The skin is the single largest organ in the human body. 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. Following this quest to achieve beautiful skin, a whole industry has risen. Aestheticians are the people whose work is to make people’s skin gorgeous. When skin care treatments began being popular in the US, facials were one of the few techniques available. Aestheticians nowadays have made their job descriptions broader. Aestheticians nowadays offer a wider array of services such as; laser resurfacing treatments, removing unwanted hair, applying chemical peels and cosmetics, micro-dermabrasion procedures and tinting eyebrows. Some aestheticians work in spas and salons while others referred to as medical aestheticians work with doctors in medical offices. 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 guidelines on picking an aesthetician wisely.
First of all, know 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. Your expectations could include personal preferences such as particularly gentle touches or silence during the treatment. Inform the aesthetician beforehand if you have any skin issues to avoid negatively reacting to the products used. Due to the great variation in skin care prices from location to location, have a clear idea of how much you intend to spend.
Find out as much information as possible about your aesthetician. The reason for going to an aesthetician is to improve your skin’s condition. Consider yourself to be at the wrong place if your aesthetician’s face is full of blackheads. Through continuous skin care education, reading trade publications and joining a professional organization, aestheticians can be on top of the latest advancements in the industry. When you visit the aesthetician, they should have you fill out a lifestyle form which contains questions on the skincare products you use, known allergies, medications and general health. If they do not ask such questions, then you should avoid them conducting any laser therapy or chemical treatments at all costs. Additionally, your aesthetician should make you aware of the potential benefits and risks of the treatment, what happens during the treatment and address any questions you may have.