Give your face some holiday cheer

It’s the most wonderful time of the year, when we’re surrounded by loved ones, indulgent sweets, and holiday lights. But no matter how merry we feel inside, those pesky facial wrinkles and droops that come with age can make us appear a little bit too Scrooge-like. Luckily, there are many noninvasive, simple procedures that can restore your rosy cheeks and a twinkle in your eye!


Botox is not going out of style. If anything, it’s never been more widely used. And yet a stigma still exists around the popular neuromodulator—mention of the name conjures visions of frozen-faced celebrities. But Botox is incredibly effective for softening a patient’s glabellar lines, the vertical wrinkles that form between a person’s eyes and make them look angry. These wrinkles form because of facial muscle movements, so your dermatologist will relax those muscles by injecting a neuromodulator like Botox or Dysport. Your dermatologist will carefully assess you to determine the strength of your facial muscles and depth of your glabellar lines, to determine how many units will smooth the creases naturally.

Chemical peels

We associate glowing, healthy-looking skin with happiness and dull skin with illness, fatigue, or unhappiness. Therefore, brightening up your skin can help you exude confidence and contentment. Coastal Dermatology offers simple, noninvasive treatments like chemical peels that can rejuvenate and tighten your facial skin.

Stop by our office and find out more about some of our most popular peels, like the VI Peel, a treatment that is performed in-office in about 30 to 45 minutes. While peels don’t target specific areas like Botox does, they can reduce overall signs of aging, such as fine lines, dullness and hyperpigmentation.


Full, dark eyelashes make your eyes appear bright and wide open, which, in turn, creates the illusion of alertness. Coastal Dermatology offers a product called Latisse, which stimulates eyelash growth, giving patients with inadequate lashes thicker, longer and fuller lashes.

Having brighter eyes will completely transform your face and make you appear more approachable, more positive, more awake—and even more intelligent! Latisse is a topical cream that you apply once daily for 16 weeks, but it is only available by prescription to ensure proper dosage and usage.

‘Tis the season for spreading good cheer, and that starts with a bright, alert facial expression. Contact us at Coastal Dermatology and we’ll make sure you look as holly jolly as you feel!