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If you’re considering a facial aesthetics treatment in the near future, it’s natural that you’ll be doing plenty of research into your different options. There are so many things you’ll need to decide before you take the plunge. Which clinic will you go to? Which treatment are you going to choose? Will it be a one-off treatment, or a course?
One of the most important things you’ll decide on is the practitioner who will be carrying out your treatment. In your research, you’ll see terms like ‘beautician’ and ‘clinician’ over and over again. But what exactly do these terms mean? Which is more suited to delivering facial aesthetics treatments? Let’s take a look at both.
To have the privilege of calling yourself a clinician, you need to have obtained a formal qualification. That means whenever you see a clinician at your local studio or clinic, you can be confident that they have studied to obtain the relevant qualifications.
A clinician will have studied the world of beauty and aesthetics in-depth, covering topics including cosmetic chemistry, dermal science, the basics of nursing, infection control and wound management. This makes them qualified to deliver every step of the procedure and the aftercare you need when you go for treatments including laser hair removal, Botox or dermal fillers.
Here at Brixworth Laser & Skincare, our studio is clinician-led, with our team using the most advanced technologies to deliver cutting-edge laser and skin treatments.
The term ‘beautician’ is much broader than ‘clinician’ – it can span a multitude of disciplines and services without going into specifics. A beautician can perform a multitude of beauty-related treatments – waxing, tinting, make-up, eyelash extensions, facials, massages and nails, among others.
Beauticians tend to have on-the-job training but no formal qualifications. Many do have certifications for particular treatments or services, but nothing that is formally recognised by regulatory boards in the UK.
Which should I choose?
When you’re looking at dermal fillers, wrinkle reduction such as Botox or laser treatments, we’d always recommend choosing a practitioner with extensive experience and accredited qualifications. If carried out by someone without the right experience, fillers and laser treatments can go seriously wrong.
Many of these treatments are carried out on the facial area, which is hard to hide in the event of a botched job. If you’re having injections or treatments around the eyes, an inexperienced practitioner could end up hindering your sight or causing lasting damage.
Unqualified beauticians may offer lower prices for these treatments, which can be tempting if you’re on a budget. But when it comes to cosmetic treatments and services like this, it’s always worth choosing the practitioner with the most experience. Beauticians are ideal if you need to have your make-up done, if you need a wax or if you’re looking for tinting services – but when it comes to more complex treatments, a clinician should always be your first choice.
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