NEXT CLASS: October 15-16, 2022
9:00am -- 5:00pm

Advanced classes at Atelier Esthetique require a New York State esthetician license or other professional licensing, including Cosmetologists (or equivalent professional governing body designation), Licensed Registered Nurse (RN), Licensed Practicing Nurse (LPN), Physicians' Assistant (PA), Physician, Massage Therapist, or Acupuncturist (Laser Class and Microneedling only). Exceptions may be made for graduate students in the above fields or in their last quarter of study. Speak to our Enrollment Director, Regina Manning at (212) 725-6130 x103, to discuss your current situation.

Microdermabrasion Advanced Training for Estheticians
Certificate 15-Hour Course

Microdermabrasion exfoliates dead skin, diminishes sun damage, pigmentation, open and closed comedones, fine lines and wrinkles, and coarse textured skin.

Course Offering Includes:

  • Definition and Types of Exfoliation
  • Introduction to Microdermabrasion
  • State Regulation and Scope of Practice
  • Review FDA's Role in the Classification of Machines
  • Review Standard Safety Precautions
  • Chemistry of Skin as it Relates to Microdermabrasion
  • Client Medical History, Consultation, and Skin Evaluation
  • Contraindications to Treatment
  • Pre-Treatment Protocol
  • Microdermabrasion Treatment Protocol (includes demonstration)
  • Post Treatment Protocol
  • Recommended Home Care
  • Client Follow-up
  • Review: Questions and Answers
  • Hands-on Practice of Microdermabrasion Procedure


Microdermabrasion is an exfoliation treatment designed to remove the upper layers of damaged and dying skin cells, which tend to give your skin an overall dull appearance and betray signs of sun damage. After the top layer of skin cells has been removed, the skin should look more radiant and should feel refreshed. This treatment can be used to target specific problems like dark spots on face, acne scars, and hyperpigmentation induced by pregnancy.

Microdermabrasion is a term used to describe a number of different procedures which exfoliate the skin. During this procedure, the top layer of the epidermis is removed. Your dead skin cells are subsequently vacuumed up, revealing healthy skin. The whole procedure is quick and painless, generally taking 30-45 minutes, depending on the condition of your skin.

This procedure has two main types of microdermabrasion; crystal-based and non-crystal.

  • The crystal-based microdermabrasion technique uses very fine crystals that are projected at the skin at relatively high speed. Such machines usually have a tool tip that gently suctions the skin while delivering the crystals with a blast of air. As the crystals come in contact with the skin, they scrape off the upper-most layer of cells, and are then sucked back into the machine. After the crystal microdermabrasion procedure is complete, any particles that are left on the skin are gently wiped off.
  • Non-crystal microdermabrasion is used to describe procedures that don't use crystals, and instead utilized diamond-tipped tooltips. During such procedures, the skin is scraped by the tool tip, and the dead skin cells are suctioned into a special cartridge as they become dislodged.
  • It is important to note that regardless of which procedure is utilized, the suctioning is quite mild and does not cause broken capillaries in most patients. The vacuuming action is specifically created to be just strong enough to pull away dead skin cells, but without significant pulling or tugging on the skin.
The recovery from this procedure is relatively quick. You may notice some redness and tenderness after the procedure, but you will not need to make special plans for recovery and can typically attend social events afterwards. However, your sun sensitivity will increase after microdermabrasion, which makes it important to wear a strong sunscreen.

Upon completion student receives a Certificate. All classes/courses NYSED approved.

For more information contact the school at (212) 725-6130 or use the form on this page.

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