While we all would love to look our best always, it is the big events in our lives like wedding, anniversary or milestone birthdays which bring out the desire in all of us to look absolutely perfect.
Whether your D-Day becomes a doom’s day or a dream day depends on your understanding of what you should do and what you should not do for your skin and hair in the time that may be available to you. So let’s figure out the what, how and most importantly the when of it.
It’s 6 Months to D-Day
It’s time to go back to a healthy routine and carry out procedures that may need serious time commitments.
Step 1: Visit a dermatologist
A skin specialist will help you re-establish a skin and hair care routine after a detailed discussion and scientific analysis. There is no better treatment for healthy skin and hair than every day care. The skin and hair specialist will analyze your skin and hair, understand your concerns and possibly prescribe topical creams and oral supplements and medications. This, of course, would be in addition to a routine of cleansing – toning – moisturizing and protecting your skin from the sun. Also do not forget your hands and feet in your everyday routine. To make sure you make the most of this visit, here are a few tips on how to make your next dermatologist visit 10 times more effective.
In times like these, you can also go for an online consultation. Here’s how you can get an online skin consultation or online hair consultation with me – The Personal Touch
Step 2: Clean up your life style.
No amount of skin and hair care can substitute for a healthy lifestyle. Ensure that you focus on the below simple things in life.
a. Eat – A Healthy Balanced Diet
b. Sleep – 8 Hours a Night
c. Meditate – Engage in activities that de-stress you
d. Exercise – Surest way to regulate all the health parameters of your body
e. Avoid alcohol and tobacco.
f. Hydrate – drink your 2 litres of water a day
Step 3: Long Term Aesthetic Treatments
If you have any beauty or health needs that require a long term commitment it is now time to engage in them. Typical skin and hair procedures that require long term commitment and multiple visits to a dermatologist are:
1.Hair Rejuvenation: Typically most hair rejuvenation techniques PRP or Meso Therapy require anywhere between 4 to 8 sessions which need to be spaced about 21 days apart.
2. Permanent Hair Removal: Laser Hair Removal is the most established method of getting rid of unwanted hair permanently, but this, too takes a minimum of 6 sessions which are spaced about 21 days apart.
3.Non Invasive Skin Tightening: Any non-invasive skin tightening procedure like HIFU needs time to show results and also the procedures need to be often spaced 3 to 6 months apart.
4.Laser Tattoo Removal: Again a high commitment item which needs anywhere between 8 and 12 sessions to get rid of tattoos. Also each session needs to be spaced a minimum of 15 days apart. InUrSkn is one of the clinics that provides tattoo removal in Mumbai.
(I would be remiss if I did not point out that InUrSkn offers all of these treatments in a world class environment with the best in class technology)
It’s 3 Months to D-Day
It’s now time to stop experimenting and carry out skin rejuvenation procedures that show relatively quicker yet lasting results.
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Step 4: Stop the experiments and salon treatments for your skin and hair
Salon and unproven household treatments need to stop as you stand a chance to ruin your big day because of an adverse reaction. Here are some thoughts for you:
Step 5: Skin & Hair Rejuvenation Time
In addition to a skin and hair care routine it may be time to consider procedures that can help you with specific concerns. A qualified skin and hair doctor can help you identify exactly what can help your condition. Here’s a quick list for you to consider:
1.Basic Skin Clean-Up & Exfoliation: A good medical face clean-up is highly recommended to get rid of blackheads, whiteheads and commedones. This prevents acne outbreaks. Also microdermabrasion can help you keep your skin fresh and supple.
2.Moisturizing the Skin: There are procedures like Ionization which leave the skin supple and soft.
3.Marks and Scars Reduction: These are more aggressive procedures like micro-needling along with PRP, which are highly recommended, provided one has the necessary time for it.
4.Skin Toning & De-Tanning: There are procedures like Laser Skin Toning and Medical Peels that can do wonders for improving the tone and health of your skin.
But remember that skin and hair rejuvenation procedures are additive in nature and you may need multiple sessions spaced many days apart to help meet your expected goals, so it pays to start early.
(On a side note : At InUrSkn we have some of the most advanced Lasers to deal with pigmentation issues which are proven to be extremely effective. You may want to watch some of the videos of the “Advantages of Laser Skin Rejuventation” or “What is Laser Skin Rejuvenation like?”)
It’s 1 Month to D-Day
Last chance to make any substantial corrections and to let your skin and hair shine through.
Step 6: Anti-Ageing Injectable Treatments
If you have any major concerns related to signs of ageing like drooping skin, hollow cheeks, wrinkles etc. now would be the time to engage in an injectable treatment like BTX or Dermal Fillers. These procedures show near instant results but the best results take up-to a month to start showing. A qualified dermatologist can help you meet your expectations with absolutely minimum intervention.
Step 7: Letting your skin and hair shine through
Stay on track with your skin and hair care routine and only go to a dermatologist for mild and touch up treatments.
It’s 1 Week to D-Day
It’s time to enjoy the fruits of your labour. You can choose to visit your dermatologist one last time about 3 days before the main event to carry out the mildest form of skin rejuvenation treatment like Laser Skin Rejuvenation. This will help you ‘glow’ on your big day.
While I understand that this is not a complete list of things that one can and cannot do to achieve their desired skin and hair, it still gives a pretty good idea of what one needs to do and can expect.
In the end do remember that what puts the dream in your D-Day is you and the people around you.
The objective of this article is to educate the reader and help them undertake appropriate skin and hair care routines for special occasions under the guidance of a trained dermatologist. It is not meant to be used by patients for self-diagnosis or for avoiding proper medical treatment. The images used in the above blog are only for visual representation purposes. Actual procedure and results may vary from patient to patient.
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How InUrSkn can help:
Preparing for a big occasion and want to visit a dermatologist? InUrSkin is the best skin and hair clinic in Mumbai you can go to. Whether you are looking for tattoo removal in Mumbai or skin tightening in Mumbai, InUrSkn provides all these services at affordable rates. Want a blemish-free, naturally glowing skin before your D-Day? You can go for a laser skin whitening and laser skin toning in Mumbai at InUrSkn. We also offer the best anti-ageing treatment in Powai, Mumbai, including procedures like dermal fillers and non-surgical facelifts.