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Professional Medical Esthetician Training in Ottawa

Course Objectives

The 21st century brought about a huge increase in human awareness of personal beauty and body care. Demand for qualified professionals in these fields is at an all-time high and still growing. A Versailles Academy diploma will qualify you to practice skin care on the face and body, and will allow you to confidently enter the esthetic profession.

Career Opportunities

Numerous career opportunities exist in spas, beauty institutes, health clubs, cruise ships, resorts and cosmetic firms. Many estheticians choose to open their own spa while others gain employment as teaching professionals, or work in cooperation with the medical field.

Course Start Dates

Courses start in September and January

Course Duration
40 weeks full-time
1070 hours

Monday through Friday

Professional Development

  • Personality development
  • Poise and posture
  • Ethics
  • Hygiene
  • Nutrition
  • History and career opportunities in cosmetics
  • Sterilization and sanitation

Facial Techniques

  • Basic knowledge of anatomy
  • Basic facial techniques 
  • Skin analysis
  • Knowledge of the many treatments suitable to skin type
  • Jacquet massage
  • Facial equipment
  • Décollette and facial massage
  • Knowledge of biological products and their application
  • Ampoule and vial techniques

Advanced Facial Techniques

  • Use of galvanic and high frequency
  • Eye treatment
  • Eyelash and eyebrow tint
  • Manual and mechanical lymphatic drainage
  • Aromatherapy and uses of essential oils
  • Neck treatment
  • Men's skin care
  • Enhanced facial peel

Medical Facial and Skin Care Therapy

  • Microdermabrasion
  • Chemical peels
  • Enzyme and peel alternatives
  • LED light therapy
  • Micro current
  • Ultrasound technology
  • Non-surgical face lifting
  • Advanced skin care products
  • Sun protection products
  • Pre- and post-treatment care
  • Post-treatment mineral make-up
  • Medical terminology for fillers and injectables 
  • Demo of; Dermaplaning Techniques, Micro Needling Procedures, IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) procedures


  • Anatomy of the nail
  • Nail disorders and diseases
  • Classic manicure procedure
  • Men's manicure
  • French manicure
  • Hand treatment
  • Paraffin wax treatment
  • Spa manicure
  • Hot stone massage
  • Advanced techniques
  • UV gel nail enhancement


  • Anatomy of the foot
  • Common foot problems
  • Pedicure procedure
  • Paraffin wax treatment
  • Spa pedicure
  • Hot stone massage

Make-Up Artistry

  • Colour Theory Concepts
  • Sanitation
  • Creating Your Canvas: Skin & Brows
  • Marketing: Social Media Portfolio
  • Daytime Make-Up
  • Corrective Make-Up Techniques: Facial Balance, Highlight & Contour
  • Evening Smokey-Eye Make-Up
  • Wing Liner & False Lash Application
  • Wedding Make-Up Applications & Trials
  • Soft Bridal Make-Up
  • Glamour Bridal Make-Up
  • Mature Skin Make-Up
  • HD Photography Make-Up
  • Black & White Photography Make-Up
  • Colour Photography Make-Up
  • TV & Film Make-Up
  • Runway Make-Up
  • Editorial High Fashion Make-Up
  • Introduction to SPFX and Injuries

Treatment of Superfluous Hair

  • Hair removal for face and body
  • Strip and hard wax removal techniques for face and body
  • Eyebrow shaping and tweezing
  • Demo of sugaring method

Body Therapy

  • Back massage for relaxation
  • Body polish glow
  • Back treatment
  • Bust treatment
  • Complete body massage
  • Scalp massage
  • Treatment of cellulite
  • Firming and toning
  • Hot stone massage

Spa Management

  • Select and recommend merchandising based on spa design
  • Apply marketing techniques for sale of salon products and services
  • Build communication skills for effective dialogue with others
  • Analyze current spa trends and management
  • Small business practices
  • Customer relations
  • Male market
  • Resume and job interview skills
  • Business skills
  • How to start your own business
  • Social media marketing

Guest Speakers

Guest speakers include experts in the beauty trade and its related fields, medical specialists and technical reps from various skin care lines along with Owners and Managers of medical spas.

Professional Development
Facial Techniques
Advanced Facial Techniques
Medical Facial and Skin Care Therapy
Make-Up Artistry
Body Therapy
Treatment of Superfluous Hair
Spa Management
Guest Speakers
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