AESTHETIC COURSES

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These short “Part Time Certificate Courses” are intended to provide the necessary skills and knowledge for those looking to start working in the beauty business or for those beauty professionals who wish to expand their knowledge and skills. A facial skin care certificate (or certification in the other applications listed below) will assist you with your goals and add credibility to your business.

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LASER & LIGHT THERAPY

This area of the beauty industry is continuing to experience tremendous growth. Our program fully prepares its graduates to work as laser technicians in medical spas and beauty clinics. They may also be employed as sales representatives, be self-employed, or do consulting work. Students gain hands on experience working on clients and live models under instructor’s supervision, performing a complete range of skin and body services including:

   ●Laser hair removal for face and body
   ●Photo facials for aging skin
   ●Treatments for acne, vascular issues, and pigmented lesions

TOPICS INCLUDE

   ●General laser physics
   ●Utilizing laser and light technology
   ●Safety training in the use of lasers
   ●Client consultations/ medical history forms
   ●Pre- and post-service care
   ●Clinical hands-on training and practice
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FACIAL SKIN CARE THERAPIST COURSE

The ideal course for those wanting a career in the beauty skin care business. This course will teach you how to provide professional facial treatments and personalized skin consultations. There is also expert instruction on the successful retailing/marketing of skin care.

Learn the skills and techniques needed to provide a variety of facial services to treat common skin types and conditions, and earn your facial skin care certificate.

Topics include:

-  Study of the skin
-  Correct skin analysis
-  Skin disorders and conditions
-  Facial steaming
-  Deep cleansing and extractions
-  European facial massage
-  Cosmetic product knowledge
-  Client relations
-  The business of skin care

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CHEMICAL PEELS WORKSHOP CLASS

Expand your service menu and knowledge of skin care by offering professional skin peels to treat various skin conditions. In this full day, hands-on workshop you will learn how to work safely and effectively with different chemical, mechanical, and enzyme peels to treat skin conditions including acne, uneven skin texture, aging skin, enlarged pores, rosacea, and hyper-pigmentation.

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MICRODERMABRASION WORKSHOP CLASS

This very popular treatment is a good add-on to your existing facial service menu. You’ll learn both the crystals and diamond techniques in this hands-on workshop.

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SKIN AGING CLASS WORKSHOP CLASS

Get in-depth information about the process of skin aging, including:

-    Extrinsic and intrinsic aging
-    Free radicals
-    Sun damage and skin cancer
-    Cell communication
-    Glycation
-    Hormones and menopause

You will work hands-on with the latest anti-aging treatments and learn how to recommend the proper skin care home regime, according to individual client needs.

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LIFTING ANTI-AGING TREATMENTS WORKSHOP CLASS

Learn how to incorporate microcurrent, non-surgical face lifting into your facials with the use of the “Compulift” -- a device that works on facial muscles to reduce sagging and improve skin tone. Combined with the advanced facial skincare from Italy (“RVB SKIN LAB”) this facial is the ultimate in anti-aging treatments.

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ACNE & ROSACEA WORKSHOP CLASS

This class will teach you the cause of acne and rosacea and how to recognize and treat them safely and effectively. Learn how to choose the correct skin care products to treat younger people or teens and address adult acne. Be able to safely extract blackheads and provide pre- and post-care recommendations. Also, learn how to provide a manual lymphatic drainage massage, useful for treating these conditions.

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ETHNIC SKIN AND PIGMENTATION TREATMENTS WORKSHOP CLASS

Learn how to provide lightening and brightening treatments for hyper-pigmentation, dark spots, sun damage, uneven skin colour, and dullness.

You will learn how to classify skin types according to the Fitzpatrick method, and discover the latest cosmetic ingredients and products to effectively treat pigmentation problems and associated disorders.

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SENSITIVE SKIN & COMPROMISED SKIN WORKSHOP CLASS

This course has been designed to provide aestheticians with the knowledge to modify facial treatments, ensuring a safe outcome and alleviating unpleasant side effects often associated with compromised individuals. Many people can benefit from skincare treatments, if they’re designed specifically for those with highly compromised skins. These clients and patients include those undergoing cancer treatment, people who have recently undergone cancer treatment, those with health-related low immunity challenges, and pregnant (or post partum) women.

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WAXING HAIR REMOVAL COURSE

Learn the skills and knowledge for removing unwanted facial and body hair with the latest generation of waxes. In this hands-on workshop you will learn how to work with both hard and soft wax to safely and effortlessly remove all hair form various parts of the face, including brows. You will also learn hair removal for the body, including: legs, bikini area, arms, men’s backs, and more. This is an excellent skill for a beginner looking for a quick start in the lucrative hair removal business.

Topics include:
-    The study of hair and hair growth
-    Pre- and post-care
-    Hygiene and safety precautions
-    Time and profit factors
-    Treatment room layout
-    Equipment choice

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BRAZILIAN CLASS

This is a hands-on class to train those already skilled in waxing or hair removal to perform this very popular and lucrative service. Learn advanced waxing techniques featuring Cristina D’s painless wax system for hard wax. Learn the best methods to remove hair from the bikini area. Increase your spa’s revenue with this highly sought-after specialty service. Workshop attendees should be prepared to work on each other or provide a model.

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THREADING CLASS (NEW)

Still the favoured method of hair removal among many cultures, threading works especially well on facial areas. Learn this specialized technique from our Master Trainer. This is a hands-on workshop; attendees should be prepared to work on each other.
Expand your business and skill set by earning a facial skin care certificate from Gina’s College of Advanced Aesthetics. We provide professional, up-to-date information on all the latest techniques and products.