The esthetician I have used for 23 years was well worth it. When I was 19 and all of a sudden broke out, she put me on a regimen that kept me clear while I used it. I always went back to her (even though I had moved), and when my kids started breaking out, I went back again. All of us use some of her products.
She no longer has an office and does all her consulting and selling of products online. It is Lumiplexion. You can find it on Facebook or go to www Lumiplexion . com
Her products are focused on acne. She will set up a personalized regimen for your son's skin. She won't sell you products you don't need. Everything she has, she stands behind.
She will likely recommend BP, but I suggest trying your son on sulfur first. You can ask her about it. She has a great sulfur product. BP is effective but can be harsh on the skin. The sulfur is much gentler.
And I will add that while her products are more expensive that department store products, they are quality products. She charges no "consulting" fee. She will want to speak with you on the phone once you contact her. You can call or email her initially but she usually prefers to speak on the phone. I would suggest taking some photos of your son's skin to send to her as well. Good luck!
thank you so much! I'm glad you and your kids have had success with her. This lady that I'm thinking of going to is very nearby, pretty much down the road from our house, so I'm going to try her first. I would prefer for someone to be able to see him in person. If it doesn't work out, I will look into the lady you recommended!
i will tell you that the times i have gone to one and had a good facial that they were able to extract everything out of my skin without leaving me with red marks so for that alone they are worth it.
aahhh! That is great My son has lots of "stuff" to extract...
I have been going to estheticians since I was a teenager. The key is to find the right one, otherwise you might end up with red marks if they do not know how to properly do extractions. I usually go to get high frequency treatments, which help with infected acne and inflammation. Good estheticians will use high frequency after extractions to disinfect and prevent scarring or redness. My esthetician has some good quality products which are not sold retail, and she managed to find a non irritating combination that works for my skin. I could have saved a lot of $$ if I could purchase the products she has and used them at home.
One thing to remember is that estheticians can only treat the surface of your skin, not cure the cause of your acne. For me, frequent facials help keep my acne at bay, but I'm trying to also address the root of the problem to prevent new acne from surfacing.
I completely agree with you... about finding the root cause. I would love to find a prevention, or "cure" so to speak.... instead of just a treatment. But in the meantime, I'm also trying to deal with this persistent problem and give my son a better quality of life, boost his self-esteem, etc. He's only 13 and so young to have to deal with this already. So many of his peers either don't have any acne yet, or have it very mild.
What is high frequency?