The Only Certified Esthetic and Laser School near Captiva, FL

Take one step closer to your dream.

Gulf Coast Academy understands that a career in the Esthetic and Laser Industry can be an early professional decision or a change in career trajectory later on. Gulf Coast Academy provides full-time, part-time, and fast-track study modes to suit every unique need.

Gulf Coast Academy offers Facial Specialist courses, an Electrolysis and Laser Technician Course approved by The Florida Electrology Council, and advanced training courses to ensure students have the experience and training required for today’s fast-growing Esthetic industry.

To explore Esthetician and Laser Technician Certification in Captiva, FL, call Gulf Coast Academy at 239-949-0251 or connect with us online today.


Trusted Qualifications

Gulf Coast Academy offers some of the most sought-after qualifications in the Esthetic and Laser Industry. A state board exam must be passed in order to become licensed. We provide preparation assistance for the Certified Medical Electrologist exam. These certifications are prerequisites to being certified as a laser technician in Florida.

Flexible Study Modes

A career in the Esthetic and Laser industry can be an early decision for some or a later in life career change for others. With this in mind, Gulf Coast Academy offers full-time, part-time and fast-track study modes to suit everyone.

We have an Electrolysis and Laser Technician Course approved by The Florida Electrology Council, as well as a Facial Specialist course. We offer advanced training courses to ensure students have the experience and training required for today’s fast-growing Esthetics practices. We offer Advanced Esthetics in Spanish!

Gulf Coast Academy Courses

Electrolysis/Laser & Light-Based Hair Removal Program

The Electrolysis/Laser & Light-Based Hair Removal Program is designed to provide students with complete, safe, and effective Electrolysis and Laser procedure training to permanently remove hair from all areas of the face and body.


Facial Specialist (Esthetician) Course

The Facial Specialist Program is designed to prepare students and skincare specialists to work as Estheticians. Learn about maintaining skin health through exfoliation, massage, and deep cleansing by utilizing various machines and hands-on tools. Classroom instruction helps students recognize different conditions and treatments available to deliver leading results. This course covers microdermabrasionchemical peelsultrasonic scrubbingled light therapybrow/lash tintinghigh frequency, and much more!

Gulf Coast Academy uses state-of-the-art equipment and the latest products being used in spas today.


Advanced Medical Esthetics Course

The Advanced Medical Esthetics Course provides Dermaplaning, Microneedling, Chemical Peel, and Hydrafacial education.


Dermaplaning is a safe, painless procedure that exfoliates the surface of the skin while removing fine hair.

Microneedling treats fine lines, wrinkles, acne scars, hyperpigmentation, stretch marks, and many other skin texture conditions. Microneedling can be used on all parts of the body including the face, neck, décolletage, arms, hands, legs, abdomen, and back. This course instructs students to microneedle using a SkinPen, the only FDA-approved microneedling device on the market.

Chemical Peels can be light, moderate, or deep. State licenses generally limit licensed estheticians to performing light and moderate peels. This course prepares students with advanced training in Lactic, Glycolic, Salicylic, TCA & Jessner Mid-Depth Peels.

Hydrafacials use patented technology to cleanse, exfoliate, extract and treat the skin. Hydrafacials are non-invasive, multi-step treatments that combine the benefits of next-level hydra dermabrasion, chemical peels, automated painless extractions, and deliveries of Antioxidants, Hyaluronic Acid, and Peptides.

Eyelash Extension Course

Hands-on training for a variety of lash options, eyelash extensions and applications in Captiva, FL. Private classes are available for one on one training. Contact Gulf Coast Academy today.

A current Facial Specialist License in the State of Florida must be obtained prior to participation in this course.


Additional Gulf Coast Academy Courses of Study

Gulf Coast Academy Student Service List

Call Gulf Coast Academy at 239-949-0251 to schedule an appointment today!


Anti-Aging Facial – $40.00

Back Facial – $40.00

European Facial – $50.00

Men’s Facial – $40.00

Microdermabrasion – $40.00

And more!

Advanced Esthetics

Dermaplaning – $50.00

MicroNeedling – $125.00

Mini HydraFacial – $99.00

Skin Tightening – $89.00

TCA Peel – $125.00

And more!

Laser Hair Removal

Cheeks/Sideburns – $35.00

Chin – $25.00

Lower Face/Neck – $75 / $125

Underarms – $40.00

Upper Lip – $25.00

And More!


½ Legs – $30.00

Chin – $12.00

Eyebrows – $10.00

Lip – $10.00

Lip & Chin – $20.00

Underarms – $10.00

Captiva, Florida's Most Trusted Esthetic and Laser Academy

Gulf Coast Academy is the only certified Esthetic and Laser Academy near CaptivaFlorida licensed by the Florida Commission for Independent Education.
Gulf Coast Academy specializes in hands-on training to prepare students for new careers in esthetics. Using the latest technology in laser and esthetics, our facility offers the comprehensive training required to build a business and deliver exceptional results.

Call Gulf Coast Academy at 239-949-0251 or connect with us online to discover why we are Florida’s most trusted Certified Esthetic and Laser Academy.