DIY beauty versus in-clinic treatments

COVID-19 has seen the rise of risky DIY beauty treatments like microdermabrasion and LED light therapy. While these treatments may seem convenient, they actually pose a number of dangers. Horror stories are emerging of people left with inflamed, scarred or burned skin as a result of these treatments.

Here are just some of the reasons why you should always seek expert care before investing in DIY beauty treatments.


1. It takes training to be able to effectively use these devices

A trained clinician with years of experience understands the intensity and frequency at which to administer technology-based treatments like microdermabrasion or LED. Adding to this, they understand how to tailor these settings to suit your skin’s individual requirements. Using these kinds of devices without proper training can cause more harm than good. In proper use of microdermabrasion for example can cause scarring, redness, rashes or hyperpigmentation.


2. At-home devices may not be suitable for your skin

It’s important with all skincare products, whether creams or technology devices, to seek expert advice prior to use. This is because, while a certain product may work well for your friend, it doesn’t necessarily mean it will work for you. A trained clinician will be able to analyse your skin to determine the best products and treatments that are going to get you maximum results.


3. Results are not as effective or long-lasting

Finally, at-home devices are not as strong as in-clinic devices. This, combined with a lack of knowledge around how to use and how long to apply them means results are not as effective. For example, an in-clinic LED light therapy treatment is a minimum of 15 minutes long. So if you’re applying a weaker at-home LED mask at home for only five minutes, chances are, you’re not going to see a huge difference in your skin.

Learn more about how we can help you master the artistry of you™ by booking a consultation with one of our high-skilled clinicians. They’ll work with you to develop a tailored treatment plan that ensures you achieve the best results in a safe and caring environment.