The popularity of medical esthetic procedures continues to grow because of more affordable prices and dramatic results. Through the use of cosmetic lasers, microdermabrasion techniques and chemical peels, women and men notice visible results in a short period of time. These range from anti-aging wrinkle and age-spot reduction, to skin-tightening, stretch-mark reduction and hair removal. As this marketplace grows, there is an increased demand for skilled medical aesthetic technicians. Though technicians often have a medical background, you do not need to have a one to perform treatments. The required training can usually be achieved by attending a short course, which includes didactic classroom education on laser safety, laser science and proper procedures, in addition to hands-on clinical training.

Some technicians have learned to perform laser procedures on the job. However, when you train on the job, you are usually only exposed to one training style and one specific laser. Taking a comprehensive medical aesthetics course gives you the benefit of learning from several different instructors who train you on several different lasers. A wider range of experience can be gained, which allows you to make educated decisions as you start your career.

For more information on medical aesthetics courses, contact Aesthetics Institute of Massachusetts.

Skin Inc Magazine