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10 Popular Pre-Wedding Makeovers

Published September 21, 2016 10:10 AM by Mina Grasso

Special events stimulate excitement and anxiety not only for the obvious bride and groom but also for those intimately involved, such as the parents of the bride and groom. Many have not seen family members or acquaintances for years and will usually meet new family members, and they want to look their best.

Patients who present for pre-wedding rejuvenation want to look better but are usually reserved with fears of looking bruised, puffy and unnatural. Most desire to look younger, healthier, less tired and more refreshed with a natural look. In addition to facial rejuvenation, body shaping and weight loss is usually part of the plan.

The 10 most popular pre-wedding makeovers include the following procedures:

  1. Botox for dynamic wrinkles
  2. Volume replacement with tissue fillers such as Restylane, Juvederm or Voluma
  3. Skin rejuvenation with non-ablative lasers or intense pulsed light
  4. Skin tightening with radiofrequency, non-invasive ThermiSmooth or minimally invasive Injectable RF ThermiTight
  5. Laser treatment for facial veins or brown spots
  6. With more time for planning, some patients choose CO2 fractional laser resurfacing for deeper wrinkles, which requires more social downtime
  7. Destruction of unwanted fat bulges can be accomplished by freezing fat with Coolsculpt...
  8. ...or Kybella to dissolve the fat. Multiple treatments over several months may be required for Coolsculpt and Kybella to obtain desired results
  9. Treatment of unsightly leg veins with sclerotherapy are popular especially for spring and summer weddings. Multiple treatments may also be required
  10. Rapid weight loss is attempted by the very motivated. It's not unusual to hear patients say they got close to their ideal weight for the wedding but were unfortunately unable to sustain it. The Burn Fat Rx program is a lifestyle change, education and guidance for sustainability

Realistic expectations must be set with appropriate timing, especially to avoid evidence of bruising or swelling. Some results can be experienced within one to two weeks while others, as described, may require multiple treatments over several months.


Facial rejuvenation is frequently sought after in preparing for special events, such as weddings , reunions,

November 9, 2016 12:36 PM

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