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How to Become a Medical Aesthetician

Written by Terri A. Wojak, L.E.
The term medical aesthetician is not recognized by regulating boards, since there is no separate or advanced licensure to become a medical aesthetician. When discussing, medical aesthetician simply refers to…

Medical Aesthetics: The Rise of Injectables

Written by Erin Lucie, D.N.P., FNP-C
Injectables are a fast-growing sector of the aesthetics industry. Whether interested in adding these services to the spa or simply seeking a better understanding in order to aid clients who…
It is probably safe to say that aestheticians often struggle with their professional relationships with dermatologists in their town. While society has deemed them as the foremost experts in the…

Legally Beautified: Understanding Medical Spa Regulations

Written by Erin Lucie, DNP, APRN, FNP-C
Each of the 50 states has their own medical practice act that dictates the “who and how” of a medical spa. It can be confusing and hard to consistently comply…
How to use technology for special events to increase engagement, sales, and loyalty Offices, spas, and clinics looking for new and exciting ways to attract and retain clients do not…
As the science of skin care evolves and formulation technology improves, the lines between medicine and aesthetics are blurring. Although the licensed aesthetician has more tools in their hands to…
Over the past decade, the number of medical aesthetics procedures performed in the United States has drastically increased; in fact, one could argue that medical aesthetics has become nearly as…
In today's modern and ever-changing world of cosmetic technology, skin care professionals are required to understand the skin from a cellular and scientific perspective. Professionals and clients understand the advanced…

Opening a Medical Spa on a Budget

Written by oie Torvend, L.E.
Opening a medical spa on a budget is possible with careful planning and research by the physician and the on-staff skin care professionals. Collectively, the team must have a cohesive…
Aesthetics is a growing field with a variety of opportunities.A career in aesthetics requires continuing education to be successful. Some states call for a specific number of continuing education hours…
From the milk and honey baths used by the ancient Egyptians to the light zaps of today’s cosmetic lasers, people are constantly searching for the latest and greatest procedures to…
The dangers Ultraviolet rays (UV rays) impose on skin are well known. They are the primary external cause of skin aging. Not only does UV radiation found in sunlight reduce…
For some time now, the hype in consumer beauty and health magazines has been the medical spa. For seasoned aestheticians and physicians, this concept is nothing new. Unfortunately, what these…
The world of skin care is an ever-evolving market with the latest and greatest ingredients continually being touted by countless individuals and media outlets. While organic and natural formulas are…
For any given aesthetic concern, there are both surgical and non-surgical enhancements, which are available. Cosmetic minimally invasive procedures have gained tremendous popularity in the United States with a 53…
Let’s face it (no pun intended): aesthetic equipment is an investment. By following the manufacturer’s care and maintenance guidelines, you may prolong the life of your machines beyond the warranty…

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