Aestheticians are licensed skincare specialists. They treat facial skin to maintain and improve its appearance. Medical aestheticians work with patients whose skin or appearance is affected by trauma or medical procedure, such as surgery.
Aestheticians? and medical aestheticians? jobs vary, depending on where they work. Aestheticians are employed in places like beauty salons, spas, and specialty sections of department stores.
Medical aestheticians, also called paramedical aestheticians, often work for licensed healthcare providers, including offices of plastic surgeons and dermatologists. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, there were about 25,000 skin care specialists, which includes aestheticians and medical aestheticians, in 2002.
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