Your wedding is one of those days you want to remember forever. That’s why you splurge on a photographer, right? Those pictures are going to help you look back on a day that, hopefully, represents a cornerstone of your life.
And so it’s not all that surprising that you also want to look good.
That desire–to look good for the day but also to look great for posterity–probably helps explain one of the more recent wedding-related trends: cosmetic procedures. There are, in fact, several popular cosmetic procedures that more and more people are undergoing just before their wedding. Sometimes, makeup just isn’t enough. In other cases, a wedding is a great excuse to pamper yourself with a little TLC in the form of a cosmetic procedure. The most popular pre-wedding cosmetic procedures are those that help you look and feel your best.
Botox Before Your Wedding
One the most popular pre-wedding cosmetic procedures is Botox injections. Now, you’ve probably heard of Botox–it’s also the single most popular cosmetic procedure in the world by a large margin. Every year, millions of people undergo Botox injections, and most of them are looking for the cosmetic benefits of the procedure.
Botox can help to eliminate lines and wrinkles from the face in a way that looks quite natural in the end. It’s especially popular among those in wedding parties because recovery time tends to be quick and results manifest in short order. So you could schedule your Botox a few weeks before your wedding and be ready to show off your results by the rehearsal dinner.
How Does Botox Work?
Botox is what’s known as a neuromodulator–it interferes with some of the signals your muscles get from your brain (in a very controlled way, when it comes to these injections). That’s important because some wrinkles–wrinkles such as frown lines or concentration lines–are actually caused by muscles beneath them.
So by helping those targeted muscles to relax, Botox effectively minimizes the associated line or wrinkle. In most cases, it may take several weeks after your injections for your Botox results to reach their peak. And those results will generally last somewhere around six months, though you can always undergo regular maintenance injections to keep those wrinkles away.
Help Your Skin Feel Good with HydraFacial
Another popular option when it comes to pre-wedding cosmetic procedures is something called HydraFacial. This particular option belongs to a group of procedures known as “facial peels.” The purpose of any facial peel, generally, is to eliminate all of the build up (dirt, grime, oils, etc) from the outermost layer of your skin. The idea is that this keeps your skin looking youthful and feeling healthy.
Most facial peel procedures in the past have used a friction-based approach to the process, but this might leave the skin feeling itchy or irritated (not exactly how you want to feel right before your wedding day).
HydraFacial, on the other hand, uses a hydrating approach (hence the name) to the peel process. Instead of drying out your skin, HydraFacial procedures will actually help your skin feel moisturized and healthy, culminating in a process that is–overall–relatively pleasant. You still get that outermost layer of your skin purified, but in a much more pleasant manner. HydraFacial is designed to leave you feeling rejuvenated and refreshed, making it a perfect compliment to all of your other wedding rituals.
What Do HydraFacial Results Look Like?
HydraFacial results tend to be quite subtle–and they may take a few days to reach their maximum impact. However, you may notice that your skin will be a little more vibrant. You may even notice some subtle minimization of the lines and wrinkles around your face. Age spots and discoloration could also be diminished. It all depends on how your skin responds to treatment.
It Should Be About You
Your wedding, at the end of the day, should be all about you. Yes, it’s a big day–and it’s one you’ll want to remember forever (hopefully). But you should have the wedding that’s going to make you happy. That’s why it’s important to emphasize that you should never feel pressured or rushed into a cosmetic procedure of any kind, including Botox and HydraFacial.
But if you want a cosmetic procedure before your wedding day, these are some of the most popular pre-wedding cosmetic procedures on the market. A little bit of Botox or a quick HydraFacial treatment could be just the thing you need to help you look and feel your best on your wedding day.