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A Prescription for Success

By: Pat Lam
Posted: June 11, 2008, from the November 2006 issue of Skin Inc. magazine.

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Age. Be extremely tactful when asking this question. The answer serves as a helpful reminder when sending cards or gifts. This information helps to identify certain skin and body conditions that are found commonly among persons of that age group. For example, teenagers typically suffer from oily, acneic skin due to a hormonal imbalance, while crow’s-feet or fine lines around the eyes usually appear in the late 20s or early 30s because secretion of the sebaceous glands begins to slow.

Referrals. This assists you in pinpointing where your advertising dollars are working the best.

Therapist. The name of the therapist conducting the consultation.

Personal history. Does the client have any health conditions? Asking this simple question can go a long way in anticipating the effectiveness of—or possible reactions to—particular treatments.