Paramedical Esthetics Course

Advanced classes at Atelier Esthetique require an 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 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.

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What Is Paramedical Esthetics?

Paramedical Esthetics is an ADVANCED LEVEL OF PRACTICING ESTHETICS. An esthetician who studies Paramedical Esthetics analyzes skin, explains treatment options, makes product recommendations, and maintains a sanitary work space. They also perform advanced skin care treatments, apply camouflaging make-up, and usually work alongside a Physician, or in a medical setting. They often prepare a client's skin before any other advanced procedures or surgery by a doctor. An esthetician experienced in Paramedical Esthetics also consults with clients and assists in the proper post-procedure care in order to promote healthy healing and optimal results.

Course Overview

This specialized 75-hour curriculum is designed to prepare the professional esthetician to work in a medical environment. An esthetician experienced in Paramedical Esthetics usually works in a medical office with all job duties carried out under the direction or supervision of a Plastic Surgeon or Dermatologist.

Medical esthetics has become one of the fastest growing components of the esthetics profession! Those with training in Paramedical Esthetics realize increased earnings potential as well as increased job/career opportunities.

An esthetician must have special skills and knowledge to work at an advanced level of skin care. This includes, but is not limited to, advanced skin care procedures, patient physiology, cosmetic ingredients, and pre/post procedure consultations with patients. Each of these components are required in the delivery of dramatic, results-oriented skin care treatments for the client/patient.

This course is designed to provide an esthetician with the ability to work at the optimal level of skill and knowledge within the scope of their esthetics practice.

Estheticians working in a Paramedical Esthetics setting often work directly with patients who have undergone a variety of medical procedures designed to improve and affect the their skin. Students will learn how to evaluate and consult with clients and patients and to perform chemical peels, microdermabrasion, and other clinical skin care treatments that are in high-demand and deliver dramatic results!

This program will include classroom training and live demonstrations. You will also get to meet and learn from guest speakers and representatives from a variety of well-known companies in the skin care industry!

Topics covered in this Paramedical Esthetics program include:

  • Anatomy & Physiology of the Skin
  • Skin Histology (diseases and disorders)
  • Camouflage Make-up Techniques
  • Health and Safety Procedures
  • Medical Terminology
  • Lasers and Skin Care Devices
  • LED Light Therapy
  • Microderm / Hydradermabrasion
  • Microneedling
  • PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma)
  • Chemical Peels
  • Pharmacology / Topical Medications
  • Intro to Neurotoxins / Dermal Fillers
  • Micropigmentation / Permanent Makeup
  • Intro to Dermatology and Plastic Surgery Procedures
  • Non-invasive Body Contouring
  • Pre/Post-Surgical Skin Care
  • Introduction to Skin Care in Oncology Patients
PREREQUISITES: Completion of a 600-hour esthetics course and a New York State Esthetics license.