Is your practitioner qualified?

Is your practitioner qualified?

Is your practitioner qualified?

What’s in a qualification? Quite a lot actually!

Beware of clinics claiming they have the highest qualifications such as the Level 6 or even a degree in Laser and Lights.

Currently there is no Level 6 which is accredited or examined by reputable examination boards such as CIBTAC or VTCT. However, it is in the pipeline. When it will be ready or released though is yet to be known.  A degree on the other hand is absolutely NOT in existence!

My advice to anyone looking for any kind of treatment that involves laser or IPL machines should do their homework first.

Research the clinics they are interested in and most definitely ask questions on their qualifications. Any reputable clinic will be happy you asked and be proud to explain what they have and who it is accredited by.

The highest accredited and examined qualification in Laser and IPL is currently a Level 5?

There are several aesthetic courses out there often pitched as online courses that loosely put qualify people in as little as 1-3 days involving very little experience of handling any equipment.

Why do I care? Because last year I had a good handful of clients come to me from other clinics who had made some questionable claims or explained methods of treatments that were quite frankly scary and completely hazardous. Others were simply told they needed more treatments than was required or the intervals were spaced too closely together. Resulting in wasted money for the client and a good number of treatments being ineffective.

This is why I have my ‘wall of frames’ in prominent view of all my clients who walk into my clinic room. I will often mention them during consultation too. Getting someone to treat you with the right qualifications and experience is absolutely critical to ensure you are in safe hands and to get the best possible treatment and results.

I am always striving to enhance my qualifications and expand my knowledge. I invest in training and education with the top laser training and examining boards in the country because anything less is not worth it.

When doing your research CIBTAC and VTCT are the two examining boards to look for on certificates for anyone offering Laser and IPL treatments and these are the ones that insurers ask for.

As a reminder to all my clients and anyone thinking about booking in with me…

I re-trained into aesthetics in 2017 having come from a Principal Pharmacy Technician and Dental Nurse background. I have, since 2017 gained several qualifications and these are just 3 in relation to treating clients using laser or IPL machines:

2018 VTCT Level 4 Certificate in Laser and Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) treatments

2019 CIBTAC Level 3 Certificate in The Principles of Cosmetic Practice

2021 VTCT Level 5 Certificate in Laser Tattoo Removal

To further this, I attend annual clinical update training days from the UKs leading Laser and IPL manufacturer and training centre, Lynton Lasers. As well as being a member of and attending the annual British Medical Laser Association (BMLA) conference.

A consultation with Skin Happy will provide you with all the information you need to make an informed decision.

I spend my time during consultations to explain everything from treatment options, how they work, what to expect, how to look after your skin pre and post treatment to answering all your questions. Obviously medical history and suitability is covered in this and most importantly if I believe treatment is not in the best interest of my client, I am honest, I do not treat and I explain why.

I only invest in clinically proven and medical grade machines and products to ensure I provide my clients with the safest and most effective treatments.

I am a Laser, Light and Skin Care Specialist. If you want to find out more on how I can help you with your skin an ‘In-clinic General Consultation’ can be booked via the book now button on the website.

We return your skin back to radiance, helping you to feel confident, carefree, and skin happy.

Skin Happy 42 High Street Linlithgow EH49 7AE

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