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COS220:  SCIENTIFIC SKN CARE


Course Description

An introductory course designed to provide the skills necessary to be employed as an Esthetician (Facialist). Skills taught include skin care and treatment, cosmetics, and the use of electrical modalities. REQUIRED: 17 years of age, completed 10th grade or equivalent, as per State Board of Cosmetology.


Learning Outcomes

  • Develop and perform a course of treatment based on skin analysis.
  • Select the proper modalities to give a complete facial, including cosmetics, utilizing the Woods Lamp and various other machines.
  • Evaluate and prepare the Sanitary Maintenance Area (SMA) according to state board requirements, based on the clinical service to be performed.
  • Describe and explain the fundamentals of the theory of anatomy as it relates to esthetics.


Last modified: November 25, 2014
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