The initial consultation is an important part of the diagnostic process. The initial consultation requires that you come in for a 10 - 15 minutes appointment. This gives the doctor an opportunity to examine your skin, formulate a diagnosis and provide you with a personalised and effective treatment regime.
If the doctor feels it is necessary, he may ask you to have some testing carried out to help in identifying your condition.
If the condition requires testing the doctor will usually prescribe some medication to help while they await the results. This should provide some immediate relief, especially from allergic reactions. Once the test results come through the doctor will be able to tailor the treatment regime accordingly.
Follow up consultation
The follow up consultation is not necessary for all patients but many conditions do require ongoing treatment. These conditions include acne, eczema, psoriasis etc. Some medications, for example, Oratane, requires monitoring as there can be side effects. The doctor will be able to tell you if you need to come back for more analysis.
opportunity to examine your skin thoroughly and discuss your wishes and aspirations.
Once the doctor knows how you would like to look, he can give you a completely personalised regime to help your achieve the best possible results.