Facial Courses

MICRO/PEN NEEDLING

 

Skin needling is administering controlled injury to the skin to induce collagen production.  When causing the right form of injury, the dermis reacts to the trauma by repairing itself, generating new collagen & elastin, resulting in a rejuvenated appearance. Also known as microneedling, collagen induction therapy, dermal needling or percutaneous collagen induction

Mesotherapy is a treatment that introduces microscopic quantities of products into the skin to treat a variety of conditions

COST

Training only: £555, including booking fee of £215

  • You will need to bring your own pen needling device + needles and mesotherapy 
  • To perform this treatment you will also need:
    • Cleanser, Toner, Moisturiser, SPF
    • Skin steriliser, Clinell Wipes (or similar), Patient packs, Degreaser or  Fusion HA Peel, Sterile drawing up needles & syringes, Pen sleeves, Sterile mesotherapy solutions, Yellow sharps bin

 

We highly recommend the Fusion Platinum Pen which is £1,025 + VAT + cartridges @ £162 + VAT for 20

  • Combines cutting edge technology in a stylish electronic pen
  • Aluminium coating; doesn't get damaged by products
  • Low noise vibration
  • High speed penetration: 133 punctures/second
  • 3 speeds: 6,000RPM up to 8,000 RPM
  • Incorporates two types of cartridges: 9 needle and single needle for precision work
  • Unique magnetic system for needles; higher power so the needle truely gets into the skin and thus don't always need to go as deep as you might with other pens
  • Cartridges have anti-backflow technology to restrict bodily fluids being based from client to client
  • Straight chamber so device can be disinfected between treatments

 

Pre-Requisites: Facial qualification and practical experience

Course Length: 1 day

What is  Skin Needling?
A very simple skin regenerative treatment which improves and rejuvenates the skin.  It is also called skin needling, micro-needling, collagen induction therapy.  It is a minimally-invasive non-surgical and non-ablative procedure for facial rejuvenation that involves the use of a micro-needling device to create controlled skin injury.

As each fine needle punctures the skin, it creates a channel or micro-wound. The controlled injury triggers the body to fill these micro-wounds by producing new collagen and elastin in the papillary dermis. In addition, new capillaries are formed. This neo-vascularisation and neo-collagenases following treatment leads to reduction of scars and skin rejuvenation, i.e. improved skin texture, firmness and hydration.

Pen Needling is effective at: 

  • Improving fine lines and deep wrinkles
  • Skin tightening, lifting and rejuvenation
  • Increasing the epidermis by up to 40%; resulting in a fresher look
  • Improving acne scars and wound healing
  • Improving skin texture, tone and colour
  • Improving pigmentation
  • Minimising pore size
  • Fading stretch marks
  • Improving collagen-elastin structure
  • Normalising TEWL and moisture retention in scars
  • Stimulating development of new blood vessels

Course Content & Learning Outcomes: 

  • Dermatology Basics
    • Structure & Function of the Skin
    • Barrier Function of the Skin
    • Skin Ageing
    • Wound Healing
    • Cicatrisation
  • The Science of Needling
    • History
    • Would Healing
    • Dermal Remodelling
    • Epidermal Thickness
    • Dyspigmentation
    • Skin Regeneration
  • The Science of Mesotherapy
  • Health & Safety
  • Ageing of the Skin
  • Dermal Needling: The Process
  • Client Consultations & Documentation
    • Clarifying Expectations
    • Examaination & Findings
    • Contraindications
    • Informed Consent
    • Photographs: Set-Up/Taking photos
    • Scientific Instruments
  • Fractional Mesotherapy: What it is & Benefits
  • Treatment Techniques
  • Mesotherapy Solutions: What to look for
  • Trolley Set-Up
  • Treatment Protocol
  • Needle depth by Treatment Objection
  • Aftercare Advice
  • Frequency of Treatments
  • Cleansing & Storage

Course Structure:

  • Home Study (3 days guided learning)
  • 1 day practical
  • 3 case studies

Awarding Body: ThinkTree 

CPD Points: 10

What's the difference between Skin Needling (Fusion Platinum Pen) and Needle Free Mesotherapy (Xpert Pro)

Both devices deliver meso solutions into the skin. The pens strength is that whilst it creates channels for the solution it also creates erythema which stimulates collagen. So with the pen you have both the needles and specific product lines that can increase collagen levels. It is also better at reducing open pores, tightening skin and breaking down scar tissue. So in terms of skin tightening and collagen stimulation the pen is far superior over the Xpert. However you are limited to the depth of product placement.

The xpert is seen as the ultimate all round mesotherapy device because we can control and place product at 4 different depths, from the epidermis to subcutaneous tissue. We can treat a vast amount of conditions from sensitive skin, psoriasis, acne, aged skin through to cellulite, therefore with the xpert we see a larger uptake of clients across a broader spectrum having treatments. It is also completely pain free and apart from product cost there is no additional consumable cost per treatment such as cartridges. 

They both have their place and together they create the ultimate treatment, however if you are to start with one device the xpert allows for a larger audience and is a lower investment, meaning that the return on the device is very quick. 

If your main concern is skin tightening then the pen is the best solution, however if you want to treat face and body, lots of different conditions then the expert is the perfect choice.

Venues:
This course is available at:

  • Tyne & Wear (Sunderland)
  • Warwickshire (Welfon on Avon)
  • Yorkshire (Wakefield)
  • SPAIN (nr Albox, Almeria)
  • In-house training available