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. A whole industry has risen following the demand to acquire beautiful, flawless skin. 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. Some aestheticians work in spas and salons while others referred to as medical aestheticians work with doctors in medical offices. It is important to choose an aesthetician wisely because you cannot allow just anyone to handle your skin, especially when lasers and chemicals are involved. 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. 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. To avoid bad reactions to the products used, make it clear to the aesthetician beforehand if you have any skin issues such as sensitive skin. Due to the great variation in skin care prices from location to location, have a clear idea of how much you intend to spend.
Conduct a background check on your aesthetician. Improving how your skin looks is the reason for visiting an aesthetician. Consider yourself to be at the wrong place if your aesthetician’s face is full of blackheads. 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. You should be asked to fill out a client lifestyle for when you walk into your aesthetician’s office, with questions on the skincare products you use, known allergies, general health and medications. 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. Also, the aesthetician should clearly communicate the potential benefits and risks of the treatment, what will happen during the treatment and address your questions to satisfaction.