Medical Esthetics

These classes are only offered to our SBMA Alumni, upon licensure.


Microneedling is a dermatological procedure where fine, short needles are used to create tiny punctures in the skin. This minimally invasive technique aims to stimulate the body’s natural wound-healing processes, resulting in skin rejuvenation. The process triggers collagen and elastin production, which help in maintaining youthful, healthy skin. Microneedling is often used to reduce the appearance of scars, wrinkles, and large pores, and to improve overall skin texture and tone. Microneedling is considered advanced esthetician training and you will first need to have a Microdermabrasion certification before you can take a microneedling certification.

Close up of microdermabrasion procedure on a student's face


Microdermabrasion is a cosmetic treatment in which the face is sprayed with exfoliant crystals to remove dead epidermal cells. This treatment is easy and effective for anti-aging, softens fine lines and wrinkles, smooths coarse skin, decreases the appearance of scarring, decreases pore size, and reduces superficial hyper-pigmentation. Aestheticians and Cosmetologists are able to practice Microdermabrasion as long as they have special training.

Application of gauze to face of a woman demonstrating chem peels procedure.

Chemical Peels

A chemical peel, also called chemexfoliation or derma peeling, is a body treatment technique used to improve and smooth the texture of the facial skin using a chemical solution that causes the dead skin to slough off and eventually peel off. The regenerated skin is usually smoother and less wrinkled than the old skin. In this treatment, a chemical solution is applied to the skin, which makes it blister and eventually peel off. Chemical Peels can improve acne, acne scars, age and liver spots, fine lines and wrinkles, freckles, irregular skin pigmentation, rough skin and scaly patches, scars, and sun-damaged skin.

Close up of dermaplane demonstration on student's face


Dermaplaning is a non-invasive, painless procedure in which surface dead skin cells are manually scraped away. There is no recovery time involved with this procedure. The skin starts to heal itself, immediately producing newer, healthier skin. Dermaplaning increases cellular turnover while smoothing and softening the surface of the skin. As an added bonus, it removes the fine vellus hair on the face, which can trap oil and dirt, leading to other skin problems.