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The evolution of medical aesthetics drives the need for advanced education
With the continued growth of the global wellness economy, and the largest sector being beauty and anti-ageing, the demand for non to minimally invasive treatments and technology keeps growing. Therapists are exposed to advanced treatments on a deeper level, which brings a higher incidence of complications with it.
Some examples of the above procedures are chemical peelings, microneedling, intense pulsed light and laser and pre- and post-procedure care. They all require more advanced and detailed knowledge of the specific tissue interactions occurring in the skin – as well as a higher level of problem-solving abilities to deal with possible complications to perform these treatments safely and effectively.
Therapists should clearly understand their level of training, work only within their scope of practice, and provide the highest quality and safest practice possible.
The type of training required for career advancement in medical aesthetics
Up the NQF ladder
An Advanced Aesthetic Therapist is a skincare specialist with extensive knowledge of the skin, the science behind technology and cosmetic ingredients. The Advanced Diploma in Dermal Aesthetics (NQF Level 7) is a distance learning programme that offers a year of specialisation for the qualified therapist working in the medical aesthetic industry. Advanced aesthetic therapists provide the following services at a medical aesthetic practice:
- Conduct detailed pre-screening consultation prior to seeing the medical practitioner
- Preparing the treatment room for the medical practitioner prior to a procedure
- Assist the medical practitioner with certain treatments
- Perform a wide variety of advanced treatments that fall within his/her scope of practice
- Perform pre-and post-procedure treatments
- Consult with the patient on selecting the most suitable homecare treatment protocols to assist in achieving the desired outcomes
- Scheduling appointments
- Follow-up with patients after procedures
The Advanced Diploma in Dermal Aesthetics equips the advanced aesthetic therapist with the required level of independence and problem-solving abilities to make an invaluable contribution to any aesthetic practice.
Skills stacking with short courses
It is important for anyone working in this ever-evolving industry to make continuous professional development a priority. CPD is an ongoing process and continues throughout a professional’s career. It will not only assist you in being relevant with new development in the industry, but also to excel in it.
While short courses are very popular and effective as continuous professional development, they should however, not be seen as an alternative to a formal qualification – especially when working in the medical aesthetic industry.
At the Isa Carstens® Academy, advanced short courses have been developed for the working beauty therapist/somatologist. Strict admission requirements and examinations supports our contribution to the advancement of our industry by upholding professional standards.
Salon and Spa Management skills essential to business growth
Business management supports the entrepreneurial environment seen in the industry. For larger organisations such as salon and spa groups, formal business studies may be a requirement for employment in a managerial role. Business owners may wish to promote existing staff and to ensure that the individual has a comprehensive understanding of the role and the particular skills needed to be developed for success.
The internationally recognised course in salon and spa management consists of 8 modules, including business planning, leadership, customer service & engagement, marketing, sales techniques, operational management, human resources and managing finances. The option of purchasing individual modules offers convenience and custom-fit solutions.
Why choose Isa Carstens® Academy as your CPD partner?
- Excellence in education, delivering successful graduates
- Combines online theory and focused practical sessions
- 44 Years of trusted heritage and experience in education
- Private institution, registered with the Department Of Higher Education
- Flexible learning enables therapists to continue working whilst studying
TRAINING! THE KEY TO SAFE AND EFFECTIVE TREATMENTS
Education is the key to providing the highest quality and safest practice possible. Ensure successful progression in your career through ongoing training with an industry leader, registered with the department of higher education.
Advanced Short Courses
- Advanced Skin Analysis
- Chemical Peeling
- Laser & Light Therapies
Salon and Spa Management
- 22-week Online Course
- Custom-fit Individual Modules
Advanced Diploma in Dermal Aesthetics
- Duration: 1 Year Distance Learning
- NQF Level 7 (120 credits)
- SAQA ID: 97898
Contact Isa Carstens Academy for more information
Stellenbosch Campus (Western Cape): (+27) 072 770 8589
Pretoria Campus (Gauteng): (+27) 079 951 5968
As a leader in academic quality and innovation in the Health and Skincare Industry, Isa Carstens Academy is recognised as a top national training institution and devoted to excellence in teaching, learning and developing students and entrepreneurs who make a difference, not only nationally, but also internationally. Established in 1978, Isa Carstens Academy has trained more than 4 000 Alumni. With a continuing passion in an ever-evolving industry and our inspiration and commitment to excellence, we are proud to offer highly personalized education. Based on two campuses, Stellenbosch in the Western Cape and Pretoria in Gauteng, Isa Carstens Academy offers contact-, blended- and distance learning programmes.
Isa Carstens® Academy is registered with the Department of Higher Education and Training as a Higher Education Institution under the Higher Education Act, 1997. Registration Certificate Number: 2000/ HE07/025. Qualifications registered by SAQA ID Number: 111453 (Level 5), SAQA ID Number: 83046 (NQF Level 6) & SAQA ID Number: 97898 (NQF Level 7)
Rochelle is the founder and driving force behind Aesthetic Appointment. With a passion for the aesthetics and pro-ageing industry in South Africa, she has been in the aesthetic publishing industry since 2012, dedicated to creating a valuable platform for insights and knowledge, bridging the gap between patients and doctors - delivering reliable, medical-based information. Rochelle firmly believes in the power of a good skincare regimen, especially when started at home, and is committed to educating consumers about the myriad of treatments, procedures, and products available to them.