A Medical aesthetician has more training and experience in a wider range of complex medical procedures than a spa aesthetician. However, to begin this topic at the beginning, we know you might not even realize that two different types of aestheticians work to keep our skin healthy and beautiful.
This blog will inform you of the two different kinds of aestheticians. And it will also introduce a new healthcare professional at Altiora Plastic Surgery and Med Spa. We are genuinely pleased to welcome Diana Hill. Diana has come to us with 11 years of experience as a medical aesthetician.
Medical Aesthetician vs. Spa Aesthetician
In a recent interview, Diana shared her background in types of medical techniques, artistry and technological savvy. Diana also explained how her duties differentiate from those of a spa aesthetician. First, let’s look at a definition of a medical aesthetician.
Experts tell us, “A medical aesthetician specializes in advanced skin treatments. They typically perform advanced facials, chemical peels, microdermabrasion and various laser treatments. These treatments include laser hair removal, skin rejuvenation and minor vascular treatments. Medical aestheticians may also assist physicians with cosmetic injectables such as Botox or dermal fillers.”
As the name implies, a medical aesthetician works under the auspices of a medical doctor or plastic surgeon. Other aestheticians, sometimes called “spa” aestheticians work in spas and salons. In our case at Altiora Plastic Surgery and Medspa, Diana Hill works under the authority of Dr. Orlando Cicilioni, Board Certified plastic surgeon
Diana states that medical aestheticians typically are licensed to exfoliate skin with a chemical peel or micro-dermabrasion. Medical aestheticians and our Diana, because of extensive training, also use specialized techniques. These include laser therapy, potent acids and other treatments that are only available from a physician.
Different Types of Aestheticians
Did you know that a licensed aesthetician can enter one of two very different fields of skin care? They may choose either medical or spa aesthetics. On the one hand, medical aestheticians typically work in a doctor’s office, hospital or in a medical spa.
Like Diana, they are specialists who are licensed professionals who train in the clinical operation of specialized equipment to perform advanced techniques that a doctor prescribes.
On the other hand, some licensed aestheticians work only at spas. Rather than approaching medical issues, they are dedicated to indulging their clients in luxurious treatments associated with a more superficial beauty-salon-glamour approach.
The Helping Hand, The Healing Touch
Her favorite saying is that she “loves to make people’s skin look as good and as young as they feel on the inside.” She told us about peels. You might not be aware of the fact that they come in different strengths. “A 70% percent peel is medical-grade, and I am licensed and permitted to give that type of treatment.”
Medical Aestheticians can be Artists in Permanent Ink
She enjoys the challenge of creating permanent make-up with meticulous line and gradient colors. As we stated, both types of aestheticians might give facials of a sort. But, Diana is authorized to work with patients using more powerful blends of formulas, and more clinical tools and techniques.
She explained, “The art of Permanent Make-up is in huge demand right now.” And she adds, in her animated voice, “I love seeing the boost in self-confidence my artistry gives our patients.”
A Day with Diana, Medical Aesthetician
On a given day you might find her teaching patients about skin care with Altiora Plastic Surgery and Medspa’s amazing cleansing, moisturizing and anti-aging products. Likewise, you might see Diane assisting a patient with pre or post-operative care.
Alternatively, she could be explaining scar treatment to a cancer patient. You might hear her discussing a new patient’s skin care history. Or she might be reviewing details of homecare to a breast cancer patient.
Whereas many spa aestheticians only pamper a client’s appearance, you might find a medical aesthetician like Diana dealing with trauma patients or burn survivors. She particularly enjoys administering the meticulous challenges of micro-needling or oxy-light treatments. These are used to treat hyperpigmentation and acne scarring. Diana Hill loves to see the way these treatments rejuvenate skin and restore texture and tone to the cells.
New Technology Thrills Dedicated Medical Aesthetician
Her most recent training has been in the administration of our new Thermi services, which she and her patients alike praise. Diana remarked, “What is wonderful about this advanced equipment is that, in many cases, patients can see that the treatment has immediate results and benefits.”
In case you have not guessed, our Diana Hill is a little obsessed with technology. This is a good thing. She is a single mother of three who has had a busy schedule balancing work and career, as her family grew up.
She has found time to pursue her advanced training in the latest techniques in skincare. Her training also included non-invasive treatment techniques and perioperative care for cosmetic surgery patients. With her interests in gaining knowledge in anatomy, physiology and countless skin conditions, and her dedication to study, it is no wonder her children became a psychologist, a scientist and a teacher.
Medical Aesthetician: A Multi-Dimensional Occupation and a Heart-Felt Life of Service
Far from simply restoring beauty, Diana and Altiora Plastic Surgery and Medspa are concerned with returning elasticity and functionality to skin tissue. Duties include working to promote healing on damaged skin or helping a patient enjoy regain self-assurance after an injury or procedure. Diana provides an optimistic attitude that spreads to patients and co-workers alike.
She said, “I keep a positive attitude and I have a genuine empathy for patients after procedures or surgery. They just need a little help restoring their confidence.”
With a smile in her voice, she says “Some plastic surgery clinics are emotionally cold, sterile places. Here at Altiora, we cherish first class professional expertise. Additionally, we foster family-style values of care and patient support.”
A Heart-felt Invitation to meet the Newest Member of the Altiora Plastic Surgery and Medispa Family
Over the next days and weeks, we personally invite you to call and help us welcome Diana Hill. Likewise, we hope you soon check out the relaxed ambiance of your private sanctuary here at Altiora Plastic Surgery and Medispa. By the way, she sends a shout out to all of you who ever had children in Pine View School. “If your kids went there, chances are they went with at least one of my kids.”