Cosmetology is a branch of science dealing with skin care, hair care and a person’s cosmetic appearance. Cosmetologists specialize in helping their patient’s achieve a certain look with the help of beauty products, makeup, chemically treating hair, hair extensions, non-surgical hair removal, or with certain non-surgical cosmetic procedures. Cosmetologists usually work in private clinics, spas, and skin-care clinics. Cosmetologists may also work along with dermatologists.
Most people consult a cosmologist before a big event such as a wedding. They can help assess issues with your skin and hair and suggest remedies to rectify them. They may also perform certain procedures to give your skin a clearer and younger look. You may also want to consult a cosmetologist for issues such as skin tags and warts, aging spots, fine lines, wrinkles, dandruff, acne and rashes etc.
Cosmetology specialties include:
Cosmetologists may also specialize in non-medical fields such as
Manicurists / Pedicurists
Make Up Artists
Consultation fees for a cosmetologist can start from Rs 200 onwards. This does not usually include the cost of any procedures that may be performed. The average charges for common procedures performed by cosmetologists are:
Laser Hair Removal Rs 1000-Rs 30,000 depending on the area
Microdermabrasion Rs 1000 – Rs 2500 depending on the area
Chemical Peels Rs 1,500 – Rs 4,000 depending on the area and type of peel
Tattoo Removal Rs 6,000 – Rs 50,000 depending on the area
Laser skin Treatment Rs 30,000- Rs 60,000 depending on the area
This is a minimally invasive procedure that can help improve the appearance of a person’s skin. It may be used to treat a number of conditions including acne scars, sun damage, age spots, melisma, etc.
Electrolytic Hair Removal
This involves permanent hair removal from various parts of the body with the help of a machine such as lasers.
Botox injections may be used to make the skin smooth and lessen the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines.
Chemical peels involve removing the topmost epidermal layer of the face, neck or hands with the help of chemicals, to encourage the growth of new skin cells.
Warts or skin tags can be removed in a number of ways including peels with salicylic acid, cryotherapy, laser treatment, and lancing.