Medical Esthetics

08 Mar Medical Esthetics

The field of medical esthetics is a fairly new setting for skin care professionals, but it can be an incredibly rewarding one.  If you enjoy helping others, particularly those who may be suffering from skin care issues due to trauma or disease, then becoming a medical esthetician might be the perfect choice. 

A medical esthetician, sometimes called a paramedical esthetician will perform a wide variety of skills to accentuate their clients’ skin.  A medical esthetician performs non-invasive and preventative skin care treatments.  Sometimes these treatments include microdermabrasion, chemical peels or laser light therapy, often used to treat pre-cancerous cells. 

A 600 hour esthetician program will prepare the graduate to work in a medical setting.  This might include a dermatologist’s office, with a plastic surgeon or in an oncologist’s office.  Medical estheticians might find themselves working with burn victims who are looking to use make-up to hide or camouflage scarring or working with cancer patients to show how to moisturize skin naturally and effectively that has been dried out as a result from chemotherapy treatment. 

Medical estheticians can share their knowledge and expertise on skincare issues and conditions, while giving their patients a much needed boost of confidence and pampering.  If you feel compelled to share your gift in a medical setting, join the School of Botanical Aesthetics Spring 600 hour licensed esthetician program.