Woman Receiving Facial Esthetics Treatment

What is an Esthetician?

An esthetician specializes in skincare and beauty. They are not medical doctors but instead perform a variety of cosmetic treatments such as facials, chemical peels, and waxing. Estheticians can help you determine your skin type, as well as how to treat it with various skin care products.

When you visit these skin care therapists, you will be able to receive advice on how to care for your skin properly. They can help you create a daily routine, as well as suggest products that will benefit any skin type or condition you have.

Estheticians primarily work at salons and day spas, but can also work closely with a dermatologist in their office or through a referral system. Since they are not medical doctors, these skin care professionals are unable to diagnose skin conditions, prescribe medications, or suggest treatment for anything outside of cosmetic products. Estheticians will offer the following services:

  • Facials
  • Extractions
  • Acne treatments
  • Microdermabrasion
  • Superficial chemical peels
  • Body wraps, masks, and scrubs
  • Waxing and hair removal
  • Airbrush tanning
  • Makeup application

If you are interested in becoming an esthetician, our Long Island beauty school offers a variety of courses to help you pursue your goals. We offer everything from our full 600-hour course to smaller programs and certifications. Contact our school today at (516) 520-4800 to inquire about enrollment.