Licensed Estheticians have extensive knowledge in skin care and work closely with those who want to improve there overall appearance. Most estheticians focus on the face. They do however perform other body services such as body wraps, hydration and aromatherapy.
Estheticians are trained to use special equipment that exfoliates dead skin cells to help rejuvenate healthy skin. Higher level estheticians work for medical dermatologists who care for major skin issues like acne, hyper-pigmentation, and other skin disorders. Day spas, salons and cosmetic stores may also provide services that include eyebrow tweezing, waxing, facial massages, eyelash extensions, all of which are done by an esthetician. Intense treatments like electrolysis; laser hair removal, electrotherapy and permanent make-up are typically done in a doctor’s office and require a medical background.
A well-educated esthetician will keep track of each client to ensure proper steps are taken to improve their skin. Estheticians pride themselves on how to properly care for skin and will give their clients advice on how to maintain it on a regular basis; they may also recommend which products to use. If a skin condition doesn’t improve over the course of these treatments they may refer them to a dermatologist for further review. Those looking to becoming an esthetician typically go to cosmetology school, which requires up to 1500 hours of hands on training. Its here where an Esthetician will learn how to care, treat and help others maintain beautiful healthy looking skin.
- Evaluate and treat the facial skin to maintain and improve its appearance, using specialized techniques and products such as peels and masks.
- Demonstrate how to clean and care for skin properly, and recommend skin-care regimens, colors or products for treatment.
- Keep records of client needs and preferences, and the services provided.
- Refer clients to medical personnel for treatment of serious skin problems.