aesthete /ˈiːsθiːt,ˈɛsθiːt/noun noun: aesthete ; plural noun: aesthetes ; noun: esthete ; plural noun: esthetes1. a person who is appreciative of and sensitive to art and beauty.[edgtf_separator class_name="" type="normal" position="center" color="#edeae8" border_style="solid" width="" thickness="" top_margin="" bottom_margin=""]When a
noun: aesthete ; plural noun: aesthetes ; noun: esthete ; plural noun: esthetes
1. a person who is appreciative of and sensitive to art and beauty.
When a new/qualified Aesthetics Practitioner is searching the “sits vac” column in our industry magazines or scrolling through the recruitment agency ads online, advertisers will stipulate various criteria required for their clinics. Titles of available posts will range from Cosmetic Doctor, Medical Practitioner, Aesthetic doctor/dentist/nurse… Future employers will want to know your medical qualifications, if your registered with the GMC/GDC/NMC, what experience you have delivering aesthetic treatments, what training courses you have attended etc.
The one thing they will not ask and it’s one of the most fundamental questions for an Aesthetic Practitioner is, are you an Aesthete: a person who is appreciative of and sensitive to art and beauty?
People who pursue a career in aesthetics as an adjunct to their income, or don’t fancy slogging in the NHS probably isn’t a true “aesthete” These people maybe good injectors but they can’t truly appreciate the subtlety of what can be achieved in non-surgical procedures. Just as 2 people can buy identical homes, the first is a “nice house” the second is stunning! It’s the same house, same architect! Now look at the interior design, the lighting, the small additions that alone would not stand out, but together can create great beauty, that is what makes the difference from nice to stunning. The WOW Factor!
A “bit of Botox” and a lip filler is not what medical aesthetics is about. Aesthetics has many components; skin…. the largest organ of the body….. The Aesthetes canvas no less. What will it take to make that canvas the best vehicle for your art? Possibly a combination of medical grade skin care, skin peels, micro-needling and mesotherapy! Symmetry v Asymmetry the 2 sides of the face are not the same, being able to recognise the differences and how to treat, to lift, to volumise, to align…. and sometimes, the most important part, to leave alone.
Not so many years ago, people would visit an artist to have their portrait painted, they would sit many times to ensure the portrait was an improved version of themselves. in 2018 people visit their Aesthetic Practitioner, they sit for their consultation, and discuss their desired results and expectations. The practitioner then describes verbally and, illustrates step by step what needs to be done to create great results. The only difference in painting a perfect portrait and creating a natural looking best version of your client is the tools… Leonardo Da Vinci et al used canvas, oils and brushes! A good Medical Practitioner, listens with empathy and understanding to the client, creates a treatment journey and explains that journey, the time scale and the procedures succinctly and patiently. Then proceeds, often through many sittings (visit to the clinic) to create the best possible portrait of that client;
And like all fine art, the canvas should be regularly restored.
AND THE GOOD NEWS: IF YOU ARE NOT A NATURAL AESTHETE
With the right training and mentorship you will have the ability to understand the aging face, as well as the tools, tips and tricks of the trade to consult, counteract, correct and restore a natural beauty to your clients to whom, you will be, not only an aesthete but also a magician….