You have probably heard about the work of esthetics or someone who is becoming an esthetician, but do you know exactly what they do?
At the Skin Institute we offer courses to help students know the ins and outs about skin, skin care, waxing, manicures and pedicures. Here is some more information on what you can expect from an esthetician and what we do on a day to day basis.
What Is Esthetics?
Also sometimes referred to as aesthetics, esthetics is non-invasive cosmetic and skin treatments. It is rooted in a branch of philosophy that is related to the relationship of the senses and matters of art, beauty and taste. The industry of esthetics relates specifically to the health and beautification of the skin. Many master estheticians can also work alongside plastic surgeons to provide more beautification.
What Do Estheticians Provide?
The process of esthetics can include, but is not limited to steaming, waxing, extraction, chemical peels and pore cleansing. The Skin Institute provides services like advanced facial treatment, laser hair reduction, chemical peels, and enhancements.
Many services that are provided are meant to improve the look and feel of your skin, specifically on your face but can also be focused on other areas of the body. Anti-aging work is also performed for those who want to lift or change how their aging skin looks.
Massages are also something that spa estheticians provide including hot or cold stone massages, foot spa reflexology, gua-sha and medi cupping.
Basic Vs. Master Estheticians
In basic courses, students learn all the necessary skills to begin a career. Usually you begin by learning about basic anatomy and physiology, histology, facial devices and facial techniques. You may also learn about makeup and spray tans. The Skin Institute works to have well rounded graduates that have been exposed to many services and off-campus activities.
Master estheticians build on what they learned through basic courses. You can also take specialty master and advanced courses. This is where advanced techniques such as laser hair removal, LED, and chemical peels are taught. Master Esthetic students with our school work with Dr. BCK Patel who is an oculoplastic and facial reconstruction surgeon. You will learn more about botox, cosmetic fillers and have hands-on training to make the most of your learning.
Where Do They Work?
Some esthetician students may also take cosmetology courses and then end up offering multiple services in a salon. Estheticians can also work in a medical spa, dermatology clinic, surgical arts centers, plastic surgery offices, beauty schools and more.
Licensed estheticians can work in a variety of places and may even choose to open their own businesses and spas. Make sure when choosing an esthetician that you ask about their licensing and what they specialize in.
Are They Trained And Licensed?
Yes, licensure is required for estheticians in all 50 states. Each state has different requirements and can require that students complete anywhere from 300 to 1,500 hours of training in an accredited program.
Once training is completed there are physical and written exams that a student must pass. After education though, good estheticians should take post grad courses to stay abreast of the latest skin care developments.
More About The Skin Institute
Founded by Mary Ronnow, the Skin Institutes trains students to meet the ever growing need to trained and professional estheticians. We offer a basic esthetics license and a prestigious master esthetics license which both take 600 hours to complete.
Located in St. George, Utah, graduates have a variety of job options to explore once they receive their certification. Local spas in the Southern Utah and Las Vegas area are looking for qualified estheticians. To learn more about us and what we do, click here.