Disclaimer: The information in this article is for educational purposes only and does not qualify nor certify the individual to provide esthetic care to health challenged individuals.
The consideration of a client’s health status initiated a new precedence in providing skin care services during the medical esthetics boom in the 1990s. Estheticians working alongside the medical team recognized the need to acquire an enhanced perspective of esthetic sciences, surgical procedures, pre- and post-operative care, medical nomenclature, pharmacology, terminology and administrative compliance. Centered in protocol development was the individual status of health and how procedures and products may impact such. The clinical esthetic pioneers forged many notable advancements, which was uncharted territory for many estheticians used to qualifying the client for services in the spa setting. The “medical esthetics” era introduced a new benchmark in the esthetic industry where health is a determinant in performing any esthetic service.