Getting Ready for Weddings and Reunions

For a major update on your skin, you’ll want to talk to your dermatologist 6-12 months in advance if you are over 40. That will give you time to let any laser work develop (many lasers take 3-6 months to see full results) and to make sure you like any Botox or fillers that you might want.


As you approach the date of the wedding or reunion, make sure any injectable appointments are at least 2-3 weeks from the date just in case you get a dark purple bruise. Don’t change any products in the 2 week window before the event. It’s okay to get a microdermabrasion or facial 1 week before, especially if you know the aesthetician and how your skin does with her products. Then…..relax and have fun!!!


See Dr. Irwin’s article Skin Rejuvenation Plans on a Budget.  She describes several plans for improving your skin on different budgets.

Dr. Brandith Irwin, MD

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