Medical Beauty is an ever-growing field of treatments that include a wide range of cosmetic procedures that aim to enhance skin health and appearance. This includes reducing the appearance of wrinkles, scarring and acne scarring, and permanently removing unwanted hair. It also encompasses body contouring and fat reduction, sculpting the face with injectables such as Botox or Dysport, and other nonsurgical procedures including lasers and photo rejuvenation.

With younger generations showing more interest in appreciating diversity and individuality, Medical Beauty has evolved to focus on treatments that will complement a patient’s natural features rather than trying to change them into an unrealistic mould. This shift is also reflected in the way patients are now requesting biostimulation and regenerative treatment options that will restore collagen levels, boost the immune system and improve cell function to give a more youthful and healthier look.

Unlike cosmeceuticals, medical estheticians and aestheticians are trained in medical science to deliver safe and effective results and treatments. These professionals are often found in hospitals and rehabilitation centers helping patients who have experienced injury or illness deal with their physical appearance. They may help burn victims deal with sensitive skin, assist people on chemotherapy locate acceptable wigs or help persons with facial abnormalities select the right prosthetics. In addition to these types of services, medical estheticians can perform a variety of cosmetic treatments like chemical peels, correcting discolorations, resurfacing lasers and dermaplaning. They can also remove tattoos and cauterize varicose veins.