Beauty therapy can consist of various specialties such as skin care, cosmetics, nail care, or hairstyling. Individuals who are trained in beauty therapy can provide a range of beautification treatments to the face and body. There is a broad range of beauty treatments available, and most provide a specific benefit to the part of the body being treated.
Therapy definition and variants
Beauty Therapy - Beauty therapists go by many names, such as estheticians or beauticians. These professionals typically train at a college or other educational institution. At an educational institution, those entering the beauty field will typically become knowledgeable in aspects of anatomy and physiology, facials, eye treatments, make-up, waxing, and nail care.
Beauty therapy can also improve the appearance and texture of the skin, and treat minor cosmetic blemishes. This therapy should not be mistaken for dermatology and therapists cannot medically diagnose skin conditions. Although beauty therapists cannot diagnose skin conditions, they can recommend treatments based on whether a person has dry, oily or sensitive skin. [Read more...]
Cosmetic electrotherapy is a range of beauty treatments that uses low electric currents passed through the skin to produce several therapeutic effects such as muscle toning in the body and micro-lifting of the face.It is based on electrotherapy, which has been researched and accepted in the field of rehabilitation, though the "scientific and medical communities have tended to sideline or dismiss the use of electrotherapy for healthy muscles".
The use of electricity in cosmetics goes back to the end of the 19th century, almost a hundred years after Luigi Galvani discovered that electricity can make the muscle in a frog's leg twitch (see galvanism). Subsequent research in electrophysiology has been carried out by people such as Robert O. Becker, Dr Björn Nordenström, a former chair of the Nobel Selection Committee for Medicine, and Dr Thomas Wing, who invented some of the first micro-current devices. [Read more...]