Master Esthetics Program (600 hours, approved and licensed program by DOPR)
This 600-hour program is offered throughout the year.
This program prepares students for the VA State Board Exam and covers all the state requirements.
In this course you will learn advanced modalities such as chemical peels, enzyme peels, dermaplaning, microdermabrasion, microcurrent, energy light therapy, ultrasound, LED, IPL, Shiatsu massage, and lymphatic drainage massage to name a few.
18 VAC 41-70-200. Practical Performance Requirements.
The curriculum for master estheticians shall include the following minimum performances:
- Advanced treatments
- Chemical exfoliation
- Lymphatic drainage treatments
We do not offer or accept financial aid, but we do have a payment plan.
Students have multiple options for the payment
Tuition fee: $12,000 (Aesthetics Health offers a discount rate of $3,000 assistance for low-income students).
Option#1: one payment in advance (10% discount after $3,000 tuition assistance).
Option#2: two-payment installations (5% discount after $3,000 tuition assistance).
Option#3: five-payment installations (after $3,000 tuition assistance).
Program registration: Fill out the form and deposit of $100 non-refundable registration fee.
The Master Esthetics curriculum & hours of instruction
In this technology shall consist of 600 hours or equivalent credit hours and shall include, but not be limited to, the following:
1. Orientation, advanced business subjects, and infection control.
a. School policies and procedures
b. Professional ethics and practices
c. Ethics and professional conduct
d. Insurance and liability issues
e. Confidentiality and Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 Privacy Rule (HIPAA)
f. Client records and documentation
g. Microbiology and bacteriology
h. Infection control, disinfection, and sterilization
i. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA); and Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS)
j. Personal protective equipment
2. State laws, rules, and regulations.
3. Advanced anatomy and physiology.
a. Advanced anatomy and physiology
b. Advanced skin structure and functions
c. Advanced skin typing, and conditions
d. Advanced disease and disorders
e. Advanced cosmetic ingredients
g. Advanced homecare
4. Advanced skincare and advanced modalities.
a. Introduction to microdermabrasion and dermaplaning
b. Indications and contraindications for crystal microdermabrasion
c. General procedures and safety measures for crystal microdermabrasion
d. Indications and contraindications for crystal-free microdermabrasion and dermaplaning
e. General procedures and safety measures for crystal-free microdermabrasion and dermaplaning
f. Equipment safety: crystal and crystal-free microdermabrasion and dermaplaning
g. Waste disposal, Occupational Safety, and Health Administration (OSHA)
h. Introduction to microdermabrasion techniques and proper protocols
i. Machine parts, operation, protocols, care, waste disposal, and safety
j. Practical application and consultation for crystal microdermabrasion
k. Practical application and consultation for crystal-free microdermabrasion and dermaplaning
l. Pretreatment and posttreatment for microdermabrasion
Column5. Advanced procedures and chemical exfoliation.
a. Advanced skin analysis and consultation and health screening and documentation
b. Advanced procedures, light treatments, light-emitting diode (LED), intense pulsed light device (IPL)
c. Advanced manual, machine, and electric treatments, microcurrent, and ultrasound
d. Introduction to chemical exfoliation and peels of the epidermis
e. Fundamentals of skin care associated with chemical exfoliation and peels and wound healing
f. Pretreatment and posttreatment for chemical exfoliation and peels
g. Assessing suitability and predicting chemical exfoliation efficacy
h. General practical application and consultation protocols
i. Practical application and consultation for enzymes, herbal exfoliations, and vitamin-based peels
j. Indications and contraindications for enzymes, herbal exfoliations, and vitamin-based peels
k. General procedures and safety measures for herbal exfoliations, and vitamin-based peels
l. Pretreatments and post treatments for herbal exfoliations, and vitamin-based peels
m. Practical application and consultation for alpha hydroxy peels
n. Indications and contraindications for alpha hydroxy peels
o. General procedures and safety measures for alpha hydroxy peels
p. Pretreatment and posttreatment for alpha hydroxy peels
q. Practical application and consultation for beta hydroxy peels
r. Indications and contraindications for beta hydroxy peels
s. General procedures and safety measures for beta hydroxy peels
t. Pretreatment and posttreatment for beta hydroxy peels
u. Practical application and consultation for Jessner and Modified Jessner peels
v. Indications and contraindications for Jessner and Modified Jessner peels
w. General procedures and safety measures for Jessner and Modified Jessner peels
x. Pretreatment and posttreatment for Jessner and Modified Jessner peels
y. Practical application and consultation for trichloracetic acid peels
z. Indications and contraindications for trichloracetic acid peel
aa. General procedures and safety measures for trichloracetic acid peels
bb. Pretreatment and posttreatment for trichloracetic acid peels
6. Lymphatic drainage.
a. Introduction to lymphatic drainage
b. Tissues and organs of the lymphatic system
c. Functions of the lymphatic system
e. Etiology of edema
f. Indications and contraindications for lymphatic drainage
g. Lymphatic drainage manipulations and movements
h. Face and neck treatment sequence
i. Lymphatic drainage on the trunk and upper extremities
j. Lymphatic drainage on the trunk and lower extremities
l. Using lymphatic drainage with other treatments
m. Machine-aided lymphatic drainage