As every experienced plastic surgeon knows, the holidays are busiest time of the year—and not just for retail establishments! There’s a noticeable spike in cosmetic procedures—particularly non-surgical facial treatments—which isn’t too surprising because this is the time of year when most people focus on gift-giving and improving themselves. But what if you could do both at the same time? Have you ever thought about giving someone the gift of a non-surgical facial treatment for Christmas? Do you know someone on your list who’s been dropping not-so-subtle hints about wanting to improve their appearance? Believe it or not, non-surgical facial treatments can make a great gift for someone who really wants them.

What Are Non-Surgical Facial Treatments?

Non-surgical facial treatments are exactly what they sound like—they’re cosmetic treatments or procedures that enhance your facial features without requiring any surgical intervention. Every year around this time, the number of non-surgical cosmetic procedures spikes drastically. This is largely credited to the fact that many people spend the holidays with friends and family, some of whom they might not have seen for a long time or only see once a year and they usually want to look their very best for those special occasions. After all, for a lot of people, family get-togethers might be few and far between, so why wouldn’t you want to impress your loved ones with how good you look?

Better yet, why not spread the joy and cheer by treating your loved ones to non-surgical facial treatments like Botox or a lip augmentation? While you’re at it, you might as well spend a little extra time together by scheduling a joint or group spa day together.

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Top 5 Most Sought-After Non-Surgical Facial Treatments

Are you wondering which non-surgical facial treatments are hot right now? Don’t worry because we’ve got you covered. Here’s a list of the top five most commonly requested non-surgical facial treatments around the holiday season.

Fillers and Injectables

Believe it or not, middle-aged women aren’t the only ones who are requesting fillers and injectables this year. Despite being heavily marketed toward that particular age and gender group, an increasing number of men and young twenty-somethings are also hopping on the Botox and Juvederm bandwagon. What’s the reason for this noticeable spike in popularity amongst different age and gender groups?

It’s become evident that the stigma surrounding cosmetic procedures has taken a significant nosedive in recent years, leading more men and young people to consider non-surgical facial treatments as viable pre-emptive and reactive anti-aging solutions. If you’re looking for excellent cosmetic surgery gift ideas, but don’t want to blow your budget all on one person, fillers and injectables are easy and affordable.

Treatment sessions take anywhere from 15 to 30 minutes with a minimal downtime.

Chemical Peels

Chemical peels are also highly requested non-surgical facial treatment options around the holiday season. During this procedure, the superficial layers of skin are removed to reveal the underlying healthy skin and allow it to continue to grow on the surface.

The procedure also actively promotes greater collagen production, which results in a clear and more youthful appearance. Collagen is a naturally occurring substance in the skin which is attributed for its ability to tighten the skin, increase elasticity, and reduce the look of fine lines and wrinkles. Unfortunately, collagen production slows down drastically as we age and sometimes stops altogether, which is what allows wrinkles, fine lines, and crow’s feet to form on the skin of the face.

Give someone you love the gift of a younger-looking appearance this holiday season with a chemical peel!

Non-Surgical Facelift

Did you know that it’s possible to get a non-surgical facelift? This procedure is actually a combination of a number of non-surgical and minimally invasive mini procedures that result in younger-looking, tightened, and wrinkle-free skin.

After thoroughly examining your face and the current condition of your skin, your facial plastic surgeon will make treatment recommendations based on your specific skin requirements. Hyaluronic acid, fillers, and injectables like Juvederm and Restylane are injected in different parts of your face where hollowness and volume loss are most noticeable. This substance helps to promote more collagen production, while facilitates a desired result.

Fat transfers in which fat deposits are extracted from other parts of the body such as the upper thigh or arm are also a viable option. And since the fat is taken from the client’s body, the chances of having an adverse reaction to the procedure are highly unlikely.

The procedure might also involve using neuromodulators like Botox to help reduce or eliminate the look of expression lines, fine lines, and wrinkles throughout the face. Depending on the client’s preferences, these procedures can either be done in one appointment or across several sessions.

Lip Augmentation

Thanks in large part to the influence of a certain well-known reality show family, lip augmentations have also seen a considerable rise in popularity over the past few years. This is the ideal non-surgical cosmetic gift for anyone in your family or group of friends who has thin, undefined lips. It can be done in conjunction with other procedures such as rhinoplasty, cheek implants, and even a brow or forehead lift if you’re feeling extra generous this holiday season.


PRP stands for platelet-rich-plasma. Also known as the “vampire treatment”, this non-surgical procedure involves withdrawing blood from the patient’s body, placing it inside a centrifuge, and spinning it around for a few seconds to separate the PRP from other components of the blood. The PRP is then injected into the affected areas of the patient’s face. This treatment promotes youthful vitality and can be used to treat a number of different age-related ailments from a receding hairline to smoothing out wrinkles and fine lines on the face.

Are you thinking of giving a loved one the gift of non-surgical facial treatments or treating yourself to one this holiday season?

Dr. Andres Gantous at Toronto Facial Plastic Surgery is a world-renowned facial plastic surgeon with over 20 years of experience in this field. He’s worked with numerous clients around the world to help them achieve their desired results and gain the confidence they need to face the world head-on. Contact us today to book a consultation for yourself or a loved one.