Here Comes The Bride - And Her Parents/Parents-To-Be

Gary Baker


Every bride wants to look and feel beautiful on her big day, but there’s a new trend that’s taking shape when it comes to wedding planning – family beautification.

“It’s not at all unusual for a mother to purchase a gift card for her daughter or daughter-in-law prior to the nuptials and then bring the bride in to let her choose how to spend it,” says Elizabeth Muennich, M.D., Ph.D. and owner of Dermatology & Skin Care Associates. This trend has seen a surge in recent years as patients have become more educated about cosmetic options.

Brides and their family members peruse the menu of services to discover the wide range of procedures we have to offer. Services include everything from cosmetic dermatology (such as neurotoxin injectables, laser treatments, contouring, and rejuvenation) to med spa services (e.g., facials, hydrafacials and microneedling). Recently fathers are looking for ways to improve their appearance and are interested in correcting fine lines and wrinkles without looking overdone.

A host of options are available to both males and females when it comes to cosmetology. Often men are interested in fillers because they’ve lost volume beneath their eyes or in their cheeks. For women, neurotoxins such as Botox/Xeomin and fillers for loss of volume are popular choices.

Another treatment parents of the bride are choosing is upper blepharoplasty to improve the appearance of sagging, droopy eyelids. “It’s just a small uplift to remove excess eyelid skin. That dark, sunken look goes away when we remove the extra skin on the eyes,” says Dr. Nathan Weir, M.D.,Ph.D.

Both men and women fall victim to the passage of time, which results in fine lines and wrinkles. Fortunately, the staff at Dermatology & Skin Care Associates offers fillers and neurotoxins, not to mention techniques like microneedling and Ultherapy, to refine and smooth the skin.

Ultherapy tightens and revitalizes skin without using toxins, incisions, or needles; it transfers focused ultrasound energy to the deeper layers of skin. Microneedling involves making tiny bruises on the skin to promote healing. Both treatments prompt the body to naturally produce new collagen making it perfect for all ages.

According to Dr. Muennich, non-invasive TruSculpt® 3D Body Contouring has become wildly popular for mothers of the bride and groom. It sends radiofrequency energy to heat the deeper layers of skin, breaking down the fat tissue without causing damage to the skin. This treats stubborn fat areas for natural looking results.

“We suggest coming in for a complimentary consultation to help you determine how to proceed based on concerns, priorities and budget. We offer quality over quantity, helping clients prioritize their needs so they can look and feel their best,” says Dr. Muennich. “Are we addressing sun damage? Fine lines? Acne? Based on their needs and budget, we provide different packages.”

If you are concerned with fine lines and wrinkles, options can include neurotoxins (Botox, Xeomin) and/or fillers. If the concern is pigmentation or age spots, we offer several laser treatments.

Dr. Muennich recommends that brides and their families come in for a consultation six to nine months prior to their wedding day so they can plan accordingly. Some treatments, such as microneedling, Ultherapy, and TruSculpt®, take up to three months to see maximum results. For this reason, Microneedling and Ultherapy would need to be scheduled out by several months. Injectables can be done closer to the nuptials.

Dermatology & Skin Care Associates also offers regular spa services such as waxing, facials and chemical peels, but what sets them apart from other spas is the medical-grade products that are used during these treatments.

Brides, their mothers and other members of the bridal party often book a series of hydrafacials, which are just like traditional facials with cleansing, masking, exfoliating and moisturizing, and no downtime, except those same steps are performed using a vacuum technique that deep cleans pores for amazing, immediate results.

“Another reason we love hydrafacials is the flexibility to customize treatment plans based on patient concerns,” says Dr. Muennich. “If a patient has an acne problem, we can customize the treatment to calm down redness. Or, if they are prone to rosacea, we can use light therapy to help symptoms.”

During hydrafacials, key moisturizing ingredients and vitamins are pumped back into the skin, penetrating deeper than a regular facial to make healthier skin. “We recommend clients get three hydrafacials, spaced four to six weeks apart, to achieve the full benefit close to the big day!” Dr. Muennich notes.

Dermatology and Skincare Associates also offers a variety of other services and treatments, including Microblading to address thinning eyebrows.

Another great advantage of choosing Dermatology and Skincare Associates over other medi-spas is having both the medical and cosmetic side so they can address all their skin concerns,” says Dr. Muennich. “Hope to see you all soon!”

Dermatology & Skin Care Associates is located at 5160 Socialville Foster Road, Mason, OH 45040. For more information, call 513.770.3263 or visit