Learn more about the Open Medical Category of The Skin Games

The open medical category is designed for estheticians who are working under medical supervision using modalities that are considered out of scope or for treatments that also are under a different scope or license and for treatments such as scar revision and cellulite reduction.    ** If you are doing micro needling under a different license or certification (ie. tatoo or permanent makeup) , you should enter this category.

Judging in this category is based on the following:

Visual improvement: The client’s skin should show a distinct improvement based on identified target over eight weeks. Documentation of improvement that can be done with a skin measurement device such as a Visia can be included.

Protocol and Planning: Estheticians should provide treatment and home care plan for eight weeks consecutively. Forms provided. Include a sign off by the medical director if performing out of scope procedures.

Modality & Product Knowledge: Demonstrate knowledge of proper protocols and ingredient knowledge for treatment. The demonstration is done through the interview and video process.

Compliance & Standards: Demonstrate knowledge of the scope of practice, licensing compliance and competition guidelines by following

The Skin Games rules and providing current licensing or documentation required for practicing esthetics in your country. The medical director’s license must be current and in good standing with the esthetician’s state medical board. Standards will be demonstrated by providing an explanation of why the esthetician chose their treatment plan.

The Skin Games 2022-23 Category Winners


Karla Barrick


Brooke Kennedy


Naikia Vereen

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