Advanced practice (AP) esthetician training must consist of a board-approved curriculum of 500 hours that includes items B to E. A prerequisite for the training is completion of the esthetician or cosmetologist training at a board-licensed school within the past five years or an active Minnesota license as a cosmetologist or esthetician.

A combined esthetician and AP esthetician program approved by the board may be offered to any student and must include both the esthetician training and advance practice training.

There will be theoretical instruction in the following: advanced cell histology of the skin; lymphatic system; wound healing; skin classification systems; dermatological disorders and terminology; advanced practice skin care treatments; chemistry and biochemistry of product ingredients and modalities; electrical and light energy; client consultation with skin classifications and medical history; infection control; and health and safety.

There will be clinical instruction in the following:

skin analysis;

client consultation;

dermaplaning or a machine exfoliation service;

chemical peels to include alpha hydroxy acids, beta hydroxy acids, trichloroacetic acids, and blended acid peels;

electrical energy services to include services using direct current, indirect current, sound energy, and light energy;

advanced facial treatments using lymphatic drainage and advanced extractions;

skin needling; and infection control and safety procedures.

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