"Wedding season" is traditionally during the spring and summer, but many couples are starting tobuck this trend, planning their nuptials for the chillier months. Fall and winter weddings are becoming more common, and the bride isn’t the only one who wants to look good on the big day. Whether you are the mother of the bride, a bridesmaid, or even a groomsman, there are many ways to freshen up your look for the bigevent. Here are a few procedures to consider.
Botox, Dysport and Xeomin
A great temporary and affordable procedure with a safe and reliable track record, these botulinum toxins are the perfect way to ease "dynamic" wrinkles (caused by repetitive motions). The treatments are quick and nearly painless, involving a simple injection process that does not require downtime. The injections start working within a week, making the treatment a great option for those pressed for time. The results last about 3-4 months on average.
Boasting many of the same benefits as Botox treatments, dermal fillers do work quite differently. Fillers made of hyaluronic acids and other compounds are primarily used for improving the appearance of "static" wrinkles (caused by sagging skin and loss of elasticity) by actively filling in these wrinkles for up to a year, depending on the formula. Fillers can also provide minor augmentation for volume loss in the face. Just like Botox, fillers are injected and require no downtime. Fillers are an excellent choice for people short on time and money, as they are very accessible and effective.
Pelleve is a minimally invasive method for improving wrinkles, encouraging collagen production, and tightening sagging skin. Radiowave technology is used in a nearly painless treatment that heats the deep layers of skin and helps the body to create more collagen. Typically, three treatments over the course of a few months are needed to produce good results. Collagen production benefits continue for up to six months. After this, maintenance treatments can be performed if desired. Only minor swelling and redness are common immediately after treatments, and these side effects usually fade within 24 hours.
ZO Skincare Products
A totally non-invasive way to improve your skin’s overall appearance, the ZO skincare system can help with a variety of cosmetic skin issues. The products are tailored according to each patient’s skin type and needs, and their use is supervised and monitored at intervals. ZO products are powerful and available only from medical professionals, but they can be used without treatments and can produce natural improvement in the skin over time.
A treatment that can vary in depth and intensity, chemical peels can brighten and rejuvenate the complexion by encouraging skin cell turnover. Chemicals are applied to the face for a specific period of time before being neutralized. In the days following treatment, the dull, damaged skin will peel off, revealing brighter, glowing new skin. Sometimes, several treatments are needed to get the desired results. Downtime varies depending on the peel. Chemical peels are a great choice for all-over skin refreshment before a big event.
Portrait PSR3 Plasma Skin Rejuvenation is a fairly in-depth resurfacing procedure that can treat wrinkles, scars, and provide overall rejuvenation to the facial skin. Plasma treatments are less invasive than laser resurfacing, but can still produce great results. Nitrogen plasma spray is used to heat the deep layers of skin, encouraging collagen production and cell turnover. Multiple milder treatments may be performed, or one more invasive treatment. Downtime depends on which options you choose. Improvement and skin tightening can continue long after the treatment–sometimes encouraging collagen production for up to a year.
There are several factors you will need to consider before you decide on a pre-wedding treatment. Here are some things to think about when planning your rejuvenation procedures:
- Amount of time before the event
- Desired results
- Ability to accommodate and tolerate downtime
- Candidacy for specific procedures
Before you schedule consultations with board certified plastic surgeons, be sure you have all the information you will need to answer these questions. Be honest in all your answers to surgeons’ questions, as reputable cosmetic surgeons will be concerned about your safety and results, and can only advise you properly if you provide accurate information.
Talk to an Expert
Whether or not you know which type of procedure is right for you, you should always speak to an expert about your options. An experienced plastic surgeon will be able to assess your individual candidacy for certain procedures, help you decide which treatment suits your needs and budget, and address any questions or concerns you may have.
If you would like to set up a consultation with a renowned facial plastic surgeon in the Boston area, then call Bentkover Facial Plastic Surgery in Worcester(508-363-6500) or Stoneham(617-247-0033), MA to schedule a consultation with Dr. Stuart Bentkover. Dr. Bentkover has been helping patients for over 25 years by providing the best in rejuvenation procedures.