How to Plan Your Aesthetic Treatments In Time for Your Big Day

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How to Plan Your Aesthetic Treatments In Time for Your Big Day

Do you have a wedding coming up this summer? Or maybe a graduation or class reunion? If you’ve been thinking about an aesthetic procedure, a big event may be the perfect reason to take that step. If you want to look like yourself, but refreshed, well-rested, and radiant, our team of experts at CAPS can help. We’ve assembled this overview of procedures that many women consider getting in advance of a major events. Whatever you choose, we’ll give you the confidence to look and feel your best on the big day!

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If you’re considering a bigger procedure like a facelift or breast augmentation, a CAPS surgeon will do a thorough consultation to assess and plan the best treatment options for you. Even if you’re not sure about what you want, our team of experts can help map out a plan that aligns with your goals and schedule, whether you’re a bride or looking forward to your high school reunion.

Revive your skincare regimen
Our skin care specialists can assess your complexion’s current state better than your trusty magnifying mirror. And they can help you devise a strategy for achieving your dream-skin goals. Some treatments take times o you’ll want a game plan. Whether it’s an uneven skin tone, sun damage, bumpy texture or discoloration, your skin care specialist will help create a customized treatment so your skin is glowing and radiant by the big day.

Six Months

Breast augmentation
Many brides consider their upcoming wedding as the perfect reason to get a breast augmentation. It is ideal to schedule your procedure at least three months before your event. Though all major swelling and bruising generally resolves within a couple of weeks, the full results are typically visible at eight weeks when the breast implants have settled into their final position. If you are going to be ordering a wedding gown, be sure to find out how far in advance you need to place your order. This will help you determine when to have your breast augmentation

Facelift
Whether it’s your 25th high school reunion or your son’s wedding, some women want a fresh look for the big day. A facelift helps enhance your appearance by improving visible signs of aging in the face and neck. Our CAPS surgeons are experts at helping enhance your appearance with natural-looking results. Ideally, you’ll want to have your surgery at least a few months in advance of your event. This timing gives you enough time for your swelling to resolve and your incisions to fade, especially if you plan to wear your hair back.

Body Contouring
There are two excellent options to address areas of your body that you can seem to conquer through weight loss or exercise.

Liposuction
Liposuction improves the contour and proportion of your body by removing excess fat from a wide variety of areas including thighs, hips and buttocks, abdomen and waist, upper arms, back, inner knee, chest, cheeks, chin and neck.. As soon as the swelling and water retention that tend to occur after liposuction have decreased, your results will be visible, giving you added confidence for your big day.

CoolSculpting and CoolTone 
Up to 6 months before your special day coolsculpting can be a great option for you or a special loved one. We often treat brides and parents of the bride and groom since it’s such a big day in your life! CoolSculpting can treat stubborn fat under the chin, the bra line, the tummy and waistline and, of course, the back of arms. You often need more than one treatment and results are evident around 90 days, so assessment and planning are key in this wonderful treatment for problem areas you want to improve. If you’re looking get a firm and more toned appearance, consider CoolTone to help you obtain your body contouring goals.

Laser hair removal
Warmer weather means more time shaving. If bare legs and swimsuits are in your future, laser hair removal can be a game-changer. Granted, it requires patience – it takes up to six or seven sessions, usually four to six weeks apart, to totally clear an area of unwanted hair. But the results are permanent and well worth it.

miraDry
Any big event can be a test of your nerves and your sweat glands. But don’t sweat it! The miraDry system uses specifically targeted energy to destroy sweat and odor glands in the underarm. Once these glands are destroyed, they’re gone for good, which means you’ll never have to worry about underarm sweat and odor again.

Three Months

Halo Laser
In as few as one treatments with the Halo laser can address and improve multiple complexion issues like enlarged pores, fine line and uneven skin tone. The best part? You can go straight back to your usual plans with no makeup, and return to your beauty routine the next day—with results showing in three to five days and they improving in the months ahead.

Broadband Light
For clear skin, try a BBL (broad band light) treatment. The light energy delivered by a BBL treatment will gently heat the upper layers of your skin. The heat absorbed by the targeted areas will stimulate your skin cells to regenerate which will restore your skin to its natural beauty, making it clearer, smoother, vibrant and younger looking. You will feel and see a great improvement to your skin days after.

Permanent Makeup
Imagine emerging from a pool, shower, or the gym with your eyebrows, eyeliner, and lip color still perfectly in place. In addition to looking wonderful 24 hours a day, you can eliminate the chore of applying, reapplying, and removing your makeup. This means less to worry about as you plan for the big day!

Two Months

Vivace
Vivace uses radiofrequency to tighten and smooth skin, reduce pore size, stimulate collagen and prevent acne. With only about four hours of downtime, the treatment is so precise that even the delicate areas under the eyes and around the mouth can be treated. With this procedure, recovery serums and PRP (platelet rich plasma used to harness the body’s natural growth factors) are easily absorbable for an even more impressive long-term glow.

Microneedling
Microneedling uses the power of your body’s natural healing mechanisms to address a variety of skin concerns.  This treatment can dramatically reduce the appearance of facial acne scars as well as pores, wrinkles, skin laxity and texture. Each safe and effective treatment session is completed in less than an hour with little to no recovery time.

Chemical Peel
A chemical peel is a terrific way to reduce fine lines, treat wrinkles, improve the appearance of mild scars, treat certain types of acne, reduce age spots, freckles and dark patches and improve the look and feel of skin. One of our skin care specialists can recommend the perfect peel based on your aesthetic goals.

One Month

Botox/Facial Filler
Looking to minimize crows’ feet in your photos? Injectable wrinkle reducers like Botox technically only take a few days to start working; however, we recommend making your appointment a few weeks early. This will ensure you won’t have any bruising, especially if you’ve never had Botox before.

Well-placed facial filler can help restore fullness that’s been lost over time. Fillers can give an instant boost of volume in the cheeks, smooth facial folds, help to hide any under eye circles, or give the lips a subtle pout. Your surgeon can discuss how various types of filler can address your specific aesthetic goals.

Week Prior

Hydrafacial MD
A HydraFacial MD is a great appointment to book for the week before your wedding. It’s about a 45-minute treatment which completely clears the pores of buildup from makeup, past products, and congestion. It can mitigate the appearance of fine lines or wrinkles, treat oily or acne-prone skin, reduce hyperpigmentation and lighten brown spots. After just one treatment, patients see more even and luminous skin.

Two Days Ahead
Dermaplaning
Dermaplaning is another very easy, no downtime procedure that can give you a beautiful glow and will also help your make-up go on smoothly and look flawless. With the help of a surgical scalpel, your skin care specialist removes all your dead surface skin and peach fuzz before applying tailored-to-you skincare products. Your skin will thank you for it!

By following this helpful timeline, you’ll look and feel your best, regardless of the event you’re attending. Whether you’re the star of the show or observing from the sideline, we can help put your beauty in all CAPS!

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