Pigmentation is one of the most difficult skin conditions to treat effectively. Unless we understand the physiology, biology and morphology of how pigment is created and how and why things can go wrong in its development and placement, we have no real chance of providing effective treatments. Learn to fully understand the challenge of pigmentation with this course.
This six unit course covers the A-Z of the factors that make treating the various forms of pigmentation such a challenge.
This medley of topics will answer those questions that come to mind when struggling to understand the microbiology of the pigment-forming cell (the melanocyte) and the formation of the pigment granule (melanogenesis).
Discussed in depth are principal causes of pigmentation such as hormones and trauma, including the effect these causes have on the cells and systems of melanogenesis.
Understanding these factors will help us to appreciate that pigmentation does not always respond to treatment as readily as anticipated, and in some cases not at all. We will also examine the risks each photo type may be susceptible to during treatment.
Completing this program is the final unit where we review the visual analysis of the most common forms of pigmentation seen in clinic today, including post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation.
Evaluation of understanding and competency is achieved by successfully completing a 60 question, multiple choice answer assessment.
Course prerequisites/prior learning recommendations:
Minimum: Level 3 or 4 Diploma of Beauty Therapy/Aesthetician
Recommended: CIDESCO, ITEC, City & Guilds or equivalent certification.(1200 hours)
Typical completion time: 5 hours (Continuous engagement)
Awarded 5 CPD points or 7.3 CE’s.
Units of Learning – 6 Lessons
Lesson 1. Skin Colours/Photo types and potential risk for pigmentation
Lesson 2. Cellular damage of the melanocyte and pigmentation
Lesson 3. Melanocyte lifecycle- multiple places where things can go wrong
Lesson 4. Cause and effect of pigmentation
Lesson 5. Post inflammatory hyperpigmentation
Lesson 6. Visual analysis of pigmentation