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Beyond Just Beauty: Transform Lives with Medical Esthetics!

Join us to gain the skills you need to help clients achieve healthy, glowing skin inside and out with advanced skincare technology!

Fast Track

Graduate and get licensed in just a few months!

On-Campus Spa

Real-world training in skin analysis, treatments, and product recommendations

Career Placement

Meet Employers, Resumé Building - we help you get licensed AND hired!

Tour our campus in person! Contact our Admissions Department to schedule a visit.

Cortiva Institute is not your typical beauty school - we are a team of dedicated, determined, and passionate instructors and staff commitied to helping you succeed!


Nationally Accredited


Day and Evening Classes

Guest Speakers, Employers, Events, Projects & More!

Dermalogica Partnership School

Financial Aid is Available to Those Who Qualify

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If Not Now, When?

You’re here for a reason, so don’t wait. Reach out to us TODAY by filling out our quick and easy form

Chat with Admissions

Once you fill out our form, an Admissions representative will help you take the next step toward a rewarding career!

Discover Your Future

Invest a few months with us, and we will help you on your journey to a new and exciting career in Paramedical Skin Care!




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Student Success is Our #1 Priority

We measure our success by yours. That's why we go the extra mile to ensure you excel and thrive long after graduation.

Cortiva Institution adopts a 360-degree approach, tailored to meet you at your level and help you develop into a well-rounded massage therapist!

Our goals are simple: help you graduate, obtain your license, and start your dream career. Whether you aspire to be a medical aesthetician in a dermatologist’s office, a makeup artist for burn victims, or a health spa facial specialist, our program can help you get there.

Comprehensive Curriculum

Live Hands-On Training

Passionate Instructors

Graduate with 9+ Certifications

Dermalogica Educa1on

Professional Student Kit

  • Dermalogica Esthetics Kit

  • Dermalogica Peel Kit

  • Crown Brush Makeup Kit

Track Progress with Online Quizzes & Tests

Creative Projects, Seminars, Events & More

Ready to take the next step?

Getting started with us is easy, so why wait? Take that next step toward the career you want today!

What Can I Expect?

As a Licensed Esthetician, you have the opportunity to use your creativity to help clients achieve their ideal skin. From customizing treatments to recommending homecare, skin care is more than just science; it's truly an art form.

Our Paramedical Skin Care program is a dual program that combines our Basic Skin Care Program and our medical esthetics training classes.

Cortiva Institute prepares you not only with the foundational knowledge to become a successful Licensed Esthetician – but also equips you with specialized training to assess skin and develop personalized treatment plans with cuing-edge technology to help clients achieve healthy, glowing skin!

In-Depth Skin Analysis

Traditional Facials

Advanced Dermatology

Male Skin Care

Advanced Facials

  • Microdermabrasion

  • Chemical Peels

  • LED Light Therapy

  • Extractions

  • Dermatude

  • High-Frequency

  • Galvanic

Acne Treatments

Body Treatments


Makeup Application

Lash Application

Waxing & More!

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We ensure our students and staff are equipped with the latest knowledge and skills by providing training from Dermalogica business consultants and educators from the Interna1onal Dermal Ins1tute. This enables them to provide the best treatments and products to help clients achieve healthy, beau1ful skin.

Program Details By Campus

Maitland, FL

  • 976 HOURS

  • Adv. Paramedical Skin Care

  • 15 Certifications

Pompano Beach, FL

  • 976 HOURS

  • Adv. Paramedical Skin Care

  • 15 Certifications

St. Petersburg, FL

  • 600 HOURS

  • Paramedical Skin Care

  • 9 Certifications

The advanced Paramedical [instructor] is great! I feel like I really will be prepared when I have completed the course because not only is she hands-on with her students in the treatment room, but she is also patient and looks for ways to help improve students' problematic skin by incorporating treatment regimens for individual students to follow. This is greatly needed because if we, as the students, don't follow protocols and have a steady regimen for our own skin, how will we be prepared to treat our clientele once we are estheticians out in the field? Great teacher, hands down!


Jessica Adams


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Your future starts now!

In a few months, you'll have what it takes to be a Licensed Esthetician (with Specialized Training in Medical Aesthetics)!

What happens next?

Are you ready to kickstart your career in the exciting medical esthetics field? Our skin care school offers expert instruction, hands-on training, and assistance in finding employment. Don't wait to invest in your future. Take the first step towards success

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Our graduates are in a variety of settings like:

Dermatology Office

Laser Treatment Centers

Holistic Healthcare Centers

Medical Spas

Medical Clinic

Wellness Resorts & Spas

Plastic Surgery Centers

Oncology Skincare Facilities

Traditional Spa or Salon

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