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This Level 4 qualification in Advanced Epilation Techniques, or better known today as Advanced Cosmetic Procedures or non-surgical blemish removal will provide the learner with the knowledge and skill to carry out a non-invasive method for treating various skin blemishes, conditions, & growths using a technique called Thermocoagulation.

The demand for these procedures is very high especially now as the medical profession is not only too busy but also very reluctant to do anything about benign lesions. They are seen purely as a cosmetic problem regardless of the psychological effect on the person having the unsightly marks, lumps, and bumps on their skin. Many skin blemishes can be effectively and safely removed by Advanced Thermolysis, such as, red veins, skin tags, blood spots, milia, seborrheic keratosis, common warts, sebaceous hyperplasia and dermatosis papulose nigra. Clients will be delighted with the results and will be surprised how easily and quickly their unsightly skin blemishes can be removed, which may have affected their confidence and well-being.

Advanced Cosmetic Procedures have a high earning potential dependent on the time taken and treatment offered. Pricing usually starts at minimum of £90 to £180 for 15 minutes or per anomalie. 

This course is taught by our principal and head of department Geraldine McGuigan. Geraldine has over 38 years of experience in advanced cosmetic procedures (minor surgical skin blemish removal) and will ensure your competence in this skilful and satisfying procedure.

Entry Requirements

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Upon course completion, the student receives a CIBTAC Level 4 award in Advanced Epilation.

Insurance and Membership

This CIBTAC Advanced Epilation Diploma will enable graduates to become members of BABTAC (British association of beauty therapy and cosmetology) to obtain insurance to work in the UK, Ireland and overseas.

Examination Fees:
Start Date:
Mon, 8th April 2024
11.00 a. m. - 3.00 p.m.

Course Aim

The aim of this course is to gain the knowledge and skills to carry out Advanced Cosmetic Procedures to treat skin anomalies such as, skin tags, telangiectasia, spider naevi and blood spots. Candidates will carry out a thorough consultation with the client, devise a treatment plan and provide the relevant home care advice. You are also required to carry out effective health, safety, and hygiene procedures throughout your treatment.

The CIBTAC Advanced Electrical Epilation Course runs over 2-3 Mondays over a 16 week period to allow students to practice and compile a portfolio of work.

The theory content of the course is delivered online by online webinars. The online theory content and assignments must be completed at home. Students will have full access to the Bronwyn Conroy elearning platform where all the course resources are stored, learning videos, textbook and assignments for the course duration.

Students will need access to an iPad, Laptop or Computer plus a printer for the duration of the course.

Practical Work

Practical training is carried out face to face in the college. All products, equipment and models are provided for you. Models with various skin problems will be available for you to practice on during the course.

Examination | Evidence Requirements

The course consists of theory and practical, student’s competence and confidence will improve over time, with regular practice to perfect the skills taught on the day.

Competent performance must be demonstrated on at least three occasions treating various skin anomalies using the Thermolysis modality. Candidates must carryout 12 case studies, to include consultation and photographs before and after treatment. All your work must be collected in a portfolio of evidence which is presented to the examiner on the day of the examination.

For the practical elements, you will be examined by an external examiner. Evidence of knowledge will be assessed through assignments and written paper. Each student is responsible for their own model the examination. 

Course Content

  • The Circulatory System & Lymphatic System Revision
  • Minor Skin Blemishes Revision
  • Health, Hygiene & Safety Precautions
  • Thermoagulation Treatment of Telangiectasia, Skin tags, Milia
  • Needle Choice
  • Other Anomalies
  • Consultation and Treatment Planning
  • Contraindications to Thermocoagulation
  • Anomolies that can be treated with Thermocoagulation
  • Telangiectasia Treatment Technique (SWD H.F.)
  • Pre and Post Care Advice
  • Marketing, Costings, & Timings of Treatment

Dress Code

  • A therapy tunic or scrubs must be worn to classes with indoor shoes. 


  • Theory: 30 minute multiple choice examination paper 
  • Practical:  45 minute examination