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6 Popular Salon Beauty Treatments for Brides-to-be

From skin peels to spray tans and teeth whitening to laser hair removal, we’ve rounded up some of the most popular salon beauty treatments for brides-to-be!

1. Intraceuticals Oxygen Infusions

The Salon: Mediskin Laser & Skincare Experts, Co. Tipperary

Who is it for: Brides who want flawless skin on their big day.

Treatment & Benefits: Exclusive to only two clinics in Ireland, Intraceuticals Oxygen infusions which hails from Australia, was recently awarded the Best Hydrating Facial in Harper’s Bazaar Spa Awards 2015. Also called the ”red carpet facial” it is the perfect treatment to instantly hydrate, plump and firm the skin. Oxygen is used to infuse a cocktail of hyaluronic acid and antioxidants into the skin to reveal a glowing, plumped, refreshed complexion. Instant visible results and no downtime. Treatments are €150 per session or the course (recommended) for €850. Course includes product kit and 6 Infusions. For more info click here.

2. Customised Body-sculpting Spray-tanning

The Salon: Mediskin Laser & Skincare Experts, Co. Tipperary

Who is it for: Brides and their bridal party who are looking for that perfect glow for the big day!

Treatment & Benefits: Body contouring with spray-tan is becoming more and more popular. The Mediskin spray-tan can make you look instantly lifted and toned by using the method of highlighting and contouring the body. They use 3 different brands of tan to ensure the perfect colour match for you with state of the art tanning equipment to provide the cleanest and safest spray-tanning environment. Full body spray tan only €25. For more info click here.

3. Laser Hair Removal

The Salon: Advanced Laser Light [Dublin, Cork & Limerick]

Who is it for: Anyone looking to get rid of unwanted hair.

Treatment & Benefits: Pulsed Light Technology hair removal can be used on the face and body and the unique software has pre-programmed settings for different hair and skin colours. It safely and gently removes any unwanted hair on the face, back, legs, bikini line and other body areas and has long lasting results. There are 8 treatments in a course to ensure optimum results and experts say the treatment is virtually painless with little or no discomfort or side effects experienced. For more info click here.

4. Laser Teeth Whitening

The Salon: Advanced Laser Light [Dublin, Cork & Limerick]

Who is it for: Anyone who is looking for whiter teeth.

Treatment & Benefits: Advanced Laser Light have a new system for teeth whitening – a more comfortable treatment with less sensitivity. Using a new revolutionary method, teeth are brightened and stains are removed in one 60 minute treatment bringing teeth anywhere from 2-8 shades whiter. Treatments are tailored for each individual for best results and no peroxide is used. Results can last anywhere up to two years depending on your lifestyle. For more info click here.

5. Medical Microdermabrasion

The Salon: Bella Beauty, Co. Mayo

Who is it for: Everyone except those with active rosacea or active acne.

Treatment & Benefits: Medical Microdermabrasion is a heavy duty exfoliation treatment that is carried out by a qualified therapist or nurse. Microdermabrasion machines can be found all over the country but a Medical Microdermabrasion machine such as a Dermagensises machine are a huge step up in terms of treatment results versus standard machines. The treatment exfoliates the top layers of skin with specialised crystals while the vacuum action stimulates blood flow and cell renewal. It is excellent for anyone with acne scars or open pores – the results are instantly amazing. The treatment will give a brightening effect instantly to the skin so is also good for the bride who is last minute with her skin care and needs a quick fix. For more info click here.

6. Medical Grade Peels

The Salon: Bella Beauty, Co. Mayo

Who is it for: Anyone who is serious about fixing a skin care issue – a patch test and ingredient introduction to your skin pre-peel may be required. Most people will require a course of peels and this should be started at least 8 months before your wedding if not earlier. Dermalogica Bio Surface Peel is an option for someone who has left it until the last minute to work on a skin care issue that a peel would help with, a patch test is required but downtime is minimised with this peel and it can be started 5 months pre-wedding.

Treatment & Benefits: Peels are widely available now across the country in select salons. Peels work at different percentage and PH levels using a variety of acids to chemically exfoliate the skin versus the traditional idea of physically exfoliating the skin (the feeling of grains on the skin). Peels work on a number of different levels working from the outside in to change the way your skin cells work as they are created. Peels (Image Peels are the best on the market) can be tailored to your skin’s needs by using different ingredients to target your problem area. It has excellent results for pigmentation, acne, anti-ageing – peels are brilliant at helping to solve life long skin issues as they fix the skin from a cellular level for longer results. For more info click here.

Main Image by Andrew O’Dwyer Photography

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Pamela enjoys writing about all things decor (she loves buying it too) and has a not so secret addiction to stationery.
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