Certified Esthetic and Laser School near North Naples, Florida

Your future begins here.

Gulf Coast Academy offers programs for entry-level esthetics, advanced esthetics, laser hair removal, electrolysis, and more in North Naples, 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.

Students Environment of Gulf Coast Academy

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.

Advanced Training and Certification in Chemical Peels

This program includes both hands-on training and classroom work, explores different types of chemical peels and their differences and functions, along with contraindications to treatment and the management of adverse side effects.

Microblading and Permanent Makeup

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 Courses cover topics including:

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!

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!

Phlebotomy & Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Courses

Permanent makeup is a creative and growing industry that attracts individuals looking for a career in cosmetic tattooing. Permanent makeup is the use of tattoo artistry to apply permanent cosmetics.

Permanent Makeup Courses cover elements including:

  • Eye Liner
  • Eyebrow Tattoo (hair stroke)
  • Lip Liner
  • Microblading
  • Shading

Skin Irregularities Removal Course

You can rapidly and effectively treat a broad range of minor vascular, sebaceous, and fibroma related skin irregularities that are quite common. Vascular irregularities can appear in different forms and tend to be more noticeable in fair skinned or thin-skinned individuals. They are superficial in nature and present on the upper epidermal level of the skin. Vascular irregularities appear most often on the face. Some of these irregularities such as cherry angiomas, and dilated capillaries may appear on the face, chest and torso. Sebaceous irregularities on the face, as well as the scalp, include commonly occurring cholesterol deposits, clogged pores, milia, skin tags, keratosis and pimples. Sebaceous hyperplasia, a distinctive donut-shaped sebaceous glad, also fall in this category, as do cysts. In this course you will learn how to effectively and safely remove these common skin irregularities and growths from the face and body.

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.


Hyaluron Pen Needle Free Injections Course

Hyaluron pens are arguably the biggest and newest trend….The Hyaluron pen uses pressure technology to deposit hyaluronic acid filler into the epidermal and upper dermal layers of the skin without using traditional needles. The Hyaluron pen can be used to create volume, shape, and lift!

Learn how to professionally administer this treatment to the lips and multiple areas of the face from Master Instructors!

Intense Pulsed Light (IPL)

A clear complexion is something many people want, but even with the most meticulous skincare regimen, blemish-free skin can be difficult to achieve. Photorejuvenation, which uses Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) technology, can help reduce the appearance of some of the most common skin woes, including brown spots, melasma, broken capillaries, and sun damage. This minimally invasive skin procedure can also treat signs of aging such as wrinkles or age spots. There are very little recovery time and few side effects, making it a popular skin treatment.

Microblading Course

The latest fad in the makeup world is the focus on eyebrows. With the makeup industry quickly rising and becoming more and more popular, people have become less satisfied with their natural eyebrows. While simple makeup fixes such as pencils and pomades can temporarily fix this issue, people still desire a way to achieve an ideal eyebrow that won’t have to be applied daily. Microblading is the answer. This technique is a simpler and less invasive form of tattooing where pigment is implemented under the skin in the form of small hair strokes. This gives the effect of actual eyebrow hairs. The results of microblading can last up to three years with proper touch ups every six months to a year. Because upkeep is minimal and no daily makeup is required, microblading is a highly demanded procedure. With this workshop, you will learn to master this technique in order to give your patients the eyebrow shape and fullness they’ve always dreamed of!

Laser Skin Tightening Course

This revolutionary skin tightening regimen for the face and body uses advanced technology to non-invasively treat wrinkles and fine lines, while also replacing volume. Multiple clinical studies and thousands of satisfied patients have proven the Alma Laser treatment’s effectiveness in tightening loose skin, promoting healthy collagen production, and improving body contours. Compared to other skin treatment systems, you’ll see noticeable results faster. Laser Skin tightening has become one of the most recognized treatments available today. This technology heats the layers of skin gradually so you stay comfortable. The procedure is not only quick and easy it’s effective. This treatment tightens skin and contours the body through a special dual-layer thermotherapy process.  Done in a series of 4-6 treatments once every 2-6 weeks, with a follow-up maintenance routine for each client’s specific needs.  It’s recommended to condition the skin before the treatment process to enhance results. Laser skin tightening is ideal for patients who seek long-term correction of fine lines and wrinkles, but who do not have the time or inclination for extensive surgical procedures.

Advanced Product & Ingredient Training

This class will teach you how to analyze the skin and suggest an appropriate skin care regimen for your clients,  all while learning how to efficiently utilize protocols and products! With in-house training, you will learn about ingredients and conditions to allow for personalized customer care. When you know your products, and know what to recommend, your clients will love the results and trust on your long-term care for their skin! You will be prepared to answer like a true professional when your client asks, “How many products should I use?, “Which ones are right for my skin?”, “What order should I be using my products?”

Ombre Powder Eyebrows Course

This technique has gained its popularity all over the world because of its soft finish and amazing healed results. To create the Ombre Powder Eyebrows effect, a handheld machine is used to place tiny dots of pigment into the skin. In Gulf Coast Academy’s workshop, we aim to replace the need for any penciling. This technique is more suited to clients with naturally full brows, those who totally need to reshape their brow or improve symmetry, but ultimately for those who like a complete fuller eyebrow!

Additional Gulf Coast Academy Courses of Study

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 a certified Esthetic and Laser school near North Naples, 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 North Naples, FL’s most trusted Certified Esthetic and Laser School.