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What are the benefits of a PUREHYDRO facial?
 

PUREHYDRO has many benefits, including a more hydrated, bright, plump, and clear complexion whilst improving signs of ageing. PUREHYDRO reduces fine lines and wrinkles, increases firmness, evens tone, texture, and brown spots, and reduces enlarged pores.

Is there downtime after a PUREHYDRO facial?

 

While PUREHYDRO is generally free of complications, you may feel light pressure from the Aqua Peel during the procedure.

 

How many treatments are recommended?

A course of 6, 1 week apart with monthly maintenance sessions after that for optimal results.

What do I need to know before a PUREHYDRO facial?
 

Pre-treatment Instructions

 

Stop using any medium or deep chemical peels or chemical resurfacing treatments and laser treatments for at least two weeks before. Do not wax or use depilatories for at least 48 hours before your treatment.

What should you not do before a PUREHYDRO facial?

Two days before your treatment, do not use any over-the-counter acne medications, such as salicylic acid or benzoyl peroxide. Refrain from waxing and using depilatories. You should also refrain from any exfoliating treatments, like those containing active enzymes or glycolic acids.

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VTCT (ITEC) Level 3 Certificate in Access to Aesthetic Therapies

 

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Who Is This Course For?

 

The Level 3 Certificate in Access to Aesthetic Therapies will enable anyone who does not have a level 3 beauty qualification to proceed onto other advanced qualifications.

 

As well as being a direct route into aesthetics for new practitioners, the Level 3 Certificate in Access to Aesthetic Therapies is also for those who are new to the industry and want to learn the basics of the skin and body, consultation, electrical science, health and safety, and more. It can also be attended by qualified medical professionals who are new to aesthetics.

 

VTCT PRODUCT

  • CODE UBT285 Skin Analysis & Facial Skincare level 2 

  • UBT286 Consultation & Client Care Level 2

  • UBT287 Anatomy, Physiology & Pathology Level 3

  • UBT288 Electrical Science Level 3

  • UBT289 Maintain Health & Safety in the salon Level 3

 

WEEK 1 UNIT 1 UBT285 Skin Analysis & Facial Skincare level 2   45 HOURS

Week 1  - 16 hours training at the Academy theory and practical on skin analysis and facial Skincare on Live models and 29 Hours home study.

 

Day 1 -  Induction at 6 Castle street Derma Comedic Aesthetics Academy.

 

From 9 am – 11am learners will learn and prepare for the course structure of the 5 units getting taught, the timeframe to be completed all learners should have completed this course in 6-12 months, we will make sure you understand how to set up your portfolios of evidence for all 5 units and ensure you how to login to our online portal for all theory and assessments on our website. 

 

11am Introduction to Skin Analysis and Facial Skincare.

We will be training students on –

  • Personal presentation

  • Record Keeping

  • Consultations on each other

  • Sensitivity & Patch testing on each other

  • Dealing with Contra actions to treatment

  • Insurance requirements

  • Treatment of minors. 

 

DAY 2   8 Hours theory and practical, Skin Analysis and Preparation. 

Understand the effects and indications for facial treatments

  • Benefits of facial therapy

  • Safe application and techniques

  • Skin Analysis

  • Contraindications for facial treatments

  • Skin diseases and disorders

  • Skin conditions

  • Variations in pigment and Fitzpatrick scale

  • Factors that influence facial treatments

  • Expected reactions and Contra actions that may occur and responses

  • Effects and use of Products

 

PRACTICAL ON EACH OTHER 

  • Performing facials covering

  • Setting and non-setting of masks – more than one mask can be used on one client, for example for a combination skin.

  • Additional products Awareness of Acid Peels

 

METHODS AND BENEFITS OF SKIN WARMING

  • Demonstration and practical of steaming the skin and removing masks with warm towels. 

  • EXTRACTION METHODS 

  • Comedone extractor after steaming 

  • Finger extractions

 

BE ABLE TO PREPARE FOR FACIAL TREATMENTS

  • Considerations for setting up area.

  • Prepare and check work area, equipment and products

  • Complete consultation, with consultation forms, Magnifier mirrors to analyse skin and the use of Derma Cosmedics Reveal Scanner

  • Instruct the client on how to prepare for the treatments

  • Eg removal of appropriate clothing.

  • L04 BE ABLE TP PROVIDE FACIAL TREATMENTS 

  • Prepare the client and their skin for facial treatment (practical)

  • Carry out Facial techniques (practical)

  • Selecting equipment and products to suit client’s needs. 

  • Provide suitable aftercare advice.

  • Update and maintain client treatment records.

  • Skin cancer awareness.

 

LEARNING OUTCOMES FOR SKIN ANALYSIS AND FACIAL CARE

Students will be given multiple choice questions on each unit L01 Know the salon requirements for facial treatments and L02 Understand the effects and indications for facial treatments. This will your  knowledge on each unit.

 

You will be getting Assessed visually when performing facial treatments on each other or on live models.

 

Learners must produce a treatment portfolio.

 

At a minimum the treatment portfolio should contain evidence that learners have-

  • Performed a minimum of 6 Facial treatments (a minimum of 1 to include steam and extraction)

  • Used all products

  • Eye make-up remover

  • Skin toners (astringents and tonics)

  • Cleansing lotions, Milks, Creams, Oils or gels

  • Moisturising creams, lotions or gels

  • Eye Creams or gels

  • Neck creams

  • Serums

  • Exfoliating Products

  • Masks, setting, non-setting, thermal cooling

  • USED ALL EQUIPMENT

  •  Sponges

  • Chair/Couch

  • Magnifying lamp

  • Containers for Water

  • Mirror

  • Tissues

  • Couch roll

  • Bowls

  • Warm Towels

  • Steamers

  • Cotton buds

  • Spatulas

  • Headbands

  • Consultation Cards/Treatment Plan

UNIT 2 UBT286   CONSULTATION AND CLIENT CARE (WEEK 2)

This unit will be completed on our online portal 20 hours of theory learning. After having 2 days practical on consultations and Facials you will have a thorough understanding of this module so can be completed online. The practical examination will be assessed once all theory units have been completed.

 

L01 Know the salon requirements relating to client care and consultations.

  • How to prepare and set up work area

  • Health & Safety standards/Safe working environment

  • Clean and well organised working area.

  • Chairs adjusted to workable height

  • Client comfort, consultation, refreshments

  • Ease of access and free movement

  • Selection of necessary records

  • Create a nice ambience for the client

  • Visual aids for consultation

  • .

PERSONAL PRESENTATION

  • Taught content

  • Well-fitting uniforms

  • PPE

  • Personal hygiene

  • Presentation

SALON REQUIRMENTS FOR RECORD KEEPING

  • Taught content

  • Legal requirements, provide accurate information, regarding clients service.

  • The importance of making records available prior to treatment

  • How to complete client record cards with accordance to legal guidelines

  • The importance of client’s consent

  •  The importance of accurate completed records

  • The importance of secure storage of records

  • The importance of confidentiality

 

TYPES OF INFORMATION RECORDED DURING CONSULTATION Taught content

  • Recording relevant information

  • Adaptions, recommendations and modifications, future recommendations, retail sales.

  • Treatment/Service plan

  • Recording of visual media, taking photographs/videos of the treatments area. Before and afters to record clients progress.

  • The importance of signatures

 

ROLES AND RESPONSABILITIES OF SPECIALIST SERVICE PROVIDERS. Taught content.

  • Salon or organisational procedure for referring clients to others, if adverse conditions are suspected.

  • The importance of and reasons for not naming specific conditions when referring clients to other professionals, learners must know their limits and boundaries.

  • Knowledge of roles of other professionals. 

  • General practitioner

  • Pharmacist

  • Chiropodist

  • Trichologist

  • Dermatologist

 

INSURANCE & LEGISLATION IMPLICATIONS WHEN CARRYING OUT CLIENT CONSULTATIONS

  • Good practice and professional competence

  • Commitment to professional ethics

  • A legal requirement to perform a consultation

  • Failure to carry out a consultation can invalidate insurance

  • Damage to reputation and loss of clients could ruin a business

  • As a minimum a salon should hold employer’s insurance and public liability insurance

  • Relevant legislation for client care and consultation

  • Cooling of periods

  • The most current legislation is available at www.legislation.gov.uk

 

LEGAL REQUIREMENTS FOR PROVIDING TREATMENTS TO MINORS Taught content

  • The age at which an individual is a minor

  • Salon and legal protocols

  • Safeguarding implications for minors and vulnerable adults

 

HOW TO DEAL WITH CLIENT COMPLAINTS

  • Appropriate communication skills – be patient, listen, avoid misunderstandings.

 

THE IMPORTANCE OF MEETING SALON STANDARDS WITH REGARD TO COMMUNICATION SKILLS   taught content

  • Life skills

  • Professionalism

  • Avoid misunderstandings and staff issues

  • Employability

 

L02 KNOW THE PRINCIPLES OF CLIENT CARE

  • Important factors relating to client care.

  • Examples

  • Professional image

  • Providing clients care and comfort throughout consultation and treatment

  • Consider clients’ needs

  • Client satisfaction

  • Clients reassurance

 

IMPACT OF POOR CLIENT CARE

Examples of taught content –

  • Lack of satisfaction

  • Loss of reputation – Unhappy clients

 

LIMITS OF OWN AUTHORITY

  • How to report a risk hazard

  • When to report a risk or hazard

  • When to refer or seek guidance from a senior staff member

  • Follow organisation policies and procedures

 

FACTORS THAT CAN REDUCE THE EFFECTIVENESS OF CLIENT CARE. Examples of taught content

  • Language difficulties, Language barrier

  • Philological difficulties

  • Health conditions or impairment

 

LO3 KNOW THE PRINCIPLES OF CONSULTATION

Examples taught content – 

  • Process for gaining information about the client to assist the practitioner

  • Analyse helps identify general and specific client information, such as skin concerns, nails, stress levels, correct products.

 

GAINING RELEVANT INFORMATIONDURING CONSULTATION

Examples of taught content –

  • Subjective assessment – objective assessment

  • Non verbal communication

 

HOW TO ADAPT COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUES TO DIFFERENT CULTURAL NEEDS –  Examples Taught content

  • Avoid using slang terms

  • Avoid stereotyping

  • Be sensitive to different religious needs

 

LO4 BE ABLE TO CONDUCT A CLIENT CONSULTATION

PREPARE SELF & WORK AREA FOR CONSULTATION

Examples of taught content

  • Safe and hygienic work area

  • Area is well organised in an ergonomic manner

  • Professional appearance that meets salon standards

 

PREPARE & UTILISE CLIENT RECORDS

Examples Taught content

  • The records are available for consultation

  • Checking the records for any contra indications for that particular treatment, ensuring it is the correct record for that client.

  • Filing correctly to protect client confidentiality

 

DEMONSTRATE CONSULTATION TECHNIQUES

Examples taught content

  • Professional communication skills

  • Ensuring the most suitable questioning skills are used to gain the information

 

IDENTIFY FACTORS WHICH MAY LIMIT OR EFFECT THE DESIRED OUTCOME. 

  • *Recognise the importance of checking for allergies

  • *Ensuring client suitability

 

COMMUNICATE A TREATMENT/SERVICE PLAN TO THE CLIENT-  example taught content

  • Drawing from the information gained during the consultation to produce a bespoke personalised treatment.

  • Gaining signatures and consent

 

PROVIDE RECOMMENDATIONS AND AFTERCARE ADVICE

Example taught content

  • Updating relevant records

  • Aftercare to include follow up treatments, maintenance, professional product. 

 

Assessment requirements

Learners must gather a portfolio of evidence for this unit to confirm knowledge.

1 Portfolio of evidence – Must include client consultation and care records for a minimum of 6 consultation treatments

2 Theory examination- The theory content of learning outcomes 1-3 will be tested with theory examination questions for this unit, this will consist of a multiple choice test paper of all theory taught in this unit after they have competed their revision.

 

LEARNING OUTCOMES L01 – Know the salon requirements relating to client care and consultations.

Multiple choice questions-

1.1 On how to prepare and set up work area

1.2 Personal presentation

1.3 Salon requirements

1.4 Types of information recorded during consultation

1.5 Roles and responsibilities of specialist service providers

1.6 Insurance and legislation implications

1.7 Legal requirements for providing treatments to minors

1.8 Salon standards for communicating with clients

1.9 How to deal with client complaints

1.10 The importance of meeting salon standards with regard to communication skills. 

Learning Outcome Assessment Criteria LO2

 Know the principles of client care 2.1

 Important factors relating to client care 2.2 Impact of poor client car

 

2.3 Limits of own authority

2.4 Factors that can reduce the effectiveness of client care Learning Outcome Assessment Criteria LO3 Know the principles of consultation 3.

 

1 Reasons for carrying out a consultation 3.2 

Gaining relevant information during consultation 3.3 How to adapt communication techniques to different cultural needs.

 

PRACTICAL ASSESMENT AT DERMA COSMEDIC AFTER COMPLETION OF ALL UNITS.

 

Internal practical assessments The learner will be observed completing a minimum of 6 treatments whilst consulting for facial therapy.

 

At a minimum the consultations must cover: Range for assessment Learners must produce a treatment portfolio.

 

At a minimum the treatment portfolio should contain evidence that learners have:

  •  •Carried out a minimum of 6 consultations on different clients or treatments - New clients - Existing clients

  •  Used all consultation techniques - Verbal - Non-verbal – Written

  •  Considered all implications - Cost of maintenance (if applicable) - Frequency of maintenance (if applicable) - Advice on further or additional treatments - Benefits - Effects of and limitations to other services - Changes to existing care routine

  •  Considered all factors limiting or affecting services - Adverse skin conditions - Results of previous services and products used - Client’s lifestyles - Thermal, tactile and sensitivity test results if applicable

  •  Taken all courses of action - Offering information

  • Advice and guidance - Referral to sources of support in line with salon’s procedures 

  • Obtained informed consent

  • Obtained consent for visual media if relevant 

  • Given all types of advice - Relating to client expectations/realistic outcomes - Possible contra-actions - Aftercare - Specific additional products and treatment

 

THE FOLLOWING ASSESMENT IS CARRIED OUT DURING PRACTICAL AT END OF ALL THEORY UNITS

 

The content of LO4 is covered by practical assessments whilst consulting for facial therapy and is mapped to the relevant assessment criteria (see table below).

 

The Practical assessments must take place under the supervision of a lecturer who must observe the quality of the practical demonstrations performed throughout the learner’s training.

 

The Practical Assessments must take place under controlled conditions, in a realistic working environment on a real client and in a commercially acceptable time frame.

 

Learning Outcome Assessment Criteria LO4 Be able to conduct a client consultation

4.1 Prepare self and work area for consultation 

4.2 Prepare and utilise client records

4.3 Demonstrate consultation techniques 

4.4 Identify factors which may limit or affect the desired outcome

4.5 Communicate a treatment/service plan to the client 

4.6 Provide recommendations and service advice

UNIT 3 UBT287 Anatomy, Physiology, and Pathology

LEVEL 3 Guided Learning 90 hours

 

WEEK 3 & WEEK 4 

ONLINE LEARNING. I have given learners 2 weeks for this unit but some students may take a month depending on how much free time they have.

 

This unit enables Learners to understand the structure and function of the human body, in order that they might safely and confidently apply a range of health, beauty and Aesthetic treatments.

 

On completion of this unit, learners will: 

  • LO1 Understand and relate to the organisation of the human body LO2 Understand the anatomy and physiology of the human body 

  • LO3 Understand the relevant pathologies associated with each system of the human body

 

UNIT CONTENT ORGANISATION OF THE HUMAN BODY

Students will be taught on the following:

  • Cell, tissues, organs, systems, organisms, chemicals

  • Anterior, ventral, caudal, cranial, inferior, deep, distal, dorsal, external, internal, lateral, longitudinal, medial, palmar, peripheral, plantar, posterior, proximal, superficial, superior, visceral, ipsilateral, contralateral

  • Anatomical terms in relation to positions, regions, movement

 

L02 UNDERSTAND THE ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY OF THE HUMAN BODY

  • Taught content

  • Cells

  • The structure of the cell

  • Characteristics of the cell

  • Cell division

 

Tissues – Taught content

  • Histology

  • Main Types of tissue

  • Muscular tissue

  • Connective

 

INTEGUMENTARY SYSTEM –Taught content

  • Structure of the skin

  • Epidermis

  • Dermis

  • Subcutaneous

  • Functions Of the skin

  • Growth and repair stages of the skin

  • Skin types

  • Skin conditions

  • Structures of the hair

  • Skin classification

  • Fitzpatrick scale

  • Phenotype and genotype

  • Lancer scale

  • Factors which may affect hair growth

  • Structure of the nail

  • *The process which the nail grows

  • *The factors which effect nail growth.

  • SKELETAL SYSTEM

  • MUSCULAR SYSTEM

  • CIRCULATORY SYSTEM

  • LYMPHATIC SYSTEM

  • RESPIRATORY SYSTEM

  • ENDOCRINE SYSTEM

  • NERVOUS SYSTEM

  • DIGESTIVE SYSTEM

  • EXCRETORY SYSTEM

  • REPRODUCTIVE SYSTEM

  • THE BREAST

  • THE EYE

  • THE EAR

 

L03 UNDERSTAND THE ASSOCIATED PATHOLOGIES OF EACH SYSTEM

Pathologies of the Integumentary system

  • Allergic reaction

  • Specific pathologies of nails

  • PATHOLOGIES OF SKELATAL SYSTEM

  • PATHOLOGIES OF MUSCULAR SYSTEM

  • PATHOLOGIES OF THE LYMPHATIC SYSTEM

  • PATHOLOGIES OF THE RESPIRITORY SYSTEM

  • PATHOLOGIES OF THE ENDOCRINE SYSTEM

  • PATHOLOGIES OF THE NERVOUS SYSTEM

  • PATHOLOGIES OF THE DIGESTIVE SYSTEM

  • PATHOLOGIES OF THE EXCRETORY SYSTEM

  • PATHOLOGIES OF THE REPRODUCTIVE SYSTEM

 

TESTING KNOWLEDGE

 

Assessment requirements Learners must complete all assessment requirements related to this unit: 1.

 

Theory examination 1. Theory examination Learners must complete a theory examination for this unit. 

 

Students will be given an exam paper of a multiple choice question paper which is mapped to the relevant assessment criteria stated below. 

 

The theory examination will test knowledge and understanding from across learning outcomes 1, 2 and 3. 

 

Learners should use the unit content sections of this unit to aid revision since exam questions will test the full breadth of this content over time.

 

 Learning Outcome Assessment Criteria

 LO1 Understand and relate to the organisation of the human body

 1.1 Organisation of the human body

 1.2 Directional terms 1.3 Anatomical terms in relation to positions, regions and movement Learning Outcome Assessment Criteria 

 

LO2 Understand the anatomy and physiology of the human body

2.1 Cells 2.2 Tissues 

2.3 Integumentary system 2.4 Skeletal system

2.5 Muscular system 2.6 Circulatory system

2.7 Lymphatic system 2.8 Respiratory system 

2.9 Endocrine system 2.10 Nervous system

2.11 Digestive system 2.12 Excretory system

2.13 Reproductive system

2.14 The breast

2.15 The eye

2.16 The ear

SCHEME OF WORK 

ELECTRICAL SCIENCE UNIT UBT288    LEVEL 3

Week 5 & 6

Guided learning 20 Hours

For this unit we will have students come to Derma Cosmedic training academy for practical training and some theory.

 

9-11am going through theory on electrical science

12 Demonstration of Galvanic facial and faradic facial

1pm Lunch

 

2-6pm Practical on Micro current treatments, iontophoresis, active beneficial peptides repelled onto the skin.

 

This unit will provide all the necessary underpinning knowledge of electrical science to enable learners to understand the natural and physical science behind electrical beauty therapy treatments.

 

Learning outcomes 

On completion of this unit learners will 

L01 Understand the structure of matter

L02 Understand electricity and the effects of an electric current.

L03 Understand natural and artificial radiation.

 

L01 Understand the structure of matter

  • Structure and function of an atom

  • States of matter

 

L02 Understand electricity and the effects of an electrical current

Taught content – Measurements of electricity

Terminology associated with electrical equipment

  • Examples

  • Polarity

  • Transformers

  • Coductors 

 

Electrical treatments and how their effects on the skin/body are achieved

Eg types of electrical current on the face

  • Galvanic

  • High frequency

  • Faradic

  • Micro current

  • Galvanic electrolysis

  • Thermolysis high frequency

 

L03 Understand natural and electromagnetic radiation

Types of electromagnetic radiation

EG of taught content

  • Artificial electromagnetic radiation – Infra red, radiant heat, nanometres, wavelength, inverse square law- distance cosine law – angle

  • Wood lamps Ultra violet radiation.

 

EFFECTS OF ELECTROMAGNETIC RADIATION ON BODY TISSUE

Examples of taught content

  • Infra red warming the epidermal tissues for therapeutic purposes

  • Ultra violet –Melanocyte activity for tanning response

 

HARMFUL EFFECTS OF ULTA-VIOLET RSDIATION ON THE BODY TISSUES

Examples of taught content

  • Sunburn, skin cancer, premature aging, photoages, dehydration, hyperpigmentation, allergic reactions, permanent eye damage.

 

ASSESMENT REQUIREMENTS FOR THIS UNIT

THEORY EXAMINATION

Learners must complete all theory examination for this unit.

The theory examination will test knowledge and understanding of learning outcomes 1-2 3 Learners should use unit content sections in this unit to aid revision, as the exam questions will test the full breadth of this content over time. All the learning outcomes below will be tested with multiple question exam papers after all their theory has been revised.

 

LEARNING OUTCOME

L01 Understand the structure of matter

Multiple choice questions on –

1.1 structure and function of an atom

1.2 states of matter

LEARNING OUTCOME L02

UNDERSTAND ELECTRICITY AND AFFECTS OF AN ELECTRICAL CURRENT 

2.1 Measurements of electricity

2.2 Terminology associated with electrical equipment

2.3 Electrical treatments and how their effects on the skin are achieved.

 

LEARNING OUTCOME L03 Understand natural and artificial electromagnetic radiation.

3.1 Types of electromagnetic radiation

3.2 Effects of electromagnetic radiation on body tissue

3.3 Harmful effects of Ultra violet radiation on the body

UNIT 5  UBT289 – Maintain Health & Safety In The Salon

Level 3 Guided learning  (25 hours)

 

This unit will be completed on our online portal with multiple choice questions after all revision is completed on maintain Health & Safety in the salon.

 

All students should be competent in the principles of Health & Safety at work within a salon, clinic or spa, it introduces the key legislation and legal regulatory factors that govern Health & Safety requirements and emergency procedures and their importance in the hair & Beauty industry. 

 

ON COMPLETION OF THIS UNIT Learners will

L01 Know the principles of Health and Safety

L02 Understand how to maintain health, safety hygiene and security practices

L03 Understand how to follow emergency procedures

L04 Understand the role of a Health & Safety supervisor

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