Skin HQ consultation, skin preparation and aftercare
Skin HQ consulation process, skin preparation and skin aftercare
Prior to any skin procedure or treatment all Skin HQ patients and clients receive a full consultation to assess skin and type and to provide information about the upcoming procedure, how it works, realistic expectations, likely outcomes, contraindications, risks, costs involved, and post-treatment care advice.
All consultations and treatments are performed by either a doctor (skin cancer checks) or a registered nurse (cosmetic skin treatments) with extensive training in cosmetic procedures.
In the consultation the doctor or registered nurse will discuss different skin treatment options with you and develop a personalised plan based on your skin condition, your skin type and the skin treatment you are undergoing.
Cosmetic skin consultation
Before a Skin HQ cosmetic skin procedure such as, PDT is performed, a small patch of skin is tested to determine the most effective settings for your skin type to minimise the risk of any adverse reaction.
For your convenience, this can be done at the time of your initial consultation.
Your registered nurse will discuss the different treatment options with you and together you will choose the best option based on your goals and your skin type that will treat your skin most effectively and always with the least possible risk to your safety as a paramount concern.
If required, a dermoscopic check of any suspicious lesion or lesions will be performed by a doctor to ensure that they do not contain signs of cancer or require skin cancer treatment or surgical removal.
Skin aftercare following a cosmetic procedure or skin cancer treatment
Skin cancer treatments and cosmetic skin procedures can cause slight discomfort and sometimes pain so numbing cream and cooling gel are applied if and when needed or requested.
Immediately after a cosmetic skin treatment, the skin is cooled to improve comfort and reduce post treatment redness and/or swelling. Moisturising cream is applied to the treatment area, and you will be advised of post-treatment care and provided with written take-home instructions.
See also PDT aftercare.