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Medical Spa Advanced Therapist Diploma

Medical Spa Advanced Therapist Diploma in Markham

Get in touch with Redwood Beauty College for a Medical Spa Advanced Therapist Diploma in Markham. We have a qualified team of highly-skilled and experienced instructors who will guide you through our current and comprehensive curriculum. Additionally, we invite guest speakers and conduct field trips for enhanced learning and understanding. Besides, we have built good connections with well-known leaders in the industry. Enroll today!


Course Description
This comprehensive diploma program is designed to offer the trainees exposure to a variety of advanced skincare, laser, light–based and radio frequency services. Upon completion, the graduate will be able to offer numerous skin care and laser services in a medispa, laser clinic, dermatology clinic, advanced spa or wellness centre. The graduate will be extremely marketable as a Medical Spa Therapist professional and will be able to join this rapidly expanding, multi-billion dollar anti-aging industry.


Grade 12 or Mature Student Status (18 years +) with passing score on Wonderlic Form A Metric Test

Graduation Requirements

Student must obtain a 70% overall average with no grade less than 60% in all examinations, to be awarded the Diploma (please refer to the Student Handbook for complete details)

Course Length

22 weeks full time Mon - Fri 9:30 AM - 2:30 PM

Here are some of the highlights of the training:

  • Client selection, consultation, and charting

  • Treatment package sales techniques

  • Treatment protocols, pre-treatment, and post-care

  • Laser techniques and modalities (Medlite, Picoway, GentleMax, Icon, EndyMed, Nordlys, Thermage, Ultherapy)

  • Basic, advanced, and exfoliating facial treatments (Hydrfacial, Microdermabrasion, Hyfrecator 2000)

  • Retail products for home care (Skinceuticals, Babor)

  • How to combine procedures with other services to enhance results and clinic revenues

  • Oncology aesthetics treatment protocols

Course Modules

  • Module 1: Skin Care and Facials Fundamentals (4 weeks)

  • Module 2: Advanced Skin Care (4 weeks)

  • Module 3: Advanced Techniques and Exfoliants (4 weeks)

  • Module 4: Cosmetic LASER Physics and Modalities (4 weeks)

  • Module 5: Medispa Operations Management (2 weeks)

  • Module 6: Introduction to Injectables (1 week)

  • Module 7: Clinic Operations and Job Readiness Coaching (3 weeks)

In-clinic, Practical Hands-on of the Following Services

  • Variety of Facial Treatments using the latest techniques

  • Fractional resurfacing treatment for wrinkles

  • Radio frequency skin tightening and lifting

  • Microdermabrasion

  • Photo rejuvenation for hyperpigmentation clarity

  • Chemical Peels

  • Acne and acne scar treatment

  • Body contouring

  • Cellulite reduction

  • Vascular reduction

  • Laser hair removal

  • Dermaplaning

  • Microneedling, Collagen Induction Therapy

  • Pricing, marketing, and branding

  • Job readiness coaching

  • Variety of field trips and guest speakers

Module 1 – Skincare and Facials Fundamentals (4 weeks)

  • Your professional Image

  • Sanitation and Sterilization methods

  • Skin anatomy and physiology

  • Skin typing and conditions

  • Skin disorders and diseases

  • Skincare products (Eve Taylor)

  • Client medical history and general consent forms

  • Facial equipment (Steamer, High frequency, ultrasonic, galvanic)

  • Facial modalities

  • Basic facial treatments (classic facial, back facial)

  • Massage techniques (Swedish massage and facial lymphatic drainage massage)

Module 2 – Advanced Skincare (4 weeks)

  • Introduction to skin health and basic nutrition

  • Cosmetic ingredients

  • Advanced Skin Assessment and Analysis

  • Customized facial for a variety of skin conditions

  • Holistic skin care – Chinese Acupressure, Facial Cupping

  • Oncology skin care

Module 3 - Advanced Techniques and Exfoliants (4 weeks)

  • History of exfoliants

  • Assessing client suitability

  • Indications and contraindications

  • Understanding wound healing

  • Microdermabrasion and other methods of advanced exfoliants

  • Introduction to chemical peels – AHA, BHA, AFA, Designer Peels

  • Introduction to medical skin care lines (Alumier, Obagi, Image, Skinceuticals, PCA)

  • Dermaplaning procedure

  • Epidermal Collagen Induction Therapy (MCIT) – Microneedling and MicroPen

  • Delivery of OxyGeneo

  • Delivery of microdermabrasion treatments

  • Delivery of chemical peels

  • Healing peeled or exfoliated skin

Module 4 – Cosmetic LASER Physics and Modalities (4 weeks)

  • Laser hair removal

  • Photo facial for pigmented and vascular Lesions

  • Fractional and skin resurfacing

  • Acne treatments

  • Body contouring and cellulite reduction

  • Skin tightening

  • Introduction to laser tattoo removal

  • Carbon facial

  • Introduction to latest technologies and trends – feminine rejuvenation and laser hair stimulation

Module 5 – Medispa Operations Management (2 weeks)

  • Introduction to spa and medispa business operations

  • How to create a professional business plan

  • Financing your business

  • Understanding the balance sheet, income statement, and budgets

  • Understanding Key Performance Indicators (KPI)

  • Pricing strategies and medispa menu building

  • Services and retail sales in the medispa

  • Hiring, training, and proper staffing

  • Marketing, advertising, and promotions

  • How to post on social media platforms – Instagram, Facebook, and YouTube

  • Developing clinic protocols and professional code of ethics

  • Developing a medispa price menu and understanding pricing strategy

  • Project submission by end of program – “Medispa Business Plan”

Module 6 – Introduction to Injectables (1 week)

  • Introduction to advanced medical aesthetics procedures

  • Neuromodulator

  • Dermal fillers

  • Patient consultation and disclaimer forms

  • Pre and post care instructions

  • Neurotoxins and dermal fillers techniques and results

  • Pricing and booking

  • Practical demonstration by a medical professional

  • Field trip to a medispa

Module 7 – Clinic Operation and Job Readiness Coaching (3 weeks)

  • Review of clinic daily operations and professional protocols

  • Review of daily performance expectations during clinic hours

  • Client service and retention

  • Client booking using the Insight software system

  • Performing all services on clients in accordance to industry standards

  • Promoting series of treatments to achieve desired results

  • Marketing and retail product sales

  • Review of medispa business plan

  • Career opportunity and interview preparation

  • Job search and resume preparation assistance

  • Conducting mock interviews

  • Review of how to handle a variety of interview questions

  • On-line job search using a variety of applications

  • How to book a job interview

  • Discussion on how to proceed with entrepreneurial opportunities

Adopted Textbook
Milady’s Fundamentals Esthetics


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