I consider myself to have a (very) low-maintenance beauty regimen. I know the importance of taking care of your skin, but I’m not the type to have a thousand products along with a differing morning and nighttime routine. I’m very blessed to have pretty easy skin; I tan easily, just have a bit of dryness and only get one pimple every month in the same area.
But that’s not to say I don’t like to treat myself with a high quality night cream or under eye concealer. I do. I just don’t spend lots of money at the spa. I prefer to spend that money on food. Or clothes. But in reality, I find that massages and nail care just about covers the self-indulgent side of me enough. That is, until I realized one pimple could ruin my entire wedding. (Dramatic.)
I was lucky enough to be invited to Bella by Alethea, a Buckhead day and med spa which specializes in skin treatments. I knew as soon as I saw the adorable cottage, this place was going to feel like home. I went in to get a Refresh facial with Venus treatment in order to combat some dullness, minor acne scarring and the dreaded skin aging in preparation for my big day.
Melissa was so sweet and gave me all the best professional advice for other wife-to-be’s, whether your skin is high-maintenance or low-maintenance. I highly suggest stopping by Bella before any events you have coming up, or if you just want to indulge yourself!
This is for the girls who have major acne, scarring or other skin concerns. Yes, you can get it under control before your wedding or big event! Just make sure you’re planning well in advance so that you have enough time to treat and condition, because there will be some downtime. A typical schedule looks like the following:
The Pixel Laser Facial starts the process of healing and rapid skin restoration. It leaves skin dry and pink for up to three days, but removes fine lines, wrinkles and scarring quickly and painlessly. The VI Peel is a chemical peel designed to significantly improve the overall tone, texture, and clarity of your skin. It also helps to reduce the appearance of melasma, age spots, freckles, acne/acne scars, and hyper-pigmentation. It’s painless, but produces dramatic, visible results in just days with little downtime.
This is for the girls who don’t have time (or don’t need) to recover from chemical treatments. There is no downtime, but lots of plumping and brightening! You’ll also have a less aggressive schedule that starts closer to your big day. A typical schedule looks like:
The Diamond Microdermabrasion is similar to your typical facial with microderm, but a diamond tipped treatment is used! Results are immediate and your skin will look and feel soft and smooth, and enlarged pores and laughter lines are less prominent. Venus skin tightening will make your skin look young, fresh and tight with 0 pain or downtime.
I highly suggest going Bella by Alethea for any of your skincare needs whether you’re gearing up for a big event or you’re just looking to work on some of your problem areas. As someone who has never been to a spa for skin treatments, and really doesn’t know much about skin care in general, they were so patient with me and made sure to tell me all about what they were doing and what I should do to keep my skin looking great. I felt so comfortable there and can’t wait to go back!
I was gifted my skincare treatments at Bella by Alethea, but all of the opinions, as usual, are 100% true and my own!