Getting that flawless look for your wedding day

Skincare Matters

with Michelle Vernon

Sunday, July 02, 2017

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WEDDING season has begun! Every bride is thinking about the look of her hair, dress, wedding venue. And now, more than ever, is concerned about her skin or body, and how it will fit in her wedding dress.

Planning a wedding can cause your body to do crazy things due to the stress incurred with the desire to have the perfect day. So, whether you're getting married in six months, a month, or two weeks, there are ways to help you get picture-perfect for your special day.

Here are three services at which we recommend that you take a closer look:

Laser lipo

This pain-free and convenient treatment is designed to combat the most stubborn fat. People can expect to see results after just one treatment.

The treatment works by emitting laser light that heats up fats cells, forcing them to implode, and then they are transferred into the lymphatic system. This treatment is best for people that are within their ideal weight and want to lose excess fat.

A typical treatment can last between 30 to 40 minutes and is done every three to five days, for a minimum of six to eight consecutive sessions.

So if you are looking to get rid of that bulge, this treatment may be right for you.


On your big day it's all about you, with countless photos that will last a lifetime.

The underlying stress and anxiety that go into planning sometimes take a toll and reveals itself with premature wrinkles and laugh lines. If you'd like to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, microneedling would be a great service to get.

Treatment is done four weeks apart, depending on what you're treating, and most people will require somewhere between two to four treatments.

Therefore, if your wedding is within a few weeks, you may want to opt for pairing microneedling with advanced topicals that will boost your results, for a quicker effect.

Laser hair removal

If you are like most females that loathe shaving and suffer from the side effects such as ingrown hairs, razor bumps, and discolouration, maybe it is time you consider laser hair removal.

The benefits are not limited to only permanent hair reduction, but also include skin tightening, as the laser light stimulates collagen production to strengthen skin.

The laser light also targets melanin to help reduce the pigmentation disorders associated with shaving and skin care, giving you clearer, brighter skin. Another added benefit is that the heat associated with the light which the laser omits is antibacterial, destroying bacteria that causes folliculitis or razor bumps.

For the treatment of razor bumps, you'll notice results after the first treatment. For treatment of pigmentation disorders, you'll notice significant results after three sessions; while for permanent hair removal you need a minimum of six to eight treatments, spaced four weeks apart.

Michelle Vernon is a licensed aesthetician who operates the Body Studio Skincare located at 23 Central Plaza, Kingston 10, and Fairview Shopping Centre, Montego Bay. She may be reached at telephone 908-0438 or 684-9800; IG @bodystudioskincare ; E-mail: ; Website:

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