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What does a medical esthetician do?
Answered by Discovery Fit & Health
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  1. Estheticians treat skin, and usually work in salons and other settings where beauty treatments are offered. Medical estheticians work in hospitals and rehabilitation centers. They can give advice about concealing scars, for example helping patients with skin damage from burns. Dermatologic conditions such as acne may also receive the attention of a medical esthetician. If you need plastic surgery, a medical esthetician may help both before and after the operation. Medical estheticians can also help very ill patients feel better about how they look. Most states in the U.S. require an esthetician to be licensed, which can take several hundred hours of training. The training includes various techniques of skin care from waxing, body wraps and cosmetics to more advanced techniques such as laser treatments.

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