International Beauty Institute Instructors
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Advanced Skin Care Specialist Diploma in Hamilton

Advanced Skin Care Specialist Courses & Diploma in Hamilton


International Beauty Institute is proud to deliver a well-rounded professional diploma program in the field of Advanced Skin Care taught at our Hamilton campus. This comprehensive program is designed for individuals who wish to begin a career in a spa, medical spa, plastic surgery clinic, dermatologist’s office or home-based business.


The program objective is to provide individuals with the knowledge of advanced skin care treatments found in a medical spa. 


Students will learn advanced therapies such as:

  • microdermabrasion
  • chemical peels
  • acne treatments
  • dermaplaning
  • hydrafacials
  • microneedling
  • other medical aesthetic therapies and modalities*


*used in the medical spa environment


Students will have proficient knowledge of various medical-grade skin care lines and product ingredients upon completion. 


Students will also gain in-depth practical application of client consultations, sanitization and sterilization practices according to the Ministry of Health as well as professionalism in the workplace. 


Prerequisites for Advanced Skin Care Specialist Diploma

  • Personal interview to determine goals and suitability
  • Grade 12 graduate or mature student status
  • Advanced academic standing


Advanced Skin Care Specialist Program Modules



Learn how to identify and treat various skin concerns with an emphasis on cosmeceutical and medical-grade product lines. Using Dermo28’s skincare line, you will learn the skills to treat all skin types with traditional and advanced facial treatments. A strong emphasis is placed on practical training.


  • Proper client selection
  • Consultations for medi-facials
  • Classic facial
  • Advanced facial
  • Facial with high frequency
  • Extraction and implements
  • Skin analysis
  • Client charting and consultations
  • Ingredients and product knowledge
  • Natural and organic skin care
  • Advanced skin care modalities
  • Adult acne treatments
  • Advanced exfoliation techniques
  • Wound healing and advanced skin care theory
  • Medical-spa terminology




Chemical Peels treat acne, acne scarring, fine lines, wrinkles, uneven skin tone, and dryness. Using Dermo28’s skincare line, you will learn to treat all skin types with peels of different intensities.


  • Client consultations
  • Pre and post-care instructions
  • Skin typing
  • Intro to chemical methods of exfoliation
  • Hyperpigmentation and hypopigmentation
  • Chemical peel protocols
  • Practical application of glycolic, lactic and salicylic peels
  • TCA peels
  • Benefits of a chemical peel
  • Proper handling of client records
  • Indications and contraindications



Microdermabrasion uses an applicator with an abrasive surface to gently exfoliate the outer layer of the skin. This treatment rejuvenates the skin while targeting sun damage, fine lines, wrinkles, age spots, acne scarring, melasma, and other skin-related conditions.


  • Client consultations
  • Pre and post-care instructions
  • Skin typing
  • Introduction to mechanical methods of exfoliation
  • Hyperpigmentation and hypopigmentation
  • Technologies in medical clinics
  • Proper handling of client records
  • Indications and contraindications
  • License and insurance
  • Introduction to microneedling




Learn an advanced, medical-grade resurfacing treatment that clears out pores and hydrates the skin. This non-invasive treatment utilizes different handpieces with multiple technologies. Its many benefits include skin hydration, brightness, plumping, and a clearer complexion. It improves the signs of aging by reducing fine lines and wrinkles, while increasing firmness, evening skin tone, texture and brown spots.


  • Benefits of Hydradermabrasion
  • Different handpieces and their functions such as Oxygen and Radiofrequency
  • Indications and contraindications
  • Pre-treatment care
  • Homecare
  • Treatment intervals
  • Treatment results
  • Sterilization
  • Client consent forms
  • Treatment protocol
  • Instructor demonstration
  • Practice on a client under instructor supervision (model required)




You will learn this advanced exfoliation technique. This physical exfoliation treatment uses a sterilized surgical blade to remove the top layer of the skin which gets rid of dead skin cells and peach fuzz.


  • Benefits of dermaplaning
  • Indications and contraindications
  • Pre-treatment care
  • Homecare
  • Treatment interval
  • Sterilization
  • Treatment prices
  • Client consent forms
  • Treatment protocol
  • Instructor demonstration
  • Student application (model required)



This treatment promotes wound healing and collagen production while improving acne scarring, stretch marks, wrinkles, and pigmentation. Using the Health Canada Approved InnoPen, you will watch a live demo by an instructor and perform one practical treatment on a client.


  • Microneedling overview
  • Sanitation and safety
  • Depth of needling for different skin conditions
  • Frequency of treatments
  • Indication and contraindications
  • Client consultations
  • Pre and post-treatment protocols
  • Home care
  • Live demo by the instructor
  • Practical treatment on a client (model required)




  • Learn to open your own storefront or home-based medi-spa business
  • Introduction to small business finance
  • Rules, regulations, and proper insurance coverage
  • Sales and revenue-generating techniques
  • How to register a business online: business names and HST requirements
  • Setting up your business with product and equipment


Advanced Skin Care Specialist Program Length


Skin Care: 120 hrs

Chemical Peels & Microdermabrasion: 120 hours

Hydradermabrasion, Dermaplaning, Microneedling, Business: 30 hours

9 weeks (270 hours) 

Full Time and Part Time schedules available


Advanced Skin Care Specialist Diploma Requirements


To achieve an Advanced Medi-Spa Therapist diploma from the International Beauty Institute, a student must obtain a minimum overall average of 70%, with no grade less than 60% in any theoretical or practical examination. 


Career Opportunities in Hamilton with an Advanced Skin Care Specialist Diploma


  • Dermatology clinics
  • Skin care facilities
  • Aesthetic laser clinics
  • Medical spas
  • Plastic surgeons’ offices
  • Physicians’ offices
  • Day spas
  • Wellness centers
  • Destination spas
  • Skin care line representative
  • Equipment representative
  • Entrepreneur


Advanced Skin Care Specialist Program Cost in Hamilton

For program cost inquiries, please fill out an application. An International Beauty Institute admissions advisor will contact you about the next steps in your enrollment!


Potential Salary for Graduates in Hamilton

Spa: starting salary of $45,000-70,000

Entrepreneur: salary options are endless depending on services offered

Hamilton Campus Location


Our new state-of-the-art facility in Hamilton is located at 540 Upper James St. A bus stop is located in front of the entrance. Easy access from downtown! 


Register Now

Ready to start your career? Register online! Have questions? Contact our Hamilton campus at: 289.674.0888


Other Related Courses Available in Hamilton

  • Medical Aesthetics Diploma
  • Laser Technician Diploma
  • Introduction to Botox and Dermal Fillers
  • Coolsculpting
  • Body Contouring
  • Medical Spa Operations

Why International Beauty Institute?


Our advanced curriculum will help you prepare for any career in the ever-evolving medical aesthetic industry. Adhering to the highest global standards, we are always on the pulse of change and innovation. Our staff is committed to giving you a well-rounded education to guide you to your dream job! 


  • Learn with the most modern technologies available. 
  • Use the most advanced skin care products on the market. 
  • Develop the most skilled techniques through in-depth programs that provide “real-life” training. 
  • Perfect your craft alongside experienced instructors with small class sizes.


Currently servicing Mississauga, Toronto, North York, Etobicoke, Hamilton, Oakville, Burlington, Niagara, and surrounding areas.


Our Team

All IBI instructors are medical aestheticians, spa owners, or entrepreneurs with hands-on industry experience. 

What Students Have to Say


“I had an amazing experience at IBI. I graduated with the Advanced Skin Care Specialist Diploma. Everyone was absolutely incredible, friendly, and knowledgeable. My instructors answered all the questions, and I felt truly prepared for future jobs.”

“I had been out of school for 1 week and I got a full time job. The place I work at also had 2 other graduates from IBI. They all had great things to say as well. Trust me, if you choose this school, you will not be disappointed!”

“I recently took skin care at IBI and had the most amazing experience. Words cannot explain how wonderful and educated my instructors were. I learned so much and none of this would have been possible without the guidance of my instructors.”