Skin check-ups consist of inspection practices, some measurements and skin tests (e.g. dermographism, tissue tension, sebumetry, corneometry, pH-metry, hydration index). And accurate digital tests such as: microtopography, Photo, Dermoscopy.
The history refers to any previous skin diseases, medications in progress, the identification of the skin type, reactions to environmental causes and, above all, personal cosmetic habits.
The skin inspection, focusing mainly on the face, examines the complexion, radiance, and the presence of imperfections, for example spots (hypermelanic or hypomelanic discoloration), wrinkles and sagging skin, rosacea, erythrosis, flaking skin, acne scars.
Skin check-ups are useful to:
- establish the degree of aging of the skin;
- determine the skin type (seborrhoeic skin, extremely dehydrated “dry” skin, due to insufficient presence of lipids on its surface) and the skin phototype, hence the defences that each individual is able to oppose against UV;
- check tissue tone according to age and sex in order to monitor this important aspect during treatments.
- formulate a treatment aimed at achieving skin hygiene or normalisation of any alterations to the physiological parameters, highlighted by the test results; the derma surgical interventions and methodologies that can be proposed.