Certified Esthetic and Laser School near Estero, Florida

Your future begins here.

Gulf Coast Academy offers programs for entry-level esthetics, advanced esthetics, laser hair removal, electrolysis, and more in Estero, Florida. Our training staff prepares students for state licensing exams. Using the latest technology in laser and esthetics, our facility offers all the training required to build your business and deliver leading results.

At Gulf Coast Academy, we specialize in hands-on training preparing students for their new career in esthetics!

Take one step closer to your dream. Call Gulf Coast Academy at 239-949-0251 or connect with us online today.

Gulf Coast Academy Students with Certificate

Our Botox & Filler course for Physicians, Nurse Practitioners, and Physicians Assistants is taught by skilled trainers who will show you the latest techniques to effectively administer these injectable treatments to help clients reach their aesthetic goals!

This is one of the most effective anti-aging treatments for esthetic practices, and a better knowledge of injectable treatments through our training will add value to your practice!

With hands-on & one-on-one training, you will be ready to perform procedures immediately!


Electrolysis/Laser and Light Based Hair Removal

Golf Coast Academy is a Florida Medical Board/Electrolysis Council approved training facility for the 320-Hour Combined Epilator, Laser and Light-Based Training Program in Cape Coral, FL. We offer an Electrolysis Council Approved 30-hour Laser & Light-Based Hair Removal Course for currently licensed electrologists licensed under the previous Needle-Type Epilation Training Program without a CME or certificate from a 30-hour laser & light-based training program.


Facial Specialist (Esthetician) Course

Esthetician licensing is directed towards students with interest in specializing in the study of skincare. Esthetics is a growing segment of the health and beauty industry, and qualified Estheticians are needed to perform facial treatments, waxing and cosmetic make-up services. Gulf Coast Academy, Inc. follows Florida’s 220 hours of hands-on training and theory requirements.

Esthetician training programs offer a fast and flexible way to learn everything about skincare. These programs offer practical, hands-on training and teach students how to make skin radiantly beautiful through courses in:

  • Alternative Facial Techniques
  • Customized Facials
  • ExfoliationFacial Machines
  • Facial Massage
  • Skin Analysis
  • And More!

Advanced Esthetics Course

This Continuing Education Course in Cape Coral, FL trains students to perform Dermaplaning, Microneedling and Advanced Peels.



Microneedling is a procedure that inserts microscopic punctures on the surface of the skin. This treatment restores a youthful, plump, and healthy look to a patient’s face and is the latest trend in skin rejuvenation to fight against aging effects.

Microneedling Courses prepare estheticians to:

  • Identify the clinical uses of Microneedling
  • Identify contraindications
  • Understand liability issues
  • Explain pre-treatment and post-treatment care
  • And More!


Dermaplaning is an ideal solution for clients looking for an effective treatment with no adverse effects or downtime for recovery. This procedure is simple and painless, making it a common and highly sought-after treatment.

Dermaplaning is a safe, painless procedure that exfoliates the surface of the skin while removing small, fine hairs (called vellus) many refer to as peach fuzz.

Dermaplaning Courses cover topics including:
  • Standardized procedures and protocols
  • Pre-treatment and post-treatment care instructions
  • Skin analysis
  • Hands-on techniques
  • And more!

Advanced Peels

Chemical peels can be light, moderate, or deep. As a licensed esthetician in Cape Coral, FL, your state license will likely limit you to light and moderate peels.

Microblading Course

This comprehensive hands-on-training workshop explores the multiple cosmetic applications of Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP). The PRP course will go over all major areas that can be treated aesthetically as well as give you the tools to be successful immediately upon completion of the PRP program. Our instructor will ensure that each student understands and be proficient for the aesthetic uses for platelet rich plasma (PRP).

We utilize our medical Micro-Needling procedure to infuse the powerful growth factors into the skin. This stimulates a process of collagen production through the skin’s healing mechanism resulting in the reduction of fine lines to reveal a new luminous glow with tighter, more evenly balanced skin.

Permanent Makeup Course

Permanent makeup is a creative and growing industry that attracts individuals who want a career tattooing for cosmetics reasons. Permanent makeup is the art and science of using tattoo artistry to apply cosmetic looks more permanently than one’s daily makeup routine.

Many permanent makeup artist training programs teach skills through in-class lectures and courses, as well as hands-on training in student clinic environments.
  • Safety, Sterilization & Sanitization
  • Procedure Room/Station Setup
  • Procedure Before & After Photography
  • Procedure After-Care
  • Needle Selection & Usage
  • And More!
Permanent Makeup Courses cover elements including:
  • Eye Liner
  • Eyebrow Tattoo (hair stroke)
  • Lip Liner
  • Microblading
  • Shading

Eye Lash Extensions

Each Eyelash Extension Course dives deep into every unique Lash method with 2 days of hands-on training and explanations of tools, products and techniques. To utilize time and education quality, each small class of students receives real experience with real models.

Permanent Makeup Courses cover elements including:

  • Eyelash Anatomy and Growth
  • Product and Tool Expertise
  • Top Tweezer Practices
  • Classic Lash Application Method
  • Isolation Techniques
  • Eye Taping
  • And more!

Fibroblast Skin Tightening

Plasma Skin Tightening is the next big thing in beauty. Did you know skincare and anti-aging is the biggest market in the beauty industry? If you are looking for a great opportunity to boost your earnings for the long-term, then Plasma Skin Tightening is for you!

When the skin is exposed to plasma energy, it goes through the process of sublimation (the action of turning matter from solid to gas, bypassing the liquid stage).

In other words, we are ‘evaporating’ the excess tissue without the application of excess heat and in a very superficial manner. This sublimation effect causes an instant contraction of the tissue, eliminating wrinkles and sagging skin. This them stimulates skin regeneration and collagen production.

We are proud to bring you education and products of the highest quality in Plasma Skin Tightening. If you would like to get qualified in performing this great treatment, look no further then here at Gulf Coast Academy.


Additional Gulf Coast Academy Courses of Study

Gulf Coast Academy Clinical Menu


European Facial – $50.00

Back Facial – $40.00

Men’s Facial – $40.00

Anit-Agining Facial – $40.00

Microdermabrasion – $40.00

Clear Skin Facial – $30.00

Skin Scrubber Facial – $30.00

Eyelash Tint – $22.00

Brow Tint – $18.00

Lash and Brow Tint – $20.00

Eyelash Extensions – $50.00

Advanced Esthetics

MicroNeedling – $150.00

MicroNeedling with PRP – $399.00

IPL Photofacial – $150.00 – $300.00

TCA Peel – $150.00

Fibroblast Skin Tightening – $199 (small area)

Dermaplaning – $50.00

Mini HydraFacial – $99.00

Skin Tightening – $89.00

Botox – $7.00 A Unit

Filler – $400.00 One Syringe

Hyaluron Pen – $100.00

Microblading – $200.00

Eyeliner – $150 (each area)

Lip Blushing – $300.00

Skin Tag Mole Removal – $75.00


½ Legs – $30.00

Underarms – $10.00

Lip – $10.00

Chin – $12.00

Lip & Chin – $20.00

Eyebrows – $10.00

Out of State Students

We offer Continuing Education Programs to students from select States. Please verify with your State’s controlling Agency that licensure can be transferred as rules and regulations constantly change.

  • Advanced Medical Aesthetics
  • Botox and Dermal Filler Certification
  • 10 Hour CME Continuing Course

Contact Gulf Coast Academy today for custom training programs offered at reasonable costs. We assist in locating South West Florida housing accommodations.

Fort Myers's Most Trusted Certified Esthetic and Laser School

Gulf Coast Academy is the only certified Esthetic and Laser school near Estero, Florida. Gulf Coast Academy Specializes in hands-on training preparing students for new careers in esthetics. Using the latest technology in laser and esthetics, our facility offers all the training required to build your business and deliver exceptional results.

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