What factors affect results with CL?Age, genetics and lifestyle are key factors that affect client’s results from a course of Collagen Lift treatments. Though your client can not help age and genetics, they can make lifestyle changes. An unhealthy lifestyle can speed up the process of collagen degradation, therefore, your client adopting healthier lifestyle habits is vital in maximising results.
Age and GeneticsFrom our mid-20s onwards, collagen fibres decrease by roughly 1% per year. This means the optimum level of collagen in the skin peaks around 25, and the skin may need help to stay youthful, plump and healthy. Genetics also have a key influence on skin structure and texture. If your client’s parents noticed fine lines, wrinkles and sagging skin from a certain age, they are likely to experience those same symptoms. However, they can slow down the process if you help them to understand detrimental lifestyle choices.
SmokingIf your client is a smoker, they are likely to suffer from dull and lacklustre skin. Smoking is a factor that affects client results as it destroys the skin barrier, restricts circulation, damages collagen and affects the skin’s natural tone. Cigarettes contain a host of chemicals that dry out the skin and destroy connective tissues. The chemicals also affect blood flow, narrowing blood vessels and preventing oxygen and nutrients from reaching the skin. These factors will affect how the Collagen Lift treatment works, restricting the results your client achieves. Quitting smoking before treatment will allow the skin to begin repairing itself for optimum results.
Drinking AlcoholAlcohol is also incredibly detrimental to the skin. If your clients are dehydrated, the skin is one of the first places to lose water, resulting in rough, dry, dull skin. As many alcoholic drinks are high in salt, it can also lead to a cycle of dehydration. If they are regularly drinking alcohol while having Collagen lift treatments, it will be incredibly hard to achieve results with dehydrated skin. Alcohol can also contribute to increased inflammation, oxidative stress, and higher cortisol production. These factors can show up on the skin as sagging, fine lines and wrinkles, dark circles, acne and breakouts.
Unhealthy DietAn unhealthy diet could be affecting your client’s skin more than they know. A diet full of processed foods and high sugar can result in high inflammation, breakouts and premature ageing of the skin. Whilst having treatment, their body will respond better if they are packing it full of superfoods.
Inconsistent Skincare RoutineFinally, if your clients are neglecting their skincare – they are not doing their skin any favours. Professional skin treatments are not a ‘quick fix’. You must emphasis to clients that they must be committed to achieving the best results by adopting consistent skincare habits and following all aftercare instructions. During a course of Collagen Lift, and in general, it is vital to keep the skin hydrated and moisturised.
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