When it comes to wedding planning, no timeline ever seems quite long enough. Between selecting everything from the perfect dress to your favorite photographer, it can be easy to neglect caring for yourself. You may be tempted to settle for a simple spa day beforehand, but if you really want to look back on the occasion and photographs with memories of how incredible you felt, it will take a bit more than that. In fact, to ensure that your skin is smooth and glowing, you may want to start as early as one year before your big day. Here are the wedding cosmetic services and timeline we recommend:
ProFractional Laser before Your Wedding (9 -12 Months)
No matter how well you care for your skin, some imperfections are bound to pop up. The ProFractional laser can help address concerns such as fine lines, wrinkles, acne scars, sun damage, and skin texture for smoother, clearer skin. The fractionally ablative laser allows for more precise treatment, targeting the affected areas of skin to help promote new collagen growth, while leaving the surrounding areas of healthy skin largely untouched. Multiple treatments are needed for best results.
Laser Hair Removal before Your Wedding (9 – 12 Months)
Unwanted hair or razor bumps aren’t a look that anyone wants on their wedding day. Through a series of laser hair removal treatments, performed 4 – 6 weeks apart, hair follicles are effectively destroyed. Not only will you be able to ditch the razor for your wedding and honeymoon, you’ll be able to leave it behind for good!
BroadBand Light before Your Wedding (6 – 9 Months)
For discolorations such as brown spots, acne scars, and rosacea, BroadBand Light (BBL) is the way to go. Through scattered light, BBL targets multiple layers of skin with precision while also causing minimal surface damage. There is little to no downtime, and any visual side effects generally resolve within 24 hours. In most cases, dramatic results can be achieved in just 3 -5 treatments.
Microneedling before Your Wedding (4 – 6 Months)
Microneedling has boomed in popularity and for very good reason. The procedure, which involves rolling a device covered in tiny needles over the face, is not only effective in stimulating collagen production, tightening pores, and improving overall skin texture, it is also affordable and requires little downtime. In fact, you can fully apply makeup the very next day. However, like most cosmetic procedures, it is most effective when performed in a series, so brides should plan ahead.
Chemical Peels before Your Wedding (1 – 6 Months)
Depending on the type and severity of your skin concern, you may require multiple peels to achieve your desired results. Additionally, chemical peels do require a bit of downtime for the skin, so they aren’t an option that you want to utilize just days before your wedding. However, when performed in advance, they are a perfect option for brightening and smoothing the skin.
Dermaplaning before Your Wedding (1 Week)
Think of dermaplaning as the ultimate in exfoliation. The treatment removes the outer layer of dead skin cells and peach fuzz, leaving behind glowing, healthy skin. However, multiple treatments are not required and there is no downtime, making it a perfect option to turn to just before the big day. It will also aid in smooth and flawless makeup application.
We know you want to look incredible on your wedding day, but we also realize that your schedule is hectic. Don’t guess which products or services you may need or wait until the last minute. Follow this timeline, and you can be confident in knowing you’ll have flawless skin on your big day! Make it even easier by contacting The Smile Spa today and scheduling your appointments for these services and more in advance. It’s one wedding decision we know you’ll be happy with!