Planning a wedding is not just about arranging a great venue, hiring a great wedding photographer, and picking the perfect dress. It is a day filled with emotion where the spotlight is focused on the marrying couple.
For most couples, they want to look their best and more and more people are turning to cosmetic procedures to achieve this. Based on findings published by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, 17.7 million cosmetic procedures were performed in 2018 in the United States.
Here are a few of the most popular cosmetic
Wrinkles are caused by a combination of factors. According to the Victorian Cosmetic Institute, botox treatment has a proven safety record for over 25 years and help to relax certain wrinkle-causing muscles in the fact to produce a younger appearance.
Botox are most commonly used for treating crows feet, forehead lines and frowns. Anti-wrinkle injections are a great option before your wedding day since you will be smiling a lot for photos. Botox can also assist in reducing gummy smiles by lowering the upper lip.
Occasionally, a bruise may appear over a treated area (especially around the eyes). This can be covered with makeup. Due to minimal side effects and almost no downtime, Botox is a quick and minimally-invasive cosmetic procedure ideal for not only discerning women but men as well. For example, there is a growing number of salons that specialise in male grooming. Face of Man, in Sydney, is one such example.
- Dermal fillers
Fillers are made from hyaluronic acid and differ from Botox. Where Botox freezes muscles, fillers help smooth out skin by filling wrinkles in. They are a popular choice for brides as a single treatment can be seen instantly and can last for 6+ months. Therefore, dermal fillers can be used to revitalise and add volume just weeks before the big day.
According to WebMD, wrinkle fillers are one of the safest cosmetic procedures, however, complications can occur. Therefore, all wrinkle fillers should be done in a medical setting with sterile instruments and cheapest is not always the best option.
- Chemical peels
Chemical peels are used to remove damaged skin cells. Some use mild acids like alpha-hydroxy which act as a gentle exfoliate while deep peels fully penetrate the middle layer of the skin to remove damaged skin cells.
Peels can assist with scarring, acne, wrinkles and fine lines and uneven skin tones or redness and are a popular treatment due to their minimal downtime. For example, a chemical peel procedure can take as little as 30 minutes.
However, a chemical peel isn’t for everyone. Be sure to disclose any acne medication that you have taken in the past six months with your skincare professional. Similarly, after your peel, avoid unprotected sun exposure.
- Eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty)
Blepharoplasty is an operation that removes excess skin and fat from the eyelids as a means to tighten the skin and soft tissues surrounding the eyes. As a result, the face has a more youthful appearance.
As you advance in age, the skin, as well as the tissues underneath it, will start losing their elasticity. Thus, the skin will sag and get wrinkled. A facelift can aid a bride to get a smooth, and a youthful look. It will return the tone to your face and reduce wrinkles.
Reshaping the nose ahead of wedding day needs a bit more time than the majority of other procedures. You can enhance your nose appearance to give you a perfect look on your face. You want to make sure that you have completely healed and the results are just perfect. Rhinoplasty should be considered a year before your big day.
Potential brides are supposed to take a lot of time to research and plan for the procedures that they are interested in. The procedures should be carried out earlier enough to provide ample time for proper healing before the wedding.
In conclusion, there are a number of cosmetic procedures that you can consider to enhance how you feel about yourself. As always, when considering any medical-related procedure to do your homework and ensure that your chosen practitioner is qualified and experienced.