Skip going under the knife with these non-invasive procedures that will make you feel fabulous in time for your W-day!
Every woman wants to look - and feel! - her beautiful best on her wedding day, but for some it's not so simple. Surprisingly common problems, such as uncontrollable sweating, loose skin caused by weight loss and excess body hair, can all result in brides-to-be dreading the spotlight being on them for the day, rather than relishing it.
However, help is at hand! There are a variety of non-surgical treatments available for women who want to control their body hang-ups - and Transform's brand-new Non-Surgical Treamtent Guide has made finding out what options are available easier than ever before.
The five most common hang-ups brides want to fix before their wedding days are outlined below - if you want more information, click here.
Lines and wrinkles
For those who have always wanted to tackle visible lines and wrinkles on the face, there are a number of options available. Those over 35 years should opt for a skin tightening treatment such as EndyMed, designed to painlessly plump and redefine the shape of your face and neck.
For those younger in need of a more subtle lift, a chemical facial peels to remove any dead cells from the skin’s surface leaving it smooth, healthy and rejuvenated.
For brides looking to slim down before the event, CoolSculpt, commonly referred to as non-surgical lipo, targets stubborn pockets of fat in areas such as the stomach, up back, lower back and thighs, perfect for those whose dresses show a little more flesh.
The treatment also works for those who may have already done a great job at trimming down their waistline, but would still like the skin around these weight loss areas to appear tighter and firmer.
Ultherapy skin lifting is a non-invasive treatment that uses focused ultrasound energy to lift and tighten the skin. It works by bypassing the surface of the skin to deliver the right amount of ultrasound energy at the right depths and temperature to stimulate collagen growth.
Patients can achieve younger-looking skin in just one treatment and is perfect if you’re not quite ready for surgery, but want to lift and tighten the skin on your neck, chin and brow.
Excessive sweating, or hyperhidrosis, is caused by over activity in the sweat glands which can produce sweat in greater amounts than the body requires. Though not an openly talked about topic, it is something many men and women suffer from and can cause daily embarrassment, especially for those who suffer and are worried about potential nerves on their wedding day.
Botox is used as an effective treatment against excessive sweating, common areas to treat include the armpits or hands. Botox is injected into sweat glands to block the nerve impulses that cause your body to sweat without affecting other nerve functions. It is recommended that patients opt for the treatment at 10 days before their special occasion to benefit from its full effects.
If you want to feel smooth and be hair free on your wedding day, it’s best to prepare as early as possible. Laser hair removal is a highly effective (and cost effective) long-term solution for unwanted body hair.
Although the most common areas for the treatment is the face, legs, underarm and bikini area, the procedure can remove hair from virtually any part of the body. With hardly any recovery time, it’s something every bride should consider.
Other problem areas for brides also include skin pigmentation, acne caring, unwanted moles and vein problem, all of which there is a solution for.
Shami Thomas from Transform says: “Brides can often feel under extreme to pressure to look their very best on what should be the happiest day of their lives, but can often cause unnecessary added stress on top of other preparations for the big day. It’s important that brides-to-be are aware of the many beauty treatments available that can be had months and weeks in advance ahead of the big day. Opting for such treatments can save valuable time, rather than having to schedule in time for a last minute beauty routine".
For more information, visit the Transform website.