Aging is inevitable and as one gets older, skin’s structure, barrier function, and its sensitivities and conditions change. The one major concern for most clients and their skin is the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. This is a normal part of aging; however, skin care professionals cannot help clients slow that process down by changing up their facial treatments or homecare routine. Educating clients on some of the potential causes that are contributing to their fine lines such as, a lack of proper sun protectant use, smoking, and improper nutrition to name a few is very important. Being able to communicate with clients about their habits, lifestyle, potential changes, commitment to treatments, and at-home skin care can yield great results in the prevention and reduction of fine lines. Encouraging clients to have a little patience in the process and to trust in the professional’s recommendations will be crucial to the outcome. In order for aestheticians to properly educate their clients, they need to thoroughly understand the many causes and factors of wrinkle formation.
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Andrea Gregaydis is a licensed aesthetician and international CIDESCO diplomat. She holds multiple additional licenses as a New York state instructor and nail technician, as well as certified laser technician. Gregaydis is the lead instructor at the Aesthetic Science Institute and has over 10 years of experience as a practitioner, team coordinator, and role model for hundreds of future skin care professionals. She is contributing author to top industry trade magazines, as well as a speaker at various aesthetics conferences across the United States. She is also a CIDESCO International Examiner.