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Educating Clients on the Aging Process & Preventative Measures

Educating Clients on the Aging Process & Preventative Measures

We all know that technology works wonders and that it serves a myriad of indications, but on top of technology patients/clients must also have a fundamental understanding as to why their concerns exist. It is important to educate them on what they can do to prevent from further exacerbating their concerns.

 

Aging is at the centre of it all. Whether it is a concern of laxity, loss of volume, wrinkles, large pores, pigmentation, etc. This beautiful thing we call life, and the progression thereof, comes with aesthetic & cosmetic concerns to which some of us choose to take a proactive approach and address.

 

The morphology of aging skin is coupled with many contributors, such as: genetics, lifestyle, environmental exposure, mechanical movements, hormones, etc. These factors must be looked at from both a point of realistic expectation and identifying what can be done in real-time to help improve the signs of aging that already exist. By determining the cause of current concerns, it may be useful in determining what can be done to reduce preventable future damage.

Most of the above should be addressed during consultation. Although we all age, the rate at which or how our aging appears can be very individual.

 

Some considerations for you to counsel your patients/clients’ on:

 

  1. Use a quality skincare that is appropriate for their specific skin.
  2. Wear and reapply sun block when sun exposed (SPF 30-50).
  3. Try to get 7-8 hours of sleep.
  4. Eat healthy. Avoid fast foods.
  5. Consume 2-3 litres of water per day.
  6. Decrease or limit alcohol and caffeine consumption.
  7. Avoid smoking.
  8. Avoid squinting, drinking from straws, or mechanical movements which contribute to the development of lines/wrinkles.
  9. Avoid sleeping on your stomach.
  10. Exercise regularly.
  11. Maintain good hygiene.
  12. If chronically stressed, pursue an activity (perhaps meditation, yoga, walking unattached to phones, etc.) that may help to reduce stress.

 

These are just a few recommendations that can be made. The more the patient/client is educated by their practitioner, the better the chance of them achieving their goals.

 

Take the time during the consultation to get to know who you are working with and educate them. This will not only enhance their current treatment outcomes, it will maintain them for a longer period of time.