Expand Your Esthetician Knowledge and Services With Advanced Esthetics Training

In the ever-evolving world of beauty and skincare, staying up to date on the latest cutting-edge equipment and innovations in the esthetics industry is essential. One of the best ways to accomplish this is by obtaining a certification in advanced esthetics.

If you’re ready to expand your career potential but need help figuring out where to start, we’re here to help.

This article will discuss what advanced esthetics training entails, the job opportunities it will open up, and some common questions regarding certification.

What Is Advanced Esthetics Training?

Basic esthetics training gives students foundational knowledge of skincare techniques that allow them to perform facials, waxing, makeup application, etc.

Advanced or master esthetics training expands upon this knowledge. It covers a broader skill set that prepares students to perform advanced procedures such as laser hair removal, microneedling, skin resurfacing, laser tattoo removal, and more.

An advanced esthetics certification positions professional estheticians to qualify for a wider variety of jobs within the industry. Graduates most commonly secure jobs within medical environments.

FAQs Regarding Advanced Esthetician Training

Whether you’re a beginner in skincare and beauty or a seasoned esthetics professional, you likely have some questions about the nuances of advanced certification.

What does the curriculum look like for an advanced esthetics program?

Since requirements for advanced esthetician certification vary from state to state, it’s essential to research the curriculum of any esthetician program that you consider enrolling in.

What Is Covered During Advanced Esthetics Training?

Our 500-hour program is designed to equip students with the knowledge and experience to succeed and thrive in advanced esthetic roles.

Spectrum’s advanced medical esthetics and laser program is structured to go beyond Oregon state requirements for certification.

Students receive training in proper and safe practices, including:

  • ANSI and OSHA standards
  • Standard operating procedures for lasers and light-based devices
  • Potential hazards, complications, common indications, and post-procedure education, as well as units on exfoliation treatments with both mechanical and chemical modalities
  • Medical skincare
  • CPR and First Aid certification

We employ educators who are industry experts committed to students’ success. Our instructors are fully certified as master educators and estheticians and have logged thousands of sessions using the treatments and devices covered in our curriculum.

This program’s curriculum includes training in the latest innovations and techniques in the industry, including:

  • Photo Rejuvenation
  • Skin Rejuvenation
  • Dyschromia Reduction
  • Tattoo Removal
  • Body Contouring
  • Cellulite Reduction
  • Cutera XEO Laser Genesisᴿ
  • RF Microneedling
  • Hydrafacialᴿ
  • Coolsculptingᴿ
  • Clear+Brilliantᴿ
  • Ultheraᴿ

And much more!

What Is the Highest Level of Esthetician?

Although tiers may vary from state to state, the highest level of esthetic certification across the board is advanced/master.

Advanced or master estheticians receive more training hours, learn more advanced techniques, and qualify for a broader range of positions than those only certified at the basic/standard esthetician tier.

All 50 states currently offer basic or standard esthetician licenses, while only a few offer higher tiers of certification. Always be sure to research the requirements that will apply to you.

Do You Have To Practice as an Esthetician Before Becoming an Advanced Esthetician?

Hands-on experience can be helpful during your training, but prior practice as an esthetician is optional to pursue certification as an advanced esthetician.

The primary barrier to entry into an advanced esthetician certification program is that applicants must have completed basic/standard certification. Every state operates differently.

Whether you choose to obtain your certifications back-to-back or take some time to gain industry experience is up to you.

Can You Complete Your Advanced Esthetics Training Online?

While some advanced esthetics training programs may offer fully online training, Spectrum offers both an onsite full time option and a hybrid program that combines flexibility and hands-on experience with highly qualified instructors. Our full time program takes about 4 months to complete and our hybrid program takes approximately ten months to complete.

As a student of Spectrum’s full time program, you will complete your theory portion in the classroom with your fellow students and instructor. As a student of Spectrum’s hybrid advanced esthetics program, you will complete your theory portion online through our secure portal.

The hands-on portion of your training will be provided at our location in Tigard, where you will receive individualized mentoring with our specially trained staff and state-of-the-art equipment.

As you progress into your senior level, you will begin treating real clients in our Medspa setting.

6 Possible Job Opportunities for an Advanced Esthetician

Thanks to the booming beauty industry, there is more demand than ever for certified estheticians. According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of skincare specialists is projected to grow 17 percent from 2021 to 2031 – far higher than the average rate for all occupations.

Obtaining an advanced esthetician certification will allow you to qualify for a much more expansive variety of roles within the rapidly growing esthetics industry.

When you receive your certification through Spectrum, you can rest easy knowing that our team is dedicated to providing you with as much support as possible following your certification.

Our reputation allows us to connect graduates with physicians’ offices, dermatologists, plastic surgeons, medispas, and aesthetic companies seeking new employees. We also offer business development support to students driven to start their medical esthetics business.

Ready to learn more about what opportunities lie ahead?

Here are six promising career prospects for certified advanced estheticians:

#1: Clinical Esthetician

A clinical Esthetician is a skincare professional specializing in skin treatments and procedures in a medical setting. They often work under the supervision of a dermatologist or plastic surgeon.

Clinical Estheticians may specialize in treatments such as:

  • Laser hair removal
  • Skin resurfacing
  • Cryolipolysis or Coolsculpting
  • RF Microneedling
  • Cellulite reduction
  • Collagen induction therapy
  • Tattoo removal
  • Acne treatments
  • Pre- and post-operative care
  • And more

#2: Laser Hair Removal Technician

Laser hair removal technicians use laser technology to reduce unwanted hair safely. This technique involves using a laser or intense pulsed light device that delivers short, high-intensity bursts of energy that injure the hair follicle so it can no longer produce hair.

#3: Business Development Manager

A business development manager or BDM works for a skincare or aesthetic device company and supports the growth of the clinic or spa.

A business  development manager’s duties may include:

  • Communicating monthly specials to clients and assisting in placing orders for products
  • Supporting clients’ business goals by managing inventory of the product being supported
  • Promoting, participating, and engaging in special events, open houses, and holiday events that a clinic or spa may be hosting
  • Providing staff education on the skincare or aesthetic device
  • Attending esthetic conferences and conventions and providing support at a trade show

#4: Capital Equipment Rep

A capital equipment rep sells aesthetic equipment to a clinic or spa.

A capital equipment rep’s duties may include:

  • Making cold calls to offices, spas, or clinics
  • Providing follow-up when a clinic or spa inquires through the company website
  • Attends trade shows to support a booth at the trade show selling the device
  • Provides demos of the device during a sales event

#5: Advanced Device Trainer

Advanced device trainers travel to the clinic or spa that has purchased a device and spend time training the staff on the use of the device so they can safely treat clients.

An advanced device trainer’s duties may include:

  • Coordinating travel and training times with the clinic or spa
  • Educating the staff of the clinic or spa on the purpose and functions of the device
  • Demonstrating the use of the device
  • Training the staff on the hands-on use of the device
  • Verifying the staff’s competency on the device
  • Providing ongoing support for a period of time after training

#6: Consultant

In this role, advanced estheticians consult with new spas, businesses, or clinics to offer business growth support, recommendations on equipment purchases, menu building, skincare products, space design, and more.  

Spectrum Advanced Aesthetics: Offering Premier Advanced Esthetics Training in Oregon

If you’re ready to expand your career potential by obtaining an advanced esthetics certification, Spectrum is here to help.

Our mission is to elevate students by utilizing the real-world experience of our educators, state-of-the-art equipment, and in-depth skincare product knowledge. We continue supporting graduates’ careers with access to advanced study courses, resources, and mentorship.

Ready to take the next step in your esthetics training journey? Contact us.

The content in this blog is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.