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Aesthetic electrolysis – a new genre

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There is a new genre of electrolysis treatments and practitioners, which is gaining popularity amongst medical professionals and their patients.  Nurses, dentists and other health care professionals are undergoing training in Blemish and Advanced Blemish Removal with Diathermy (which sit at Level 4 and 5 respectively) and it is these practitioners that are referred to as ‘Aesthetic Electrologists’. They are differentiated from traditional electrologists, who offer hair removal, by carrying out blemish removal and reduction treatments. 

As has been the case for a number of years, the NHS cannot meet the demand for cosmetic blemish removal. So if a patient is concerned about a gathering of red veins across their cheeks, a dangling acrochordon rubbing on a bra strap or between their legs, a dark and noticeable facial sebaceous keratosis to name a few, they can no longer be referred to the dermatologist through the NHS and patients are seeking help through Medical Aesthetics clinic chains like Sk:n and Court House Clinics, plus numerous independent clinics like Medizen, Pure Perfection Clinic, Aesthetic Solutions, etc.  

The pre-requisite for training is a healthcare qualification.  Nurses and dentists are currently the most likely to inquire about blemish removal training and are keen to benefit from the opportunities which are available.

65% of the enquiries to the Sterex Academy for blemish removal training are from those already offering medical aesthetic treatments or those wanting to expand their treatment menu to include it.

Delegates who have a nursing or dental qualification can start on Basic Blemish Removal/Stage 1 course immediately although we do insist that course is completed before going on to do the Advanced course/Stage 2. The training can be taken as a Sterex industry certificate or at Level’s 4 and 5 with the additional course work i.e. case studies etc. 

The Blemishes covered on each course are:

Blemish Removal – Stage 1/Level 4

  • Telangiectasia: Linear red veins, Spider nevus, Cherry angioma, Campbell De Morgan’s
  • Skin Tags/Acrochordon
  • Milia

Advanced Blemish Removal – Stage 2/Level 5

  •  Seborrhoeic Keratosis
  • Warts: Common, Plane, Filiform and Plantar
  • Mole Reduction
  • Xanthelasma
  • Syringoma
  • Age Spots
  • Dermatosis Papulosa Nigra
  • Sebaceous Cysts
  • Sebaceous Naevi
  • Sebaceous Hyperplasia
  • Poikiloderma

The vast majority of new electrologists are aesthetic electrologists whose patients benefit from practitioners with a healthcare background as well as an environment with a support network in place for their practitioner that includes supervision, mentoring and CPD.

There is also the opportunity for an internal clinic referral for a Medical identification and diagnosis of a lesion which gives complete peace of mind as well as blemish free skin.

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