While Botox is the most popular treatment in the medical aesthetics industry, other alternative skin care solutions can do the trick!
Radiofrequency (RF) skin tightening is one of the fastest growing non-injectables, giving your clients lifted brows, contoured cheekbones and ageless skin!
Botox For Wrinkle Reduction
Botox (botulinum toxin) is the most well-known non-invasive method for warding off wrinkles and other signs of aging.
It’s so popular that over 7.3 million men and women received Botox injections in 2017. This is an 819 percent increase since 2000.
This cosmetic injection works by reducing muscle movement, so the face appears relaxed and smooth. Botox is effective at reducing the appearance of wrinkles and preventing new ones from forming. The effects are temporary, so your clients need multiple treatments to maintain the results.
Botox is commonly injected in the frown lines between the eyes, the furrows of the forehead, the crow’s feet and creases in the neck. It can also be injected into specific muscles around and under the eyes to raise the eyebrows. Physicians have also administered Botox injections to the muscles around the mouth to decrease wrinkles of the lips and upper lips to correct a gummy smile.
A Needle-Free Alternative to Botox
An alternative to Botox, radio frequency skin tightening is an anti-aging, non-ablative treatment that uses RF energy to tighten the surface of the skin.
Skin tightening can address a wide range of skin concerns, including poor texture, sagging, dullness and wrinkles. It works to tighten, brighten and smooth the skin through softening fine lines and firming facial contours.
Radio frequency has been around since the early 2000s, but it has quickly gained recognition as celebrities use it as a Botox and filler alternative.
Simply put, this non-ablative treatment uses cosmetic light technology to place heat energy into the skin to produce maximum, anti-aging results with little to no downtime. Your clients will need multiple sessions to see the best results.
One advantage of radio frequency skin tightening is the energy can safely penetrate a deeper level of skin, and cosmetic laser techs can treat clients with different skin tones without the risk of permanent discoloration.
Typically, this cosmetic procedure is performed by dermatologists and skin care clinics. However, with proper medical aesthetics training, radio frequency skin tightening can be performed in any medical setting.
As an aesthetic skin care specialist, you can also offer your clients chemical peels as an alternative Botox treatment. This treatment is used to treat acne, reduce signs of aging and reduce the appearance of discolored skin (melasma).
Medical Aesthetics Training at National Laser Institute
Are you ready to take the plunge and enter the booming medical aesthetics industry? As the nation’s leading esthetics school, National Laser Institute offers several course options that can be completed in just two weeks!
Courses are taught by the industry’s leading physicians, nurses and cosmetic laser experts who have up to 20 years of experience in the field.
Our Comprehensive Laser Course is the most popular among attendees. It encompasses a broad range of laser treatments, skills and types of equipment. The first half of the course is spent in the classroom where you will learn the fundamentals of laser physics, laser applications, client screening and candidacy, and more. During clinical hands-on training, you will watch comprehensive laser demonstrations and perform treatments on a variety of clients.
By the end of the course, you will feel comfortable and confident performing cosmetic treatments like:
- Cellulite and fat reduction
- IPL photofacial
- Laser acne reduction
- Laser hair removal
- Laser tattoo removal
- Laser vein reduction
- Laser wrinkle reduction
- Non-surgical body contouring (CoolSculpting)
- Radiofrequency skin tightening