Bridal Beauty Tips From Aesthetic PA Melissa Colletti-White
With wedding season in full swing, there is no better time to discuss bridal beauty prep. To help, we checked in with our lead clinician, Melissa Colletti PA-C, for her go-to tips and recommendations. Here’s what she had to say:
1. Invest in medical-grade skincare
Melissa recommends that all brides meet with a skincare expert about one year out from their wedding to begin a medical-grade skincare regimen. Unlike products that are sold over- the-counter, items recommended in a medical setting are formulated to meet a specific standard of efficacy. This means that every bottle has to have the same level of active ingredients. Generally speaking, active ingredients are created to have low molecular weight and an advanced transdermal delivery system. This helps to ensure that the product penetrates into the skin, rather than simply sitting on top of it.
2. Consult with your injector
If you are someone who is interested in BOTOX®, Dysport®, or dermal fillers, be sure to meet with your provider well before your wedding date. For optimal results, Melissa recommends that all injectable treatments be performed six weeks before your wedding. This will give you time to heal from minor swelling or bruising, as well as to make any tweaks that may be desired in your follow up appointment.
3. Get your glow on with Aquagold
One of Melissa’s favorite pre-wedding treatments is Aquagold. This unique delivery system uses tiny, thin tubes made of 24-karat gold to infuse customized serums deep into the skin. An Aquagold treatment can be personalized depending on a patient’s needs and aesthetic goals.
Products that are typically injected, including neuromodulators such as Botox or Dysport, can be combined with hyaluronic acid and other formulas. When delivered with Aquagold, these anti-aging products are able to penetrate directly into the skin for a radiant, refined, and younger-looking appearance. Aquagold also stimulates natural collagen production to restore lost elasticity and improve overall skin health.
For patient’s interested in this treatment, Melissa recommends scheduling an appointment 3 weeks before their wedding day. (If you come earlier for your regular injectable appointment, feel free to bring it up with your provider then!)
4. Try prescription eye drops
Melissa’s final, go-to tip is to speak with a provider about Upneeq. Perfect for photos, Upneeq is the only FDA-approved prescription eye drop for low-lying lids. Designed to lift and open the eyes, Upneeq will help to ensure you look bright and awake for your big day.
BONUS TIP: Schedule a pre-wedding facial
Make room in your calendar for an invigorating HydraFacial or DiamondGlow facial with one of our talented medical aestheticians. We recommend your last facial take place 7-10 days before your wedding, especially if you have sensitive skin or are prone to redness after a treatment.