Flashcards in Advanced Treatments Deck (24):
What methods will accomplish exfoliation of the skin?
manually, mechanically, and chemically (products)
What is the average rate of cell turnover by age?
babies=14 days, teenagers=21-28 days, adults=28-42 days, 50 and older=42-84 days
What is a recommended pH for peels in a salon or spa?
no less the 3.0
Name some contraindications for chemical exfoliation
pregnancy, herpes, medications that cause photosensitivity
What conditions will be a contraindication for microcurrent?
pregnancy, epilepsy, pacemakers
Where are most body products applied first when performing a body scrub?
What role will the esthetician play in preoperative care in a plastic surgeons office?
helping the patient stay calm
Do light peels penetrate the dermis?
No, only a few layers of the epidermis
What happens to the cell renewal factor as we age?
it slows down
Which are stronger, BHA or AHA?
AHA (alpha hydroxy acid)
How should you determine the type of exfoliation to use on a client?
It should be based on their skin condition and the results you wish to achieve
What is the #1 thing a client must do after chemical exfoliation?
Avoid sun exposure
What are the two ways you can use microdermabrasion crystals?
Mechanically with a machine or manually with your hands/fingers
Is a microderm more effective than a peel?
Microderm exfoliates more effectively than a 30% AHA
Should microdermabrasion be an aggressive treatment?
No, the client should never be uncomfortable
What type of skin should avoid microderm treatments?
sensitive, couperous skin
Will more or excessive crystals make a microderm treatment more effective?
No, there should be a constant even flow of crystals
Is microcurrent a gentle or agressive treatment?
It is a gentle treatment that helps naturally regenerate the skin
What is the function of ultrasound on the skin?
It is deep and penetrating, increases blood flow, stimulates the tissue and promotes oxygenation
What is the top benefit of exfoliation during a facial?
Prepares the skin to receive additional products
What can help decrease the production of cellulite?
keeping collagen and elastin healthy
What is the benefit of massage when treating cellulite?
It softens hardened cellulite
What is the definition of ablative in reference to skin tissue?
It is the removal or ablation of skin tissue