Many people consider their wedding day one of the most important days of their lives. It is no surprise that many go to great lengths to look and feel their best. Charles S. Lee, MD, and the team at Enhance® Medical Center are happy to meet with brides-to-be (and grooms-to-be) to come up with pre-wedding treatment plans that help them achieve their cosmetic goals. Here, Dr. Lee reveals the most common pre-wedding cosmetic treatments.
Botox injections are a non-invasive way to minimize the appearance of wrinkles that crop up during the stressful wedding planning process (particularly those around the outer corners of the eyes and on the forehead). When performed by a qualified provider, Botox injections can help the skin look softer, smoother and more youthful. Injections can be administered quickly, are not painful and require virtually no downtime.
Dermal fillers are another helpful way to look picture-perfect on the big day. Popular fillers like Juvederm and Restylane instantly add volume and lift to creased, hollow or flat areas of the face (e.g., nasolabial folds between the nose and mouth, hollow cheeks, thin lips). Like Botox, fillers can be administered quickly and do not require any recovery time.
Dr. Lee generally recommends that patients interested in Botox and fillers schedule treatment at least a few weeks before they get married to ensure any post-operative side effects like bruising or swelling have disappeared by the wedding.
Intense Pulsed Light Photofacials
Intense pulsed light (IPL) photofacials are popular pre-wedding treatments because they address many different types of skin imperfections and give the complexion an allover radiant glow. By delivering pulses of light deep into the skin and heating the sub-surface layers, IPL treats problems such as sun damage, fine lines, broken blood vessels, uneven skin texture and large pores. The treatments are non-invasive and require no downtime. A series of treatments may be recommended to achieve optimal results.
According to Dr. Lee, treatment with IPL photofacials should start at least a few months prior to the big day.