Upskilling to meet client demand

Client safety and skin results are central to all services, not least aesthetics procedures and advanced treatments. Quality training elevates skills and enables skin therapists to deliver high-standard services that deliver the desired outcomes.

With increased client demand for aesthetic treatments, such as micro-needling, finding the right training that builds confidence and expertise is essential.

Training focusing on protocol and procedure but missing the underpinning and supporting knowledge can prevent effective treatment decision-making. Professionals can find it difficult to benchmark their practice and ascertain whether they meet the National Occupational Standards (NOS) for these services.

The NOS specify the knowledge, skills and behaviours an individual needs to be competent in an occupation. With no real industry regulation for aesthetic services (sometimes referred to as non-surgical cosmetic procedures), the NOS provides a clear industry standard to which they should be performed. The NOS is not a qualification, however, regulated qualifications are developed in line with these standards.

Health Education England proposed that non-surgical cosmetic procedure skills are Level 4 standard and upwards, and recommend further training to ensure competence and client safety.

Endorsed programmes and regulated qualifications build confidence

With increasing pressure in the industry for regulation and a proposed licensing scheme due in 2023, it is essential to consider where formal upskilling is required. 

Since 2019 Dermalogica has been investing in upskilling their own skin therapist staff and has to date had 52 of the professional team achieve their CIBTAC Level 4 Diploma in Microneedling and Chemical Peels. Dermalogica has also been carefully aligning training in advanced services including Pro Microneedling and Pro Power Peel, along with Pro Pen Manufacturer training to meet these standards and training recommendations.

Dermalogica has developed the Pro Pen Endorsed programme which is directly mapped to National Occupational Standards and the Level 4 Microneedling qualification specification. Dermalogica is proud to have the programme CIBTAC Endorsed.

With a renowned legacy in high-quality training, Dermalogica has been planning the introduction of a regulated qualification offering through the International Dermal Institute. In 2023 this programme will offer professional skin therapists the opportunity to complete CIBTAC Level 4 Awards in Microneedling and Chemical Peels, with the current Pro Pen Endorsed programme eligible for credits towards the Award.

This is a sponsored post in association with Dermalogica.

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