New Accolades and Achievements

Accreditation by Governing Bodies

We are very pleased and proud to announce that Dermace have two new accolades by industry governing bodies.

In addition to being the UK's only HABIA Centre of Expertise in SPMU, we are now also an official VTCT Training Centre, and our courses have been approved with BABTAC (qualifying for CPD Points).

We made a decision a while ago that we wanted to be independently judged by our peers, and by relevant UK Governing bodies for the work we do and the training we provide.

Dermace have submitted their course content, trainers credentials, insurances, had their premises inspected by independent industry professionals. We decided to go down this route to give potential trainees confidence and reassurance when making a decision about training.

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Accreditation and Future Plans

Recently, a Facebook user* posted up several posts outlining his/her concern over Dermace and their accreditations and awards.

I thought it would be a great opportunity to help clear the air and put you all in the picture about our existing governing body relationships, accreditations in the pipeline, and our future aspirations.

We are members of BABTAC. We are currently undergoing assessment to have our courses accredited. This should be complete in a matter of weeks as we are already most of the way through the process. We don’t currently claim to be accredited by BABTAC, but the Facebook user thought that our use of the logo was misleading.

We ARE the UK’s ONLY HABIA Centre of Expertise in Semi Permanent Makeup. This is a very important accolade for us, as it gives our potential trainees confidence that we are monitored and audited to make sure standards are maintained. This is not a course accreditation - it’s a reflection of how highly regarded our staff and facilities are, by one of the UK’s most highly regarded organisations: HABIA. Our course materials and manuals were also inspected as part of this accreditation, and found to be of a high standard.
We are also undergoing HABIA CPD assessment to allow more benefits to our technicians. Again, this will be with us imminently.

We were recently asked to remove a “Guild of Beauty Therapists” logo from the site. This logo was originally a link to an article the Guild ran on Dermace a while back - but when approached by the owner of GBT, we were only too happy to oblige and remove the logo. It’s important to note that GBT do not accredit SPMU courses to our knowledge. Again, we have never stated we were accredited by this governing body - although if they do decide to offer SPMU qualifications, we’d love to work with them as they’re a great organisation. Our association is actually with the Guild Press - a website and publication we advertise in, and an organisation we work with for exhibitions etc

VTCT: Dermace are a recognised VTCT Centre. We can currently carry out accredited training and could easily draft in Assessors and IV’s in order to offer the certificate. We are currently undergoing our IV and ASS courses so we can be “belt and braces” before making a song and dance about this (because it’s something we’re VERY proud of). If you’re in any doubt about VTCT, or how it works, please feel free to contact us, or VTCT, for clarification.

We also have another two governing bodies waiting to recognise our courses, and I’ll be posting up more information as we get it.

In short, our goal is to be the most accredited and qualified Semi Permanent training School in the UK (and, if it’s relevant, the world!). We are well on course to achieve our goal because we feel it’s crucial to give potential technicians the confidence in us to make a good training decision.

With regards to the facts we CAN’T put on a certificate: Teresa (Founder of Dermace) has been a pioneer in this industry for over 20 years now. She has a huge amount of experience and talent to pass on to her trainers and the technicians who train with Dermace. She is one of only 2 Professionally qualified Expert Witnesses in the UK for Micropigmentation, and has trained many of the best and brightest technicians (and trainers) in the UK.
All our SPMU training is ONE:ONE at no extra cost, and we take after-course support incredibly seriously.

Please feel free to call us if you’d like to look around, meet the team, or just ask some questions.

* The Facebook user in question had only been created the day before posting up to our site. While we assume the account was not genuine, the concerns clearly were - so we are addressing them as a matter of utmost importance.

2014 Dermace Workshop Details

Workshops 2014 - PRICES INCLUDE VAT

Advanced eyeliner
4th July, 3rd October, 1st December £360

Eyeliner is a treatment with a great many techniques to master. On this workshop we focus on using different needles to achieve advanced effects, including two and three tone shadowing. Conquer fears about which needle, speed and angle, also the do's and don'ts associated with the eyeliner area, pain relief and how/when to administer.
Advanced Eyebrow
7th July, 12th September, 5th December £360
This workshop will enable you to create realistic hair stroke eyebrows that will heal as a perfect hair stroke. Our workshop is very extensive and will teach you advanced brow master skills.
Brow colour theory
Placement and brow designing/drawing skills
Placement and direction of hair strokes
Face shapes & brow styles
Application and usage of sloped, flat & single needles to create advanced effects

Advanced lips
8th July, 7th November £360

Certainly one of the most misunderstood treatments, but one of the most rewarding to get right. A good lip procedure is the mark of a great technician, and we can give you the confidence to create amazing 3 dimensional lips using a mixture of needles, techniques and colours.
If you're avoiding booking lip treatments in, join us on this workshop day and we'll re-introduce you to a whole new way to make your clients smile!
If you're finding colour is not holding in your lip treatments - let us show you how it's done. Don't give up – lipliner & blend is an incredibly effective treatment for your clients.

Correction & Removal Workshop - £360
5th August, 6th November

Every permanent make up technician should have experience or qualification in the art of removing or correcting permanent make up. Unfortunately colour or make up correction has become the norm. A technician must have the skill and qualification to rectify. Our workshop will arm you with all these skills. During the day we take a look at case studies and how to make the decision of removal, correction or walk away. We look in depth at protecting technicians from litigation and procedures to follow , also models for colour correction and salt/saline removal during the practical sessions.

Colour theory workshop £400 - includes 10 of Dermace most popular colours (usually £299 plus vat for the pigments alone).
15th August, 10th November

Colour theory is definitely one of the most difficult barriers in our industry with conflicting advice amongst training schools and manufacturers, Dermace make this simple and easy for you to understand and get to grips with, to give you the confidence to apply any shade to your clients

• Colour science
• Introduction into the much-loved Dermace pigment range
• Pigment compositions and regulations
• Create your own shades
• Colour matching made easy
• Colour mixing with confidence

Blusher is back! - £600
9th October

Those of you who have been in the industry for a while will know that all procedures have their popular times, and their quiet times. For a while now, eyebrow procedures have been really popular - but the next big thing is certainly blusher. It's been around for a long time, but it's starting its resurgence already but in a more subtle and understated form. Give your clients a subtle summer glow.

Dermace Meso Re-Vitalize - £400

Meso RE-Vitalize concept allows for the introduction of active substances into the deeper skin layers, precisely where they can be most beneficial.
The Re-Vitalize process causes active substances to stimulate cell metabolism in a more intensive manner and force the regeneration process more effectively. Additionally, mechanical perforation of the epidermis (using the specially designed cartridge) stimulates skin receptors and better blood circulation - much like the dry needling technique (MCA).
Substances with molecules larger than 200nm (vitamins, hyaluronic acid) cannot permeate through the epidermal layer (outer layer) due to the limited space between epidermal cells. Injecting or perforation of the epidermis is the only effective method of introducing these substances to the dermis where they are most effective.
The Meso Re-Vital technique introduces micro-punctures into the epidermis to enhance the transmission of substances into the skin using a SPMU cartridge which contains a plate of 18 needles 0.5mm in length. The needles penetrate the skin at around 0.2 - 0.3mm.
The plate of micro needles is convex and flexible, meaning its surface adjusts to the shape of the treated sites and easily gets to areas which are normally difficult to reach.

The Meso Re-Vitalize therapy is extremely versatile and treatments can be offered for several areas:

• The face
• The neck
• The neckline
• The back of the hand
• Stretch marks and scars

There are 3 options in the Meso Re-Vitalize system

• Rejuvenation Effect Med (Hyaluronic acid, peptides) Stimulates collagen and elastin
• Refreshing Effect Fresh (Vitamins, Q10 and amino acids) Stimulates intense skin regeneration
• Regeneration Effect Pure (Yam root extract, soy extract, amino acids) Stimulates regeneration of tired, dull and dehydrated skin visibly lightens the skin tone

Areola tattooing £1000
22nd July, 7th October, 16th, December

Teresa Gamble, the Head Trainer and Director of Dermace, has trained many surgeons, nurses and medical professionals throughout the UK and Ireland, and is considered to provide unrivalled skills and training within this part of the industry. We have over 10 years experience in the training of areola tattooing in the private & nhs hospitals and offer this training to permanent make up technicians wishing to advance their skills and push into the medical sector. Places are limited due to nhs training demand so book early to avoid disappointment.

Scalp Tattooing - £650
23rd July, 8th October, 17th December.

Scalp tattooing is fast growing in demand in the micro pigmentation industry and has life changing effects on our clients who undergo this treatment. This form of tattooing takes a great deal of skill and patience our workshop is extremely in depth. It includes, anatomy of the scalp, colour theory of the scalp, pain control, application of scalp tattooing, consent & aftercare and maintenance of the procedure.

Hand tool fine hair stroke brows £1200
4th & 5th August

By demand of technicians Dermace brings to you an extensive 2 day training course of the application of hair stroke eyebrows using the hand tool. Teresa Gamble- Fletcher was trained in the hand tool technique 20 years ago and will be teaching this skill to permanent make up technicians. Day 1 consists of theory, consent, and application on practice skin, colour & pain control. Day 2 consists of hands on practical procedures on live models. Attendees must have at minimum of 12 months experience in the permanent make up industry; the fee includes a hand tool kit.

2014 Dermace Advanced Workshops

Remaining dates for the 2014 Workshops are in!

Teresa, Francesca, and Jess would like to invite you to our Advanced workshops. Workshops are available for all qualified technicians.

Advanced Meso Re-Vitalize workshops:
June 14th, July 25th, August 29th, September 26th, October 31st, November 28th

Advanced Brow workshops:
July 7th, 12th September, December 5th

Advanced Lip workshops:
July 8th, November 7th

Advanced Eyeliner workshops:
July 4th, October 3rd, December 1st

MCA - Dry Needling workshops:
July 21st, October 6th, December 15th

Advanced Medical Areola Tattooing workshops:
July 22nd, October 7th, December 16th

Advanced Blusher workshops:
October 9th

Advanced Handtool technique (2 days):
August 4th & 5th

Correction & Removal workshops:
August 5th, November 6th

Colour Theory & Pigment Conversion workshops:
August 15th, November 10th

Advanced Scalp Micropigmentation workshops:
July 23rd, October 8th, December 17th

When booking a workshop, please let us know which company you qualified with.

Habia Press Release for Dermace CoE

HABIA Press Release for CoE

Here's what Habia have to say about the Centre of Expertise award:

Click the link for the article

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Dermace First HABIA CoE in the UK!

Dermace are the first HABIA CoE Academy in the UK

We're delighted to announce our new award from HABIA Centre of Expertise!

Here's what Professional Beauty have to say:

Click for the article

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Sharon Quilliam - Training Feedback

Sharon Quilliam - Training Feedback

"Francesca was very thorough and helpful!"
"Really enjoyed the course - would have preferred more practical than theory although I am aware the theory does have to be done"

Sharon Quilliam

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Nikki Betts - Training Feedback

Nikki Betts - training Feedback

"I was extremely nervous about starting the course, but felt at ease as soon as I arrived. I felt that on the first day I was made to feel very welcome, and this made me look forward to continuing the rest of the course. I also found the first day was packed full of information but it was taught in an interesting way"

Nikki Betts

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Jo Pope - Training Feedback

Jo Pope - Training Feedback

"Training was fantastic! Felt immediately at ease and under no pressure whatsoever. Francesca was calm and reassuring - always felt well supported throughout."

Jo Pope

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March Advanced Workshops

Dermace Advanced Workshops dates for March are here!

Workshop dates:

Monday 18th March: Advanced Brow - £300 - One of the biggest earners in your repertoire. Offer your clients even MORE choice!
Tuesday 19th March: Colour Theory & Pigment conversion - £300 - Learn how to get the most out of the Dermace pigment range, and boost your colour knowledge!
Wednesday 20th March: Advanced Liner - £300
Thursday 21st March: Blusher - £550
Friday 22nd March: DERMACE MESO RE-VITALIZE - £400 (inc kit) - This is the Workshop everybody is talking about! The freshest new treatment in Micropigmentation - and another Dermace first!

What are Dermace Workshops all about?

Dermace Workshops are designed to give you an edge to your skills and techniques. You can extend you knowledge of your core skills by attending an Advanced day, or add totally new skills to your repertoire with Medical or Specific training (Meso, MCA, Blusher etc).
All workshops gain you a certificate for your training, and we welcome any and all Qualified technicians onto the workshops.
Lunch is provided, and a great time is always had by all. New contacts are made and experiences shared.

A block of one full week of Workshops will be posted every 5-6 weeks. Keep an eye out for our next block in April.

Due to the huge popularity of our brand new Dermace Meso Re-Vitalize Workshop, we will be training this every Friday from February. More details by clicking here. (

If you would like to attend multiple Workshops days, please get in touch to discuss your DISCOUNT!

You can read more of the technical details by clicking here ( , and we'd also love to answer any of your questions over the phone on 08443579200.

Our Workshops are open to all qualified Technicians from any Academy, and includes lunch, refreshments, and in some cases, a kit.

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