Entrust your glow up timeline to a Cosmetic Dermatologist to plan out your journey to healthy, radiant skin for your wedding day. Avoid leaving it too late as a lot of treatments require time for improvement to be seen. Ideally 12 months will give you a comfortable head start. 6 months would be the minimum if there are major issues to address. 2-3 months before will be adequate if you have minimal skin issues and just require advice regarding skin rejuvenation.

12 months before wedding

Do address any specific skin concerns with your doctor such as:

  • Active acne and oily skin
  • Eczema, rashes or allergies
  • Rosacea
  • Pigmentation such as freckles and sun spots
  • Scars such as acne scars, surgical scars or traumatic scars  
  • Unwanted tattoos
  • Unwanted moles or skin growths

Brides should prioritise healthy skin and treat or control any chronic skin conditions. Most of the above conditions will require several months of treatment to achieve good improvement. Topical creams, oral medicines or lasers can be used to achieve the desired results over a period of time.

Avoid addressing chronic skin conditions too close to the big day as there may not be enough time to address your concerns adequately. Also some of the treatments may have downtime and require time for recovery and restoration of normal skin.


3-6 months before wedding

Do start planning for treatments to brighten and rejuvenate the skin. Different types of treatments are available depending on concerns, budgets and comfort level:

Chemical peels and facials

  • Chemical peels to gently exfoliate, renew and brighten skin, helps with oily skin and acne marks
  • Hydrafacial treatments to deep cleanse, hydrate, nourish and brighten skin

Laser and Devices


  • Botox to address deep wrinkles, frown lines, and for a V shape face and glow
  • Fillers to volumise and restore facial contours, smoothen smile lines and address under eye hollows or dark eye circles
  • Rejuran injections to repair, regenerate, rejuvenate and for a lovely glow
  • Profhilo injections to hydrate intensely and stimulate new collagen remodelling
  • Collagen stimulators to boost and regenerate collagen in a natural way 
  • Skinboosters with microinjections of hyaluronic acid to increase hydration and radiance.

These injectables are reliable tools for achieving a fresh and youthful appearance by softening fine lines and adding volume and glow. However they may have downtime and may require fine tuning and touch ups over time, so it is ideal to start these 6 months before to make sure you are happy with the results. These can then be repeated closer to the big day with confidence. Combinations of laser and injectable treatments can also be safely and effectively used for optimal results.

It is best to aim for subtle improvements over 6 months and avoid any drastic changes before the wedding day. It is also important not to forget areas such as the neck, chest and back which may require treatment if the bride is wearing a dress that may expose those areas. 

1 month before wedding

Do only procedures that have been performed before that have been highly satisfactory with little downtime. For example, schedule the final laser session, botox injection, and do a last round of Rejuran, Profhilo or skinboosters to elevate your pre wedding glow. 

1 week before wedding

Do a final facial which should concentrate on keeping skin hydrated and healthy. Avoid extraction or peels that may leave skin red or irritated. Continue using usual skincare and hydration masks, aiming to maintain skin hydration and to keep skin flawless. Drink lots of water, sleep well and look forward to the big day!