An esthetician is a professional who specializes in skin and skin care. Estheticians, sometimes spelled aestheticians, are trained in cosmetic treatments of the skin.
Estheticians specialize in skin and skin care.
Estheticians, also called skin care therapists, specialize in cosmetic treatments of the
skin. If you've ever wondered what skin type your are, or have trouble deciding on which skin care product to buy, you need an esthetician.
Estheticians can help create a daily skin care routine for you, suggest skin care products that are appropriate
for your skin, and help you create healthy skin.
Estheticians work in salons, day spas, and dermatology offices.
Most estheticians work at salons, day spas or skin spas, and medi-spas. Here they do various cosmetic procedures including facials, body treatments, and waxing. Most estheticians offer a variety of
spa treatments as well.
Some estheticians perform specialty treatments like microdermabrasion, superficial
chemical peels, and certain light treatments.
The salon is not the only place you'll find an esthetician -- your dermatologist may have one on staff. They can perform procedures complementary to a doctor's treatment
(like extracting blackheads and gently exfoliating the skin). Some estheticians work closely with dermatologists, either in-office or through a referral system.
Estheticians are licensed professionals.
All estheticians must be trained and licensed
in the state that they are working in. They complete 260 to 600 hours of training (depending on the state) and pass both a written and a practical, or hands-on, exam.
This is just to receive their license.