By Roxy Albright

To gain an education in medical aesthetics (sometimes spelled esthetics), you typically need to attend a beauty school. Going to an aesthetics school can be a great way to build upon a career in beauty or medicine. However, many can get their career started through completing a medical aesthetics training program at a beauty college or other institution. In some states, there are medical degrees or certifications required before licensure can be obtained for medical esthetics, but this isn't always the case. Before you get too far, make sure you don't need a medical degree you don't have in your state. If you find that regulations don't preclude you enrolling in these kinds of courses, then you can look to the topics below to see what areas of this branch of the beauty industry you might learn about at a beauty school.

Getting your training in aesthetics can include learning about injections (with some programs teaching you about medical injections of products like Botox, too). We'll discuss injections training first. Then we will talk about another subject that your medical aesthetics training could cover in varying ways; namely, tattoos. Finally, we will look into another major area of an esthetics education that you may cover, cosmetic laser treatments.

Getting education at an aesthetics school in injections can include both medical and esthetic purposes for such injections. Drugs like Botox are often utilized in both ways. For instance, while Botox is well known for reducing the appearance of wrinkles, it may be used for treating chronic migraines, too. Medical aesthetics institutions that teach injections courses would also train pupils on products like Juvederm, Radiesse, and other dermal filler products. The selection of treatments that would be opened through injection training is vast.

You may well not have pondered tattoos as part of medical aesthetics, but you could learn about treatments that involve them. Permanent makeup (makeup that is actually semi-permanently tattooed) is a popular service you might learn to offer. You can learn to provide permanent eyeliner, permanent lip liner, and beauty markings. You might also learn to remove tattoos. People can definitely come to regret tattoos they once wanted, and you could be able to offer a solution to get rid of those tattoos. That technique is conducted employing a laser, which brings us to the final matter, lasers.

Laser training can open another lucrative set of skills and treatments you could offer to clients. You could learn to remove tattoos as we mentioned before, but you could also offer laser skin resurfacing, laser hair removal, or laser skin tightening. These treatments are among the many esthetics services those who become medical estheticians can offer.

You can gain a great many new medical aesthetics skills by signing up for an aesthetics school, but before applying make certain you know it is what you genuinely wish to do.

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