9 Must-Have Cosmetic Procedures Before Your Wedding

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The days and months leading up to a wedding can be stressful, full of long nights planning everything from seating arrangements, to picking out flowers, and finalizing menus. Eating well, staying hydrated, and getting enough rest and sleep in the months leading up to the big day can often fall by the wayside, taking a toll on the skin. Board-certified dermatologist Dr. Melda Isaac offers a range of cosmetic skincare procedures, including chemical peels and fillers such as Restylane®, at her Washington, D.C. practice.

Remove ‘Worry Lines’ With BOTOX®

BOTOX injections can help a bride-to-be achieve a smooth and polished complexion before her big day. BOTOX injections minimize expression lines, such as worry lines between the eyes, crow’s feet, and forehead wrinkles. To ensure you’re looking your best on the day of your wedding, make a BOTOX appointment with Dr. Isaac 3 months before the wedding.

In addition to minimizing dynamic wrinkles, BOTOX—along with Dysport® and XEOMIN®—can also treat:

  • bunny lines (on the bridge of the nose)
  • gummy smile
  • dimpled chin

Get a Pre-Wedding Glow with a Chemical Peel

Chemical peels minimize and correct a number of skin problems before a bride walks down the aisle. A pre-wedding chemical peel can:

  • reduce age spots
  • minimize freckles
  • reduce dark spots
  • treat some forms of acne

For best results, schedule a chemical peel 3 months before the wedding.


Regularly exfoliating the skin is essential in order to clear away the dead skin cells and residue that regular cleansing can leave behind from makeup, moisturizers, and environmental pollutants. A Dermasweep microdermabrasion treatment with Dr. Isaac can help to reduce blemishes, ease the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, and result in generally smoother, more vibrant looking skin. A Dermasweep treatment should be scheduled six months before the wedding date, and typically requires several successive treatments.

Restylane and Sculptra® Aesthetic

Cosmetic injections are an excellent solution for a busy bride to be up against a tight deadline. Dermal fillers, such as Restylane and Sculptra, can help fill out wrinkles, plump up the lips, and reduce laugh lines. The ideal timeline is at least a month before the wedding, and can be completed in under an hour (allow time for swelling and redness to fade).

IPL Photorejuvenation

Intense pulsed light (IPL) treatments can minimize the appearance of unwanted blemishes so your skin looks beautiful on your wedding day. Similar to laser skin treatments, IPL uses broad-spectrum light energy to address skin discoloration concerns including:

  • reduce age spots
  • freckles
  • dark spots

IPL is also a treatment alternative to reduce acne. Plan an appointment one to six months ahead of the wedding day.

Laser Hair Removal

You’ve got enough to worry about without having to deal with the hassle of  shaving or tweezing on the day of your wedding. Laser hair removal significantly reduces unwanted hair on your legs, arms, the bikini line, and face.

Because a series of treatments are needed to produce  the desired results, it’s important you schedule your first appointment several months before the wedding day.


Brides love having thick, long, dark eyelashes as they gaze into their betrothed eyes. Latisse is an FDA-approved prescription drug that you apply to your upper eyelashes once a day. If you start using Latisse 1 to 6 months before your wedding day, you’ll have the gorgeous lashes you want.


A soothing facial is a great way to relax amid the stress of preparing for your wedding. At our dermatology practice in DC, we offer a menu of facials which each have a specific purpose. Depending on the facial, you can reduce acne, improve the skin’s overall tone and texture, calm inflamed skin, or simply just refresh its appearance.

Plan an scheduling an appointment 1 to 6 months before the wedding day.

Schedule Your Consultation

For more information on how you can look and feel your best before your wedding day, contact Dr. Isaac at MI Skin Dermatology Center today at (202) 393-7546 to request a consultation.

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