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Maria Lyons

Complexion Skin Clinic

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0193 587 3456

07913 546011

email

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Advanced, Beard removal, Blend, Flash, Galvanic, Men, Thermolysis

CPD Records 
(min 10 points)

 2021 =

2022 =

10+

10+

2023 =

10+

King's Rd, Thornford, Sherborne DT9 6QH, UK

Complexion Skin Clinic April Cottage, 450

Main Location

Other Locations

2024 =

10+

Bio

Complexion Skin Clinic was established in 1993, and with over 27 years of experience, I aim to provide excellent client care in a friendly environment. I maintain and improve my skills and knowledge through seminars, practical courses, and academic study, so that I can offer you the very best results. The clinic is based in the quiet village of Thornford, near Sherborne, Dorset. I offer Electrolysis for permanent hair removal from all areas of the body, and see female, male and transgender clients. Diathermy, Blend, and Flash techniques are all used at the clinic. I also provide Skin Blemish Removal/Reduction, using Advanced Cosmetic Procedures for electrolysists. I am on the NHS England Register of Providers of Electrolysis and have dealt with Gender Special Commissioning South East and South West, The Laurels Gender Identity Clinic, Devon Partnership Trust and Tavistock and Portman Trust. Other beauty treatments available include Facials, Non-surgical Facelifts, Skin Rejuvenation through Micro-needling, and Light Therapy Anti-ageing Facials.
Qualifications include:
BSc. (Hons.), Level 4 VTCT Advanced Epilation Techniques, Electrolysis (Hons), Electrolysis (Distinction), Member of the British Institute and Association of Electrolysists, Advanced Cosmetic Procedures for Electrolysists - Certificate, Remedial Electrolysis - Certificate, Transgender Electrolysis - Certificate, Confederation of International Beauty Therapy and Cosmetology - Diploma, British Association of Beauty Therapy and Cosmetology - Diploma, Skin Rejuvenation Therapy (Medik8 Skin Needling) - Diploma, Anatomy, Physiology and Massage - Certificate.

CPD History

CPD type
Date of Event
Organisation
Learning/Actions
Miscellaneous Industry Related - 5 CPD
23/05/2024
Complexion Skin Clinic
Training Objectives: Emergency Scenarios, Recovery Position, AED use, Bleeding Things Learnt and Actions Taken This was another refresher so as to embed the learning in my mind for use in an emergency and to keep up to date with changing advice. Things to Put in a First Aid Kit (list not exhaustive) Sterile Wipes, but not Antiseptic, as antiseptic wipes can kill nerve endings Saline Rinse for rinsing wounds, don’t wipe them to avoid additional damage Saline Eyewash Notebook and Pen Gloves Resuscitation Shield with Valve Plastic Tweezers as they do not rust Most plasters have glue that does not cause allergic reactions Tough Gut Scissors to cut through clothing Finger Dressing Eye Dressing Foil Blanket maintains heat in cold conditions but does not add to it. However, don’t cook the patient in sunshine by wrapping them up in it. Mepore adhesive wound dressing Conforming Bandage used to secure a dressing, wrapped over a dressing to apply pressure and control bleeding wounds, to compress or support a strain or sprain using a thicker weight or multiple layers. A Strain is a muscle stretched too much so that it tears (is pulled) A Sprain is an injury to a Ligament around a Joint; it swells, so cool in water and loosen footwear Vet Wrap sticks together without a binding bandage Steristrips are temporary bandages to help draw the sides of the wound together in the earliest stages of healing; the patient must quickly go to have the wound stitched together with sutures (strands of sterile thread). Triangular Bandage considered unnecessary as broken arm can be tucked into shirt or jacket and bandages can be used in other circumstances, such as to build up around a wound with an embedded object Action First Aid Lit Updated, First Aid Book included, Purchase List Prepared. There is a St. John Ambulance Product website Phone Apps Mapa AED, How to Find a Defibrillator AED (Automated External Defibrillators) (A Defibrillator treats a person suffering a sudden cardiac arrest in which the heart stops beating and pumping oxygen around the body and so the person will have stopped breathing. CPR, Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation, will have had to be carried out whist the AED was being located.) First Aid Fast by St. John Ambulance First Aid by British Red Cross Action Above Apps have been downloaded onto my phone in a generic First Aid Folder OS Maps and What Three Words (location finder preferred by emergency services, but it gives no indication of height above ground in a tower block or on a mountain); these are in the Travel Folder Not Part of the First Aid Kit Items that can be carried for personal use are: bite and sting cream, for hygiene reasons Sunscreen, for hygiene reasons Insect Repellent for possible allergic reaction reasons Pain Killers, for possible allergic reaction reasons and because Paramedics, hospital staff etc. may not be able to administer more useful medications if these have been taken. The problem may be a stroke. Incident Management A Assess Location S Safe - Make it Safe E Emergency First Aid P Preserve Life ABC airways, breathing, circulation P Prevent Worsening P Promote Recovery H Help, Passers-by, First Aid Kit, 999 A Aftermath, are you/they okay DR ABC Danger, Response from casualty, Airways, Breathing, CPR Circulation-Breathing? Bleeding? Head Tilt, Chin Lift Broken Bone - First Aider’s action is to stem the bleeding. Paramedics take care of the fracture. Choking Slap between the shoulder blades Abdominal Thrusts Thumb at navel, small end of fist thrust in and up against their body Ticks Advice as to whether or not to remove with Tick Tweezers varies. Look for a bull’s eye rash and flu-like symptoms any time in the next three months. Anti-biotics for a month can prevent future organ damage. No symptoms may present. Stroke: Medical Shock 1st Type is due to Blood Loss resulting in loss of oxygen at the tissue level, and organ failure. “If Pale, Raise the Tail” i.e. legs – there could be hidden blood loss below head level, so then blood will go to the heart and head. “If Head is Red, Raise the Head”. You do this because it might be due to bleeding (disrupting blood flow to areas ahead of it) or a blood clot (causing a blockage) in the brain. No Aspirin in case it is due to bleeding. Medical Shock 2nd Type Blood Pressure drops due to distress. Position casualty. Stroke FAST Face, Arms, Speech, Time Face smile, eye or mouth drooped, can both arms be raised, speak clearly and understand what you say TIA Transient Ischemic Attack is a temporary blockage Diabetes Hyper is high blood sugar level; it starts the day before; Insulin dependant Hypo is low blood sugar level give a banana, sweet, small meal Exposure to Heat Exhaustion Take out of the sun or heat. Small sips of water or fluid as large ones may cause the casualty to vomit, give salty food, such as crisps Hypothermia Take the casualty out of the cold, windy or rainy environment Slowly warm up with layers of clothing or other people’s body heat, but not a tin foil blanket as that keeps them cold. The first sign of cold is shivering, but after that it may stop as it progresses to hypothermia.
Miscellaneous Industry Related - 5 CPD
12/06/2024
Complexion Skin Clinic
Seborrhoeic Keratoses Electrolysis demonstrations and discussing with fellow Electrolysists, I was reminded of several techniques for the removal of Seborrhoeic Keratoses: surface touch small keratoses, let them dry out and drop off naturally so using minimum current for the best post-treatment healing - work round the edges lifting the edge then severing in one piece or in as many as needed to ensure you can safely see what you are doing and so minimise current contact time – use a whisking motion to lift on medium keratoses– on a large diameter keratosis, lift the edge push the needle in and out rapidly to and from the centre – if the Seb K is chunky, use a large diameter needle say, Ballet 12, a one-piece Elite Probe Spear (as recommended by Gillian Hunt the supplier, or a two-piece Elite Probe F2020 for really calloused Seb K (as recommended by a fellow Electrolysist). The larger diameter will mean a larger area is in contact with the current, may penetrate deeper, and the current can be reduced in intensity. I also had the scraping technique used on me in order to remove one from between the hairs of my eyebrow, so having the chance to experience the sensation and follow the healing process. I noted that currents used started at 23RF and were worked up to 30-35RF on various clients. Loupes, Contact Lenses, Laser Eye Surgery Last year, I seriously looked in to using Loupes, and Eye Surgery, but decided to go down the route of contact lenses with one eye having greater magnification for near vision. I am still considering non-prescription lenses in the Loupes so that I can use both. I understand that Dragonfly Loupes may be better than Orascoptic, and I am aware that I need to consider how light they are, where they rest on the bridge of my nose and how they fasten so that they are comfortable and do not mark the skin. Laser Eye Surgery would have to be re-done over time and was considered an unnecessarily risky procedure in my case. OBOVO Beautician Loupes were also discussed. These help with intensifying the lighting of the hair. I may use them with my current contact lenses. They also have magnification lenses, but I am concerned that I may lose clarity if I use these. Computerised Instantron Spectrum Elite K - Usage for Lesion Removal Following the demonstration by Mandy Painting, I was spurred on to use my computerised machine for the removal of lesions, in the first instance, Seb K, Skin Tags, Sessile Papillomas, and milia. I cancelled Auto and Sense, but not Tone, set the time to 3 seconds so I would not over-run the time of application, and set RF from 16-32 mA. I naturally took my foot off the pedal as I worked to give the client a rest from heat build-up before the three seconds limit, heard the tone, and re-applied the current. This has given me the confidence that the American-built machine will not burn out as had been rumoured, and I am now using this instead of the Sterex Machine. Touch Points I watched touch points being covered with blue tape as taught on the Level 5 course. Primary Care Dermatology Society Having been inspired, I purchased the PCDS course, now have access to their excellent Resources Site, will attend a course in the autumn and purchase a Dermasope, probably a polarised one.
1 Day Seminar/Lecture/AGM - 5 CPD
11/05/2024
Complexion Skin Clinic
Host BIAE George House Trust Caroline Larissey Chief Executive Officer HIV Undetectable means Untransmissible. A daily tablet or routine injections can be used to maintain this. People carrying HIV are protected under the Disability Discrimination Act. If the electrolysist suffers a needle stick injury with any client, regardless of known medical status, viral loads of any kind etc., she should go to Accident and Emergency at the hospital within 72 hours. This is for PEP, Post-Exposure Treatment. Some at risk people may take pre-exposure treatments. INDUSTRY CHANGES The JCCP had only one non-nurse or doctor representative, the Chief Executive of the National Hair and Beauty Federation. Changes to our industry are part of changes in the medical, health and social welfare sectors (Health and Social Care Act) and are like to take years to be implemented., Those who are not currently licenced will have to be and this will cost a few hundred pounds. We will be on a Register. There is an All Parliamentary Group working on it. We may need to do an End Point Assessment of half or one day instead of Level 5 as we are already qualified and practising.
1 Day Practical Refresher - 7 CPD
19/11/2023
Complexion Skin Clinic
Analogue, Digital and Computerised machines, frequencies and duration of current, Flash, Blend and Fast Blend were discussed, heating patterns due to using digital or computerised machines (Pear or Ball), needle shapes and materials, skin reactions immediately and over time. We also used different machines, experimented with currents and needles and evaluated outcomes. Additionally, we experienced the sensation of different electrolysis choices.
Miscellaneous Industry Related - 5 CPD
07/10/2023
Complexion Skin Clinic
Word Document on course content uploaded. Acronym Dr. ABC for look for Danger, can the patient Respond, Airways Breathing, Cardio - is CPR needed, how to bandage wounds, etc When to call for assistance
1 Day Practical Refresher - 7 CPD
19/09/2023
Complexion Skin Clinic
Fast Blend, current levels, blending techniques, choice of needles
Miscellaneous Industry Related - 5 CPD
25/06/2023
Complexion Skin Clinic
Discussed in detail Loupes, Sterilisers, NHS re. Transgender work, Courses to take
Miscellaneous Industry Related - 5 CPD
07/10/2023
Complexion Skin Clinic
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