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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.

Our courses are suitable for Medical professionals and Aesthetic practitioners

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, students 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, students 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

Our short courses, for those wish to learn more about the treatments without gaining an accredited Level 4 course, are two days in duration

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 course is based on core knowledge taught on the short course but in addition includes a substantial theory component which explores the science behind the treatment further, and comprises of a three-day practical training session (rather than two in the short course) where you will be asked to demonstrate your competence in the treatment through a series of assessments and exams

Course Structure

Unit 1  

Safe and effective methods of working when carrying out treatments: 

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


Unit 2 

Planning, preparing and consulting client before treatment and understanding the organisational and legal obligations of performing treatments: 

  • Client consultation 
  • Areas suitable for treatment 
  • Contra indication and contra action 
  • Risks and side effects 


Unit 3 

Anatomy and Physiology, and other science relevant to the treatment: 

  • Relevant Anatomy and Physiology of the skin 
  • Muscles, bones and nerves in the face and neck 
  • Science behind High Intensity Focused Ultrasound


Unit 4 

Carrying out treatments: 

  • Step-by-step 
  • Treatment techniques 


Unit 5 

Handling equipment and electrical safety: 

  • Electrical science 


Unit 6 

Providing aftercare to the client: 

  • Returning clients and treatment maintenance