Would-be brides are increasingly going for treatment that goes skin deep for the glowing look on their wedding days.
For long, they used to visit beauty parlours to look their best on the D-Day. Now, city-based dermatologists are getting clients with a similar goal every month. The demand comes with a rider, though. No longer are the would-be brides happy with the wedding glow on their face just for a weekend. They are looking for something that lasts long.
Many of them are even the tried-and-tested lot, as they visit dermatologists after returning from beauty parlours not completely satisfied.
Boring Road resident Anushka (26) is getting married next Tuesday. Affected with a “serious case” of pimples, she had visited a beauty parlour a few months ago in hope of a solution. When she failed to get rid of her pimples completely, she headed to a skin clinic for a scientific solution.
“I had visited a parlour four months ago thinking that they could help me out with my pimple problem. But even after getting special facials done, they (the beauticians) could not completely address my problem. I do not want a single pimple on my wedding day. So when one of my aunts suggested me to visit a skin clinic and assured me that I would feel the difference, I grabbed the chance. The very next day I consulted a dermatologist and I cannot tell you how much happy I am today. I can feel the difference,” said Anushka, looking forward to her wedding day now more than ever.
Dr Ranjeet Ranjan Madhukar, a city-based dermatologist who runs a skin clinic in the Kankerbagh area, said: “On an average, six to seven would-be brides visit my skin clinic every month. Though the number of such clients is not very good compared to those who still visit beauty parlours, it definitely indicates the new trend of visiting skin clinics before marriage.”
On the methods Dr Madhukar adopts for his clients at the clinic, he said: “They differ from a person to person. For some, we use chemical peeling method, while for others we resort to laser therapy. For some patients, we also prescribe medicines. At the parlours, the beauticians adopt a same method to treat different skin problems.”
Dr S.K. Tripathi, another city-based dermatologist, said: “Facials and massages (done at beauty parlours) only help to make the skin glossy for sometime. But one can find a great improvement through treatments offered at our clinic such as chemical peeling. We remove the superficial layer of the skin and the inner skin, which has not been exposed to pollution and sunrays, is much better than the superficial skin.”
Dr Madhukar said: “Girls complain of pimples, wrinkles or pigmentation and many of them want to enhance their complexion before their D-day. But, at parlours, the people cannot guarantee the clients a long lasting solution; they are not even answerable to the would-be brides. We guarantee them of long lasting effects — our treatment shows effect for around 4-6 months but the parlour people cannot provide these long lasting effects to their clients. Many of them are not very well trained either.”
Visiting a beauty parlour was the last thing on 28-year-old Nikki who is getting married soon. She took her brother’s suggestion to consult a dermatologist and is now ecstatic with the result.
“I wanted a lighter skin tone before my wedding. But the last time I visited a parlour, I got some allergies. My brother Abhishek, a physician, suggested me to consult a dermatologist and I am happy I took his advice. I am looking more beautiful after the treatment. Now I am sure, my husband would not be able to keep his eyes off me at our wedding,” Nikki said.
Dr Avinash Sinha, a dermatologist at Patliputra, said that five to six would-be brides visit his skin clinic every month. “I found that many of them visited my clinic after they were not satisfied with the treatment they got at the beauty parlours. Facials and massages at beauty parlours help improve the complexion, but the effects do not last for long. Clients who have serious problems of pigmentation or pimples cannot get their problems solved by beauty parlours completely,” he said.