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How can I Break into the Field of Non-Surgical Aesthetics?

Aesthetic enhancements are a rapidly growing field of medicine. As average incomes of young women increase, so too does the demand for cosmetic services. Of all cosmetic services, non-surgical procedures are increasing in popularity the fastest.

Non-Surgical Aesthetics

New advancements in technology have made non-surgical procedures safer, more effective, and, most importantly, much less burdensome than surgical procedures.

This is great news for all health practitioners, but especially for non-MDs.

In most states, non-surgical aesthetics can be practiced by not only MDs, but also physician assistants, registered nurses, and nurse practitioners. Learning to perform non-surgical aesthetics is an excellent way to increase your income and employability in the growing field of cosmetic medicine.


There are different state requirements for minimum education to do non-surgical aesthetic procedures. Determine whether your current degree will allow you to practice non-surgical aesthetic enhancements through a simple online search before moving forward.

First Steps

There are a variety of ways to break into the field, but step one is finding a good course to receive basic training. Without training specifically in aesthetic injectables, it is unlikely that you will be hired by a cosmetic clinic.

When choosing a course for basic training, choose an education company or college that specializes particularly in non-surgical procedures, like Aesthetics Advancements. Specialized companies tend to stay more aware of new developments in the field, leading to better and more relevant education.

After establishing fundamentals, in some states you will be able to break into the aesthetics industry right away. Even if you can start practicing, it is still worthwhile to continue your education. Patients prefer medical professionals with advanced credentials. To attract more business, complete courses that offer CE credits and certification.

Second Steps

There are many job openings for non-surgical aesthetic medical staff at existing clinics. With proper training and certification, it is easy to find a good job working for someone else.

If, on the other hand, you want to work for yourself, there are also options, but the process of getting there could potentially be a long road!

New aesthetic practices open all the time. In some states, they can even be opened by registered nurses instead of doctors. A successful practice will:

  • Offer a wide variety of aesthetic services
  • Provide patient financing
  • Hire only well-trained and experienced staff
  • Continue to learn new trends in aesthetic advancement

The field of aesthetic medicine is already underserved, and the demand for trained professionals will continue to grow into the foreseeable future. Entering the field early is a great way to find career success!