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Skin Consultation Questions to Ask Your Aesthetician During Your First Visit


Skin Consultation Questions to Ask Your Aesthetician During Your First Visit

So, it’s your first time visiting a medical spa. You might feel a bit uneasy because you’re not sure what to say.

What you should keep in mind is the reason why you’re there in the first place: what do you want your skin to look like? Do you want a less tired look, glowing skin, minimal wrinkles, or smaller pores?

Your consultation is the perfect opportunity to discuss your skin goals and the procedures involved to achieve that goal. If you’re still unsure what to ask, here are some sample skin consultation questions you can use as a guide:

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Are my skin goals achievable?

We all want to have celebrity skin – radiant, smooth, and blemish-free. However, depending on the current condition of your skin, this might not be quickly achieved. 

For example, it might take a few months to make depressed acne scars go away or be less noticeable. Your consultation is your chance to discuss what can be accomplished for a specific timeframe.

What’s causing my current skin condition?

Are you experiencing acne breakouts? Is your skin too dry or oily? Ask your aesthetician what could be causing your current skin condition.

This is also the time to divulge what medications or supplements you’re taking. Some prescription drugs such as steroids and thyroid medications can trigger acne flare ups and other skin problems. 

Also inform your aesthetician about your sleeping habits, diet, and water intake as all these play a significant role in determining what could be causing your skin issues. At this point, you might also be asked to fill up a skin consultation form or questionnaire asking you about these details.

What treatment program is right for me?

Because we all have different skins and there are several ways to achieve certain skin goals, it’s important that your aesthetic treatment is custom-tailored for you. Ask your aesthetician a specific plan for how your skin goals can be achieved.

What result can I expect to get from this treatment?

Being open during your first visit will help your aesthetician find the best way to proceed.  Understanding what you want to get out of the treatment your practitioner plans to do and being realistic of the results will help confirm if you’re both on the same page.

Will the treatment have any side effects?

Not all treatments have side effects, but it’s best to confirm with your aesthetician the possibility of any. 

For instance, dermal fillers might cause some swelling, bruising, and redness immediately after the procedure. Knowing the potential side effects of your treatment and how long they last will set your expectations and help prevent unnecessary worry. 

Are there things I need to do before and after treatment?

Your aesthetician should be able to tell you during the consultation what you need to do before and after the treatment. 

If you’ve been advised for a botox treatment, for example, you would be asked to stop consuming alcohol a week before the procedure. Before and aftercare ensures the effectiveness of the treatment and that no complications arise following it.

How long will the results last?

Unless administered regularly, aesthetic treatments don’t last forever. Ultherapy usually lasts for two years and depending on the strength of the peel, chemical peels generally last anywhere from two to six months. 

Your aesthetician should be able to inform you how long your own treatment will last and how often it should be repeated for maximum results.

What skin regimen do you recommend for my skin?

One of the best questions to ask during skin analysis with your aesthetician is the best regimen and products to use for your skin type. 

You might be experiencing issues because you’re using the wrong products or you’re not using them correctly or often enough. Doing the right skin regimen will also help prolong the effect of your treatment. 

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Consult APT Skincare Experts

There are many skin care clinics around, but not all have the expertise and dedication as we do. At APT Medical Aesthetics, we aim to deliver a wide range of aesthetic services that will give you the results you want.

If you have skin consultation questions, don’t hesitate to get in touch with us. Our team would be happy to discuss and recommend the best treatment that’s suitable for you.



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