Advanced Skin Analysis

USD $965.00

Advanced skin analysis course online from Pastiche. - Online Training for the beauty industry from Pastiche




65 hours

Skill level

Post graduate with clinical experience



CPD Points


The Advanced Skin Analysis Program

Our new revised, expanded and improved program aims to provide better learning outcomes, and now provides international CPD certification on course completion. This course is a comprehensive, practical approach to accelerate your progress as a competent and knowledgeable skin treatment practitioner with diagnostic skills.

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?

On your educational journey with us you will learn to the importance of determining to correctly identify the various skin conditions presented in clinic and causes of those conditions. Many contemporary skin conditions fail to respond to traditional approaches and require more intelligent interventions. Without a thorough understanding of why skin conditions develop and the individual circumstances surrounding them, we are unable to prescribe effective, realistic, treatment solutions and programs.

Take your career to the next logical step and join other skin care practitioners from around the world by learning how to become a certified Pastiche Skin Diagnostician.

Course content:

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


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?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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