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Everything You Need to Know About Medical Esthetician School

Medical Esthetician SchoolAre you a esthetician or skin care specialist who wants to advance your career by offering more cosmetic treatment options?

Jump start your dream career with cosmetic laser training from National Laser Institute. Anyone can become a cosmetic laser technician in just 1-2 weeks!

History of Medical Estheticians

Appearances are everything, especially in the social media age. People care about how they look before going on dates, interviews and in everyday life. If someone has a concern about their skin, it could crush their confidence.

Health and beauty professionals are in the business of making people love their skin again, giving them the treatments that help boost their confidence. As time progressed, estheticians (or skin care therapists) became popular for a wide variety of epidermal skin care treatments, such as waxing, tweezing, facials, exfoliations and more.

When technology excelled for the beauty industry in the 90s, cosmetic laser treatments increased in popularity. Today, medical aestheticians are the ones who perform both dermal and epidermal skin care treatments using cosmetic lasers, such as:

  • Laser hair removal
  • Laser acne reduction
  • Laser tattoo removal
  • Laser wrinkle reduction
  • Skin rejuvenation
  • And more!

Explore Your Career Options After Medical Esthetician School

As an aesthetician, you may find work in a medical spa, salon, day spa, mobile spa or even a medical clinic. You could work alongside dermatologists or choose to open your own business. Months or years down the road, there’s a good chance you will choose to seek continuing education to ensure you are keeping up with the latest trends and advances in medical aesthetics.

Did you know Arizona is home to a large number of skincare specialists, which makes the state an ideal place for newly licensed estheticians? In fact, the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics determined in 2013:

  • The Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale district is the second leading metropolitan area for skincare specialist employment in the United States.
  • Tucson was ranked among the top 10 metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs for skincare specialists in the country.

Cosmetic Laser Training at National Laser Institute

Medical Esthetician SchoolAt National Laser Institute, we offer a 2-week comprehensive cosmetic laser course, which is by far the most popular for estheticians and total career changers, for those interested in cosmetic laser skin care. 

The course is designed to give attendees in-depth instruction on skincare mechanics, laser operations and laser safety. It’s broken up into two parts, consisting of didactic and hands-on training to provide a complete educational experience.

Attendees will learn the following modalities:

  • Laser and IPL Hair Removal
  • IPL Photofacial
  • Laser Tattoo Removal
  • Laser Spider Vein
  • Fat and Cellulite Reduction
  • Radio Frequency Skin Tightening
  • Nonsurgical Body Contouring (CoolSculpting)

During the hands-on training portion of the course, attendees will be broken up into small groups. They will watch the instructor give comprehensive laser demonstrations just a foot from the training bed. Attendees will have the opportunity to treat scheduled clients in an educational setting to gain real world experience. 

Attendees who complete this training are prepared to work with lasers in any type of medical aesthetics setting, including medical spas and physician’s offices. 

Those who want to enter the laser training field and become a medical esthetician will usually complete laser training before attending an esthetician school. This is because esthetician schools take longer to complete, and medical esthetician introduces some of the basic themes that esthetician schools tackle on a deeper level, so students typically feel more prepared when they complete their esthetician school training.

To learn more about medical esthetician school or our cosmetic laser courses, please give us a call at 800-982-6817 or fill out the form on the right for more information.