In conversation with Cosmetic Dermatologist Dr. Jaishree Sharad
There are several popular and safe skin brightening treatments for brides and grooms. Depending on the skin concern, the couple-to-be can opt for one or more of the following treatments.
What are the most popular bridal skin treatments available today?
Oxygen therapy with Mesoporation
Oxygen therapy is based on the principle that the body’s cells need oxygen to sustain life and vitality. During the procedure, the skin is refreshed with an oxygen jet that delivers concentrated oxygen with pressure on the skin. This enhances penetration, stimulating the skin cells’ metabolic processes. The cells remove metabolic products and dead, dull cells from the skin surface, making it look fresher. It’s like spraying the skin with a magic elixir of life. This is followed by the application of a skin brightening solution—a cocktail of vitamins, micronutrients, amino acids and antioxidants—on the face that penetrates into the deeper layers with a mesoporation device. The end result is a rejuvenated and smooth look with a reduction in fine lines and open pores. This procedure can be repeated every 15days to maintain the effect.
Keeping the time gap between sessions in mind, it’s wise to meet your dermatologist at least three months—if not earlier—before the wedding. Immediately after the procedure the face may look a little bumpy and red at the injection sites with an occasional bruise. Therefore, it’s not advisable to have the last session close to the D Day. Make sure you have your last session at least ten days before the wedding. The back of the hands can also be treated for a plumper appearance. Some brides also have fillers on the upper chest if they plan on wearing dresses with plunging necklines.
You can achieve longer lasting results with newer skin booster injections. The skin is injected with Hyaluronic Acid, a natural constituent of the skin that is lost with aging. Hyaluronic Acid binds and holds water in the skin, improving hydration and restoring a glow by naturally smoothening it from within. Multiple tiny injections are given in the skin after numbing it for 45 minutes to an hour to reduce discomfort. The injections are spaced at three-four weeks for three sessions and repeat sessions are needed no earlier than six months. So with just three sessions brides can sit back and relax, without having to worry about their skin and further visits to the clinic. Plus they can easily tide over the first six months when there’s a flurry of post wedding get-togethers.
Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP)
Also called the Vampire Face Lift, it’s a relatively new therapy. It’s called so because a small quantity of your own blood is removed and centrifuged to separate red cells from the plasma. It is then re-injected into the skin on your face. This platelet-rich plasma contains growth factors that stimulate skin regeneration. The procedure helps the skin regain its vitality and becomes more smooth and elastic. There is also an improvement in skin tone and color, and the best part is that there’s no risk of an allergic reactions. Three sessions are given at an interval of four-eight weeks. It’s best to have the last session ten days before your big day.