Overview of the Para-medical Esthetics course

This educational activity has been approved for 10 CEs


Please read the following prior to signing up for the class. Please contact us at: [email protected] with any questions before or during your course. Please download the power point located after the welcome video, you will need if for the lectures.

Our Para-Medical Esthetics on-line course was exclusively created for estheticians and cosmetologists who practice skin care within the scope of their license. Or an individual who is enrolled in a state board approved esthetician or cosmetology school currently and is interested in Clinical esthetics. 

Please Note: This course contains a series of medical esthetics lectures on the topics outlined at the bottom of this page, and some demonstrations. It requires time and focus to learn these clinical esthetics topics and can be an intense study for some individuals due to the technical nature of the lectures. This material is best suited for those who are serious about working in a medical esthetics setting or want to know about clinical skin care and are dedicated to learning about this science.

This course is for knowledge purposes but every skin therapist must still practice within their scope of practice ( *what their state license allows). Taking this course and earning this certificate will not allow you to work outside your scope of practice.

Whether it is your goal to work in a plastic surgeon's office, medical-spa, or you would like more in-depth knowledge of this topic so that you can better educate and direct your clients, this course is for you!

In this filmed on-line course, Michele Phelan, RA, LE, CIDESCO and Bradley A. Greene, MD, MBA FACS, teach you what you need to know to get started working in the medical esthetics arena. Below there is a list overview of each class section and what it includes.

In this course there are self quizzes at the end of most sections, some homework that needs to be emailed into your educator, and a final test at the end, which will be emailed to you by your instructor once all requirements have been completed. Once the final test has been completed and you pass with a 75% pass mark or higher your certificate will be signed by Dr. Bradley, Greene and sent to you.

Downloading the power point is required as it coincides with the lectures (video) and you can take notes on it if you print it out. The power point that can be downloaded can be found after the welcome video. Otherwise you may want to use a split screen so that you can view and listen to the lectures while following the power point for the best results. Published articles written by the educator have been included after certain sections and should be downloaded  and read as they compliment the lectures. The lessons are meant to be viewed and studied  in chronological order but they can be re watched as necessary. 

Look for the live demonstrations! There is a live demo of botox and fillers after the filler section, a demo of manual eye area lymphatic drainage after the lymphatic drainage lecture, a skin extraction demo after the acne lecture and a live demo of botox and a discussion about an eye lift surgery after the facial plastic surgery section. Also look for four demonstrations of different types of laser procedures after the laser lecture. Lastly there is a  video on the discussion of treating submental fat and skin tightening modalities at the end of the Chemical peels lecture in section 2.

This course is self paced. There is not a time line on how quickly you can complete the course. It is approximately 18 hours of video time and an additional 2 hours given to home work and quizzes. In the power point section you will find requests for taking quizzes and turning in homework. Please follow instructions and contact your educator with any questions. You have 40 days from the time you sign up for this course until all homework is due and the final test needs to be completed. Your test will be sent to you once you have informed us that you are ready and you will have 1 hour to complete the test and return it to us. If you require more time to complete the course, please contact your instructor as soon as possible.

When you have questions or comments you can contact your educator: Michele Phelan or educator assistant: Christine Collins at [email protected]. They will contact you asap.

Prior to beginning the course please email a copy of your professional license or verification letter from current esthetics school that you are attending to: [email protected]

Please note: This class is available to you for 40 days from the start time. If you need more time to complete the course, please ask for an extension. No refunds once purchased.

Lesson List



Class Introduction


Part 1

Part 1 - Section 1: What is Paramedical Esthetics?

Part 1 - Section 2: Skin Science

Part 1 - Section 3: Fitzpatrick and Rubin’s Skin Typing

Part 1 - Section 4: Understanding Melatin

Part 1 - Section 5: Bones of the Face

Part 1 - Section 6: Understanding Facial Muscles

Part 1 - Section 7: Basic Medical Terminology

Part 1 - Section 8: A Little About Wound Care

Part 1 - Section 9: Medical Esthetics and Working with a Physician

Part 1 - Section 10: MLD/Understanding the Lymphatic System

Part 1 - Section 11: Understanding Acne

Part 1 - Section 12: Understanding Acne Rosacea

Part 1 - Section 13: Other Skin Disorders

Part 1 - Section 14: Skin Cancer

Part 1 - Section 15: An Interview with Michele Phelan


Part 2

Part 2 - Dr. Greene Introduction & Course Overview

Part 2 - Section 1: Anatomy of a Medical Chart

Part 2 - Section 2: Advanced Facial Anatomy

Part 2 - Section 3: Neuromodulators

Part 2 - Section 4: Soft Tissue Fillers

Part 2 - Section 5: Cosmetic Lasers

Part 2 - Section 6: Chemical Peels (Exfoliation)

Part 2 - Section 7: Facial Aesthetic Surgery

Part 2 - Section 8: Pre/Post Care & Judgment

Part 2 - Section 9: Sanitation/Sterilization

Part 2 - Section 10: Non-Medical Considerations