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Level 4 High Intensity Focused Ultrasound (HIFU) For Face and Neck Course
September 1, 2017 - September 3, 2017
High Intensity Focused Ultrasound (HIFU) delivers precise, focused energy at greater depths below the skin surface, to produce a thermal coagulation points to sub-dermal connective tissue, as well as the superficial dermis, to encourage the generation of more collagen. This deeper wound healing response generates collagen production at multiple levels.
The HIFU Level 4 Course carries 9 credits and will qualify you for insurance cover. Some of these credits can be transferred to other courses if the subject matter overlaps. For example, if you have studied the necessary Health and Safety legislation in the Aesthetics sector, you will not need to cover this in the same amount of detail for any additional course which covers this same material.
Our Level 4 is suitable for Beauty Therapists with the suitable pre-requisites (Level 3 Beauty or equivalent) and Aesthetic practitioners, and includes a substantial theory component and a three-day practical training session where you will be asked to demonstrate your competence in the treatment through a series of assessments and exams.
We also offer short courses for those wish to learn more about the treatments without gaining an accredited Level 4 course. Please contact us for more information.
In the course, we will cover how to prepare for and carry out HIFU treatments safely, covering necessary legislation, core knowledge and science behind the treatment as well as how best to handle the equipment and maximise treatment results.
In order to graduate from all of our courses, delegates will need to pass a final written examination to assess their knowledge and understanding, and to pass a practical observation performing the treatment in full, including client consultation and aftercare.
Safe and effective methods of working when carrying out treatments:
- Health and safety
- Data protection act
- Client modesty, privacy and confidentiality
Anatomy and Physiology, and other science relevant to the treatment:
- Relevant Anatomy and Physiology of the skin
- Stages of skin laxity
- Muscles in the face and neck, and their position
- Nerves in the face and neck, and their position
- Science behind High Intensity Focused Ultrasound
- SMAS layer
- Thermal coagulation points
- Depth of skin layers and corresponding transducers
- Wound healing process
Planning, preparing and consulting client before treatment and understanding the organisational and legal obligations of performing treatments:
- Client consultation
- Marking areas suitable for treatment, as well as marking the position of the nerves
- Contra indications and actions
- Client suitability
- Risks and side effects
- Realistic expectations
- Areas suitable for treatment and areas that MUST be avoided
- Choice of transducer and treatment depth
Carrying out treatments:
- Live Demo
- Treatment techniques
Handling equipment and electrical safety:
- Importance of using contact medium
- Appropriate choice of transducer
- Spacing between the TCPs (Thermal Coagulation Points)
- Making sure you do not overlap the treatment areas
- Appropriate treatment settings
- Administering the appropriate number of shots
- Warning signs and danger zones to be aware of during the treatment and how to respond
- Importance of client feedback throughout the treatment and stopping treatment if it is necessary
Providing aftercare to the client:
- Returning clients and treatment maintenance
- Alternative treatment suggestions