Absolute Aesthetics hosted an educational afternoon at their Guildford Clinic for students who are currently studying Beauty Therapy at Guildford College.
Many of the students from Guildford College were interested in learning about the aesthetics industry and understanding the difference between traditional beauty treatments and clinical aesthetic procedures. Their tutor, Elizabeth Riley, approached Absolute Aesthetics earlier this year and an agenda was put together for the students to visit the clinic.
The afternoon started with Director of Aesthetics, Victoria Smith, giving a short presentation about the types of procedures that Absolute Aesthetics offer and the experience, studies and qualifications that the team of Practitioners had to achieve in order to perform treatments such as skin peels, electrolysis, electro surgery and micro needling.
Victoria specialises in the removal of complex skin lesions using electro surgery and shared some of her before / after photographs demonstrating results that have been achieved for her patients.
Aesthetic Practitioner Rachel Gray gave a demonstration of the HydraFacial system. This is a deep exfoliating and cleansing treatment which incorporates a very mild glycolic and salicylic acid skin peel to provide instant, brightening results. The HydraFacial is very often an introductory treatment for patients who are interested in aesthetics but nervous about visiting a clinic.
Rachel qualified at Farnborough Technical College, initially working as a Beauty Therapist and now has five years experience in the aesthetics industry.
The students were then split into groups for some hands-on, interactive sessions.
The students all had the chance to practice phlebotomy, drawing blood from a tube filled with red food dye, housed in a sling material. Phlebotomy is a skill needed to perform the Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) procedure and Practitioners are able to take a course in phlebotomy to assist during procedures.
All experienced the VIsia facial analysis, which is used by practitioners to determine the real health of a patients skin and allows for accurate treatment plans to be devised that target issues such as acne, sun damage and ageing skin.
Finally, the group sampled a lactic acid skin peel to the back of the hands which demonstrated how this mild peel can be used to brighten and hydrate the skin of the face.
All in all it was a very fun, informative and educational afternoon which the team at Absolute Aesthetics were delighted to host.
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