Sizzled, Thinned, Chemically Irritated And Ultimately Aged?
Current technology allows us almost instant access to so many things, we can download music, emails and information infinitum and a host of other stuff almost instantly. In this culture of “its available now” it is not surprising that there are a lot of “Hi Tech” skin treatments out there that promise instant results for your face. To broadly categorise these treatments we could say there are thermal treatments and chemical treatments. Thermal treatments heat the skin, this includes things like laser, micro dermabrasion and Fraxel laser. Chemical treatments use acid peels derived from a variety of sources. Both of these modalities have facial treatments claiming to lighten pigmentation, diminish lines and wrinkles, brighten and tighten the skin and generally make you look younger.
What you are not told about Thermal and Chemical Treatments!
According to Florence Barrett Hill one of Australia’s leading skin care technical educators with over 30 years of industry experience covering all areas of professional and para-medical skin care. A large percentage of the general population have complexions that are not suitable to these types of treatments. Based on a tried and true Australian Government approved Skin Typing Methodology the “Fitzpatrick Skin Typing System”. A system that grades different skins based on their susceptibility to UV damage, pigmentation and radiation.