How long before your wedding should you get dermal fillers?

By Dr. Aaron Stanes

Treatment guide

Discover the vital information you MUST know about dermal fillers with our detailed guide written by expert cosmetic doctors.


    Your wedding day is one of the most important occasions that you will continue to cherish for the rest of your life. No matter whether you’re the bride or groom, you want to look and feel your best on your wedding day. While there are many things to prepare, one of the things that you may be considering are dermal fillers. Dermal fillers can enhance, refine and define your facial features and improve common signs of ageing like hollowness.

    What are dermal fillers?

    Dermal fillers are an injectable gel used to fill in wrinkles, folds and facial hollowing. They can be used to augment facial features like your lips, nose and chin, and to give your face more structure. Dermal fillers are non-invasive and can be done conveniently in a medical cosmetic clinic.

    When to get dermal fillers before your wedding

    If you’ve been thinking about getting dermal fillers before your wedding, there are a few things to consider.

    First is timing. You should plan to get your dermal fillers no later than 4 weeks before your wedding day. This will give your skin time to heal and any swelling and bruising to resolve.

    Second is the result. It is important to have realistic expectations about your result. Dermal fillers can enhance your appearance, but they aren’t a silver bullet. You should always compare your result to where you started, rather than where you wanted to be. It can also take more than one session to achieve your ideal result. You should ensure that you allow enough time to have two dermal filler treatments before your wedding.

    Thirdly are the risks. Dermal fillers are a medical treatment, and do have risks. You should ensure that you are aware of the risks of dermal fillers before having treatment. If you have a side effect, it may need treatment.

    You should ideally have dermal fillers as early as possible before your wedding. Not only will this allow you to try out your new look, but it means that you will have plenty of time for another session to improve on your result, or to treat any side effects in the rare case that they occur.

    When does Cosmetic Connection recommend you get dermal fillers before your wedding?

    Our team of doctors prefer to perform your first dermal filler treatment 3-6 months before your wedding. If you want a second session before your big day, then this should be done no later than 1 month before your wedding.

    When to get lip fillers before your wedding

    The same rules apply if you want to get lip filler before your wedding. Lip fillers tend to have more swelling and bruising than other areas of the face. You should follow the treatment aftercare to minimise swelling and bruising from lip filler so that they settle in time for your wedding.

    Are you considering dermal fillers before your wedding? The team at Cosmetic Connection can help!

    You should always plan ahead if you’re considering dermal filler before your wedding. Here at Cosmetic Connection, we understand how important your wedding is. We are experienced in treating people before their wedding and are here to guide you on the best time to get dermal fillers beforehand.

    Dermal fillers are a great option to naturally enhance your appearance before your wedding. Just be sure to allow enough time to optimise your result and heal before your big day.

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