Esthetician vs. Medical Aesthetician

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Esthetician vs. Medical Aesthetician

Posted on: July 13th, 2020

Most people do not understand what the difference is between an esthetician and a medical aesthetician. Although the two professions do have some similarities, there are also some vast differences as well. It is important to understand the difference if you are considering a career in esthetics or medical aesthetics, and you will want to know the differences in the training, license requirements and job potential.

Estheticians are those who are performing skin care services, which can include massage, hair removal, skin cleansing and skin toning. Medical aestheticians may also perform the same tasks than an esthetician does, however, medical aestheticians have also had further training that allows for them to work in a clinical setting where they can perform more specialized treatments. Therefore, while estheticians can usually be found working in a salon or a spa, medical aestheticians are more likely to be working in a rehabilitation center or a plastic surgeon’s office.

Estheticians generally are working with clients who have minor skin problems, like age spots or dry skin. Medical aestheticians tend to work with clients who are suffering from much more serious skin problems, including burns, trauma or helping people after they have had plastic surgery.

Estheticians usually are required to take at least 600 hours worth of training in order to obtain their license. Their studies will include training on skin conditions, hair removal, massage techniques, facial cleansings and management of salons. Medical aestheticians will usually also be trained in these same areas, but their training might also include pre and post-surgical skincare, permanent makeup, eyelash extensions, advanced hair removal and manual lymphatic drainage.

The career path for estheticians and medical aestheticians will vary as well. Spa estheticians will work in a salon or spa performing the tasks in which they were trained. They might also one day become a beauty educator and that would involve visiting various locations and training estheticians on different beauty products.

Cosmetic medical aestheticians will usually work either in a hospital or a rehabilitation center to help patients after they have suffered a trauma or an illness. Medical spa aestheticians will usually work in a salon or spa and will usually help clients with sun damage, perform chemical peels, do tattoo removal or cauterize varicose veins. A medical aesthetician might also eventually become a medical aesthetician training inspector and that job involves going to rehabilitation centers and medical spas to make sure that all regulations are being followed.

It is important to understand the difference between the two so you can figure out which path you want to follow.

The 411 on Microblading

Posted on: July 8th, 2020

Some people are unfamiliar with the term microblading, but microblading is simply another name for cosmetic tattooing or permanent cosmetics. The process involves taking color and placing it into the skin, which makes it a tattoo process.

Microblading does not utilize a blade, but instead a hand tool is used that has small fine-point needles attached to the handle. The hand tool device needs to be sterilized before it is used and should be disposed of after the treatment.

It is important to note that microblading or eyebrow embroidery is a permanent procedure, although some may advertise it as a semi-permanent process. The pigment may fade over time, but this does not mean that the process is only semi-permanent. Results will differ from person to person and it cannot be predicted how much pigment will fade for each person and how long it will take to do so.

Some people will be an ideal candidate for microblading, but not everyone will be able to receive this treatment. Microblading is not a good treatment for women who are pregnant or nursing, people who have certain skin conditions (including chronic acne, eczema, dermatitis, rosacea, keratosis and psoriasis), people with oily skin or acne on their forehead, people who are on medications for certain conditions, or for people with certain skin types. It is important to discuss whether or not you are a good candidate for treatment.

If it has been decided that you are an ideal candidate, you should next do some research to make sure the place you choose to go to has a license or a certificate to practice microblading. The requirements for this vary by state, so you may need to do some research for your particular state. You do not want to go to just any esthetician or cosmetologist, because although they may be licensed in those areas, microblading is a very different procedure and requires knowledge of the skin.

You should inquire as to what the instructor’s education has been and you should look for a technician who has a 100 hour certification in microblading. Obviously, the more hours the instructor has, the more training they have received. In addition to having the appropriate training in microblading, you also want to find a facility that has the appropriate health permits and is maintaining a very clean and sterile environment.

Microblading is a very innovative procedure that offers many people a solution they have been looking for. It is beneficial to have some background knowledge of the procedure and to also understand what to look for in a technician.