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Esthetician vs. Aesthetician

Whether you’re a skincare novice or a person who’s tried it all, you’ll likely need to seek expert skincare guidance at some point. After all, the skin is the largest...

Whether you’re a skincare novice or a person who’s tried it all, you’ll likely need to seek expert skincare guidance at some point. After all, the skin is the largest organ in your body, and it needs proper care. Luckily, there are several kinds of pros with unique training to help you find solutions to your skin woes. You’ve likely heard of dermatologists (doctors who specialize in the skin) and nurse injectors (trained nurses who administer injectibles like BOTOX and fillers) - but your skin needs may be best served by an aesthetician or esthetician!

Yes, you’re reading that right - aestheticians and estheticians aren’t different spellings of the same skin specialist, but two unique types of skin professionals. While they sound the same, aestheticians and estheticians offer additional services to help you reach your skin goals.

The first step in addressing your skin needs is knowing which professional to see for treatments. In this article, we’ll explain the similarities and differences between estheticians and aestheticians so you can better understand which skincare pro is right for you!

What Are Estheticians?

An esthetician is a non-medical professional who can help you address skincare concerns and help you take better care of your skin. They’re typically also trained in cosmetics and makeup applications. 

Estheticians work in salons, dermatology offices, and day spas. They can help you address skin concerns like the early signs of aging, dryness, excess oil, and blemishes and understand how to care for your skin correctly. 

What Services Do Estheticians Offer?

You might want to consider scheduling an appointment with an esthetician for many reasons. They offer:

  • - Facials
  • - Deep skin cleansing
  • - Exfoliation 
  • - Skin treatments like masks and scrubs
  • - Facial hair removal services (waxing, tweezing, etc.)
  • - Makeup application
  • Blemish treatments


If you are having a skin procedure done by an aesthetician, an esthetician may help prepare you for the treatment, but keep in mind that an esthetician cannot provide medical-grade treatments and services. 

What Is an Aesthetician? 

An aesthetician is a skincare professional who specializes in helping restore and rejuvenate the skin. Aestheticians perform medical-grade skin procedures that estheticians are not able to perform. You’ll most frequently find aestheticians in medical spas, dermatologists’ offices, hospitals, and rehabilitation centers. 

An aesthetician has the job of restoring skin that has been damaged, like in the case of burns, helping eliminate scars, tattoos, or injuries. Although you’re probably less familiar with seeing an aesthetician under these circumstances, caring for damaged skin is their primary purpose. 

What Services Do Aestheticians Offer?

In addition to helping restore skin that has been damaged, aestheticians also deliver medical-grade skin treatment in Medspa settings to help address the signs of aging, improve skin texture, balance skin tone, and rejuvenate the skin. You might see an aesthetician for

  • - Injections and facial fillers
  • - Laser treatments and therapies
  • - Chemical peels,
  • - Microcurrent therapy


Aestheticians are trained and qualified to provide all the services that an esthetician can offer but with the added benefit of being able to offer additional services that can help rejuvenate the skin even further. 

It’s important to note that while estheticians can treat only the surface of the skin, aestheticians offer services that affect more profound layers of the skin. 

Which Do You Need: An Esthetician or an Aesthetician?

Your unique skincare concerns will dictate whether or not you need to see an esthetician or an aesthetician. If you’d like to refresh your skin with a facial or prep for a special event with a makeup application, you may want to book an appointment with an esthetician. However, if you are dealing with a skin concern that will require a lot of restoration, the services of an aesthetician are almost certainly needed. 

If you’re dealing with issues of aging skin, for instance, you might see an esthetician for tips and advice on the best products to use to support healthy skin and to get regular facials to support healthy, radiant skin. However, if you want to explore your anti-aging options on a deeper level, you need to employ the services of an aesthetician. 

Why Do Aestheticians Use NuFACE?

NuFACE® is a solution for skin rejuvenation with high-quality Microcurrent Devices and targeted skincare developed and created by aestheticians. Every NuFACE client experience support team member is a fully licensed aesthetician. That means that every time you call with a question, a licensed aesthetician is ready to employ their knowledge base to help you!

The entire product line was developed and tested by a team of qualified aestheticians using microcurrent technology in their professional practices for decades. That’s why the results you’ll see when you use NuFACE Microcurrent Devices are unparalleled.

Our Devices

NuFACE Devices are FDA-cleared and safe for at-home use. In addition to at-home devices you can use anytime, anywhere, NuFACE offers PRO devices. These professional-grade devices are available for licensed skincare professionals and can deliver a higher level of microcurrent in a safe and secure setting. 

Using NuFACE Microcurrent Devices is easy and convenient. Just five minutes per day is all it takes to treat your skin concerns. Getting started is simple. 

Getting Started With NuFACE,

Getting the sculpting results you want in as little as five minutes per day is easy. Our NuFACE Microcurrent Device Starter Sets give you access to both. Each starter set comes with a NuFACE Microcurrent Device and Activator designed to help you get started with micorcurrent therapyensure proper microcurrent conduction. 

Before you begin, ensure your skin is cleansed and free of makeup and moisturizer. Use an oil-free cleanser, as oil can interfere with microcurrent therapy. 

  • - Apply your favorite NuFACE Booster Serum to help target specific skin concerns and deeply hydrate your skin. 
  • - Apply a mask-like layer of microcurrent activator. These unique formulas are packed with IonPlex to conduct microcurrent while deeply hydrating the skin.
  • - Turn on your NuFACE device and begin your treatment by performing upward glides and holds to shape, lift, and tone the face and neck. 


Once your treatment is complete, gently pat the remainder of the Activator into your skin and apply sunscreen, eye cream, and your favorite moisturizer. Pat yourself on the back - you’ve made your aesthetician proud! 

Professional Tools, Created By Professional People

It’s important to understand the role of skincare pros in caring for your skin. NuFACE takes skincare seriously by creating products that deliver real results. Designed by a team of aestheticians with decades of experience, you can trust the integrity and promise of NuFACE products.


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