You've finalised everything from flowers and invitations to dresses and suits. Now all that’s left to get in order - is you! At Youth Lab we have created some incredible customised Wedding Preparation packages that are suited to your skin and time frame restrictions to get you glowing and picture perfect for your special day.
6 MONTHS OUT
If you have any major skin concerns such as pigmentation, redness, acne, scarring, fine lines or wrinkles, this is the best time to address them. Treating these skin conditions takes time, and treatments generally require multiple sessions with cumulative effects and come with a little recovery down time. Committing early will result in much less stress leading up to the big day and also prevent that extra stress wreaking havoc on your skin.
Furthermore, 6 months is the best time to put an effective home skin care routine into practice. Results will be further enhanced when you feed your skin high quality, active ingredients that work in synergy with clinic treatments and achieve a balance within your skin. At your first consult we will recommend the best home care regime for your skin for the duration of your treatments and to ensure long term results too.
BBL (broad band light) treatments are one of the first steps we recommend and can be tailored to address concerns of redness, pigmentation, acne or anti ageing. Results are cumulative, therefore a series of 3 BBL treatments spaced 4 weeks apart will achieve the best results.
Then, alternating BBL sessions with our incredible Mesoestetic Medical Facials is an excellent way to effectively and efficiently target a wide range of skin concerns and maximise skin health and integrity.
Some of the incredible facials we offer in the lead up to the big day include:
- Energy C Medical Facial: With a high concentration of stable vitamin C, this gives the skin luminosity and evens the tone, while contributing potent antioxidant properties and stimulating collagen synthesis.
- Mesoestetic Collagen 360 Medical Facial: Enriched with marine collagen, this treatment counteracts the loss and deterioration of collagen, restoring thickness and consistency of the dermis.
- Mesoestetic Stem Cell Facial: With plant stem cells and growth factors that promote cellular renewal, counteracting the appearance of deep wrinkles and the loss of the skin’s mechanical and elastic properties.
- Mesoestetic Radiance DNA Medical Facial: The unique action of [meso]recovery complex, an innovative complex with transporting bio-vectors, is able to repair damage caused on the skin by external aggressors.
Combining the use of light and energy based treatments such as BBL and Healite || LED alongside chemical treatments such as the Hydrafacial and Medical grade peels, enables the skin regeneration process to be stimulated. The stimulation of cellular regeneration encourages the skin to dispose of the older, tired cells to enable the new oxygenated cells to come through which leaves your skin looking and feeling fresh and glowing. A combination of all of our treatments will be recommended as part of your plan and tailored to your skin concerns.
Anti-wrinkle injections can result in a smoother complexion with a softening and mattefying effect on the skin. This makes your make up on the big day easier and smoother to apply, resulting in a photo ready finish. Anti-wrinkle injections do not have to result in a frozen or fake appearance.
Dermal fillers such as cheek and lip enhancement can also be used to enhance your natural beauty and sculpt your features. Small volumes will look natural and your skin and lips will appear more hydrated and subtle.
This is also a good time to begin any injectable treatments as the effect of wrinkle relaxers only last 3 to 4 months so if the treatment is not for you then you will be back to normal at your big day. This then allows up to do your second treatment one month before your wedding to ensure the correct dose and result (as we have had the practice run already). Ultimately the sooner you start the better as this gives plenty of time for any fine lines to soften and smooth out.
3 MONTHS OUT
Now it is time to step things up with only 3 months until the big day. By this stage your major skin concerns will be well on the way to resolution with a reduction in scarring, redness, pigmentation and an overall improvement in skin health, barrier function and hydration.
We now need to focus on those treatments that will have you looking luminous at the alter, reception and for all of the photos that come with it.
To boost your pre-ceremony glow, a series of light antioxidant chemical peels and Healite LED therapy sessions is a super-charged combination for radiant skin with very little down time.
Chemical peels can be known for being aggressive and intensive resurfacing treatments. At Youth Lab, we love using our botanical antioxidant peels as a gentle exfoliation and stimulation of the skin - a perfect treatment to incorporate into your pre-wedding skin preparation.
These peels use a combination of alpha hydroxy acids that increase the water content of the skin, as well as fruit enzymes that have a pac man effect on dead skin cells, eating away rough debris, whilst infusing antioxidant rich ingredients that brighten complexion and promote skin health, as well as fight free radical damage. These peels have minimal downtime, and leave you fresh faced, hydrated and radiant.
Some of our favourite anti-oxidant peels are:
- Blueberry Antioxidant Peel - A deliciously invigorating scrub that is great for congested, rough textured skin. This peel utilises chirally correct Lactic acid, with the added benefits antioxidant rich blueberries, as well as blue corn meal and jojoba beads for manual exfoliation.
- Pomegranate Antioxidant Peel - An antioxidant peel specially designed to even out the top layers of the skin and mildly exfoliate while potent antioxidants prevent free radical damage. Containing Lactic acid, papaya enzymes, and antioxidant rich ingredients such as resveratrol, pomegranate seed oil, green tea and green algae extract.
At the 3 month mark we also recommend you pay another visit to our cosmetic physician to check in on your injectable treatments and to review your results from your skin treatments. Any changes to your plan can be discussed at this stage too and treatments intensified if your skin is stubborn or problematic.
Typically, 3 months out is an ideal time to look at lip filler, to allow plenty of healing time and have a chance to get the volume just right. Lip filler lasts from 6 - 12 months, so rest assured your pout will still be plump and full to say "I do".
2 MONTHS OUT
Now things are getting serious.
In the home stretch, a series of fortnightly Hydrafacials combined with Healite LED will ensure your skin is picture perfect with that signature Hydrafacial glow.
Using Alpha Hydroxy acids and Beta Hydroxy acids to exfoliate and clarify the skin, and finishing with an infusion of Hyaluronic Acid, Peptides and Antioxidants, this treatment truly luminates your skin from the inside out. With minimal to no downtime, it is the perfect last minute treatment that can be done in the final weeks leading up to your event.
1 MONTH OUT
As the big day approaches, 30 days out will be when you book in for your final wrinkle relaxer touch up. Remember wrinkle relaxer injections isn't something you want to leave until the last minute, to allow adequate time for the product to work and see the full results. It takes up to 2 weeks for the full effect of wrinkle relaxer injections so please don’t leave it until the last minute.
We would advise against doing any further dermal filler treatments this close to the big day as unwanted swelling and bruising may persist and cause unnecessary anxiety in the final few weeks.
In the final few weeks we hold off the more intensive treatments and recommend the Healite LED to help calm the skin and boost your pre-wedding glow. If any last minute skin problems occur, such as a breakout from stress, we are in the perfect position to manage this as after 6 months of getting to know your skin will give us the best methods of combating any problems.
A last minute mesoesthetic facial or hydrafacial will be all that you need with the final week leading up to the wedding focusing on beauty treatments and relaxation such as organising your tan, getting a massage and tidying up your lashes and brows.