Is it better to go to a Dermatologist or Esthetician?

Our skin would be clear, glowing, and healthy in a perfect world. 

Unfortunately, that world does not actually exist. Thus we need to figure out how to make our skin happy on our own—and when to call in the big guns if necessary, like a dermatologist or an esthetician.

If a person has a skincare concern that he would like to address, he can consult two different kinds of experts 

  • Estheticians
  • Dermatologist

Since both are skin care professionals, but still they offer distinct expertise and services.

What’s a dermatologist?

A dermatologist is a skin doctor who is specialized in skin, hair and nails. They identify specific conditions and treat them, which may further affect the multiple sensitive areas of the body. Dermatologists can diagnose and treat more than 2,500+ skin conditions.

Dermatologists are certified to perform:

  • perform diagnostic and preventive exams
  • offer counselling and education about skin conditions
  • provide treatment

Dermatologists offer both medical and cosmetic dermatology procedures,but on the other hand in some cases, dermatologists might specialise in either medical or cosmetic services.

While diagnosing the skin condition it becomes quit evident whether dermatologists are required or not. Whereas if you have skin concerns like how to treat stubborn acne, hyperpigmentation or any other skin-related problems, or any questions about bumps, bruising and moles which might appear on the skin, it’s good to seek out dermatologist guidance and determine the cause and treatment.

What’s an esthetician?

Estheticians are professionals who are trained to provide treatments to the outermost layers of your skin. They are basically offering guidance in caring for and improving the appearance of your skin. 

An esthetician is a cosmetic professional who provides a service in improving skin care. Estheticians deal specifically with the “look” of your skin, by applying different treatments. 


Estheticians are certified to perform :

  • Recommend a skincare routine 
  • Apply a variety of facials  
  • laser hair removal under physician supervision
  • Pre-and post-surgical skincare
  • Tattoo removal
  • Deeper chemical peels

How do I know which to choose?

Dermatologists and Estheticians are licensed professionals who can help with your skincare needs. They can treat any kind of skin issue through simple procedures. However, both professions have significant differences. 

A dermatologist gives a throughout assessment before recommending possible treatment. For instance, skin problems which might look harmless on the first look may be deadly if left untreated. 

On other hand, an esthetician is trained to provide treatments to improve the look and feel of your skin. Are you confident about your skin health? Do you just want to enhance your look? Then you can choose an esthetician.  A dermatologist can do much more.


The bottom line

At the end of the day, the most important step is to find an accessible skin care professional that you are comfortable with and can trust. If you find that working with both offers the best way to achieve the skin goals you should choose that way.

In simple words, one should always consult a dermatologist for any skin condition. But you should consult an esthetician only when suffering from general skin guidance.

What Dermatrichs provide :

We provide all kind of services related to skin conditions. Our team consist of Dr. Yugal Rajput ( Certified dermatologist and aesthetic surgeon ) and Dr. Pratibha Singh ( Hair transplant surgeon and laser aesthetician ).With a true commitment to advancing in the practice, their experience and growing skillset keeps them at the top of the field.

Their personalized, results-oriented approach has made a huge impact on countless clients.Our doctors are fully trained to manage each and every one of your skin problem be it severe acne, blemishes, scars, we will make sure that you look your best like never before. 

Using state-of-the-art technology in our lasers, micro needling procedure, chemical peels and cosmetic surgeries we guarantee to exceed your expectations. This service is highly customizable so that each client can achieve their desired results without compromise. Our Clients have great experience from the reception folks to the checkout folks.

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