A cosmetic consultation is one of the first steps to receiving the treatment you need for improved skin. At Seattle Skin & Laser, we want to ensure that your consultation is both comfortable and informative.

What is a Cosmetic Consultation?

A cosmetic consultation is a scheduled time to meet with your dermatologist or aesthetician and express your skin concerns. A consultation is required before any cosmetic treatment to ensure that you are a good candidate and to create a customized plan that will give you the best results possible.

How to Prepare for a Cosmetic Consultation

Patients can get the most out of their consultation by preparing properly. Before arriving at your consultation, you should have a clear understanding of your skin concerns and your goals for treatment. It might help to research treatment options that are available that you might want to ask about. You will also be asked about your medical history, so have your information ready. It is also helpful to have a list of questions you’d like your dermatologist to answer.

What to Expect During a Cosmetic Consultation

When you arrive at your cosmetic consultation, you will meet with the board-certified dermatologist or professional aesthetician who will be forming your treatment plan. You will be able to discuss your concerns, goals, and any questions you have. After examining your skin, your dermatology provider will discuss possible treatment options. Depending on the treatment, you might be ready for your procedure by the end of the consultation, or you might go home and think about it. At the end of your consultation, your dermatologist will discuss the next steps.