Should I Tip my Esthetician for Botox and Peels?


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It is customary to tip your aesthetician for whatever she does, but....

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Aestheticians rely on your tips as part of their income and tipping them is customary but having said that, it is not legal or advisable for them to be doing some procedures that your doc or nurse should be doing.  Sincerely,

David Hansen,MD


Beverly Hills Dermatologic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 24 reviews

Estheticians Tips

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Estheticians rely on tips for their living, but you should ensure that in your state that the esthetician is licensed to do the treatment.  In Florida, estheticians can not perform botox. The esthetician may also be licensed to do the peel depending on the strength of the peel.

Kris M. Reddy, MD, FACS
West Palm Beach Plastic Surgeon
4.5 out of 5 stars 15 reviews

Tipping for Botox?

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Read the post By Dr. Lupo. well put. in general professional services are not tipped because there should be no need "To Insure Prompt Service", it's expected and an integral part of professionalism.

Rafael C. Cabrera, MD
Boca Raton Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 1 review

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Tipping your esthetician

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TIP stands for "To insure promptness" A tip is a good idea to let your caretaker knwo that you appreciate their service. However as you have read from the other surgeon's responses, this is a service that an aesthetician is not certified to perform.

Otto Joseph Placik, MD
Chicago Plastic Surgeon
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Tipping?

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Whether you tip or  not is a personal choice.I feel if you have received exemplary service or after hours or whatever then yes.If the person is giving you a significant discount then again yes.It is a personal choice.There are no hard and fast rules.

Robert Brueck, MD
Fort Myers Plastic Surgeon
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Tipping Not Necessary

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In general, for medical procedures, tipping is not usually customary.  Also, with any medical procedure, whether it is botox or peels or laser, these should be done by a physician, not estheticians or nures practitioners.

Christopher V. Pelletiere, MD
Barrington Plastic Surgeon
4.5 out of 5 stars 18 reviews

Estheticians should NOT be tipped for Illegally Performing a Medical Procedure

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Botox injections are a medical procedures with real potential risks. In MOST states it is against the law to have estheticians performing medical procedures. I do not know if Pennsylvania is one of those states. If it is, she is breaking the law and you will be tipping her for doing so. Dr. Peter Aldea

Peter A. Aldea, MD
Memphis Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 59 reviews

Aestheticians should not do Botox

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If an aesthetician does a superficial peel, which is an exfoliation, than you can decide whether to tip them or not. You should not have an aesthetician do Botox injections on you as that is a procedure that should only be done by a licensed provider.

Ronald Shelton, MD
Manhattan Dermatologist
5.0 out of 5 stars 31 reviews

Aesthetician and botox

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First of all an aesthetician is not allow to perform Botox injections. Only a licensed physician, PA or nurse.

Steven Wallach, MD
Manhattan Plastic Surgeon
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No States permit estheticians to legally perform BOTOX injections.

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This is called the unauthorized practice of medicine.  Chemical peels are generally also considered a medical procedure.  However, some of the most mild of peeling agents are permitted by some States.  Generally however, it is far more reasonable to seek a medical professional (medical doctor) for this type of care.  On the plus side, we don't mind if you don't tip us.

Kenneth D. Steinsapir, MD
Los Angeles Oculoplastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 15 reviews

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