Level 4 Skin Needling Course

This course is perfect if you want to introduce micro needling, derma rollers or dermapen into your clinic, or if you’re looking to add another qualification onto your C.V. Skin needling is fast growing in popularity, and for good reason: it is a highly effective anti-ageing treatment that targets fine lines, acne scars and pigmentation.

Level 4 Skin Needling Course

This course is perfect if you want to introduce micro needling, derma rollers or dermapen into your clinic, or if you’re looking to add another qualification onto your C.V. Skin needling is fast growing in popularity, and for good reason: it is a highly effective anti-ageing treatment that targets fine lines, acne scars and pigmentation.

 

Our Level 4 Skin Needling Course covers:

  • Micro needling rollers.
  • Rollers and stamp method.

In covering all of these methods, you get to see the benefits of both treatments.

Unit 1: Know safety considerations when providing skin-needling treatments

 You need a comprehensive knowledge of the treatment and its contraindications, as well as health and safety and insurance regulations surrounding it. We cover:

  • Safety of product and equipment sourcing
  • Insurance guidelines
  • Hygiene considerations
  • Infection control
  • Products to be used during treatment
  • Hazards & Risks, Suppliers instructions for safe use
  • Treatment of minors
  • Timing of treatments
  • Contra-indications
  • Referring contra-indicated clients
  • When to consult with other aesthetic therapists

Unit 2: Be able to prepare for Level 4 Certificate Skin Needling

 We then cover, thoroughly, the preparations and protocols required by this treatment. We are able to teach this online via our webinars, which means that you can fit the theory aspect of this course around your own unique schedule.

  • Prepare the therapist
  • Prepare the client:
  • Area set up
  • Cleansing the skin prior to treatment
  • Types and purpose of cosmetic skin needling products
  • Preparation of work area
  • Selection of products and device
  • Treatment technique
  • Adapting the treatment
  • Treatment areas to avoid
  • Use and limitations of cosmetic skin needling products and
    equipment
  • Possible effects and benefits
  • Effects and risks
  • Contra-actions
  • Pre and post treatments
  • Tyrosine inhibitors
  • SPF and UVA sun protector
  • Prevent infection & promote healing
  • Treatment progression and additional/complementary treatments recommendations

Unit 3: Know the relevant anatomy, physiology & pathologies relevant to skin needling

 As with every Skin Philosophy Training course, we put a great deal of emphasis on the theory of the skin, so you can truly understand why you are giving this treatment, explain the process to your client, and perform it safely and successfully.

Unit 4: Be able to consult, plan and prepare for cosmetic skin needling treatment

 An effective consultation and skin analysis is key to offering your clients an optimal treatment, and something we always focus on at Skin Philosophy Training. Not only does it lead to greater client satisfaction and results, it’s also important to provide evidence of your thorough practise for insurance purposes. Therefore we look at:

  • Consultation techniques to determine clients treatment plan
  • Analyse client expectations
  • Identify the client’s medical history, indications for and aims of treatment
  • Recognise contraindications
  • Establish the condition of the skin
  • Benefits & limitations of treatments and products considered to delay ageing process
  • Ensure client comfort
  • Explain Treatment procedure
  • Select a preparatory skin care programme
  • Finalise and agree the treatment plan
  • Obtain signed, informed consent
  • Take pre-treatment photographs
  • Explain cooling off period

Unit 5: Be able to provide cosmetic skin needling treatments

Units 1-4 will have provided a thorough and solid foundation for the practicals, where you can practise on models, provided by us at our training centre. Students generally arrive a little nervous, but by the end of the day it is always wonderful to see the confidence and skill we have helped develop. This unit will cover:

  • Prepare and protect the client and self
  • Maintain client’s modesty and privacy at all times
  • Position the client
  • Maintain own posture and working methods
  • Ensure environmental conditions are suitable for treatment
  • Ensure the use of clean equipment and materials
  • Promote environmental and sustainable working practices
  • Safe use of equipment, materials and products
  • Prepare the skin
  • Select appropriate PPE
  • Selection of equipment
  • Needling size selection
  • Apply the cosmetic skin needling treatment
  • Work systematically
  • Calculate the duration and intensity of the application
  • Monitor the skin reaction and client response
  • Verbally communicate with the client
  • Apply complementary single use formulation
  • Apply cooling skin procedures
  • Apply post-treatment products
  • Take post-treatment photographs
  • Provide post care advice and homecare
  • Dispose of waste materials to meet legal requirements
  • Complete the treatment in a commercially viable time
  • Update client records
  • Comply with protocols to avoid cross infection
  • Provide and manage post-treatment communications and outcomes

Duration

The Level 4 Skin Needling Course is held over 12 weeks. Each unit will require a lot of self-study from home. Whilst attending the training centre you will carry out the required case studies for Level 4 skin needling, as per Unit 5.

After completing you course, you will need to come back to demonstrate your abilities in front of an ITEC examiner and complete an exam.

VTCT / ITEC ACCREDITATION

VTCT is a Government approved Awarding Body offering National Vocational Qualifications (NVQs), Scottish Vocational Qualifications (SVQs) and other vocationally related qualifications (VRQs). VTCT has been in existence for over forty years and has been at the forefront of developing the vocational system of qualifications in the United Kingdom.

After completing the course, you will receive qualifications, which are recognised across the world and are fully Insurable.

We also provide follow up support, so if you do have any questions or are unsure of anything, we are there to help.

We provide a student area on our website, which gives you:

  • Consultation forms
  • Consent forms
  • Supplier details
  • Marketing material
  • And anything else you need to provide treatments.

Much of the qualification is completed as home study, making this an ideal route for those who wish to study flexibly around other commitments. The practical training days required for the course will run from 10am – 4pm, although we ask students to arrive at 9.45am to ensure a prompt start.

You will learn the theory of the treatment first, and spend the majority of the training days acquiring and demonstrating your practical skills, with a short break for lunch

Certification

Once you have completed all training and coursework, you will arrange to attend a multiple choice written assessment day and practical assessment days to achieve your VTCT qualification.

When you have successfully completed the Level 4 Skin Needling Training, you will receive a certificate issued by us. This not only demonstrates your commitment to the training, but also allows you to obtain Public Liability insurance so you can start offering treatments to paying clients from home or mobile.

Once you have completed your assessment days you will also receive your VTCT qualification certificate (this can take up to 12 weeks to be released from the awarding body VTCT).

Career Progression

All of our diploma courses enable you to work from both home and mobile offering the specialised treatment(s) that you have completed. You can start earning by offering treatments to paying clients as soon as you have obtained your insurance. Facial treatments are hugely in demand to improve the condition of the skin and minimise the effects of aging. This course will enable you to begin earning well within this lucrative treatment area.

We also offer a course on Setting up a Skin Clinic to help you create your own business.

Course Fee: £1300 + VAT

If you are already working in the industry and have attended supplier training you qualifiy for recognised prior learning, this will make the course £750+VAT

Course Duration:

12 Week Course

Online Module and assignments to be completed first

3 – 9 Days practical attendance 

1 day exam

Entry Requirements: Level 3 Qualification in Facial Skincare

– We always teach a small group size (4-5 people), which means that you will never feel lost in a sea of faces, and allows plenty of opportunity to ask questions or seek further support if required. This also ensures that over the few days, you will have plenty of models to practice on.

– All of our tutors specialise in Aesthetics and have worked in the industry for years. We don’t simply teach the basics of a beauty facial: our college curriculum is geared towards graduates looking to move into advanced skin treatments.

– All centres have the very latest equipment and products required to adhere to current 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.

– Our training is completely independent of all suppliers; we won’t give you sales pitch or a spiel. We will tell you the truth and the difference between all these machines.

– We aim to give the highest standard of training. If, by the end of the course, you feel that you need more time or more practical training, then you are more than welcome to join more practical classes – free of charge.

– We provide follow-up support. If you have any questions or are unsure of anything, we are there to help.

We provide study materials to assist you with the written component of your coursework, and in preparation for your assessments. No kit is required to complete the training days, nor included in the course fee. Tea & coffee are provided on the training days. However, students will require products/tools at home and to arrange models to complete their coursework/assessments.

VTCT / ITEC Certification
VTCT is a Government approved Awarding Body offering National Vocational Qualifications (NVQs), Scottish Vocational Qualifications (SVQs) and other vocationally related qualifications (VRQs). VTCT has been in existence for over forty years and has been at the forefront of developing the vocational system of qualifications in the United Kingdom.

After completing the course, you will receive qualifications, recognised across the world that are fully Insurable

Our training is completely independent of all suppliers, we won’t give you sales pitch or a spiel. We will tell you the truth and the difference between all these machines.

Level 4 Skin Needling Course 

Course Fee: £1300 + VAT

Entry Requirements: Level 3 Facial Electrics and Advanced Skin Course students must possess a good level of English

Skin Needling Kit: Take home an FDA approved skin needling device and start treating clients straight away. Skin Needling kit to cover treating 10 clients £1100 + VAT

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