Are you looking to get into the medical aesthetics industry? Do you want to be able to perform such treatments as Botox or cool sculpting? Here at the National Laser Institute, we offer courses on medical aesthetics that vary in length and focus. Maybe you’ve wondered where you would work if you become a medical aesthetician. One of the biggest employers of our graduates by far is medical spas where people go to get treatments such as Botox, laser treatments, and fat reduction treatments. These medical spas are ideal places to work with flexible schedules, plenty of variety, and one on one client interaction. Here’s a breakdown of some of the major benefits of working at a medical spa!
1. Working with clients one on one
When you work at a medical spa, clients are coming in consistently to address their skincare needs. These clients are looking for a real, long term treatment plan to their skin issues and will continue to come to you as they continue their series of treatments for whatever treatment they have chosen to do. It is extremely rewarding to see your client’s skin change before your eyes as you treat them. There’s nothing better than making someone else feel more beautiful, empowered, and confident. That’s one of the benefits of working at a medical spa.
2. Building client relationships
When you go to the doctor it is often because you are sick or there is an issue going on that you want your doctor to check out. Most people don’t get excited to go to see their doctor and would probably prefer to see their doctor rarely if they had the choice. For this reason, most patient/doctor relationships are strictly professional and the interaction never feels very personal. When you work at a medical spa, however, you get to build a long term and often more intimate connection with your clients. These are people who are excited about the treatment that they are getting and that’s one of the benefits of working at a medical spa! Some may have been looking forward to the treatment for months and others may be treating themselves to Botox for their birthday. Clients are excited to receive the treatment and even more excited to see the results. This makes coming to work a joy and keeps you feeling positive and enthusiastic about the treatments you perform and the clients you impact. No more grumpy interactions and upset patients!
3. Getting to learn/hear about the newest technologies
When you work in the medical aesthetics industry, there is always a new treatment on the horizon. New treatments to reduce wrinkles, bump up skin collagen, and melt fat are coming out all the time and you’ll be able to stay up to date on all the latest procedures. Using what you know you’ll be able to recommend your clients the appropriate treatments and get them the results they want. This keeps things fresh and new for you and that’s one of the benefits of working at a medical spa! You won’t end up feeling bored because you are always doing the same thing. You’ll need to constantly be able to learn new treatments and keep up with this ever-changing industry!
4.Getting to be around beauty all-day
Are you someone who is obsessed with all things beauty? Then this is definitely the industry for you! If you want to work at a place where your clients get treatments that bring them real, long term results, then working at a medical spa is the perfect place for you. You’ll get to look at the client’s skin and recommend the appropriate treatment. Clients will be looking to you for expertise in everything from reducing acne scarring, removing tattoos, getting rid of hair, and preventing signs of aging on the face. You’ll be dealing with all things beauty through a variety of treatments. Play in a world of beauty all day and never feel bored at work again!
5. Making people feel good about themselves
There’s nothing better than making someone else feel good about who they are and how they look. That is the real benefit behind all these treatments that clients come in for at a medical spa. Although people may come in for very different reasons and with very different issues, at the end of the day, every single client you have really just wants to feel better and be more confident about the way they look. You’re the person to help them through this journey and create long-lasting changes in the way they look and feel and that’s one of the benefits of working at a medical spa. What’s a better thing to do for work than that?!
6. Being able to do all different types of treatments
If there is one thing you can be certain about when working at a medical spa, it’s that you will never be bored or be stuck doing just one thing (unless you really want to specialize in something specific, such as laser tattoo removal for example)! There are so many possibilities when it comes to the treatments you will be performing on people on a day to day basis. This gives you a ton of variety throughout your day!
Here’s a list of the treatments that we offer here at the National Laser Institute medical spa:
- 1540 Fractional Laser
- Stretch Mark Reduction
- Halo Hybrid Fractional
- Skin Tightening
- Laser Skin Resurfacing Eye Treatment
- MicroLaser Peels
- Micro-Needling with PRP
- Acne Reduction
- Chemical Peels / VI Peels
- Oxygen Facials
- PDO Threads
- PRP Injections
- BOTOX® Injections
- Fillers / Juvederm / Restylane
- Spider Vein Removal
- Cool Sculpting
- CoolSculpting for Double Chin
- Kybella for Double Chin
- Cellulite Reduction
- Laser Tattoo Removal
- Laser Hair Removal
- PRP Hair Rejuvenation
Imagine getting to do all those different types of treatments! It keeps things interesting and gives you just enough variety every day so you’ll never feel bored!
7. A beautiful work environment
When you work at a place that specializes in beauty and making people feel better you can bet that the workplace environment is going to be visually appealing as well! No one wants to work somewhere where the environment is visually unappealing. Everyone wants to be excited about coming into work every day and when you work at a medical spa you’ll have that feeling! You will literally be working in a place where keeping the environment clean, modern, and aesthetically appealing is the top priority! That’s one of the major benefits of working at a medical spa! Medical spas want to attract clients and that’s what clients want when they go to get a treatment done. Enjoy working in an ideal environment every day when you work at a medical spa.
8. A great schedule (work/life balance)
When you work as a nurse at a hospital or care center your hours can often vary and be quite long. This is hard if you have a family, would prefer a more normal daytime schedule, or just don’t enjoy the late hours. When you work at a medical spa you avoid all these issues. Most technician’s schedules are flexible and within normal hours of the day. This allows you to love what you do while also spending quality time with your family. Nothing feels better than loving the work you do every day and being able to spend time with the people you love the most as well.
9. You are always learning new things
Due to the nature of one’s skin, this is truly an industry that never gets boring! Each client you have will have a different issue that they want to address and you may have a different way of treating that issue based on the client’s skin. Many clients will come in for consultations prior to treatment and you’ll have to evaluate their skin and figure out the best treatment path forward for them. This helps you to stay up to date on treatments and to always be learning from your client’s various situations. If you want to be in an industry that challenges you and gives you plenty of variety then working at a medical spa is perfect for you!
10. This a booming Industry!!
While many industries these days are in transition as technology begins to change the way people work and do business, the medical aesthetics industry is booming! Every year people are spending more and more on cosmetic procedures such as Botox. These procedures are becoming as common as getting one’s nails done and the stigma of getting these procedures is going away. What once was thought of as being exclusively for celebrities and the wealthy is now becoming common for the average person. This is an exciting time to get into the medical aesthetics industry! The industry is booming and is projected to reach 21 billion by 2024! This is definitely an industry that isn’t going anywhere anytime soon!
If you’re interested in getting into this exciting field here’s a little bit about the types of courses we offer:
Comprehensive 2-week course
Our comprehensive two-week program covers everything you need to learn to be able to get into this exciting industry! It’s the perfect course to take if you know this is the industry for you and you are ready to commit to a future in this field!
- Treating different skin conditions and types
- Evaluating skin types using the Fitzpatrick scale
- Skin physiology and tissue interactions
- How to perform the consultation process
- Laser settings and functionalities
- Laser hair removal
- Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) photo facial
- Laser spider vein reduction
- Laser acne treatments
- CoolSculpting body contouring
- Cellulite reduction
- Radiofrequency (RF) skin tightening
- Laser wrinkle reduction
- Laser skin tightening
- Laser tattoo removal
We also offer many other programs that are shorter and more focused on learning one thing such as Botox and filler or laser tattoo removal.
With so much versatility, continuous learning, and connection one on one with clients, a medical spa could be the perfect place to work for you! There are so many benefits of working at a medical spa. If you are interested in getting the education you need to perform such treatments as Botox or micro-needling, fill out the form on the right or call us at 1-800-982-6817 to speak with an Admissions Advisor.