By Shelby Reininger
You’ve planned this day for months and it will be here before you know it. It’s a day you’ll remember for the rest of your life as chronicled through video, photos and your own impressions and memories so it’s natural to want to look and feel your very best. Planning the details can get hectic quick so make sure you prioritize some “you time” from the beginning. Most brides use their wedding day as an incentive to fix that one thing they dislike about their appearance. These days planning your wedding budget may even include cosmetic procedures and with the advancements in technology, there is no reason not to. When it comes to planning your procedures, know your timeline and allot enough time for maximum results and full recovery! All that matters on your big day is that you feel happy and confident in your own skin.
Every bride wants to look amazing in wedding photos and on their honeymoon but spot reducing is almost impossible. Coolsculpting is a FDA approved, non-surgical, fat reduction treatment that leaves no scars and best of all, it works! Brides interested in Coolsculpting need to plan six months to a year ahead of the big day to have great results in time for the wedding.
How it Works
The Coolsculpting procedure delivers controlled cooling, gently and effectively, to target the fat cells underneath the skin. The treated fat cells are crystalized (frozen), then die. In time, your body will naturally process the fat and eliminate the dead cells; leaving a more sculpted you (hence the name, Coolsculpting). Do your research and be certain of the results you are looking for before you decide on this treatment. Remember, losing weight only makes the fat cells reduce in size but Coolsculpting can actually help you eliminate fat cells.
The number one cosmetic procedure brides schedule before the ceremony is Botox injections. Botox may have garnered a bad reputation lately due to how its abuse is exploited on many reality TV shows; however, today it can be safely used in moderation. The goal should be retaining your youthful, healthy appearance rather than looking dramatically different. If you’ve never had Botox before, it’s advisable to do a trial run several months before the wedding. If you’re happy with the results then schedule a return visit a few weeks out. The most common treatment areas are the crow’s feet around the eye area, significant eyelid creases, brow furrows and wrinkles on the forehead and the jaw line. If such treatments are administered responsibly, patients who start in their early thirties can often maintain a youthful look unaffected by age.
The Invisalign dental realignment treatment system uses custom-made aligners that are transparent. The aligners gradually shift teeth in to place, moving them horizontally, vertically or even rotating if needed. These aligners are engineered to use just the right amount of force in the right place at the right time. As the teeth shift significantly over several days, patients must typically visit the dental office weekly to change into a new set of aligners until the teeth eventually move into place. On average, it takes 18-24 months to achieve the desired results but progress depends heavily on the patient’s commitment to following the dentist’s treatment plan. New York dentist Dr. Victoria Veytsman says, “Invisalign attracts a lot of brides because it’s a fairly easy and conservative treatment but yields maximum results.”
Juvederm & Restylane
Juvederm and Restylane are cosmetic fillers used for everything from plumping lips to smoothing fine lines around the mouth. Brides who want this treatment should schedule a procedure a month or two before the wedding for lip enhancements. Fillers are also very popular to restore lost volume to the face.
No matter what pre-wedding procedure you’re interested in, it’s important you plan ahead. You wouldn’t wait until a week before your wedding to order flowers, so don’t wait to schedule your Botox. Make sure you are informed on the procedure before you go through with it. Above all, do what makes you the happiest on your big day!