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The Esthetician Tools That Earn Their Keep

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Did you know there are approximately 183,000 licensed estheticians in the United States? That’s a lot of competition!

If you want to make sure your business stands out and continues to thrive, even in a COVID-19 world, it’s more important than ever to have the right esthetician tools on hand. But which things are most important to have in your esthetician tool kit?

We’re here to let you know! Take a look at some of the best marketing tools for a new esthetician and some other things you’ll want to purchase for your medical spa.

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UV Sterilization System

No one knows what the future will bring, but one thing that it for sure is that keeping things clean and sterile will continue to be critical. You’ll want to make sure you’re doing everything you can to keep your spa safe, making a UV sterilization system one of the most important spa tools. 

Ultraviolet (UV) light is well-known for its germ (and virus) fighting powers. Make sure you get a top-notch system that will allow you to reuse your stainless steel tools without risk of infection.


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Magnification Lamp

A magnification lamp (or “mag lamp”) is another critical esthetician tool. This is what allows you to see things on the skin that aren’t visible to the naked eye. A good mag lamp will magnify the skin both vertically and horizontally and will also provide the exact right amount of light.

The lamp also acts as a shield, which protects you from coming into contact with any fluids or cellular debris that might come from the client while you’re working on them. This is another feature that’s more important now than ever.


Facial Steamer

A great facial steamer can create many benefits for an esthetician that will allow you to create superior results for your clients. Make sure you look for one that allows you to control the direction, intensity, and type of steam that is emitted.

A great facial steamer will help stimulate blood flow, moisturize the skin’s surface, and help the client relax by stimulating muscles and nerve endings. It will also soften the skin’s follicles, which makes it easier for you to remove debris from the client’s pores.


Microdermabrasion Machine

Microdermabrasion is another extremely popular treatment, so if you can afford one of these machines, it’s a great investment. There are two primary types of microdermabrasion machines, one that uses ultra-fine crystal particles and another that uses a diamond tip.

By removing the top layer of skin cells from a client’s face, you can help improve the appearance of wrinkles, age spots, sun damage, acne scarring, and more. These machines help improve the skin so quickly that you’re clients are sure to be incredibly pleased with the results.

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Ultrasonic Skin Scrubber

This tool is sometimes also called an ultrasonic spatula. It uses ultrasonic soundwaves to gently remove dead skin, blackheads, and more from the skin’s surface.

Since patients who have had a facelift or who are suffering from rosacea don’t respond well to traditional microdermabrasion treatment, this is often the optimal treatment. Having this scrubber on hand will make you more flexible so that you can provide treatment to a wider variety of clients.


Exfoliating Brush

Sometimes, patients won’t want or need something as intense as a microdermabrasion treatment or dermaplaning. In this case, a handheld exfoliating brush is an excellent tool to have on hand.

This allows you to gently exfoliate the skin while you’re cleansing, which will improve the patient’s results while also making you more efficient. Look for a brush head that is gentle and is made of materials that won’t harbor or spread bacteria.

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Woods Lamp

A woods lamp, or “skin scanner,” is a portable device that projects UV light onto the skin. Choose a lamp that gives you multiple color options, as some can help you spot things like dehydration, clogged pores, and fungi.

Using a Woods Lamp can also help you find issues like hyperpigmentation, infections, and pre-cancerous symptoms. The light coming from this lamp can damage your clients’ eyes, so make sure you also have UV-protective eyewear or eye pads that they can use while undergoing the treatment.

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Software Systems

Running a successful spa business is about more than just being great at your craft. There’s a lot that has to happen on the back side.

While physical tools and supplies for estheticians are important, having the right software in place is also critical! You’ll want to find a system that allows you to handle employee scheduling, manage your appointments, communicate with clients, track your supplies, handle your marketing, and more. 

It’s even better if you can find a single system that will take care of everything you need or a couple of different systems that communicate with each other. Do your research before you make a commitment so you can ensure that you make a good decision. Otherwise, you could end up regretting your choice, finding that it’s more difficult than it should be to handle these aspects of your business.



Stock Up on the Best Esthetician Tools Today

Now that you know about the most important esthetician tools, you’re poised to make your spa more efficient and more popular than ever before.

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