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Course introduction and objective

Chellsey Institute of Beauty and Health Inc. offers a comprehensive Medical Aesthetics Diploma program that examines the fundamentals of spa and medical spa treatments. This program prepares the student to enter into the spa and medical spa industry with an abundance of skill sets to perform treatments and successfully grow as a professional. Students in this program will be well versed in traditional aesthetic treatments such as skin care, hair removal, nail technologies, body therapies and makeup applications. In addition to the traditional aesthetic treatments students will acquire skills in advanced medical spa treatments including medical skin care, chemical peels, chemical peels, microdermabrasion, laser hair removal, photo-rejuvenation, skin tightening and body and face ultrasound treatments, and exposure to Botox and Dermal fillers.


Module Total Hours PRACTICAL Theory
Basic Skin Care & Advanced Skin Care 260 140 120
Paramedical Skin Care 160 105 55
Laser Technologies 40 24 16
Manicure 70 40 30
Pedicure 80 55 25
Waxing 80 60 20
Body Massage & Spa Therapy 180 100 80
Make Up Applications 60 100 40
Introduction to Esthetics 10 0 10
Small Business Management 40 20 20
Introduction to Skin Injectables (Botox & Dermal Fillers) 20 0 20
Spa Internship (Clinical Practice) 60 60 0

Modules Descriptions

Basic Skin Care : this module examines the fundamental principles of skin care:

  • Anatomy & Physiology of the skin
  • Skin types, conditions and pathologies
  • Basic chemistry and cosmetic ingredients
  • Client consultation, preparation, draping and skin analysis
  • Facials with and without the aid of machinery
  • Cleansing, toning, exfoliation, masks, massage
  • Facials for different skin types; basic, advanced acne, men, teen and mini facial
  • Nutrition and stress management

Paramedical Skin Care: this module further examines skin and advanced skin care treatments.

  • Aging skin concerns and problematic skin treatments through use of advanced skin typing and analysis
  • Lactic, salicylic and glycolic peels and acne treatments
  • Aromatherapy facial, oxygenating & detoxifying treatments
  • Non-surgical face lifting- antiwrinkle intensive treatments for mature skin
  • Microdermabrasion, pigmentation treatments and ultrasound treatments
  • Eye and neck, acne and rosacea treatments

Laser Therapies: This module examines the laser and light therapies used in hair removal and skin rejuvenation treatments.

  • Theory and physics of laser and light therapy
  • IPL vs Laser, safety, contraindications, skin typing, parameters, pulse duration, wavelength, repetition, tissue interaction
  • Practical application in laser hair removal, photo rejuvenation, vascular lesions, pigmentation, skin tag removal and acne treatments

Manicure: this module teaches students the anatomy and physiology of the hand and professional polish application.

  • Diseases and disorders of the nail, sanitation and disinfection
  • Techniques to perform a traditional manicure and advanced nail care treatments. Such as exfoliation, paraffin and massage

Pedicure: this module teaches students the anatomy and physiology of the foot and professional polish application

  • Techniques to perform a traditional pedicure and advanced nail care treatments. Such as exfoliation, paraffin and massage.

Waxing: This module examines temporary hair removal techniques

  • Theory of hair structure, hair growth cycle, sanitization and disinfection, contraindications.
  • Practical applications of hair removal techniques including waxing, sugaring and threading.
  • Eyelash and eyebrow tinting.

Massage & Body Therapies: This module examines the fundamental principles of human anatomy, physiology, Swedish massage techniques and body therapies.

  • Body systems, relaxation massage techniques and incorporation of essential oils
  • Body scrubs, body wrap treatments, and hot stone massage.
  • Indications and contraindications to all body treatment therapies and the importance of home care.
  • Body treatments with and without machines.

Makeup: This module equips students with the knowledge and techniques to complete a professional make up application.

  • Learn the theory of colour, combinations, face shapes, eye shapes as well as tips and tricks of the trade.
  • Day, evening, bridal, exotic and glamour looks.
  • Artificial lashes.

Introduction to Esthetics: This module equips students with knowledge regarding the industry

  • Introduction and evolution of spas and the esthetics industry.
  • Ethics, professional image and legal regulations.
  • Life skills: communication, conflict resolution, team work, problem solving, time management.

Small Business Management: This module prepares students to successfully understand the business aspect of the spa industry.

  • Salon and Spa Business: starting your own business.
  • Esthetician Rights and Responsibilities as an Employee.
  • Job Search and Career Management.

Introduction to Injectables: Students will learn the medical terminology and theory of injectables.

  • Students will be introduced to skin injectables, botox and dermal fillers.
  • Students will observe injectables administered by a physician or by a trained RN with a valid practicing license.

Spa Internship: During this module, students will continue to practice the skills learned in practical classes.

  • Supervised internship in the medical spa facility at the college.
  • Students must complete all required services and treatments in traditional and advanced spa treatments.

Entrance Requirements:

  • Grade 12 High School Diploma or mature student status (18 years old) with a passing score on the Superintendent approved entrance test or Foreign Credentials evaluated for equivalency by WES or ICAS.
  • Personal Interview at Chellsey Institute



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