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The ever-changing regulatory
nature of medical esthetics opens
the door to education. Terri Wojak
uses her over 20
years of experience
as an esthetician
and educator to
start with esthetics
in a medical
U Education, a
joint effort between
Wojak and plastic surgeon Stephen
Dayan, M.D., provides context for
estheticians to serve clients with a
background of the safety and science
of esthetic procedures.
Skin Inc. sat down with Wojak
in an exclusive interview to learn
her thoughts on rising regulations
and how she educates in today’s
Skin Inc. (SI): What relationship
with the FDA do you believe
estheticians should have?
Terri Wojak (T W): There are
companies and associations that
are working toward making more
modalities legal for estheticians,
so I think they should look into
that. They should look at all their
options and join groups working
for our profession so that we can
SI: What areas of medical
esthetics do you think might be
under the lens next?
TW: Under medical esthetics,
lasers right now are kind of
controversial. I think that lasers
should really have their own
certification process, because
there is a lot more that goes into it
than pressing a button.
[True U does] have a laser
course concentrating on the
physics and safety. If these
estheticians go work somewhere,
they have to get trained on that
particular laser. [After the course]
they have the knowledge of the
physics and safety behind them
so they can understand what type
of laser they’re using, why they’re
using the energy they’re using and
why they’re using a certain pulse.
It is very important to get all that
down before even considering
working with a laser or working
with a medical practice that may
be doing lasers.
Lasers are controversial right now, said Wojak. States differ in their regulation.
By Brooke Schleehauf