It’s Wedding Season! Here Are Azul’s Top Tips to Help Get You Ready

Springtime is here again!

A time of renewal, a new start. After the long, cold winter (well, outside of Florida anyway…), it’s time to shake off the blues and embrace the warmth again! That’s why spring is such a popular time for weddings! Azul recently attended a wonderful bridal show in Naples and we loved meeting so many beautiful brides to-be!

If you were one of those brides we met (or the mother, sister aunt, or friend of the bride), wedding dates are coming up fast! In between figuring out scheduling, sending RSVPs and shopping for gifts (and new outfits!), you may find yourself looking in the mirror and… thinking. While hitting the gym, getting a facial and making a trip to the colorist can do wonders, you may wish there was also time to do something about a couple of those nagging issues you wish would just go away (like stubborn pockets of fat, wrinkles or sagging skin, or a pale, dry winter complexion). You may think it’s just too late in the year to start something that’s going to require all that recovery time.

But, honestly, right now is actually the perfect time for some of our non-surgical, non-invasive cosmetic procedures, that can give you results comparable to cosmetic surgery, with little discomfort and a very short recovery time! Regardless of your role in the wedding, whether it’s your special day, or someone else’s, Azul has everything you need to look and feel amazing.


One of the first things that people do when they discover they are going to a wedding is exercise. They want to be able to shed a few pounds before making the scene. That’s fine, if you have the metabolism of a hyperactive 20-year-old, but dropping tens of pounds in just a month or so can be tricky for the rest of us, involving unpleasant dieting and time-consuming trips to the gym. But there is a way that you can noticeably slim down in those areas where you might be having some trouble losing a few inches.

CoolSculpting is the world’s most popular non-surgical body contouring method. Unlike liposuction, CoolSculpting is completely non-invasive. You don’t have to worry about surgery or recovery. It’s also a shockingly comfortable procedure to have!

CoolSculpting uses focused cold energy to destroy fat cells while leaving the surrounding tissue healthy and unharmed. Using the CoolSculpting applicator, we can target those areas of fat where exercise and diet can’t seem to touch, like love handles, inner thighs, or even under the arms. After the fat cells in those areas are destroyed, your body will reabsorb and eliminate them, meaning that you will literally be able to see the fat melt away in front of you over the course of a month. Even better, these fat cells won’t regenerate, so the fat in the areas treated will be gone for good. You will never have to worry about squeezing into that bridesmaid’s dress ever again (not that you may ever want to wear it again after the wedding…) Many are happy after just one treatment, but we recommend three to four treatments to achieve optimal results.


Microchanneling is one of the newest non-surgical cosmetic procedures that we offer here at the Azul Medical Spa. Have you heard of microneedling? Then you’ll be familiar with microchanneling.

We use a special microchanneling tool covered in tiny needles to penetrate the upper layer of skin with minimal irritation, while intentionally damaging the layer below. When the lower layers of the skin are damaged, your body springs into action and starts to heal the injury, creating new tissue and collagen. Collagen is one of the substances that keep our skin tight and youthful. As new collagen is introduced under your skin, we can get a rejuvenating effect from the lower skin upward, minimizing wrinkles. The procedure also has the benefit of improving serum absorption by upward of 300%, increasing the effectiveness of all our other spa treatments!

Liquid Facelift

As far as rejuvenation goes, it’s hard to beat the surgical face and neck lift. These treatments have been refined over the years to provide you with incredibly natural, long-lasting results. That said, it’s still surgery, so you might not be ready for it yet, or have time to fully recover before the spring social season gets underway. That’s why we offer a non-surgical alternative called the Liquid Facelift. With it, we can achieve comparable results by combining two of our most popular non-invasive cosmetic procedures: Botox and dermal fillers.

Everyone knows about Botox, it’s one of the most popular non-surgical wrinkle-minimizing procedures on the planet. We inject a tiny amount of a neurotoxin into the tiny twitch muscles under the skin around the eyes and forehead. Once these muscles relax and stop constantly working, the wrinkles that were formed above them will start to fade away. With our Master Injectors, getting Botox is a quick and easy experience – you’ll be in and out before you know it. Botox only lasts until the twitch muscles start to regain their strength, so you may have to come in for a refresh every now and then, but most people keep their results for several months.

The other part of the Liquid Facelift are dermal fillers. Here, we use naturally occurring substances that are found the body to literally fill in areas of the face where volume has been lost due to age. The areas under the eyes, for example, can be filled with dermal fillers to reduce heavy, dark bags that make you look tired and old beyond your years. We can also use dermal fillers to literally fill in deep-seated wrinkles, kind of like a caulking gun for your face! Dermal fillers don’t last forever (you may need a refresh after about a year), but your short-term rejuvenation will astound you.

Together, Botox and dermal fillers will give you a fantastic and quick rejuvenation that can have you looking your best at every wedding you attend this season! It’s the Liquid Facelift!


The Hydrafacial (one of Actor Kate Winslet’s favorite facial treatments), is a great “five-in-one” facial that cleanses, exfoliates, extracts, hydrates and protects in one easy treatment. You can see the results instantly, and this facial can be customized depending on your specific needs with treatments taking anywhere from 45 minutes to over an hour.  It works for all skin types and is an effective “non-laser treatment” to help to repair and soften the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

Forget about “Always a bridesmaid, never a bride!” With these non-surgical procedures, you will be looking your absolute best, ready to catch that bouquet and cut a rug on the reception dance floor! These are just a few of the non-surgical procedures that we offer at Azul. There are also some surgical procedures that can give you the long-term rejuvenation you’ve always wanted, just in time for summer weddings! If you’d like to book a free consultation with Dr. Flaharty to talk about all of your options, you can give us a call at (239) 330-6610, or visit our website at for more information.

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