Ever wonder how to choose a Skin Care Professional?
It all starts with a proper skincare consultation.
But first, what’s a Skin Care Professional anyway? Well, it could be a Beauty or Skin Therapist, a Cosmetic Physician, a Dermatologist, or it could even a Cosmetic Surgeon who has enhanced their practice by offering solutions such as cosmeceutical skincare products and non-invasive treatments like cosmetic injectables and laser treatments therapies.
Who you choose will depend on what you want to achieve or what concerns you about your appearance. Maybe it’s a complete overhaul, or maybe you’re worried about lines and wrinkles, or you’re wondering if it’s time to venture into the world of cosmetic medicine.
One of the reasons skincare is so confusing and probably why you’ve decided to just stick with a random cream from the supermarket or given that new serum your best girlfriend’s using a go (which might suit you, or it might not) is because it’s so difficult to know who to talk to about your skin.
Who to trust. Which brand to trust?
Should you go to a Beauty Therapist or a Cosmetic Physician? Which treatment option is going to get you the results you’re after? How can you even know the type of results you’re looking for if no one has ever fully explained the problem?
Let’s shed a little light on this.
I’d like to give you a headstart on the subject so you are better prepared and who’s going to give you the best advice on the products you should use at home and the specialised skin treatments you might want to consider.
Any skincare professional service should start with a thorough consultation, and I’m not talking about a quick chat just before or during your facial or a bit of advice on the run while you’re getting your 10 minutes worth of muscle-relaxing anti-wrinkle injections during your lunch break.
Oh no, I’m talking about a proper, sit-down consultation lasting at the very least 30 minutes in duration, if not a little longer.
Even if your place of choice is a cosmetic consultant in a department store, that’s fine; it’s a start. Any serious skincare cosmetic consultant, even in a department store, will book you in for a consult; in fact, they will delight in it. I hope.
So don’t be shy; wherever you decide to go, a beauty salon, cosmetic counter or the cosmetic doctor’s office, ask for a full skin diagnosis consultation. Make the appointment, but remember they do want to sell you something, and they probably will. Which is where it gets a bit sticky.
Will it be the right advice?
What if the information leaves you feeling a bit wanting, a little bit unconvinced? What then?
In this 4 part series, I’ll continue to share with you what to expect. In the department store, the beauty salon or laser clinic, the medispa and even at the dermatologist or cosmetic medical practice.
See you next time,