Where are Medical Aestheticians* Employed?

There are many opportunities for well-trained medical aestheticians*. The medical spa industry, which is growing in leaps and
bounds, is a major source of employment for medical aestheticians*. Dermatologists offices and plastic surgery practices offer
employment opportunities as well, providing a built-in clientele who are focused on skin health and anti-aging treatments and
regimes. Medical aestheticians are an integral part of the circle of care these facilities strive to provide. Medical aesthetics is such a
booming industry that even primary care practices and dentist’s offices are providing these services as a way to attract more
patients and increase revenue that is not dependent on insurance reimbursement.

Medical aestheticians* who have an entrepreneurial spirit can create their own opportunities by contracting themselves out to
medical practices that don’t yet have a skincare practice and partner with a physician to build a mutually beneficial skincare practice.

*Note: There is no legal designation for medical aesthetician in the U.S. at this time.

I have been in the Beauty, Health and Wellness industry since becoming a licensed Cosmetologist in 1984. I spent 20 years performing services in the aesthetic field and then in 2001, decided to pursue an education in Massage and Energy Work. In 2008, I went to work for Dr. Donna Wilcox at her medical spa and was introduced to the wonderful things medical aesthetics can do for skin. The products, services and guidance that became available to me there helped me to resolve long standing issues with my skin that I had been struggling with and felt hopeless to ever conquer. This experience lit a fire in me to not only scream from the rooftops how amazing this industry is, but to also somehow teach other industry professionals how to be able to affect this kind of change in their client’s skin and confidence. As it turns out, I was in the right place and with the right person to make that happen! Dr. Wilcox also has a passion for medical aesthetics and a desire to educate as many professionals as she can. We collaborated and designed the Integrative Medical Aesthetics Program of NJ and have been teaching licensed cosmetologists and aestheticians, as well as nurses, nurse practitioners and physician assistants since 2011, how to do the best they can to make corrective medical skincare available to their patients and clients.

Helene Geigleman, Program Director for The Integrative Medical Aesthetics Program of NJ