6 Quick Cosmetic Fixes to Get Holiday Ready

Even in a subtropic location like Charleston, SC, the winter weather can wreak havoc on our skin. Wind and colder temperatures can lead to redness, dryness, and a dull complexion. Amid this winter weather, this time of year also tends to have full social calendars due to the holiday season. At O’Neill Plastic Surgery, we’re here to help you look and feel your best. We know you’re busy this time of year, which is why we wanted to share some of our favorite services that provide quick results with minimal downtime. To get prepared for this holiday season, we’re sharing some quick cosmetic fixes that can restore your glow before the festivities begin. 

Our Top 6 Cosmetic Fixes


Our facials and hydrafacials are the perfect way to get glowy while also engaging in a moment of relaxation away from the holiday hustle and bustle. The signature Hydrafacial starts at 30 minutes if you’re looking for results but are short on time. Still, you can add LED light therapy or other services to increase your time for R&R. This service is free of pain or discomfort. After just one treatment, most clients report seeing visible skin refinement and an even, radiant skin tone. The smooth results and hydration may last 5 to 7 days or even longer. Because there is no downtime, you may put on makeup and return to normal activities right after the treatment.


Many of you may be familiar with BOTOX® Cosmetic, the quick, non-invasive procedure that can help reduce the look of wrinkles and fight the signs of aging. Neurotoxins are some of the best quick cosmetic fixes because you can resume your daily activities immediately after the service and can see results within just 7-14 days. O’Neill Plastic Surgery is also excited to be offering Daxxify this holiday season! Daxxify achieves the same goal as Botox and Dysport, but has been shown to maintain results up to twice as long as other neuromodulators available. O’Neill Plastic Surgery is the exclusive provider of this innovative service that will keep wrinkles at bay all throughout the holiday season and beyond. 


Another popular and quick cosmetic fix is filler, which helps to replace lost volume in various areas of the face. Depending on your desired results, filler can plump thin lips, enhance facial contours, soften facial creases, and generally restore areas of volume loss, all in just one appointment. While you may see some swelling or bruising following the appointment, you should be looking holiday-ready in a day or two. 


Although they may sound complex, many different laser treatments serve as quick cosmetic fixes that deliver results without downtime. An example of one of these lasers is the Cynosure IPL treatment, which uses different light wavelengths to revitalize the skin and reduce problem areas, such as uneven tone, pigmentation, sun damage, and more. This service is non-invasive and usually takes less than thirty minutes. 


The PicoSure is another laser treatment that uses short pulses of light to deliver fast results. This service reveals a smoother, more youthful appearance of the skin and increased collagen production. This service offers significantly less downtime than non-ablative fractional lasers, as well as a shorter redness duration following the treatment. Most patients see any redness they may have subside an hour or two following the treatment. 


SkinPen, one of our newer services, is also highly effective in improving skin texture and tone. This is a micro-needling treatment that promotes the formation of new skin cells and enhances the turnover rate of the outermost layer of the skin. This can help reduce the appearance of scarring, including acne scars, stretch marks, and surgical scars. Compared to other skin rejuvenation and microneedling treatments, SkinPen is relatively non-invasive and requires minimal downtime. 

Schedule A Consultation With O’Neill Plastic Surgery

You don’t need to undergo an extensive procedure to see significant results. Contact our team to get scheduled for a service that will have you in, out, and ready for the holidays. We have a variety of quick cosmetic fixes that can serve as some “me-time” this holiday season. Check out our website or give us a call at (843) 881-2130 for more information. 

A picture of Patrick J. O’Neill, MD wearing his doctor attire.

About the Author

Upon completing medical school at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, SC, Dr. O’Neill completed nine years of residency training. These nine years included a full general surgery and a plastic surgery residency, both at the Medical University of South Carolina, and a hand and microsurgery fellowship at the Kleinert Institute for Hand and Microsurgery. Dr. O’Neill has extensive certifications, training, skills, and knowledge that make him a successful physician who can carry out your next plastic surgery procedure. His expertise and technique will result in the beautiful and natural look you desire post surgery.

Board Certified:
American Board of Surgery
American Board of Plastic Surgery
Sub-Certification in Hand and Microsurgery

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