Skincare has been a significant aspect of human health for thousands of years and is no less popular in culture today. Over the past few decades, new skincare technologies and methods have emerged, making skincare more accessible and versatile than ever before. With the rise of new skincare technologies comes a demand for specialists who know how the use the technologies. Whether we are talking about medical or cosmetic skincare, there exist now trained experts who can deliver a range of skincare services to consumers.
In this article, we will explore several types of skincare specialists and the kinds of services they offer.
Probably the most obvious and well-known skincare specialist is a dermatologist. A dermatologist is a doctor (MD or DO) who specializes in conditions of the skin, hair, or nails. Dermatologists can identify and treat thousands of skin problems, such as eczema, acne, and skin cancer. Many dermatologists do minor surgeries, such as mole and wart removal. Dermatologists trained in Mohs surgery can remove cancerous tissue from the skin. Because dermatologists are doctors, they can prescribe medications to their patients.
Medical estheticians are not doctors but they often work closely with dermatologists and plastic surgeons in various settings. A medical esthetician will need to go through a training program, and sometimes a obtain a college degree, to be able to practice. This is because medical estheticians must implement practical, scientific knowledge into their practice. Estheticians can perform tasks ranging from Botox, laser hair removal, and skin toning to more serious tasks such as post-burn care and post-surgical recovery.
Spa therapists help people detox and relax by providing gentle and rejuvenating skincare services. Spa therapists may perform tasks such as hydrotherapy, steam baths, saunas, mud baths, hot stone therapy, head massages, aromatherapy, and many others. Spa therapists are required to obtain an esthetician license in addition to further training in the relaxation arts. These specialists often work in spa or salon settings but may also work in conjunction with a dermatologist or plastic surgery practice.
Waxing has become a popular skincare trend among both men and women. People wax different parts of their bodies, from the face, legs, and chest to more private and intimate areas. Waxing specialists know the best techniques to wax different areas and the tools, such as waxing strips and hot wax, needed for each part. Waxing specialists often work in beauty salons, spas, or hair removal clinics, and may provide skincare services in addition to waxing.
A skincare technician is a versatile specialist who can work in many different settings. Although less trained than medical estheticians, skincare technicians must still have a broad knowledge of skin conditions and services. A skincare technician may work with skin conditions such as eczema, acne, rosacea, and sagging skin. These specialists may work with dermatologists, spa therapists, or medical estheticians.
Facial training specialist
While many other skincare specialists do work with skin conditions on the face, facial training specialists focus solely on helping client achieve a healthy glow in the facial area. Facial training specialists may perform cleansing techniques, chemical peels, organic face treatments, and will know how to operate tools to achieve a youthful look in the face. These specialists are likely to work with dermatologists or in a medical spa setting.
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