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The Effects of Aging

The Effects of Aging

If life is about change, our skin is proof.

Our skin is at the mercy of a variety of forces, but we can take steps to help our skin stay fresh-looking.

During a  medical aesthetics course at National Laser Institute, you will learn why our skin ages as well as medical aesthetic treatments to slow the aging process.

The Effects of Aging on Your Skin

Skin changes with age for many reasons, including:

  • Sun exposure (photoaging)
  • The natural aging process
  • Gravity
  • Poor diet
  • Environmental pollutants
  • Dry climate
  • Stress
  • And even your sleep position

The more time these factors impact our skin, the more sagging, dehydration, brown spots and wrinkles appear. During esthetician school, you will learn how the aging process affects all three layers of the skin:

  • As muscle tone decreases, the skin begins to sag, and the outer layer of the skin starts to thin.
  • The skin may become more pale or translucent-looking.
  • Sun or liver spots can develop in areas damaged by sun exposure.
  • As collagen levels decrease, lines and wrinkle form due to the loss of elasticity of the skin.
  • Your skin will produce less sebum, so it cannot deliver the moisture it needs to stay healthy.
  • Years of exposure to the sun causes the elastin in the skin to break down, which causes sagging and stretching of the skin.

A Medical Aesthetics Approach to Anti-Aging

During Botox and dermal filler training, you will learn how to turn back the hands of time with a variety of aesthetic treatments. Two of the most popular procedures for anti-aging are neurotoxins (Botox) and dermal fillers.

Botox injections are used to interfere with the nerves’ ability to communicate with the muscles. This causes a decrease in muscle movement. When botulinum toxin is injected in areas like the forehead, in between the eyebrows and around the eyes, the neurotoxin temporarily minimizes the appearance of fine lines and can stop new lines from forming.

Fillers are used to target and correct areas that have suffered volume loss as fat pads and bone volume decrease. Dermal fillers can also be injected in “off-label” areas like the nose. This is used to correct the drooping that occurs with aging.

Botox Training at National Laser Institute

If you are a nurse, physician or medical professional who has a passion for helping people look and feel their best, then Botox and aesthetics training might be right for you!

At National Laser Institute, we offer a variety of Botox and dermal filler courses to fit your schedule and learning goals.

Our CE/CME training courses are led by industry-leading medical professionals and medical aesthetics experts with seven to 20 years of experience in the field. Each course is divided into didactic and clinical hands-on training to provide students with the ultimate learning experience.

In the classroom, you will learn about proper Botox and dermal filler injection techniques, facial anatomy, patient selection, patient care, and more! During hands-on training, you will be placed in small, intimate groups no more than a few feet from the training bed where you will watch comprehensive Botox demonstrations and administer these treatments yourself!

During our continuing education training courses, you will have the opportunity to learn a variety of cosmetic treatments, including Botox, dermal fillers (Restylane®, Perlane® and Juvederm®), Kybella, PDO threads, platelet-rich plasma (PRP) and more!

While other medical aesthetic schools have their attendees do hands-on training on each other, we spend millions each year to book scheduled clients for you to work on to gain real-world experience in a medical spa setting!

To learn more about National Laser Institute’s course options, please give us a call at 1-800-982-6817, and one of our admissions advisors will be happy to assist you!