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Is Esthetic School A Right Fit For You?

Becoming a Medical Aesthetician or a Skin Care Therapist can be a lucrative and fulfilling career. The skill set that you need to become an aesthetician has changed over the last decade. A medical aestheticians skill set today is much more then pimple popping, facials, and waxing.

A qualified aesthetician in 2018 doesn’t simply provide basic treatments like facials and waxing but also provides more medical grade treatments like peels, microdermabrasion and a myriad of laser options.


What do I need to become a Medical Aesthetician?


One of the most important pre-requisites for Medical aesthetics, is a passion for aesthetics and skin care. A medical aesthetics student must be passionate, excited and willing to learn in order to be considered a good candidate to begin their education.

Another prerequisite is a grade 12 high school diploma, or a passing grade on an entrance test. 


How to Pick the Right School


A good medical esthetics diploma program should be broken into two parts; a strong theoretical portion and an immersive practical portion. As the spa and esthetics industry is continuously evolving, it is important to be trained at a school that is also constantly updating their programs while also giving you the best knowledge in terms of the current trends that will ensure your success in the industry.

Getting enrolled in an Esthetics course requires patience, perseverance, money and time investment. Different schools have different requirements, on average you are required to complete between 420 to up to 1000 hours of training. An excellent Esthetics school will give you the expertise, knowledge and practice you need to begin working right after you have completed your training. A comprehensive medical aesthetics diploma will make you an asset to any medical spa or plastic surgery clinic. It will also develop your customer service and sales skills which will give you an edge in the job market.


Where Can I work as a Medical Aesthetician?


Once you have completed your training to become a medical aesthetician, you will have a better understanding of what you prefer and of the direction you would like to take your career in. A good aesthetics school will provide a student with the skills, business acumen and motivation to open up their own spa. However, if you decide to go the traditional route, here a few options available to you:


-Spas, resorts, destination spa’s, resorts and hotel spas.

-Medical clinics, like Chellsey Medi Spa Clinic.

-Working alongside a physician.

– Working alongside a nurse

-Working alongside a Dermatologist.

-Be a sales person for a professional skin care line.

-Eyelash and eyebrow bars.

-Retail cosmetics kiosks.

-Plastic surgery clinics.


What are the Best Parts of Working as a Medical aesthetician?


Medical aesthetics is personally nurturing field of work. Here are some benefits of a medical aesthetics career, as reported by aesthetician’s currently working in the industry:

1.     Flexible Schedules

 Unlike many nine to five careers, spa and retreatment work offers professionals much more flexibility. This means more time to spend with your family and pursue other interests.


2. It’s a fun and relaxing environment


Of course, you need to remain professional, but being an esthetician can be a relaxed job. You will be able to create the soothing and relaxed mood you want in your work space since that is the vibe you want to pass on to your clients. So, you can keep the ambiance of your work space calm and serene for the clients as well as yourself.

   3. Great learning and managerial opportunities

After getting your diploma and a fair share of experience you can put your experience and skills to use by running a spa.


Medical Aestheticians Today


Esthetics has evolved from facials, waxing and manicures, to now focusing on medical grade advanced skin and personal care. It’s an area of the beauty industry that is focused on solving skin problems and helping men and women keep their youthful appearance. The industry has grown exponentially for the past 10 years, along with its counterparts in the cosmetics industry.

Medical esthetics has a huge scope of advancement and learning. If you are a people person who enjoys nurturing and making people feel good about themselves, then this is the job for you. Due to the growth in the industry being a medical aesthetician today is an opportunity of a life time.

Unlock doors laser technician certificate

Have you been thinking about advancing your career by adding new and innovative skill sets to your portfolio which could ultimately open doors of opportunities for you? Chellsey Institute is proud to offer a broad course that is designed specifically for Aestheticians and Skin Care Therapists to upgrade their skills and be trained to work in a laser clinic or medical spa setting. The Laser Technician certificate will give you the key to unlock those doors of opportunities!

The Medical Spa industry is constantly growing and is expected to double in revenue over the next couple of years. This exponential progression and high demand for professionally trained technicians is your calling to equip yourself with the best training and skill sets. You will be in the hands of instructors who have years of experience working in the field. You will learn how to safely and accurately use modern laser technologies to treat various skin conditions (i.e. broken capillaries, acne, hyper and hypo pigmentation, skin tag removal, photo facial, skin rejuvenation treatments, and hair laser removal.)

This course can be completed over a period of four days (Sundays and Mondays) for a total of 40 hours (an additional practical day will be held on a Saturday). Upon successful completion, individuals will be accredited with a certificate. Potential students must hold the title of one of the following in order to be eligible for enrollment: a medical doctor, nurse, skin care specialist/therapist, or an aesthetician.

There are two components to the course: Laser Theory and Laser Practical

Laser Theory

  • Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) vs. Laser-Description of each, differences and uses.
  • Theory of laser hair removal, reduction of vascular lesions, pigmentation removal, skin rejuvenation, skin tag removal, and laser acne treatments.
  • Theory of laser physics, laser-tissue interaction, skin types that will benefit.
  • Laser safety, contraindications, regulatory requirements, controlled areas, signage, protocols of safety reporting, proper eyewear and treatment precautions.
  • Types of medical and hair removal lasers and proper use of them.
  • Hair biology, hair types and growth stages.
  • Hair analysis and identifying skin types to determine suitability, benefits and limitations for each skin type.
  • Laser treatment parameters (wavelength, chromophore, pulse duration, repetition rate, spot size, energy settings used and their effect on photo thermolysis.

Laser Practical

  • Client consultation, medical history, contraindications and exclusion criteria, consents and waivers.
  • Spot tests to establish correct treatment parameters.
  • Laser treatment protocols, skin cooling.
  • Post care treatment and evaluation, documentation.
  • Management of adverse events.
  • Use, care and maintenance of laser machines and equipment.
  • Hand pieces and their uses.
  • Hair analysis and skin typing to determine appropriate treatment and laser settings.
  • Set-up and treatment protocols for laser hair removal, reduction of vascular lesions, pigmentation reduction and/or removal, laser skin rejuvenation, laser skin tag removal, and acne laser treatments
  • Post treatment care and follow up.
  • Hands-on student practice operating the IPL and ND-YAG 1064 laser machines.

Enrol today and be qualified for employment in dermatology clinics, skin care clinics, day spas, wellness centres and more!

Pursuing a sustainable career in skin care

Are you interested in pursuing a sustainable career in skin care? Are you looking to get the theoretical knowledge of skin care and the hands-on experience of a skin care specialist? At Chellsey Institute, the Skin Care Diploma course offers students thorough, in-depth theoretical and practical applications of skin care. The focus of this course is built on the fundamentals of the structure of the skin on a multi-level spectrum. Students will examine the skin on a cellular, anatomical, and physiological level. Chellsey Institute is specialized in offering students hands-on, practical experience through the delivery of high-quality facial treatments, anti-aging treatments, micro-dermabrasion, lactic/salicylic/glycolic peels – all of which form the basic skills of a Skin Care specialist.

This course also allows students to become acquainted with Chellsey Medi Spa clients. The professional, experienced and friendly specialists at Chellsey Institute would train students on client care, consultations, skin analysis, and delivery of advanced facial treatments and exfoliation treatments using micro-dermabrasion technology and peels. By experimenting on clients and models, students will perfect their skills within a safe learning environment.

Through this comprehensive six month course, students will accumulate a total of 420 hours. The total number of hours is broken down into two components of the course: Basic Skin Care (totalling 260 hours) and Advanced Skin Care (totalling 160 hours.)

The emphasis of the Basic Skin Care component will be on advanced facial treatments using State-of-the-Art Technology and Electrical Equipment.

Topics that will be covered in the Basic Skin Care include:

  • skin analysis and client consultation
  • anatomy and physiology of the skin
  • skin types, conditions, pathologies
  • facial procedures (designed for different sin types, including European Basic, Acne, Men’s/Teen’s/Mini Facials
  • Massage techniques, stimulation, relaxation and deep penetration
  • European relaxation massage for face, neck and decollate
  • Extractions, steam, and mask therapy

Topics that will be covered in the Advanced Skin Care include:

  • Lactic, Salicylic and Glycolic Peels & Acne treatments
  • Ultrasound Treatments
  • Aromatherapy Facial: Oxygenating & Detoxifying
  • Acne Facials- Dermo-Purifying with Propolis
  • Non-Surgical Face Lifting- anti-wrinkle intensive treatments for mature skin
  • Microdermabrasion & Pigmentation Treatments
  • Eye and Neck Treatments
  • Rosacea Treatment

Enrol and acquire a highly recognized Skin Care Diploma from Chellsey Institute. Do not miss out on this great opportunity to gain both the theoretical knowledge of skin care as well as practical hands-on experience of advanced treatments which would make you job-ready to enter the workforce as a qualified Skin Care specialist!


As the beauty industry continues to grow at a rapid pace, so does the demand for professionally-trained Aestheticians.
Chellsey Institute of Aesthetics would like to offer 10% off tuition for multiple family/friend enrollments into any of our Diploma Programs. Restrictions may apply.

Please call for more details.

T: (905) 277-5706 F: (905) 277-4661


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