It’s often come to the belief that the doctors know better. Therefore, many people opt to see a dermatologist when they encounter skin problems, as if it’s the only good option.
While it’s true that in some cases you should definitely seek help from a professional dermatologist, very often a medical aesthetician is able to ease some of your conditions with his/her extensive knowledge of skin care products and solutions, in addition to dedicated treatment care. He/She is also capable to help you maintain the results, which very likely an essential beauty need but unnecessarily a medical need.
The main difference between a dermatologist and medical aesthetician
A dermatologist is a specialist medical doctor who manages diseases related to skin, hair, nails, and some cosmetic problems. They can prescribe you topical or oral medications to treat skin diseases and conditions.
On the other hand, medical aestheticians specialize in skin care, particularly facial skin care and provide a variety of non-prescription services, procedures, products, and advice to help improve and maintain the appearance and health of your skin. Although it is not mandatory in B.C., very often a medical aesthetician is licensed/certified and has received proper training to provide certain services such as laser treatments.
When should I see a medical aesthetician
Depending on the emergency of your skin concern, here’s a general guideline when it comes to -:
Acute skin concerns or diseases: see a dermatologist
If you have suspicious moles, acute rashes and infections, open wounds/lesions or other forms of growths or dermatitis, you should go see thee doctor as soon as possible before the conditions get out of hand.
Other skin concerns that need long-term care instead of immediate attention: visit a medical aesthetician
Otherwise, if you’re suffering from acne, aging concerns, pigmentation, oily/dry skin, etc or other cosmetic needs such as skin care advice and laser hair removal service, then a medical aesthetician may be your go-to option for dedicated treatment.
Are doctors not enough for treating all my concerns? It is common to hear even after seeking medical help from doctors, the conditions return persistently. While medications may act quickly enough to suppress the symptoms, they don’t always address the cause of the problem or act as a long-term solution.
What can a medical aesthetician at Medical Spa Club do for me?
Medical aestheticians provide a variety of services to rejuvenate and maintain the appearance and health of the skin, from skin analysis, cleansing/exfoliation to skin treatment.
▲ Our medical aesthetician Fatima at work
At Medical Spa Club, our medical aesthetician Fatima takes care of your skin and body. She engages in different treatment and procedures such as chemical peels, microdermabrasion, medical facials and laser hair removal to help you look and feel your best. She is trained and supervised by our medical director and clinic doctor, Dr. Pinkhasik, to make sure you receive the treatment that yields maximum results and safety.