NVQ Level 2 or Equivalent


Home Study and

1/2 day Practical Session




Course Information

This course qualifies you for CPD points and insurance cover. It covers the core knowledge behind the treatment and practical training so you can safely and effectively carry out microdermabrasion treatments.


In this intensive microdermabrasion training course, I will teach you everything you need to know about this skin exfoliating treatment. From the basics of microdermabrasion to how to combine it with other treatments. You will leave this course able to expertly deliver this popular skin treatment.

The practical session is using a diamonds microdermbrasion machine.

Course Content

  • Health & safety 

  • Salon hygiene, health & safety

  • Professional ethics

  • Insurance 

  • About microdermabrasion 

  • Consultation process

  • Sanitation 

  • Skin, ageing and turning back time 

  • Ageing - the contributory factors 

  • Contra-indications 

  • What to expect during treatment 

  • Consultation

  • Insurance

  • Client preparation 

  • Performing the treatment 

  • Understanding the skin condition 

  • Aftercare

  • Machine maintenance


  • Printed protocols for easy reference

  • Downloadable consultation form

  • Downloadable aftercare leaflets

  • On going support

Treatment Information

Microdermabrasion is a facial procedure that uses manual exfoliation to remove the outer layer of skin. This process works in a series to achieve the best results. We use a Diamond tipped wand to abrade the surface of your skin.

What is the difference between Crystal and Diamond Microdermabrasion?

The regular crystal microdermabrasion technology involves the use of a special, hand-held device that propels a high-speed flow of aluminum oxide crystals onto the skin. At the same time, the machine's vacuum system sucks away dirt, dead cells and used crystals. 
Aluminum oxide crystals have been the most commonly used abrasive agent for the last 20 years. Aluminum oxide is the second hardest mineral (diamonds are first). There has been a link between aluminum use on the body (deodorants) and cancer. Sodium bicarbonate crystals are an organic alternative to aluminum oxide crystals but they are a lot softer and less effective in microdermabrasion. 

The diamond dermabrasion system, on the other hand, replaces the micro-crystal flow with a laser cut diamond tip wand. Areas closer to the eyes and mouth can be abraded more accurately with diamond abrasion (no risk of stray crystals causing damage, getting into your eyes, nose or being ingested). No risk to the operator for repetitive exposure. Other than that, crystal-free diamond head microdermabration works in the same way traditional microabrasion does. Diamond microderm machines usually come with wands of varied size and coarseness for different skin types and depths of resurfacing. The wand tip is made of natural laser cut diamond chips which polish the skin and remove dead cells, which are then vacuumed back into a waste filter. Many professionals prefer natural diamond tips because they are easier to control don't irritate the skin and give a more precise treatment (natural minerals are less likely to trigger adverse reactions).