There are few absolute truths in life, but Dr. Henry Garazo believes one of them is that every bride should feel beautiful on her wedding day. Unfortunately, wedding planning and stress go hand in hand, so many brides battle inflammation, dull skin, and a tired appearance in the weeks leading up to their wedding.
Dr. Garazo has been helping local brides get camera-ready for many years, and he’s committed to providing the best low-commitment beauty solutions for busy brides who want to feel great about they way they look on their wedding day.
HydraFacial: Own the room with a gorgeous glow (and no downtime!)
One of Dr. Garazo’s favorite treatments for brides is HydraFacial MD®, an incredibly gentle though powerful facial system that can be fully customized to each individual.
This multi-step facial system uses a continuous jet of water to gently exfoliate the skin and nourish it with antioxidants and corrective serums, which are customized to match your skin type and concerns. It’s a great way to clear pores, remove dead skin cells, and improve the overall appearance and health of your skin—and it’s safe for all skin types.
Why brides love it: Treatment is quick and there is no downtime, so HydraFacial can be performed up to just a few days before the wedding. That said, if you are trying it for the first time and want to be sure you like the effects, try one a few months ahead of time. Then you can boost your skin even more with a second HydraFacial in your pre-wedding week.
Microneedling with PRP: Reclaim healthy, radiant skin
It’s a rare individual who can boast flawless skin. The rest of us have a few acne scars, fine lines, or other blemishes to deal with. But thanks to modern technology and a better understanding of the skin, we now have many options for improving these concerns without more invasive measures or artificial products.
Microneedling with platelet rich plasma (PRP) uses your own platelets to stimulate cell renewal in your skin, effectively “healing” it and improving signs of aging, dullness, and blemishes.
Why brides love it: There is very low risk of an adverse reaction because the treatments uses your platelets separated from your blood. After just a few days, most patients begin seeing a new glow and improvements in skin tone and texture gradually appear over the course of a couple weeks.
Latisse: Get big, bold lashes (without the hassle of falsies)
False eyelashes can take any makeup look up a few notches, but these beauty staples can be uncomfortable and heavy—and the risk of a malfunction is a scary prospect for a bride facing flashing cameras.
Latisse eyelash enhancement is an at-home serum that is applied daily to stimulate eyelash growth, volume, and darkness.
Why brides love it: It can take up to 16 weeks of use to see optimal results, but it’s worth it! Most patients report thicker, more dramatic-looking lashes—and they are the perfect frame for your bridal beauty look.
Medical-grade skincare: Enjoy awesome skin year-round
Whether your wedding is next month or next year, medical-grade skincare can help your skin look its best for the occasion and beyond. Available only through physicians, these top-drawer skin products work better than OTC skin care for two primary reasons. First, since a doctor is recommending them for the right skin types and supervising their use, the products can use higher concentrations of active ingredients. Secondly, they are clinically-proven to yield results—otherwise doctors wouldn’t bother with them in the first place.
Plus, when you purchase skincare from a board certified plastic surgeon, you can feel confident that you are receiving expert advice and product recommendations for your skin type and concerns.
Why brides love it: Drugstore products can be hit or miss—and while some are simply ineffective, others can harm your skin or cause breakouts. Consulting with a physician or medical aesthetician about your skin and what medical-grade products are the best option for you is a great way to minimize risk and optimize reward.
Make Dr. Garazo & his talented staff part of your wedding team
If you are in or around Hagerstown and getting ready for your wedding, contact Dr. Garazo today! He would love to help you feel like the most beautiful bride in the world on your special day.