As aestheticians, we are licensed to work with the integument, treating it according to what was learned in school and what is allowed within our scope of practice. As a practicing aesthetician with over 16 years of experience. I have heard my share of skepticism regarding product efficacy and the effectiveness of topical treatments as compared to more invasive modalities. Surprisingly, such skepticism is generally expressed by doctors who argue that methods like fillers, lasers, microneedling with radiofrequency (RF), and other nonsurgical options are the only way to prevent premature aging and reverse existing damage. Some doctors understand the unequivocal benefits of topical skin care and regular visits to the aesthetician, but it seems they are the minority in the profession.
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Dasha Saian Marchese is the co-founder and CEO of Saian and has over 22 years of experience in the spa industry. She is a licensed aesthetician, Aesthetics International Association Ambassador, and serves on the Editorial Advisory Board of DERMASCOPE Magazine. In addition to her aesthetics schooling, Dasha has a degree in business and marketing. She gives lectures and classes internationally and regularly contributes to global trade publications.