LCBT – College Update
What is an Aesthetic Practitioner?
If you want to work in the UK beauty industry, the role of Aesthetic Practitioner could be ideal. This is a sector that has been expanding at a fast pace and there are a vast range of different opportunities today for anyone who is looking to train in this area. Working as an Aesthetic Practitioner could mean starting out with a big sector employer or setting up on your own and developing your own client base. As more and more consumers are booking this type of treatment, the demand for Aesthetic Practitioners is only likely to increase.
WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO BE AN AESTHETIC PRACTITIONER?
This is a role that is primarily within the Medi-spa Sector. It is focused on skin and skin health, understanding how the skin functions and the options and treatments that are available to help clients improve and optimise their skin. This could involve a range of different practices including:
- Chemical peels
- Micro needling
- Blemish removal
- Dermal rollers
Training is required for anyone who is looking to enter the industry as an Aesthetic Practitioner. This is essential when it comes to understanding the remedial aesthetic practices that are common in the Medi-spa sector and which help customers to develop and maintain skin health.
THE FIELD OF AESTHETICS
The range of non-surgical cosmetic treatments available is constantly expanding, making this an exciting industry to be involved in. Aesthetics is all about the application of the latest science and technology to help achieve aesthetic improvements for clients. The techniques required tend to be more complex than those involved in beauty therapy but there are also opportunities to develop a niche set of skills and become a specialist in a specific area of Aesthetics, such as skin peeling or laser re surfacing. Training in the field of aesthetics will often include an understanding of anatomy and physiology, as well as the risks and benefits of the treatments that are involved.
WORKING AS AN AESTHETIC PRACTITIONER
As a trained Aesthetic Practitioner there are many opportunities to find the ideal role to suit you within the beauty industry. Ongoing innovation in the field also means that you can be at the cutting edge of beauty and continuously developing existing skills and talents, adapting as new developments are made. Continued professional development is important in this field, as change is frequent and customers expect practitioners to be up to date with the latest insights, knowledge and risks.
THE BENEFITS OF WORKING AS AN AESTHETIC PRACTITIONER
- The opportunity to train and specialise
- An industry currently experiencing impressive growth
- Work in a way that suits your lifestyle, whether for yourself or an employer
- Ongoing development ensures job satisfaction and opportunities to grow your skill set and business
- A range of courses and training options available
If a career in beauty is for you and you’re interested in skin and skin health, becoming an Aesthetic Practitioner could be a great move. It offers an exciting career in an expanding industry and many opportunities to grow.