The first step in professional treatment is analyzing and determining your skin type. There are four basic skin types- dry, oily, combination, sensitive. People can have other characteristics different from their skin type as an oily skin can have surface dehydration. Therefore it is necessary to properly analyse tha skin to ensure proper diagnosis and recommendation.
Dermascopy is skin surface microscopy done using a dermascope which is a simple hand held device.It allows visualization of changes in the skin, hair and nail which would otherwise be invisible to the naked eye.
Wood Lamp examination is a diagnostic test in which the skin or hair is examined while exposed to the black light emitted by the wood lamp. The lamp glows violet in a dark environment. It is used to identify the extent of pigmented or depigmented patches and to detect fluorescence.