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Pre-Wedding Treatment Timeline: Which Procedures to Book and When

Spring is fast approaching, and many brides are planning to make their way down the aisle and into a lifetime of wedded bliss. However, wedding planning can be stressful business, especially in the few months leading up to your big day. Between venue selection and invitations, few brides (and grooms) have time to sit and explore the best time for their pre-wedding treatment.

To help our future newlyweds, check out our guide to your pre-wedding treatments, guaranteed to help you reach a no-stress wedding day.

Dermatology Timeline

Nothing can ruin your special day quite like dull skin or an outbreak of stress-related acne. Taking care of your skin with these treatments starting months before your wedding day can remove one stressor off your plate:

12 Months before your wedding

Find a trusted dermatologist who is an expert in the treatments you’re considering. For patients who aren’t sure what they’re looking for other than beautiful skin, shop around and schedule consultations with different specialists who offer a wide range of procedures. What is important is to bring up your primary skin concerns and ask prospective specialists how you can best reach your goals.

Communicating with your dermatologist from the get-go is also extremely important. Being up front about budget, goals, wedding and honeymoon details as well as long-term treatment strategies can ensure you receive the best care possible.

For individuals looking to lose weight or sculpt their figures before their big day, setting realistic goals a year in advance is extremely important. Some body contouring procedures like CoolSculpting and liposuction require that you reach and maintain your goal weight before pursuing treatment, which can then take several months in order to achieve your ideal figure. Scheduling a consultation with a nutritionist or personal trainer now will help you reach important treatment milestones well before your big day.

Nine months before your wedding

If your wedding preparations include deep facial rejuvenation, nine months out is the perfect time to get these started. This is usually when we recommend undergoing chemical peels, microneedling with platelet rich plasma, and other more invasive treatments. Getting them completed this far out ensures your face will be well healed and at the peak of results by the time your special day rolls around.

If body sculpting was in your pre-wedding timeline, nine months out is the perfect time to start looking for an experienced specialist who can complete your desired treatment. Be sure to ask your prospective plastic surgeon about their experience, specialty and recommended treatment plan. As with a dermatologist, communicating upfront about your treatment goals and expectations will help ensure successful treatment.

Six months before your wedding

Looking at laser facial rejuvenation? Now is the perfect time to get these treatments completed before your wedding day. For patients who completed deep skin rejuvenation treatments, six months out can be a great time to complete any follow-up treatment without risking lengthy recovery. If dermal fillers were on your list of enhancements, now is the time to start exploring your options and testing out long-term treatments such as Juvéderm® or BOTOX®.

On the body sculpting side, now is the best time to have treatments completed. For liposuction, six months out should be sufficient time to heal before your big day. If you’re planning on a honeymoon right after the ceremony, you’ll want to be healed well before your blissful trip. For patients considering CoolSculpting, six months out should give you enough time to see the results of your treatment and complete all necessary treatment sessions before walking down the aisle.

Three months before your wedding

At three months to go, any long-term treatments should be on their last session. We recommend avoiding starting any big or invasive treatments to ensure your skin is healed and radiant for any pre-wedding photos. If you had dermal fillers on your list, now is the time to complete those enhancements to ensure they have plenty of time to blend in fully and enhance your features.

By three months, any body contouring procedures should be nearing completion or be in the final touch-up stage. Healing several months before your wedding day ensures that you’re primed for recovery without also having to deal with the inevitable stress of last-minute wedding errands and issues.

One month before your wedding

With just a month left, we recommend visiting your specialist for last minute touch-ups and treatments that enhance your appearance rather than diving into new treatments. During your last pre-wedding session, our specialist will also provide you with skincare recommendations for maintaining your results and avoiding unwanted outbreaks before you have a chance to walk down the aisle.

Plan Ahead with Aria Dermspa

You deserve to feel confident and beautiful on your wedding day. Start your beauty journey with Aria DermSpa by calling (203) 421-6674 today and schedule your consultation with Dr. Donofrio. Together, our team will help you create the ultimate treatment strategy that leaves your feeling your absolute best on your special day. Get started today!