Drumroll, please! The 2018 medical aesthetics industry stats are out, and the numbers show continued growth in the rapidly expanding marketplace.
Last year, Americans spent more than $16.5 billion on cosmetic treatments, ranging from laser hair removal to Botox.
It is no surprise that botulinum toxin injections were one of the most performed cosmetic procedures with more than 7.4 million men and women seeking this wrinkle-busting treatment.
If you are in search of an exciting career opportunity, the health and beauty industry is your next step! With over 15 years of excellence, the National Laser Institute offers medical aesthetics training that can be completed in two weeks – or less!
From real estate agents and accountants to stay-at-home moms and bartenders, people from all walks of life are taking the plunge and starting new careers as cosmetic laser technicians. As new laser technology and skin care advancements are developed, physician’s offices, medical spa and niche laser clinics are looking to hire individuals who have received laser training and certification.
2018 Medical Aesthetics Industry Stats
Last year, nearly a quarter million more cosmetic treatments were performed than in 2017, bringing the total number of surgical and minimally-invasive cosmetic procedures to 17.7 million. Of the most performed cosmetic procedures, it is no surprise that Botox came out on top, followed by soft tissue fillers, chemical peels, laser hair removal and microdermabrasion.
In addition, the 2018 medical aesthetics industry stats provided the average cosmetic treatment cost for common laser technology and injection procedures:
- Wrinkle treatment injections (such as Botox and Dysport): National average treatment cost of $397, up 3 percent from 2017.
- Soft tissue fillers (hyaluronic acid): National average treatment cost of $682, no change from 2017.
- Chemical peel: National average treatment cost of $669, down 4 percent from 2017.
- Laser hair removal: National average treatment cost of $285, down 2 percent from 2017.
If you are considering a new career in the health and beauty field, medical aesthetics training schools across the country offer cosmetic laser courses, which include classroom education and hands-on clinical practice to help prepare you for an exciting career as a cosmetic laser technician.
With over 4,200 medical spas open across the country and countless physician’s offices, fitness centers and niche clinics, businesses are looking to hire trained cosmetic laser technicians to their staff. This is an awesome career opportunity if you have a passion for helping others look and feel their best!
Medical Aesthetics Training
The 2018 medical aesthetics industry stats are in and show that the marketplace is experiencing continued growth! If you have a passion for health and beauty, now is the time to consider a new career opportunity in the multi-billion-dollar medical aesthetics industry.
With over 15 years of excellence, the National Laser Institute cosmetic laser courses that can be completed in just two weeks.
The most popular course among students is our Comprehensive Laser Course, which will prepare you for an exciting career as a cosmetic laser tech! This course combines classroom education and hands-on training for you to feel comfortable and confident in administering some of the most performed cosmetic procedures.
Classroom education includes in-depth discussions on a variety of topics, including skin care mechanics, how lasers work, clinical applications and laser safety. This will prepare you for clinicals which take place in a medical spa environment. Here, you will perform cosmetic treatments like laser hair removal, tattoo removal, skin tightening, body contouring (CoolSculpting) and so much more!
Once you graduate, you will have access to our Graduate Services Department, which will help you find your dream job! Our alumni have found work in laser & niche clinics, medical spas, physician’s offices, salons, fitness centers and more!
We invite you to check out tens of thousands of National Laser Institute reviews from previous students like Tess B. who took one of our cosmetic laser courses. You can hear about her training experience in the video below!