There has been a fast growth in the skincare industry and there have been plenty of experience medical professionals as well as first-timers who are showing interest in the multi-billion field.

Before getting into the skincare industry, one must know the difference between a medical aesthetician and an esthetician to be able to choose their profession.

Medical Aesthetician vs. Esthetician

Below are the differences between a medical aesthetician and an esthetician:

In Medical Aesthetics, the main focus of the education is on technicalities and technology; which means that students will learn about laser treatments and how laser can be used safely on the patient’s skin. Students will also learn about laser tattoo removal, laser hair removal, body contouring and much more.


Avante Laser Training Institute, The Woodlands offers a wide variety of courses in the medical aesthetics field:

Vein Reduction & Laser Facials: In these courses, students will learn how to perform laser-based facials and isolate lesion removal. These treatments are very important in reducing aging.

Intense Pulse Light & Skin Tightening: In these courses, students will be able to use IPL and provide Photorejuvenation and skin tightening service to reduce sings of aging and sun damage

Tattoo Removal: In this course, students will learn about the mechanics and theory behind the tattoo removal process and train on the appropriate equipment.

Body Contouring & Cellulite Reduction: In these courses, students will learn how to reduce cellulite appearance as well as recontouring of the body. With the help of training and treatment guidelines, students will feel more confident and perform better.

Fractional Skin Resurfacing: In this course, students will learn how to use laser equipment safely as well as the theory behind fractional skin resurfacing in addition to hands-on training.

Microdermabrasion: In this course, students will be practicing using microdermabrasion tools as they are necessary for the removal of dead cells which will help in creating a healthier and smoother look.

Chemical Peels: This treatment mainly requires a certified MA where students will have a deep knowledge of their clients’ skin as well as potential treatments. Chemical peels are an advanced version of facial treatments.

Benefits of Being a Medical Aesthetician

Being a medical aesthetician opens up many doors for employment such as:

  • Working at a doctor’s offices: such as dermatologists, OB/GYNs, physicians’ offices and many more.
  • MediSpas and Salons
  • Boutique Shops
  • Fitness Centers

In Standard Esthetics, students’ primary focus is on learning about the skin and understanding it. It is necessary because every client will require an in-depth skin analysis before any treatment. Part of the training is identifying skin problems such as fine lines, wrinkles, acne, oily and dry skin, blackheads and much more.


Avante Laser Training Institute, The Woodlands offers a wide variety of courses in the esthetics field:

Facials: This procedure requires analyzing the client’s skin as well as choosing the appropriate treatment. Students will learn in this course to cleanse, tone and perform exfoliation.

Makeup Application: Makeup Application: Students will learn about highlighting, contouring and creating looks.

Body Treatments: Students will learn how to perform scrubs, wraps, body masks and much more. Courses might include aromatherapy spa treatments as well.

Hair Removal: Students will learn about hair removal through waxing and threading as well as shaping and threading eyebrows.

Benefits of Being an Esthetician

Being an esthetician opens up many doors for employment and opening their own business in the fields below:

  • Hair
  • Makeup
  • Massage
  • And many more

Why Choose Us?

At Avante Laser Training Institute, our priority is our students! That is why we have built our training programs, scheduled classroom and online training modules at the convenience of our students and their learning pace. Our small class size philosophy helps us make sure our students get the one-on-one attention they deserve while being tutored by the experts who have many years of experience in the field.

Not only do we provide the most comprehensive aesthetics education in The Woodlands, Greater Houston, Dallas, San Antonio, McAllen, Laredo, Austin, Lake Charles, Baton Rouge and New Orleans but we also make sure that any student who attends our class has the opportunity to learn and grow; as we are aware that life can be busy and schedules can be tight.

As each of our courses is self-contained and entirely independent, we offer our students the opportunity to select the courses they need, attend them when they can; schedule in-person training sessions and complete their courses on their own terms.

Many of our general courses are oriented towards medical aestheticians, health and beauty enthusiasts and cosmetologists who understand the need for education in laser treatments such as IPL photofacials, laser hair removal and cellulite reduction but might not know how to get certified. With courses tailored to people of all backgrounds and educational levels, we, Avante Laser Training Institute, The Woodlands, can provide a full introduction into this fast-growing and multi-billionaire industry.

Ready to Widen Your Horizon?

Join Avante Laser Training Institute and get the ability to join this multi-billionaire aesthetic industry at your own pace. Avante Laser Training Institute, The Woodlands, offers training courses for both newcomers and medical aestheticians who are looking for a change or advancement in their careers.

The aesthetic industry generates billions of dollars in revenue every year and its demand for skilled professionals is growing. Be one of them!

We, Avante Laser Training Institute in the Southwest of the United States are always ready to accompany you on this lifechanging journey and give you all the help you need whether you’re in The Woodlands, Houston, Dallas, San Antonio, McAllen, Laredo, Austin, Lake Charles, Baton Rouge, New Orleans, or beyond!