You may receive a recommendation to see an esthetician, or even choose to visit one based on your own research. Regardless, do you know what the difference is between an esthetician and another type of skin care professional?
While getting skin care treatments somewhere else besides a doctor’s office, like a spa, can be relaxing, it may not be the best for your skin if you aren’t being treated by a licensed esthetician.
What qualifications do estheticians have?
An esthetician is an expert in skin care who must have different levels of certification through their state’s board of education. Estheticians study skin physiology and microbiology as well as the muscles, bones, and nerves in the face. They are taught how to perform facials and other skin treatments including laser hair removal, chemical peels, exfoliation, microneedling, microdermabrasion, dermaplaning. After an appointment with an esthetician, they can also provide a recommendation for your skin care routine moving forward.
What does an esthetician do?
ns focus strictly on skin care and are trained to provide a number of treatments, which will vary based on your skin and your needs.
Facials can help with the treatment of acne, dry skin, or irritated skin, as well as the reduction of wrinkles and fine lines. After a facial at Mystic Valley Dermatology, patients often notice a more even complexion, fewer problems with acne, reduced w
rinkles, or more hydrated, glowing skin. Facials can be customized for teenagers and elderly patients.
A chemical peel is a treatment used to regenerate skin on your face, neck, or hands. This type of treatment can come in three different levels.
- Superficial: Gently treats the outer layer of skin.
- Medium: Can remove damaged skin cells down to the middle layer of skin.
- Deep: Provides the most dramatic results by deeply penetrating all layers of skin.
For more information about the type of chemical peel you should receive, contact our dermatologists today.
Microdermabrasion is an exfoliating treatment used to remove dead or damaged skin cells and help your skin appear softer, smoother, and more youthful. Microdermabrasion is recommended to treat light scarring, discoloration, sun damage, wrinkles, and stretch marks.
Additional anti-aging treatments
Licensed estheticians can also provide microneedling treatment to reduce fine lines and scarring, IPL photorejuvenation treatment to reduce brown spots and sun damage, and many more treatments to improve the look and feel of your skin.
Another way to enhance your look is with eyelash tinting, eyebrow tinting, and laser hair removal. All of these are services that many estheticians will provide. Laser hair removal can be done on most areas of the body to destroy hair follicles without affecting the skin.
Our estheticians want you to have an enjoyable experience during your treatment, in addition to the noticeable improvements in your skin afterwards. Call today to schedule an appointment with our esthetician at our Boston area offices!