Could it be possible on the ‘big day’, that you, the mother of the bride, draw almost as many compliments as your daughter. No, it just wouldn’t be right, but then again it wouldn’t really hurt anyone to look your best! Booking a rejuvenating skin treatment could become as routine as a trip to the hairdresser for the mother of the bride-to-be and not a pair of surgical scissors in sight.

 

BOTOX

This simple treatment lasting only a few minutes can brush away years within days. In its medical form, Botox has been used safely for over 30 years. On the face it works by ‘hibernating’ the specific muscles by leaving the surrounding muscles to function normally – it is a myth that facial expressions become ‘frozen’, as this will not happen when tiny amounts are expertly applied The face should look refreshed and natural.

Botox is one of the fastest growing cosmetic procedures and smoothes out frown lines and horizontal lines on the forehead, also crows feet around the eyes.

 

DERMAL FILLERS

These treatments are used for lips, wrinkles and facial contours. A naturally occurring hyaluronic acid gel is injected into the skin, which adds volume, lifting wrinkles and lines. “Patients see an immediate difference,” says Dr. John Curran a cosmetic dermatologist who operates the Aesthetic Skin Clinic in Belfast and the Channel Islands.

The treatment is relatively painless and lasts for up to 12 months or more. The effect especially when combined with the Botox, is a fresher more youthful look without the risks of surgery”.

 

Be prepared to be mistaken for the bride’s sister!