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3 things your esthetician wants you to know


1. Skincare specialists are board-certified

Estheticians are required to go to an accredited school and take a state board exam. They also need to keep their licenses up to date with continuing education hours.

“This being said, when selling products we know our stuff,” said Kathe Malinowski, lead esthetician and marketing manager for Eterna MedSpa & Laser Vein Center. “We know the active ingredients and what they do for your skin because we know skin.”

Several product lines are put in the hands of individuals with no training who are selling the products.

“And they don’t even know what they do and don’t do for the skin,” Malinowski said. “Trust an esthetician.”


2. Skincare specialists genuinely care about their clients

“Most of us came into esthetics to help people with issues that we have dealt with in our own lives…acne, rosacea, eczema, etc.,” Malinowski said. “I went into esthetics because I had terrible acne when I was in high school. If I can help a high schooler or someone suffering from adult acne get clear skin it makes my day.”


3. Skincare specialists likely need to see you more than once

Results take time. To that end, patients need to practice proper at-home care and visit their esthetician on a regular basis.

“Treatments are not a one and done,” Malinowski said. “Don’t expect to come in and do one treatment and expect to see your skin has miraculously changed.”

At Eterna MedSpa, consultations are conducted to go over patients’ skin concerns and develop a treatment plan. The facility also uses the VISIA Skin Complexion Analysis, which is able to take photos of the top layer of the skin, as well as the deeper, dermal layers.

“This is a great tool because when we go back and look at the before picture our clients see that their dedication to their treatment plans really works,” Malinowski said.


Eterna MedSpa & Laser Vein Center : 217 Vertin Boulevard, Shorewood, 60404 : 815.254.8888 :