Dermaplaning, Hollywoods worst kept secret. A go to in the a-list, this treatment is said to exfoliate the skin, leaving it radiant whilst also eliminating peach fuzz (those little hairs on your face that you see in the light). The tool used? A surgical scalpel. Yes, really. When it comes to dermaplaning treatment there’s a lot of questions, so we are here to answer them!

Three things to know about this new facial treatment offered in our clinics:

How does it work?

This exfoliating treatment removes the dead cells on the skins surface using a surgical scalpel. At the same time, eliminating all the hair that is there. The complexion is immediately boosted and regains radiance. How? The accumulation of dead cells is the cause of dull complexion and pimples (clogged pores and blocked hair follicles). 

What are the results?

These are quite impressive – and visible right away! At first, you will notice some redness here and there and your skin may seem a little dry, but the side effects of this treatment are really minimal. So much so that it’s perfectly possible to book a dermaplaning session at lunch and be back in the office – about 40 minutes later – with an ultra glowy complexion. Only one must: apply sunscreen! After the treatment, your skin will be more sensitive to the sun’s rays.

How long does this last?

The results will be visible for several weeks. Dermaplaning will eliminate dead cells that have been accumulated for more than three weeks, which means that a month of purified skin will follow. If you like to take care of your face (just like us), then you will like it: the fact of eliminating dead cells will allow the beauty products used daily to penetrate deeper into the epidermis and therefore to be better absorbed and more effectively. The skin becomes smooth and makeup glides evenly. 

If you are interested by the dermaplaning treatment, book your consultation with us : 

Phone: 01844 390110

Email: [email protected]

When it comes to skincare its hard to understand just what your skin needs. Met with millions of different creams, lotions and potions we are on the hunt to find the perfect products for us! The first step in finding your ideal skincare routine is understanding your skin type and we are here to help you do just that.

When we look at the anatomy of the skin, we notice that its surface is covered with a slight film, this is a mixture of sweat and sebum.

Sebum forms a protective film on the surface of the skin, which prevents water from evaporating and helps fight against germs.

Sweat eliminates heat in the first place, but it is also responsible for skin hydration and balance.

The quantity and quality of the skins film determine the skin type, varying on age and health, climate, pollution and personal hygiene. 

The Different Types of Skin

There are four main types of skin: normal, dry, oily, and combination when it comes to understanding your skin type. 

Normal skin: the ideal skin type

Neither too oily nor too dry, normal skin is comfortable, does not shine, does not tug, does not blush at sudden changes in temperature. It is often the result of a healthy and balanced lifestyle. Normal skin needs fewer products.

Dry skin

Dry skin can be confused with dehydrated skin but both are very different in what they need! Dry skin lacks sebum (that thing we spoke about at the beginning), which not having enough of will cause water to evaporate from the skin, thus causing dry skin. Therefore we need to nourish the skin before hydrating.

Oily skin

Oily skin is caused by an excess of sebum, the opposite of dry skin! You can tell oily skin by the skin glossing, enlarged pores, blackheads and dullness. You skin can be oily for a variety of reasons, including pollution and using the wrong products.

Combination Skin

Combination skin is a mixture of two skin types and is characterized by:

  • oily skin on the middle zone, or T zone
  • normal or dry skin on the cheeks.

With combination skin you will find you may need to try different types of products for each area. 

So, how do we determine our skin type? 

There are a number of ways we can determine our skin type from magnifying mirrors to purpose built machines, one which you can easily do at home would be the tissue test. 

  1. Take off your makeup
  2. Clean the skin with soap and water
  3. Wait 30 minutes until the glands have worked hard enough
  4. Place a tissue on the face, like a mask, and press lightly for about ten seconds
  5. Remove the handkerchief and observe in the light

Result of the test:

  • There are traces of oil (transparencies in the light) all over the tissue: you probably have oily skin
  • There are traces of oil only in the middle zone (forehead, nose, chin): you probably have mixed skin
  • There is no trace on the tissue: you have normal skin or dry skin

Please note the above technique may give you an idea of your skin type but we would still recommend coming for a skin consultation at one of our clinics where our skin experts can talk through what your skin needs and build you a bespoke treatment and skincare plan.

Book yours by contacting the team on 01844 390110 / [email protected]

We consume it daily, whether on purpose or not, helping us to stay healthy and boost our immune systems but did you know the benefits Vitamin C has for the skin? 

As an active energizer, it’s a key player in skincare as it helps with cell renewal, leaving your skin glowing with brightening and antioxidant action.

Vitamin C will start to show its results within a few weeks of adding it into your skincare routine, it’s used to prevent aging, reduce wrinkles, fine lines, dark circles and spots. Promoting better healing of the epidermis and limits skin inflammations.  A great addition alongside your aesthetic treatments.

The best way to introduce it into your skincare routine is to use a facial cream enriched with moisturizing agents, such as oils. Serums have a higher dose and can contain upto 5 to 15% pure vitamin C. You can mix your serum with your day cream and apply it in the evening or morning! 

To brighten the eyes you can also use a Vitamin C eye cream to help address crow’s feet or dark circles.

We also recommend that you space your application to avoid harming the skin, applying your Vitamin C products 2-3 times a week will help with this.

Our top tip: store your vitamin C care in your fridge – when you apply it, the cool consistency will help to tighten your skin! 

Purchase your Vitamin C skincare: 

C20 Maximum Strength Vitamin C Serum by EYN (1)

Clinically proven L-ascorbic acid at its peak concentration of anti-oxidant activity which
is quickly absorbed to remove free radicals to prevent skin damage, helping to brighten skin and maintain a youthful appearance. The formulation is supported with ferulic acid to create this light effective day serum.

The benefits: 

  • Peak strength serum with maximum anti-oxidant benefits.
  • Helps prevent wrinkles, dark spots and promotes the production of collagen.
  • Helping to prevent and delay ageing from harmful environmental damage, toxins, pollutants and solar radiation.
  • A key product for those who want to prevent the future signs of ageing.

CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE!

 

At the end of 2018 we introduced a brand new course to the Cosmetic Courses, Rederm- The Injectable Skincare. Offering the latest in skincare and injectables combined into a results driven anti-ageing treatment.

Redermalization ™ is a non-surgical procedure harnessing the power of Succinate and Hyaluronic acid. Both components are physiological (prevalent in human tissue) making the product hypoallergenic, safe and very effective. The product is injected to stimulate collagen & elastin and reject pigmentation to achieve youthful healthy looks without going under the knife.

Redermalization guarantees skin protection by minimizing damage from infammatory and oxidizing agents as well as preventing against chronic inflammation and slowing down endogenous protein destruction due to its high molecular mass of sodium hyaluronate (2.5 mln DA). Also correcting premature signs of ageing and helping to eliminate hyperpigmentation.

The treatment can be used in different ways to combat a variety of age related concerns:

  • Dark circles around the eyes
  • Crêpe like skin
  • Fine lines & wrinkles on the face, neck, and decolletage
  • Face & Body skin laxity
  • Skin hydration
  • Photo ageing
  • Treatment of scars and stretch marks

Ingredients:

  • Water
  • Sodium Hyaluronate
  • Sodium Succinate
  • Succinic Acid

What is the downtime after Rederm treatment?

Downtime varies between patients, on average this is 2-3 days, raised red bumps under the skin may be visible for up to 72 hours although this can be covered with makeup.

Where can Rederm treat?

Around the eyes, neck, full face, décolletage and backs of hand.

What is the differences between Rederm & Profilho?

Whilst both rejuvenating treatments, Rederm is injected to specific areas rather than fixed points. The ingredients also differ between products with Rederm using hyaluronic acid to boost results and succinic acid to help treat pigment.

How much is the cost of Rederm as a Cosmetic Courses model?

Around the eyes £125 per treatment or £300 for a course of 3. Face neck, décolletage and backs of hands £150 or £375 for a course of 3.

Before & After of Rederm

Treatment with Cosmetic Courses

Cosmetic Courses has been training medical professionals in the UK since 2002. As one of the longest-established providers we pride ourselves on the quality of our training and the products we use for treatment. This means that you are receiving the safest possible treatment as a model with us. The added bonus is that the treatment with us is a fraction of the high street cost. To find out more please contact our dedicated team on 01844 390110 or email [email protected] Alternatively you can register here.

2018 Love Island contestant Alexandra Cane has made the headlines recently over her invasive skin treatment. Many of her 1.2M Instagram followers were shocked when she took to her Instagram stories to reveal the recovery process of the invasive procedure showing a red and “scabby” face. The reality star had chosen to undergo a Co2 Laser Facial after years of Impetigo, which had left scarring on her face.

Alexandra did not hide what she had done but instead decided to take her followers along with her throughout the process so they could understand why she had the procedure, what the procedure is and the downtime that comes with it along with the fantastic results at the end.

During mid recovery she said “This is the current state of my skin, it looks quite bloody. It’s starting to scab over now but all is good according to my consultant. Hopefully in a few days all of this scabbing should start peeling off. The sorest part is my eyes, but the rest of my skin feels pretty good” adding “This is how my skin is meant to look at the moment, please don’t worry, all is fine.”

Alexandra Cane laser facial pictures

So, what is the Co2 Laser Facial?

Co2 Laser Facial is an advanced, results driven skin rejuvenation treatment which treats skin problems such as fine lines, pigmentation and acne scarring through laser resurfacing.

The laser beams target the problem area causing trauma to the skin which stimulates the body’s own healing process in turn producing a natural source of collagen resulting in refreshed, glowing skin. With the problems areas minimised if not completely eradicated. A topical numbing cream is applied to the area of treatment and once the skin is numbed the lasers use beams of thermal energy to penetrate deep into the skin treating skin conditions which over the counter creams can’t.

The treatment costs around £3000 to receive and should only be administered by a trained professional due to its intensity along with the prolonged aftercare requirements.

Other alternatives to laser resurfacing?

As the laser treatment carries quite a big price tag there are alternative less invasive treatments which patients may prefer:

Chemical Skin Peel – A chemical skin peel is a clinical grade skin rejuvenating treatment used to target a number of skin conditions such as black head removal, oil congestion, dry, flaky skin, dull, dehydrated skin & pigmentation
If you just want a rejuvenating and anti-ageing effect then this will be a perfect treatment. The Neostrata skin peel works by penetrating into the epidermis reaching a deeper point than any home skincare products. This coupled with the microdermabrasion treatment unblocks pores leaving you with immediately clearer and brighter skin.
Cosmetic Courses price for treatment: £70 per treatment

Microneedling – If you suffer from fine lines, acne scarring or pigmentation then you may benefit from a Microneedling treatment. Using tiny needles on a roller or an electronic device over the skin causing pin point bleeding is creating on the skin. This ‘trauma’ causes stimulation of your natural collagen which will refresh and rejuvenate the appearance of your skin. Again patients will experience best results with a course of treatment and skincare.
Cosmetic Courses price for treatment: starting from £125 per treatment

To view more of our skin treatment alternatives click here or speak to member of the team today to see what we can do to improve your skin on 01844 390110 or [email protected]

Cosmetic Courses has been training medical professionals in the UK since 2002. As one of the longest-established providers we pride ourselves on the quality of our training and the products we use for treatment. This means that you are receiving the safest possible treatment as a model with us. The added bonus is that the treatment with us is a fraction of the high street cost.

Give the gift of glowing skin this festive season with our Christmas vouchers!

Due to the popularity of last year we are delighted to announce that our gift vouchers are back again this festive period.

Recipients can choose from any of our treatments valid for all locations or they can treat themselves to some of our fabulous skincare ranges from NeoStrata & Heliocare.

Tempting treatments on offer:

All you have to do is let us know the preferred amount you would like the gift voucher to contain. Tell us who it’s for and who’s it from, then let us know where you would like it sent to!

How to purchase

Vouchers can be purchased for the amount of £50, £100, £150 & £200.

Contact us by calling 01844 390110 or email [email protected] Alternatively you can visit our Buckinghamshire clinic to purchase your gift voucher!  

Winter Wellness Package

Treat your friends and family to our Winter Wellness Package, developed to help introduce or advance models own skin care regimes and treatment plans to feel great in 2019!

Package includes: 45 minute skin consultation with skin expert Fleur, a recommended skin treatment and retail product from your consultation.

Special price of £55, originally £120! Also available as a gift voucher. 

Terms & Conditions

Gift vouchers are valid from 6 months after date of issue. Treatments are bookable on patient suitability based on practitioner discretion.  Voucher can not be combined with any other offer.

 

“I need Botox, I look too old”

Did you know that sometimes it’s not the one treatment that can help you reach the ideal look you are looking for; a combination of treatments can achieve fantastic results instead. The ageing face unfortunately does not stay to one area; it affects the whole surface in different ways.

By using a combination of treatments and having a holistic approach to the face, the practitioner can address all of these areas which together will give a fantastic youthful effect.

For example, “I look too old”. Botox injections can relax the muscles on the forehead to help to avoid any unwanted wrinkles, but if we were also to include dermal filler injections on the lower part of the face, around the mouth and/or jaw and cheek we will be lifting the face up resulting in a youthful glow.

beauty triangle

In medical terms, beauty is described by a triangle. An upside down triangle represents the perfect proportions that we have when we are younger, as we grow older the triangle then flips.  Volume loss and Muscular Hyperactivity are two major components of the ageing process that together contribute to the formation of wrinkles.

By just adding Botox injections to the upper face we will not be focusing on the face as whole, which will not provide the maximum results achievable.

Combination Appointment at Cosmetic Courses

At Cosmetic Courses we have a thorough understanding of the ageing process, it’s what we teach our delegates in our courses.

We want you to get the most out of your appointments with us which is why we have developed our combination days. Not only does it teach our delegates how to understand the face as a whole but it also leaves you walking out the door with a natural balanced result!

On our combination days we cover all facial Botox & dermal filler injections, these appointments are available in our Buckinghamshire & Nottingham clinic.

Treatments included:

  • Upper Face Botox
  • Lower Face Botox
  • Filler around the Mouth
  • Lip Filler
  • Cheek Filler
  • Jaw Filler

If you would like to find out more then please contact one of our dedicated model coordinators on 01844 390110 / [email protected].

Patient review from combination appointments:

“Ruth and the lady that she was training today corrected my lip and cheek fillers and both have an amazing aesthetic eye for their work, taking time to talk me through what they were doing and showing me the results every step of the way. Once finished, I was given the mirror again and I cried. TEARS OF JOY! I can’t thank Ruth enough for the amazing results.”

Cosmetic Courses is heading to the Eden Centre in High Wycombe on Thursday 1st November.

We will be situated outside New Look all day with our Model Coordinators on hand to answer all your questions and and share the benefits about becoming a model with us!

You will also be able to register to find out more along with the ability to reserve any upcoming treatment slots that may be of interest to you.

On the day we will be offering our Winter Skin Package consisting of 3 Chemical Peels for £150 along with some other fantastic promotions!

So if you are around the area on the 1st November and would like to find out more about becoming a Cosmetic Courses model then please come and find us. 

Menopausal? Peri Menopausal? Over 40?

October 18th is World Menopause Day created by the International Menopause Society (IMS), in collaboration with the World Health Organization (WHO), focusing on all areas of menopause, from hot flashes to heart health. The IMS is the first menopause society in the world, founded in 1978 with the mission of addressing gender-based and menopause-based issues, which, as it states on their website, “until then had not been regarded as important.”

If you are of a certain age you may have already noticed age related hormonal changes in your body. From a change in your periods to your intimate health, your moods, your body temperature, odour and your general well-being all affected.

The drop in our oestrogen levels are the major cause of our symptoms and most of these we deal with in private however one of the major effects is written all over our face and that is the changes in our skin condition.

Treatments to help

Dry Skin, oily skin, adult acne, sagging, wrinkles, dehydrated skin, uneven skin tone and texture, loss of elasticity and degradation of collagen are the changes we will start to notice as we progress through life. Most of these changes are permanent and irreversible however they can be improved with aesthetic intervention.

Xela Rederm addresses many of the issues that appear due to the drop in our oestrogen levels.  It is injectable skin care of the highest quality. It hydrates, brightens and stimulates the production of collagen so you get glowing, bouncier skin. It speeds up the metabolism of the skin and prevents the build-up of free radicals that can lead to a further destruction of our collagen and elastin. All in all it is a game changer for skin that is changing due to our hormones.

You need a course of three treatments 2 weeks apart for the full effect then you can have your skin care injected as and when you feel the need for a boost.

To book or find out more about this treatment please contact the team on 01844 390110 / [email protected] 

 

 

 

 

 

 

With the news of Superdrug offering Botox and dermal filler treatments hitting the headlines, concern has been raised about the safety of aesthetic procedures and the standards set for them.

At Cosmetic Courses we are passionate about leading a safe example in aesthetics. We want both our delegates and models to be informed and educated to ensure they make the right decisions when it comes to treatments.

It’s important when you choose your aesthetic practitioner and clinic to think of the following:

  1. “Is my practitioner medically qualified and currently registered?”

    The aesthetic industry has just begun a register available to the public for practitioners completing higher qualifications (Level 7); this is still in the works though! That doesn’t mean you can’t do your own investigating, you can search the registration for nurses, dentists and doctors online, this will show you if they are currently registered. You can then ask the practitioner where they completed their training and what training they underwent for aesthetics including what level and how many patients they have treated so far. By asking these questions you are ensuring you know your practitioner and they are safe! We recommend you only have injectables done by medical professionals in case of complications and to ensure the upmost safety of your procedure.

    consultation

  2. “Will they offer a consultation?”

    Before you treatment it is important you go for a face to face consultation. This will allow you to meet your practitioner, ask any questions you may have, share what you want to achieve and discuss your issues whilst also being able to seek advice from the practitioner. They should also offer you a cooling off period, this is when they give you some time to think after the consultation before booking in.

  3. “Is the clinic clean?”

    When you go for you consultation, get a real feel for the clinic. Is it clinical? Is their visible health and safety precautions in order, are all the consumables stored correctly and clinically and does the clinic look clean!

  4. “Do they have any examples of their work?”

    Even before you make your initial contact with the practitioner find examples of their work either from social media or their website. A good artist likes to show of their work, the same goes for a good practitioner. Real life examples of what they have achieved on their own patients, not celebrity faces who they have not done treatment for but are using as an example. If you can find them, call up and ask where you can find them!

  5. “What products do they use?”

    Ask your practitioner what products they will be using, the longevity of the products and if they have examples of their work using the product. Do your own research about the products being used, search them on the internet to find out more information and read reviews!

Staying informed will help you stay safe!

Cosmetic Courses is an internationally recognised training provider teaching medical professionals in aesthetics. To aid our training we require models to receive non-surgical aesthetic treatments for a substantially reduced price. Although our prices are reduced that does not mean our standards are. Cosmetic Courses models still receive the same undivided attention as they would from a private clinic with their safety at the forefront of what we do.

If you would like to find out more about becoming a Cosmetic Courses model please contact the team on 01844 390110 or [email protected]