5 Tips to Consider When Choosing an Esthetician

At-home skincare options have never been more impressive, but an esthetician can play a vital role in resolving skincare issues and slowing the visible signs of aging. However, you must take great care in finding the right esthetician. These tips will help.


1.    Ask For Referrals

Before searching online, ask trusted friends and family for referrals. Don’t just ask for the name of a spa or esthetician but inquire about what type of treatments they have tried and what it is they do and don’t like about the spa or service. Add your referrals to your shortlist, then move on to the next step.


2.    Online Research And Reviews


Now it’s time to start searching for estheticians on your own. Don’t just look at the list of spas that populate on your preferred search engine, but check their online reviews. Also, check the reviews of those on your referral shortlist. Read a mix of the good and the bad, focusing on factors such as:


  • Cleanliness
  • Professionalism
  • Atmosphere and comfort
  • Treatment-specific reviews
  • Quality of products
  • Results of treatments


3.    Make Direct Contact


Now that you’ve narrowed down your options even more, it’s time to reach out to the esthetician directly. Some will answer your questions online and some will schedule a live or virtual consultation. Ideally, this consultation will be live or virtually face-to-face so that you can get an idea of whether or not you are comfortable with them. Consider questions such as:

  • Where did you go to school?
  • Are they licensed?
  • How long have you been practicing since licensed?
  • If they are new, how many hours of training do they have?
  • What is their general skincare philosophy?
  • What type of products and skincare tools do they use?
  • What is their experience treating your skincare condition?


4.    Explore Their Treatment Options

Many estheticians have an online and printed service list, but beyond that list an ideal esthetician will personalize your treatment plan. Without a live consultation an esthetician cannot advise you on your options, so if you are inquiring via email, phone, or video chat, at least determine if they provide personalized skincare plans.  

5.    Pain And Products

Skincare treatments should not leave your face burning or peeling. Even if you have sensitive skin, a quality esthetician utilizes nature-based products and beauty devices that do not hurt. Yes, you may be red afterward from increased blood flow, or your skin may be mildly sensitive, but you should not be in pain. If your esthetician suggests purchasing the products they sell, their products should not irritate your skin. If pain or irritation occurs, it should be a rare side-effect of the services they provide or products they use.

Unfortunately, there are still many estheticians who offer—and clients who want—painful peels and antiaging treatments. At Methode Brigitte Kettner, we believe that there are pain-free and effective alternatives to these more extreme measures.

At-Home Beauty Devices

Once you identify the right esthetician, you may also want to invest in an at-home beauty device. We invite you to browse antiaging beauty tools from Methode Brigitte Kettner. Our devices are esthetician-grade toolsthat are safe and easy to use at home. This includes gentle and effective at-home Microdermabrasion, LED Therapy, Ultrasound Vibration, and more!


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