It is always a good idea to schedule a consultation appointment prior to your first treatment, especially if you are new to esthetic treatments. This gives you and your aesthetician a chance to discuss your goals and expectations for the first visit, and long term goals for the future. During a consultation, your skin professional will go over an extensive intake form, do a cleansing of the skin followed by a detailed skin analysis. This will give your therapist the information needed to create an individualized treatment plan, series of professional treatments and recommendations for products you can use at home. Much of the success of maintaining a visible improvement after treatment depends on consistent, correct home care.