You've been planning your wedding for what feels like years and the big day is finally coming up. Your vendors are ready, but is your skin? Here are some popular cosmetic dermatology services to help you get your skin wedding-ready.
If you want to minimize the appearance of dark spots, acne scarring, fine lines and wrinkles, or sun damaged skin, a chemical peel is an excellent option to consider. Your dermatologist will select the intensity of your chemical peel based on a few different factors. Your desired results, skin sensitivity, and current skin issues are all things that your dermatologist will take into consideration when you opt for this cosmetic dermatology service. You should start to see results in a few days after your treatment! That being said, this isn't the kind of treatment to invest in three days before your wedding. Instead, try to plan this treatment two to three months before your big day to give yourself ample room for a few treatments (and recovery time) before your big day.
Contrary to popular belief, laser hair removal isn't just for the hair on your legs. In fact, laser hair removal can be performed almost anywhere on your body. So whether you're looking for a smooth surface to apply makeup or a totally smooth leg for that slit in your wedding dress to really shine, laser hair removal is a great option to consider. This treatment involves the use of a laser to target individual hair follicles. This kind of precision allows dermatologists to target every hair follicle and stop unwanted hair growth in its tracks. It is important to note that you may need multiple treatments to see optimal results before your big day. On average, it can take up to five treatments to start seeing more permanent hair loss results in the treatment area. Make sure you have at least two weeks between your last session and your wedding day.
Microneedling is one of the best ways to ensure a totally even skin tone and a radiant complexion for your wedding day. Microneedling works by stimulating collagen production. As tiny microtears are made in the skin, your body will produce collagen to heal them and create new, healthy skin. The result is firmer skin, smaller pores, a reduction in fine lines, and even improvement in scarring. It's also possible to add platelet rich plasma (PRP) services to this treatment. If you choose this add-on, a small amount of blood will be drawn and spun in a centrifuge to separate platelets from the rest of your blood. This platelet rich plasma is then injected into the skin to further enhance the results you'd normally see from microneedling. Regardless of whether or not you choose to add a PRP service to your microneedling session, it typically takes one to three treatments to see optimal results. Again, make sure you leave ample time between your last treatment and your big day so your skin is looking perfect!
Your wedding should be the perfect day. If you have pre-wedding skincare questions and you want to make sure your skin is ready, set up an appointment at North Pacific Dermatology today.