With more than 100 years of combined experience in research and education for Lasers and medical aesthetics, the IMAj faculty is unmatched and serves as the core of the nation’s leading clinical aesthetics training school. The IMAj staff have performed thousands of clinical aesthetic procedures and services, are involved in extensive ongoing Aesthetic research, and have helped to shape the medical spa industry as we know it today. IMAj was the first, and is the only school in the nation to offer both traditional Aesthetician License training and comprehensive Laser Technician Certification instruction in a single integrated course of study. Unique to IMAj, our students frequently have the opportunity to participate in ongoing research studies. Within the last year this has included advancements in high-frequency microcurrent procedures that were originally developed by IMAj, the IMAj SRtat4X tattoo removal system, IMAj ScarTech scar reduction, and IMAj Collagen Enhancement Technology.

Unique Program

IMAj Institute is proud to be the only school in the nation to offer a 750 hour Clinical Aesthetics program that incorporates the Aesthetician Licensing Course with a focus on clinical skin care as well as an ARRA approved Cosmetic Laser Technician Certification Course that provides extensive hands-on training in numerous advanced skin care and anti-aging technologies, such as laser hair removal, high-frequency Microcurrent skin tightening, IPL treatments, and much more. While IMAj does offer a Traditional Aesthetics course, the IMAj programs are primarily designed for students who wish to focus specifically on clinical aesthetics training in order to prepare for a successful career in a physician office setting, medical or traditional spa, or working with a cosmeceutical company.

Industry Leaders

IMAj Institute works directly with a number of the largest companies in the clinical aesthetics industry. In July of 2008 Gary Begley, the President of the IMAj Institute, was appointed to the Arizona State Board of Cosmetology by Governor Janet Napolitano to help provide leadership to the aesthetics community. He has since been confirmed for the position by Governor Jan Brewer, as well as current Governor Doug Ducey.  In 2010, Mr. Begley was elected by his peers to serve as the Chairman of the Arizona Board of Cosmetology. During 2012, Mr. Begley was also elected as the Western Regional Director for the National Interstate Council of Cosmetology Schools, and was re-elected for the position in August of 2013 and again in 2015.


  • Arizona State Board of Cosmetology
  • Arizona Radiation Regulatory Agency
  • Voted “Top Esthetics School in the Nation” in 2009 by AAP
  • American Association of Cosmetology Schools
  • Arizona Department of Education (WIA)
  • Veteran’s Administration
  • A+ Rating with the Better Business Bureau
  • ITEC Certified

Community Involvement

IMAj students, graduates, and faculty and staff strive to contribute to the betterment of their communities by regularly participating in and supporting numerous local events and charitable causes.

  • Miss Arizona Scholarship Pageant (primary sponsor since 2009)
  • House of Refuge
  • Polysystic Kidney Disease (PKD) Walk
  • Debbie Gaby Celebrity Cat Walk
  • Camp Soaring Eagle
  • Ride On 4 Kim
  • Country Cares Yarnell Fire Benefit


IMAj offers the largest dedicated esthetics school campus in the Southwest. With large state-of-the-art classrooms, expansive clinics, numerous laser lab classrooms, an onsite “teaching” medical spa for real world experience, the states of Arizona’s first paperless esthetics classroom system, designated student study areas, indoor and outdoor break areas, and covered parking, the IMAj campus is the ideal setting to train for your new career in the growing field of traditional clinical skin care. IMAj is situated within a short walking distance to lakes, parks, shopping, and dining in beautiful North Scottsdale, Arizona.


IMAj Institute employs the largest number of Licensed Aesthetics Instructors of any school in Arizona. The full time IMAj faculty consists of Laser Instructors, Esthetics Instructors, Cosmetology Instructors, a Nurse Practitioner, and Laser Engineers. With a wealth of experience and resources, the IMAj faculty offers an unprecedented opportunity to learn from industry leaders as you prepare for your new career.


IMAj Institute has worked hard to provide a myriad of resources for its students to ensure that the IMAj training programs are incredibly comprehensive, and that IMAj graduates are well prepared to become successful members of the aesthetics community. The Scottsdale IMAj campus features a 9,000 square foot facility with a fully operational medical spa, numerous lab and class rooms, a diverse faculty, and the most on-site laser and energy-based technologies of any school of its kind. As an IMAj student you will be provided everything you need to succeed and make the most of your training experience.


The IMAj faculty and administrative staff has the experience and resources to provide each student with the support they need to be successful every step of the way. From the enrollment process, to completing your classes, to post-graduation support, IMAj will be there to help guide and support you. IMAj offers job placement assistance as well as complimentary business development assistance for those students who want to explore options for self-employment, including opening your own medical spa.  An online Job Board is updated weekly, and access is password restricted to IMAj graduates only.   IMAj also offers every graduate the unique opportunity to return to campus at any time throughout the duration of their career to participate in any class they have previously completed to refresh or update their skill set.

Your Success

Every component of the IMAj training programs are designed to promote the success of each individual student. It is the number one priority of the IMAj faculty to make certain that every student is ultimately extremely comfortable with each and every technology and technique. There are minimum requirements for both classroom and hands-on training with the IMAj training courses, but there are no maximums. IMAj welcomes every student to make the most of all of the resources available to them to make certain that they are ready to become an integral part of the clinical aesthetics community. Students may at any time choose to re-attend classes or participate in additional hands-on training activities while enrolled at IMAj or at any time after graduation. This helps to ensure that every student has the ability to utilize the resources of the IMAj Institute in any way that may help to ensure their success.

New classes start every month. However, IMAj limits its class sizes for the Clinical Aesthetics program. Roster spots are available on a first-come, first-serve basis, so call today at (480) 361-8585 for more information or to schedule a tour of the IMAj campus!