Skincare Schools

Professionals in this field are graduates of skincare schools and are often referred to as Estheticians, Aestheticians, Cosmetologists or Dermatologists.

The latter is actually a skincare doctor that is not only able to instruct you in how to properly care for your skin, but is schooled in the prevention and treatment of a large number of skin conditions, including cancers. Dermatologists are also able to diagnose and treat people with disorders affecting their hair, fingernails and toenails, as well as the management of cosmetic skin disorders such as scars and hair loss, for example.

Becoming a dermatologist requires a lot of training and education. Most start with a Bachelor of Science degree, but some Bachelor of Arts graduates can be accepted into medical school programs, which usually take about four years to complete. After that, dermatologists are looking at another five years of training, including about three years of residency. Completing the licensing exams is required to qualify for practicing medicine. In the States, licensing requirements are determined by the the American Board of Dermatology (ABD.)

No matter which title you'd like to have, there are educational facilities to train you in each of them. Below is a listing, by country of skincare academies, institutes and colleges.



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