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a lot of effort, which includes knowing what go in for. Top dermatologists reveal their navigation strategies for bridesto-be on charting through the sea of different treatments.They also share key advice on when is the right time to embark on the beauty getaway and what therapies are hot. When to start Dr Stuti Khare, M.D. Dermatologist, Founder of Elements of Aesthetic, affirms the trend and says, “Pre-bridal beauty is becoming increasingly popular, and with so many treatments available, it’s no wonder why. From improving skin and hair health to achieving ideal body weight, everyone wants to look their best on their big day. However, most treatments require multiple sessions to provide the best results and bookings are often made six months in advance Plus, every individual has different needs, issues to address, and goals to achieve. Therefore, it’s essential to plan your skincare routine, ideally three to six months before you start.” She adds why it can’t be a last-minute rush to get some crash-beauty plans into your schedule., “Many people who are planning their destination wedding are concerned about how their skin will look once they arrive at the destination, as the climate can be quite different there. As the wedding date approaches, getting enough sleep becomes a challenge. Therefore, my only advice is to avoid any severe treatments as the wedding day draws near. Hydrate well, rest well, maintain your skincare routine and don’t make any changes in your skincare routine or treatment at the last moment.” Dr Madhu Chopra, ace dermatologist and actress Priyanka Chopra’s mother also adds: “Preparing for a wedding is an important process that should start three to six months in advance. For brides, laser hair reduction is a recommended option for hygiene and comfort. It’s also important to customize skincare routines based on skin type, including getting adequate sleep, drinking enough water, following a diet rich in fruits, scheduling regular cleanups and medical facials, and treating any scars.” Dr Kiran Sethi sounds a note of caution: “For brides with specific skin concerns like pigmentation, acne, enlarged pores, and scars, a more comprehensive skincare approach is needed. Ideally, a three-month lead time before the wedding is recommended to address these concerns effectively with targeted treatments like chemical peels, microdermabrasion, or laser therapy can make a significant difference in achieving flawless skin,” she says. Micro-needling to thread lifts: What’s popular Dr Chopra says, “If you’re planning a resort holiday, it’s important to make sure your skin is ready for beach activities. Achieving a hair-free body and an even skin tone can add to the charm of your holiday, and body polishes can make your skin radiant. Using vitamins, antioxidants, hydrating moisturizers, sunscreen, and vitamin C serums can also make your skin look beautiful and healthy. Dr Khare breaks down the two types of treatments: dermatologytreatments and cosmetictreatments.She explains, “Dermatology treatments are necessary if you’re dealing with issues like acne, hair loss, or other skin or hair problems. If you want to undergo healing treatments, it’s important to start at least six months early, if not earlier, as they often require multiple sessions. These include PRP, Microneedling, Lasers for scar and pigmentation reduction, etc. On the other hand, cosmetic treatments include peels, brightening facials, laser hair reduction, Botox, Fillers, Threadlift, HIFU (High intensity focused ultrasound), Body Sculpting and even IV drips. Nowadays, many people are opting for IV glutathione drips to enhance overall health. There are various types of IV drips available for different purposes, such as anti-ageing, energy, and weight loss. Laser hair reduction is another popular treatment that almost every bride and groom opts for, in order to have hair-free skin. Many also take supplements like glutathione, vitamin C, multivitamins, and amino acids, as all of these can help make the skin look brighter and improve its suppleness.” Key advice: Also look to address long-term concerns While getting that pre-bridal glow we all want for our big day, let’s go deeper than opting for pre-bridal vacations that include spa treatments and salon facials to relax and rejuvenate, says Dr Sethi. “These treatments may provide temporary benefits, but they often fall short of addressing deeper skin concerns such as pigmentation, acne, pores, and scars. It’s better to explore a more holistic approach to prebridal skincare and wellness, highlighting treatments that offer long-lasting results and enhance not just the wedding day, but the honeymoon and through life beyond. “ Pictures courtesy: Sanjana Arora Pictures courtesy: Camlition Productions Pictures courtesy: Camlition Productions 14|LUXEBOOK|OCTOBER 2023 OCTOBER 2023 |LUXEBOOK|15