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5 Must-Have Cosmetic Treatments Before Your Wedding

When you think of wedding planning, make sure to include any cosmetic goals you have as soon as you get engaged. This gives you plenty of time to find a reputable dermatologist or aesthetician if you don’t already have one in mind. Whether you want smoother skin or fuller lips, working with a professional can make a significant difference. Their initial examination of your skin and features helps them create an individual treatment plan to achieve your wedding glow. Your provider can discuss options with you and establish a timeline for optimal results since some cosmetic options often require several appointments.

#1 Facials

Facials are popular professional skincare treatments, and they are an important part of your pre-wedding beauty regimen. Scheduling regular ones will help your skin be radiant on your big day. No matter whether your skin has little to no issue or you have certain conditions such as acne or rosacea, your dermatologist or aesthetician will have a facial that can help you. Starting six months before your wedding is a great way to get all the treatments you need, especially as your provider may adjust what types of facials you get as your skin improves. They can also recommend specific skincare products for your everyday routine to maintain your results between visits.

Today, many types of facials exist, including:

  • Oxygen facial
  • Detoxifying acne facial
  • Hydrafacial

When customizing your facial experience, your skincare professional may also include microdermabrasion or chemical peels.

#2 Microneedling

Microneedling is a minimally invasive skin rejuvenation technique that can work with fragile skin and darker skin tones. It has virtually no downtime and its few side effects such as redness and sensitivity to the touch, usually go away within a few days. Microneedling leverages the skin’s regenerative process to restore smoother skin in the face and neck areas. It can also treat scars and stretch marks on other body parts.

Microneedling can help with:

  • Fine lines and wrinkles
  • Acne and/or post-surgery scars
  • Enlarged pores
  • Stretch marks

Each appointment usually takes 30 to 60 minutes, and your provider may recommend up to five sessions for increased results in a specific area.

#3 Botox and Dermal Fillers

Youthful looks are a must to shine on your wedding day. Getting rid of any fine lines is easy to achieve thanks to Botox and dermal fillers. Botox is a non-invasive treatment that blocks the nervous transmitter to certain muscles in your face, which visibly reduces wrinkles, especially crow’s feet and frown lines. Your Botox treatment ideally occurs one or two months before the wedding, so any bruising or inflammation is gone by then. You can generally enjoy your Botox results for up to four months.

Dermal fillers are another great solution to remove fine lines and wrinkles. These safe injectables restore volume and definition to your skin. Their recovery time is very short but scheduling your appointment at least a month before the ceremony ensures that any swelling or bruising will have disappeared. Since results usually last 6 to 12 months, you can receive your injections fairly early on compared to other cosmetic treatments. Injections can take up to 30 minutes per targeted area.

#4 Laser Hair Removal

Laser hair removal is an effective option to get rid of unwanted body hair. The technology removes hair follicles for long-lasting smooth skin. Your wedding is a great opportunity to pursue this safe solution to permanently remove a significant part of your body hair. What is left is usually sparse and lighter than it was before the laser treatment.

Starting early is important because you generally need six sessions with two to four weeks in between to allow the hair’s natural growth cycle. Depending on the targeted area, a session can last from 15 to 60 minutes. You may experience minor skin redness and some swelling for a few hours after each appointment.

Your provider may recommend maintenance appointments for certain areas after completion of the initial treatment.

#5 Lip Augmentation

You have several options for fuller lips. Your provider is likely to opt for hyaluronic acid fillers like Juvederm. The treatment can be gradual to help get the desired results. It is also possible to reverse the fillers, should you decide the change isn’t what you want. Injections are quick with little downtime.

Liplase is another option to enhance your lips. This non-invasive procedure plumps your lips via laser-created heat. It stimulates the body’s natural production of collagen inside and around the lips for smoother lips with more definition. There is no healing time since no injections are involved. The procedure lasts less than 30 minutes and two or three sessions create the most effective results.

Both fillers and Liplase are safe options and offer natural-looking results that generally last up to 6 weeks.

Contact Advanced Dermatology Center today at (818) 284-4003 to schedule a pre-wedding consultation.