We love catering to our brides and their entourage! We frequently have brides ask us questions on how they can prepare their body and skin for the big day. Here are a few frequently asked questions:
1: Do you see brides in your spa often? If so, what is the most popular product/procedure?
Yes! We are offer a wide range of services for our brides and their bridal parties. We specialize in Glo Minerals makeup applications, Lavish Spray tanning, medically supervised weight loss programs, hypoallergenic waxing, medical grade peels/facials and at home skin care retail. The Image Oxygen O2 Lift and Dermasweep Dermabrasion with Epifusion are the most popular choices for facial treatments.Most of our brides take advantage of our cosmetic injectables like Botox, Xeomin, Radiesse and Juvederm or the Syneron/Candela Elos Plus laser services for skin tightening, pigmentation and hair removal. We now offer the Venus Legacy for body contouring, fat destruction and cellulite reduction!
2: What can a bride start doing to improve her skin/make her glow a year out?
-9-6 months out?
Most of our services will produce amazing results beginning a year out or even 9-6 months out from the wedding date. We suggest if you are planning on losing weight for your wedding day that you begin that process with one of our weight loss programs anywhere from 6 months to a year from the event. The closer you get to the wedding date, the more stressed you are so its smart to think ahead and the lose the desired weight you want and learn the skills to keep it off, rather than try and lose a stressful 10 pounds in a week right before your wedding. If the weight loss habits are set in motion months in advance, it’s a great deal easier on your body and your stress level. We have several options for weight loss including our Ideal Protein diet, our HCG diet program and Lipovite/vitachrome/ B-12 energy shots that greatly assist in speeding up your metabolism.
Laser Hair removal services are also something you consider doing at least 6 months in advance. The number of sessions required for permanent hair reduction whether it be for the chin, bikini area, etc. range per person (usually between 6-12 sessions) and are performed every 4,6 or 8 weeks depending on the area so you want to give yourself plenty of time to see the lasting results. Our Elos Plus is safe for all skin types, effective for all hair types, and produces lasting results with little or no downtime or discomfort.
For the bride who is trying to eliminate acne or sun spots or just to achieve flawless skin before her wedding day, we recommend they begin a series of peels or facials approximately 6-9mths before the big day. A series of peels/facials will drastically improve problematic skin conditions like acne, rosacea, sun spots, dehydration and aging skin. These facial treatments are recommended every 2-4 wks depending on the type of treatment that is needed. Most importantly, a proper at-home skin care routine is essential when trying to achieve flawless skin. Your skin must be treated everyday before, during and after your peel/facial series. We carry only the highest quality in cosmeceutical grade skin care like Image (the official skincare of the Miss Universe organization),Obagi Medical Skincare and Avene(the #1 skincare line in Europe).
-1 month out?
If your considering cosmetic injectables for your wedding day, then 2- 6 weeks out is the correct time you want to have that procedure done. Injectables like Botox/ Xeomin are used to relax the lines in the forehead and crows feet, around the eye area as well as the stubborn crease in between the brow area. You will see dramatic results within a few days! Our fillers will help achieve a fuller lip as well as treat facial folds around the mouth and produce cheek volume. You must allow the filler a couple of weeks to take full affect which will give your skin more of a natural appearance. You’ll be amazed how much younger you will look! Moms will love this treatment too.
If you need a dramatic peel but don’t have time for the series, Our VI Peel will give you amazing results even after just one application! The procedure is quick and painless and within days you’ll begin to see dull, damaged layers of dead skin peel away revealing a whole new you! You’ll be truly impressed at the results and how beautiful and glowing your skin looks!
And don’t forget to book your trial run for your makeup application! Allow 3-4 weeks before your wedding to have your makeup done by a professional so you and the artist know exactly which look you’re going for. This will ensure you get exactly what you want and you’ll have time to make any changes you need to before the big day gets here.
If you are interested in the Venus Legacy for the body treatments for fat destruction, cellulite reduction and body contouring than these treatments should be done once a week for 8-10 weeks before the wedding depending on the area of the body your wanting to treat.
- Days before?
Days before the wedding you should have several services booked:
1) Your Lavish spray tan should be done approximately 2-3 days before hand. If you don’t have time to exfoliate, our body polishes are luxurious and effective at removing dry patches of skin where spray tans can usually look discolored or cakey. And you wont have to worry about that yucky spray tan smell, because our Lavish solution is made from organic apples so it smells delightful NOT chemical.
2)Any waxing services should also be done approximately 3-7 days before your wedding. This allows your skin to calm down from redness or inflammation that could occur from waxing. We use the best hypoallergenic and calming waxing methods available to minimalize the risks of inflammation post waxing.
3)1-2 days before, opt for an Image O2 Oxygen facial treatment. We love the treatment right before a wedding. It calms and soothes rosacea and inflamed acne as well as tightens the appearance of pores and polishes dull, flaky skin giving it a naturally smooth and radiant appearance.It’s like a breathe of fresh air for your skin!
3: What is a product/procedure that you have available that a bride may not know she needs but definitely does!
That’s a hard question because there are lots of answers. Truthfully, most people ,let alone brides, don’t realize how much they need medical grade skin care in their at-at home regimen. Those products, combined with a series of facials/peels, dramatically improve current skin conditions and prevent new ones from occurring. Even if you think you have great skin now, you will be shocked at what can pop up over a year, a summer, or even overnight! Dry skin, sun damage, acne, rosacea, fine lines; each one is an effect from stress, uva/uvb rays and even poor diet. Don’t chance it on your big day with a huge blemish AKA “zit” appearing the night before your wedding! Be proactive and take preventative measures a head of time.
4: Do you offer makeup application? For the DIY bride, do you offer makeup consultations?
We love Our Glo Minerals line. It has unparallel benefits for the skin to many other make up lines. In addition in gives you flawless skin on you BIG day with out clogging your pores. We absolutely offer consultations and application with our trained makeup artist, Robin. She can help you find the look you are going for on your big day and beyond.
5: What are your 3 best tips/tricks of the trade for wedding day makeup?
Easy As 1.Have a facial 1-3 days before so your face is hydrated and your makeup looks polished . 2. Wear a face primer under your foundation/pressed based powder – to help correct imperfections and to allow foundation to wear longer . 3. Don’t forget Waterproof Mascara !!
6: Honeymoon time: what are some great solutions for hair removal?
If your big day is a year in advance than our Elos Plus Laser Hair removal is the way to go. A leader in the industry, offering gentle & safe hair removal. If 6 months is all you have to prepare you will see results with laser hair removal in as few as 6 treatments... But permanent results take anywhere from 8-10 treatments . We offer free consultations and would love to help offer the best advice to our brides. If you simply don’t have the planning time, you will love our waxing services. We only use the highest quality wax for hair removal. It is safe, gentle, and effective. We also use complimentary products to numb the area prior to the procedure to ensure you are the most comfortable throughout your service. We also provide post treatment care for take home. You should plan your wax about 3-4 days before your honeymoon to ensure an enjoyable wedding night! ;)
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