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Who are Paramedical Estheticians?

Paramedical Estheticians (a.k.a Medical Aestheticians) are licensed skincare specialists that focus on advanced treatment options for individuals with troubled skin. As licensed professionals in the world of medical aesthetics, their most popular skill set is to cleanse and treat the face and body with advanced technology to enhance a person’s overall appearance.

When working in the service industry, a paramedical esthetician will perform a wide variety of tasks like:

  • Perform skin analysis for clients

  • Prescribe treatment plans and products regimens for healthier skin

  • Wax unwanted hair

  • Prep and cleanse the skin prior to makeup applications

  • Apply makeup and eyelash extensions

  • Coach clients on how to care for their skin at home

  • And so much more!

However, the service industry is just one nugget of the beauty world. They can be found in dermatology offices, burn centers, long-term care facilities, blogging/vlogging, education, product launches, marketing, advertising, and in the faces of entrepreneurs around the world -- advocating and creating the future of skincare.

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Paramedical estheticians (a.k.a medical aestheticians) help their clientele with skin conditions, skin traumas (i.e. burns, concealing redness, post-surgery care), and aging skin to heal and rejuvenate the appearance of the skin.


Paramedical estheticians typically work in a more clinical setting than standard estheticians. They can be found in dermatologist offices, oncology, or plastic surgery offices -- as well as medical spas.


Our Advanced Paramedical Skin Care program is a dual program that includes our traditional skincare program and builds upon that foundation to prepare students with the skills necessary to be employed in a medical or advanced clinical skincare environment.

Join us to gain the skills you need to work in an ever-growing industry of beauty and wellness.


Chemical Peels
Male Skin Care
Acne Treatments
Lash Application
Medical Esthetics
Makeup Application
Waxing & More!

Dermalogica Esthetics Kit

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It is so important to choose a school that teaches you the information you need to get licensed AND the school that will set you apart from the others!


We are a Dermalogica Partnership School. You train with professional Dermalogica products.


All of our students and staff receive training from both Dermalogica business consultants and the educators at the International Dermal Institute to best prescribe treatments and products for their client's journey to their healthiest looking skin.


Graduating from our skincare programs affords you the opportunity to graduate Dermalogica Certified. With this, when working with a Dermalogica account, you will have continued access to the International Dermal Institute's learning lofts for continued education and product/treatment support.



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Once you graduate, you'll become a Licensed Esthetician (Skin Care Specialist) with several certifications in medical aesthetics and enhanced beauty techniques.

What does this mean?

It means your license will open a new world of opportunities for you.

Our graduates have a wide variety of professions to choose from:

  • Medical Esthetician

    • Dermatology Office

    • Hospitals

    • Plastic Surgery Facility

    • Long-Term Care Centers

    • Medical Clinic

    • Medical or Health Spa​

  • Spa or Salon Esthetician

  • Spa or Salon Manager/Coordinator

  • Cruise or Resort Facialist

  • Mobile Beautician

  • Makeup Artist

  • Beauty Brand Representative

  • Cosmetic Sales/Buyer

  • Beauty Blogger and/or Vlogger

  • Esthetics Writer

  • Beauty Brand Trainer or Educator

  • & so much more!

So, what are you waiting for? Speak to one of our Admission Representatives today!

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