Dr. Diane Wong shares her top four skin treatments for brides-to-be.
By Andrea Karr
Looking for that wow factor? It's time to bring in the pros. Dr. Diane Wong, founder and medical director of Glow Medi Spa, which recently opened its flagship location in Markham, lists her favourite pre-wedding treatments.
1) Facials and/or peels. The entry point for brides looking for a refresh, customized facials with medical-grade products can cleanse, brighten and hydrate the skin. But if your face needs something stronger, try a chemical peel instead. Ideally, you'll book four to six spa visits in the months before you walk down the aisle.
2) Botox. "Many women notice frown lines and wrinkles around the eyes in their photos or videos and then worry about their wedding pictures," Wong says. "A little bit of Botox can relax the muscles on the forehead, between the brows and around the eyes to soften your look and make your eyes brighter." It takes several days to kick in, so book an appointment for at least two weeks before your wedding day.
3) OxyGeneo. "My favourite treatment for first-time clients. OxyGeneo oxygenates, exfoliates and infuses ingredients into the skin for a glowy look, even after only one visit," Wong says. If you need a quick fix, this super facial is for you.
4) Intense Pulsed Light. For any bride looking to minimize dark spots and redness, this light-based therapy can make a big difference. "It's one of those wow treatments," Wong says. "It really changes the surface of the skin." You'll likely need several sessions spaced a few weeks apart to get full results.
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