We have learned about 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. Therefore, we will clarify the topic of medical esthetics and estheticians in this article.
Types of estheticians and therapists
To better understand the Medical esthetician concept, we must first understand the several layers of qualifications in the Canadian (QC) 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 massotherapists and certified electrolysis technicians 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 plus receive additional training on hair removal, body treatments and makeup lessons, and obtain the esthetics Diploma.
Esthetician vs. Medical Esthetician
Estheticians can perform almost any beauty treatment on the market. By contrast, a Medical esthetician with extra mastery courses can offer much more advanced and para-medical skin therapies. For instance, Medical estheticians have Laser hair removal certificates. They also have photorejuvenation Certificates in laser technologies. They can perform unique skin treatments such as anti-ageing work, advanced (deeper penetrating) chemical peels and Learn Micro-needling treatments. Medical aestheticians in some countries can practice injectable medicine such as Dermal fillers and botox, but not in Canada.
What is a medical esthetician?
As we have learned, medical estheticians have acquired additional certification in advanced aesthetic treatments. For example, they are certified in laser hair removal, laser skin resurfacing, microneedling, and advanced anti-aging or acne treatments. Medical estheticians are highly skilled and typically work with doctors and nurses, assisting dermatologists or surgeons in providing advanced skin care treatments pre and post-surgery and handling medical laser technologies.
They are estheticians that have completed additional training in:
- Laser hair removal
- Advanced chemical peeling
- Microneedling (mesotherapy)
- 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 laser hair removal classes, laser Photo-rejuvenation training, Advanced chemical peels training, MicroDermabrasion training and Micro-needling (non-medical mesotherapy) training.
When registering to become an esthetician in Canada, you may benefit from special promotions for adding medico-esthetic specializations to your program. For example, when purchasing courses from our Academy, you receive a price deduction on the total cost of adding more than one class to your curriculum. For instance, a training course bundles such as the medical esthetician program can save you thousands of dollars and set you up for success in becoming a medical esthetician in Canada. View our course page or contact the registration office for more information on our online and in-class courses and price bundles. We hope this article added value to your research in the medico-esthetic industry and how to become a medical esthetician.