Getting married is tough if you feel insecure about the way you look. It’s the only time in your life when every single eye in the room will be on you. You’ll enjoy the day more if you feel like a million bucks.
It’s why brides should consider booking a beauty procedure or two before their big day, which doesn’t need to be too crazy. Let’s discuss a few good treatments that will take your look to the next level.
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Chemical peels are great if you want to remove acne scars you’ve had since your teenage years. It’s also a good way to hide wrinkles that make you look older. It sounds pretty scary, but you won’t be rolling around in pain.
It will involve applying an acid solution to your face, and the severity of your skin problems will determine which one is used. You will feel a slight burning sensation on your skin, but the results last almost a decade once healed.
Tip: A chemical peel using high concentrations of trichloroacetic acid will produce the best results, but it will take your skin longer to recover. Deeper peels using stronger chemicals are usually performed by dermatologists, and milder chemical peels are performed by estheticians. You’ll even be able to use at-home chemical peels, which are almost like a skin exfoliants with an extra kick (around pH 2.0)
A facelift expert might recommend botox if they don’t think you need major surgery at the moment. You will need to have regular treatments for long-term results, but not if you only want to look great on your wedding day.
You don’t need to worry about pain because it will be injected using a very thin needle. Professionals know exactly where to inject the botox into your skin, but the total number of injections will change from person to person.
Tip: You’ll look amazing if you get botox a few months before your wedding, but I’m sure you’ve seen photos of celebs looking horrible a few days after getting the injections. Stay away from alcohol a week before your treatment, plus don’t take aspirin and anti-inflammatory meds a few weeks before botox. If you follow these guidelines, it will stop your face from looking bashed and bruised.
Laser Skin Resurfacing
It’s amazing what pulsating beams of light can do to your scars, age spots, and uneven skin tone. Not only will it remove the top layer of skin, but deeper layers will be heated up, which helps your body produce more collagen.
Your skin will look firmer and smoother if you produce extra collagen, but it will look a little red until it’s fully healed, and you’ll need to be careful in sunlight for a few months. It takes longer to recover from ablative lasers vs non-ablative lasers.
Tip: The time it takes to recover from laser skin resurfacing depends on a few different things, but it’s best to get the treatment at the beginning of autumn. It will be a while before it gets sunny again, plus you’ll spend less time outdoors when it’s cold. You will still need to wear sunscreen in the colder months of the year, but it’s a small sacrifice to make for beautiful skin.
Have you ever wondered what sandpaper would feel like on your skin? You’ll be able to experience something similar if you visit a dermatologist, but they’ll use a wire brush to remove the top layer of your skin.
Your skin is numbed using a local anesthetic, which means you won’t feel much pain during the procedure. Make sure it’s done long before your wedding; side effects include swelling and redness.
Tip: Microdermabrasion is a milder form of treatment, and it’s perfect for everyone. Instead of sanding down your skin with an instrument, you’ll have little exfoliating crystals sprayed onto your skin. People with dark skin need to use microdermabrasion because dermabrasion causes discoloration and scarring. It’s pretty good except for deeper skin problems like stretch marks and deep acne.
Laser Hair Removal
If you have light skin and dark hair, it can make you feel self-conscious about certain parts of your body. Even though the hair is probably noticeable on your face, you won’t want to wax or shave regularly.
Laser hair removal is a hundred times better, even though it’s a more expensive option. It will work on anyone, but it’s more effective on dark hair and light skin. After a few sessions, you’ll notice the hair doesn’t come back.
Tip: You mustn’t miss appointments once you’ve sorted out dates. Lasers target hair growing during a particular growth cycle, which means the ideal time between appointments is about one month. If you don’t visit the clinic on the correct day, you might miss an entire growth cycle. If you want to say goodbye to your body hair asap, don’t tweeze and wax a few weeks before treatments.
Home teeth whitening kits have exploded in popularity over the years, but it’s only going to do so much. If you want a set of white teeth, you should get veneers. Nobody will be able to tell your teeth aren’t natural.
Veneers are fantastic because they don’t just give you white teeth. You’ll automatically get rid of cracks, chips, and discoloration. Another reason so many people choose veneers over dental implants is that they’re so much cheaper.
Tip: Veneers can hide many problems, so you need to care for them properly. If you don’t brush and floss daily, you could end up with gum disease ruining everything underneath the veneers. It’s best to treat them like ordinary teeth for optimum results. Your veneers will last a few decades if you treat them with care. Perhaps you can treat yourself to a new set on your emerald wedding anniversary.
Brazilian butt lifts are massive thanks to the Kardashians, and breast implants have been popular for decades. Sadly, they’re a little too extreme for most people. Fat transfer is good if you want something less intense.
A surgeon will take fat from one part of your body (usually the belly or thighs) and inject it into another part of your body. It can give you a bigger butt or breasts, but it looks 100% natural, and you won’t have any plastic inside you.
Tip: You can’t put too much pressure on the areas where you have the fat transfer. Even if you choose a good doctor to perform the surgery, roughly one-third of the fat will be reabsorbed in your body within a year of the procedure. Sleep on your back if you’ve had fat injected into your breasts, and sleep on your tummy if you’ve had it injected into your butt. It’s worth wearing loose clothing for a while too.
It’s common for women to have kids before getting married these days, plus most people have tried a few terrible weight-loss diets. It can leave the skin on your belly looking less than ideal, but a tummy tuck can change everything.
You’ll feel an instant confidence boost once your belly looks smooth, but it also has an impressive health benefit. It will improve your posture, which helps when walking down the aisle. You’ll also be able to fit into a smaller dress.
Tip: You will need to start exercising after a tummy tuck, so it’s not just for people who want a shortcut to looking toned. Luckily, you won’t need to do anything too strenuous to maintain your new appearance. If you start gaining weight after your procedure, it can stretch your skin and tissue. Promise to start exercising regularly before committing to a tummy tuck.
Experts offer many tips to help with puffy eyes, but sometimes nothing works. You don’t see any results if you get enough sleep. You sit with cold slices of cucumbers on your eyes, yet the puffiness remains in place.
Blepharoplasty will get rid of the bags and circles under the eyes. It will also remove excess skin on your upper eyelids to help you see clearly. Once a small incision is made it’s possible to take out excess skin and fatty tissue.
Tip: You’ll need to protect your eyes from the elements after surgery to ensure they heal properly. If you wear a hat and sunglasses, it will stop the wind from reaching your eyes. Make sure the glasses have a dark tint to prevent as much sunlight as possible from hitting you. Sunscreen is another great way to stop your eyes from scarring and must be applied every time you go outside.
You won’t regret working hard to look even better on your wedding day. Not only will you have wonderful memories of the big day, but you’ll feel great every time you look at your photos over the years. I don’t know anyone who wishes they looked less attractive on their wedding day.
FAQ – Beauty Procedures
Which cosmetic treatments are the most effective?
Dermabrasion is a treatment that your dermatologist or a qualified expert will do. They will initially numb your skin before using an exfoliating instrument to remove the top layers of your skin. Your body will develop newer and younger skin cells after the damaged skin layers are gone. Acne, acne scars, sunspots, fine wrinkles, and an uneven skin tone can all benefit from dermabrasion. This technique might produce acute redness, swelling, and discomfort. These adverse effects should subside within a week of the treatment. The effects of dermabrasion might linger for years.
What operations improve your appearance?
Liposuction, breast augmentation or reduction, and abdominoplasty are all cosmetic operations used to improve the look of the body (also known as a tummy tuck).
What surgery gives you a youthful appearance?
The fat, skin, and other tissues surrounding the eyes are repositioned or removed during eyelid surgery, giving the eyes a more youthful appearance. A facelift is another operation that can help reduce the indications of ageing.