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Are You Choosing the Right Exfoliation Method for your Client?

By: Terri Wojak
Posted: May 28, 2013, from the June 2013 issue of Skin Inc. magazine.

A rough-surfaced instrument is used to polish the skin during the performance of microdermabrasion.

Exfoliating treatments and products are used for various skin conditions, including discoloration, uneven skin tone, acne, fine lines, wrinkles and even skin-tightening. With all of the exfoliation methods available, how do you choose the right one for your client?

The truth is that several methods of exfoliation can be indicated for one particular concern or condition, so the best decisions are often made following a few basic steps.

1. Complete a thorough consultation. This is your make-it-or-break-it moment. Relating to your clients and providing a treatment that will make them feel better is extremely important to building and maintaining strong client relationships.

2. Provide a detailed skin analysis. Always take Fitzpatrick skin type, skin characteristics and skin conditions into consideration.

3. Confirm safety. It is crucial that the method you choose is safe for each individual client.

For more in-depth information on exfoliation, purchase the Exploring Mechanical Exfoliation Techniques video from Skin Inc. Video Education, featuring Terri Wojak!