We have learned many insights about the estheticians and their careers in previous articles. For example, our position on becoming an esthetician explains the reasons why and how to become one. But what about “medical” estheticians? Each year, Health and beauty therapists upgrade to what is known as a Medical Aesthetician. But what exactly is a medical esthetician? And how do you become one? This question has intrigued many aspiring beauty experts and esthetics course enrollees. We will clarify the topic of medical esthetics and estheticians in this article.
Types of estheticians and beauty therapists
To better understand a Medical esthetician’s concept, we must first understand the several layers of qualifications in the Canadian esthetics field. The first level of training to become a skin therapist is a skincare certificate; the course covers skincare and facial treatments. The skincare certificate allows you to perform facials, necessary skin cleaning and other non-invasive skin therapies. In second lieu is the Fully licensed esthetician. Estheticians acquire their skincare and facial qualification with additional knowledge on hair removal, body treatments such as body contouring and makeup lessons.
Esthetician vs. Medical Esthetician
Estheticians can perform almost any non-medical beauty treatment in the market. By contrast, a Medical esthetician with extra mastery courses in medico-esthetic treatments can offer much more advanced and para-medical skin therapies. For instance, Medical estheticians have Laser hair removal certificates. They also have photo-rejuvenation Certificates in IPL technologies and unique skin treatments such as anti-ageing solutions and advanced (deeper penetrating) chemical peels. Medical aestheticians in some countries can practice injectable medicine such as Dermal fillers and botox, but not in Canada unless they have medical degrees such as doctors and nurses.
What is a medical esthetician?
As we’ve learned so far, Medical estheticians have licenced beauty therapists that have acquired certification in Medico-esthetic treatment such as laser hair removal, laser skin resurfacing and advanced anti-ageing and anti-acne solutions. They are considered highly qualified estheticians who can work in Medical spas or Medical offices, helping dermatologists and surgeons provide advanced skincare and manipulate medical laser technologies.
They are estheticians that have completed additional training in:
- Laser hair removal
- Advanced chemical peeling
- Specialized therapy
How to become a medical esthetician
To become a Medical esthetician, you must first complete a fully accredited Esthetics Course. You will learn biology, safety and infection control, human anatomy, hair removal, corrective makeup and different skin treatments. Once you have acquired your Esthetician Diploma, you will need to attend several other certification programs, including certification in Laser hair removal, Photo-rejuvenation, Advanced chemical peels, Dermabrasion and non-medical Micro-needling.
Medical esthetician online courses in Canada
When registering to become an esthetician in Canada, you may benefit from special prices for adding medico-esthetic specializations to your program. For example, when purchasing courses from our Academy, you receive a 10% OFF price deduction on the total cost for adding more than one class. Course bundles can save you thousands of dollars and set you up for success in becoming a medical esthetician. For more information on our online and in-class courses and price bundles, view our course page or contact the registration office. We hope this article added value to your research in the medico-esthetic industry and how to become a medical esthetician.