Wedding bells are in the air; you are surely planning make-up and hair. But once the question is popped and the bride-to-be says yes, pick a date and a place and start thinking about your face.
Of course every bride focuses on her dress, often planning months in advance, but all too often she won’t think about her face looking its best until right before the wedding. This is true not only for the bride, but for the groom and the parents as well. With just a bit of forethought and advanced planning, everyone in the bridal party can look their best for that special day.
For the bride in her 20’s or 30’s and her bridesmaids, the skin’s beauty is often the main focus. For toning, color correction and smoothing, a combination of topical skin care products, a series of intense pulsed light treatments or facial peels and soothing facials may optimize appearance. Since many of these treatments need to start several months before the wedding to yield optimum results, planning is essential. For others, the addition of injectable facial volumizers and line control with either Botox® or Dysport® may be appropriate. These can often be done several weeks before the special day.
For the older couple or the parents of the bride and groom, age related changes of the face are often best served with procedures that require some healing time. Be it a laser procedure to soften facial lines or wrinkles, a blepharoplasty to enhance the appearance of the eyes (often the most important and one of the simplest surgical interventions to make someone look their best), or a facelift to improve the lower face, jawline and neck. Also, if you have ever considered refining a facial feature such as your nose or ears, a pre-wedding procedure may be considered. Ideally, those individuals who require some type of facial surgical procedure should seek out a consultation with a board certified facial plastic surgeon at least 4-6 months before the wedding. As a general rule, I would only consider a surgical procedure for a patient who can have at least 3 months of healing and preferably 6 months, to allow swelling to resolve, facial redness to fade and scars to soften.
When you walk down the aisle, walk with the confidence of knowing that you look your best.