Happy Thursday everyone!
With the holidays fast approaching, you may be thinking of booking a facial. Make sure to read this first so you know what to expect!
Be Prepared to Fill Out a Consultation Card
Before receiving a facial, you will be required to fill out a consultation card. This helps determine what treatment will be best, and most importantly safe, to perform. This step should always be incorporated before any treatment. Expect questions asking you about your lifestyle, current product use and medical history and be honest with your answers to avoid any complications.
Your Treatment May Change
Be mindful that after reviewing your consultation card or skin analysis, your esthetician or medical provider may modify or advise you to post-pone a treatment. For example, if you’re using prescription Retin-A, a chemical peel will not be performed unless you have discontinued use for a couple of weeks with permission from your doctor. Or, if you have an eczema flare up or an active blister outbreak, expect to immediately be prompted to medical treatment.
Have Realistic Expectations and Follow Directions
While facials and chemical peels can produce excellent results, you also need to have realistic expectations. One treatment may not be enough to control your hyperpigmentation or extensive sun damage. Also, maintaining your results is largely contingent on you. If you are advised to avoid sun exposure and heat for a few days or instructed to not pick at your face, take heed! Trust us, you don’t want to aggravate your skin and make a condition worse.
Hope you found this helpful!