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Curious about Skin Therapists? We explain who they are and what they do
Skin Institute
September 9, 2020

What is a Skin Therapist?

Whether you call them facialists, estheticians, or skin therapists, we are professionals educated and experienced in performing non-surgical skincare treatments.

We attend to skin that looks dehydrated and dry, tired, uneven skin tone, lost elasticity and firmness, flaky skin, clogged pores or oily with breakouts. Now, mix in periods, hormonal, a hectic travel week or a stressful time at work — among countless other factors — these may explain the negative impact on your skin.  Worrying about these issues hardly helps, but these concerns can be managed with prescribed treatment and product recommendations.

Why do you need a professional skin therapist?

For the same reason doctor and dentist check-ups are necessary: for better health!

Skin is a living part of your body (your largest organ, in fact), that defends against environmental assaults and extreme temperatures. It efficiently eliminates toxins from the body, heals from cuts, abrasions and scratches like a champ. It’s continually renewing and protecting. Simply put, skin keeps the bad stuff out and the good stuff in.

An Esthetician or Skin Therapist is qualified to examine skin and recommend appropriate treatments with the goal of improving skin health. Powerful in their knowledge about the skin conditions that affect various areas of the body and face, like rosacea, sun damage, acne and wrinkles, they perform facial cleansing treatments, laser hair removal, chemical peels and dermal needling. They are also tasked with the important job of recommending products based on their clients’ unique skin needs and referring clients to dermatologists as needed.

Why You Need To See A Skin Therapist?

Because we are hands on skin analysts.

It is up to the skin therapist to professionally analyze your skin. This includes interpreting your own description of your skin type and concerns, critically and objectively examining your skin, and assessing the appropriate steps for well-balanced facial skin. A skin therapist is equipped to detect signs of dehydration, areas of excessive oil production, polluted pores, and many other concerns.

During your first visit, before your makeup-free and vulnerable face even hits the pillow, you will have to fill out a skincare questionnaire. This carefully designed questionnaire concerns itself with your medical history, allergies, and hereditary conditions. Similarly, it inquires about your current skincare regimen, problems, and goals.

Your skin therapist uses this information to address your skincare concerns, explore their origins, and suggest appropriate changes to your skincare regimen.

Our intensely educated skin health experts are trained to prescribe products and deliver professional skin treatments. They have the answers to your most pressing skin care concerns. They know how to deliver real, visible results. They’re the best in the business, and have a real passion for taking care of your skin.

By staying committed to one skin therapist, they are able to monitor any skin changes since your last visit. They can isolate any changes, tell you about the effectivity of the product, and if you should continue with it. Allowing for a deeper understanding of what works, what doesn’t, and why.

We are Passionate Educators

Whether the reason for your visit stems from a skin condition or some much needed relax and refresh, use this hour to ask questions and educate yourself. A good skin therapist is equipped with theoretical and practical knowledge, has a substantial amount of supervised training and experience, and is passionate about their work and continuous learning. Using this opportunity to ask your burning skincare questions is highly recommended.

Honest Motivators

You should be able to trust your skin therapist to be honest about what treatments you need. Thank your skin therapist for her obsession with SPF, consistent water-intake, and age-prevention skincare.

As skin therapists we love to share personal tips and tricks, and trusted brands. Our secrets lie in our ability to manage these concerns with the right products.

Secondly, our exposure to effective and dermatologist-tested products is advanced, to say the least. We are educated on them, trained with them, and work with them on a daily basis.

When To See A Skin Care Therapist

If your issue is cosmetic and you are wanting to achieve the healthiest skin possible then we recommend seeing one of our experienced Skin Care Therapists. A Skin Care Therapist will take all of your skin care concerns into account and advise the best treatments and products to assist you in achieving your goals. For changes in skin growths and moles we recommended for clients to seek medical advice and see one of our dermatologists that work in conjunction. Skin sensitivities, ageing, pigmentation and dermal fillers/botox are all available at Skin Institute clinics.


Your best-looking skin starts with healthy skin, and healthy skin starts with a skin therapist. Regular skin care treatments will improve your skin health. So book in a consultation and start living your healthiest skin!