Top 3 Cosmetic Procedure Jobs For Those That Don’t Want To Do Surgery

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  • You don't have to be a plastic surgeon to help people look their best. Other cosmetic procedure jobs like laser hair removal and micropigmentation can make for great careers

You love the idea of helping people achieve their dream to look their best. You want to see them happy with how they look after a procedure. Since plastic surgery is more accepted than ever before, there seems to be a lot of room to enter this as a profession.

Here’s the problem for many potential plastic surgeons. The actual surgery. Not only do you need to spend a lot of time and money in school to become a surgeon, the thought of opening patients is just not for you.

The good news is that there are a lot of non invasive procedures that can be done that work the same as surgery in many cases.

If you are really interested in getting into a lucrative field that gives people a lot of happiness, then the following careers could be for you.

1 – Scalp micropigmentation

Balding men and women are eager to spend money to make the effects of their balding not look as noticeable. And this even goes for men that shave their heads. Barbers can make good money off of men who shave their heads, but like to have a nice line up for their stubble.

Which is why micropigmentation is such a growing career right now. It is basically a procedure that mimics a tattoo. The patient can have it look like stubble when they shave their head, or to add a bit of darkness to a balding area so it doesn’t stand out.

Scalp Micropigmentation Training is not very expensive and doesn’t take nearly as long as medical procedures to learn. With the trend growing, there is a lot of opportunity to make a great career out of helping people feel comfortable with their baldness.

2 – Non surgical fat reduction

For decades, people that wanted to lose weight overnight had to go through a very intense procedure called liposuction. It involved a wand being inserted into the fat deposits of the body and sucking it out. The side effects could be uncomfortable or worse.

These days there are non invasive procedures that will eliminate fat. One of the newest and seemingly most effective is CoolSculpting that freezes fat cells and then the body flushes the fat out naturally.

Training to become a specialist can take just a few weeks and can be done by aestheticians, nurses or medical professionals.

3 –  Non surgical face lift

Eliminating lines and wrinkles on the face can give a patient a more youthful appearance and as a result a big confidence boost. There is surgery available in which a slice is made into the skin, then it is pulled to tighten the area in question.

But, once again, there is a way to do this without having to make any incisions or involve a surgeon at all. Wrinkles can be smoothed out with injections or even using ultrasound or laser treatments for those that don’t even want an injection.

Doing injections will require you to be a medical professional or become one. In some states doing the laser or ultrasound can be done by aestheticians that have gotten certified in the training. Check your local jurisdiction requirements to be sure what you’ll need to perform these procedures.

4 – Laser hair removal

Where some people are looking to add hair they don’t have, there are others that have more than they want. So, they are always seeking out effective ways to get rid of it. Shaving is the most logical, but it grows back so quickly that you could spend too much time doing so. Not to mention razor burn is painful and annoying.

Luckily for those people there is an alternative to shaving and plucking which gets rid of the hair permanently. With laser treatments they are able to kill the hair at the root so it doesn’t have a chance to grow back.

As a laser hair removal technician, you just need to train to get certified to use these lasers. Since the laser can cause damage if not used properly, it can’t just be done by anybody without training.

Training is not very intense and can be done by any esthetician without needing to be a medical professional. Since the treatment requires multiple visits it can be quite lucrative. There is also a big market since the trend these days for being nearly hairless doesn’t seem to be going away.


Aestheticians can now do a lot of procedures that were usually left to medical professionals. With so many advances in cosmetic treatments that are minimally invasive, more and more people are turning to these procedures.

Take advantage and start a business that serves the needs of those people and you can set yourself up on a career that is as lucrative as it is rewarding.

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