When it comes to skincare at Tami’s Salon and Spa, we know it can be hard to decide if you need to see a dermatologist or an Aesthetician! Luckily for you, we broke it down to help you decide.
Aestheticians are professionals trained to provide treatments to the skin. They can offer care and guidance while caring for and improving the health and appearance of your skin. They focus more on treating the skin from the inside out and take a more holistic approach. They prioritize skincare and superficial treatments before resorting to intense medications. Aesthetics can not diagnose skin conditions, prescribe medications or do filler/Botox. Aestheticians are trained in facials, waxing, makeup application, body treatments, chemical peels, eyelash extensions, lash lifts and tints, spray tans and more! Aestheticians are often found at salons, day spas, or in a dermatology office doing more medical treatments like; tattoo removal, laser hair reduction, deeper chemical peels, and more. In all 50 states, Aestheticians need a valid license to practice. Training can range from 250-1200 hours of education depending on the state and the program.
Dermatologists are doctors specifically trained to diagnose skin diseases and prescribe medications to help with those severe conditions. They are able to diagnose and treat over 3,000 skin conditions! Some dermatologists specialize in medical procedures such as; alopecia, psoriasis, rashes, warts, scalp and hair disorders, while others specialize in cosmetic procedures such as; dermal fillers, Botox, laser resurfacing, laser hair reduction.
You generally want to visit an aesthetician for skin concerns such as; acne, fine lines and wrinkles, makeup application, hair removal in the form of waxing or lasers, lash extensions, hyperpigmentation (darker areas of skin), custom skin care treatments and education on skincare routines.
You generally want to visit a dermatologist for any medical issues such as; rashes, moles, eczema, skin cancer, psoriasis, lesions, etc. Seeing a dermatologist can help with diagnosis of a condition as well as treatment or removal. Some dermatologists also provide more cosmetic type services and some partner with aestheticians to offer more treatments.