How to Plan a Med Spa Makeover for the Best Results

Everyone wants to look their best when it comes to a big event or special day, and med spa treatments are a popular way to help you look your best in less time. Treatments such as body contouring and laser skin treatments are excellent options to help you improve your appearance, but timing these treatments right is essential.

No one wants to show up for their special day all swollen and puffy! The right timing of each treatment ensures that you achieve the best results just in time for your special day.

Six or More Months in Advance

If you have at least six months before your special day, you have many med spa treatment options available. While some of these treatments provide immediate results, many require multiple treatments in order to achieve your desired goal. If you are considering any of these treatment options, plan to schedule your first appointment at least six months before your big event.

  • Body Contouring/Cellulite Reduction with VelaShape — This procedure can help reduce the volume in the upper arms, love handles, abdomen and other areas. While results can vary, it’s possible to reduce the circumference of the targeted area by as much as 3 inches. While you may notice results after the first treatment, 6 treatments are usually recommended for optimal results.
  • Laser Treatments — Laser treatments, such as CO2 fractional laser resurfacing, can diminish wrinkles, pores, acne, scars and skin discoloration through a series of minimally invasive treatments. This can require multiple treatments to achieve your desired results. Just make sure your last treatment is a month before your big day.
  • Laser Hair Removal — Laser hair removal typically takes multiple treatments, so starting early helps ensure you have smooth, hair-free skin for the big event.

Three Months in Advance

When you are down to three months before the big event and want something to restore the youthful appearance of your skin, microneedling may be a good option. This procedure uses tiny needles to puncture the skin and trigger a healing process, which helps stimulates the production of collagen — a protein responsible for smooth, youthful looking skin.

One Month Before the Big Day

As you get closer to the big event, many med spa treatments are still available. Dermal fillers and BOTOX® injections provide quick results and are a great way to reduce wrinkles and add volume to your face. With BOTOX, optimal results are usually seen after 30 days, so one month out is a good time to consider this.

A Silhouette InstaLift is also another option as you get this close to the big day. This is a noninvasive procedure that helps lift the face and contours the midface and cheek area. While you can experience swelling and bruising, it typically resolves within a week.


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