Anna D. Rinehart a licensed skin care specialist began her journey into her present role in teaching Medical-Facial Aesthetics to doctors ,nurses and aestheticians since 1987. She envisioned a Skin Care Practice that did not promote sell-sell concept but rather provided both non-invasive facial aesthetic services and clinical skin care management that is generally integrated within a Medical Aesthetics Skin Health and Wellness Program. She envisioned an aestheticians role becoming integrated within the health care system. While not absolutely clear of the path of how to get the aesthetician to become a respected and validated role, it was crystal clear her Vision would become a reality in her time.
The concept of a nurse-aesthetician, medical aesthetician or clinical nurse-aesthetician was just not taken well by the standardized nursing practice. The nurses felt that Medical Aesthetics was not a valid term that was accepted by the medical train therefore, it had no value. Dermatologists ( not all ) believed that all aestheticians performed feckless facials and overalldid not have anything to contribute to health care system.
The negative perceptions from doctors began to change when aestheticians started learning more business concepts and procedural skills . The aesthetician began gaining a clincial value to the physicians practice which wanted to offer the non-invasive facial aesthetic services but did not have the time to do it their self nor had a nurse that was trained. Aestheticians wanted to be elevated , respected, valued, appreciated and become connected with job opportunity as well as gain personal and professional growth. As long as the aesthetician stayed within the aesthetic circles.... professional growth was not going to be a part of the equation. Some Cosmetologists Schools/Instructors and per se leaders of the Aesthetic Industry Platforms understood the pains of growth but needed to retain control by diminshing the aesthetician role since they were not true " Cosmetologists". The platforms for aestheticians began with a great Visionary Ron Renee. He created Aestheticians International Association. It became a platform for old ideas rather than real legends of vision. He foretold a story that still is unfolding itelf today.
In every level of professional groups ( physicians, nurses, cosmetologists) none thought the aesthetician had much value. An aesthetician has had to pull together skills, treatments, procedures and protocols from learning various integrated methods from literally self research, apprenticeships and attending medical and facial aesthetic conference meetings.
Anna D. Rinehart having been a practicing nurse recognized the under value of nurse ( LPN/RN ). Having obtained her aesthetics license she was able to open her own business and experienced tremendous personal growth as well as financial security. Through these combined expereinces and educational twists of fate both in education and experience she has witnessed a greater interest from literally every medical speciality background attending her Medical Aesthetics Conferences.
The Skin Care Specialist is a dually graduate of a nursing program ( LPN/RN ), Facial Aesthetics program ( Aesthetician ) , graduate of a Facial Aesthetics Instructor program ( Instructor ), Licensed CEU Provider , CIDESCO Diplomate, and Ambssador of the Aestheticians International Association.