I am often asked in my practice, " How often should I receive treatments for my skin"?
The time line typically is on a monthly basis, but for most problematic skin issues, its less! I aim toward providing the BEST possible treatments for my clients and patients. I chose the BEST treatment according to the GOAL of what we are trying to achieve.
I follow a progressive goal rather than an aggressive approach.
The goal is the provide the LEAST amount of INFLAMMATION!!
I am including some guidelines to help you achieve optimal , long lasting results.
1. DISCOLORATION: I can treat this condition every 3 weeks! If I treat uneven skin tone more often than 3 weeks,I will run the risk of causing too much INFLAMMATION! In addition to this time frame, if I treat uneven skin tone not often enough, pigment is being deposited into your keratinocytes.This in turn, makes the problematic skin worse! When I treat uneven skin tone every 3 weeks, I am suppressing the melanocyte from producing MORE MELANIN, as well as reducing the darker appearance of the previously pigmented cells as they rise to the surface of the skin, This minimizes the appearance of the discoloration as its being treated.
2. ACNE: ( ALL TYPES) Acne, all types can be treated every 2 weeks. Treating acne every week could create TOO MUCH INFLAMMATION. Waiting longer than one time a week allows the propionibacterium ( P. acnes) more time to proliferate. By treating every 2 weeks, it allows me to STAY AHEAD of the bacteria production along with minimizing the appearance of future breakouts, encouraging the healing process.
3. SENSITIVE SKIN & ROSACEA: This condition can be treated every month. The skin in this category is already irritated . The goal is to limit the irritation , therefore, monthly is the best option.
4. AGING: This condition can be treated every 3 weeks! Typically, I will find uneven skin tone with this skin type. I can manage the skin discoloration issues in a 3 week time frame and also keep the skin hydrated. Infusing the skin with firming and plumping ingredients is key!
My goal is to allow each one of my clients and patients to REACH their goals in a simplistic, easy to follow way. I believe in simplifying, allowing each one of us, in this busy world to tend to the issues equally allowing for optimal balance, Think of the YIN & YANG!
Keep in mind, OUR SKIN is our LARGEST organ! Everything we experience affects it!
Every one if us is UNIQUE, this is how I have been practicing with all the patients and clients I have treated in my 16 year career!