Cosmetic medicine is incredibly diverse; it’s comprised of many different specializations that work together in a complementary way to address patient concerns. That’s why, at Silverton Plastic Surgery, we employ a team of experts who specialize in various treatment areas. This allows us to provide the highest quality of patient care, because all of our procedures are administered by licensed, trained professionals with specific expertise.
When one of Dr. Silverton’s patients needs medical grade skincare, he refers them to our aesthetician, Delfina Marie. Del, a native of Linden, CA, has been working in the beauty field for the entirety of her career. She first became interested in aesthetics when she attended Mylee Beauty College in Sacramento, CA, where she graduated in 2015. Though she initially studied to become a Nail Technician, while at school, she discovered a passion for skincare. Del therefore decided to continue her studies, and by 2017, she was hard at work as a licensed aesthetician.
Del makes it her mission to provide effective skincare options for patients of all skin types. Whether your skin is light, dark, oily, or dry, she can find the right treatment to help you achieve your cosmetic goals. Del specializes in both facial skincare and whole-body treatments, such as body waxing, nourishing body wraps, and exfoliating scrubs. If you want to get that beautiful “all over” glow, Del is here to help. Del also has experience with reconstructive skincare, from her time spent volunteering for the American Cancer Society and various burn centers. In the future, she hopes to expand her knowledge of skincare to include reconstructive permanent makeup. You can read more about Del’s work history and credentials on our About page.
What is an Aesthetician?
An aesthetician is a trained, licensed skincare specialist who focuses on advanced beauty treatments. Cosmetic aestheticians can remove unwanted hair, treat acne, reduce the visible signs of aging, minimize the appearance of scars, and treat problems with skin pigmentation. They can also use their professional cosmetics training to help patients look their best for an important event, such as a wedding or photo shoot.
Some aestheticians, called medical (or clinical) aestheticians, treat skin that has been severely damaged by burns, chemotherapy, accidents, or surgery. Aestheticians also work with patients with multiple allergies, sensitivities, or skin conditions, helping them select the right skincare products to meet their needs.
Like plastic surgeons, aestheticians must complete a course of training and gain practical experience before they can be granted a license. Most aestheticians have completed formal education in either cosmetology or aesthetician training and have a diploma or associate degree in these arts. Aestheticians are also lifelong learners who must be committed to regularly updating their skills and credentials as the field of skincare evolves.
What Kind of Services Does an Aesthetician Provide?
The services provided by aestheticians add an important dimension to cosmetic medicine. While plastic surgery can dramatically alter the structure of the face or body to create a more pleasing shape, it doesn’t typically improve the condition of the epidermis. Targeted skincare therapies are therefore needed to combat the superficial signs of aging and other distracting blemishes. Del provides the following skincare services for Dr. Silverton’s patients, complementing his skills as a surgeon:
- Deep exfoliation: Deep exfoliation removes excess oil, dead skin cells, dirt, and other debris from the pores. This primes the skin so that it can properly absorb topical treatments. It also reduces acne symptoms. Del follows up her exfoliation treatments with the application of a nourishing face mask that replenishes the skin’s vitality and luster.
- Obagi system skincare: The Obagi system is a line of advanced skincare products designed by Dr. Obagi. It includes a wide range of gentle exfoliants and nourishing serums that have been designed to hydrate and nourish the skin. The Obagi system can be used to remove blemishes and the signs of aging, such as fine lines, wrinkles, sun spots, and areas of rough or scaly skin.
- Latisse®: Latisse® is a completely safe, FDA approved lash growth serum. Over the course of about 16 weeks, Latisse® can increase the length of the lashes by up to 25%. It also makes them 18% darker and 106% thicker.
Schedule a Skincare Consultation in Stockton
If you would like to meet Del and learn more about the treatments she provides, contact our Stockton plastic surgery practice to book your personal consultation. We look forward to meeting you and helping you achieve the glowing, healthy skin you deserve.