Becoming a Med Student Beautifying the Public

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A lot of people say that beauty is in the eye of the beholder. But what if the beholder thinks they're about as attractive as an old boot? It might not seem like a medical issue, but people feeling low about their appearance lack confidence, suffer from depression and even isolate themselves from social circles.

This, then, is a major health issue. In its most severe form, a strong conviction of ugliness is known as body dysmorphia - and it's affecting thousands. If you're a medical student, moving into an aesthetic field isn't just a philanthropic enterprise. It's where the money flows.

Indeed, the beauty industry is predicted to rake in $265 billion in 2017. Wouldn't you like a chunk of those profits? If the answer is a resounding yes, then here are a few fields you could break into.

A Lorra Lorra Lasers

You might associate lasers with battles between Bond and Blofeld, but they're not just for megalomaniacs with poor planning skills. Laser hair removal, for instance, has become one of the most sought after non-invasive beauty practices on the market. Designed for those with more follicles than a grizzly bear on a 20mg dose of testosterone, it's a painless way to scythe those locks for good.

And it's not a nightmare to learn. Various laser hair removal courses are available to give you the knowhow (and the qualifications) required to get into the business.

Harness the Botox Boom

Hollywood A-listers have been doing it for years - now it's time for you to ride the Botox train of profit. A chemical that relaxes facial muscles for wrinkle-free skin, it's easy to see how Botox has maintained its own little corner of the industry, knocking other anti-aging processes to the canvas without breaking a sweat. 

Again, courses are available for the budding Botox pro. Couple your knowledge with the aforementioned laser hair removal course and you could open a multi-service business.

Time to Invade!

Invasive surgery is viewed by many cosmetic practitioners as a last option, suggested only when no other recourse is available. Many surgeons walk a fine line between profits and ethics, wanting to make a killing on a patient without endangering and, well, killing them.

This isn't the time nor the place to get into ethics, but it does raise an interesting point of study for would-be cosmetic surgeons. Becoming a plastic surgeon takes a lot of responsibility, but the profits will be worth it in the end. As soon as you put someone under anaesthetic, their fate is in your hands. So it's important to have a wealth of knowledge at your disposal as a fully licensed practitioner. Although riskier than lasers or Botox, cosmetic surgery can be vital. Just be sure you don't put the hard sell on your customers.

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