The healthcare sector and the medical aesthetic industry are growing at an incredibly fast rate. As an example, consider this bit of statistic – in the UK alone, aesthetic medicine by itself is estimated to be worth about £3.2 billion and is growing at a fast clip of 14%. Generally, those in the medical aesthetics profession treat cosmetic imperfections, skin blemishes such as liver spots and acne and carry out anti-ageing treatments like elimination of fine lines and wrinkles and tightening of loose and sagging facial skin.
Here are some reasons why you should consider medical aesthetics training as a well paying career opportunity and more so if you have a penchant for cosmetology, beauty and healthcare.
Advancing career goals – Medical aesthetics training can help you decide on your career goals and know what is best suited for you. If you have the basic background related to simple beauty treatments like facials, hair and nails and other esthetics, you can move up to becoming a full blown dermatologist, cosmetic nurse, dental assistant and Optometry because there is an element of aesthetics in all of them.
Working in a high growth sector – Medical aesthetics is the fastest growing segment in the spa industry. Hence there is a lot of demand for trained personnel and new career opportunities are constantly cropping up. Regardless of whether you work in a spa or a medical clinic offering aesthetic treatments, medical aesthetics training will sharpen your existing skill sets leading to career growth and satisfaction.
Once you have completed medical aesthetics training, some of the career options before you are –
You will be working under the direct supervision of a doctor or supervisor at a spa, clinic or even a hospital. Your job responsibilities will include handling and operating a laser and IPL machine, skin rejuvenation and permanent hair removal devices as well as tattoo removal machines. You will also be evaluating patients’ specific requirements and create suitable treatment plans.
This entails evaluating patrons’ skin tone and texture and offering expert skin care tips. This is apart from such routine activities as makeup, hairstyling, waxing, manicures and pedicures. While all these activities do not need highly specialized training, you will need to go through courses if you use equipment for permanent hair removal or skin rejuvenation processes. It is then almost mandatory.
Assistant to plastic surgeon
As a plastic surgeon’s assistant you will be helping the surgeon with all pre and post operating procedures. You have to explain the procedure to patients, evaluate their requirements and help the surgeon to decide on the correct line of treatment. Post surgery, you will have to explain the recuperation plans to the patients.
These are some of the medical aesthetic training and career scope before you.