The big day is soon approaching. You’ve got the dress, and the photographer booked, but are you ready for your close up? Picture perfect skin is a must for your wedding day! It’s the best way for you to feel confident all day long and love your wedding photos for years to come.
Denovo Medspa gives you the skinny on your skin for the big day below:
When should I start preparing my skin for my wedding day? The sooner the better! Depending on your skin concerns, some procedures may require several treatments or a bit of down time in order to achieve the perfect wedding day glow.
What steps should I take to prepare my skin for my wedding day?
The very first step you should take is to receive a professional skincare analysis. During this time, our aesthetician or doctor determines the type of skin in each distinct area of your face. The in-depth analysis includes a discussion of your concerns and goals, which allows our skincare professionals to work with you to tailor a plan exclusively for your skin. Each and every treatment is customized based on your skin concerns and needs.
What sort of treatment options should I consider?
There are a number of effective skincare treatments to help you achieve beautiful wedding skin, ranging from a minimalistic approach to more aggressive options. Exfoliation is an easy way to get a quick turnaround on a visibly brighter, smoother complexion. Exfoliation facial treatments, such as microdermabrasion, can be performed in less than an hour’s time and deliver beautiful results without any downtime.
Dermaplaning is a controlled exfoliation treatmentlike microderm, but a small tool is used to remove the outer layers of dead skin (including fine, vellus hair). This technique is great for your close-up portraits.
Chemical peels can sound scary, but are simply an effective way to purge the dead skin cells from the inside out. This treatment does require slightly more downtime, but the results are worth it!
Microneedling is a more aggressive exfoliation treatment that also requires a few extra days of downtime. This is best for those who want to really revitalize their skin. The process of microneedling involves using a special device that creates tiny punctures in the skin, which results in stimulation of collagen and allows healthy new cells to form. Those who are concerned about old acne scars or fine lines and wrinkles would be great candidates for this treatment.
Got it. So I need to exfoliate… but how do I get a more even complexion and tone?
Enter photorejuvenation. If brown or red spots are your concern, and you would love to have a more even skin tone on your wedding day, consider this treatment to be the icing on your cake. Photorejuvenation is an effective way to target those pesky brown spots, age spots, or sun damaged areas that appear on our skin over time. By undergoing a laser treatment that targets pigmentation in the skin, your complexion will look more even-toned with an improved appearance in texture and pore size. This treatment is popular with our brides, mother-of-the-brides, and even grooms. Keep in mind a few days of downtime for this one as well—maybe a good time to work on that seating chart?
What about unwanted body hair?
Feel free to bare it all with laser hair removal. You’ll be hassle-free and carefree for your wedding day and ready to enjoy your honeymoon to the fullest. Laser hair removal is an effective way to significantly reduce hair growth in areas of concern. Imagine the convenience of not having to shave! You’ll be thankful you did it well after your wedding day.
Are there any anti-aging options I should consider?
RBF isn’t cute. It’s certainly not cute when captured forever on camera. Injections such as Botox® or Dysport® are lovely options to give you a refreshed look in a non-invasive way. By relaxing the muscles of the forehead, or eye area (crows feet anyone?), Botox® and Dysport® can help to soften and smooth out the lines that you find unflattering. We customize this treatment based on your concerns and anatomy.
Dermal filler enhancement adds volume to areas of concern such as cheeks, lips and temples. Fillers help to enhance specific facial features that you are hoping to highlight. Want a fuller pout? A tiny bit of filler can go a long way. The results are subtle and long lasting.
Are there any at-home remedies and tips on how to keep my skin looking great before the day approaches?
It is so important to care for your skin continuously. Maintaining your skincare plan through at-home skincare products will help your in-office treatments last longer and give you optimal results. Our aestheticians will work with you to create a plan, and develop a routine for homecare that is easy to follow and will help your skin stay healthy between visits. Some of the at-home products they may suggest for your skin include: a good cleanser, a gentle exfoliant, appropriate moisturizer and various targeted treatment products such as an eye cream, a lightening agent, or an anti-aging serum.
Denovo Medspa’s goal is to help you achieve the wedding glow of your dreams. If you would like to discuss skincare options in further detail, give them a call at 715.835.2285 and they will be happy to assist you. Cheers to a beautiful wedding day!