Frequently Asked Questions
What is the difference between dermatology, cosmetology, and aesthetics? Dermatology is a branch of the medical profession practiced by licensed physicians who specialize in disorders of the skin. Aesthetic practice specifically excludes diagnosis, prescription, or any other service, procedure, or therapy that requires a medical license.
Cosmetology is the study of beauty treatments including nail care, hair care and styling, makeup application, skin care and more. Aesthetics is one branch of cosmetology. Some aestheticians work in other branches of cosmetology in addition to their skin care practice. For instance, Luzmila Dahlstrom offers you the best makeup products available through the Jane Iredale skin care makeup line.
If you’re being treated by a dermatologist, your aesthetician can provide complementary and support therapies. In addition, aestheticians are trained to recognize early signs of many medical conditions affecting the skin and will refer you to a dermatologist in such a case.
Why should I see an aesthetician? Aesthetics is the application of various treatments for the skin to maintain its health and vitality. Aestheticians are trained in skin wellness and help their clients balance oil and moisture content to achieve a healthy, youthful complexion. As well as various facial treatments (described in more detail above), aestheticians commonly perform body treatments such as salt or sugar scrubs, moisturizing or slenderizing body wraps, hair removal techniques like waxing or threading, and hand/foot treatments to rejuvenate the skin.
A variety of treatments and products are used to protect your skin from environmental hazards and combat fine lines, wrinkles and a dull, uneven skin tone. Aestheticians are also skilled in managing conditions such as acne, rosacea, eczema and dry skin, to name a few. And finally, skin care treatments are wonderfully relaxing and rejuvenating. If smooth, healthy skin is your goal, visiting a skin care professional will benefit you.
What should I expect from my visit? It is a good idea to schedule a consultation appointment prior to your first treatment, especially if you are new to aesthetic treatments. This offers you and your therapist a chance to discuss your goals and expectations for the first visit, as well as long term goals for the future. During a consultation, your therapist will go over an extensive intake form with you, and will most likely do a cleansing of the skin followed by a detailed skin analysis. This will provide your therapist with the information needed to create an individualized treatment plan both for a series of professional treatments and recommendations for products you can use at home.
What about home care? Much of the success of maintaining a visible improvement after treatment depends on consistent, correct home care. Your aesthetician is trained to select the products that will most benefit your skin and advise you on how to maintain your professional results between visits. Like medical or dental care, following the right daily regimen at home is essential to get the most out of your visits.
Our aesthetician Your skin care treatments should be provided by a properly trained professional. Don’t hesitate to ask Luzmila Dahlstrom about her background, training, and experience—especially as it relates to the treatment you are considering. Mrs. Dahlstrom is a professional member of Associated Skin Care Professionals. You can feel safe in her hands.