When it comes to getting into the world of skincare people have many questions. How long is esthetician school? Should I become a laser technician? What’s the difference between estheticians and laser technicians? So many questions come up when you are deciding on a career path. So let’s break down some frequently asked questions when it comes to all this!
How long is esthetician school?
Wondering how long is esthetician school? If you are a full-time student esthetician school can be four to six months. If you are part-time it can take anywhere between nine to twelve months. It all depends on the amount of time you have to focus on it and what program you choose. Either way it is a pretty big commitment. During your program you will learn all about the skin. You will also learn treatments such as:
- Waxing/threading/chemical hair removal
- Face and body masks and wraps
- And many more!
After esthetician school you will be able to work for yourself or get a job at a spa or salon.
Should I become a laser technician or an esthetician?
That all depends on you! Some people decide to become both and expand their options! As a laser technician you will perform cosmetic laser treatments on the skin. This can range from photo facials to cool sculpting to laser hair removal. The possibilities are endless! As an esthetician you can give facials, do waxing, microdermabrasion, and a number of treatments. It depends on what treatments you enjoy doing. There is a lot more variety in the medical aesthetic industry as well. If you are someone who enjoys learning new things and likes variety, you may want to look into becoming a laser technician. If you find yourself being drawn to both professions – consider doing both! A lot of our students get certified as ana esthetician first and then come and take our course. It truly is a great additive to your knowledge as an esthetician!
How long does it take to become a laser technician?
Our program is quick! Especially compared to other programs. No need to go back to school for another four years or even two years! We focus on what you really need to know in this industry and get you going! Our graduates leave feeling prepared to take on the real world. We offer a completely online program as well as a hybrid* course. During this program you will learn a variety of treatments such as laser hair removal and cool sculpting. We are constantly on top of the latest treatments!
Where can I work as a laser technician vs. an esthetician?
As a laser technician you can work as a medspa, a tattoo shop, and so much more! You have a variety of options available to you. As an esthetician you can work at spa, salons, waxing centers, and also for yourself. It all depends on what environment you want to work in. Also consider what treatments you enjoy and what type of clientele you prefer.
The opportunities are endless!
Whether you want to become an esthetician or a laser technician – or both, the possibilities are endless! Give us a call today and our advisors can walk you through the process and answer any questions you may have!
During our Hybrid* Online Comprehensive Laser Course you will receive online classroom laser training with a variety of instructors and live demonstrations with several hours on each modality. Then choose one of our nationwide locations to attend your clinicals for hands-on learning!
Modalities include Laser Hair Removal, Photofacial, and Laser Skin Rejuvenation. As well as Radiofrequency Skin Rejuvenation, Coolsculpting, and Cellulite Reduction. And also Tattoo Removal, Radiofrequency Skin Tightening, and Microneedling.
If you’re ready to get started in the medical aesthetic industry then give us a call at 855-637-4530 to talk with one of our admission representatives. They’ll answer all your questions and guide you through the whole process.