Have you heard of medical estheticians? We’ve noticed a lot of people hold some misconceptions about medical estheticians, including who they are and what they do.
Read on to get the full scoop on these skin care experts.
What is a medical esthetician?
A medical esthetician (alternatively known as a clinical esthetician) is a trained, licensed skin care professional. These professionals work to help patients with various skin conditions, as well as aging and skin trauma. In short, estheticians work to help patients’ skin look as clear and as beautiful as possible.
Do you really need a medical esthetician?
Well, nobody “needs” a medical esthetician. Then again, nobody “needs” make-up or cosmetic products – but these things undoubtedly make many people feel better about themselves and their appearance. It’s all about feeling more comfortable in your own skin, and feeling good about the face you see in the mirror. For many people, that alone makes a medical esthetician worth it.
Your skin works overtime on behalf of your body – it’s protecting you from the environment and sunlight on a daily basis. Acne, aging, and the environment (especially dry air through Michigan winters) all take a heavy toll on our skin over time. Estheticians are highly trained in keeping their patients’ skin healthy and attractive. With careful selection of treatments and expert application, these professionals can do wonders for your skin.
What separates a medical esthetician from an esthetician?
Medical estheticians hold clinical or medical training, and work in an office with other medical professionals. Unlike estheticians, medical estheticians can offer more advanced and technical procedures, such as laser treatments and light-based procedures.
Furthermore, medical estheticians can work more closely with other professionals for a more holistic, comprehensive approach to skin care. For example, Dr. Mucci works closely with an esthetician to achieve greater results with botox and other procedures.
What exactly does a medical esthetician do?
Medical estheticians have a wide range of services and products at their disposal to address each patient’s unique skin care needs. Common services include facials, wraps, body treatments, chemical peels, hair removal, laser treatments and microdermabrasion.
Additionally, many medical estheticians will develop and prescribe a personalized skin care routine. Medical estheticians do the best they can with the time they have, but for best results, it’s vital that patients also take care of their skin in their own time. With guidance and advice from a professional, you can apply a routine that keeps your skin looking wonderful on a daily basis.
If you would like to learn more about skin care and how the office of Dr. Mucci can help you, call us today at (248) 283-1115.