An article on Her World Singapore
You’ve picked the date, found the perfect wedding venue, and chosen the dress of your dreams. Now it’s time to nail down your wedding beauty timeline to help you look and feel your best for your big day.
It goes without saying that everyone wants to be radiant and glowing while walking down the aisle. And while we can easily fix some imperfections with makeup, there are certain things that you can do ahead of time to ensure that you look your best on your big day. From achieving a flawless complexion, down to getting that dream body, the list goes on and on.
As you might already have a lot on your plate when it comes to planning, we’ve done the legwork to find a clinic that provides all the essential treatments you need under one roof. Enter Skinscape Clinic.
Skinscape Clinic is helmed by Dr. Harvey Ho, whose approach to medical aesthetics is to enhance natural beauty with a “less-is-more” ethos. With his expert eye for detail, you can expect results that are natural yet transformational. Besides, as a bride-to-be, it’s important that you go for treatments that enhance your natural beauty and give you that covetable lit-from-within glow.
To find out more about the medical aesthetics treatments that you should be getting months before saying “I do”, we’ve created an ultimate beauty guide for the beautiful bride-to-be that would help you achieve the best version of yourself.
For brighter eyes: Radiofrequency microneedling
No bride should have tired, heavy eyelids that betray the stress of wedding planning. After all, they say your eyes are the windows to your soul, and if your partner is staring into your eyes as he says his vows, you’ll want your eyes to be big and bright as you say “I Do”.
What it is: RF microneedling can be performed on even the delicate area around the eyes. The procedure involves gently puncturing the skin with fine medical-grade needles which release radiofrequency energy under the skin. This then triggers your body to produce collagen-rich tissue for tighter, smoother skin — resulting in firmer and lifted eyelids with fewer fine lines.
When to do it: The results take at least four weeks to be visible, and peak in the third month after the treatment. However, you may require more than one session for optimal results, so it’s best that you get a kickstart and come in for a personalised consultation nine months before the big day arrives.
For a youthful visage: Fillers
We naturally lose volume in our faces as we age. You may not realise it but your cheeks, eyes and temples may look a little more hollow and sunken than yesteryear. Small amounts of fillers injected at the right places can replace lost volume for a more youthful visage. Remember, the goal is to refresh your look for your big day without looking “done”.
What it is: Fillers are usually made of hyaluronic acid, a sugar molecule naturally found in your body. When injected under the skin, fillers will lift and contour the target area. For the unacquainted, fillers can be injected in your cheeks, temples, undereye, grooves around the mouth and chin. With an experienced practitioner, a little goes a long way in making you look younger and more radiant.
When to do it: Although fillers typically last at least a year, it is recommended you get them done as soon as possible especially if you’re a first-timer. It takes some time for the fillers to settle and for you to get used to how they look and feel. You can book a final treatment about a month before your wedding to maintain your look for the big day.
For a wrinkle-free smile: Baby Botox
There should be nothing holding you back from expressing your happiness on your wedding day. If you’re worried about the excessive smile lines that might make you look older than you feel, a sprinkle of Botox, AKA Baby Botox will help you erase unwanted lines but still keep your expressions natural and alive.
What it is: Baby Botox is a light dose of Botox to eliminate fine lines while still retaining natural facial movement. It also has the effect of making your skin look smoother and pores smaller.
When to do it: It’s recommended that you get your first Baby Botox treatment six months prior to your big day to ensure that your doctor has time to optimise the perfect dose. Botox takes two weeks to take effect and at that stage, small adjustments can be made to the dose if needed. Once you have the ideal dosage, schedule your last Baby Botox appointment a month before your wedding to look picture-perfect for your big day.
For sleek silhouette: ReduStim
It’s every bride’s dream to look ravishing in her wedding dress. Naturally, there is a desire to be in the best shape possible. Now that we have progressive medical technology, there is no need to resort to crash diets or excessive exercise — which are both unhealthy and unsustainable. This is where the ReduStim treatment comes in.
What it is:Focused on eliminating fats in your abdomen and thighs, the relaxing treatment uses a patented technology to stimulate imperceptible muscle contraction, which in turn uses energy from your fat stores. The result? You will start to notice some weight loss. Expect to lose an average of six cm from your waistline after completing the full program. As the only treatment in the market that reduces unhealthy fat in your abdomen, this program not only makes you slimmer but also healthier.
When to do it: It’s recommended that you do three sessions per week, with a total of twelve sessions completed before your first dress fitting. In short, it’s best that you start the ReduStim treatment at least a month before your dress fitting.
For a flawless complexion: Skinscape Combination Laser
The purpose of bridal makeup is to accentuate your features and not to cover your flaws. Instead of relying on thick foundation to mask skin imperfections, and run the risk of looking cakey, why not turn to medical lasers to ensure your skin is the perfect canvas for makeup to glide on.
What it is:The Skinscape Combination Laser treatment makes use of a combination of lasers – the PICO, long-pulsed and/or erbium glass lasers, depending on what your skin needs to banish moles, scars, veins, facial hair, pigmentation and even active acne.
When to do it: Downtime from laser treatments may last up to two weeks and you may need a few sessions for optimal results. Hence, it’s best to get started three months prior to your big day.
For a radiant glow: Profhilo
What’s the open secret to dewy, glowy and radiant skin? It’s none other than the coveted Profhilo treatment. If you haven’t tried it, there’s no better time than now to treat yourself to a dose or two of skin-perfecting Profhilo.
What it is: Profhilo is an injectable treatment that improves your skin’s elasticity and firmness while giving it lustrous hydration. What’s more, you can also use Profhilo on other parts of your body, like your hands or décolletage.
When to do it: Profhilo requires two sessions done a month apart, with best results seen two to three weeks after the second treatment. The first session should be done about two months prior to your wedding.
For a beautiful nose profile: Nose Thread Lift
Nose contouring makeup gives the illusion of a sharper, higher nose from a frontal view. But did you know that there is a way to ensure your nose looks beautiful from every angle without going under the knife? Yes, we’re talking about a non-surgical nose thread lift.
What it is: A nose thread lift is a thirty-minute procedure whereby bio-absorbable polydioxanone threads are inserted into your nose to lift and contour your nose. You can create a higher and straighter nose profile, level out small kinks in your nose bridge, and project and sharpen the nasal tip.
When to do it: Nose thread lift should be done at least a month before the wedding so that there is sufficient time for any swelling and bruising to subside. The results from the nose threads typically last about a year.
For a last-minute glow-up: LDM Treatment
It’s a week from your wedding and your skin looks dull. Fret not, there’s something you can do to give your skin an instant boost.
Enter the LDM treatment — an ultra-gentle skin rejuvenation treatment that is suitable for all skin types.
What it is: LDM (Local Dynamic Micro-massage) uses rapid ultrasound waves to produce a strong micro-massage on skin tissues. The micro-massage has therapeutic effects on the skin, including anti-inflammation, anti-redness and increased skin immunity. It is a soothing treatment with absolutely no downtime and you can expect brighter, calmer skin instantly.
When to do it: The treatment can be repeated two to three times in the week of the wedding for maximum glow on your big day. Plus, each treatment is only twenty minutes, so it’s easy to fit it into your schedule before the wedding.
Visit Skinscape Clinic’s website here for more information.