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Derma Rolling Award L4
Award in Derma Rolling 
Study Mode
Practical Assessment 
Hair & Beauty 
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Entry Requirements
This is a modular Level 4 qualification suitable for all skin health professionals who wish to facilitate greater opportunities for business success extending their knowledge and practice skills. We train Medical Aesthetic Doctors, Nurses and Dentists and Beauty Therapists qualified to Level 3 or above.

Physiology & Practice of Dermal Rollering Level 4

This modular course covers the key areas of dermal rollering, including anatomy and physiology of the skin, the products, tools and equipment used in treatment and skin analysis and treatment planning. Students undertake the majority of study online before completing a practical assessment at the college.

About the Course

This is a modular qualification that consists of:

1. Underpinning Knowledge delivered through a bespoke on-line, audio-visual system that allows you to learn at your own pace and convenience. You will receive a portfolio with all the course materials in hard copy. This is your personal resource in which you can make notes giving you a permanent copy to look back on. This element has been designed to ensure all learners have the opportunity to refresh core knowledge at the same time as being introduced to new treatments prior to the practical days. You will study the following units:

• Anatomy and Physiology relevant to treatment - Advanced skin structure and physiology, histology, keratinisation, the papillary and reticular layers of the dermis. The relevance of the ECM, sensory receptors and relevance for treatment. The healing mechanism and implication for treatment, including the process of collagen synthesis and fibroblastic action. Types of Collagen and Collagen synthesis, remodeling, degradation and glycation. Elastin synthesis and degradation. The ageing process and contributory factors. Hormones affecting the skin and issues influencing skin healing capacity; principles of the circulatory and lymphatic systems

• Legislation - A study of the legislation relevant for practice protocol and business operations

• Health and Safety - Hygiene, sterilization, disinfection, hazardous waste and best practice protocol

• Pricing, service times, registration & insurance

• Products, tools & equipment - Roller types and needle sizes. Dermal stamps and Dermapen. Cosmeceutical preparations such as Retinols, Growth Factors and Antioxidants which can used during the clinical procedure or for aftercare to fortify treatment results

• Preparation - Preparation of the treatment area and equipment including hygiene protocol, sterilization & disinfection

• Consultation and treatment planning - Communication reflective of disability and discrimination legislation. Methods - verbal, written, electronic, taking photographs. Contraindications that prevent, restrict and require GP approval. Possible contra-actions and side effects. Describing the treatment. Informed consent

• Skin analysis - Skin types & the Fitzpatrick scale. Skin tests.

• Practice protocols

• After care & recording protocol

2. Practical Assessment of practical skill competency takes places in the Beauty Therapy Department at the Sheffield College campus, over one day. The practical skills covered, includes the use of dermal rollers of different needle lengths and the use of the dermal stamp.

The aim of this day is to review key elements of underpinning knowledge in the practical setting and enable practice treatments to take place:

• Introductions & review of core knowledge

• Client consultation and assessment of the skin and review of conditions to be treated & those requiring GP approval - To include a review of the healing mechanism, normal reactions, adverse reactions to treatment & after care protocol

• Practical demonstration and delegate practice

• Practical skill development & assessment - Delegates will carry out a consultation, treatment on clients adapting for all client needs and differences & give after treatment advise. This work will be tutor guided with a view to skill competency and assessment being achieved during the session. Delegates will use skin rollers and stamps of a size suited to their client’s skin condition

• Case Study - delegates will be required to submit a documentary case study in evidence of their on going practice

Key Units

1. Underpinning knowledge - anatomy and physiology, legislation, Health and Safety, pricing, service times, registration and insurance, products, tools and equipment, preparation, consultation and treatment planning, skin analysis, practice protocols, aftercare and recording protocol

2. Practical Assessment - introductions and reviews of core knowledge, client consultation and assessment of the skin and reviews, practical demonstrations and delegate practice, practical skill development and assessment, case study

Entry Requirements

This is a modular Level 4 qualification suitable for all skin health professionals who wish to facilitate greater opportunities for business success extending their knowledge and practice skills. We train Medical Aesthetic Doctors, Nurses and Dentists and Beauty Therapists qualified to Level 3 or above.


Practical Assessment and Coursework

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This is suitable for many groups of people as the course is delivered to you through a combination of on-line learning for the knowledge based elements for ease of study, and face to face practical delivery at The Sheffield College. You can enrol on almost any day of the year, and proceed through the knowledge based elements in your own time. Practical assessment days can be booked upon successful completion of the Multiple Choice Questions and written assessments as the end of the knowledge based modules. 

Dermal Rollering or Skin Needling is fast becoming one of the most essential procedures to be offered in skin care clinics committed to results driven treatment and professional progression. It is performed by beauty therapists, aesthetic nurses, doctors and dentists. It is a versatile and extremely effective treatment that can be used for a wide variety of skin conditions with results comparable to laser and IPL, but with little, if any discomfort, downtime or risk to the client. Indeed it allows for deep penetration into the dermal tissue to impart significant tissue regeneration offering the beauty therapist an unrivalled opportunity to address significant issues such as ageing and laxity, fine lines and wrinkles, sun damage and pigmentation, acne, acne scarring, poor skin texture and even fine skin with broken capillaries. On the body it is also very effective against stretch mark, surgical scar tissue and cellulite.

The procedure involves the application of fine micro-needles to the skin via a sterile, single-use needling roller. The treatment stimulates the skin’s natural healing mechanism in response to the controlled fractional wounding of the skin caused by the needles. As the skin heals it releases growth factors that cause the skin to regenerate Dermal Collagen and keratinocytes in the Epidermis, so dramatically improving skin condition. Courses of treatment will encourage the skin to become firmer and denser, smoother, healthier, and more youthful.

Course Objectives:

At the end of the course you will be able to demonstrate:

• A clear understanding of core underpinning knowledge
• A clear understanding of treatment specific underpinning knowledge
• An ability to prepare yourself, the treatment area, the equipment and the client for best practice treatment
• An ability to carry out safe and effective ‘best practice’ skin needling treatments using a variety of methods
• An ability to carry out post treatment skin care and give post treatment advice ensuring effective skin healing, client satisfaction and business success

Progression:  Level 4 Certificate in Clinical Aesthetics OR continue to build blocks by adding any of the following:  Physiology & Practice of Chemical Skin Peeling, Physiology & Practice of Non Surgical Blemish Removal