Our skin is the largest organ in our bodies. Because skin is perhaps the first thing anyone notices about you, it makes a lot of sense to want to ensure it looks its very best. The demand for beautiful, flawless skin has paved the way for a whole industry. Aestheticians are the people whose work is to make people’s skin gorgeous. When skin care treatments began gaining popularity in the United States, facials were one of the few services available. Over the years however, aestheticians have broadened their profession. Some extra services they provide nowadays include; applying chemical peels and cosmetics, micro-dermabrasion procedures, tinting eyebrows, laser resurfacing and removing unwanted hair. While medical aestheticians work in medical offices with doctors, some aestheticians work in spas and salons. Since not just anyone should be allowed to work on your skin, especially when lasers and chemicals are involved, it is imperative to choose an aesthetician wisely. Here are some important factors to consider when picking an aesthetician.
First, you should adequately make up your mind on what you intend to get out of the treatment. This could range from mere relaxation and pampering, to clearer skin. In order for your aesthetician to perform according to your expectations, it is necessary to inform them what your expectations are beforehand. Some of your expectations could be personal in nature for instance preferring particularly gentle touches or silence during treatment. Make it clear to the aesthetician whether you have any skin issues to avoid working out with bad reactions from the products used. Have a clear idea of how much you intend to spend, since prices for skin care services vary greatly depending on the facility visited and its location.
Do some research on your aesthetician. The reason for going to an aesthetician is to improve your skin’s condition. If you visit your aesthetician and the first thing you notice on their face is lots of blackheads, then perhaps you are in the wrong place. As an aesthetician, he/she should be on top of the latest advancements in the skin care industry by advancing their education in skin care, reading publications and joining a professional organization. When you walk into an aesthetician’s office, they should have you fill a client lifestyle form, which contains questions regarding any known allergies, the skincare products you use, general health and medications. If they do not ask such questions, then you should avoid them conducting any laser therapy or chemical treatments at all costs. The aesthetician should also inform you of the potential benefits and risks of the treatment, what should happen during the treatment and address any questions you may have.