Licensed medical aestheticians are generally hired by clinics that perform plastic surgery, medical spas, and similar institutions. Because facilities vary in what they offer, knowledge of cosmetic surgery techniques needed varies depending on the employer. Licensed medical aestheticians consult with patients about skincare regimens and recommend patients for certain treatments; in some cases, they perform treatments such as skin peels, facial peels, and microdermabrasion. They generally work full time in a clinic setting. These professionals usually report to - and consult with - a physician for patient issues, treatment; they may also assist during certain procedures. The aestheticians may be asked to help keep records of patients or log data into a computer as well.
These professionals must have the appropriate state license as a medical aesthetician, and most employers also also require or prefer at least one year of relevant experience. Licensed medical aestheticians need to be personable and able to communicate effectively with patients. These individuals should have a wide range of knowledge of various skincare products such as lotions and creams, and they must be able to advise patients on which products to use before and/or after meeting with the physician.
Licensed Medical Aesthetician Tasks
Evaluate and treat the facial skin to maintain and improve its appearance, using specialized techniques and products such as peels and masks.
Demonstrate how to clean and care for skin properly, and recommend skin-care regimens, colors or products for treatment.
Keep records of client needs and preferences, and the services provided.
Refer clients to medical personnel for treatment of serious skin problems.