Too many training courses today still cover the traditional elements of skin anatomy and physiology. Modern aesthetic practice, however, has moved on a pace, and with it the all-important consultations, treatment protocols and combined therapies, which rely heavily on education and science to underpin the decision making at this level. Peels, microneedling, mesotherapy, skin tightening, skin rejuvenation, dermal fillers, botulinum toxin, lasers, plasma therapy, thread-lifts and dermaplaning all impact the skin at a cellular level. However, each technique uses different strategies to stimulate and achieve skin remodelling, alongside all the different contra actions, contraindications, and adverse reactions. Realising this need, and in collaboration with Qualifi, we have designed an innovative approach to aesthetic practice, to support those individuals who were novices to the industry, or those ‘seasoned professionals’ wanting to advance and underpin the science behind their suite of specialisms.
The course is designed to cover aspects of cell biology, biochemistry, skin morphology, and human physiology and appreciate how these impact the work of today’s aesthetic practitioners. When we approached, Qualifi with our concept, their confirmation was mutual, and the decision was taken to develop the course into an Ofqual regulated qualification.
As subject specialists for Qualifi, we are now proud to introduce the Level 4 Anatomy and Physiology for Aesthetic Practice.
The course is divided into 3 units:
- The Biology and Biochemistry of Cells
- Skin Morphology and the Inflammatory Response
- Skin Disorders and Diseases relative to Aesthetic Practice