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Get Answers To Commonly Asked Questions!

Need more information about our programs? Wondering what you can do after completing a program at MedSpa Institute of America? Here are a few of our most commonly asked questions. If you don’t see a question you have answered here, please reach out to us at 952.681.2167 (Edina Campus) or 563.599.7280 (Dubuque Campus) or email us at info@medspatrainingusa.com. We’d love to help!

What are the hours of the school?

The hours vary per program!

Our esthetics program is held Monday through Friday from 9:00 am – 4:30 pm.

Our laser, injection, and microblading courses have classes following these hours:

  • Monday & Friday: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
  • Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday: 10:00 am – 7:00 pm
  • On designated Saturdays: 10:00 am – 6:00 pm

These designated Saturdays are for our laser program, injections course, and microblading course.

Who is eligible to take our skincare programs?

Eligibility varies per program:

  • Anyone with their GED can take our laser, CPR, microblading, and esthetics programs.
  • You must have a medical background (RN, NP, MD) to enroll in our injection courses
  • You must hold your esthetics or cosmetology license to take our advanced practice esthetics program.Learn More About the Admissions Process
How many students are in each class?

We prefer to keep our classes smaller to provide more individualized instruction. We take no more than 12 students per esthetics and advanced practice esthetics classes and up to 8 students for our laser classes.

What jobs can I get with an education in esthetics?

Those with an esthetics license can choose to work in a basic salon/spa that offers facials and waxing. It’s possible that more employers are looking for estheticians who have an advanced practice license.

What jobs can I get with an education in advanced practice esthetics?

With your advanced practice esthetics license, you are still under the Board of Cosmetology and not yet in the more clinical field. You may be able to work in spas or salons that offer more clinical services, such as more advanced facials and peels, microneedling, and more. It is difficult to get into doctors offices without laser training.

What jobs can I get with laser certification?

With laser certification, you can work in more clinical locations! For example, you may be able to find a career in plastic surgeons’ offices, medical spas (medspas), or dermatologist’s offices.

What jobs can I get with cosmetic injections training?

A lot of nurses start their own business with an MD. However, you could work for a doctor or medspa. Something important to keep in mind is that as a nurse, you have to build your own clientele, as the doctor does not build your business.

What jobs can I get with an education in microblading?

Most people rent a suite after!

Can I enroll in more than one program?

While you can’t enroll in two programs at the same time, we highly recommend combining certain skills and enrolling in another program after completing your first. For example, you may go to school to become an RN and then learn injections. Or, after completing your advanced practice esthetics education, you can then enroll in our laser program. You may also consider combining an education in microblading and lashes.

What makes your laser program different?

Learning how to use lasers on the job is a myth and a red flag in this day in age. It is very hard for your employer to cover you under insurance if you do not have a real school licensed certificate. Doctors are often too busy to train you in as they are doing surgery or mole checks, so they specifically look for people with experience.

We want you to be prepared for your future education, which is why our laser internship is crucial to help you stand out from other potential laser technicians.

What’s the difference between a traditional spa and a medspa?

Understanding the two different skincare worlds of salon/spa and medical skincare. They are two very different jobs, offer different payment, and have a very different network. Obtaining your esthetics and advanced practice esthetics licenses allow you to obtain a future in the spa/salon side of the industry. However, adding laser certification can help you move toward the more clinical side of skin.Having your Esthetics and AP Esthetics licenses allow a position on the spa/salon side.

Keep in mind many other spas have the word “medspa” in their name but are not truly a medspa. Always check their menu for services and see if they have a doctor owner or offer medical services to be a true medical spa.

What licenses or certifications are available after each course?

The different titles and licensure are as follows:

  • Laser Course = Certified and Licensed Laser Technician
  • CPR = Certified in CPR, AED, and First Aid
  • Injections = Certified in Cosmetic Injections
  • 38-Hour Lash Course = Licensed Lash Technician
  • Esthetics Course = Licensed Esthetician
  • APE = Licensed Advanced Practice Esthetician
Do you offer job placement once students graduate?

While we cannot guarantee employment after graduation, we do connect you with a recruiter specialist who can help you with your resume and interviews! We do not specifically place you in a job but we give you the tools to go out and find what’s best for you. We provide our students with a list of medical spas, dermatologists, and plastic surgeons offices in the Twin Cities area and encourage them to reach out on their own.

Do you offer financial aid?

We are very close to offering Federal Financial Aid! We offer a third party payment plan company as help for our financial aid in the meantime. We look forward to assisting you.

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MedSpa Institute of America is licensed as a private career school with the Minnesota Office of Higher Education pursuant to Minnesota Statutes, sections 136A.821 to 136A.832. Licensure is not an endorsement of the institution. Credits earned at the institution may not transfer to all other institutions.

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