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  • Writer's pictureIren Urdova

Getting Ready for Your Big Day: All About Botox and Fillers!

Updated: Apr 2

Your special day is just around the corner, and after your makeup trial, you might have noticed a few imperfections on your skin that you think Botox or fillers could help with. While these treatments can indeed provide a fresher appearance, they also come with long-term commitments that might catch you off guard. Botox and fillers can be perfect for you, or maybe not so perfect—it all depends on your individual needs and preferences. In this blog post, I'll share my insights gained over the years about Botox and fillers, along with valuable tips on how to schedule your procedures effectively.

If you're considering Botox to address fine lines on your forehead and between your eyebrows, it's essential to approach the decision with careful consideration. While Botox can work wonders for smoothing out these areas, I suggest exercising caution when it comes to treating around the eyes, particularly crow's feet. Altering this area can inadvertently affect your smile, potentially giving it a cheekier appearance than desired. Before diving into any Botox treatment plan, I highly recommend scheduling a consultation at your preferred medical spa to explore your options thoroughly. While Botox offers a quick and effective solution, there are also more natural facial treatments available, such as microcurrent therapy. This noninvasive technique utilizes tiny electrical currents to stimulate, tone, and tighten facial muscles, yielding gradual but noticeable results. Beyond Skin has done wonders to my skin with this non-invasive, painless therapy! However, it's worth noting that microcurrent therapy typically requires multiple sessions—usually between three to five—

to achieve optimal results. If time is of the essence or if you're seeking a stronger intervention to address fine lines, then Botox may be the route for you. For those considering Botox, I recommend trying the treatment at least six months before your wedding day. Botox typically wears off within three to four months, allowing you the perfect amount of time to check the results and decide whether you'd like to refresh your treatment closer to your special day. For optimal timing, schedule your Botox appointment approximately six weeks before your wedding. This timeframe allows for the full effects of the treatment to kick in within two weeks, with an additional buffer to address any necessary touch-ups or adjustments before your wedding day arrives. Keep in mind-it is addicting and you'l most likely love the appearance of your face from it (like me!) and you'l want to go back for more! If you're looking for a med spa and around the Chicago Suburbs, I cannot recommend Laccura Med Spa & Wellness more than enough.

Now, let's dive into filler! While filler can effectively address sunken areas on your face, it's essential to consider it as a secondary option. Filler stretches the skin and can create pockets, potentially leading to sagging and a more hollow appearance over time. Before turning to filler, explore alternative facial treatments like chemical peels, microneedling, or PRP to enhance skin plumpness. As for lip plumping, I can relate! Having struggled with small lips myself, filler offers a natural-looking fullness that boosts confidence. I recommend trying filler at least seven months before your wedding to allow for experimentation and decision-making before the big day. Ideally, schedule your filler appointment 1.5 months before your wedding to allow for swelling to subside and any necessary touch-ups, minimizing the risk of bruising. It's worth noting that filler is reversible and can be dissolved instantly if desired, although it can be a painful process.

While filler and Botox can work wonders for enhancing confidence and appearance, it's crucial to conduct thorough research and feel comfortable asking questions. Feel free to reach out to me for any inquiries or guidance via Instagram @highlightsbyreni. With nearly a decade of personal experience experimenting with filler and Botox, I'm here to offer helpful tips and insights if you're considering these treatments.

Disclaimer: I am not a doctor or licensed esthetician. The following information is solely based on my own personal opinions and experiences.

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Apr 02
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Thank you for the information!


Apr 01
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Beautifully written

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