Facials are a key component of self-care for many people. They are meant to refresh, rejuvenate, and ultimately, relax our faces. Despite the idea that a visit to the esthetician is a way to pamper oneself, people can often get stressed out before or during their procedures for a variety of reasons. If you live in the Summerville area, here are some things your local esthetician wants you to know in order to ease your mind.
Don’t be embarrassed
Many people visit their esthetician ashamed of the state of their skin. They assume that the esthetician will judge them for the condition their skin is in. Well, we can assure you, whether you have blackheads, pimples, or dry skin, your provider has seen much worse. One of the benefits of visiting your esthetician when your skin is less than perfect is that you will be able to get targeted recommendations for ways to treat the issues that are unique to you.
Remember that your esthetician is here to provide you with personalized care, not to judge you. Therefore, it is important to answer all of their questions honestly. Be upfront about if you smoke cigarettes, even if it’s only every now and then. Tell your provider what skin care products you do or don’t use or what medications you might be taking. Even if you are menstruating, be open with your esthetician. The more information they have, the better equipped they will be to treat you. There is no reason to hold back.
Keep in mind that your esthetician is a trained professional. They know their products and their procedures inside and out. If they have a recommendation, be confident that they are making that choice for you based on your skin type and any issues you are having. Many patients come in with information they found on the Internet or recommendations from friends. Different products work differently on various types of skin, so it is important to trust a trained professional over hearsay.
To find out if treatment at our medical spa is right for you, contact us for more information or to schedule a consultation. Port City Plastic Surgery serves Charleston, Daniel Island, Mount Pleasant and Summerville, South Carolina from two locations in Charleston and Daniel Island.