Learn more about the Open Medical Category of The Skin Games

What is Our Open Medical Category

Calling all collaborative skincare champions! The Open Medical category in The Skin Games is your chance to showcase the power of teamwork in achieving exceptional results. This category is designed for licensed estheticians working under medical supervision on treatments that fall outside the usual scope of practice, such as those requiring a different license or modality (like microneedling under a tattoo or permanent makeup certification). Here’s your opportunity to demonstrate the combined expertise of the medical and esthetic fields!

The Open Medical category allows you to highlight the success stories born from collaboration. Document your client’s journey from a complex skin concern to a visibly improved state. This competition allows you to not only gain recognition from your peers but also to show potential clients the power of a combined medical and esthetic approach. Let the world see the incredible results you can achieve together, and inspire others to embrace the power of teamwork in skincare!

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 2023-24 Category Winners

Angel Flener

1st Place

Debra Adkins

2nd Place

Amber Preston

3rd Place