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ESTH 170 - Unit Seven: Facials and Facial Treatments
Course Details

Course Code:
ESTH 170

Calendar Description:
This course focuses on facials and facial treatments. Prepare to learn the key elements, products, methods, and steps to facials and facial treatments including sanitation procedures and special needs of various skin types.

Date First Offered: 2008-02-04

  • Total Hours: 144
  • Lecture Hours: 12
  • Laboratory Hours: 12
Total Weeks: 6

This course is offered online: No

  • ESTH 110 - Unit One: Career Foundations
  • ESTH 120 - Unit Two: The Science of Skin and Nail Care
  • ESTH 130 - Unit Three: Treatments - Nail Care Technology
  • ESTH 140 - Unit Four: Esthetics and Nail Care Treatments
  • ESTH 150 - Unit Five: Makeup Artistry and Reflexology
  • ESTH 160 - Unit Six: Aromatherapy, Body Treatments and Wraps, Massage
Non-Course Pre-Requisites: None

Co-Requisites: None

Rearticulation Submission: No

Course Content:
  • Skin diseases, disorders, and analysis
  • Extraction methods
  • Elements and benefits of the basic facial
  • Facial products, product selection, and ingredients
  • Facial treatments, philosophies, methods, benefits, contra indicators
  • Sanitation procedures
  • Special needs for oily, dry, dehydrated, sensitive, and mature skin
Learning Outcomes:
Upon successful completion of this course, learners will be able to:
  • Identify skin types, conditions, and treatment contraindications
  • Identify when to refer a client to a doctor
  • Identify when it is safe to perform a facial or facial treatment(s)
  • Describe products used in facials, their ingredients/formulation, and rationale behind product choice
  • Describe recommended home care for different skin types and conditions
  • Perform skin analysis, consultations, facials, and facial treatments
  • Preparing equipment, supplies, treatment room
  • Sanitizing and cleaning procedures
  • Explain the key elements of the facial treatments
  • Utilize a variety of analytical and treatment methods
  • Perform a step-by-step facial treatment
  • Learners must demonstrate competencies in their skills to Industry Standards.
Grading System: Percentage

Passing Grade: 70%

Grading Weight:
  • Quizzes and Tests: 40 %
  • Participation: 20 %
  • Other: 40 %
Writing Assignments:
  • Consistent attendance
  • Active participation in classroom discussions and activities
Course Offered in Other Programs: No

Text Books:
  • Required - Gerson, J., 2004, Milady's Standard Fundamentals for Estheticians (Thomson/Delmar Learning). Chapters Covered: 5-17
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