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12-25-14 | Posted by

Santa Claus is coming to town, and although he doesn’t look any worse for wear (at least compared to years’ prior), there’s nothing wrong with a little self-improvement Beauty In The Bag style.

For starters, what’s up with Saint Nick’s ruddy complexion and bright red cheeks? Yes, the cold winter air can certainly cause a crimson flush, but it’s also possible that the big guy is has as-yet-untreated rosacea.

 To the rescue: Intense pulsed light (IPL) treatments can help with the associated dilated blood vessels, redness and thickening skin on nose and cheeks (rhinophyma). This may do more than improve his appearance; it can also reduce the burning associated with rosacea – that is undoubtedly worsened by traveling through the wintry sky. Skin care helps too and ZO Skin Health has a full line of products that will help cool the inflammation of rosacea including Ommerse Overnight Recovery Creme.

Santa should also limit his consumption of alcohol, as it may trigger a rosacea flare-up. (Yes, we see you nipping the brandy. We are not here to judge – just an observation)

We all know that Santa is a bit robust, and yes that is part of his charm, but too much belly fat is known to up risk of serious health problems – including diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, and stroke.

To the rescue: The Paleo diet which is based around foods that can be hunted, fished or gathered. This means no milk and no cookies. Maybe Santa can also consider parking his sleigh a block or two away from the houses he plans to visit to get more exercise on his rounds. (An activity monitor like the FitBit can also help him count steps and compare progress with Xmas Eves’ Past. Just a thought!) UltraShape or other non-invasive body contouring methods may also help tone his new trim shape unless of course, the weight loss is so dramatic that he needs a tummy tuck too. There’s likely a handful of good plastic surgeons up in the North Pole. Check out a directory like the one from The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery


Yes, Santa’s laugh lines tell many a story of good girls and boys, but wouldn’t it be better if he kept his cards closer to his chest? All that squinting and smiling has left some creases on the old boy’s face, especially around his eyes.

To the rescue: A few sessions of Pelleve Wrinkle Reduction therapy will have his crow’s feet softened before Mrs. Claus even notices. Soft tissue fillers such as Juvederm or fat injections, plus a bit of BOTOX Cosmetic can level the big guy’s laugh lines and keep your child guessing about whether they have been good or bad in the days leading up to Christmas.

Happy Holidays to All!


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