How to Choose an Esthetician - Glo2Facial by Geneo

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Your skin is your body’s largest organ, so taking good care of it is essential. An at-home beauty routine is a necessity for maintaining healthy skin, but if you have stubborn skin concerns such as acne, scarring, dryness, or sun damage, you’ll achieve the best results from professional skincare services.

Finding the right esthetician can be challenging because there are so many to choose from. We’ll guide you through the process, helping you ask the right questions so you can find a highly skilled esthetician to help you achieve your skincare goals.

What to Consider When Choosing a Skincare Professional

There are several important factors to consider when choosing a skincare professional. Go through the steps below to ensure your chosen provider will take excellent care of you and your skin.

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Confirm Their Training and Credentials

Skincare professionals use potent ingredients and advanced technologies to provide the most effective facial treatments, and they must have the proper training and accreditation to perform them safely. To confirm that a skincare provider’s credentials are real and up to date, check for their name in your state’s online licensing department database (for some websites, you may need to get the provider’s license number).

Read on to learn about the different types of skincare professionals and the type of training and credentials they should have.


Estheticians perform cosmetic procedures such as facial treatments, cleanings, and extractions. The training requirements for estheticians vary by state, but you can expect a licensed esthetician to have between 600 and 1,200 hours of training. Esthetician training includes how to perform skin analyses, facials, hair removal, body treatments, and proper sanitation.

Though estheticians have mandatory education, training, and sometimes even apprenticeships, they are not medical providers. This means they can’t perform cosmetic procedures that are invasive or classified as medical treatments. This often includes injections, chemical peels, and laser hair removal.


The terms “aesthetician” and “esthetician” are often used interchangeably, and each requires similar education and training. The difference lies in the focus of their services. Aestheticians are more likely to be found in a clinical setting than a spa, and they may have more advanced training to include services such as Botox and other minimally invasive procedures.

As with estheticians, aestheticians are limited in the services they can provide, and often can’t perform deep chemical peels, skin resurfacing, laser hair removal, or other invasive procedures.


Dermatologists are medical professionals with expertise in skin conditions and treatments. Their education can take up to 13 years and requires board certification. They are licensed to diagnose and treat various skin conditions, prescribe medications, and perform surgical procedures. They can also perform cosmetic procedures, such as injectables, chemical peels, and laser treatments.

A medical spa is an excellent choice if you would like to receive a mix of medical and cosmetic skin treatments. Med spas are run by board-certified dermatologists, allowing them to offer customers a full range of services. You can enjoy almost any treatment you’d find at a spa, as well as more advanced procedures such as chemical peels, photorejuvenation, and even tattoo removal.

Review Their Specializations and The Services They Offer

It’s important to keep in mind that skincare professionals select the treatments they want to offer based on their own training and preferences. This means that the selection will vary between providers. Before you choose an esthetician or dermatologist, confirm that they offer the types of services or results you’re looking for.

If you have a particular treatment in mind, ask your potential providers about their training and experience with that service. Their answers will help you decide which skincare professional has the most expertise in the treatments you want.

Ask About the Products They Use

Products are essential to facial treatments and many other skincare procedures, so your provider must use high-quality ingredients. Ask what brands they use and if they suit your skin type. After talking with potential estheticians, check reviews on the brands and products they mentioned to see what others say about them.

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Make Sure They Prioritize Cleanliness and Sanitation

Cleanliness and sanitation are critical in a spa. Ask about their cleaning processes, and take a good look around the facility. It should be immaculate. Consider it a red flag if you see hair on the floor or dust on the shelves. If they aren’t meticulous with cleaning the facility, you can’t be sure they’re properly sanitizing the linens and devices they’ll be using on you.

Read Reviews and Testimonials

Before you decide which provider to see, take some time to read reviews and testimonials about the facility and that specific skincare specialist. You’ll glean valuable insights from other people’s experiences, such as the level of customer service they provide and whether most customers are happy with their results.

What Sets Glo2Facial Xtipreneurs Apart From Other Skin Care Pros?

Glo2Facial uses high-quality, all-natural ingredients and science-backed technologies to deliver immediate, long-lasting results. Our quality control ensures that you receive consistent results that wow you. We also take great care in providing ongoing training and support to our Glo2Facial professionals so they can provide you with the best possible experience.


Below are answers to your most pressing questions about choosing a skincare provider.

How do you know if you have a good esthetician?

A good esthetician will take time to get to know your skin and your concerns to create a personalized treatment for you. They’ll be welcoming and professional and happy to answer any questions you may have, whether it’s about your skin or their credentials.

What’s the difference between an esthetician and an aesthetician?

Estheticians focus on cosmetic procedures such as facial treatments and facial massage. Aestheticians provide those services but may also be trained to perform more advanced treatments such as injections.

Is it better to go to a dermatologist or esthetician?

This depends on your skincare needs. An esthetician is a great choice if you want a more vibrant, healthy complexion. If you want to treat issues such as deep scarring or significant sun damage, a dermatologist is the best option.

Get Glowing Skin With a Professional Glo2Facial Provider

Choosing a skincare provider is an important step in your journey toward healthy, rejuvenated skin. Take time to get to know your provider’s training, services, and products to ensure they’re the right fit for you.

If you’re looking for cosmetic treatments, check out the Glo2Facial professionals in your area. Glo2Facial is a top-quality facial treatment with unique customizations that achieve immediate and long-lasting results. Our professionals all receive extensive training to ensure they can provide you with the best possible experience. Find a Glo2Facial provider near you today.

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