Aesthetics Exposed

Aesthetics Exposed: Mastering Skin Care in a Medical Setting and Beyond

Terri A. Wojak, LE

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  • Softcover
  • 578 Pages
  • Published 2014
  • ISBN-13: 9781937235482
  • Description
  • Table of Contents
  • Author Information
  • Expert Review

Get Exposed to the Latest Innovations in Skin Care!

Aesthetics Exposed is a complete and essential guide for estheticians and medical professionals who want to learn the business, treatments and skills required to master skin care in a medical setting and beyond.

Medical aesthetics is the wave of the future in the beauty industry. That future is now! Cosmetic light and lasers, microdermabrasion, to name a few are more affordable and offer dramatic, visible results in a short time. There is no time like the present to do your homework on the opportunities in the world of medical aesthetics. Aesthetics Exposed: Mastering Skin Care in a Medical Setting and Beyond! is your first step.

It is the physician's job to treat patients' skin and the job of the esthetician to maintain or manage it. This book identifies the esthetician's role in a clinical setting such as what cosmetic treatments are offered, expectations of pre- and post-operative care and selling skin care products.

Aesthetics Exposed: Mastering Skin Care in a Medical Setting and Beyond, an expansion and reinvention of Terri A. Wojak’s popular Mastering Medical Aesthetics, explains the details and methodologies employed in the service of aesthetic assistance in a medical environment. For the esthetician and medical professional alike, this book emphasizes a working philosophy that aesthetic treatment should benefit the mental and emotional well-being of the patient/client, along with healing the body.

In eight well-organized sections comprising 32 chapters, Wojak discusses topics that include:

  • The legalities of aesthetics in a medical setting
  • Skin condition analysis
  • Common skin conditions such as acne, rosacea, hyperpigmentation
  • Chemical Exfoliations, microdermabrasion, dermaplaning and micro-needling
  • Laser resurfacing and light physics
  • Soft tissue fillers, neurotoxins
  • Microneedling and Microcurrent
  • Devices: from tightening to rejuvenation
  • Tools for client retention
  • And more

Aesthetics Exposed: Mastering Skin Care in a Medical Setting and Beyond: is more than a resource. It is packed with treatments, therapies, business and innovative skin rejuvenation techniques.

Prefatory Note

Part 1: Aesthetics & Cosmetic Medicine: The Framework 1 Cosmetic Medicine Meets Skin Care 2 The Legalities of Aesthetics in a Medical Setting 3 OSHA: Safety Regulations 4 HIPAA: The Privacy Act

Part 2: The Aesthetic Consultation 5 The Science of Beauty 6 The Client Experience 7 Effective Consultation Techniques 8 Skin Condition Analysis

Part 3: Aesthetically Challenging Skin Concerns 9 Acne 10 Rosacea 11 Hyperpigmentation 12 Aging Skin

Part 4: Professional Skin Care Treatments 13 Chemical Exfoliation: AHAs, BHA, TCA, & Jessner’s 14 Microdermabrasion 15 Dermaplaning 16 Micro-needling

Part 5 : Laser and Light Therapy 17 Laser Safety Regulations and Considerations 18 Light Physics 19 Visible Light Lasers and Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) 20 Laser Resurfacing: Ablative, Non-ablative, & Fractionated

Part 6: Complementing Medical Procedures with Skin Care 21 Neurotoxins 22 Soft Tissue Fillers 23 Facial Cosmetic Surgery 24 Pre- and Post-Surgical Treatment: MLD and Camouflage Makeup

Part 7: Innovative Skin Rejuvenation Techniques 25 Five Steps to Making a SMART Purchase 26 Devices: From Tightening to Rejuvenation, From Medical to Spa 27 Effective Formulations and Breakthrough Ingredients 28 Focusing on the Eyes

Part 8: The Road to Success: Skin to Win 29 Landing Your Dream Job 30 Easy and Efficient Business Building 31 Retail: Educating vs. Selling 32 Tools for Client Retention


A: Medical Terminology & Recognizing Instruments Used in Aesthetic Medicine

B: Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs)

C: Intake Forms, Consents, and Checklists (including Fitzpatrick Charting)

D: Documentation Practices


Review Question Answer Key

Author Bio & Acknowledgments


Terri A. Wojak, LE is a highly sought after professional with 20 years of experience in the aesthetic industry. She is a respected authority on skin care in a medical setting, education, and business development on multiple levels. Wojak has built 30 individual courses based on skin care in a medical setting, and she has written more than 40 articles for a multitude of industry magazines, including Skin Inc., for which she is a sitting board member. Her previous book, Mastering Medical Esthetics, coauthored with noted facial plastic surgeon Dr. Steven H. Dayan, MD, FACS, debuted in 2009.

A highly requested speaker at skin care seminars, medical conferences, tradeshows, and international aesthetic symposiums, Ms. Wojak has devoted her professional life to aesthetic education, training more than 2,000 estheticians to date. In partnership with Dr. Dayan, she developed True U Esthetics and True U Laser, two corporations focused on providing advanced education for professionals in the aesthetic industry, of which she is education director.

"Every chapter in Aesthetics Exposed deals with a new topic. It is well laid out , easy to read and very informative. All the forms and worksheets are at the back of the book in one place which makes them easy to access. This is really one of the things I like about this book. When one is in a hurry you can pick it up and very quickly find what you are looking for. I keep it in my spa room and regularly refer to it with ease. In fact this is now the only book I refer to. Ms. Wojak has done a great job, providing a lot of easily accessible information. The diagrams, photos and scenarios are very helpful. I use the diagrams on page 97 to explain to my teenage clients how acne forms".

Diana Bargate, Esthetician, Bella Capelli Salon and Spa, Jefferson City, MO

"Aesthetics Exposed is a worthwhile and valuable addition to any skin care professional's library. Part of what makes the skin care industry exciting is its constant evolution. While this creates many new and promising options for treatment, it also presents a challenge to the skin care provider in terms of finding time for continuing education. Not only is it critical to stay informed on what's available, it is imperative to understand how it all works together. This content is current, applicable and specific. Terri Wojak has done a fabulous job of creating a practical and user friendly reference text that will be a tremendous asset to all."

Amy Gardner, LE

Best book for the medical spa provider! I am a Registered Nurse and owner of a medical spa in Maryland. This book is probably the best book I have ever read for skin care and laser. I was surprised how much I learned about peels and different disease processes of the skin. I loved that they had protocols for all medical spa procedures that I can implement into my practice and great advice for homecare instructions for our patients. The book is so easy to read, great illustrations, I can put it down. I highly recommend this book to anyone in the medical field.

By Joy D. Dubrovich

Aesthetics Exposed is sure to become one of the most important and sought-after skin care reference texts of our time."

Steven H. Dayan, MD, FACS

Love this book! Recommend to anyone working in esthetics!

Angie McDonald, Esthetician

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