Aesthetics school is a popular choice for many considering a career in the beauty industry. Unfortunately, there are many misconceptions surrounding aesthetics school. You should always make sure you know what you are in for before making any final decisions.
Aestheticians and Cosmetologists Are Not the Same
Aesthetics schools are accredited institutions that train students to become skilled, licensed beauty professionals. They are sometimes also called esthetician schools. They are not the same thing as cosmetology schools.
Although some cosmetologists may be general aestheticians, most aestheticians are not cosmetologists. Cosmetologists offer general beauty treatments, while aestheticians specialize in skincare.
In practice, this means that cosmetologists can do things like hair, nails, and makeup (among other cosmetic procedures). Aestheticians, on the other hand, are more likely to offer services like facials and microdermabrasion. They may conduct skin analyses and occasionally offer makeup artistry.
What Happens After Completing Aesthetics School
Once you have graduated from aesthetics school, you may work in a variety of different settings. Most aestheticians work in salons or spas, but some also work in more clinical settings. More skilled, experienced, and established aestheticians may even open up private practices.
While aesthetics school is a great way to get your foot in the door to the beauty industry, many aestheticians reach a point where they are looking to “upskill.” Medical aesthetics courses, such as the National Laser Institute’s programs in cosmetic laser technician certification and Botox certification (open only to medical professionals), are a perfect solution to this problem. Some of our programs can be completed in as little as two days and are a perfect way to maximize your income potential.
Medical Aesthetics Courses Near You
The National Laser Institute has been an industry leader for nearly two decades. Whether you are a medical professional looking to expand your business, a recent graduate entirely new to the workforce, or anything in between, we are here to help.
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. Modalities include Laser Hair Removal, Photofacial, Laser Skin Rejuvenation, Radiofrequency Skin Rejuvenation, Coolsculpting, Cellulite Reduction, Tattoo Removal, Radiofrequency Skin Tightening, and Microneedling.
During our CME Hybrid* Online Cosmetic Injections Course, you will receive online classroom and demonstrations on Botox, dermal fillers, off label Botox and fillers, PRP, sclerotherapy, Kybella, and PDO threads.
Then choose one of our nationwide locations to attend your clinicals for hands-on learning!
On top of having multiple locations across the country, we train hundreds of students per month at our Arizona campus. We offer a wide variety of courses. Financing options are also available for students in need. If you are interested in working directly with clients to make their visions a reality, medical aesthetics may be the right choice for you. Call us today at 800-982-6817 for more information.
We understand you may be nervous about taking the first steps towards your new career in this booming industry. We will be happy to answer any questions you may have. Join our successful alumni working as laser hair reduction technicians, laser tattoo reduction specialists, medspa owners, cosmetic injectors, aesthetic nurses, cosmetic physicians, and more.