Advanced Medical Aesthetics & Laser Program

Our Advanced Medical Aesthetics program meets the Oregon state requirements to become a Certified Advanced Esthetician. This 500-hour program takes a little over four months and you will graduate and be able to perform laser treatments and work with other advanced devices in the growing field of medical aesthetics.

Learn photo rejuvenation, body contouring, skin rejuvenation, dyschromia reduction, tattoo removal, body contouring and cellulite reduction. You will learn hands-on with state-of-the-art devices, like Hydrafacial, Coolsculpting, Clear+Brilliant and Ulthera. No school has more options for equipment!

Get advanced training on chemical peels, medical skincare and more. Graduate from our program, pass your state board exam and go to work in a plastic surgery or dermatology office. Or, if you have an entrepreneurial spirit, open your own med-spa! 

Take a virtual tour of the school.  

Click Here to Watch a Video Tour of the Advanced Aesthetics Learning Space

Treatments You Will Learn

  • Laser Hair Removal with several different laser wavelengths
  • Body Contouring with Coolsculpting and radio frequency
  • Skin Rejuvenation with microneedling, Hydrafacial, Clear + Brilliant, and Ultherapy
  • Plamere Fibroblast
  • Cellulite Reduction with acoustic wave and radio frequency​
  • Dyschromia Reduction with IPL and LED light therapy
  • Non-ablative laser tattoo removal
  • Photo Rejuvenation with IPL and LED light therapy
  • Skin Tightening with radio frequency and fractional radio frequency
  • Chemical & Mechanical Exfoliation
  • Laser Hair Removal with several different laser wavelengths
  • Body Contouring with Coolsculpting and radio frequency
  • Skin Rejuvenation with microneedling, Hydrafacial, Clear + Brilliant, and Ultherapy
  • Cellulite Reduction with acoustic wave and radio frequency​
  • Dyschromia Reduction with IPL and LED light therapy
  • Non-ablative laser tattoo removal
  • Photo Rejuvenation with IPL and LED light therapy
  • Skin Tightening with radio frequency and fractional radio frequency
  • Chemical & Mechanical Exfoliation

Advanced Esthetician Certification

The field of medical aesthetics is one of the fastest growing career options in the country.  Our Advanced Medical Aesthetics & Laser Program is for the Licensed Esthetician wanting to become a Certified Advanced Esthetician who is committed to working in the exciting and challenging field of medical aesthetics. An active Oregon esthetic license is a prerequisite. View our Clinical Master Program if you are not already licensed.

The in-house on-campus program operates Monday through Thursday between 9 am and 4 pm. Classes start every six weeks and take approximately 4.5 months to complete. Small classes of six to eight students guarantee personalized training with plenty of hands-on supervision from our qualified instructors. The program length is 500 hours plus completion of required hands-on treatments to demonstrate growing proficiencies.

The online hybrid program is a part-time option that allows you to complete the theory portion online through our secure portal. You will receive individualized mentoring with our specially trained staff. Hands-on training will be provided at our location in Tigard coordinating your schedule with your instructor. You will work your way into providing treatments to real clients in our med spa setting when you reach your senior level. The online hybrid program takes approximately ten months to complete.

Both program options include courses in advanced laser and light based device theory, ANSI and OSHA standards, standard operating procedures for lasers and light based devices, potential hazards, complications, common indications, and post procedure education as well as units on exfoliation treatments with both mechanical and chemical modalities, medical skincare, and CPR and First Aid certification.

Senior students provide supervised treatments to clients in a med spa setting with a focus on consultations, assessments, and providing safe, effective treatments.

Enrollment at Spectrum

Program costs include all fees and tuition, training materials, books, customized skincare and an impressive student kit. Your program will include a Career Success Package with Electric Beauty. You will receive professional headshots, a custom marketing video and a social media consultation to jumpstart your career upon graduation. Tuition starts at $18,750 and rebates can be applied.

Payment options and rebates are available and will be discussed during your student tour. AmOne, , SuperMoney and  Meritize  are 3 private financial aid options but students may find additional tuition funding through other sources.

We offer financing, grants, and scholarship opportunities to those that qualify. Details are discussed during tours.

Cascade Aesthetic Alliance offers a $500 scholarship based on the sales of the book, Secret Lives of Estheticians, by Mary Nielsen. Get more information.

We also partner with DermaMed Solutions and their goal to ‘uncover the brilliance that comes from the comfort of being in your own skin.’ They are offering a $1000 scholarship award to assist with tuition. Apply Here.

We’ve partnered with AmOne, SuperMoney and with Meritize for student financial aid. We’re also an approved school through Oregon Vocational Rehab.

Our Oregon licensed instructors are all Certified Advanced Estheticians and Certified Master Educators. They have had real-life experience working in the field as skincare professionals.

They have performed thousands of the same treatments that they are teaching, and they have the depth of knowledge to give students a comprehensive educational experience.

Many of our students travel from locations across the Pacific Northwest. There are numerous hotels within a three-mile radius of the school.

Students have also found housing through Airbnb, and other online short-term residency options.

We receive inquiries weekly from physicians’ offices, dermatologists, plastic surgeons, medi-spas, aesthetic sales and more. We pass all of these inquiries onto our students.

Many of them have secured jobs prior to or shortly after completing the program. We also offer business development support for students desiring to open their own medispas. Our students are sought out but we do not guarantee placement.

Students should wear solid colored scrubs and tennis shoes or professional closed toed shoes. A uniform discount is available with registration.

Why Spectrum?

State of the art equipment.

Instructors invested in your accomplishments.

Professional career skills.

Industry experts.

Owner commitment to aesthetic distinction.

Real-world success.

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Looking to train in medical aesthetics? Start your Advanced Esthetician Certification at Spectrum! A campus tour is the first step to your new career. Discuss financing, schedules, career options, the application process, and more.