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What is an esthetician?

Estheticians are individuals who perform facial and non-invasive, non-medical skin treatments. They cannot prescribe medication and should not use complex machines like lasers, although this depends on state licensing laws. With the exception of Connecticut, all states license estheticians. The licensing requirements may vary from state to state however.
An esthetician specializes in skin care with procedures related to cosmetology. He or she is not a doctor or nurse but can perform multiple dermatologic procedures like microdermabrasion, electrotherapy, LED ultrasound and mechanical massage.

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