A Medical Esthetician’s role spans from administrative to procedural activities within a spa setting. A medical aesthetician specializes in skincare, particularly facial skincare. Greeting clients, scheduling and confirming esthetic appointments and communicating messages for co-workers and management is part of the day-to-day responsibilities. Estheticians will also promote treatments, services and sessions as well as programs, promotions and discounts available to clients. Estheticians will have working knowledge and understanding of all services and products while educating and informing the clients in these areas.
The Medical Estheticians’ main duties include performing skin analysis and facial treatments, applying make-up and performing manicures and pedicures. Other responsibilities include hair removal, spa body treatments and various types of cosmetic massage. Estheticians practice and uphold standards of appropriate infection prevention and sanitary control practice in order to prevent the transmission of contamination while performing all treatments. Other duties include performing preparatory work and properly cleaning and restocking rooms and dispensaries as required, as well as controlling and monitoring inventory.
Program Objectives/ Job Opportunities
Students in the Medical Esthetician Diploma Program will be able to apply relevant knowledge of anatomy, physiology, pathology, histology and terminology to the provision of specialized esthetic treatments. Students will gain an understanding of a variety of specialized skin and body care treatments, following appropriate procedure, room preparation, observing specific indications, contraindications, safety precautions and maintaining client comfort and modesty including, but not limited to, facials, body treatments, cosmetic massages, manicures, pedicures, basic makeup applications, lash and brow enhancements and hair removal.
With the guidance of our industry expert instructor/s, students will be able to understand the scope of practice of a Medical Esthetician in a medical environment. Students are likewise expected to develop and maintain customer service strategies that meet and adapt to individual needs and expectations in accordance with professional standards and ethics. An understanding of business management skills for salons and spas will also be covered.
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