More and more, estheticians are choosing to specialize in a particular aspect of esthetics. Just as some are compelled to create a waxing-only clinic or to focus on just lash extensions and makeup, there are others who choose to specialize in the treatment of acne.
Estheticians and nurses who treat acne have been around for many years, but acne treatments are usually included in a laundry list of services offered. Now, many esthetic practices are entirely dedicated to treating acne-sufferers.
What dermatology lacks
Dermatologists are the logical first choice for someone suffering from acne. There is a common pattern in the protocol used by most physicians for treating acne. Acne patients are given oral antibiotics, topical antibiotics, and/or a choice of prescription retinoids to try. Sometimes benzoyl peroxide will be recommended. If those treatments fail, physicians will often recommend a cycle of isotretinoin. In many cases, these protocols leave the acne-sufferer disappointed and frustrated.