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Wedding Prep for Brides & Moms

When all eyes are on the bride, you deserve to look & feel your absolute best! The skincare experts at Dermatology & Laser of Alabama are here to help with our bridal beauty guide.

Whether you have a year to go or just a few months before the big day, here are a few suggestions to help plan your wedding skincare timeline:



We make it easy for you

Our VIP Membership gives access to exclusive pricing on products, procedures, & more! We often recommend either a 6-month or 12-month VIP Glow membership for our brides, depending on your event timeline.

Our aestheticians can help you choose skincare products and treatments that deeply cleanse, exfoliate, hydrate, and soothe your skin, building on each appointment to help you achieve the best results.

It’s also a great way to practice self-care in a busy wedding planning season! Starting (or simply ramping up) a beauty regimen is an opportunity to relax and enjoy a bit of pampering ahead of your big day.



Your Wedding Skincare Timeline

Planning ahead is essential. If you’re getting ready for an event, you’ll want to start a few months in advance. A wedding date gives you a deadline & forces you to take action!


12 Months Before

Make a consultation appointment to get an effective skincare routine customized for your skin concerns.  Some treatments take time—up to several months—and you certainly want a game plan.

Dermal fillers can be used to restore volume and soften folds. Fill tear troughs, plump the lips, and create a more defined cheekbone or jawline. It’s best to come in for filler soon after the engagement; this allows for time to slowly build filler up over months, for a more subtle & natural look.

Now is a great time to commit to a plan that will treat any underlying conditions, such as acne or rosacea. You can also learn about pre-wedding skincare treatments you might be interested in.


8-10 Months Before

Begin a series of laser treatments to build collagen & target specific skin issues, as you’ll have time to see how your skin reacts. Results are best in series. As we like to say – one is a treat, but three is a treatment.

Clear + Brilliant and Vbeam are great options for this stage, to improve skin texture, redness, pigmentation, and pores. You still have enough time to complete treatments and give your skin any downtime it needs.

Planning a tropical honeymoon? Consider laser hair removal. It typically takes six sessions spaced six weeks apart to see near-permanent results. We also offer several body-shaping services to remove stubborn fat, smooth cellulite, and tighten up loose skin.


5-6 Months Before

Consider a VI Peel to brighten your complexion. Chemical peels are ideal to combat multiple skin issues; sun damage, hyperpigmentation, acne, fine lines and wrinkles, uneven skin, and more.

Looking to smooth fine lines? It’s best to begin Botox injections—especially if you’re a new patient—at least six months prior to your wedding date to perfect your treatment.


3-4 Months Before

By now, your skin should be reaping the benefits of a streamlined, consistent skincare routine. You’ll likely be seeing clearer, brighter, and firmer skin.

This would also be a great time to touch up your injectables. As you approach the wedding day, schedule your last Botox appointment no later than one month prior. This will give you that two-week period for it to take full effect, and you’ll still have an extra buffer of time in case anything needs to be slightly tweaked.

Be sure to plan your treatments around wedding festivities such as bachelorette trips & bridal showers!


1-2 Weeks Before

Try to manage stress levels and continue with your established skincare routine.

Pro tip: Avoid any ingredients that can cause excessive inflammation, such as sugar & saturated fats. Your dedication to healthy skin will have your complexion glowing!

Enjoy a relaxing HydraFacial or JetFusion treatment to boost hydration before a weekend of celebration! Start the next season of life feeling refreshed, confident, and absolutely radiant.


We’re here to help

Don’t wait until the last minute to take time for yourself! We know wedding planning can be stressful, which is why we are proud to help serve brides and their families.

At DLA, we offer all you need for beautiful, glowing skin – cosmetic dermatology, aesthetic treatments, a state-of-the-art laser center, plus a dedicated SkinCeuticals Flagship store.

Whether you’re here for filler, laser, CoolSculpting, or skincare, we’re committed to providing top-notch care & excellent results every step of the way.


Get started today

Ready to feel confident with your skin? Schedule a consultation to create a skincare treatment plan that will help you look & feel like the best version of YOU on your wedding day.