The Savvy Bride’s Guide to Non-Surgical Pre-Wedding Treatments

17 October 2019

When you’re planning your wedding, there’s so much to think about, some very important elements and others less so. Knowing that this will be the one day when you’ll be happy to have all eyes on you, feeling and looking your absolute best is, naturally, high on the list of priorities for most brides.

You will invest a lot of time and money getting the perfect dress, but what everyone will be looking at is you. So, today on the Renew Skin Clinic blog, we want to share with you our guide to the best non-surgical pre-wedding treatments that will help you glow from the inside out.

Body Contouring

One of the first areas a lot of brides consider when planning to prepare themselves for their wedding is their weight, or shape, as the case may be. It’s natural that we all want to look slim and trim in our beautiful wedding gown, so many brides intend to lose a couple of pounds before their wedding day.

If you’re hitting the gym and watching what you eat but it’s taking longer than you’d like to start seeing results, we have a number of treatments that can help in this regard. While our treatments don’t specifically help you lose weight, they can help you lose inches and give you a better shape while tackling cellulite.

Icoone / Endermologie

Icoone and Endermologie treatments (Cellulite and Inch loss) are available Renew Skin Clinic Dublin and Naas.  During your treatment, which lasts about an hour, a massaging head is moved over the areas to be treated. It can have fast results on even the most stubborn areas like the tummy and hip areas.

Body Ballancer

The Body Ballancer is another treatment that can help support your efforts to look trim on your wedding day. An all over treatment, the Body Ballancer stimulates circulation, helping to decongest your lymphatic system and encouraging the removal of toxins. This helps your skin to glow and prevents water retention. 


Finally, if you’re already in good shape but you have one stubborn area that just won’t seem to shift no matter what you do, Coolsculpting is the treatment for you. Coolsculpting is a revolutionary fat freezing treatment that freezes the fat cells so that they can be metabolised by the body ensuring that they do not return to the same site.  

If you’re considering a body contouring treatment, you may need a course of treatments to achieve your goals. Also, while the Body Ballancer gives immediate results, it can take a number of treatments and some time before the full impact of Endermologie and Coolsculpting is noticeable.

The results from Coolsculpting are noticeable after three weeks, but you will notice the biggest difference after three months. For this reason, plan to schedule your treatment to begin at least three months before your wedding day.

Facial Rejuvenation

We all have this idea of how a bride should look. Youthful, radiant and happy. While no doubt the happy aspect will take care of itself on your big day, with many of us marrying at an older age, the youthful, radiant piece is something many of us could use a helping hand with.

While we have a wide range of treatments at Renew Skin Clinic which will help you look your best on your wedding day, we don’t have room to mention them all. Instead, we have chosen just three facial treatments which consistently deliver impressive results for our clients time and again.


When you’re planning an event as important as your wedding, you need to be sure that you choose the right facial. When you go to any beauticians, spa or aesthetic clinic, there are lots of options to choose from. This can be overwhelming. However, a medical facial is different. It will give you proven results that don’t just improve the surface appearance of your skin, it actually works at a cellular level to exact real positive change in your skin.

OxyGeneo is our 3 in 1 super facial that is ideal in the lead up to any event, but particularly your wedding. You can choose between two active ingredients for your OxyGeneo treatment, either NeoRevive or NeoBright. The first active ingredient works to breathe new life into your skin with its anti-aging effect while the NeoBright brightens the skin and improves texture.

An OxyGeneo facial exfoliates, oxygenates the skin and infuses the active ingredient into the skin to give tighter, brighter skin that glows from within. There is no downtime involved with an OxyGeneo facial but it’s always best not to do anything with your skin just before your wedding, so you can book it about two weeks before for best results.


Ultherapy is a non-surgical rejuvenating skin treatment which uses ultrasound technology to stimulate collagen production deep within the skin. It is an ideal treatment for brides who would like to lift and tighten the skin around their neck, cheek and brow areas. If your wedding dress has a low neckline and you’re concerned about your décolletage, Ultherapy can have great results here too.

This treatment which takes between an hour to an hour and a half should be performed about six months before your wedding so that the skin has enough time to truly rejuvenate. When your body produces new collagen and elastin, the skin that has been treated with Ultherapy will be tighter, firmer and will have fewer lines and wrinkles. Perfect for your big day!


Another treatment that is ideal for brides planning to look their best on their wedding day is mesotherapy. Mesotherapy is a non-invasive treatment that involves the injection of a potent solution of vitamins, minerals, amino acids and hyaluronic acid to various points of the face. These tiny injections are targeted at the mesoderm where they stimulate the skin’s natural rejuvenation process. The injection of vitamins, minerals, amino acids and hyaluronic acid all help to give better tone, reduce scarring and fine lines, improve the skin’s texture and brighten, tighten and revive the skin.

While the use of needles in this treatment can cause slight bruising, this will go down after a day or two. To get the full benefit of mesotherapy, we usually recommend 5 treatments spread over 5 weeks, so this is another treatment you need to plan in advance of your wedding.

Laser Hair Removal

If you don’t want the hassle of hair removal in the approach to your wedding (and on your honeymoon), laser hair removal treatments can take this task off your to-do list. Let’s face it, hair removal is an annoying element of our grooming routine. It’s tedious, often uncomfortable – and never-ending! Unless that is, you opt for a more permanent approach.

Medical laser hair removal can remove up to 50% of the hair within three treatments. However, six treatments are recommended to achieve optimal results for most people.

This safe, non-invasive treatment uses high energy pulsed light to target the melanin in the hair follicle and impede future growth. After 6 sessions most people can expect to have a reduction of 80 – 90% in hair growth which is sustainable with one top-up session per year.

Laser hair removal is more permanent than other hair removal techniques. Another benefit is that it's not accompanied by the unsightly and painful ingrown hairs that can result from other treatments. 

A Personalised Approach

Remember that every bride is different. While we all want to look our best, what we need to help get us there can differ from person to person. All our staff here at Renew Skin Clinic are qualified doctors or nurses and each member of the team has extensive experience behind them. So, if you’ve just gotten engaged or are deep in the throes of wedding planning, why not make an appointment with your local Renew Skin Clinic.

At your first appointment we will perform a no-pressure consultation. We will discuss what you hope to achieve and the best way for you to achieve those results. Some of the treatments mentioned above may be right for you, but we also have lots of other treatments that tackle specific skin concerns. Remember, that the skin grows slowly, so allow enough time to have your treatments and let the skin rejuvenate. The earlier you contact us, the better. And in the meantime, enjoy the wedding planning!