This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to provide specialised facial treatments incorporating the use of ultrasonic, galvanic and direct current devices.
It requires the ability to establish priorities with clients and apply knowledge of electrical machines and cosmetic products, and to design and provide treatments to address specific skin types and conditions. Not all equipment is used in each specialised facial treatment. Specialised facials can be a single treatment or form part of a series of treatments.
This unit applies to beauty therapists who work in beauty therapy salons. In this environment they work in a team but make independent treatment decisions.
Assessment tasks will be designed to reinforce & extend knowledge and skill competence within set & controlled parameters in accordance with each unit’s learning outcomes & performance criteria requirements, including the setting of work based practical application tasks designed to provide evidence of competence outcomes, within periodic and scheduled timelines.
Students will be expected to demonstrate the following required skills:
• communicate, follow and adjust treatment plans to provide five safe and appropriate specialised facial treatments to clients with one or more of the following skin types and conditions:
• prematurely aged
• diffused red
• design a sequence of four treatments and product recommendations for three of these clients to address client priorities
• identify contraindications, skin diseases and disorders prior to commencing treatment on the above clients
• demonstrate correct and safe application technique for each device:
• direct current
• design, record and maintain treatment plans and records for each client specifying details of:
• client feedback
• contraindications and conditions
• facial treatment provided and equipment and products used
• outcomes of previous and current treatment
• post treatment care advice and products
• recommended future treatments
• relevant medical history and medications
• treatment duration, areas treated and not treated
• treatment objectives
• treat clients effectively and minimise skin reactions
• identify risk situations that cause short or overloaded circuits and take remedial action
• comply with health and hygiene regulations and requirements.
The qualified trainer and assessor will provide teaching and learning materials as required in the form of workbooks produced by VU Polytechnic and/or via the VU Polytechnic e-learning system.
This unit is studied as part of the following course(s):