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. The people in the business of making skin gorgeous are aestheticians. Facials were one of the few services available when skin care treatments began being popular in the US. Nowadays however, aestheticians have widened the scope of their profession. 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. While some aestheticians work in spas and salons, others referred to as medical aestheticians work alongside doctors in medical offices. Since you cannot trust just anyone with your skin, especially when lasers and chemicals are involved, it is imperative to choose an aesthetician wisely. Therefore, here are some few tips on choosing a good aesthetician.
First of all, it is imperative to be fully aware of what you intend to achieve through the treatment. Perhaps your intentions could be relaxing and getting pampered or getting 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. 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. Therefore, if the aesthetician’s face is full of blackheads, then you are definitely at the wrong place. The aesthetician should be well versed in the latest advancements in the industry through continuous education on skin care, reading trade publications and joining a professional organization. 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. It is generally a red flag whenever they don’t ask such questions, which should make you cautious especially if they suggest using laser therapy or chemical treatments. 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.