Aesthetician/Esthetician services including but not limited
to facial skin care treatments, skin analysis, facials, microdermabrasion, Dermaplaning/Epidermal
Leveling, Chemical Peels and the beauty services of cosmetic body care.
Ruth Ford Elward is a Licensed Medical
Esthetician and Certified Medical Laser Technician offering a full array
of treatments, information and tools for an
individual to accomplish their
expression of beauty including the latest
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"Two years ago I began working with Ruth to improve my skin tone due to many years of unprotected
sun exposure. Ruth guided me through various procedures with expertise and genuine concern. Today I look ten years
younger! My confidence and appearance have allowed me to take on challenges that I would never have dreamed of. I
recommend Ruth to anyone who is seeking an aesthetician. Her commitment to long term relationships, excellent
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Skin analysis is performed prior to every
For those that don't have a clear understanding of what an
Aesthetician / Esthetician is, allow me to give you
a definition and some insight into what kind of knowledge is required to become a licensed aesthetician /
An aesthetician/esthetician, whether the spelling is
esthetician or aesthetician is a person devoted to,
or professionally occupied with, the health and beauty of the skin.
Aesthetician's /esthetician's are skin care specialists and consultants.
They perform facials and facial massage, manually and with
the aid of machines. Some of the subject matter
studied by a licensed aesthetician / esthetician would include:
Anatomy and Physiology
Chemistry for Esthetician 's /Aesthetician 's
Sanitation and Disinfection
Physiology and Histology of the Skin
Skin Disorders and Diseases
Product Selection and Ingredients
Basic Facials and Treatments
Morphology of the Hair - Waxing
Make Up Techniques
You will find aesthetician 's / esthetician 's that have taken
their training beyond the basic skin care skills and knowledge
listed and have learned more in depth cosmetic chemistry,
camouflage techniques, various chemical peels and microdermabrasion.
There are also aesthetician 's /esthetician 's that have been trained in LASER,
including hair reduction, spider vein removal, and various types of wrinkle treatments.
The most important factor is to make sure your aesthetician / esthetician
is licensed through a state licensing board specific to their profession.
LE = Licensed Esthetician
LME = Licensed Medical Esthetician
CLT = Certified Laser Technician
CMLT = Certified Medical Laser Technician
As an Aesthetician, I'm often asked, "If there is one thing I should remember above all else when
it comes to my skin, what would that one thing be?"
My response is always, "To do no harm", that is often easier said then done, however, it still holds true.
I think you would be surprised to find out that almost always the visible signs of aging, when it comes to your
skin, has to do with the results of external factors not the natural aging process.
By minimizing avoidable external damage, such as:
Excessive use of Makeup
Overuse of skin care products
Excessive cleansing and exfoliation
Use of hot water
and last but most importantly,
By minimizing these avoidable external causes of damage, you will create a foundation for
effective anti aging results from your treatments. Otherwise, you can expect minimal results.
Skin damage is something that does not necessarily cause pain or visible irritation but will accumulate over time,
often unnoticed. Hence, all the propaganda about using a sun screen or sun block. Sun damage is the main external
cause of aging, approximately 80 to 85 % of our aging is caused by the rays of the sun. As we age, the collagen and
elastin fibers of the skin naturally weaken. This weakening happens at a much faster rate when the skin is
frequently exposed to ultraviolet rays. The UV rays of the sun reach the skin in two different forms, as UVA and
UVB rays. Each of the rays influences the skin at a different level.
UVA rays, also called the "aging rays," contribute to 90 to 95% of the sun's ultraviolet rays that reach the
earth's surface. These rays weaken the skin's collagen and elastin fibers, causing wrinkling and sagging in the
UVB rays, also referred to as the "burning rays," cause tanning of the skin by affecting the melanocytes, the cells
of the epidermis that are responsible for producing melanin. Melanin is designed to help protect the skin from the
sun's UV rays, but can be altered or destroyed when large, frequent doses of UV light are allowed to penetrate the
skin. Although, UVB penetration is not as deep as UVA, these rays are equally damaging to the skin and can damage
the eyes as well. On a positive note, UVB rays contribute to the body's synthesis of vitamin D and other important