Aesthetician Job Description

What does an Aesthetician do? Aestheticians specialize in skin beautification.  An aesthetician job description includes a variety of tasks. They provide skincare treatments to the face and body to improve in individuals appearance. They may also be called  estheticians, Skin Care Specialists, Skin Care Therapists, Spa Technicians, Facialists, or Skin Care Technicians. 
Their job duties may include:
  • facials including peels and masks
  • full-body treatments
  • head and neck massages
  • deep pre cleansing and facial massage
  • body wraps
  • various skin care treatments with creams, lotions and tonics
  • applying makeup
  • hair removal via waxing, electrolysis or laser treatments
  • eyelash and eyebrow tinting and extensions
  • aromatherapy
  • permanent makeup
  • makeup application
  • keeping patient records
  • sterilize equipment and clean work areas
A medical aesthetician job description is a bit different. A medical aesthetician has additional training and works with patients whose skin or appearance is affected by accidents, trauma or medical procedures. Medical aestheticians work in the health care industry with plastic surgeons or other medical professionals to help people  cope with facial reconstructive surgeries or similar medical procedures.

Aestheticians work in salon, spas,hotels, resorts or their own business. They typically work 40 hour weeks, but  schedules can be variable and include nights and weekends.


Information on this page summarized from:
(1)Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2012-13 Edition, Skincare Specialists,
(2) Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics,Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2012,39-5094 Skincare Specialists,

(3) Wikipedia contributors, "Cosmetology," Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia,

(4) O*Net Online,Summary Report for:39-5094.00 - Skin Care Specialists,
(5) Occupational Outlook Quarterly,
You're a what? Medical aesthetician,

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