Skin Care Program

Learn the Art and Science of
Skin Care in our Program.

Florida Medical & Aesthetic International School, a Florida licensed school, offers a Diploma Program for those interested in learning the art and science of skin care treatment in just 260 hours.

Skin Care Program is a course that prepares students to become licensed skin care specialists in Florida.  Students will learn how to perform skin care procedures on the face and body and help them to select the area of the aesthetic they prefer to specialize.

This course offers a Diploma/Certificate required to apply for a license in the State of Florida to become a licensed Facial Specialist.

Skin Care Specialist Program

The School is a licensed School by the Commission for Independent Education, and it is a provider approved by the Cosmetology Board to teach this Program. 

This diploma course contains the biological foundation of the skin, the procedures and techniques to maintain the health of the skin by correct cleansing methods, massage manipulation on the face, and the use of different esthetic machines and cleanser products or devices among other topics. Moreover, students will learn the different techniques for hair removal, makeup application, lash, and brow tinting, and they will be prepared to apply eyelashes including strip lashes and semi-permanent lashes, among other skin care procedures.

Skin Care Program Introduction

The objective of the program is to provide students with knowledge and skills in skin care to perform non-invasive skin care treatments with high quality and scientific-based services, with well-qualified graduates for employment who can register as facial specialists in the State of Florida, in accordance with the provisions of Florida laws. It is a comprehensive program that combines academic and practical aspects for a professional performance in services of different types and objectives. Skin Care includes theory classes that include a study of the structure of the skin, its functions, to recognize lesions and diseases of the skin. Techniques will be learned for the treatment of problem skin conditions such as oiliness, dryness, comedones, acne, discoloration, and scarring. The student will also become skilled at several cosmetic treatments such as make-up application, color analysis, ear piercing, lash & brow tinting, and others.

Medical Assistant Specialized in as Basic X-ray Machine operator

Skin Care Admission Requirements

You will need to enroll in this Program with:

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

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

After students meet all course requirements, they can register their respective license as Facial Specialist in the State of Florida

Courses and Licensing Requirements

The Skin Care program of Florida Medical & Aesthetic International School consist of:

  • 189 hours of theory (academic study) and
  • 71 hours of hands-on instruction and practice of applied skin care treatments.
Application for License in the State of Florida
  • Age: more than 16 years with high school diploma.
  • Education: Graduated from approved school by the Cosmetology Board (260 hours).
  • Inicial HIV/AIDS course.
  • Complete the application form (Social Security number is required).
  • Send the application fee.

Skin Care Students in Practice hours

The practice hours in the Skin Care Program include learning the techniques for waxing depilation, makeup techniques and types of cosmetics, eyelash extension, different protocols for facial techniques, and exfoliation procedures.

Skin Care Program Overview

Students at our Skin Care Program will also become skilled at several cosmetic treatments such as make-up application, color analysis, ear piercing, lash & brow tinting, and waxing. In addition, students will learn the composition and effect of cosmetics and the different aspects of the cosmeceutical field. Moreover, students will learn the process of applying light-weight eyelash extensions to make the eyelashes more natural extensions.

Course Outline

Program Description

Skin Care Specialist Program (SCA)

This is a resident training program consisting of 189 hours of theory (academic study) and practical lectures (lab hours) along with 71 hours of hands-on instruction and practice of applied skin care treatments. Students will be awarded a diploma upon program completion of 260 hours.  

HIV 101 Blood Borne Pathogens Training:

HIV/AIDS (4 Hours) This course teaches the students the origin, transmission, and prevention of HIV/AIDS. As required by Florida Statute (3 hours).

SCA 000 Florida State Law & Regulations:(5 hours)

The study of all laws pertaining to Skin Care set by the Department of Professional Regulations.

SCA 105 Skin Theory (50 Hours):

This course includes the study of the structure and composition of the tissue as well as the study of the function of the skin. Students will be instructed in the analysis and classification of skin, the different skin types, and knowledge related to skin care treatment. Before performing services or selecting products, the client’s skin type and conditions must be analyzed, and appropriate treatment determined.

SCA 110 Basic Dermatology and Skin Disorder (15 Hours):

Students will learn and understand the skin’s composition, recognition of skin diseases and disorders, and recognition of skin types.

SCA 115 Anatomy and Massage Manipulations (10 Hours):

This course teaches the bones, muscles, and nerves of the face and neck. Means of manipulations of the face to maintain muscle tone and increase circulation. The students will also learn how to use the correct products for the skin.

SCA 120 Consultations (5 Hours):

Students will learn how to handle a consultation in person or by telephone.

SCA 125 Physiologies and Endocrinology (5 Hours):

Students will learn the histology of the skin and hair. The composition, structure, and function of the skin will also be learned to help students know what effects the service performed will have on the client’s skin. Endocrinology will include the study of the endocrine glands and their function.

SCA 130 Bacteriology, Sterilization, and Hygiene (10 Hours):

Application of sterilization and sanitation methods, classification of pathogenic bacteria, and knowing how pathogenic bacteria cause diseases.

SCA 135 Chemistry and Proper Use of Products (8 Hours):

Students will learn the composition of cosmetics. Effect of the chemistry of cosmetics on the skin, the safety of cosmetic and skin preparation

SCA 140 Hair Removal (body waxing & brow shaping) (5 Hours):

Students will learn three methods of hair removal that include tweezing, waxing, and chemical depilatories. Safety of waxing and chemical depilatories will also be learned.

SCA 145 Make-up Application (2 Hours):

The students will learn correct application of makeup, how to use the color wheel, daywear make-up, evening make-up, and procedures of make-up.

SCA 150 Electricity, Lighting, and Magnification (8 Hours):

Students will learn polarity and current flow, measurements of electricity and safety precautions.

SCA 155 Professional Ethics and Salon Management (2 Hours):

Students will learn professional ethics, integrity, and attitudes. Setting up a Salon or starting a business, State regulation, obtaining proper licenses, advertising, record keeping, insurance and compensation package, and payroll deduction.

SCA 165 Applied Practical Hours/Lab (71 Hours):

Students will practice the practical application of all subjects taught to fellow students and clients.

  •  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. (30 Hours)
  • Set up, use and maintenance of electrical devices. (1 Hours)
  • Hair removal, including tweezing, waxing, threading, and sugaring. (10 Hours)
  • Makeup application for both daytime and nighttime looks. (10 Hours)
  • Lash and brow tinting. (2 Hours)
  • Eyelash application, including strip lashes, individual lashes, andsemi-permanent lashes.  (12 Hours)
  • Manual Extractions. (6 Hours).

Where to work as Esthetician

Graduates from Florida Medical & Asthetic International School have the opportunities to work in

  • Medical spas
  • Dermatology offices
  • Beauty and spa salon
  • Open your own Spa

This are the most common area where the Facial specialist works, but some of our graduates create their own business because we prepare them in business administration and in Florida regulations and law. Esthetician professional can work anywhere where aesthetic service are offered, even in medical clinics as part of the client’s rehabilitation process.