Rules of advertising Neurotoxins (Botox) online and on social media

Here at our Kent Beauty School. Eclipse School Of Beauty & Aesthetics. We offer a range of botox training courses. Botox is actually a product name. The real name is botulinum toxin or you can call it a neurotoxin. It the single most popular non surgical aesthetic treatment in the world. With tens of millions of treatments happening every single year throughout the world. In the US alone there were more than 3.5 million botox treatments in 2018.

In the UK there is a regulation that says that prescription only medicine (POM) cannot be advertised to the public. Before now, it was not enforced but at the beginning of 2020 it has begun to be enforced.

The Rules of advertising Neurotoxins (Botox) online and on social media are designed to ensure that all marketing posts and advertisements for medicines, medical devices, treatments, health-related products and beauty products receive the necessary high level of scrutiny. The rules apply to marketing communications and not the products, which are regulated by health regulators such as the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA), www.mhra.gov.uk, Veterinary Medicines Directorate (VMD), www.vmd.defra.gov.uk, the European Medicines Agency (EMA), www.ema.europa.eu, and the Department of Health, www.dh.gov.uk. Marketing communications for those products must comply with the rules and professional codes of conduct of relevant professional bodies.

Skin Peels: Greatly Underestimated and Underused Within the Beauty and Aesthetics Industry.

What are Skin Peels?

Skin peels, sometimes called chemical peels, are an aesthetic product; usually in liquid or gel form used to improve skin imperfections. There are many different brands that make and supply skin peels which can be an absolute mind field if you’re new to the skin peel world. Here’s some useful information on the different types of peels:

All skin peels are formulated to a specific Ph level. Often this is a vital indication of the strength of the peel but also often overlooked. The ph scale ranges from 0-14 with 0 being the strongest acidity, 7 being neutral and 14 being the strongest alkaline. Skin peels will always be within the acidic range of 0-7. The lower the Ph, the stronger the peel as it is closer to 0. So a skin peel with a 1.2Ph will be stronger than a skin peel with a 3.4Ph.

Often, the Ph of a skin peel is either overlooked or not clearly shown and therefore consumers can be confused with regards to the actual strength of the peel itself. Skin peels will often be advertised by their percentage instead, so the higher the percentage, the stronger the peel. However, if you have a skin peel at 50% with a Ph of 4.5 compared to a skin peel of 30% with a 1.5 Ph, the 30% peel will actually be stronger than the 50%. Make sense?

Ok, so we’ve looked at the strength of a skin peel now what are the different acids that can be used and what can they be used for:

Glycolic Acid:

Some call Glycolic acid master of none as it is commonly misused by a wide range of people. Glycolic acid is the most commonly used alpha hydroxy acid which means it dissolves in water. It can be an amazing skin exfoliator if used correctly. Many people use a 2% glycolic cleanser to keep dead skin cells at bay. Glycolic acid is best used for aging skin with signs of fine lines and wrinkles.

Salicylic Acid:

One of the only beta hydroxy acids which means it dissolves in water, fantastic on oily skin types. Salicylic acid, bar blue laser/light is the only treatment that can be used on active acne. As it comes in a range of different strengths and Ph, it can be hugely effective for all types of oily, acneaic and congested skin.

Lactic Acid:

This alpha hydroxy acid is the most underused acid on the market which is a shame as it is fantastic for dry skin. With its naturally moisturising effects on the skin, this acid is fantastic for clients who have a build up of dead skin cells, making their skin dry and dehydrated. The other great property of this acid is that it is, in fact, suitable for highly delicate areas of skin such as under the eyes and neck.

Mandelic Acid:

Mandelic acid has a progressive chemoexfoliation meaning it penetrates the skin at a much deeper level than say a glycolic acid will. As this acid can reach the lower levels of the skin within the dermis, it has a great effect on pigmentation and uneven skin tones. Dispersing the unwanted pigment but at the same time causing it to rise to the surface of the skin where it can be exfoliated off. Clients must be aware that pigmentation will often look worse before it starts to look better. You must also make sure you have well hydrated skin to prepare for the mandelic acid. Therefore you could have a course of mandelic peels to hydrate your skin before moving onto a course of mandelic peels.

So Which Peel is Right for Me?

The great thing about skin peels is that you can cater to any skin type, even if they have multiple skin concerns. For example, if they have an oily T-zone and pigmentation on the cheeks then you can use Salicylic for the T-zone and Mandelic for the cheeks. There really is no rule to skin peels, they are completely versatile and greatly effective on all skin types.

Some Tips When Choosing and Using Skin Peels:

  • Always check the Ph of the skin peels not just the percentage
  • Make sure the shelf life is convenient for the number of peels you will be carrying out
  • Check the range of acids available and if they have combined acids
  • Always work with cold water, you don’t want any added heat on the skin
  • Cleanse the skin twice for a minimum of 2 minutes each time
  • Use your skin peels according to the skin area, not the whole face
  • Prep the skin with a lower peel and work up
  • Always provide adequate aftercare and ongoing support

Feel like skin peels would be a great treatment to offer, book onto one of our skin peel courses at eclipse-beauty.com for courses in Bexleyheath, Brentwood or Ashford

Botox vs Fillers? Where to use each and why? Kent, London and Essex Botox and filler training

Botox training course or Fillers training course? Kent, Essex or London? Two choices (Botox vs Fillers) but one is a lot more complex to choose between. At our Kent based beauty school, we train in both fillers and botox anti-wrinkle. We train both medics and non-medics. We have a 4 day fully comprehensive level 7 fillers training course. We cover Jaw, Cheeks, Chin and of course lip fillers.

We also offer a two day Botox foundations training course. This covers the top third of the face. Forehead, frown lines, and crows feet. Also known as the Glabella region which includes the Procerus muscle and the Corrugator muscle. And the Frontalis muscle. We also offer two advanced courses. We offer an advanced filler course and an advanced botox course. Next time you search for a beauty school near me. Make sure you pick Eclipse – School Of beauty and we can cater to all your aesthetic training needs.

One of the most common questions that get asked on both our filler training course and our Botox training course is.

  1. Where do I choose fillers and where do I choose botox?
  2. Can I use them both together?
  3. Why would I choose one or the other or both?
  4. There isn’t a simple answer to this as each case needs to be analysed and considered carefully.

However, first, you need to understand what can be done with both. Most people understand that filler can now be used for the full face. From lip filler to temple filler to full-face Kimmy k contouring. Most people know that botox can be used in the upper third of the face.

But the part that a lot of people don’t know is that Botox can be used on the full face and neck. And in the face even in other areas in the body. Sometimes Botox can even be used for non-anti-wrinkle treatments. Such as hyperhydrosis. We offer full hyperhydrosis training on our advanced botox course.

Botox or anti-wrinkle treatments in general. Whether it be bocouture, azzalure or botox. It can be used for many wonderful things on the lower face. For example. As we age our muscles begin to tighten and we can get a downturned mouth which gives an unhappy look. We can also get an upturned chin which gives a witchy look. For a downturned mouth, we can treat the DAO (Depressor Anguli Oris) muscle.

By relaxing this muscle we can allow the corners of the mouth to lift naturally and soften marionette lines. For a pebbly or broccoli or witchy chin. We can treat the mentalist muscle. This will again relax the muscle and prevent these potentially unpleasant aesthetic features.

Necks can often show signs of aging that do not reflect the rest of the face or body. We can treat the platysmal bands in the neck with botox. This can help relax the neck muscles and give a much nicer aesthetic. Sometimes improving jowls and jawlines as a side effect.

Hands, feet, groins and also armpits can be treated with any form of anti-wrinkle neuromodulator. Not to remove wrinkles or anti-aging. But to reduce or eliminate sweat in these areas. Some can suffer quite badly from excessive sweating in these regions and it can severely affect the quality of life. On our advanced botox training course. We cover off all of these areas and treatments.

In addition to even all of the treatment areas mentioned above. There are yet more!

We can do a subtle lip flip by injecting the obicularis oris muscle. We can prevent gummy smile by treating the levator labii superioris aleque nasii muscle. If a nose moves while you talk we can treat the depressor septi nasi muscle. Maybe there are bunny lines along the nose in which case we can treat the nasalis muscle.

You can see there are many treatments for neuro modulators for the entire face. When you combine this with all of the filler treatments you can learn on our filler training course and advanced filler training course. You really are in a fantastic position to be able to treat clients with the correct treatment for the correct aesthetic outcome.

In the above text, I mentioned. Choosing a training course location is a fairly easy question to answer. Where to treat with Botox. And where to treat with fillers is much more complex.

Why Choose Us?

Our aesthetics instructors Annie and Adam discuss this complex and interesting subject in their latest AA Aesthetics Podcast video. Give it a watch and hopefully, you can become better informed as to the options available and when to use them.

If you would like to book a fillers training course or a botox training course. Whether you would like to learn in Essex, London or Kent. Whether you are a medic or non-medic. Please do not hesitate to contact us using the contact us page on this website. We would love to talk to you about your aesthetic career and how we can help you either get started. Or continue to enhance your offering and grow your aesthetics treatment portfolio.

Maybe you would like to start with our foundation fillers course in Kent? And then move on to our botox foundations course in Essex? And finish up with some Advanced filler training in London? We can assist you.

Why Follow a Career Path in Beauty and Aesthetics at Kent Beauty School?

As an ever growing industry, more and more people are asking ‘why to choose a career in beauty and aesthetics?’ Throughout this blog, I will hopefully answer this question from all perspectives that why kent beauty school is the best choice when it comes to following your career path in beauty and aesthetics.

  • WHO can flourish in the would of beauty and aesthetics?
  • WHAT treatments can I offer and what do I need to set up?
  • WHEN can I start offering these treatments?
  • WHERE can I work?
  • WHY would I choose this to enter this industry when it’s already so saturated?

WHO can Flourish in the Industry?

The simple answers is anyone and everyone. I first entered the world of beauty when I was just 16 at a mainstream college in east London. I was in a class of 24 girls and we attended the college 5 days a week over the course of 2 years covering level 2 & 3 beauty therapy. These courses still happen however the learning journey has changed drastically.

You are now able to complete anything from a 1 day lash course to a 9 month full internationally recognized VRQ in private colleges all over the country. These tend to be smaller classes and will usually have 2 groups depending on age. So whatever age you are, you can feel comfortable completing your course with people of a similar age at Kent beauty school.

Full time courses are very convenient for people who have a lot of time on their hands however what of you currently work somewhere and you are looking for a career change? Shorter one-day courses are readily available for anyone who wants to transition into their new career path slowly. We have many students at eclipse school of beauty that started off doing a one day lash course and slowly increased their treatments and decreased the hours at their current job.

If you have other commitments including hobbies and children, beauty and aesthetics can be a fantastic way of working around these. You can choose courses on weekends or days you have free and build your career around your commitments without having to give them up. So you see whoever you are and whatever you currently do beauty and aesthetics can be versatile enough to fit into anyone’s life.

WHAT are Beauty and Aesthetics?

Below is a list of the most popular treatments currently available in the industry:

  • Dermal fillers
  • Microblading
  • SPMU micro pigmentation
  • Botox
  • Profhilo
  • Plasma skin tightening
  • Aqualyx fat dissolving
  • Dermaplaning
  • Microneedling
  • Dermaroller
  • BB Glow
  • Classic lashes
  • Russian lashes
  • Lash lift
  • Brow lamination
  • Hii Pen
  • Scalp micro pigmentation
  • SPMU removal
  • Skin peels
  • LED light therapy
  • Vampire facial

WHEN Can I Start Offering Treatment?

As soon as you are qualified and fully insured then you are legally allowed to offer treatments. Many training schools will provide you with a certificate following your training so that you are able to gain insurance straight away. As long as you are confident if the treatment you are offering and you have the correct equipment then you are ready to go. Many new therapists offer introductory price options to get clients initially and build their clientele from there.

WHERE Can I offer These Treatments?

There has been much speculation recently around where people can perform these treatments as the industry has evolved from salons being the only place to cater to clients. While salons and clinics are still a popular choice to work, many therapists now choose to set up either within their own home or rent a space in another person’s shop of the same or similar profession.

This is a great option to work for yourself, the hours you wish and to be able to fit your work around your current commitments as mentioned previously. As long as you gain a license for any licensed treatments, there are no rules regarding where you are able to perform beauty and aesthetics treatments.

WHY Would I Choose a Career in Beauty and Aesthetics?

Many people will look at this industry and assume it is already saturated and this will put them off. Having been in this industry for now 17 years, I have seen a constant need for more and more therapists. As the need for treatments increase, so do the need for therapists and in turn, so does the need for more courses.

Most beauty and aesthetic treatments need to be repeated continually so once you have a client for one treatment, you can set them up for continuous appointments. There are new and exciting revolutionary treatments coming into the industry all the time which many therapists choose to do or not to do. Each therapist will develop their own list of treatments catered to their individual client needs.

Contact Kent Beauty School today!

A Kent Beauty School for your need.

A career in beauty? This Kent Beauty School is your answer.

 

Whether you have dreamt of being a beautician or aspire to become one, our school is regarded as one of the best Kent beauty schools in this region.  You may have been in doubt whether to enroll in any of the courses at any of Kent beauty academies, but you can rest assured that we will provide the best quality of academic courses.

The Kent Beauty School will be your one-stop solution for your beauty needs. Whether you aspire to become a beautician or, make your way into a new industry, our Kent Beauty Academy will definitely suit your needs. We believe in what matters to our students. Our prime focus is on the students and what they need based on the current industry trends.

This Kent Beauty School will ensure complete hands-on training along with a special focus on client safety. Our courses are meticulously designed to cover every nooks and corner of a beautician course. Students and aspirants need not worry as we have been dealing with this industry for a very long time.

Talking about our facilities, we do not feel that it is right to boast about our facilities, but we encourage every aspirant and student to at least visit us before making your decision. We do work with some of the reputable suppliers for all of our products as we intend to carry on the legacy of being the best Kent Beauty Academy.

The whole motive of this Kent Beauty School is to provide an aspirant with what fits their needs. Faculties at this Kent Beauty Academy are considered best when it comes to training those with zero experience in Beauty. To tell in short we do offer a full range of make-up and other holistic courses, some of them being, the hairdressing courses and a packaged course.

Our awesome beauty packages have been designed to help you kick-start your career or business in beauty or to enhance your existing skills. The unique selling point of the Kent Beauty Academy is that we offer to teach numerous techniques that are available in the market. During our course curriculum, we spend considerable time on health and safety. Our Kent Beauty School not only focuses on hygiene but also facial anatomy, the various places that the veins and the nerves travel. This helps us is safe and ensures that we are working in the correct manner.

In the end, we would like to tell any aspirant or any student that, when you think of becoming a master in any field, you must never hesitate to invest your time, energy and money. Our Kent Beauty School encourages every aspirant and student in this field to choose the best course available in the market today. This will make sure that they do not suffer in the long run and they will be able to have a long and lasting impression in this industry after learning from the faculties of the best Kent Beauty Academy.

Dermal Fillers & Botox – Medics vs Non-Medics

Here at eclipse school of beauty and aesthetics, we pride ourselves on offering the very best training courses on Dermal Fillers and Botox as well as Profhilo and Sunekos. We do both foundation and advanced training courses at our academy. We take health and safety along with client safety at the very top of our priority. Injecting comes second to this.

Non-medics are often frowned upon by the medic community when it comes to dermal filler and botox training and treatments. However is this really something that should be the case?

Two of our aesthetic instructors Adam and Annie take on the question in their new podcast series.

  • Are all non-medics who have received training in botox and fillers a risk?
  • Is it possible that non-medics can be just as competent as medics with fillers and botox?
  • Is there a difference between non-medic botox and filler training and medic training?
  • Can non-medics who receive botox and filler training really get to a level where they can safely administer the treatments?
  • Is the correct support available to non-medics from medics with regards fillers and botox?

These are just one of the questions that are raised in this topical and current podcast but two people who are extremely passionate about the treatments and the industry in general.

What is your opinion? Leave us a comment down below and let us know how you feel about this interesting subject.

We believe at eclipse that we can offer a training course for both botox and fillers as well as other treatments like profhilo and sunekos. That we can offer a place that both medics and non-medics can go to learn in an environment that will enable them to go about their career in aesthetics in an ethical and moralistic way. With both competence and confidence.

Our botox and filler training courses are thought out and designed by extremely experienced professionals with huge amounts of knowledge. Our facilities are of the highest standard and are available in multiple locations around the southeast of England. Brentwood Essex. Bexleyheath London / Kent. Ashford Kent.

We use high-quality products from companies like Allergen. Revolax. Juvederm. Profhilo. and more. our consumables are also high quality from Clinell, BD microfine, Teoxane and more.

We work with reputable suppliers for all of our products and there would never be any sign of grey imports or corner-cutting at any stage. Surely with all of this added together, we can offer a filler and botox training offering that will enable people to become masters of aesthetics and go about their career in the correct way.

Many techniques are taught. Including on our advanced lip filler course. The very popular Russian lip training Technique. We use cannulas on the advanced course for a very different way of administering filler products. When we teach our training courses we spend a lot of time on health and safety.

Hygiene and most importantly facial anatomy. Not just where the various veins, arteries, and nerves travel but more importantly the depth they sit at. This aids us in being safe and always working across the correct plane under the skin to avoid any unnecessary complications and to be as safe as possible.

Complications are often neglected and we spend a lot of time covering off how we diagnose our clients. How we treat them in the event of a problem. And how we then look after them after the fact.

Consultations and setting expectations is a huge part of our botox and filler training. If a client expects a result which is unobtainable they are always going to have a negative experience. On the flip side of this its also very easy to scare a client with all of the details of the procedure and its important to help them understand how we overcome a lot of the risk with incredible knowledge, experience and safety precautions such as aspiration.

A lot of the time aspirations are too short. A mere moment of time. With the density of filler. The thickness or gauge of the needle. And the pressures involved. It can take a good few seconds to see a potential flashback or positive aspiration. We teach to always do a 10-second aspiration to make sure you’re as safe as possible. And always see that potential flashback to avoid injecting into an artery.

If you have any questions about any of our botox or filler training courses in Kent or Essex or London. Please do get in contact with us via social media or email or phone.

We look forward to seeing you at one of our Dermal Fillers & Botox training courses soon.

Eyebrow Lamination Kent – Explained

Eyebrow Lamination

Here at Eclipse School of Beauty, we offer our Eyebrow Lamination course in Bexleyheath Kent and Brentwood Essex!

What is Eyebrow Lamination?

It is a technique to enhance your natural brows. Giving you a full uniform eyebrow shape. This is the definitive solution for eyebrows which are sparse and lack symmetry, with this we can realign the brows with this specific technique to reveal the desired shape and fullness.

This treatment solves chaotic brow issues, creating volume and fullness while providing a lustrous well-kept brow shape which lasts up to 2 months! Eyebrow lamination also supports brow growth by creating a protective film over the hair.

It is the best technique for taming tough and boisterous hairs as it sets them in place, every hair lies in the same direction. Providing a just brushed through effect.

With eyebrow lamination there will be no need to fill your brows in, your brows will look thicker, fuller and straighter in the perfect shape.

Who can have this treatment?

It is perfect for people who:

  • Have uneven shaped brows
  • Have sparse brows
  • Want to improve the shape of their brows
  • Want a break from pencilling their brows in

Eyebrow Lamination is perfect for people thinking of having Semi-permanent Makeup as this allows you to fully appreciate the benefits of not having to pencil them in everyday!

How does it work?

Step by Step of how the treatment is conducted

  1. Like all treatments you will begin with a consultation, to see the brows you are working with and also to assess the shape and style to compliment your clients face
  2. A solution is applied to the brows to make the hair straight and flexible
  3. A hydration serum is used to hydrate the hair (this stops the hair from becoming dry and nourishes the hair during the treatment)
  4. A natural coloured tint is applied to the brows to give them a boost (tint will be discussed with client depending on their natural eyebrow colour)
  5. Lastly a nourishing serum is applied to the brows
  6. You will then go over aftercare with the client to make sure they know how to look after their brows to get the best long lasting results.

Eyebrow lamination process takes around 30-45 minuets and lasts up to 2 months depending on how well the client sticks to the after care

Aqualyx Fat dissolving. What we’ve all been waiting for!

 

Introduction to fat dissolving injections.

Aqualyx could possibly be the fat dissolving treatment at everyone’s been waiting for. This advanced new technique can be used in the face and body to great effect at the Eclipse School of Beauty. For small areas such as the jowls and chin, just one sessions can intensely reduce fat and return a more youthful and definite facial contour. For larger areas like, bingo wings and bums you may need up to 5 sessions to see dramatic results.

What is Aqualyx?

Aqualyx is a water-based solution that is injected into the fatty tissue in the face or body, it surrounds the cells and terminates them. The remains of the fat cells are then expelled by the body safely as waste. Aqualyx is perfect for people who want to get rid of those stubborn areas of fat in their face or body. This treatment has bee clinically proven for these purposes.

Treatment regime.

The time of the treatment will depend on the size of the area being treated.

It can take between 30-60 minuets per treatment and you typically require 2-8 treatments 4 weeks apart. Some people may see substantial results after 1 or 2 sessions.

Treatment for fat underneath the neck and chin, may require 1-2 treatments. While treatments for body fat may require 8 treatments

We must make it extremely clear that Aqualyx is not a substitute for diet and exercise and cannot fix you if you are overweight. It is for stubborn areas of fat that are resistant to diet and exercise.

Hii Pen No Injection Fillers – What it is and how it works.

What is Hii Pen?

Hii Pen Fillers is the new reinvented treatment for bigger fuller lips without the injections. It is a quite simplistic device that engenders enough pressure to launch Hyaluron Acid into the skin.

Whats the difference between no needle Hii Pen injections to old-style needle injections?

Hii Pen Filler is a non-aggressive tool and distributes hyaluronic acid into the filler into the skin by causing pressure. During treatment the client will surprisingly minimal pain – it does not hurt virtually as much as injectable filler. Comparing them both with Hii Pen there is less bruising, swelling or needle marks.

What is involved in the procedure?

The procedure is quite simple, the HA (hyaluronic acid) filler inserted into the skin is completely safe as the body produces it. It is impossible for anyone to have an allergic reaction from the HA filler itself.
The more Hyaluronic Acid inside the epidermis and dermis layer of the skin, the more water is retained keeping its moisture and making the appearance of the skin more youthful.

What is HA (hyaluronic acid)?

Our Skin cells produce Hyaluronic Acid naturally in a proposal to maintain moisture levels. Due to ageing and environmental aggressors those levels tend to dip. Scientific studies have shown that HA helps improve skin hydration and production of collagen, maintain skin elasticity, and even has antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties that help with wound healing.
This is why such treatments involving HA have been created to prolong these levels and create longer youthful skin.

Plasma Skin Tightening. What is it and how will it benefit you as a beautician?

Plasma Skin Tightening. What is it and how will it benefit you as a beautician?

This is the only cosmetic treatment which uses plasma to eradicate excess skin. It is low risk and more inexpensive than surgery! Plasma is known for its success with all its non-surgical benefits such as, Non surgical eye lift, skin tag removal, tummy tightening, stretch marks and so much more available.

How does the treatment work?

Numerous points are placed on the surface of the skin using a minute sterile plasma probe. Due to the variety and arrangements of all the points, it helps to reduce excess skin and results show that the skin is clearly tightened. There is a small plasma flash which due to its evaporation effect, instantaneously uses a healing and tissue tightening result. The elasticity of the skin and tightness is rapidly improved.

What are the advantages of plasma?

  • No Surgery!!! Due to this new and advanced treatment, surgery is now out of the picture. Unlike surgery there is no risk of ‘over lifting’ the skin.
  • The results from plasma are instant and evident during the treatment, the results will remain long after the treatment.
  • Provides incredible eyelid tightening and wrinkle smoothing!

Areas which can be treated!

  • Foreheads and frown lines
  • Cheeks and Nasal Labial Lifting
  • Loose skin on the Jowl and Neck Area
  • Skin Tag removal
  • Under eyes and Crows Feet
  • Eyelids
  • Stomach Tightening
  • Arms
  • Legs and Thighs
  • Marionettes and Smoker Lines