Good Morning Everyone,
The aesthetician leads his or her clients to a deeper understanding of skin care by performing the skills of his or her profession. In this instance the aesthetician is a teacher. Skin care specialists who do not share their knowledge with their clients do them more harm than good. Today’s skin care client knows a little about a lot of things. There is so much information available that it makes it difficult for our clients to comprehend all that they need to know about their particular skin type and condition and how to care for it. It is inconceivable how the average person without specialized training could sift through this enormous body of aesthetic knowledge without a license in skin care.
Without the right information clients cannot perform the correct actions on their own and see results. The challenge for the aesthetic provider is to convince his or her clients of the necessary measures that must be taken to clear up their problem. In many cases our clients are so confused they have no idea of what to do. What is worse is that some clients do not want to learn at all. Some clients are easily threatened by any serious attempts to expand their awareness so they will have a more complete understanding of their problem.
Lack of treatment care information keeps clients in the dark and makes them dependent on their aesthetician. Each client’s treatment and home care plan is different depending on the person’s specific needs. It is absolutely necessary for the skin care provider to urge their clients to learn all they can about the active ingredients in their products and the benefits they will receive if they use them according to specification.
Clients who are not well schooled in product usage can easily make mistakes in their application processes that can further complicate their conditions. It is the responsibility of the aesthetic provider to not only coordinate the steps of the plan in a sequential order but to easily explain the process to assure that the client will perform their home care treatments properly.
Educating a client in a treatment setting takes skill and discretion. In many instances certain components of the training session have to take place behind closed doors in a quiet and tranquil setting while the client is experiencing relaxation. The aesthetician has to make certain that the client is listening carefully so that they will not be misunderstood and they will depart the session well-informed. What complicates this type of instruction, and makes it even more challenging is the time limits involved. The aesthetician must be able to relay the appropriate knowledge and get their point across in a stress-free, hassle-free manner and yet, still be firm and clear when issuing instructions. Teaching in a treatment room is tricky because the client is in a captive situation. The skin care provider has to be careful not to come across as someone who is taking advantage of such circumstances. Otherwise, they will be perceived as unethical and unprofessional and their clients could end up questioning their conduct especially, if the client were to view the instruction being offered as nothing more than an elaborate sales pitch.
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