7 Tips for Sensitive Skin Skincare Treatments

7 Tips for Sensitive Skin Skincare Treatments

If you have sensitive skin, you may have ruled out skincare treatments. For many, facial treatments are a relaxing way to fight some of the most common skin concerns like aging and acne but for those with sensitive skin, a facial may seem like a minefield for irritation. However, with special care and attention, people with sensitive skin can get and even enjoy professional skincare treatments. Just follow our expert tips!

Tip #1: Consult a skincare professional

If you’re unsure where to go for skin treatments, you should ask your dermatologist for recommendations. Depending on the level of care your skin requires or your skincare concerns, they will direct you to the best place for your treatment and will tell you what products should be used and what should be avoided. 

Tip #2: Discuss what products will be used during your treatment

Once you’ve found a trusted skincare center like Virginia Surgical Arts, you should do your research on the specifics of the services they offer. For example, we have many blog posts where you can read about the ins and outs of the services we offer our clients, information about Dr. Vendetti and our team where you can learn about our credentials, and extensive guides to all our services available on our website

After doing some research, we’d recommend scheduling a consultation before going through with the treatment. During this consultation, you should discuss what types of products will be used during the treatment and ensure that the team is aware of the level of sensitivity of your skin. You’ll be able to flesh out the process and take out elements that could potentially irritate your skin. For example, strong exfoliating acids and products with fragrances or other allergens should be red flags so if they are expecting to use those on you, you may want to find a different skincare treatment facility. 

Tip #3: Make sure they know your current skincare routine

If you have sensitive skin, chances are you’ve curated a skincare routine that focuses on the issues of your skin and is gentle but also effective. Let the skincare specialist know if you are prone to acne, hyperpigmentation, or other aesthetic issues. 

Tip #4: Figure out your goals of the treatment process

You may have noticed a theme over the past few tips: you should be very communicative with the skincare specialist who you are entrusting your face with. This is one of the most important parts of ensuring that the skincare treatment is comfortable and effective. 

If your goal is to leave the appointment with hydrated and glowing skin, tell them. If you want a better skin texture, let them know. We are specialists for a reason and we can figure out with you how to achieve your goals without causing you any unnecessary pain or discomfort. 

Tip #5: If something doesn’t feel right, let the specialist know

Oftentimes, when skin isn’t reacting well to a treatment or product, it turns red but when you are having a treatment done, you may not be able to see that. If you start to feel an unusual burning or stinging sensation, speak up. You and the specialist will have spoken prior to the treatment about what you can expect as far as side effects so if there is something out of the ordinary, let them know. 

Tip #6: Don’t stack treatments

If you were to be getting an extraction facial, you would not also get your eyebrows waxed on the same day. Your skin will be feeling irritated from the facial and you do not want to place the additional stress on your face. The same goes for any skincare routine. Don’t double up out of convenience’s sake. Instead, space out your treatments the recommended amount of time. 

Tip #7: Build up a relationship with a specialist you can trust

If you’ve had a treatment from someone you enjoyed and trust, you should make a point of going back. One of our biggest focuses at Virginia Surgical Arts is our patient-first philosophy, ensuring that each and every patient gets the personalized and dedicated care they deserve. We can assure you that after one treatment, you won’t want to go anywhere else.

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