Blog: Asheville Skin Care Consultation: How to Get the Most Out of Your Consultation with an Aesthetician

A single consultation with an aesthetician can help you get more information about the skin issues affecting you, and it’s always a good idea to consult one before trying any DIY product or cream as there are many products available in the market that can be dangerous for sensitive skin. In this article, you will learn how to select an aesthetician, and how you can get the most out of your Asheville Skin Care Consultation.

How to Select an Aesthetician

Many people confuse aestheticians with cosmeticians, but they differ significantly from each other. An aesthetician is a person who has been educated and trained in skin health and beauty while a cosmetician is a person who sells or applies cosmetics to your skin. An aesthetician is a licensed skincare professional. They can perform non-invasive skincare treatments and medical aesthetic procedures such as microneedling, laser treatments and medical peels, performed under the supervision of a phsysician.

Most Aestheticians can help with skin issues such as pigmentation, acne, scars, wrinkles and fine lines. Although aestheticians are not necessarily trained to diagnose or treat severe skin health conditions such as eczema, skin cancers, psoriasis, or skin allergies, they are able to identify areas of concern and refer you to a physician to have it evaluated often helping their client catch a suspicious skin lesion early.

Before selecting an aesthetician, you should inquire about their experience, education, training, and ask what license or certifications they hold.

Be ready to Discuss Your Issues

Many people go to a consultation with their aestheticians without preparing in advance which topics they want to discuss. We highly advise that you make a list of the skin issues from which you suffer, any questions which you may have, and what home care products you are presently using before visiting your aesthetician. This will help you save a lot of time.

Mostly people visit aestheticians to discuss the following issues:

  • Skin Texture such as uneven skin
  • Aging concerns, including wrinkles, fine lines, marks, etc.
  • Pigmentation including conditions like melasma, dark spots, pigmented scars, sunspots, etc.
  • Acne concerns such as pimples, blackheads, whiteheads, cysts, or clogged pores
  • Oily skin
  • Enlarged or closed Pores
  • Vascular Issues such as rosacea, broken capillaries, red spots, etc.

You must also tell your aesthetician what kind of skin products you are using or have used in the past for treating your skin issues. It’s helpful to be as specific as possible and you may even consider bringing a sample of the products with you to your consultation. Also, share any information about any prior or current skin treatment which you have undergone for the aforementioned skin conditions.

Not sure where to begin your journey, why not ask the experts at Harpe Laser + Wellness during a free skin care consultation?

Finding the right aesthetician can save you a lot in terms of time, money and effort; as a good aesthetician will be able to help you deal with your skin conditions in an efficient way. Dr. Harpe offers custom Asheville skin care consultations for a variety of skin conditions. The best part is, it’s FREE.

Harpe Laser + Wellness can also create a custom skincare package that fits your needs and your budget, and we can combine services to provide a discount. For example, we have a package called the “Mona Lisa” that includes a series of 3 Microneedling sessions, 2 syringes of dermal filler, 120 units of Dysport. Call for details about all our packages today.

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