Top Cosmetic Enhancements for a Summer Wedding
posted on 5/6/2010
If you’re getting ready for your Big Day or attending wedding events this summer, now is a great time to get started on a body makeover plan. Many minimally-invasive cosmetic treatments require a few weeks until you can achieve full results, and in some cases, you can have your procedure performed over a lunch hour.
Whether your goal is to lose a few inches around the waistline, freshen up your skin tone or reduce the appearance of cellulite, here are some cosmetic enhancements that will help you get ready for the summer wedding:
VelaShape Body Shaping
If you want to lose a few inches and firm up before the wedding, you may be a good candidate for the VelaShape body shaping and contouring procedure. VelaShape is an FDA-cleared device for reducing cellulite, firming the skin and reducing inches. The non-invasive procedure uses targeted heat energy to contract the tissues, and this helps smooth and tone the skin around the muscles. The procedure can be performed on all skin types and all skin colors. You will need to undergo at least four to six treatments, spaced one week apart, in preparation for your wedding.
Microdermabrasion Skin Resurfacing
If you want to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles around the eyes and nose, or eliminate scars and pigmented areas, you may be a good candidate for microdermabrasion. Microdermabrasion helps buff away dead skin and promotes cellular renewal. The vacuum-based treatment also stimulates collagen production, which helps create a tighter, toned and more youthful appearance. A microdermabrasion session spaced two weeks apart can help to rejuvenate the face and help you maintain clear and healthy skin for the wedding.
Body by Thermage Skin Tightening
If you’ve recently lost weight or have loose skin around your arms, stomach or thighs, you may be a good candidate for a Body by Thermage skin tightening procedure. Body by Thermage can be performed over your lunch hour and does not involve any incisions or surgery. The Thermage device heats up the skin tissues to cause a contraction, and encourages the body to produce more collagen. After a few weeks, you’ll notice your skin appears firmer, tighter and more toned. Thermage can also be applied to the face and neck area to smooth out wrinkles and soften fine lines.
Endermologie for Cellulite
Cellulite affects over 80 percent of women and can be very difficult to hide. The unsightly bumps and lumps that accumulate on your thighs, hips and stomach can be reduced with a series of Endermologie treatments. Endermologie uses a combination of heat and deep tissue massage to break up cellulite and softens fatty tissue. A series of treatments will help to smooth and contour your body so that cellulite is less noticeable, and the skin tissue becomes firmer. Most people see results after at least four to six treatments.
Learn more about body contouring procedures in our information guide, or consult with a medical spa in your area to find out if you may be a good candidate for any of these, and other skin and body makeover procedures.