A comprehensive skin analysis is an essential part of creating an effective treatment plan. Many factors can influence the skin condition you see right now, and trying to bring about a change without a good analysis is like trying to navigate from point A to point B without having a map - you can follow a road in the general direction, but you won't know which shortcuts to use.
The consultation covers diet, lifestyle, current and previous products used, health, medication and much more. You are asked to come in with a clean face and to bring all your current products with you, to give me the best understanding of the condition of your skin and how it has arrived at this point. The cosmetic chemistry of your products can be an important factor which is why I ask for all your products to be brought in, including makeup. Sometimes eliminating one item can bring about an enormous improvement!
I use the OBSERV skin diagnostic machine to take pictures under several different settings, giving me a good understanding of the condition of the structures beneath the surface which governs the stages of the treatment programme.