Esthetician? Do You Really Need One?


An Esthetician, Do you really need one for my face

What is an esthetician? What is a facialist? What do estheticians do? For those who are new to the skin care world, figuring out how to achieve the skin you want can be a daunting task. Estheticians are one of your greatest assets in the journey to better skin, but many people don't really understand what they do or how they can help. Read this guide to answer your questions and see why we can't live without our trusted estheticians.

What is an esthetician?

First things first, what is an esthetician?

An esthetician is a licensed skin care professional that has gone through a specified number of hours of training, depending on which state she lives in. The simple definition: estheticians, sometimes known as facialists, are experts in skin and skin care.

There are different levels of certification, but estheticians are prepared for a career where she/he is an expert in skin physiology, microbiology, intimate knowledge of the muscles, bones, nerves and other systems of the face, neck and shoulders, and even the entire body if they are to perform body treatments.

In order for an esthetician to achieve a license, they have to pass tests via the state board of education in the field that they have chosen and in the state that they want to practice in. This includes both written and practical testing, which are assessed by a certified instructor.

"During their training, estheticians learn practical knowledge on how to perform facials and other treatments, including the many different types and modalities of exfoliation." –Teresa Stenzel, Bioelements Director of Education

In school they are taught how to use new and traditional technologies in conjunction with skin care. Estheticians have in-depth knowledge of product lines and their formulas – particularly the line they trained with while in school.

But, what is a medical esthetician? A medical esthetician, sometimes known as a paramedical esthetician, is an esthetician that works for a dermatologist or a plastic surgeon. Sometimes they work in a hospital setting. Depending on the state and the clinical field they end up in, their training may vary from a regular esthetician.


"An esthetician is literally a personal trainer for your skin."


What Does an Esthetician Do?

Estheticians perform facials, body treatments, wraps, rejuvenation therapies, chemical peels (depending which state they reside in), spray tanning, hair removal, laser treatments, microdermabrasion, and so much more.

 "What does an esthetician do? What don't they do! An esthetician is literally a personal trainer for your skin. With her skill and expertise, she assesses your skin and works with you one-on-one to craft a program that involves professional treatments and at home care– to help you achieve both your short term and long term goals." –Stenzel  

What a medical esthetician does varies depending on the office they work in and the training and education they have received. They can provide pre- and post-operative care to different types of patients, perform medical chemical peels, implement laser therapy, work with burn victims, use various techniques to minimize scarring and more depending on what sort of clinical setting they work in.

An esthetician is essential in your journey to good skin, but at the end of the day, you have a huge role to play in the success of your treatments. To continue the results you see in the treatment room, you need to follow your esthetician's customized skin care routine. They know your skin well and will make monitor your skin's progress over time and make adjustments when needed.

Estheticians can be skin care retailers as well, but not all retailers are estheticians. A skin care retailer requires no license to sell their product or apply product to the skin. They may receive a training program by the retailer they work for, but this can include training by other retailers and managers that are also not licensed. They are not required to know anything about the face, the skin, how it works or the body. Choose an esthetician over a retailer for professional skin care advice.

We are mindful skin scientists – creating innovations that are part science, part nature and entirely clean.

Cryoskin vs Coolsculpting



The first of it’s kind in FNQ, a body sculpting, toning and skin tightening machine from Paris.  CryoSkin uses the hot-cold ‘Peltier effect’. This kills fat cells without damaging surrounding tissue and increases oxygen supply that aids in collagen production, resulting in a slimmer, toned area with less fine lines and wrinkles.


Based in Robinson, Spa54 specializes in Cryoskin therapy. CRYOSKIN offers patients a variety of services that will help you feel slim, toned & fantastic!


CryoSkin is a completely non-invasive, safe treatment that works with your body’s lymphatic system. Sessions are a maximum of 30 minutes with no downtime, and your treatment appointments are timed to allow your lymphatic drainage system to flush out the dead fat cells so you look and feel great.


Depending on the individuals lifestyle & diet- results can be seen from 1 session, however 3-6 are recommended every 2 weeks for best results . The fat loss is forever! Once that fat is gone it cannot come back. However, if you do not implement a healthy lifestyle, you can create new fat in the area.


Clinical studies have proven that this technology naturally destroys fat cells. The fat loss is usually rapid, part of the fat cells are destroyed during the session while the others will be eliminated within 2 to 3 weeks through the lymphatic system.


The treatment is painless, with clients describing it as a massage. This is due to the massage technique and the session beginning with skin warming descending into the gradual decrease of temperature.


People looking to lose weight or who have stubborn areas of fat they are looking to remove on their body, to boost skin radiance, glow, skin firmness, and collagen production.

Anyone with the conditions below should not do this treatment:

  • Severe Raynaud’s syndrome

  • People who suffer from very poor circulation

  • Pregnant woman

  • Severe diabetes

  • Cancer

  • Liver disease

  • Kidney disease

  • People who have had Botox or Fillers in the last month – this relates to CryoToning on the face only


There are other cryotherapy machines. However results show that no other machine is capable of such dramatic results as the Cryoskin 3.0 Revolution. These results are due to the fact that the device does not only produce cold but heat also (Peltier effect). The change within these temperatures has a significant effect on the body’s tissues causing them to drop to -11 C° – when fat cells reach this temperature they die and are passed through the lymphatic system.

  • Cryoskin slims and sculpts much more quickly than CoolSculpting. Cryoskin results are immediate!

  • While both Cryoskin and CoolSculpt are popular ways to lose fat, Cryoskin offers the additional benefit of skin tightening.

  • Cryoskin can also address cellulite with Cryoskin Toning. CoolSculpting does not have this option.

  • Cryoskin also offers a CryoFacial, which can tighten and tone the face while reducing wrinkles for a younger appearance. Coolsculpting does not have this option either.

  • Coolsculpting can be painful. 88% of people enjoy the feeling of Cryoskin.

  • Coolsculpting creates “shelving” (fat collecting in other areas due to the suction) and numbness, while CryoSkin does not.

  • Coolsculpting charges about $1000 an applicator. Many need 4 applicators so $4000 total. You can benefit from Cryoskin at a much lower price.

  • Coolsculpting fat loss in treated areas averages 20%. Cryoskin fat loss in treated areas averages 38%.

  • Most CryoSlim clients lose 1/2 – 1 inch or more in one treatment. We recommend 3 – 5 treatments depending on health and lifestyle goals.


No sugar 4 hours prior & post treatment.

Adapt a healthy lifestyle, eat healthy & do exercise. This treatment will get rid of fat, but you will see best results from using it in addition to a healthy lifestyle.