Do you have special occasion or event marked on the calendar? Make sure you are feeling your best by committing to a skincare plan now. Start by scheduling a consultation with a licensed aesthetician to discuss skin care issues and goals. See a board-certified dermatologist for any issues that may require medication or surgical treatment.
If you plan to have any aesthetic procedures ahead of your special day, here’s a helpful timeline for booking those appointments.
LASER HAIR REMOVAL: 6 MONTHS OUT
Laser hair removal is a safe, effective way to remove unwanted hair on your chin, upper lip, underarm, bikini line or elsewhere. Highly concentrated light rays destroy hair follicles at the root and prevent or greatly reduce regrowth. Laser hair removal typically takes several treatments for the best results, which is why you will want to start treatment early.
COOLSCULPTING: 5 MONTHS OUT
CoolSculpting eliminates stubborn body fat safely and effectively without surgery or downtime. This fat-reduction treatment is the only procedure the Food and Drug Administration has cleared that uses controlled cooling to safely target and eliminate diet- and exercise-resistant fat.
CoolSculpting results are proven, noticeable and lasting. In the weeks and months following your procedure, your body naturally processes the fat and eliminates these dead cells. Once the treated fat cells are gone, they’re gone for good.
CHEMICAL PEEL (SERIES): 4 MONTHS OUT
Chemical peels exfoliate the skin and help reduce fine lines, improve the appearance of scars, diminish dark marks and enhance your skin’s texture. Be warned that they can cause your face to physically peel, for weeks afterward, depending on the strength of the peel and how your skin reacts. A series of three peels, scheduled one month apart and ending 30 days before the event, is recommended for best results.
COSMETIC INJECTABLES AND DERMAL FILLERS: 3 MONTHS OUT
Dermal fillers and injectables like Botox and Dysport offer big, and often immediate, results, restoring volume and fullness, correcting moderate to severe wrinkles, and reversing the signs of aging, that are significantly less expensive than surgical options. Best of all, they can help you attain a more youthful appearance with minimal discomfort and no downtime.
CUSTOM BLEND FACIAL: 2 MONTHS OUT
Making time for yourself before the big day is important. A facial treatment, while relaxing, can also target specific needs, improve skin health and enhance your appearance, leaving your skin feeling clear, bright and revitalized.
DERMAPLANE: 1 MONTH OUT
Dermaplaning is a facial exfoliation treatment that carries the added benefit of removing fine vellus hairs, often referred to as “peach fuzz.” A straight-edged blade is used to gently remove the top layer of dead skin cells, revealing brighter, smoother skin underneath. Dermaplaning helps your skin receive product better and allows makeup to go on more smoothly for the perfect photo finish.