Master Esthetics Curriculum

Course Titles and Hours of Instruction

Master Esthetician has the training and scope of practice that allows the esthetician to treat the epidermis. Regulations for State of Virginia Board of Barber and Cosmetology as it applies to Master Esthetics; The esthetics curriculum and hours of instruction in this technology shall consist of 600 hours or equivalent credit hours and shall include, but not be limited to, the following:

1. Orientation, advanced business subjects, and infection control – minimum of 45 hours of instruction Total Instruction Lecture/ Theory Clinic/ Skills
#399 – Orientation & Introduction Esthetics Industry 7 7 0
#408 Marketing and Retail Home Care 7 14 0
#409 Ethics and Professional Conduct 7 14 0
#460B State Board Theory 24 24 0
Total Orientation, Advanced Business Subjects and Infection Control Hours 45 45 0
2. Laws and regulations – minimum of 10 hours of instruction. Total Instruction Lecture/ Theory Clinic/ Skills
#460B State Board Theory 10 10 0
Total Laws and Regulations Hours 10 10 0
3. Advanced anatomy and physiology – minimum of 65 hours of instruction.  Total Instruction Lecture/ Theory Clinic/ Skills
#411 Biochemical and Ingredient Knowledge 25 25 0
#418 Infection Control- Microbiology/Bacteriology-Bloodborne Pathogens 30 30 0
#410 Cosmetics, Cosmeceutical, and Medicine- At Home Product Protocol Design 10 5 5
Total Advanced Anatomy and Physiology Hours 65 60 5
 4. Advanced skin care and modalities – minimum of 90 hours of instruction.
Microdermabrasion 40 Performance Time – 30 minutes per Performance
Total Instruction Lecture/ Theory Clinic/ Skills
#400 Epidermal Cell Therapy Infection Control – 6 3 3
#404 Nutrition and Metabolism 4 2 2
#425 Epidermal Cell Therapy & Advanced Makeup 6 2 4
#424 Microdermabrasion Crystal/ Particle 12 2 10
#420 Microdermabrasion Crystal Free? 12 2 10
 #450 IECT Practical Facial (2.5 x 20) 50 50 0
Total Advanced Skin care and Modalities Hours 90 11 79
5. Advanced procedures and chemical exfoliation – minimum of 270 hours of instruction
Advanced Treatments 40 Performance Time – 20 minutes per Performance Chemical Exfoliation 75 Performance Time 20 minutes per Performance
Total Instruction Lecture/ Theory Clinic/ Skills
#450 IECT Practical Facial 15 15 0
#460A State Board Facial 45 45 0
#460B State Board Theory 19 19 0
#403 Medical Terminology 5 2.5 2.5
#416 How to Chart 55 55 0
#406 Ethnic Skincare – Jessner’s 11.5 2 9.5
#427 Causes of Aging – TCA 20% 11.5 2 9.5
#405 Chemical Exfoliation Stratum Granulosum 12 2 10
#415 Permanent Hair Removal-Laser, IPL, Electrology Methods 25 25 0
#414 Use of Laser, LED, IPL, Therapy 7 2 5
#423 Advanced Hair Removal – 4 2 2
#401 Fundamentals of Protocol Design 60 60 0
 Total Advanced Procedures and Chemical Exfoliation Hours 270 171.5 98.5
 6. Lymphatic drainage – minimum of 120 hours of instruction
Lymphatic Drainage 50 Performance Time 10 minutes per Performance
Total Instruction Lecture/ Theory Clinic/ Skills
#419 Advanced Body Lymphatic System 14 11 3
#421 Lymphatic Drainage Subcutaneous Layer & Immune System 14 11 3
#407 Psychology and Psycodermatological Disorders 14 11 3
#417 Plastic Surgery Pre & Post-Operative 14 11 3
#412 Cosmetic Injectables Fibroblast and Muscular 14 11 3
 #450 IECT Practical Facial (1 x 20) 20 50 30 20
Total Lymphatic Drainage Hours
120 85 35
  Total Instruction Lecture/ Theory Clinic/ Skills
Total Hours 600 382.5 217.5

Course Titles by Week

#399 Orientation & Introduction Esthetics Industry


#400 Epidermal Cell Therapy Infection Control


#423 Advanced Hair Removal


#401 Fundamentals of Protocol Design


#424 Microdermabrasion Therapies Crystal/ Particle


#401 Fundamentals Protocol Design


#420 Advanced Facial Therapies – Microdermabrasion Crystal-Free


#401 Fundamentals Protocol Design


#406 Ethnic Skincare – Jessner


#427 Causes of Aging – TCA 20%


#403 Medical Terminology


#421 Lymphatic Drainage Therapies – Subcutaneous Layer & Immune System


#412 Cosmetic Injectables – Fibroblas & Muscular System & Hyaluronic


#401 Fundamentals of Skin – Protocol Design


#419 Advanced Body Treatments Lymphatic Systems


#414 Use of Lasers, LED, IPL Therapy, Medical Board


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