Aesthetician Vs. Esthetician: What’s the Difference?


If you’ve been reading this blog, by now you’ve probably seen me throw around the word aesthetician. You may be thinking, “Oh, her spell-check must not be working…it’s esthetician, right?!”

It’s commonly confused (even dictionaries, don’t seem to get it right), but it is actually aesthetician.

So…What’s the difference?

Here are some brief explanations that may help you to understand the difference between an aesthetician and an esthetician.

Definitions:

Definition of Aesthetician: a specialist in aesthetics (to the point right?)
Definition of Esthetician: A worker skilled in giving beauty treatments (manicures and facials, etc.).

Similarities:
You’ll see both aestheticians and estheticians at spas, resorts and salons. Both are part of creating a pampering experience for clients and are tasked with creating a relaxing environment that focuses on beautifying the skin. Both also need to be licensed in their state and a formal education is required to practice in this field of skin care.

Differences:
Many times you’ll see the name aesthetician associated with medical skin care treatments. Specialist is aesthetics are licensed professionals who train in advanced techniques that have to do with the operation of potent acids, lasers, and other equipment that is usually only available under a doctor’s care. These types of treatments require more knowledge than a basic peel or facial. Aestheticians are capable of working in several settings including medical spas, hospitals, trauma centers, reconstructive surgery units, and burn units in addition to beauty spas, resorts and salons.

Estheticians deal more with the cosmetic side to skin care, offering treatments and products that will improve the skin’s overall appearance and health.

Why Being an Aesthetician Helped Me to Created VirginN:

I created VirginN Pure Mineral Makeup and skin care line because of my work as an aesthetician. I found that many clients were coming in for facials and chemical peels and not giving their skin the proper amount of time to heal before applying other products. They would come back to me within days of having a chemical peel with skin problems and irritations all because they applied makeup and skin care products that were not safe and pure. While you should give your skin time to bounce back after these types of treatments, there are times where this isn’t possible. In those cases you absolutely have to have the purest in terms of makeup and skin care, which is exactly what VirginN is comprised off.

So there you have it! The difference between aesthetician and esthetician!

To your healthy and radiant skin!
Tonja

PS. Want to learn more about the VirginN difference? Click here to find out!

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