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Here at Cosmetic Courses, as well as our ever-popular Botox courses, we offer training in micro-needling, which has a large demand from our delegates and clientele.

Micro-needling is a way of improving the skin’s condition; it has the effect of helping the skin regenerate quickly by repairing itself rapidly. It also creates a smoother look to the skin and gives the effects of a brighter, younger glow.

The micro-needling uses microsurgical precision needles mounted around a sterile rolling device. The needles penetrate the skin and create microscopic channels or columns, which soon after heal. This cycle causes the skin to produce new collagen and elastin resulting in an enhanced look to the skin surface.

Micro-needling is mainly used to stimulate your skin which helps combat the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, stretch marks and scarring caused by acne and chicken pox. Therefore micro-needling although primarily used on the face it can also be used on certain areas of the body.

The treatments itself usually takes between 10 and 30 minutes depending on the area being treated. We provide anaesthetic cream which is to be applied around 30 minutes prior to treatment to keep the pain minimal but you may still experience some discomfort. As it is a gradual enhancement not an instant effect, the results will start to develop around 4-8 weeks into the skin regeneration process.

Micro-needling has become very popular with the effects lasting over several months following a course of treatments, which is why we find it essential to offer our delegates training in micro-needling so they can offer this procedure effectively to their clients. Therefore micro-needling is a successful way to boost your skin and your career in the aesthetic industry.

To find out more about our micro-needling training courses, please contact us on 01844 390110 or email us at [email protected]

There was a really interesting LinkedIn Aesthetics & Beauty Group thread recently about how best to deal with clients with rosacea.

We thought this discussion could be of benefit to our delegates at Cosmetic Courses as it is a relatively common ailment presented in clinic and quite tricky to deal with. As a potential contraindication, rosacea impacts upon many skincare / medical aesthetic treatments which you are offering.

Interestingly, one LinkedIn user opened the discussion by wondering how often “Rosacea” is actually misdiagnosed. True rosacea is estimated to effect about 1 in 10 people. It is characterised by:

  • episodes of flushing
  • outbreaks of spots
  • persistent redness of the skin
  • Visibility of small blood vessels
  •  Thickening and enlarging (especially around the nose area), but this is in more severe cases

It is counted as a chronic, long-term condition which is made worse by a number of trigger factors including extreme weather exposure, stress, certain food/drink.

Because there are so many different aspects to these symptoms, Broken Capillaries on the face are often wrongly diagnosed as Rosacea…so are papular / pustular acne break outs with a large degree of redness and even tendencies to flushing may be labelled Rosacea too! On the other extreme, some patients may have been given an official rosacea diagnosis by their GP but hide telling you for fear you won’t treat them or due to the connotations with stress / alcohol consumption.

It is good practise (as agreed on the LinkedIn thread) that, when dealing with rosacea only a doctor or dermatologist should make an official diagnosis. If you do have suspicions that your patient is suffering from this condition, you could gently try and persuade them to make an appointment. However, you should never share your own diagnosis with the patient.

Where does that leave you, with treating a potential Rosacea patient?

Lovely as it would be to “fix” every patient’s skin problems, as one LinkedIn thread user admits, it just isn’t possible. Rosacea is a long-term problem without a known cure and certain treatments are actually proven to aggravate and make the condition worse.

If the rosacea presents with active acne, for example, then you should react as with any other active acne case and avoid treatments like Genuine Dermaroller Therapy, botox to the area and microdermabrasion which could spread the acne or cause infection. You will not need to mention rosacea to your patient: you can just cite the active acne as your reason for being unable to pursue this course of treatment and this is an ideal excuse to refer them to their GP who may identify the rosacea at the same time.

For rosacea patients with particularly irritated, red skin and blood vessels very close to the surface, treatments like abrasive peels and microdermabrasion should be avoided.

However, your rosacea patient may still be able to have some treatment. If no active acne is present, use your experience to decide whether a gentle L-absorbic acid type peel might be suitable (for example) and Genuine Dermaroller, too, is fine on non-irritated areas. It is all about really getting to know your patient, doing a very thorough skin history assessment with them and using your professional discretion. If in any doubt, refer to a GP first and remember you are within your right to gently suggest it would be better not to treat – rosacea is a recognised contraindication.

We hope this has been helpful to you. For more advice, please do not hesitate to contact Cosmetic Courses on 0845 230 4110.

Question :
I have a patient presenting with brown spots and age marks on her cheeks. She has had these for several years now, along with open pores and acne scars on both her nose and face. She is alsoGenuine Dermaroller prone to minor breakouts on a regular basis and was wondering whether Genuine Dermaroller Therapy treatment will give her a clear complexion.

Answer :

Probably the best treatment for your patient is Genuine Dermaroller Therapy, which improves the quality of the skin by stimulating the natural skin tissue. The fibroblasts (cells in your skin) generate a new structure as the skin is stimulated.

BUT it is very important that your patient gets her acne under control before dermaroller treatment can take place otherwise the infection can actually be spread and made worse. Therefore, we would advise that you recommend she sees her GP or a dermatologist to give her some medication, possibly antibiotics for this.

When her active acne is quiet you can definitely consider a dermaroller course of treatment. For more information as to what is involved, please have a look at our Genuine Dermaroller Therapy video.

Who are Cosmetic Courses?

The UK’s leading and longest established training provider created by Plastic Surgeon Mr Adrian Richards offering over 50 online and offline courses for medical professionals in all areas of aesthetics.