You helped the groom pull off his epic proposal to your BFF, and now wedding planning is officially underway. While the bride has her own preparations to make, you know you’ll need (and want!) to show up looking right for her big day. (You will not be the one who ruins those photos!) So get the outfit, the perfect shoes, book your hair and makeup appointments, and don’t forget skincare! For some, pre-wedding skincare might be a simple dermaplaning a week before. BUT if you’ve been struggling with acne, fine lines and wrinkles, or stubborn back fat (that does not agree with your bridesmaid’s dress), we’re here with a few tips on how to prep your skin for your bestie’s wedding!
There isn’t anything worse than showing up for a big event with a large pimple(s) on your face, chest, back, arms, etc. But the good news is:
Like any good medical spa, we start with a thorough consultation, during which we get to know you, your skin, your skincare routine, your skin goals, and any concerns or issues you’re having. This consultation also allows us to get a closer look at your skin, so we can carefully evaluate what’s going on.
Once we have a solid understanding of your skin and what you want, we’ll recommend different treatments to help you achieve your goals. There is no one-size-fits-all approach to getting the results you want. Everyone’s skin is different, so what will help you won’t necessarily help the next person.
We have a TON of treatments that can help with acne and acne-prone skin. Two of the best are the BLU-U Light and Forever Clear BBL.
The BLU-U Light is always used alongside services such as deep-cleansing facials and/or light chemical peels. (This is because patients need the extractions and exfoliation from the aesthetic treatment(s) in combination with the BLU-U Light.) This treatment is great for mild-to-moderate and reoccurring acne, targets bacteria in oil glands, killing it and thus eliminating the root cause of many people’s acne.
Our Forever Clear BBL treatment series utilizes a three-step process for getting rid of stubborn inflammatory and cystic acne.
Both treatments are non-invasive, FDA-cleared, and able to be used in combination with a home skincare routine. They are also both very gentle and do not require a topical anesthetic.
No matter your skin type, how long you’ve struggled with acne, or what you’ve tried before to help, your Dermacare Expert can help you achieve clear skin before your BFF’s big day! For acne, we recommend booking your free consultation ASAP! That way we can get you in, check out your skin, and design a treatment plan to get you results before your bestie’s wedding!
We’re not gonna lie, about 80% of what we offer at DermacareHR will help with fine lines and wrinkles in some way, shape, or form (you’re welcome). But if your main concern is the pesky Crow’s feet that appear to radiate out from the corners of your eyes every time you smile, we’ll likely recommend Botox, Dysport, or Jeuveau. The neuromodulators treatment is our #1 go-to for the lines and wrinkles that appear when we move our facial muscles. Just a few units can ease the muscles that cause Crow’s feet, making your smile look years younger.
But maybe the fine lines and wrinkles you see are there when you’re not smiling? Or maybe they show up in another spot when you smile? Whatever the case may be, we can help. During your consultation appointment, a Dermacare Expert will help determine the right treatment(s) for you.
Sunspots are one of the most common types of skin damage. Thankfully, they’re one you don’t have to keep! We offer several great treatments for sun damage including light chemical peels, BBL FotoFacials (advanced IPL), and Halo Hybrid Fractional Laser.
Light chemical peels can be great for some types of sunspots as they help slough the superficial layer of skin, thus lightening pigmentation and brightening skin. BBL FotoFacials are another option for sunspots because they pepper and slough superficial sunspots, while breaking up deeper pigmentation for your tissue to process and clear. Our Halo treatment is the head honcho for sunspots. It’s a fantastic option for all kinds of sun damage because it targets superficial and deep pigmentation, softens lines, and brightens skin overall. (There’s a reason the after-effects are referred to as “the Halo glow”!).
Of course these are not all the treatments we have to deal with unwanted sunspots, and what we recommend for your skin will be determined during your consultation.
Some of us are born with the lips we want, and some of us are not. Some of us lose our lip shape, and some of us see our lips start to disappear completely as we age. No matter which of these apply to you, you can safely regain lost volume (or add volume that was never there) with dermal fillers! We use the Allergan family of fillers and Revanesse’s Versa, which are all hyaluronic acid based. This means that results are immediate (with a few days of swelling and possible light bruising), and the filler can be dissolved at any time. If you’re looking to make sure your smile is perfect for your bestie’s big day, lip filler may be exactly what you need!
Despite diet and exercise, some of us may still struggle with pockets of unwanted fat. If your bestie has picked out a strapless dress for you to wear, or one with tight straps, you may be worried about unwanted bra fat/back fat. Thankfully, this is fat we can get rid of—permanently! CoolSculpting is a fat-freezing procedure that is completely non-surgical and targets unwanted fat cells on the body. When applied to an unwanted pocket of fat, the CoolSculpting applicator freezes the fat cells and damages them, inducing cell death. Once dead, the cells are flushed out of the body naturally over the course of three to six months. Because it takes time to see results and because multiple treatments are usually needed, we recommend starting this treatment well ahead of the big day! (Not to brag but we have five CoolSculpting University graduates who have performed thousands of cycles. So we’re pretty great at helping people achieve their body contouring goals!)
Prepping your skin for your bestie’s big day can be a lot! But we’re here to help. Even if you didn’t see any of your personal skincare goals on this list—or maybe you’re not even sure what your beauty goals are—we’d love to chat with you and help in any way we can! Feel free to book a free, no-pressure consultation with us, and we’ll help you look and feel your best for the big day. Call us today at (757) 330-5798 or book your free consultation here!