Matthew Bridges M.D. FACS

Double Board Certified Facial Plastic Surgeon

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Are You Ready to Get Your Glow On?

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Holidays are the most wonderful time of the year, and we all want to look our best for all the inevitable get togethers. We all know the drill though as we have been there every year-the rushing around, trying to figure out what to gift friends and family members while the general holiday swirl has our free time tied up at all those holiday parties. Sneaking some coveted me time somewhere in all the holiday fun can be a challenge!

Believe it or not, finding a little glam time in between all the hustle and bustle is possible though! Keep reading to see how our in-office treatments can give you some lift and glow without a lot of recovery time. Who doesn’t want to drop into their cosmetic office in the am and look stunning in the evening for some fun and cheer? It’s time to treat yourself (or someone special) to a nice little end of year gift.

Check out our list of “favorites” below and let us know your favorites! These non-invasive treatments require minimal downtime and will leave you merry and bright in a matter of days.

Chemical Peels

Chemical peels are our top skincare treatment that give you instant results with no downtime. It removes layers of damaged skin and reveals a newer, softer skin appearance. Chemical peels can correct acne scarring, fine lines, wrinkles, and pigmentation issues.

One of our favorites is our ZO Stimulator Peel also known as the “Lunchtime” Peel! This enzyme peel is safe for all skin types and a must have for skin that feels rough or looks dull, as it uses a unique combination of exfoliating ingredients to renew and revive skin. If you’ve been considering a peel but are feeling a little hesitant, then this peel is perfect for you! This celebrity-loved treatment is a favorite before events and the result is a glowing, rejuvenated complexion just in time for all the holiday fun.


Next in our lineup is the HydraFacial. There are Facials, and Then There’s HydraFacial! This treatment takes as little as 40-50 minutes, and you will notice an instant glow and radiant skin that is both brighter and firmer. You can even put on makeup and return to your normal activities right after the treatment since there is no downtime. But you will have such a beautiful glow you may decide you don’t need to.

HydraFacial can treat a variety of concerns: acne, fine lines, and sun damage. Some patients report their “glow” lasts 5-7 days. Hint: Try adding a Dermaplane- it will greatly enhance your glow. It is kind of like shaving your face and takes care of way more than peach fuzz. If you have never had a Dermaplane, you are missing out!

Restore volume to Cheeks

As we age, we start to lose volume in our cheeks. Dermal fillers can instantly restore facial volume and give your cheeks more lift. These injections plump up wrinkles while smoothing lines on your face and can “fill” the missing collagen and bring back the youthful firm look of your skin. This common cosmetic procedure typically produces some results right away, but you will see optimal results in about 2 weeks as the filler settles. Results can last up to a year or sometimes longer.

We want you to look your best this holiday, so we suggest scheduling your injections at least two weeks before your special event especially if this is your first time. If you have used fillers in the past and know your individual results, a few days may be plenty of time. If your plans include travel, no need to worry. Just let your provider know prior to the treatment.

Lip Injections

Plump, full lips are a popular trend and one of the most-requested treatments for the holiday season. It’s best to schedule your lip filler injection 10-14 days before your get together to avoid swelling and possibly some bruising.

At Matthew Bridges, MD, we only use FDA-approved fillers that can give a natural-looking enhancement. Fillers can also smoothen the nasolabial folds or smile lines with little downtime.

Remove Dark Circles Under Eyes

Dark circles or under-eye bags can make one look tired or aged. Dermal fillers such as Juvéderm and Restylane can help with under-eye circles and give a refreshed look. It’s recommended to schedule your under-eye treatment 10-14 days before your upcoming holiday get together to ensure bruising or redness is gone.


Botox is the most popular cosmetic treatment in the world. The procedure is safe, quick, and effectively reduces the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and crows’ feet. Remember to schedule your injection at least 2 weeks before an event to ensure that any bruising or redness is resolved. Since there is no downtime, you can be in and out of the office in as little as 30 minutes and photo ready for all the upcoming events. Treatments last 3-4 months and is an amazing option to get to add to that youthful glow!

ZO Skin Health

Medical Grade Skincare Products

During the holiday seasons, many tend to wear more makeup. We exclusively offer ZO Skin Health medical-grade skin care products that effectively combat makeup-related breakouts and dryness. The products are hand-selected by our Licensed Medical Aesthetician and can improve complexion, fight blemishes, and hydrate the skin. Book a complimentary consultation with Franki to learn about treatments and products that will work best for you. One of our favorite duos is the ZO Illuminating AOX Serum with ZO Daily Power Defense -they will leave your complexion with a subtly luminous, soft-focus finish.

Remember to keep your “glow” going be sure to use your medical grade ZO Skin Health regimen daily. Healthy, youthful skin is achieved by cleansing, exfoliating, and toning daily followed by anti-aging products.

Gift Cards

Finally, don’t forget the gift cards!!! You can gift yourself or that special someone with the gift of beauty. Holiday gift cards are available for purchase now through the end of the year. Give us a call or stop by the office to snag a few.

Start your pre-holiday Treatment Now

Are you ready to get your glow on for all your holiday parties? Don’t delay as the holiday season is coming fast, and we are booking well into December. Snag your consultation with Dr. Matthew Bridges, double board-certified physician and Franki, Licensed Master Aesthetician, to ensure you look your best for the holidays by calling or texting us at (804) 378-7443.

Happy Holidays to All!

* All information subject to change. Images may contain models. Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary.