Anti-Aging Courses offer Entry to an Exciting New Industry


Today, possibly more than at any other time in the past, people are becoming conscious of the effects that growing older is having upon their appearance, and seeking ways with which to delay their onset or even to reverse them. The frequent images of movie stars, known to be well past their prime, yet who display none of the visible signs that might confirm it, are the living proof that, if not eternal youth in its literal sense, then at least a means to prolong one’s youthful looks into middle age and beyond is now within the reach of those who are willing to pay for it.


Women and, to an increasing extent men, are no longer content to resort to simple cosmetic preparations that simply serve to conceal the fine lines and wrinkles that betray their age. In search of less transient solutions, instead, they are turning to medical aesthetic practitioners and the growing range of anti-aging procedures now at their disposal. In turn, there are benefits for the practitioner. Attending one or two courses to cover some of these techniques, and the materials and equipment that they require, offers an opportunity to extend his or her practice and to generate a lucrative new revenue stream.


There are, of course, creams that act to tighten the skin with regular use. Most, however, are expensive and few perform anything like as well as their manufacturers tend to claim. Although, in the long run, no technique developed to date is able halt the signs of advancing years forever, in the hands of a professional, the results achieved with the use of medical aesthetic treatments, such as Botox and dermal fillers, can be highly impressive, to say the least.


Along with facial peels using various chemical agents, those mentioned above are procedures of which most people will have at least heard of. Among the newer and lesser known anti-aging options for which various organisations now offer training courses are microdermabrasion, minimally-invasive procedures that rely on the effects of ultrasonic or radio frequencies, micro-needling and thread lifting. Each of these has applications to which it is best suited, but all are intended to impart a younger and healthier texture and appearance to whichever areas they may have been used to treat.


With few exceptions, the most suitable procedure can only be determined by a close examination of the individual to be treated. It is then the responsibility of the medical aesthetic practitioner to identify the most appropriate course of treatment and to implement it. To ensure both an informed decision, and the safe and correct use of the selected procedures requires a sound knowledge of the physiology of the skin, as well as the theoretical aspects of the procedures, combined with sufficient practical experience in their application.


Strict adherence to these principles and instruction by leading authorities who are actively engaged in the procedures they teach, conducted on well-equipped premises and in groups small enough for adequate personal attention – these are the key ingredients for our anti-aging and other medical aesthetic courses.