CosmeticTattooist.com offers comprehensive and innovative training via an
Accelerated Interactive Vocational Education Program© (AIVEP) course framework.
Our industry first training format provides our course participants an accelerated approach to learning via carefully structured course design, innovative methodologies, high standards and a relaxed learning environment. Enrolled practitioners are treated as our peers engaged in a shared learning process collaborating for professional development.
60 Hours of Theory 40 Hours of Practical
Designed for experienced Cosmetic Tattooists, ParaMedical Tattooists, Medical Tattooists & Health Professionals
Models can receive a treatment for 25% of the regular fee;
If you would like to register as a model for trainee for a SHFST™ procedure click here
Scalp Hair Follicle Simulation Tattooing™
(SHFST™) is the technique of simulating the appearance of a hair
follicle on the scalp by tattooing pigment into the skin to give the
appearance of a thicker coverage of hair or to camouflage scars. There are
very few service providers internationally who are achieving superior
results in this technique and none to our knowledge have come close to the
level of research that we have engaged in to create a training package.
Some service providers offering this service lack even a basic
understanding of the causes of alopecia and the conditions that should not
have scalp tattooing.
After just 2 treatments
Based in Melbourne Australia, Andrea has been providing and perfecting SHFST™ client services for several years, Andrea decided to create a comprehensive training course after being asked to correct several procedures performed by poorly trained technicians.
Warning: There are poorly trained and
completely untrained providers offering this service with no medical
tattooing background, don't be taken in by flashy websites or bold claims.
If you are considering undergoing this treatment insist on seeing the
technicians valid diploma in SHFST™ from CT-AIVEP this is evidence that
the tattooist has undergone formal training that was designed and created
in association with a Registered Health Practitioner.
This is the only course in SHFST™ available globally that has been created to these standards.
In recognition of her work in SHFST™ Andrea was invited as a Master Lecturer at Permanent International the global congress on Cosmetic Tattooing in Berlin 03/11/2012.
Only a limited number of students will be trained
to our exceptional standards in each geographical location.
The theory is provided via our revolutionary CT-AIVEP™ online multimedia platform providing students the ability to learn and prepare at their own pace prior to any practical training sessions, this also means that the valuable time spent with a trainer is not wasted on theory but spent doing hands on training.
The SHFST™ training program is an extensive and detailed course and is
designed for Medical and Para-Medical tattooists and health professionals
with extensive experience who should have a good understanding of the
science and equipment that is employed in our unique technical approach in
providing this service.
Extensive research involving the review of over 200 scientific publications has been conducted in the development of our unique procedural approach and course creation. All CT-AIVEP™ client procedures are provided using aseptic technique and clinical methodology.
Module 16 is a one on one practical training session in the provision of our trademark approach to Scalp Micropigmentation with a certified Workplace Trainer with the Victorian Registrations and Qualifications Authority.
Scalp Hair Follicle Simulation Tattooing (SHFST™) is the most comprehensive course available and was created after 5 years of extensive research.
In Depth Theory - 60 hours
Comprehensive theory, know what you are doing and why!
Introduction and Welcome
About the Author
Chapter 'Notes Page' Introduction
Chapter 'Key Points Page' Introduction
Chapter 'Questions Page' Introduction
Chapter 'Test Page' Introduction
Flash Book Publications Introduction
Amiea Linelle Supreme - User Manual
Amiea Sense - User Manual
Hand Piece Covering Tutorial
Amiea Pigments Expert User Guide
Virtual Pigment Mixer© - Interactive Software
Creatip Needles Expert User Guide
MESO-Vytal Technicians Manual (SHFST™ Version)
Course Library - Extensive
Clinical Studies - Extensive
Male Androgenic Alopecia Overview
Equipment (Tools of the Trade)
Recommended Cosmetic Tattoo Machines for SHFST™
Amiea Linelle Supreme Initial Setup and Usage - Video
Amiea Sense Initial Setup and Usage - Video
Amiea CoolSpot Initial Setup & Usage - Video
Use of a Digital Microscope to Conduct a Trichogram
Analysis - Microscope Trichogram Calculator &
SHFST™ Tricho-Analyser - Interactive Software
Other Equipment Used During SHFST™ Treatments
Background Information on SHFST™
Medical / ParaMedical Tattooists
The History of Scalp Tattooing
SHFST™ vs. Other Terminology
Who Should Provide SHFST™ Services?
Self-Rating Depression Scale
Anatomy and Physiology of the Skin on the Scalp
The Growth Cycle of Scalp Hair
Types and Causes of Hair Loss
Alopecia and Donor Scar Grading Scales; Hamilton-Norwood - Savin - Darby
Options and Treatments for Androgenic Hair Loss
Types of Hair Transplants
The Spectral Characteristics of Skin and Pigment; Depth, Size & Colour
Chapter Review Test
The Initial Consultation
The Test Patch
Contraindications for SHFST™
Absolute Preclusions from SHFST™
Customised Documents for SHFST™ (very comprehensive)
• Alternative Options
• Pre treatment advice
• Consent, Indemnity & Medical Questionnaire
• Client Notes pages
• Aftercare Advice
• Medical consent letter
• MESO-Vytal Technicians Manual (SHFST™ version)
The First Treatment + Procedure Video
Healing after SHFST™
Follow Up Treatments
Before and After Photos
Extra Chapter Notes Page
Detailed knowledge provides a commercial advantage!
During your training you will be shown how to use our own proprietary
software the SHFST™ Tricho-Analyser,
which provides you the vital information that you need to perform a SHFST™
procedure, it can guide you on;
• Calculation of treatment area in cm2
• Estimated number of treatments required
• Estimated treatment durations in hours - based on technicians own workflow speed
• Suggested needle sizes and ratio
• Suggested needle depth
• Suggested pigment colours
• Expert comments based on client metrics
• Standard clinical and custom hair loss pattern grading
• Custom hair transplant donor scar grading
• Treatment price calculations based on technicians hourly rate & treatment time
• Print out a report for client records
The Tricho-Analyser is the essential tool for SHFST™
Practical Training - 40 Hours
Please allow at least 4 - 6 weeks to complete the theory component before the practical training days.
Your practical training session will cover;
• Day 1
AM/PM: Hands on use of specialised equipment, client assessment procedures, test patch perform and test patch review.
NB. Our client assessment and evaluation of tests patch procedures are far more involved than a standard cosmetic tattoo procedure
• Day 2
AM: MESO-Vytal donor scar preparation
PM: First donor scar SHFST™
• Day 3
AM/PM: Client Assessment, test patch review and first SHFST™ procedure for a client HN-III - HN-IV
• Day 4
AM/PM: Client Assessment and first or second SHFST™ procedure for a client HN-V - HN-VI
On successful completion students will receive; a CT-AIVEP diploma in SHFST™ demonstrating to your clients that you have completed the most comprehensive course available in this technique.
Please note: we retain the exclusive
right to teach the SHFST™ methodology, trainees gain the right to use
our methods for their own client services but not the right to train
others in our techniques, this is non negotiable and signed agreement to
the training terms and conditions are required before commencement of the
Overview of Training Agreement
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