Thrive Skin Institute Chicago

Become a Certified Laser Specialist and Technician

Our instructors teach the most sought-after treatments in medical spas and doctors’ offices. Thrive Skin & Laser Institute was created by Julianne Pingel in collaboration with Bhanoo Sharma M.D, who saw a need for advanced esthetic knowledge and laser training for Estheticians, Cosmetologists, Nurses, Doctors, and Business Owners . Medical Spas are a booming industry and Physicians are looking for trained Laser Specialists.

Our nationally recognized laser training institute uses a combination of theory, hands-on and demonstrations for all of our medical esthetic and laser therapy courses. Our instructors are here to train you for your future position at a physician-owned medical spa, dermatologist or plastic surgeons office. All esthetics classes are approved by the Illinois State Licensing Board for CEU’s.

What People Are Saying

Below are just a few of the reviews and testimonials from people who have taken our courses.

…This was the best training class I have ever taken. I’m very excited to start my new chapter as an esthetician…

…It seems like a short amount of time to learn everything but there was plenty of hands on and more than enough time to get a good understanding of each machine…

…I was very happy with the class. I truly feel like I thoroughly learned the lasers and feel comfortable…

…The course exceeded my expectations! Julianne’s knowledge and professionalism was perfect for theory and Julie’s energy and humor help me relax…

*Thrive Skin Institute does not promote students working past their scope of practice but to learn the theory of performing treatments safely and effectively.

Equipment Used for Training

Below is a few of the pieces of equipment we use during your training to be a certified laser specialist and technician.


Isolaz acne treatment is a unique acne therapy that combines a vacuum and painless broadband light to deep cleanse and purify your pores from the inside out.


Cutera was established in the San Francisco Bay Area in 1998 to develop, manufacture, market and sell laser and light based medical devices.


Fraxel is a safe, non-invasive laser skin treatment that removes years from your appearance.