Flawless Luxe Beauty & Aesthetics Training Academy - Crystal / Diamond Microdermabrasion Course
1 Day Duration
Course Price £395
Introduction to Microdermabrasion
Microdermabrasion Facial is a progressive rather than aggressive treatment. Over the course of the facial treatments, a wand will be passed over the skin. Dead skin particles will be abraded away and a vacuum action will remove the debris. With each of the treatments, the intensity of the facial microdermabrasion can be increased – reaching to deeper layers and successfully removing acne scarring, lifting pigmentation and smoothing fine lines and wrinkles.
History of Microdermabrasion
The concept of abrading the skin or removing the upper layers, for skin rejuvenation dates back as far as 1500 BC when Egyptian physicians used a type of sandpaper to smooth scars.
More recently, in the early 1900s in Germany, Kromayer used rotating wheels and rasps to remove the upper layers of the skin. Because these instruments were human-powered, they were difficult to use and therefore not used very often.
In the mid-1950s, motorised wire brushes replaced their human-powered predecessors and the use of dermabrasion became more commonplace. There were many problems with dermabrasion, including:
Pain: the procedure had to be performed with anesthesia
Long downtime: the top layers of the skin had to heal back in and this took weeks
Scarring: Even though dermabrasion was used to treat scarring, it often caused scars to develop
Wound care: Taking care of the denuded skin (loss of the epidermis) was a lengthy and difficult process
Infection: The risk of infection with abraded skin was high
Danger to the practitioner: The abraded skin particles were aerosolised exposing the practitioner and staff to possible infection
In a response to the risks of dermabrasion, the first microdermabrasion machine was developed in 1985 in Italy by Drs. Mattioli and Brutto. This first machine was a "closed-loop" system, meaning the skin that was abraded was returned to a container in the machine instead of being aerosolized. Microdermabrasion machines were introduced in America by Mattioli Engineering in the mid-late 1990s and the production of microdermabrasion machines has exploded ever since.
Why will offering microdermabrasion to my clients benefit me
-Profit margins are high as courses of treatments can be recommended
-No downtime for the client so you can offer a "lunchtime service"
-Multiple treatments benefits so can cater to a wide range of clientele
-Non-invasive treatment for your clients
-Very effective results encouraging return custom
What I will learn on the course
-How gel microdermabrasion works
-Health & safety
-Anatomy and physiology
What practical skills will I gain
-Skin type analysis
Microdermabrasion can also be combined with any of the following courses at a discounted rate below
-Chemical Peels £750
-Micro-Current Therapy £895