Are you looking for more advanced forms of skincare but you are not sure what most of it really means and how each form works? There are so many different things that you can have done to your skin; superficial chemical peels, microdermabrasion, microcurrent treatments and LED treatments are some of the many ways that you can transform your skin in a spa setting. You can even go to more advanced in a medical spa or plastic surgery setting, with the use of Lasers, IPL treatments and deep peels. But, what does what? We here all these buzz words and then see dramatic before and after pictures of people, but, what is that going to do for us? Today I would like to talk to you about assessing your own skin care goals. First, don’t do it alone. Talk with your esthetician or dermatologist about what is bothering you with your skin. When we analyze your skin, we start by reviewing the texture, temperature, tone and hydration levels within the skin. We will determine your skin type and identify any issues that we can visibly see. This is a great place for you to voice your personal concerns because what we see may not be what you’re concerned about. I may see dehydration and hyperpigmentation and you may see fine lines around your mouth and puffiness underneath your eyes. The next part is to be honest about what you are currently using on your face. If you can’t remember, bring in your products. What we will use on your skin is affected by your current homecare and if we don’t know, we have to err on the side of caution. This alters the overall course of the treatment plan. Conversely, if you withhold the use of certain products, we may inadvertently use something that could damage your skin. Either way, just be honest so we can best serve your skincare needs. From that point, your skin care professional should be able to steer you in the right direction. Sometimes you will have to use a combination of techniques to meet all your goals and that will require an additional time and financial commitment. Please remember that the health of your skin is worth it. It may require that you upgrade your home skincare routine, or more advanced in room treatments, but, you are worth it.