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#1 txngrl

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Posted 05 February 2013 - 01:32 PM

Sorry if I posted this in the wrong section... I wasn't sure where to put it.

 

I'm considering taking my teenage son to an esthetician who came very highly recommended...  the person who recommended her said that she took her own teen son who got cleared up in about 4-6 weeks. 

 

I would like to know others' experiences with this type of service...  I have heard mixed things.  Is it worth all the money?  I understand they can be quite costly.   Are they effective?  Did they "stir up" things in your skin which made you break out worse? 

 

My apologies to any of you who are estheticians... nothing personal :)  I just never went to one before, so I want to know what to expect, if it's really effective, etc.   I realize that not all estheticians are the same, but this one lady is supposed to be pretty good..

 

And I probably spelled it wrong... LOL  unsure.png

 



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Posted 05 February 2013 - 02:31 PM

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!


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Posted 05 February 2013 - 02:44 PM

I think this is the wrong forum. And I would say no to your question. 



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Posted 05 February 2013 - 02:51 PM

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.



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Posted 05 February 2013 - 07:05 PM

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.


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Posted 05 February 2013 - 08:45 PM

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?



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Posted 06 February 2013 - 10:46 AM

Yes, your son is way too young to deal with the discrimination that comes with having acne, so a good facial might temporarily keep the acne at bay. High frequency is a holistic method that has been around for ages. It's popular in spas in Europe, and some estheticians use it in the US. This is a description of what it does: http://www.truehealt...rritt-island-fl

For me, it helps keep the inflammation under control and calms down my skin...it's definitely a quick fix if you need to get flare ups under control, but you have to keep up with it in order for it to be effective long term. I try to have it done once every 1-2 months.



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Posted 06 February 2013 - 07:29 PM

Yes, your son is way too young to deal with the discrimination that comes with having acne, so a good facial might temporarily keep the acne at bay. High frequency is a holistic method that has been around for ages. It's popular in spas in Europe, and some estheticians use it in the US. This is a description of what it does: http://www.truehealt...rritt-island-fl

For me, it helps keep the inflammation under control and calms down my skin...it's definitely a quick fix if you need to get flare ups under control, but you have to keep up with it in order for it to be effective long term. I try to have it done once every 1-2 months.

 

That high frequency facial sounds great... thx for the info.  I'll see if it's available where we are... do you mind telling me what you pay for it?  I realize all estheticians have different prices.

 

yeah 13 yr old boys can be kinda mean, esp. if they aren't dealing w/the acne issues like my son is.  When they say something to him, he usually has a good comeback like, "yeah... it's called PUBERTY.."      sign_owned.gif



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Posted 10 February 2013 - 06:46 PM

Yes, your son is way too young to deal with the discrimination that comes with having acne, so a good facial might temporarily keep the acne at bay. High frequency is a holistic method that has been around for ages. It's popular in spas in Europe, and some estheticians use it in the US. This is a description of what it does: http://www.truehealt...rritt-island-fl

For me, it helps keep the inflammation under control and calms down my skin...it's definitely a quick fix if you need to get flare ups under control, but you have to keep up with it in order for it to be effective long term. I try to have it done once every 1-2 months.

 

That high frequency facial sounds great... thx for the info.  I'll see if it's available where we are... do you mind telling me what you pay for it?  I realize all estheticians have different prices.

 

yeah 13 yr old boys can be kinda mean, esp. if they aren't dealing w/the acne issues like my son is.  When they say something to him, he usually has a good comeback like, "yeah... it's called PUBERTY.."      sign_owned.gif

 

haha, i'm glad your son has good comebacks! At least he is able to defend himself against mean 13 year olds.

The high frequency is sometimes an "add on" service to facials. If it's on its own, it usually costs around $25, which for me it's too much. But my esthetician does it as part of a 1-hour facial, and the total cost is usually around $60-70 (I get a discount sometimes). I'm going to get a facial next week, I can post before and after pics if you want.



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Posted 11 February 2013 - 01:19 PM

If you are really clueless about how to deal with acne skin or really bad at following skin care directions, yes, I would say an esthetician is worth the money to teach you how to care for your skin. And honestly there are a lot of people who are pretty clueless or simply don't thoroughly read directions...e.g all the people on here who go use their Clarisonic on their pimples when the pamphlet specifically says NOT to.



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Posted 11 February 2013 - 10:03 PM

 

Yes, your son is way too young to deal with the discrimination that comes with having acne, so a good facial might temporarily keep the acne at bay. High frequency is a holistic method that has been around for ages. It's popular in spas in Europe, and some estheticians use it in the US. This is a description of what it does: http://www.truehealt...rritt-island-fl

For me, it helps keep the inflammation under control and calms down my skin...it's definitely a quick fix if you need to get flare ups under control, but you have to keep up with it in order for it to be effective long term. I try to have it done once every 1-2 months.

 

That high frequency facial sounds great... thx for the info.  I'll see if it's available where we are... do you mind telling me what you pay for it?  I realize all estheticians have different prices.

 

yeah 13 yr old boys can be kinda mean, esp. if they aren't dealing w/the acne issues like my son is.  When they say something to him, he usually has a good comeback like, "yeah... it's called PUBERTY.."      sign_owned.gif

 

haha, i'm glad your son has good comebacks! At least he is able to defend himself against mean 13 year olds.

The high frequency is sometimes an "add on" service to facials. If it's on its own, it usually costs around $25, which for me it's too much. But my esthetician does it as part of a 1-hour facial, and the total cost is usually around $60-70 (I get a discount sometimes). I'm going to get a facial next week, I can post before and after pics if you want.

 

That would be great!  Thanks so much :)   Those prices don't sound too bad... I think I will try this lady who was recommended, and I'll ask if she does the high frequency facials.  I can't wait to see your before/after pics!   thx



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Posted 16 February 2013 - 08:36 PM

 

Yes, your son is way too young to deal with the discrimination that comes with having acne, so a good facial might temporarily keep the acne at bay. High frequency is a holistic method that has been around for ages. It's popular in spas in Europe, and some estheticians use it in the US. This is a description of what it does: http://www.truehealt...rritt-island-fl

For me, it helps keep the inflammation under control and calms down my skin...it's definitely a quick fix if you need to get flare ups under control, but you have to keep up with it in order for it to be effective long term. I try to have it done once every 1-2 months.

 

That high frequency facial sounds great... thx for the info.  I'll see if it's available where we are... do you mind telling me what you pay for it?  I realize all estheticians have different prices.

 

yeah 13 yr old boys can be kinda mean, esp. if they aren't dealing w/the acne issues like my son is.  When they say something to him, he usually has a good comeback like, "yeah... it's called PUBERTY.."      sign_owned.gif

 

haha, i'm glad your son has good comebacks! At least he is able to defend himself against mean 13 year olds.

The high frequency is sometimes an "add on" service to facials. If it's on its own, it usually costs around $25, which for me it's too much. But my esthetician does it as part of a 1-hour facial, and the total cost is usually around $60-70 (I get a discount sometimes). I'm going to get a facial next week, I can post before and after pics if you want.

 

hello, do you have any before/after pics yet?

 

I took my son for the consultation today.  This lady has been doing it for 24 yrs and seems to know what she's doing.  So we'll give it a try.  She recommended Dermalogica products.  It gets good reviews, but I know it's a little pricey and some people on here say it actually made things worse for them..  So I'm a little scared to buy it.   It's hard to know what will work, and what will worsen things.



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Posted 18 February 2013 - 09:47 AM

Hello,

sorry, I am having an extremely busy work week, but I have made some progress with my skin so I will be posting pics and outlining my regimen this weekend. How is your son's skin doing? I used dermalogica products before and this is my experience. Their scrubs are either too mild or too irritating for acne prone skin. Their cleanser has sodium laureth sulfate, which is an irritant to sensitive skin. The only products I liked were their gentle face masks, but they don't really help with acne, just skin clarity and tone. I would look into more natural lines like Boscia and Paula's Choice.

Did he get the high frequency at the esthetician's?

Btw, I started washing my face with spring water (bottled) and the difference is clear....our tap water at home is nasty and really harsh on the skin. The key is to be gentle with acne so as not to aggravate it more.

Ok, more soon & pics!



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Posted 18 February 2013 - 03:06 PM

If you went to all the trouble to go to the esthetician you may as well use the exact products she/he specified. 



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Posted 24 February 2013 - 12:46 PM

 

 

Yes, your son is way too young to deal with the discrimination that comes with having acne, so a good facial might temporarily keep the acne at bay. High frequency is a holistic method that has been around for ages. It's popular in spas in Europe, and some estheticians use it in the US. This is a description of what it does: http://www.truehealt...rritt-island-fl

For me, it helps keep the inflammation under control and calms down my skin...it's definitely a quick fix if you need to get flare ups under control, but you have to keep up with it in order for it to be effective long term. I try to have it done once every 1-2 months.

 

That high frequency facial sounds great... thx for the info.  I'll see if it's available where we are... do you mind telling me what you pay for it?  I realize all estheticians have different prices.

 

yeah 13 yr old boys can be kinda mean, esp. if they aren't dealing w/the acne issues like my son is.  When they say something to him, he usually has a good comeback like, "yeah... it's called PUBERTY.."      sign_owned.gif

 

haha, i'm glad your son has good comebacks! At least he is able to defend himself against mean 13 year olds.

The high frequency is sometimes an "add on" service to facials. If it's on its own, it usually costs around $25, which for me it's too much. But my esthetician does it as part of a 1-hour facial, and the total cost is usually around $60-70 (I get a discount sometimes). I'm going to get a facial next week, I can post before and after pics if you want.

 

hello, do you have any before/after pics yet?

 

I took my son for the consultation today.  This lady has been doing it for 24 yrs and seems to know what she's doing.  So we'll give it a try.  She recommended Dermalogica products.  It gets good reviews, but I know it's a little pricey and some people on here say it actually made things worse for them..  So I'm a little scared to buy it.   It's hard to know what will work, and what will worsen things.

 

Here is my log with pics.... How did your son's treatment go?

http://www.acne.org/...-log/?p=3329080



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Posted 24 February 2013 - 06:31 PM

 

 

 

Yes, your son is way too young to deal with the discrimination that comes with having acne, so a good facial might temporarily keep the acne at bay. High frequency is a holistic method that has been around for ages. It's popular in spas in Europe, and some estheticians use it in the US. This is a description of what it does: http://www.truehealt...rritt-island-fl

For me, it helps keep the inflammation under control and calms down my skin...it's definitely a quick fix if you need to get flare ups under control, but you have to keep up with it in order for it to be effective long term. I try to have it done once every 1-2 months.

 

That high frequency facial sounds great... thx for the info.  I'll see if it's available where we are... do you mind telling me what you pay for it?  I realize all estheticians have different prices.

 

yeah 13 yr old boys can be kinda mean, esp. if they aren't dealing w/the acne issues like my son is.  When they say something to him, he usually has a good comeback like, "yeah... it's called PUBERTY.."      sign_owned.gif

 

haha, i'm glad your son has good comebacks! At least he is able to defend himself against mean 13 year olds.

The high frequency is sometimes an "add on" service to facials. If it's on its own, it usually costs around $25, which for me it's too much. But my esthetician does it as part of a 1-hour facial, and the total cost is usually around $60-70 (I get a discount sometimes). I'm going to get a facial next week, I can post before and after pics if you want.

 

hello, do you have any before/after pics yet?

 

I took my son for the consultation today.  This lady has been doing it for 24 yrs and seems to know what she's doing.  So we'll give it a try.  She recommended Dermalogica products.  It gets good reviews, but I know it's a little pricey and some people on here say it actually made things worse for them..  So I'm a little scared to buy it.   It's hard to know what will work, and what will worsen things.

 

Here is my log with pics.... How did your son's treatment go?

http://www.acne.org/...-log/?p=3329080

 

Thank you so much for sharing your pics.  His treatment went well, and his face looked so clean afterwards.  She extracted quite a few blackheads but some are pretty deep.  I understand she can't get to everything in one visit.  He said the extractions hurt, but he was a real trooper.   He is getting more "surfacey" whiteheads/pustules... whatever you call them.  The white things that can be drained easily... they are so unsightly, but I'm hoping it's normal because stuff is coming to the surface.  Sorry to be gross...  He soaks them in hot water and that helps them to drain easily.   I bought the Dermalogica products she recommended, so we will see.  I can't wait to bring him back for another appt.  She works on a lot of teenagers including models, so she seems to know the teenage complexion.  Thanks for asking and I hope you continue to see improvement also  :)



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Posted 24 February 2013 - 07:00 PM

 

 

 

 

Yes, your son is way too young to deal with the discrimination that comes with having acne, so a good facial might temporarily keep the acne at bay. High frequency is a holistic method that has been around for ages. It's popular in spas in Europe, and some estheticians use it in the US. This is a description of what it does: http://www.truehealt...rritt-island-fl

For me, it helps keep the inflammation under control and calms down my skin...it's definitely a quick fix if you need to get flare ups under control, but you have to keep up with it in order for it to be effective long term. I try to have it done once every 1-2 months.

 

That high frequency facial sounds great... thx for the info.  I'll see if it's available where we are... do you mind telling me what you pay for it?  I realize all estheticians have different prices.

 

yeah 13 yr old boys can be kinda mean, esp. if they aren't dealing w/the acne issues like my son is.  When they say something to him, he usually has a good comeback like, "yeah... it's called PUBERTY.."      sign_owned.gif

 

haha, i'm glad your son has good comebacks! At least he is able to defend himself against mean 13 year olds.

The high frequency is sometimes an "add on" service to facials. If it's on its own, it usually costs around $25, which for me it's too much. But my esthetician does it as part of a 1-hour facial, and the total cost is usually around $60-70 (I get a discount sometimes). I'm going to get a facial next week, I can post before and after pics if you want.

 

hello, do you have any before/after pics yet?

 

I took my son for the consultation today.  This lady has been doing it for 24 yrs and seems to know what she's doing.  So we'll give it a try.  She recommended Dermalogica products.  It gets good reviews, but I know it's a little pricey and some people on here say it actually made things worse for them..  So I'm a little scared to buy it.   It's hard to know what will work, and what will worsen things.

 

Here is my log with pics.... How did your son's treatment go?

http://www.acne.org/...-log/?p=3329080

 

Thank you so much for sharing your pics.  His treatment went well, and his face looked so clean afterwards.  She extracted quite a few blackheads but some are pretty deep.  I understand she can't get to everything in one visit.  He said the extractions hurt, but he was a real trooper.   He is getting more "surfacey" whiteheads/pustules... whatever you call them.  The white things that can be drained easily... they are so unsightly, but I'm hoping it's normal because stuff is coming to the surface.  Sorry to be gross...  He soaks them in hot water and that helps them to drain easily.   I bought the Dermalogica products she recommended, so we will see.  I can't wait to bring him back for another appt.  She works on a lot of teenagers including models, so she seems to know the teenage complexion.  Thanks for asking and I hope you continue to see improvement also  smile.png

 

Great, it sounds like his face is responding well to the treatment....glad you found an experienced esthetician! It took me a lot of hits and misses to find a good one.

I would also suggest not to use any harsh products on his skin if there is irritation and inflammation because it will aggravate the acne even more. Tap water can also irritate sensitive skin, so try switching to spring water. It really can make a difference, especially if the quality of your area's water is not the best.