A medical esthetician works with clients to help them maintain the best possible skin health. Estheticians are often present in dermatology, oncology, and plastic surgery offices; some hospitals also employ medical estheticians as well. Some of the esthetician's duties may include performing exfoliation and laser treatments, conducting microdermabrasion, and teaching patients how to care for their skin when recovering from an illness or accident.
Medical Esthetician Tasks
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.