As the countdown to the big day begins, consider these treatments well before the wedding to ensure your picture-perfect moment. - Faith Gates, Modern Luxury Weddings Washington
1. Four Months Out: Increase fullness, length, and darkness!
The prescribed formula can start extending eyelashes in one to two months (with total completion in four months) simply through daily application.
Pro tip: Latisse can also work on eyebrows and- for the fellas- help with hair loss.
2. Three Months Out: Achieve a fresher look from your brown to your chest!
Regenerate and restore your youthful glow by employing Ultherapy (which uses ultrasound and your body's regenerative response) to gently lift and tighten skin. Ultherapy is the only non-invasive procedure FDA-cleared to lift skin on the neck, under the chin and on the eyebrow.
There is minimal recovery time, but optimal results range between two to three months after Ultherapy is administered.
*Now also FDA-cleared to improve the appearance of lines and wrinkles on the décolletage!
3. Two Months Out: Look great from every angle!
This fat-reduction procedure is the only FDA-cleared, nonsurgical option that can target nine different areas through controlled cooling to eliminate stubborn fat that resists all efforts through diet and exercise. Brides need no recovery time after the painless, one-time treatment, but discoloration and tingling may remain for up to a week.
4. Four Weeks Out: Volume matters!
This popular injectable takes immediate effect to make lips fuller and plumper for the you-may-kiss-the-bride moment. Different formulations are approved to either lift cheeks, smooth parentheses lines, smooth vertical lip lines or plump the lips. The results are subtle and long lasting.
The Juvéderm collection of fillers are made from hyaluronic acid (HA). HA is a natural substance in the skin that delivers nutrients, helps the skin retain moisture and softness, and adds volume.
Still, schedule ahead of time because, in the weeks following, bruising, redness, and bumps may occur.
5. Two Weeks Out
To target crow's- feet and frown lines, Botox is the only FDA-approved treatment. The procedure, which uses quick pokes in concentrated areas to relax the muscles, requires minimal recovery time. Results begin within two days, peaking at 30 days after injections.