Complimentary Skin Consultation Bellevue & Kirkland
Skincare is more than a trend. For many, it can bring more confidence, help alleviate symptoms of skin medical conditions, and address aging. While much of this can be managed at home, a professional opinion can help improve results and treat a variety of skin conditions. The master estheticians at Northwest Face & Body provide free skin consultations to educate patients on their skin and possible treatments. Northwest Face & Body offers the best complimentary skin consultation Bellevue and Kirkland.
Overview: Understanding Your Skin
No one knows how your skin works better than you. You likely understand your skin type, when you break out, and what causes you to break out. However, the scientific aspects of your skin and what products are ideal for your skin are not always easy to deduce. This is where skin professionals such as master estheticians come in.
Patients who attend a free skin consultation often have a specific issue in mind and also want to learn about products and treatments that are ideal for their skin. Whether this is in-office procedures, surgery, or at-home products, our master estheticians can help create a skin treatment plan that matches your needs and lifestyle.
What Is Evaluated
Your master esthetician will examine more than your skin’s appearance. Our comprehensive skin consultation covers aspects of your health and lifestyle that can affect your skin. Some of what is evaluated during a complimentary skin consultation include:
- Medical history
- Current medications
- Water consumption
- Sleep habits
- Current skincare routine
- Medical conditions
- Prior injuries or surgeries in the treatment area
- Your concerns
- Skin type and tone
- Treatment options
- Best treatments based on budget, skin type/tone, etc.
A skin consultation with a master esthetician provides insight into your skin and possible treatments. Then, based on your preferences, they will help you find the right products or treatments.
A skin consultation with a master esthetician offers several benefits and comes with basically no risk. Unless discussed before or a cancellation occurs, treatment will not take place during your consultation appointment. The free skin consultation is purely to help educate and evaluate patients. Some of the benefits include:
- In-depth skin analysis
- Discussion of how your lifestyle may affect your skin
- Examine the environmental factors that affect you most
- Address potential treatment options
- Determine which treatments are not ideal for you based on your skin type, tone, and conditions
- Prepare treatment plans
- Create acne treatment regimens
- Learn about melasma treatment options
- Gain a better understanding of your skin
- No pressure to purchase or schedule anything
- Get recommendations of products and treatments (even if not offered at Northwest Face & Body)
- Connect with your master esthetician
- Receive a personalized price quote
- Be evaluated for multiple treatments at once (including surgery and injections, but this is not a formal consultation for this treatment, rather, a recommendation)
Possible Treatment Options
Our master estheticians perform many procedures that help improve both the health and beauty of the skin. However, not every patient is a good fit for every procedure. Thus, the free skincare consultation helps your master esthetician gauge your candidacy for the various treatments and determine which will benefit you most.
Microneedling is a physical exfoliation procedure that creates tiny punctures in the skin. They are not visible, but stimulate a collagen and healing response. This can help treat a variety of skin concerns including aging, acne scars, hyperpigmentation, and surgical scars. While frequently used on the face, it can also treat other areas of the body such as the abdomen, legs, and neck.
There are multiple types of microneedling and your master esthetician may recommend one over the others depending on your specific needs. The types of microneedling include:
Chemical peels are one of the more well known professional skin treatments. The chemical peel offerings at Northwest Face & Body are endless due to various available customizations. We perform light and medium peels. Certain skin types and tones may not be suitable for all types of chemical peels. However, enzyme peels are a gentler option.
The forms of chemical peels Northwest Face & Body offers to patients include:
Medical Grade Facials
You can go to any spa and receive a facial. Though, these facials are more focused on relaxation and cleansing than providing overall benefits. They should not harm the skin but are not designed to treat significant skin concerns. Our master estheticians provide several medical-grade facial options that are suitable for most skin. These facials include:
Lasers can accomplish major results when treating the skin. Commonly used to address aging and pigmentation issues, master estheticians can perform non-surgical, non-ablative laser treatments. Like with previous procedures, they are not for everyone. Though, in the right candidate, lasers or similar treatments can offer great results. Our laser and light treatments include:
Northwest Face & Body also carries and can prescribe many products that can help improve your skin or prepare for treatment. Recommended products may include:
- Ferulic acid serum
- Acne cleanser/gel
- Under eye cream
- Brightening cream
- Salicylic acid face wash
Frequently Asked Questions
What Cannot Be Addressed During A Free Skin Consultation?
Our master estheticians provide comprehensive services. However, there are some conditions or skin concerns that they simply cannot treat. While they can help point you in the right direction as far as the type of provider to see, they may not offer treatment specifically. Some of the concerns that our master estheticians cannot address include:
- Skin cancer (or suspected skin cancer)
- Allergic reactions
- Hair loss or hair disorders
- Cosmetic injections (unless also a medical professional qualified to perform such procedures)
- Any type of surgery
Do You Offer Virtual Consultations?
Yes, our master estheticians perform both in-office and virtual consultations. Our virtual consultations take place over either FaceTime or Skype.
What If I Do Not Want To Undergo One Or More Of The Recommended Treatments?
Patients ultimately have the final say in their care. If you do not want to proceed with any of the recommended treatments, you have no obligation to do so. Our master estheticians are simply here to advise and educate. You also may wait to schedule or purchase your recommended treatments. Though, if you wait over a few months, you may need to reconsult for certain procedures.
How Can I Prepare For My Free Skin Consultation?
While there is no treatment performed at your complimentary skin consultation, you may still want to make some preparations. This may include:
- Planning not to wear makeup (eye makeup is okay)
- Ensure you know what medications you are on (feel free to bring them or pictures of them)
- Fill out your paperwork online ahead of time
- List your concerns
- Know what questions you want to ask
- Carry out your normal skincare routine leading up to the appointment
- Research possible treatments
Is It Really Free?
Yes, all we ask when you schedule is that you put a credit card on file. This is only for our cancellation policy. As long as you show up on time for your appointment, your card will not be charged. This does not include purchases you may choose to make on your own during or after the appointment.
The Top Free Skin Consult In Bellevue & Kirkland
The master estheticians at Northwest Face & Body have undergone a combination of esthetic and medical training. Alongside traditional esthetic training, they have also trained in more extensive procedures and the treatment of certain skin conditions. As the foremost skin experts in Bellevue, our master estheticians perform a variety of procedures. This includes facials, microneedling, and laser tattoo removal.
Northwest Face & Body is a plastic surgery and medical spa clinic located in Kirkland, WA. Just north of the 520 bridge, the office is easily accessible from downtown Bellevue and Kirkland. Outside of skincare, Northwest Face & Body also provides plastic surgery and cosmetic injections.