The Steiner Education Group, West Tennessee Business College and Victoria's Academy of Cosmetology offer good programs in medical aesthetics. Other quality programs include those at VICI Aveda Institute and Universal Career School.
Medical estheticians work with patients whose health problems have affected their skin, hair and overall physical appearance. Each state maintains unique licensing requirements for medical estheticians. These requirements typically include completion of an accredited training program and a written exam. Some states also require a practical exam.
Typical career tasks include performing skin peels and exfoliation treatments, operating photo-facial equipment and training patients to cover scars with cosmetics. Medical estheticians also help patients learn to care for burned skin and recently-healed surgical wounds.