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How To Become a Medical Esthetician

how to become a medical estheticianA medical esthetician is a state-licensed skin care expert who works in healthcare facilities and medical spas.

They provide skin care therapies to help clients whose illnesses, injuries, surgeries or age have adversely affected their appearance. 

Medical estheticians also work to help clients look and feel better in their own skin by prescribing treatments for acne, sun damage, fine lines and wrinkles.

If you want to become a medical esthetician, a good place to start is by becoming an esthetician. Once you have attended esthetics school, you can get your cosmetic laser training at National Laser Institute.  

Estheticians are running to National Laser Institute in droves to get their laser training. Why? Because aesthetics and cosmetic laser are a perfect marriage of skills.

Why Esthetics and Cosmetic Lasers Are A Perfect Marriage

1.You Can Have a Higher Earning Potential

Medical aestheticians enjoy a higher income. The average facial is $70 compared with a photofacial, which is $300. In the same amount of time it takes to perform a facial, you can earn over 4 times more with the skills of a medical esthetician.

Because you are making more money, you can take more time with each client and better your customer service. You can also afford to upgrade their experience with the little things that wow your client. Fresh flowers, luxurious mints for post service and maybe a complementary sugar scrub are all things that you will be able to offer because you are making more.

2.You Can Expand Your Service Offering to Become More Competitive

Speaking of customer service and creating that wow experience for your clients, when you become a medical esthetician you are able to expand your services. By doing this you are not only more competitive in the marketplace, it makes you more well rounded.  

As an esthetician, chemical peels and microdermabrasion can only do so much for your clients. But with medical aesthetics training you provide dramatic results including:

  • Wrinkle reduction
  • Indented acne scar reduction
  • Skin tightening
  • Body contouring (CoolSculpting)
  • Vein reduction
  • Laser tattoo removal
  • And things that esthetician skill set does not address

3.You Can Provide More Effective Treatments to Clients

Estheticians normally work with superficial surface layer cosmetic treatments. While these cosmetic treatments can make an impact on the surface of the skin, imagine how much more dramatic the results can be using laser treatments that go deep below the surface of the skin.  

Becoming a medical esthetician is highly rewarding because you can make a bigger difference in the lives of your clients with real, lasting, life-changing results. This can be very rewarding for both the client and the medical esthetician providing treatment.

4.You Will Have Greater Opportunities for Career Advancement

Medical aestheticians can be found working in hospitals, physicians’ offices, care centers and other healthcare facilities. Plastic surgeons and dermatologists commonly hire medical aestheticians to perform cosmetic procedures including medical peels, exfoliations and photo light facials under their supervision.

In hospitals and clinics, medical aestheticians support patients having operations and medical treatments that affect the skin. They teach injured patients how to use makeup to reduce the appearance of facial swelling, skin discoloration or hair loss. They even show trauma victims how to clean and care for sensitive skin and how makeup can cover affected areas.

Learn How To Become a Medical Esthetician at National Laser Institute

The beauty and wellness industry is currently one of the fastest growing industries. Did you know Americans spent over $16 billion in 2016 on medical aesthetics treatments in 2016? With more people becoming concerned about their outward appearance, the job outlook for opportunities in the beauty industry is very positive. 

At National Laser Institute, the leading esthetician school in the country, you can gain real world, hands-on training in:

  • Laser hair removal
  • Photofacial skin rejuvenation
  • Laser wrinkle reduction
  • Tattoo removal
  • Body contouring
  • Skin tightening
  • Botox
  • Dermal fillers
  • Sclerotherapy
  • And more!

Our students have many different levels of experience. If you want to become a medical esthetician, they key is to have a passion for helping people have healthy, beautiful skin. We invite you to start your medical esthetician career today!

If you’d like to learn more about our courses, simply call 800-982-6817 or fill out our form on the right.