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Make the Switch

From licensed esthetician to medical aesthetician

 

Medical aesthetics is a growing field within the skincare field. It is somewhat of a self-defined classification because there is no nationally recognized, formal training program. It is typically a title gained by adding more advanced training to aesthetic licensure and placing one in a medically focused work environment. It can be daunting while looking at what other certifications you can add to become a medical aesthetician. This article will lay out a framework about how to advance your career and work alongside medical professionals.

WHAT IS A MEDICAL ESTHETICIAN?

A medical aesthetician is an aesthetician who has gained enough talent to further assist medical professionals in their treatment and maintenance of clients’ skin and body through thoughtful advanced training. By becoming a medical aesthetician, one can provide more in-depth services and drive a higher profit margin.

With med spas popping up and more physicians turning to cosmetic procedures as a profit driver, you can work anywhere and gain the right exposure.

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Kara McLucas-Mark
KMcLucas@lne.com

Kara McLucas-Mark is a licensed esthetician with a medical focus. She has worked with multiple modalities including non-ablative lasers, microcurrent, ultrasound skin tightening, and radiofrequency machines. She lives with her husband and two dogs outside of Annapolis, MD. She loves learning about new skin developments, her LED light, and jade roller!



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