High Intensity Focused Ultrasound (HIFU)

This course qualifies you for CPD points and insurance cover. We cover core knowledge behind the treatment followed by extensive practical training to ensure that all our graduates are fully competent and can safely and effectively carry out HIFU treatments for Face and Neck

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Project Description

COURSE INTRODUCTION

High Intensity Focused Ultrasound (HIFU) energy is delivered deep beneath the skin at appropriate temperatures, at three separate chosen levels (4.5mm, 3.0mm and 1.5mm). This heat causes the formation of a series of thermal coagulation points at approximately 1mm cubed. Temperatures between 60 – 70 degrees centigrade lead to collagen denaturation, leading collagen to quickly go about repairing itself. Collagen remodelling, as well as visible changes, can be seen immediately after the treatment but the full benefits are expected to be seen three months after the treatment. This is one of the most popular treatments in the industry as results can last from 1-2 years, leading HIFU to be known as the “non-surgical alternative to the face-lift”.

Age and gravity effects on our skin are offset by non invasive HIFU treatment using the body’s own recuperative powers to lift the skin of the face, neck, under the chin, and décolleté, lift eyebrows and smooth wrinkles and lines. It is safe and effective. HIFU treats tissue otherwise only reached by surgery. HIFU can go beneath the surface of the skin without breaking the outer skin and reach into the dermis and SMAS layer. It is suitable for men as well as women.

The High Intensity Focused Ultrasound course includes:

Safe and effective methods of working when carrying out treatments:

  • Health and safety
  • Data protection act
  • Client modesty, privacy and confidentiality
  • Hygiene

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
  • Collagen
  • Elastin
  • Fibroblasts
  • 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
  • Step-by-step
  • 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

NB: We expect the delegates to have read the course materials fully prior to attending the onsite course at the Academy of Advanced Aesthetics

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. For Level 4 courses, after having completed the practical session at the Academy, delegates will be asked to complete four case studies and a 5,000-word assignment in order to complete the course

Level 4 Accredited Course certificates will be issued externally. For our Short Courses, we will provide an Academy of Advanced Aesthetics Diploma

The HIFU Level 4 accredited course for Face and Neck 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 Medical professionals 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

  ENTRY LEVEL

Medical professionals and Aesthetic practitioners

  DATES

14th, 15th & 16th December 2017

7th, 8th & 9th February 2018

Contact Us

  +44(0) 1353 777303
+ 44 (0) 7747 696815

  VENUE

  PRICE

Our Level 4 Accredited Courses are £1,599, inclusive of all the course materials, practical sessions, exam papers, registration forms and the accredited course certificate.

We also offer short courses for those who do not wish to gain a Level 4 accredited course certificate. Our HIFU short courses are £799 and will qualify you for insurance cover. Please contact us for more details.

  CPD POINTS

40

This course consists of theoretical study as well as practical learning and is dedicated to highly motivated delegates