Clinical certificate amplifies Lakeland's esthetician program

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March 5, 2020
Lakeland College's School of Health and Wellness is growing with a new clinical esthetician certificate program.
The clinical esthetician program will share the same curriculum as Lakeland’s esthetician program, with a third semester of advanced courses focused on clinical procedures: clinical facials, laser technology, advanced chemical peels and microdermabrasion, micro-needling and dermaplaning.
 
Students will also study anatomy and physiology of the skin, immune functions, skin diseases and disorders, and advanced skin analysis to recognize a multitude of medical conditions.
 
“We are thrilled to see our program offerings expand with the clinical esthetician program. This program is a valuable opportunity for students to learn more skills necessary to provide personal services for esthetic or cosmetic enhancement,” says Janice Aughey, dean of the School of Health and Wellness, and Human Services.
 
Lakeland’s aim to provide hands-on learning opportunities with the latest technologies continues in the new certificate program. Students will learn and demonstrate their skills using the NuDermfix UNEX IPLaser 100, a multifunctional beauty machine, throughout the program and in the student-led spa.
 
“With this technology, we’re offering our students industry-leading practices that will set them apart when they enter the workforce. Based on industry and alumni feedback, this program is helping us meet a demand for existing estheticians to upgrade their skills so they can provide pampering services with results,” says Deb Minish, chair of the School of Health and Wellness.
 
Clinical esthetician graduates will be equipped with the knowledge and skills to qualify to work in a variety of settings including dermatology clinics, health and medi-spas, and beauty salons.
 
Individuals with an esthetician certificate, including past graduates of Lakeland’s esthetician program, may have the opportunity to complete clinical esthetician courses through continuing education at Lakeland.
 
For more information on the clinical esthetician program, please visit the program webpage.