Institute of Advanced Medical Esthetics Richmond Virginia
Richmond Virginia's ONLY Accredited
Master Esthetician School.
Apply Now: Esthetician School in Richmond Virginia with Master Esthetician Classes.
Master Esthetician IPL Training valued at $3500-$5000 at no additional charge.
Summer Classes = OPEN ENROLLMENT Dates = Start NOW!
Top Reasons to CHOOSE US!
1. We are the ONLY Esthetician school in Richmond Virginia
that is Accredited.
-NON accredited schools do not have an outside independent mechanism for overseeing educational quality as we have through accreditation metrics. As an Accredited school, we have metrics we must meet to demonstrate our success such as Licensure and Placement rates.
We ONLY TEACH Esthetics and our ONLY focus is Esthetics.
2. We are the ONLY Esthetician school in Richmond Virginia
recognized by US Department of Education to accept Financial Aid.
3. The school has a 12 year proven track record.
We have an advisory board of individuals in the industry who evaluate the curriculum and facility every year to help keep us current with the demands of the industry.
4. We have a medical director and we teach to the clinical based skincare level.
This is important since clients are flocking to medspas for corrective, antiaging products and treatments versus Fluff-Facials! Our students have access to opportunities to work with a multitude of advanced product lines and treatment machines, not offered at all schools.
5. We have Medspa equipment not available in all schools in the state of Virginia.
MedSpa treatments are in demand and the equipment is more advanced than a normal spa.
Hydrafacial, several types of Microdermabrasion, Microcurrent, Ultrasound, LED and Lymphatic Drainage machines, Light therapy & Skin Rejuvenation machines, just to name a few. We use medical based skincare lines such as SkinCeuticals and VI PEEL, just to name a few.
IPL is one of the most popular non invasive skin rejuvenation techniques.
Our Master program includes IPL training (non laser) at no additional charge. This is a $3500-$5000 value as most school in the USA charge an additional fee.
We are the ONLY school in Richmond to offer onsite IPL machine & onsite IPL training. This is Huge when applying to work at medical spas!
6. We have job placement assistance.
7. We have extensive state board exam prep in our curriculum and have 100% pass rate on our 2014 licensure metrics. This is Huge!
8. Train with Textbook Author & Master Esthetics Instructor: The school founder and lead instructor, Laura Todd, has contributed as an author to some of the milady textbooks used in esthetician schools across America (and Internationally as well).
9. Our instructors maintain a minimum of 12 hours of continuing education each year keeping them and you up to date with industry trends, not all schools require this.
10. We helped make things happen in Virginia with the Esthetician Licensing Laws with our Grass Roots Effort.
The school founder, Laura Todd, helped lead the grassroots effort that secured licensure in the state of Virginia. Then, making history as the "1st full term Esthetician Seat of the Board that Regulates Esthetics", she was appointed by the Governor of Virginia to serve on the board where she worked closely with staff to develop the esthetics regulations. She then went on to serve as a subject matter expert to develop licensing exams and contribute to esthetic textbooks. She strives to maintain her "Finger on the Pulse of the Esthetics Industry", works tirelessly as an advocate to elevate the industry and help aspiring estheticians build a bright and successful career!
What are students & graduates saying?
I chose to attend the Institute of Advanced Medical Esthetics because I felt that this would be the best
school in Virginia to obtain Both my Basic and Master license. The Director Laura Todd has done so
much for esthetics in Virgina and continues to do so. The instructors will make sure you are well prepared
for whatever esthetics career you chose to pursue after you graduate. With the smaller class sizes the
instructors are able to give each student individualized attention and help them when needed. I am very
pleased with my experience here and would highly suggest anyone who is looking to become an Esthetician choose the Institute of Advanced Medical Esthetics.
- Devan 2015 Graduate
My decision to become a Master Esthetician has benefited me in more ways than expected. The Institute of Advanced Medical Esthetics taught me not only how to care for skin but how to be disciplined and a
professional in the skincare industry. The school and its staff prepared me for a world of medical and luxury
skin care needs. The practices and procedures implemented in the schools curriculum truly gave me the skills and confidence I needed to provide excellent skin care. I am excited to be in this industry and thankful for the experiences I gained at the Institute.
-Maria 2015 Graduate
I could not be happier changing careers to become a Master Esthetician. Having dual licensure not only allows me to stand out in the job market, but also gives me the qualifications and expertise to treat a wide variety of skin conditions that a Basic Esthetician cannot. Working in a dermatologist's office, I also see patients with chronic skin diseases such as rosacea, and guiding them through the process to better skin health with the doctor's cooperation has been especially rewarding. I absolutely do not believe I could have made it to where I am without my training at The Institute of Advanced Medical Esthetics. The curriculum that goes above and beyond the state minimum requirements for licensure gives me a knowledge base that puts me above my competitors, and my patients can see it. Building trust between yourself and your patients is critical to success in this industry.
- Richard 2014 Graduate
Choosing The Institute of Advanced Medical Esthetics was one of the best decisions of my career. I truly
believe that I received the best education possible from an industry leader, Laura Todd. The in depth
education I received has helped me realize my goals of becoming a medical esthetician working at a
physician's office, helping others overcome their skin care problems. I chose The Institute because of their
focus on advanced treatment modalities, especially those used in a medical setting. If you are looking for a
career in the medical arena, this is the place to start!
- Rebecca 2015 Graduate
2016 Current Student
I enrolled with the Institute of Advanced Medical Esthetics because I like the schedule that the school offers Sunday, Monday and an Online class 1 day out of a week. As a mother with 3 teenagers, everyday class will not work with my schedule. Another reason why I enrolled with the Institute of Advanced Medical Esthetics is that they offer a Master Program of Esthetician, and I drive 2 hours every week just to go to this school.
- Christine 2016 Student