It’s a question that I get a lot, people hear that I went to beauty school and they are like, oh do you do hair, and obviously not. An esthetician is someone who specializes in the health and beautification of the skin and I think when you look it up in the dictionary that an esthetician is a person the nature of beauty, it’s like a philosophical concept, it’s not what I do, so what is an esthetician so they are allowed to treat things like mild acne, aging, things like hyper pigmentation which is like scarring, an esthetician does waxing, facials, microdermabrasion, chemical peels, an esthetician can also help educate you about skin, meaning estheticans are also well versed massage therapy.
I forgot, I don’t think estheticians are qualified to do acrylics, at least not where I live but they do massage, the whole thing, I am terrible at it, it’s not a service that I offer cause I am really bad at it. So what can’t an esthetician do, it sounds like the sky is the limit from what I have been saying but we have some pretty strict regulations as to what domain we are allowed to fall under here, so estheticians are typically only able to work with treatments and things like that that only affect the outer layer of skin, the epidermis, they can’t perform any invasive procedures whatsoever so even lasers, things like that would have to be supervised by a doctor or a doctor close by.
Injectables and botox are an absolute no, also when it comes to peels, it may be a little bit confusing cause there are a lot of medical spas and doctors that do offer chemical peels but the grade of peel that an esthetician would be doing versus the grade of peel that a doctor would be performing is cosmetology, estheticians also can’t prescribe medication so if you were looking like trying birth control or accutane prescriptions or even like these things, you would have to go to a dermatologist for something like that.
In conclusion, esthetics is not rocket science but it is like biology, chemistry, kind of like regular science, so fun, I hope you guys enjoyed my first video, if you have any questions or comments please feel free to put it down below, also subscribe, there are going to be a million more of these and they are all going to be amazing, there is so much to talk about so anyway, hope you guys are having a great day. Carry on, some people pronounce it esthetician, no. Estheticians do like a lunch peel and you will be a little bit red and tender after, a doctor peel you and you don’t go back to work for weeks.