The Role of an Esthetician

The next time you visit Ageless Allure Medispa, you may be administered treatment by one of our skilled estheticians. Learn more about who these licensed professionals are, and how receiving treatments from an esthetician can help improve the health and overall appearance of your skin.

Who Are Estheticians?

Estheticians – also spelled aestheticians – are skin care professionals. They are experts in providing treatments to improve the complexion, tone, texture, color, and overall health of your skin. Estheticians are not medical doctors, which means they cannot diagnose skin conditions, prescribe medications, or perform invasive cosmetic procedures. Estheticians administer cosmetic treatments to the superficial outer layer of skin; invasive cosmetic procedures like Botox, fillers, or deep chemical peels must be performed by a licensed dermatologist or plastic surgeon.

However, an esthetician is an excellent resource for questions about your skin wellness – he or she can help you choose treatments that promote good skin health over your entire body. Estheticians can suggest cosmetic treatments to help previously diagnosed skin conditions. They can recommend products to help common skin issues like acne, redness, or dryness. And they are trained to recognize signs of undiagnosed skin problems that require medical care and then refer you to a dermatologist.

How Do You Become an Esthetician?

Estheticians are licensed professionals. In order to earn a license, trainees must complete a certain number of training hours at an accredited beauty school, and pass written and skills exams through the Board of Cosmetology. The number of training hours varies by state – in Florida, trainees must complete 260 hours of training to qualify for the licensing exams. Additionally, estheticians in Florida must complete another sixteen hours of training every two years for license renewal.

Licensed estheticians work in salons, day spas, medical spas, luxury resorts, beauty supply stores, fitness studios, and gyms. Some estheticians work in medical offices alongside dermatologists. They offer cosmetic treatments that complement treatments prescribed by a dermatologist. Many estheticians also have independent practices.

What Services Do Estheticians Provide?

Estheticians administer noninvasive cosmetic skin treatments to reduce the appearance of wrinkles, fine lines, and hyperpigmentation, reduce the appearance of sun damage, and help clear up mild acne and skin inflammation.

Before you receive a treatment, your esthetician will talk to you about your skin care goals and create a treatment plan to achieve those goals. He or she can also give you tips and appropriate product recommendations for home care. Make sure to inform your esthetician of any allergies or skin sensitivities you have beforehand.

Estheticians can administer the following treatments:

  • Facials
  • Superficial chemical peels
  • Acne treatments
  • Microdermabrasion
  • Eye treatments
  • Threading
  • Waxing
  • Sunless tanning
  • Body wraps
  • Masks and scrubs
  • Mud baths
  • Makeup
  • Aromatherapy

Because Ageless Allure Medispa is also a medical spa, we offer several medical cosmetic treatments under the supervision of a licensed dermatologist. If you receive a medical treatment, our estheticians can offer advice and product recommendations for post-procedure skin care.

Choose Ageless Allure Medispa to Rejuvenate Your Skin

At Ageless Allure Medispa, our skilled estheticians provide personalized skin care treatments that meet your needs and restore your skin to a healthy, glowing state. Review our services, and then contact our office today to discuss your treatment options and schedule your next appointment.