Having an Esthetician or Dermatologist can be a step in the right direction when taking care of your skin. But how will you be able to know if you need one or the other. Better yet, how can you define the two. Easy answer is both can help you achieve your skin goals.
Your Dermatologist is your skin, hair and nail doctor. They are medical practitioners that diagnose and treat skin disorders and diseases. Dermatologists also perform all advanced cosmetic procedures, surgeries, and prescribe you with medicine and medical grade products to get rid of most common skin concerns. They are there for more serious issues like skin cancer and cystic acne.
You may find that Dermatologists will partner up with Estheticians to add aesthetics services to their treatment list, allowing Estheticians to perform more serious procedures like laser treatments and micro-needling. Keep in mind that more serious procedures account for bigger price tags.
“Estheticans have became so advanced that they are providing non-invasive cosmetic treatments that a dermatologist or plastic surgeon would normally perform”
Your Esthetician is your skin therapist. She can provide you with facials and skincare treatments that can help with aging, acne, dryness, oiliness, elasticity, hyperpigmentation and hypo-pigmentation and so much more.
Estheticans have became so advanced that they are providing non-invasive cosmetic treatments that a dermatologist or plastic surgeon would normally perform. Yes you read right. Noninvasive procedures from face lifts to body contouring. With an Esthetician the price tag is a lot slimmer as well. Consultations with most Estheticians are free. But not only are they skincare professionals but they are your makeup artists, wax specialists, and brow and lash specialists.
So when deciding between an Esthetician and a Dermatologist think about the severity of your concern, the type of procedure and your budget.