What is a Medical Aesthetician and What Do They Do?

Medical estheticians are licensed skin care specialists who work in a clinical setting to help patients with skin conditions, skin trauma, and aging skin heal and rejuvenate the appearance of the skin. They provide a variety of services, procedures, products and consultations to improve and maintain the appearance and health of the client or patient's skin. Medical estheticians bring their skincare skills and experience to a medical environment, often working with doctors on patients who have more serious and complex skin care conditions. Medical estheticians can administer chemical peels, microdermabrasion, laser therapy, and potent acids.

They are trained to become familiar with chemistry, nutrition, pharmacology and advanced makeup techniques, working with chemical peels, scrubs and other more intensive treatments. Medical estheticians may have training in more advanced medical spa techniques, such as laser light energy treatments, galvanic treatments, or radiofrequency treatments. A medical esthetician is a licensed esthetician who works in a medical environment together with healthcare professionals. They generally work with clients who have minor skin problems, such as age spots or dry skin, as well as those who suffer from much more serious skin problems, such as burns, trauma, or helping people after having plastic surgery.

Aesthetic Medical Estheticians often work in hospitals or rehabilitation settings to help patients seeking help with their appearance after dealing with illness or trauma.Medical estheticians can also be self-employed entrepreneurs who hire their services from doctor's offices. For medical estheticians who aspire to own and operate their own medical spa, a good knowledge of business practices and financial management is considered essential. Most medical estheticians complete their training as estheticians before starting specialized training or as part of their training to become a medical esthetician.It's important that when you choose your medical aesthetics course, you make sure that it meets the requirements of the province in which you plan to work. There are several aesthetic medicine diploma courses across Canada that generally require between 1,000 and 1,100 hours of training to complete.