When Should You Book Your Pre-Wedding Procedures?

  • May 16, 2019

Your wedding day is one of the most significant and memorable occasions of your life. There’s nothing like saying your vows and committing to share your life with another person while your closest family members and friends surround you.

You’ll understandably want to look your best for the big day, and many brides- and grooms-to-be are increasingly seeking cosmetic treatments to help them achieve their aesthetic goals. But how far in advance should you schedule your sessions? Here’s our guide to help you add non-surgical procedures to your wedding planning checklisdt.

Chemical Peels

Three levels of treatment are available with chemical peels: mild, moderate, and deep. The level you choose will largely depend on the concerns you hope to address. For example, if you are looking to remove years of sun damage and prominent wrinkles, you may opt for a deep peel, which requires approximately two weeks of initial recovery time, followed by a period of pink delicate skin. A lighter peel that addresses more superficial concerns requires minimal  does not require any downtime for healing, since the most significant side effects are minor redness, flaking, and tingling.

If you are planning to get a deep chemical peel, it’s best to schedule it at least six four weeks before your wedding date – but since the results can continue to improve for months after the procedure, you might want to allow even more time than that.

Laser Facial Rejuvenation

In recent years, the PicoSure laser has become the gold standard in no-downtime skin revitalization. It is an effective, pain-free way to reduce wrinkles, sun damage, scarring, and uneven skin pigmentation.

Since most laser skin care patients only experience redness for a day or so after their treatment, you could schedule your PicoSure session up to two days before your wedding date if desired. However, keep in mind you may require more than one treatment with the PicoSure laser to achieve your best results. The best way to determine how many sessions you will need is to schedule an in-person consultation, so Dr. Schmidt can evaluate your skin and provide you with realistic expectations for what this treatment can do for you.


Dermal Fillers

Injectable dermal fillers have become one of the most sought-after pre-wedding procedures because they easily fit into even the most hectic schedules. One simple in-office visit can leave you looking refreshed and rejuvenated, with diminished wrinkles and improved skin volume.

Though you will notice an instant, natural-looking improvement after receiving facial fillers, many of these products work within your body to stimulate your natural collagen production, which means you will continue to notice the effects improving for weeks or even months after your treatment. Dr. Schmidt relies on his extensive training in facial anatomy to decide which products to use and where to inject them to provide you the best results, and can also recommend when to book your pre-wedding treatment session.


Nobody wants to look back through their wedding photos and realize they appear to be stressed or worried. BOTOX® and Xeomin® are effective at minimizing frown lines, crow’s feet, and furrows that form around the eye and eyebrow area, creating a more relaxed appearance. These medications work by blocking the nerve signals that cause muscles to contract, which allows the skin to smooth out naturally.

Because the effects of these injections take up to a week to reveal themselves, you may wish to plan your pre-wedding appointment at least two weeks ahead of your ceremony. If this will be your first time getting neuromodulators injected, it’s a good idea to plan a longer lead time in case you experience rare side effects such as muscle weakness.

Schedule Your Treatment Consultation With Dr. Schmidt

As one of the most highly trained cosmetic surgeons serving the Denver area, Dr. Jeffrey Schmidt has devoted his entire practice to facial rejuvenation procedures. He has honed his skills in caring for patients with a compassionate approach that puts their needs first. If you are looking for the highest standards of safety, ethics, and privacy, you will find them all at Schmidt Facial Plastic Surgery. Are you planning a wedding and want to look and feel your best? Contact us today to learn more about our non-surgical options for turning back the clock.


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