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CIBTAC Level 4 Award in Advanced Skin Science

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Our advanced skin science course is an extension of your knowledge of the anatomy and physiology of the skin, a uniquely in-depth study of skin anatomy histology, physiology, immunology and the intrinsic  and extrinsic process of skin ageing. It will provide you with a better understanding of dermatological issues to enable you to become a true skin specialist

This course provides an in-depth knowledge and understanding of skin anatomy, physiology, histology and immunology relative to skin health, skin dysfunction, cosmetic dermatology and advanced remedial treatment of the skin. It provides intricate knowledge of the structure and function of stratified squamous epithelial tissue, areolar tissue and adipose tissue. The epidermal layers are scrutinised, to include the formation, structure and function of the various types of specialised cells of the epidermis, the bilayer formation, epidermal lipids, Natural Barrier Function and Natural Moisturising Factor. The Extra Cellular Matrix of the dermis, together with its appendages and histology, is studied in detail to include the inflammatory responses, immunology, tissue wounding and degeneration, regeneration and remodelling. Extensive study is also made of the physiology of the skin ageing process and the formation of pigmentation pertinent to aesthetic practices.

Course Content

The unit is about the individual’s ability to monitor and maintain health and safety practice within a working salon/spa environment. Learners will improve their knowledge of health and safety and develop supervisory skills to enable them to carry out carry out risk assessments and monitor health and safety issues in the salon.

The consultation procedure is an essential part of any treatment in terms of building Client confidence and relationships and as such an effective and thorough approach to the consultation process lies at the heart of all good treatments. A thorough knowledge by the therapist, of a variety of methods of communicating and providing Client care is required, along with an essential understanding of how to evaluate the information gained and formulate recommendations. This unit will enable the Learner to develop their consulting skills and gain a deeper understanding of effective Client care. The Learner will also need to understand the importance of portraying a professional image in both appearance and conduct.

The basis of all good skin analysis lies in a complete knowledge by the Therapist of the anatomical structures and systems in the area to be treated, coupled with a thorough understanding of the abilities and functions of skincare products. This unit will enable the Learner to prepare for and provide skin analysis to meet the needs of the Client, whilst working in a safe and secure manner. This unit will assist in providing understanding of the organisational skills required, and technical processes and procedures involved in providing skin analysis.

The basis of all confident and competent therapy treatments lies in a complete knowledge by the therapist of all the anatomical structures and systems in the area to be treated and an understanding of if, and how, they will be affected by treatment application.

The basis of all confident and competent therapy treatments lies in a complete knowledge by the therapist of all the anatomical structures and systems in the area to be treated and an understanding of if, and how, they will be affected by treatment application.

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All courses are run as small groups (4/5 people) which allows plenty of opportunity to ask questions or seek further support if required. This also ensures that over the few days, you will have lots of models to practice on.

All of our tutors specialise in Aesthetics and have worked in the industry for years. Our college curriculum is based around moving into advanced skin treatments not just learning beauty facials.

All centres have the very latest equipment and products required to adhere to industry standards. We also have an on-going Support Team and a Facebook group available to answer any query you may have regarding your training with us.

We do provide study materials to assist you in completion of your written coursework & in preparation for your assessments.

All products and tools are provided for the training days at the centre when you attend. No kit is required to complete the training days, nor included in the course fee. Tea & coffee are provided on the training days.

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