it will be able to conform to your new, smaller shape.


The HydraFacial is a great way to refresh and rejuvenate your skin for the new year and with 20% off this month, why not pamper yourself? This treatment can do so much more than your traditional facial. The HydraFacial can give you radiant and glowing skin while treating other skin concerns. After just one non-invasive treatment, many patients notice visible results.

What is the HydraFacial and How Does It Work?

The HydraFacial combines various facial rejuvenation techniques into one treatment. It cleanses, exfoliates, extracts debris, and refreshes the skin during one session. This procedure is non-invasive and non-abrasive, but still provides extraordinary results. The HydraFacial can help treat fine lines, wrinkles, hyperpigmentation, enlarged pores, and mild acne.

The 4-1 Vortex System are the steps that the HydraFacial uses to help give you radiant skin in one visit. During the first step your skin is cleansed and exfoliated, using liquid exfoliation. The second step is a mild acid peel to loosen pore plugs. Then the loosed pore plugs are removed through a combination of cleansing and suction. The final step is a serum application. This serum is infused with peptides, antioxidants, and hyaluronic acid to help keep your skin healthy and glowing. Due to the lack of abrasive and irritating tools or ingredients, there is little to no redness or discomfort to worry about following your facial. All you are left with is beautiful and glowing skin.

Potenza RF Package

New Potenza RF Microneedling with Tiger Tip technology performs like no topical (or even filler) ever could, actually stimulating your body’s collagen and elastin levels to treat the advanced signs of aging. Skin looks younger, firmer.* And texture, tone and clarity? Smoothed, brightened and improved.

What is Potenza RF?

Potenza takes microneedling to new levels. The versatility this system provides allows you to customize treatments based on your patients’ specific needs – all skin types, anywhere on the body, any time of the year.

  • 4 different RF modes Monopolar, bipolar, 1 & 2 MHz capabilities
  • Unique Tiger Tip™ technology treats more tissue at multiple depths
  • Single-needle handpiece used to precisely target and improve blemishes found in the skin
  • 9 different tips Multi-needle arrays in various densities

What are you waiting for? Don’t miss out on the amazing deals that we are offering this month. Give our office a call today and we can schedule a consultation. Bonus, you’ll feel refreshed and rejuvenated for the upcoming new year.

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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