The Advanced Skin Analysis Course
The Pastiche Advanced Skin Care Analysis Course is the most comprehensive and progressive programme available for those interested in advanced skin care. This online course is designed to provide you with the knowledge and skills necessary to become a professional Skin Diagnostician, with a focus on understanding the causes of various skin conditions and providing effective, realistic treatment solutions.
Advanced Skin Course Key features & benefits:
- 56 units of learning (lessons) across seven modules
- 21 Hours of video presentations
- 980 pages of notes/transcripts in PDF format
- 52 multiple-choice answer assessments featuring Quiz Assist®
- Includes 4 e-books and full references for supplementary study
- CPD accreditation for 65 contact hours as a Pastiche Skin Diagnostic Technician
- Can be completed in 10 days (full-time), 3 months (part-time) if time permits; or take up to 18 months
- Excellent educational value: around $20 per hour of advanced knowledge-all in your own time, whenever and wherever you are.
Why learn Diagnostic Skin Analysis with our Advanced Skin Analysis program?
By enrolling in this program, you will gain a thorough understanding of the importance of identifying various skin conditions and their underlying causes. You will also learn about contemporary skin conditions that require more intelligent interventions than traditional approaches can provide. Armed with this knowledge, you will be able to prescribe effective and realistic treatment solutions and programs for your clients.
Invest in your career and take the next logical step by becoming a certified Pastiche Skin Diagnostician. With our advanced skin care courses, you can learn at your own pace, whenever and wherever you are, for excellent educational value at around $20 per hour of advanced knowledge.
See ‘Curriculum‘ tab for the list of modules and lessons, or find out more HERE
Typical completion time is between 3-4 months, with a maximum duration* of 18 months.
*Extensions available in some circumstances
Module one: Advanced Skin Anatomy & Physiology ~ 9 Lessons
This module is an exploration of the anatomical, physiological & morphological aspects of the skin. The purpose of this in-depth component of the course is to provide an understanding of how the skin works and the various mechanisms that contribute to skin health and normal function. Only by understanding this can we recognize what has gone wrong when presented with anomalous skin conditions. This first module comprises of 9 units of learning(lessons) covering the following:
Lesson 1.1 – Internal Cell Structure
Lesson 1.2 – Biological cellular damage
Lesson 1.3 – Cell to cell communication
Lesson 1.4 – Cells and systems of the epidermis and dermis
Lesson 1.5 – Lifecycle of the keratinocyte
Lesson 1.6 – Skin Microbiome formation
Lesson 1.7 – Stem cells and skin development
Lesson 1.8 – The Formation of the Acid mantle ecosystem
Lesson 1.9 – What is keratinand why is it important?
Module two: Core principles of a detailed skin analysis ~ 7 Lessons
This module is the introduction to the Pastiche Method, and covers the rationale of how the procedure works and the type of information gathered in a consultation to be able to focus your attention on the contributing factors to prevailing conditions.
Lesson 2.1 – Pastiche Method
Lesson 2.2 – Introducing this new service
Lesson 2.3 – Setting up the diagnostic area & equipment
Lesson 2.4 – Diagnostic characteristics and how to view the skin
Lesson 2.5 – Power of Consultation – demographics
Lesson 2.6 – Power of Consultation – sun exposure & genetics
Lesson 2.7 – Power of Consultation – nutrition & cellular well-being
Module three: Gathering important & relevant information ~ 7 Lessons
This module is a continuation of of the rationale and covers the second part of the consultation procedure including the determining of the basic majority skin type and clinical/aftercare protocols.
Lesson 3.1 – Power of Consultation – medical history
Lesson 3.2 – Power of Consultation – medical &general health
Lesson 3.3 – Power of Consultation – cosmetic & clinical history
Lesson 3.4 – Discovering the difference between skin type, skin condition, skin disorder & disease
Lesson 3.5 – Skin colour & risk for pigmentation
Lesson 3.6 – Contraindications & protocols
Lesson 3.7 – Diagnose skin type & skin risk from the consultation
Module four: Skin conditions related to Texture ~ 11 Lessons
This module provides a focus on skin conditions that are related to the texture and the structure of the skin, including Keratolytic skin conditions and the structural integrity of the skin. This module provides a focus on skin conditions that are related to the texture and the structure of the skin, including Keratolytic skin conditions and the structural integrity of the skin.
Lesson 4.1 – Introducing diagnostic summary forms
Lesson 4.2 – Layer by layer
Lesson 4.3 – How to diagnose keratolytic conditions such as incomplete corneocyte compaction
Lesson 4.4 – Non-inflammatory Acne grades one and two and inflammatory acne grade three
Lesson 4.5 – The wound healing process
Lesson 4.6 – Understanding Scar Tissue Categories
Lesson 4.7 – Loss of structural integrity; Fibroblast function
Lesson 4.8 – The development and structure of the collagen fibrilction
Lesson 4.9 – The loss of adhesion and resiliency of the ageing skin and the structure and development of the elastin fibril
Lesson 4.10 – The ageing skin: The dermal structurest function
Lesson 4.11 – The final assessment of Skin conditions of Texture: A practical assignment
Module five: Skin conditions related to colour ~ 9 Lessons
This module explores the skin conditions classified under the colour characteristic; factors that affect the skin’s colour due to changes in vascularity, an overactive immune system and defective melanin deposition.
Lesson 5.1 – Vascular and Immune systems
Lesson 5.2 – The visual analysis of common vascular skin conditions
Lesson 5.3 – Rosacea: New cellular triggers and analysis categories
Lesson 5.4 – Rosacea Analysis: Guideline for the diagnosis
Lesson 5.5 – The Melanocyte Life Cycle and Melanogenesis
Lesson 5.6 – Cause and Effect, of pigmentation
Lesson 5.7 – Cellular damage to the melanocyte
Lesson 5.8 – Visual analysis of pigmentation
Lesson 5.9 – Pigmentation; assessment
Module six: Skin conditions related to secretions and the skin barrier ~ 9 Lessons
This module follows the same structure as the two previous modules, but with attention on skin conditions related to secretions and the skin barrier systems.
Lesson 6.1 – Secretions of the skin
Lesson 6.2 – The lymphatic system
Lesson 6.3 – Skin Enzyme Activity
Lesson 6.4 – EFAD and Lipid peroxidation
Lesson 6.5 – The Antimicrobial Barrier and Impaired barrier defense systems
Lesson 6.6 – The endocrine system
Lesson 6.7 – Hormonal medicated acne
Lesson 6.8 – Visual analysis secretions
Lesson 6.9 – The practical assignment and assessment of those skin conditions linked to the diagnostic characteristic of texture, colour and secretions
Module seven: Summary and treatment planning ~ 3 Lessons
This final module is where we pull all of the information together to summarize findings and prescribe a treatment program. We also show how diagnostic equipment is a valuable data gathering and communication tool for selling your treatment programs.
Lesson 7.1 – Diagnostic summary completion
Lesson 7.2 – Prescribing and selling the treatment program
Lesson 7.3 – Final visual analysis of skin conditions & final exam