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Planning a Wedding?

Here’s Your No-Stress Wedding Skin Care Solution!

by Kaitlin Schupp, PAC

You’ve found the partner of your dreams, the perfect venue, your perfect wedding dress or suit; why not also have the skin of your dreams too? We are here to help! 

Wedding season is right around the corner, and here at Northeast Dermatology and Cosmetic Surgery Center, we understand the importance of wanting to be the most beautiful and radiant version of yourself for that special day. It is easy to get lost in endless options of skincare products at the drugstore, or the many influencers promoting things on TikTok and Instagram. There’s enough stress involved with wedding planning – let us take the stress out of wedding skin care!

How Long Before My Wedding Should I Get Skin Treatments?

One of the biggest mistakes we see with soon-to-be brides and grooms is not allowing enough time before the big day to achieve the skin they want. Certain procedures and treatments need time to work, and knowing this in advance can set you up for success. Ideally, it is best to meet with your dermatologist at least six months before your wedding day, since some treatments may take longer than others to achieve your desired result.  

Work with your dermatologist to evaluate what exactly you want out of your skin care. With their help, you can set specific (and achievable) goals for yourself—whether these are reducing acne, increasing collagen production, diminishing fine lines or wrinkles, or simply hydrating the skin. Setting a plan allows us to create a routine and timeline that makes sense for you and puts you on track toward an attainable result for your wedding day. 

What are some of the most common things brides and grooms come to us to address before the big day?

 

Wrinkles 

Between the stress of planning all the last minute details and the anticipation of the big day, many brides and grooms look more tired than they’d like.  Lines between the eyebrows or around your eyes (crow’s feet) can add to the look of exhaustion.

We typically recommend Botox, Dysport, or Jeuveau for these skin imperfections. Treatment should be performed two to three weeks before the wedding day. 

These products are especially effective in treating wrinkles in the upper face as well as relaxing and smoothing lines on the forehead and between the eyebrows. Results tend to last three to four months (depending on how fast your body metabolizes the product), so you will still be looking fresh throughout your honeymoon! 

Best time for wrinkle treatments: Two to three weeks before the wedding

 

Excessive Underarm Sweating

Excessive underarm sweating (known as hyperhidrosis) can be a real confidence killer. Sweat stains on your beautiful wedding dress or suit can really put a damper on your ability to enjoy your wedding! Thankfully, there are both prescriptions and cosmetic options to treat this condition: 

  1. We recommend starting topical therapy at least a month out from your wedding day.

  2. Dysport, Botox, and Jeauveu can be beneficial treatments for this condition. Injections are made into the underarms. This can help reduce sweating in the area for up to six months for most individuals. We recommend you come in at least three weeks before your wedding for optimal results. There may be a slight risk of bruising and swelling that can last up to a week, but with ample planning will be gone before your big day.

  3. If you are looking for more permanent results, MiraDry might be right for you. MiraDry is a nonsurgical, FDA-cleared treatment that uses electromagnetic energy to painlessly reduce the number of underarm sweat and odor glands, eliminating excessive sweating.  While one treatment will give patients around 80% reduction in sweat, some patients would like more control and will undergo a second treatment. Because of this we recommend having your MiraDry treatment six months before your wedding in order to allow multiple sessions to be done if needed.

Best time for treatment: One month before for topical treatment and injectables; six months before for MiraDry

 

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