The Skin Diagnostician: A 21st Century occupation

Among the new occupations of the new millennium is the Skin Diagnostician. As a growing number of clinical aesthetics practices and skin care clinics are encountering skin conditions that are becoming difficult to treat, they are up-skilling themselves with this ability in order to provide better client care and provide business growth.

One of the major reasons that many skin conditions are becoming harder to effectively treat is because of the lack of understanding of exactly what has gone wrong in the skin and why.

Standard beauty and aesthetics training does not provide anywhere near sufficient knowledge to correctly diagnose many of the common skin conditions that have arisen over the past 30 years, with many therapists applying a simplistic approach of treating the symptoms of the conditions rather than addressing their causes.

As a result, it is not uncommon for the clients time and money being wasted because the treatment has been ineffective, and in some cases completely wrong. Equally, these failures put the therapists competence in jeopardy.

This is where the ability to be a Skin Diagnostician is a valuable skill for anyone serious about skin to have.

A Skin Diagnostician focuses on determining the causes of skin conditions presented so they can prescribe more appropriately targeted and considered interventions and treatments.
This is a truly professional and responsible approach to skin care.

To achieve this, the Skin Diagnostician will examine both intrinsic and extrinsic factors to determine pre-dispositions, triggers and contributing factors to the causes of anomalous conditions.

The understanding the processes of the skin’s various cells and systems that are affected by the conditions helps signpost the most effective treatment solution.

This is in part achieved by applying the logic of the cascade effect to help restore homeostasis of the effected cells and systems in a complementary synergistic manner.

This may all sound like Science and Dermatology; and it is to a point; this is true Dermal Science. By applying this knowledge, many of the skin conditions that clients take to Aestheticians and Beauty Therapists can be effectively treated with greater confidence and better outcomes.

Becoming a Skin Diagnostician is a key step to proficiency as a skin treatment professional. All it takes is a willingness to learn and the motivation to be the best you can, and deserve to be.

If you already have graduated from recognized aesthetics/beauty therapy training up to level 3 or 4, then you should be able to undertake Skin Diagnostician training without difficulty.

The most respected and industry leading training available to become a Skin Diagnostician is the renowned Advanced Skin Analysis program from Pastiche Training. Available as an e-learning course, the 7 module, 56 unit (lesson) course is around 65-70 contact hours and can be completed part-time in as little 3-4 months if study time permits.

Every month, hundreds of people just like you are gaining new skills and creating a better future for themselves; either for their own career and employment aspirations or for their businesses.

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