It’s tempting to follow the special offers and go to whichever clinic has the most attractive deals; but that’s not always the best option for your skin care in the long term. It’s important to find (and stick with!) an aesthetic practitioner who takes the time to understand your specific skincare concerns, and who can design a treatment plan tailored to address those concerns, and which will also maintain the results.
Sticking with one practitioner may help you save money in the longer term but why exactly would it be better for your skin? They all do the same thing, right? Wrong.
Good skincare is a journey, not a quick fix, and a good aesthetic practitioner will discuss which treatments and homecare products will best suit your skincare needs and lifestyle.
Firstly, if you go to an aesthetic practitioner, the first thing they will do is take a lot of notes. They want to know about your general health, your skin care routine, and your skin concerns. They will make notes about any allergies or reactions. This is a necessity and it’s also there to help the practitioner when it comes to planning your treatments, and which products will work best for you, to help maintain the treatment results.
When you go to a new practitioner, he or she will have to start all over again to find out what your health, medical conditions and skin concerns are when you could have been using that valuable time to actually get on with treating your skin!
After a few sessions, your aesthetic practitioner will get to know you even better and will know for example, whether to leave a skin peel on for longer, or whether you need extra moisturiser. They will be able to see the results of the treatments they’ve already carried out for you, and hopefully the home care products that they’ve recommended. You’ll get to trust them, and their judgement, and so you’ll be more relaxed – stress isn’t good for the skin!
The more times you see your aesthetic practitioner, the more they will learn about your skin and how it reacts. Not only that, but they’ll be updating your notes with details of everything they’ve done and will be able to look back at them to see what’s working and what didn’t. They will also get to know your lifestyle so that the home care products they recommend will fit in perfectly with your day to day routine.
There’s no point suggesting a complicated morning and evening routine to someone who barely remembers to moisturise in the morning – if they know you have a busy lifestyle, they may suggest that multi-tasking products would suit you instead. You’re more likely to use the products you pay for and stick with a skin care routine if it’s tailored to your specific needs.
It all comes down to sticking with who and what you know… ?