Index of Technical Terms

The following text is an explanatory list of Acronyms, Names and Procedures used on this website. If you require a more detailed explanation, please feel free to contact us.

Aesthetician A licensed aesthetician is a trained skin care specialist. Aestheticians undergo a skincare specialist training to become licensed.

Combo machines A machine offering a combination of different effects as opposed to having several different devices.

Cryo Fat Freeze is a state-of-the-art coolsculpting technology that enables non-invasive and non-surgical body contouring. Cryo Fat Freeze works by freezing away stubborn fat using a targeted cooling process known as cryolipolysis. … It can yield results of up to a 20% fat reduction.

Elight It combines the advantages of IPL and RF. E-Light system combines IPL and Radio Frequency (RF) to deliver satisfying E-Light therapy. It is the new generation of the beauty treatment machine that combined the two major functions of transmission of electromagnetic waves and pulse-ray.

Erbium Glass Lasers Erbium is a chemical element belonging to the category of rare earth metals. The trivalent ion of erbium (Er3+) is often used as the dopant for a number of glass and crystal lasers. Erbium is doped onto a glass substrate (made of silica or phosphate) and used for bulk lasers, amplifiers and fibre lasers.

Fibroblast Plasma Skin Tightening Fibroblast Plasma Skin Tightening is a cosmetic treatment that uses plasma, an ionized gas, to tighten skin non-surgically.

Fractional CO2 skin resurfacing The CO2RE (by Candela) Carbon Dioxide (C02) Fractional Laser Resurfacing removes layers of skin tissue in a fractionated method (columns of skin are removed, leaving the skin surrounding each column intact to aid in healing) to help reduce “age-spots” (also called sun freckles, liver spots, and lentigines), fine lines.

HIFU stands for ‘High-Intensity Focused Ultrasound’, this treatment can target various depths of the body’s tissue for skin tightening, skin lifting and body contouring.

IPL IPL is a popular hair removal treatment that helps kill the hairs, so they don’t come back. … While laser devices emit one single focused wavelength to maximize follicle absorption, IPL covers larger patches of hair. IPL is like using a strong light bulb and is usually cheaper than laser treatments

Laser Lipolysis is a minimally invasive procedure that uses heat from fibre-optic lasers at various wavelengths to melt body fat. This is a different process than liposuction, which involves removing fat from the body using vacuum suction.

Mesotherapy (from Greek mesos, “middle”, and therapy from Greek therapeia, “to treat medically”) is a non-surgical cosmetic medicine treatment. Mesotherapy employs multiple injections of pharmaceutical and homoeopathic medications, plant extracts, vitamins, and other ingredients into subcutaneous fat.

Micropigmentation Permanent makeup is a cosmetic technique which employs tattoos as a means of producing designs that resemble makeup, such as eyelining and other permanent enhancing colours to the skin of the face, lips and eyelids.

OFQUAL The Qualifications and Credit Framework (QCF) is a new credit transfer system which has replaced the National Qualification Framework (NQF).

Picosecond Laser is a laser which emits optical pulses with a duration between 1 ps and (usually) some tens of picoseconds. It thus also belongs to the category of ultrafast lasers or ultrashort pulse lasers.

Pigmentation removal Laser treatment is one of the most advanced treatments for removing unwanted pigmentation on the skin such as age spots, sun spots, and freckles.

Plamere “Plamere” which is the sister plasma pen machine to the “Plaxpot” and is designed for beauticians/estheticians who wish to learn the plasma techniques and technology. Lower energy than the “Plaxpot” it is ideal for Beauticians who are level 3 or equivalent.

Plaxpot The Plaxpot Pen Plasma Machine The Plasma Pen works on a completely different mechanism of action compared to laser or electrical arc.

RF Machines Radiofrequency machines are beauty and cosmetic devices that use waves to penetrate the skin surface and catalyze collagen formation. These RF machines are frequently used for fat removal, skin tightening, cellulite reduction as well as body shaping.

Scalp Micropigmentation A hair tattoo, or scalp micropigmentation, is a cosmetic tattoo that gives the illusion of a close buzz cut hairstyle on a bald head. The procedure can also be used to conceal the scars from hair transplantation or to make thinning hair seem thicker.

Skin Analysis is the part of a professional facial when the Aesthetician covers your eyes with cool cotton pads and looks at your skin underneath a brightly lit “mag lamp” to determine your skin type, skin conditions, and the best course of treatment, both during your facial and with home products.

Skin Cooling Device Contact cooling can be achieved by active (copper, sapphire tips) or passive (ice or cold gels) methods. In contact cooling, tissue cooling is achieved by conduction of heat from the skin to the cooling device or substance placed directly onto the skin.

SHR Beauty System SHR stands for ‘Super Hair Removal’ due to the device’s ability to deliver comfortable hair reduction treatments in almost half the time of a traditional IPL machine.

Spider Veins are smaller, red, purple, and blue vessels that also twist and turn. Spider veins are easily visible through the skin, as well. They are typically visible on the legs and face.

Thermal RF Radio frequency skin tightening (RF) is an aesthetic technique that uses RF energy to heat tissue and stimulate subdermal collagen production in order to reduce the appearance of fine lines and loose skin.

Vacuum Shaper Weight loss and skin care machine. Massages the skin without the need to use creams and lotions.

VTCT Courses Changing lives through vocational qualifications that develop and recognise world-class skills. Vocational Training Charitable Trust (VTCT) is a specialist awarding and assessment organisation offering vocational and technical qualifications in a range of service sectors.

Water Therapy is a process which involves ingesting significant amounts of water at intervals – it’s benefits to the body are countless.