Start now. Many brides are starting earlier than ever to revitalize their skin and body with newer, longer lasting treatments.. Local spas and salons offer a wide range of services that can help you treat skin and body imperfections long before you walk down the aisle.
Don’t trust just anyone. Start with an in-depth consultation with a board certified plastic surgeon and /or trained skin care professional to get the look you want; do this at least six months in advance to ensure you have time for multiple treatments (or recovery time) if necessary.
Beyond facials. Injections, Fraxel Lasers, Intense Pulsed Light Photo Rejuvenation treatments, and new skin care products and techniques can really improve skin condition.
Ask what’s available. Consider other ‘non traditional’ pre-wedding treatments, such as eyelash replacements or back facials (especially if your dress is strapless).
No more stray hairs! Hair removal treatments by laser are another option. The face, underarms and the bikini area are the most popular areas to be treated.
Banish acne. If your issue is acne, ask your dermatologist or certified aesthetician about lasers and chemical peels, or other treatments that may help.
Deeper treatments. Deep wrinkles can be treated with Botox and dermal fillers. (But don’t overdo it – you still want to look like yourself! A natural, balanced look is best.)
Erin Morris is a copywriter in The Buffalo News Marketing Department