Planning a wedding is no easy feat and it won’t be long before the stress starts to show up on your skin. At Blush, we understand this all too well. Though it maybe a challenge to find time to pamper yourself amidst all the chaos, it is very important that you do so.
Modern medicine has surpassed itself in the last few years and you can now go from being a caterpillar to a butterfly in a matter of a few days. At Blush, our basic aim is to make sure that you incite a large amount of ‘oohs’ and ‘aahs’ on your big day.
Speaking in terms of how early you need to start your regime, I always advice brides that the first thing on their lists should be laser hair removal since the treatment requires multiple sittings spread out over a few months. If incase time is running out then the remainder of the sittings can always be completed post the wedding. Be sure that the laser is used by a qualified technician and that proper protocol is followed.
Over the years, the most common skin affliction that I get consulted for by young brides is acne and acne scars. The stress that goes along with planning the wedding can even make a girl with otherwise healthy skin to break out. Fortunately acne can be treated and a 100 per cent result can be achieved. The Fraxel skin resurfacing laser treatment is the perfect way to rid the skin of pits and blotchiness once the acne has been taken care off. The laser is the absolute gold standard in skin resurfacing lasers and the treatment involves hardly any downtime and amounts to unscarred and beautiful skin. The treatment requires several sittings and can be repeated every four to five weeks. Another quick fix for acne pits that I recommend is the use of dermal fillers. Dermal fillers are made of hyaluronic acid that is found naturally in the skin as well. Fillers have been around for years with an outstanding safety record. When injected, the filler lifts each pit to the surface level giving instantaneous results. But the effects are temporary and need to be repeated every few months. So the treatment should be done just a few days before the wedding festivities begin.
Another skin anguish that brides face is pigmentation and unwanted scars on the face and the body. Peels are the best option for the same. Soft gel peels are gentle enough to be used on any skin type and are perfect for indications such as dark circles, acne scars, stretch marks and hyper pigmentation. Another fantastic skin lightening treatment is the derma melan peel done exclusively at Blush. It inhibits the melanin cycle by means of safe agents that in turn cause the skin to lighten to a great extent. After the treatment, the skin will peel for a few days and optimal results can be seen approximately three weeks after the treatment. Almost all young brides today work out and eat right to tone and sculpt their bodies. But there are two areas that may still need cosmetic attention. At times the results do not show on the face. But it’s now possible to contour the jaw and sculpt the shape of the face to make it look slim and delicate.
Botox is a safe and effective way of attaining the desired results, as long as it’s done by a trained doctor. With a few painless jabs, your jaw can be made to appear slim and sharp. Once all the excess weight had been shed, the loose skin on the body may still remain. Thermage is the only non-invasive procedure that helps tighten and contour the skin in a single treatment with no surgery, no injections, and little to no downtime. The effects of the treatment are visible almost instantly and can last for years. At Blush, almost any facial feature can be enhanced and corrected with the help of Botox and dermal fillers. The lips can be made fuller and more sensual by injecting a small quantity of a filler material, without making it look like a trout pout. Under eye tiredness can also be corrected by filling out the area, which makes the face appear fresh.
Another embarrassing problem that brides maybe faced with is sweaty palms and underarms. Hyperhidrosis which basically means excessive sweating can also be taken care of with the help of Botox. It works by blocking the signals that stimulate the eccrine glands to produce sweat. The effects of Botox and dermal fillers last for six months at least so plan accordingly. According to me, with the right combination of chemical peels for skin lightening, Fraxel and peels for resurfacing of pits and tightening of the face, Thermage for sculpting the body as well as Botox and fillers to correct facial asymmetries can make a huge and positive change to your appearances. This along with a proper exercise plan, enough sleep and a healthy diet complemented with the right nutraceuticals and dietary supplements will make looking your best on the biggest day of your life as easy as apple pie.
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Featured in - L'Officiel India Magazine
Issue - October 2010