4 Common Mistakes When Performing A Facial At Home

Mistake #1: Using professional-grade chemical peels

It may be tempting to seek out a professional-grade chemical peel to do at-home, but this is extremely dangerous if you don’t know what you’re doing. When using these products incorrectly you run the risk of long-lasting redness, pigment irregularities, and even scarring. Leave chemical peels to the professionals, please!

Mistake #2: Combining too many active ingredients

Getting a professional facial is the art of layering products that work in tandem together – yes, science! The general rule of thumb is to only use one active product (retinols, acids, niacinamide, etc) during any facial, otherwise, you risk potential sensitivity, inflammation, and even burns or scarring.

Mistake #3: Attempting to do extractions yourself

You knew it was coming… Squeezing a pimple or picking at your skin can first and foremost lead to the spread of bacteria and, ultimately, more pimples. Although it may be tempting, don’t touch it!

Mistake #4: Using microdermabrasion or microneedling kits

Using professional microdermabrasion and micro needling tools at home isn’t wise. These tools require a high-sanitary environment. If used incorrectly you can really harm your skin and bring more bacteria into the skin cells.

Your skin deserves a little love!

A new study has shown that microbotox (getting a specific dilution of neurotoxins) is effective in treating acne and rosacea. If you’ve tried every skincare product on the market and are still stuggling with your skin, this is worth a shot!

We know what you’re thinking, “well.. I don’t want it to look like I got botox on my whole face.” It won’t! Since it’s a diluted product, you won’t be breaking the bank, OR looking plastic.

Before embarking on any treatments, AK Care recommends to have a one to one consult with Dr. AK or our aesthetician. During this session skin and facial assessment will be done. Mutual decision is made as to what treatments can be done. As you all may know, medical and cosmetic skin care is overlooked in lots of people.

Home regimen remedies and professional treatments are routinely needed based on your skin type, colour, ageing and expectation. We ensure that all our patient stay happy and satisfied in their skin.

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Dr. AK offers specialized services in holistic skin health and anti-aging procedures.

During your consultation & skin and facial assessment, mutual decision is made as to what treatments can be done. We ensure that all our patient stay happy and satisfied in their skin.