If you’ve ever thought about splurging on a real cosmetic treatment, the urge usually comes to a head in the lead up to your wedding. Brides and grooms feel the pressure to look their best out of fear the camera won’t be kind. So we’ve rounded up a number of wedding beauty treatments to give you an idea of costs.
Beauty Treatments Ahead of Your Wedding
These wedding beauty treatments will give have you feeling polished head to toe. If you’re on a tight budget then a number of these treatments may not be easily accessible. Budget what you feel you really need and what you can do without.
Six months before your wedding
Dr Ross Perry, Medical Director of CosmedicsUK tells us the treatments to start at the six-month mark are the on-going ones such as laser treatments, microdermabrasion and peels. This way, you can try them a couple of times and adjust should there be any adverse reactions.
“A non-invasive treatment as it rids the skin of its dead and dull surface layers, stimulating an increase in collagen production and rejuvenation.” Says Dr Ross Perry
“You can also expect to see a difference in the tone, texture, and colour. Microdermabrasion can be done as frequently as weekly or up to every eight weeks depending on your skin’s tolerance and desired cosmetic effects.”
If you’re really seeing the benefits and can afford to do so, treatments can be as frequent as every two weeks. You need to budget upwards from £70 for microdermabrasion.
Why laser treatments?
“Laser treatments are great to start having six months prior to the wedding as they can offer fantastic results, promoting an even skin tone and a natural healthy glow” Say Dr Ross Perry,
Budget upward of £60 though prices do hike up above £400 depending on the facial.
The six-month mark is also the best time to start your hair beauty treatments. A restorative and deep conditioning hair treatment such as an Olaplex treatment will go a long way in improving your hair’s condition ahead of your big day. The three-part treatment starts from £60 upward.
Four Months Before Your Wedding
Now’s the time to face the injections if you’re going to have any. Botox will fill fine lines and smooth your complexion, particularly on your forehead. A ‘less is more’ approach is always best with Botox as you don’t want to be too frozen on your big day.
If you’re looking to get it done, budget roughly £160 upward for one treatment area.
Lip fillers are another popular option for brides looking for a fuller smile. Though bear in mind the same ‘less is more’ approach is required here. Following the injections, you can bruise and swell so you need a good few weeks to let things normalise.
If you’re planning to get lip fillers, budget roughly £190 upwards. Prices will vary on whether you want both lips and just how much filler you need.
Two Months Before Your Wedding
Now is the time to get your teeth polished in prep for your big day. Start with a visit to the hygienist to gauge the best procedures.
An airflow treatment or a scale and polish is a great way to get your teeth back to their best condition. Starting two months before will get your teeth on the right track to perfect condition. Top it up again with another appointment a couple weeks before your big day and you should your best, natural smile.
If discolouration is a big concern, then there is the option to whiten your teeth.
“A gel is put into thin gum shields and worn for a few hours every day.” Say Dr Ross Perry
“To get the best result this takes a few weeks and costs around £300 for the upper teeth and £300 for the lower teeth.”
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