Estheticians are skin care specialists who perform treatments such as facials, sugar scrubs, chemical peels and waxing. They are licensed only to work on the epidermis layer of the skin.
In recent years, continuing education for estheticians has increased as more people are looking to learn treatments like laser hair removal, radiofrequency skin tightening, acne reduction and more!
If you are an esthetician considering a career change, here are four reasons why you should continue your education and enter this $16 billion marketplace.
Reasons Estheticians Should Continue Their Education
Continuing education courses for estheticians may be taken for career growth, or they may be a requirement as part of state licensing laws. Whatever the reason, here are four reasons estheticians should continue their education and seek medical aesthetics training.
- More job opportunities
Medical spas and businesses that offer medical aesthetic services are always seeking new talent to add to their staff. Medical aesthetics may introduce estheticians to new technologies and techniques or keep their current skills fresh. By having additional training and certificates, you separate yourself from the competition and show potential employers that you have a thirst for the industry.
- Gain more confidence
The more clinical hands-on training and experience you have in the health and beauty field, the more confidence you will gain in your skills as a cosmetic laser tech. And that confidence will show whether you are treating a client or interviewing for your next full-time gig!
- Expand your professional network
It’s important to surround yourself with like-minded people. Training at an esthetic school provides you the opportunity to meet new people who share the same passion for the health and beauty industry. These new connections can be beneficial as you can ask questions and brainstorm ideas. Who knows, you may even decide to start your own med spa business together!
- Learn from the best
Seeking out additional training allows you to learn from some of the industry’s brightest. After all, don’t you want to have the opportunity to learn from the best?
One of the things that sets National Laser Institute apart from other medical aesthetics schools is students have the opportunity to learn from up to 15 different expert instructors during our 2-week courses. Our instructors are some of the industry’s leading nurses, physicians, skincare specialists and cosmetic laser techs with 5 – 20 years of experience in the field.
Medical Aesthetics: A Growing Industry
In recent years, the health and beauty marketplace has grown significantly, and the industry is expected to continue to grow in the future.
According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), consumers spent over $16 billion in aesthetic treatments in 2016.
Here are the most requested cosmetic treatments in 2016:
- Botox (Botulinum Toxin Type A) (7 million procedures, up 797 percent since 2000)
- Soft Tissue Fillers (2.6 million procedures, up 298 percent since 2000)
- Chemical Peel (1.3 million procedures, up 18 percent since 2000)
- Laser hair removal (1.1 million procedures, up 51 percent since 2000)
Continuing Education for Estheticians
At National Laser Institute, we offer a variety of courses to fit your learning goals! The best part: Courses can be completed in just 2 weeks.
If you are considering a new career as a cosmetic laser tech, we offer a Comprehensive Laser Course that will teach you the most in-demand laser treatments, including laser hair removal, laser wrinkle reduction and tattoo removal.
The first half of the course is spent in the classroom where you will learn things like facial anatomy, tissue interaction and pre- and post-patient care. The remaining days will be spent doing clinical hands-on training in our educational setting.
We have a dedicated team that schedules clients for you to work on in order to gain real world experience. During hands-on training, you will watch live demonstrations no more than a foot away from the training bed and have the chance to perform these treatments yourself.
By the end of the course, you will feel prepared to confidently administer laser treatments for any skin type in a variety of medical aesthetic setting, including medical spas, physician’s offices and other medical practices.