Light Based Therapies and IPL: Tutorial Activity
Added on - 16 Jan 2020
TUTORIAL ACTIVITY WORKBOOKPART B – LIGHT–BASED THERAPIES AND IPL/LASERSAFETY OFFICERS CERTIFICATEThis tutorial activity workbook consists of 8 activities relating to each lecture of unit 1.1. Dermal Science Theory, part B – Light-Based Therapies and IPL/Laser Safety OfficerThis workbook has to be completed and submitted to your assessorPRIORto completing the part B examPlease click in the shaded areas to answer the questions.Please note that areas ingreenare for assessors onlyNo part of this manual may be reproduced by photocopying or any other means without written permission from the Australasian Academyof Cosmetic Dermal Science.
AACDS WORKBOOK COVERSHEETPlease submit to your AACDS lecturer.Student’s NameUnit1.1 Dermal Science Theory, part B – Light-Based Therapies and IPL / Laser SafetyOfficerCourse(Please select)10510NATAdvanced Diploma of Cosmetic Dermal Science52709WAGraduate Diploma of Cosmetic Nursing52707WAGraduate Diploma of Dermal TherapiesAACDS ASSESSMENTPOLICYAssessments Marked “Competent” or “Not Yet Competent”:1.Must be completed by the due date specified in thestudent manual for each corresponding unit.2.If a student fails to meet the due date as specified, thismay incur additional fees to extend unit access.3.If a student consistently achieves “Not Yet Competent”and demonstrates poor performance in allassessments, AACDS reserves the right to terminatethe student’s enrolment for the corresponding unit.Graded Assessments/Exams:1.Must be completed by the due date specified in thestudent manual for each corresponding unit.2.A student will have the opportunity to resit a failedassessment, however on the second attempt the passmark will increase by 10%.3.If a student fails on the second attempt, the studentmust re-enrol into the failed unit at the current full-feeGRADE(IFAPPLICABLE):CompetentNot Yet CompetentPlease Resubmit this Assessment by:ASSESSMENTFEEDBACKFROMLECTURER:COMPLETIONOFALLTUTORIALACTIVITIES:YesNoRECOMMENDATIONTOSITFINALEXAMYesNoASSESSOR’SSIGNATURE:DATE:AUSTRALASIAN ACADEMY OF COSMETIC DERMAL SCIENCE ©2015Version 1.02Data/Curriculum/Unit 1.1 / Assessments/Workbooks/Workbook Part B
TUTORIAL ACTIVITY 1 - ABSORPTION COEFFICIENT GRAPHAnswer the following question using the Coefficient graph below:Question 1YesNoAnswer true or false to the following statements:Statement500nm is a longer wavelength than 900nm.TRUE500nm will penetrate the skin deeper than 900nmTRUEMelanin absorption will occur no matter what IPL handpiece is usedTRUEYou can target blood vessels without targeting melaninTRUEQuestion 2YesNoDoes a Ruby Laser treat blood vessels?Ruby laser is used for the treatment of skin related problems like age spots, light pulses, hair removal, itcan not treat the blood vessels.Question 3YesNoAn IPL handpiece that emits 500nm to 670nm would target which chromophores?Melanin is considered as primary chromophores. Laser will directly target melanin.Assessor’s commentsAUSTRALASIAN ACADEMY OF COSMETIC DERMAL SCIENCE ©2015Version 1.03Data/Curriculum/Unit 1.1 / Assessments/Workbooks/Workbook Part B
Question 4YesNoWithin the visible light spectrum, which colour has the greatest depth of penetration into the skin?Red light has the greatest depth of penetration into the skinQuestion 5YesNoBriefly explain why longer wavelengths are used for hair reduction?Longer wavelengths are the largest wavelengths that are used, because these can treat the widest rangeof skins and hair types. 755Nm wavelength is used to treat thin hair, and light skin. 1100Nm wavelengthis used for thick hair and dark skin.Question 6YesNoWater absorption will decease or enhance tissue penetration?Our skin is having almost 70% of water, which is present in the tissues. Water penetration will enhancethe skin penetration because the moisture content will be more and it will be very easy for the laser of700nm to penetrate the skin.Question 7YesNoIndicate at which nanometer range are the various lights covered.VisibleUltravioletInfrared400-800nm100-400nm800nm-1mmQuestion 8YesNoCan IPL cause skin cancer? (Please explain your answer, referring to the Ionising and Non-Ionising Radiationhandout).IPL is not a radiation therapy. It is only the lights of different wavelengths, which are used for thetreatment of hair removal or other disease. So it will not cause skin cancer.Question 9YesNoWhich of the following chromophores has the shortest TRT and therefore, would require a shorter pulse width?HairMedium sized vesselMelanin (melanosome)Question 10YesNoIn your own words, briefly discuss why Fitzpatrick skin types IV+ are at a greater risk of burning with IPL and laser.Fitzpatrick skin type IV+ includes asian, indians, and some africans who are having dark or a little darkside of skin. These skins are having higher concentration of melanin, which means greater risk ofdamage, if the laser setting is not correct. That can cause permanent damage like hyperpigmentation,burning or scarring.Assessor’s commentsAUSTRALASIAN ACADEMY OF COSMETIC DERMAL SCIENCE ©2015Version 1.04Data/Curriculum/Unit 1.1 / Assessments/Workbooks/Workbook Part B