First Things First, The Consultation

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Instant results. While we all like the idea of getting results the moment we start with a new effort (and we’re excited to get started!), we also know that for anything worthwhile, it just isn’t realistic. When starting out with a new skincare goal or routine, instead of frantically grabbing everything on the shelf at your drugstore for a try, take a minute, make a list of your goals and call your local skin professional for a consultation. This month we’re taking you on local Des Moines Blogger Casually Jules’ skincare journey with us at Skin Iowa to give you an idea of what you can expect during this initial step on your journey to better skin.

Once you’ve gotten your list of hopes and dreams for your skin down on paper, book your consultation! Utilizing the years of education and experience of a skin professional will not only save you money, it’ll also ensure you get to your end results faster. Jules started her experience at Skin Iowa with a consultation with  PA-C Michon to discuss her concerns and map out a plan and these are a few of the questions we asked at her initial consult:

What are your main skin concerns? Dark spots from sun damage, uneven skin tone, dry skin around nose.

Have you ever had any other medical grade skincare treatments done in the past? Never! I am so excited for my first experience to be with Skin Iowa. I knew I was in good hands the moment I walked into the door by how welcoming the staff was.

What is your current skin care regimen? My current skin care regimen consists of washing, toning, and moisturizing my skin both day and night. I have not incorporated any anti-aging products into my routine yet but am hoping to start doing so!

Initially Michon knew that a HALO® laser treatment would be a perfect fit for Jules, but to enhance her results, she wanted to first start her on the following ZO® Skin Health products to prep her skin before her appointment at the end of August. The HALO laser is a great option for those looking to improve fine lines and wrinkles, sun damage, texture, and large pores. . . and the downtime is very minimal compared to alternatives. But first, the skincare Michon recommended Jules start with:

ZO Skin Health Daily Power Defense: This powerful antioxidant serum is designed to improve the appearance of lines and wrinkles while promoting overall skin health and protecting from the daily stressors we all encounter.

ZO Skin Health Retinol Skin Brightener .5%: This potent skincare must-have helps to lighten, brighten and even skin tone as well as correct discoloration, and naturally rejuvenate the skin. A modest concentration like .5% is a perfect place for a newbie like Jules to start, to ensure her skin slowly builds tolerance.

ZO Skin Health Gentle Cleanser: This cleanser is gentle enough for all skin types and is designed to remove impurities and leave the skin feeling refreshed, clean and hydrated.

ZO Skin Health Exfoliating Cleanser: This gentle exfoliant is perfect for normal to oily skin and helps target surface oil, leaving the skin feeling clean, but not stripped and dry. It also works wonders at removing the dead skin left behind from retinol use.

We’re excited to continue to share with you Jules’ journey, so be sure to stay tuned to our blog for her results, but first, we asked her about her initial experience with us to help give you a better idea of what to expect at Skin Iowa, PC:

Tell us about your first overall experience at Skin Iowa? My first impression was that the staff was so welcoming and friendly the moment I walked into the door. As I have never had any medical grade skin care treatments done before, I was unsure of what to expect. Michon walked me through the why and the how for the laser treatment, making sure I understood the entire process and was comfortable with it. It was clear to me she wanted me to be comfortable first and foremost. Michon walked me through how we will prep my skin for the laser, and also what to expect during and after treatment.

We had a great time chatting with Jules while she was in our clinic, and if you want to learn more about her casual, everyday style tips. . . be sure to follow her on Instagram by clicking HERE as well as our Skin Iowa, PC page for skincare tips, tricks and special offers HERE! Stay tuned for blog number two, coming soon!