Facial aesthetic treatments for different skin concerns

As we all know, no facial aesthetic treatment is a one size fits all kind of solution. We often stress in our blogs the importance of building a close relationship between the aesthetician or therapist and the client. This way your expert aesthetician can choose the best treatment for your skin concerns.

As a trained aesthetician or beauty therapist, you are trained to make executive decisions on the best treatments for your clients based on their current skin concerns. Hence why skin analysis is one of the first things learnt in our beauty and facial courses. 

Skin Analysis will help you understand the clients’ skin type (oily, dry, or combination), the flaws (prone to hyperpigmentation or acne, etc.), and advantages (plump or retains moisture). Once you, as a therapist, can understand your clients’ skin, you can then help them choose the best skin treatment for their skin type.

In this blog, we will be discussing some current popular facial aesthetic treatments and the skin types they will most benefit. 

Aesthetic Facial Treatments For Different Skin 

1. Microneedling

Microneedling is currently very popular within the beauty industry for its spectacular transforming skills. This facial aesthetic treatment consists of many tiny (sterile) needles pricking the skin to create stress on the skin. The stress caused by these needles will encourage the growth of new skin cells and increase collagen production.

The collagen produced will encourage more youthful and elastic skin. Many skin concerns can cause our skin to lose its natural elasticity, such as ageing, acne, and stretch marks.  

Facial aesthetic treatments: Microneedling

Benefits of Microneedling

As an Aesthetic treatment, microneedling is an excellent choice for treating:

  • The appearance of fine lines and wrinkles that appear naturally due to ageing.
  • Acne scars that have been left behind from acne.
  • Larger pores will appear smaller. 
  • Allows your products to sink deeper, making them more effective.
  • Once the new skin has come in, your skin will appear brighter.
  • Encourages hair growth where hair has been damaged or is falling out.
  • The appearance of hyperpigmentation will diminish as the skin brightens up overall. 

Who is Suitable for Microneedling Aesthetic Treatment?

Based on the benefits listed above, microneedling is suitable for various clients. However, we recommend it to clients hoping to reduce the appearance of ageing without fillers or other injectable aesthetic treatments. Clients suffering from hyperpigmentation, sun damage, and stretch marks will also appreciate the results. Finally, we recommend microneedling to clients who are looking to treat acne scarring. For those treating acne scars, your acne should no longer be active to avoid the spreading of bacteria!

2. Chemical Peels/ Skin Peeling Treatments

A chemical peel aesthetic facial treatment consists of applying a chemical solution to remove dead skin cells. The treatment will also encourage the growth of new skin cells. As an aesthetician, your aim with a chemical peel is to improve the general appearance of your client’s skin. 

Three different types of chemical peels are available on the market: superficial, medium, and deep. We will only discuss superficial and medium skin peels as they are the most readily available and administered by a non-medical aesthetician. A superficial chemical peel targets the top layer of the skin (epidermis), whilst a medium chemical peel targets the top and medium layers of the skin. 

Benefits of Chemical Peels

Similar to microneedling, chemical peels are an excellent aesthetic treatment for those who want a more even appearance across their skin. 

  • Decrease the appearance of sun spots and age spots.
  • Improve the visibility of milder scars.
  • Reduce hyperpigmentation on the skin.
  • Improve the overall texture and brightness of the skin.
  • Allows for personal skin care products to absorb better into the skin.
 Chemical peel: Facial aesthetics treatment

Who is Most Suitable for Chemical Skin Peel Aesthetic Treatment?

If your client suffers from dull or dry skin, they will benefit from skin peeling. After the dead skin cells are removed they will experience brighter skin. Similarly, if the client has hyperpigmentation or sun-damaged skin, a chemical peel will help brighten their skin.

3. Laser Skin Rejuvenation

The final aesthetic facial treatment that we will explore in this blog will be laser skin rejuvenation treatments. Laser skin rejuvenation is a resurfacing treatment. The lasers remove the damaged skin and encourage your body’s healing process. This treatment is by far one of the most advanced available on the market for non-medical aestheticians to offer. 

Currently, there are two popular choices on the market and offered by leading skin clinics across the country. Ablative and non-ablative, depending on the one chosen by the client, will affect their recovery time.

Ablative laser treatments will have the laser remove the top layer of skin leading to a longer recovery time. Non-ablative lasers do not remove the top layer of skin, rather they target the skin tissues underneath. It depends on how severe the intended treatment area is would impact which option an aesthetician will pick for their client. 

Benefits of Laser Skin Rejuvenation

  • Treating fine lines and wrinkles to offer younger-looking skin.
  • Reduce the appearance of scars, including acne scars.
  • Those with hyperpigmentation will benefit from a more even skin tone.
  • Treating age and sun spots.

Who is Most Suitable for Laser Skin Rejuvenation Aesthetic Treatment?

If your client has older and more mature skin, they will definitely appreciate the results of laser resurfacing! The treatment is great for targeting the fine lines and wrinkles in more delicate areas that other options can’t get close enough to. These areas include around the eyes, mouth, and forehead. 

Interested in Learning Aesthetic Facial Treatments?

We’ve mentioned time and time again, the shift from beauty therapy to aesthetics. If you are already qualified with your Level 3 Beauty Therapy diploma but are interested in aesthetic training, then look no further!

Here at Ray Cochrane Beauty School, based in London, we are the leading centre for beauty and aesthetic training. We are able to train those who have completed their level 3 already in Advanced Level 4 Treatments.

We currently teach:

VTCT ITEC Level 4 Chemical Skin Peels

VTCT ITEC Level 4 Micro-Needling

VTCT Level 4 Laser Skin Rejuvenation and Laser Hair Removal

However, if you are interested in learning how to become an aesthetician as a beginner, check out this blog

Regardless of what route you take in training with us, you can rest assured that you are learning from the best. Our expert tutors are all experienced aestheticians who have many years of experience under their belts. We also ensure all students learning advanced aesthetics can practice their treatments on live models of different skin types to prepare you for clients. Finally, at Ray Cochrane, we are the #1 aesthetic laser training course provider in the UK! Why wouldn’t you want to learn from the best?

If you would like to find out more about our aesthetic courses, do not hesitate to get in contact! Our office number is 020 7486 6291 or you can email us at admission@raycochrane.co.uk.