When a client first visits Skin by VC Dermal for an initial skin consultation, it is normally after years of trying products, treatments and medications with no success…. They have navigated the “mine-field” of brand marketing, social media, celebrity endorsements all promising that their magic product will re-wind the clock 10 years and fix their underlying skin concerns. But the simple truth is there is no such “quick fix”.
As qualified dermal therapists and skin experts one of the most important aspects of our role is to explain “the why”?….
- Why – Our skin behaves the way it does?
- Why – Some everyday products can be harmful to your skin?
- Why – In order to prevent and correct your concerns you need specific active ingredients?
Secondly, it’s important to explain why you need to have a realistic expectation. You didn’t just wake up one day and your skin had aged. It has been a series of subtle changes over a period of time – caused by a number of factors. And so, achieving amazing results will only occur with a consistent approach to in-clinic treatments and a dedicated home-care regime – put simply – it won’t happen overnight.
We have control over approximately 68% of the factors that influence our skin. 32% is controlled by genetics.
It’s knowing how to avoid these factors and support the processes of the ones we can’t. Our environment for example. Are you exposed to the elements? Do you sit in an air-conditioned office all day? Are you exposed to chemicals and pollutants? All of these factors will impact the barrier function of your skin.
Internal factors can include hormones, genetics, our general health, nutrition and mental health. All these play a role in how our skin looks, feels and functions.
Each day we make choices that will impact our skin. Do you drink a lot of alcohol or caffeine? Do you smoke? Do you drink enough water? Do you have a balanced diet? Do you sleep well? Do you have regular bowel movements? Do you practice self-care and allow time to “just be”.
A highly stressful life will have a big impact on your entire body and the ability of your skin to heal itself.
Lastly, what we apply to our skin matters! Not all products are created equal. Your skin is a condition of the way it has been treated through inferior skincare, incorrect treatments and lifestyle choices made. A major part of your skin consultation is where your Skin by VC Dermal therapist will prescribe the correct ingredients and explain the processes and unique combination of homecare – which is often introduced in stages – as we address certain areas / rebalance and corrections. Just remember, you are in control; 80% of your results will happen from your daily product practice and choices.
Skin by VC Dermal recommends and uses Lira Clinical, regarded as the “next level of clinical skincare”, with award-winning unique formulations – like no other range we have previously used in our clinics. Using topical probiotics, multiple plant stem cells, advanced peptides, exclusive botanicals and various skin nourishing vitamins and minerals to achieve bright, beautiful healthy skin. Our client’s before and after photos are a testament to the amazing results you can achieve.
The first step is to get in contact to book in your consultation and let us guide you through your skin’s journey. With over 15 years of industry experience – we are passionate, trusted professionals who truly understand skin.