Facial Specialist

Skin Care Program

Skin Care Program
Florida Medical & Aesthetic International School

To become a facial specialist in Florida, an applicant must graduate from a licensed school approved by the Florida Board of Cosmetology. Our licensed school offers the Skin Care course which is a diploma program licensed by the Commission for Independent Education and the Board of Cosmetology in Florida.

The Florida Medical & Aesthetic International School graduate can apply for the license upon completion of the course. To apply for the license, the Skin Care Diploma and transcript are required, among other documents.

The Skin Care Program course includes skin knowledge and various skin care procedures taught in 260 hours, with lectures and practicals. As general requirements, applicants must have a High School Diploma and be over 18 years of age.

How to become Facial Specialist in Florida 

Facial Specialist is the name of the license recognized by Florida Law and issued by the Florida Board of Cosmetology to those applicants who meet the requirements established by the Department of Business and Regulation (DBPR). One of the requirements is to be a graduate of the esthetics course approved by the Board of Cosmetology.

At Florida Medical & Aesthetic International School you can obtain this requirement with the Skin Care Program, that is approved by the Commission for Independent Education and the Florida Cosmetology Board.

Florida Medical & Aesthetic International School. The Skin Care Diploma graduates of the Skin Care Program at Florida Medical & Aesthetic International School n Miami



Time to Complete

2 to 3 months you choose!

Skin Care Program

Get your Diploma and Apply for your license in Florida in only 260 hours

About The Skin Care Program

The Skin Care Program consists of 260 hours with conferences, theoretical classes and practical activities to learn how to perform skin care services. This study plan includes the basic knowledge of the Skin, Endocrine System, and some skin disorders among other chapters. The application of the techniques of the main procedures that are carried out in the skin care cabin, such as hair removal, brow tinting and eyelash care, with an emphasis on facial techniques.

To enroll in this Skin Care Program or esthetics course it is required:

  • High School Diploma and
  • More than 18 years old.

Skin Care program complying with current regulation for Facial Specialist License in Florida. Our program is approved by the Commission for Independent Education and the Florida Board of Cosmetology. 

Graduates have to apply for Florida license through Cosmetology Board. Applicant must possess a Social Security number to apply for a license with a DBPR.

Become a Facial Specialist in Florida

class module

There are several chapters or modules to complete the Skin Care Program. After each chapter students must pass an exam on the theory learned and at the end of the course students must successfully pass the practical and written exam to obtain the Diploma of Skin Care.

Skin care Diploma is a program to teach the skincare in Miami, the course to graduate as esthetician at Florida Medical & Aesthetic International School

Facial Protocols

Students will learn different protocols according to the classification of skin type and its characteristics. Types of face mask are included.


Makeup Application

Students will learn how to apply makeup, the color used, the types of products and certain types of facial shapes, and day and night makeup.

Skin Care Course Description


Students will leant the steps of hair removal techniques, the types of wax products and supplies needed, as well as skill development .

Become a Facial Specialist in Florida graduating for the Skin Care Program

Eyes and Brows

This module includes eyebrow and eyelash tinting, as well as eyelash extension application and eyebrow design.


What is the content and how is this Skin Care Program taught?

Theoretical classes

  • The Florida Law chapter includes study on an overview of cosmetology law and rules and regulations in relation to consumer protection for both health and economic matters. This course teaches the Regulation of Professions and Occupations pertaining to Cosmetology and Facial Specialist and all rules set by the Department of Business and Professional Regulations. The study of all laws that define the limitations and rulemaking authority of the Board of Cosmetology and understand the qualification for licensure, license renewal, salon inspections and the definitions used in Chapter 477 pertaining to specialty registration set by the Department of Professional Regulations (DBPR) and process to obtain proper State licenses (5 Clock Hours).

The skin theory has been divided into different classes for better understanding and evaluation of the students. This course includes the study of the structure and composition of the integumentary system. Students will learn histology of the skin and hair of the tissue as well as the study of function of the skin, cell replacements, glands of the skin, and nutrition for the skin. Students will be instructed in the analysis and classification of skin, performing skin analysis, Fitzpatrick scale and different skin types. The composition, structure and function of the skin that will also be learned to help students know what effects the service performed will have on the client’s skin. Before performing services or selecting products, the client’s skin type and conditions must be analyzed, and appropriate skin care treatment should be determined (50 Clock Hours).

Students will learn the composition of the skin and classification of lesions in primary, secondary and tertiary. One of the objectives of this course is for students to be able to recognize the symptoms and signs of the most frequent skin diseases and disorders that they may find in their aesthetic practice, as well as to distinguish the differentiation between a chronic, acute or inflammatory disease diseases that cannot be treated by the facial specialist. Some of the skin disorders like eczema, acne, rosacea, psoriasis and their relationship to skin types will be discussed (15 Clock Hours).

This course teaches, as part of the general knowledge of skin theory, chapters related to bones, muscles and nerves of the face and neck. The basic movements of facial massage and techniques with oils, creams or lotions are described. Other chapters include massage or treatment of the face, neck or scalp with or without the use of mechanical devices that use oils, creams, lotions or other cosmetic products used to cleanse and condition the skin, to prevent or correct problems or conditions of the face, neck and scalp and to color and beautify the face, neck and scalp or enhance its features. Students will understand how to select techniques based on skin condition. (10 Clock Hours).

Students will learn how to handle a first basic consultation in person, how to create a “greeting plan” and make an appointment by phone. Students also will learn how to prepare an interview with the client and discuss customer expectations. How to perform a skin analysis an develop a treatment plan after client evaluation is part of this class (5 Clock Hours).

Students will learn the components of the endocrine system, endocrine glands and their functions, which is part of the necessary knowledge of skin theory to become an effective facial specialist. The student will develop an understanding of the role of the endocrine system in the skin development and its normal physiology and the effects of the hormonal change on the skin and the benefits and nature of light therapy in the production of Vit D as endocrine receptor. Basic knowledge of the most common disorders of the endocrine system glands and their manifestations in the skin and its appendages will be included (5 Clock Hours).

Students will learn the use of chemical agents to disinfect implements and equipment in the salon and promote, and protect, good health in the community. In order to define terms and to describe and clarify bacteria in relationships to the spread of disease, participants will learn types of bacteria with emphasis in bacterial growth and symptoms of bacterial infections. They will explore the function of the autoclave, type of disinfectant agents used in skin care, and the precautions related to sterilization and sanitation. Application of sterilization and sanitation methods, classification of pathogenic bacteria and know how pathogenic bacteria cause diseases, example of cutibacterium acnes (propionibacterium acnes). Using universal precaution, identify decontamination procedures to ensure the safety of the client and Lab/classroom participants (10 Clock Hours).

Students will learn the basic scientific principles in cosmetic science, definition and composition of skin care cosmetics. Effect of chemistry of cosmetics on the skin, safety of cosmetic and skin preparation. Basic skin care products, ingredients and choosing a product line. Type of products in the market; cleanser, moisturizing, humectants, chemical filters and sunscreen classifications among other (8 Clock Hours).

Students will learn the history of hair removal and the different types of hair removal techniques, in order to remove superfluous hair on the head, face or neck through epilation and/or depilation, excluding electrolysis. Benefits and complications of each technique are included. Proper steps in removing hair through the most commonly used techniques such as tweezing, waxing, and chemical depilatories will be taught. In addition, this class includes an understanding of safety precautions to be followed in the use of electrical devices and in waxing and chemicals applications. (2.5 Clock Hours).

Students will receive theoretical knowledge on the correct application of makeup, how to use the color wheel, characteristics of day and night makeup, and makeup procedures. (2 Clock Hours).

Students will learn polarity and current flow, types of electricity, measurements and safety precautions. The use of electrical modalities, and understanding electrical equipment, for facials and skin care purposes. A chapter to describe the benefits and nature of light therapy, types of energy light and the use of lamp is included Set up, use, and maintenance of electrical devices. The use and types of magnifying lamp (8 Clock Hours).

Students will learn professional ethics, integrity and attitudes. Setting up a Salon or starting a business, record keeping, insurance and compensation package and payroll deduction. Salon license application requirements (2 Clock Hours).

Students will learn the components of the basic facial treatment and perform the step-by- step facial treatment. They will also be prepared to recognize and understand the various ingredients used in facial packs and masks and appropriate used it according with the skin type. Study of protocols for manual and mechanical facials including masks, superficial chemical peels, skin moisturizing, galvanic current techniques, depigmentation and skin nutrition. Students will learn a broad range of facial techniques to optimize the results of facial treatments when dealing with varying skin. Protocols for each type of skin and the use of proper steps and safety precautions in giving facial treatments for varied types of skin will be learned. Exfoliation techniques, whether manual, mechanical or chemical, including microdermabrasion and chemical peeling, will be taught to prepare students for practical activities. They will also learn products, devices and types of chemicals that estheticians must use according to the different types of exfoliations (66 Clock Hours).

Practical Hours/Lab

Students will practice practical application of all subjects taught, and perform various clinical services under the direct supervision of the instructor. The following activities will be considered services: facial and client consultation/skin analysis; exfoliation, either manual, mechanical or chemical; cleansing; toning; manipulations; and packs, masks, or other treatments as needed (67.5 Clock Hours).

  • Facials, manual and mechanical, including masks, packs or treatments which must be performed on a variety of skin types including normal, oily, dry, combination, problem, and mature. (40 Clock Hours) (40 Services)

  • Facials, manual and mechanical, including masks, packs or treatments which must be performed on a variety of skin types including normal, oily, dry, combination, problem, and mature. (40 Clock Hours) (40 Services)

  • Hair removal, including tweezing, waxing, threading, and sugaring. (5 Clock Hours) (20 Services)

  • Lash and brow tinting. (5 Clock Hours) (10 Services)

  • Makeup application for both daytime and nighttime looks. (5 Clock Hours) (10 Services)

  • Eyelash application, including strip lashes, individual lashes, and semi-permanent lashes. (10 Clock Hours) (10 Services)

  • Manual Extractions. (1.25 Clock Hours) (5 Services)

Become a Facial Specialist in Florida doing waxing, facial techniques, eyelash care, tinting and other

What is my total cost?

Applicants can apply for a payment plan beginning with a downpayment of 50%

Specialized Courses

The Skin Care specialist has several campuses to specialize in and can select a specific area such as hair removal, body treatment, micropigmentation, eyelash extension, eyebrow design, treatment of signs of aging, facial techniques or request Aesthetic Medical Assistant.

Lash Extension

  • Eyelash application, including strip lashes, individual lashes, and semi-permanent lashes. (10 Clock Hours) (10 Services)


Proper steps in removing hair through the most commonly used of waxing techniques, and the products used for different body areas.

Body Treatment Specialist

 Body treatment includes cellulite reduction and body contouring through endermologie, body wrap and radiofrequency & cavitation. 

Medical Aesthetician

This is a licensed esthetician with Medical Assistant certification who has been trained in a 60-hour advanced esthetics course.