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Skin Care: Then and Now--Hair Removal

By: Michelle Goldsmith
Posted: February 28, 2013, from the March 2013 issue of Skin Inc. magazine.

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For more aggressive hair removal treatments, such as laser, it is wise to send clients home with products that ensure their skin returns to baseline in a timely manner. Only the recommended products should be used for five to seven days post-treatment. This prevents clients from causing damage to their skin through the use of aggressive exfoliating or sensitizing ingredients immediately following the procedure. Ensure sunscreen is being used and calm any potential inflammation with ingredients such as bisabolol, niacinamide and aloe. It is up to the skin care professional to educate clients about the critical importance of post-care in order to achieve the intended positive outcomes.

It is very clear that hair removal is here to stay. Look beyond just the removal of hair to daily care and complementary professional treatments in order to maximize your revenue and maintain long-term relationships to enhance the overall skin health of your clients and strengthen your business.

Michelle Goldsmith, a licensed esthetician, joined PCA Skin in 2003. She is a physician’s consultant, editorial liaison and educator. She also speaks at medical and esthetic meetings throughout the country, and mentors and trains physicians, skin care professionals and students.