Level 7 Aesthetics Course - Future of Aesthetics?

The Level 7 aesthetics course is a post-graduate qualification that was devised in order to standardise the quality and content of the training available to practitioners of non-surgical aesthetics procedures. The diploma offered by Acquisition Aesthetics is provided through awarding body OTHM and allows practitioners to meet Health Education England’s (HEE) Qualification Requirements for Delivery of Cosmetic Procedures. Training is open to qualified doctors, dentists, nurses, and pharmacists who hold a valid registration with the GMC/GDC/NMC/GPhC.   Regulations Tighter general regulations on non-surgical interventions were implemented after a report by Health Education England (HEE) outlined the required levels of competence for all treatments in the industry. The Keogh review (2013) highlighted a number of significant issues in relation to the practice of aesthetic medicine that were considered to pose a public health risk. One of the factors addressed was the lack of regulation and quality control in the training of aesthetic medicine. A regulatory framework was created collaboratively between the British College of Aesthetic Medicine (BCAM), the British Association of Cosmetic Nurses (BACN), the British Association of Dermatologists (BAD), the British Association of Aesthetic Surgeons (BAAPS) and the British Association of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons (BAPRAS). The two independent bodies enforcing this framework are the Joint Council for Cosmetic Practitioners (JCCP) and the Cosmetic Practitioners’ Standards Authority (CPSA) which work to guide and govern practitioners working in this sector. Alongside the government, these groups help to enforce more stringent regulations within the sector, limiting those who are able to satisfy the necessary standards for practice to those who are suitably qualified, and thereby increasing the safety of patients.   Future-proofing Whilst Level 7 aesthetics training is not currently mandatory for aesthetic practitioners - in the future these regulations will become even more robust. It’s likely to become a requirement that all practitioners have attained a sufficient level of training. The JCCP hold an official central register of suitably qualified practitioners so, currently, the standard is set at the Level 7 Diploma. By undertaking this qualification you are ‘future-proofing’ your training and practice and ensuring you will be ahead of the curve when it comes to meeting the developing safe practice regulations of the industry. Undertaking Level 7 aesthetics training will provide delegates with a postgraduate level of understanding of a number of key areas within non-surgical aesthetics, such as the anatomy and function of the skin and dermatological indications and contraindications. You will also learn how to competently undertake an effective consultation with your patients, and gain a deeper understanding and competence around injection techniques and complication management when working with toxin and dermal fillers.   The details There is some flexibility in how the various components of the diploma can be completed. As the programme was developed to be undertaken by existing medical professionals, it is designed to fit around a busy lifestyle and full-time working schedule. As a Level 7 delegate, you will be appointed an expert aesthetics mentor to personally support you through the qualification. Level 7 aesthetic qualifications vary in terms of the qualification hours and credits required to achieve the qualification, for example an Award is usually 12 credits or more, a Certificate 13 to 36 credits and a Diploma is 37 or more credits. A Diploma represents a higher competency level and therefore requires more hours of study. Our Level 7 Diploma is worth 60 credits at Level 7 - as such you will receive a postgraduate diploma in facial aesthetics – PGDip. As such, you also have opportunity to 'top-up' your Diploma to a full Master's degree with participating universities. For this reason, any healthcare professional with a vested interest in pursuing aesthetic medicine should consider the Level 7 qualification as the benchmark of certification they must obtain in order to protect their practice.   Level 7 aesthetics course summary Flexible learning, comprising both online and offline components to fit seamlessly around your work and family commitments. 150 Hours of online E-Learning; specifically tailored to Health Education England’s requirements and compiled, validated, and accredited by a surgical faculty. Full CPD points. Supervision from aesthetic surgeons in practical sessions to achieve all required portfolio procedures in toxin and dermal fillers. Small practical training group size to maximise guided exposure to injecting with a close degree of supervision - maximum candidate:trainer ratio is 4:1. Experienced aesthetic practitioner assigned as your dedicated Level 7 Mentor. Personalised 1:1 advice and support throughout your Diploma and beyond. Access to exclusive graduate groups and forums. 24/7 support, real life case-based discussions, and the opportunity to crowdsource guidance from both your peers and the AA faculty. Learning development plan provided, including scheduled review sessions with personal mentor and the wider academic team. No final formal examination - all assessments undertaken through coursework, directly observed procedural skills (DOPs), critical literature review, and short essays. Templates, pro-forma’s, and protocols provided for both the development of the Level 7 portfolio and for ongoing clinical practice of aesthetic medicine. Galderma appointed training provider.   If you’re interested in undertaking a Level 7 aesthetics course with Acquisition Aesthetics, you can view more information here. We provide a number of Level 7 Diploma training programmes including our Enhanced Package, which comprises additional access to our Tear Trough Masterclass, Lip Augmentation Masterclass, and Complications Masterclass alongside the full Level 7 provision. If you have any queries, please email level7@acquisitionaesthetics.co.uk or call 020 3966 5745 to have a conversation with our Level 7 Coordinator.  
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The Changing Face of Aesthetics

Most aesthetic treatments have long held their own in the industry, requested for decades and enjoying long-term popularity as well as significant peaks following media buzz or celebrity news. As we previously reported, despite the unavoidable plummet in face-to-face aesthetic appointments and treatment administration during recent events, the demand for non-surgical aesthetics has remained. Good news for aestheticians! With the current pandemic still plaguing all corners of the globe, and a national lockdown currently in place in the UK – none of us are currently able to practice. Pivot Hopefully, if you have been keeping your ear to the ground and following the trends of businesses that have continued to flourish during COVID 19 – you will have learnt that the key during this difficult time has been to pivot. Pivot your business and your offering, mainly by providing appointments, consultations, and valuable resources online – ensuring customer retention and continued acquisition. We’re now approaching the end of the first month of 2021, and whilst we will all cross our fingers for the freedom to reopen safely in the near future, it would serve you well to maintain your newly found or boosted online presence to optimise your exposure to potential patients. Those aged between 25 and 35 form your key demographic – and are also very active online and on social platforms. These millennial clients have already changed the aesthetic landscape with their approach to treatments. Millenial power From ‘tweakments’ and fillers, to medical-grade skincare and IV vitamin drips, nothing is off-limits and there is a refreshingly open outlook to desiring and undertaking these treatments. Previous generations were more likely to disappear for a few days on a ‘business trip’ and come back with an altered appearance that they would never discuss, and the suspicion that someone had ‘had work done’ was a phrase uttered in hushed, derisive tones. Conversely, Millennials are embracing their comparative social freedom and relishing the access they have to a wealth of aestheticians – all of whom they know how to thoroughly research (i.e. - Google, follow, and befriend) online.   What's hot? Of all the treatments available – there are a few distinctly popular choices that this demographic come back to again and again: Botox, Lip Fillers, Tear Trough Fillers and Specialist Skincare. When performed correctly by an experienced aesthetician, these treatments can offer a subtle enhancement to the patient’s natural features and boost symmetry, perception of attractiveness, and ultimately patient confidence. To ensure you are able to meet patient demand, it is worth assessing your offering and deciding which aspects of your clinical portfolio can be refreshed or bolstered. Tear Trough Treatment, for example, is incredibly popular with patients due to its brilliant results and minimal downtime but can be catastrophic if undertaken by inexperienced hands. Considered one of the most complex and high-risk treatments due to proximity to the eye and several facial nerves, this procedure should be carried out by a confident practitioner well versed in periocular anatomy. This will ensure a safe, natural, and beautiful result.   Book a Tear Trough Masterclass with Acquisition Aesthetics Our Tear Trough Masterclass is a 1 day, intensive deep-dive into the anatomy, diagnosis, causes, associated risks, and treatment of tear troughs. This bespoke Masterclass provides hands-on injecting practice on live models, and with only 8 spaces per session, a close degree of supervision is ensured throughout by our team of expert trainers.   Upcoming dates: Sunday 7th March 2021 – London Saturday 24th April 2021 – London Saturday 1st May 2021 - Newcastle Sunday 18th July 2021 – Newcastle   Similarly, specialist skincare is becoming more and more popular as patients gravitate towards a holistic approach to maintaining their appearance and wellbeing. Medical-grade skincare such as chemical peels, laser treatments, and prescription products work beautifully alongside non-surgical aesthetic treatments to boost results and enhance patient satisfaction. Not to mention that the more aesthetic requirements you can competently meet per patient, the more lucrative each session becomes!   Book an Advanced Skin Course with Acquisition Aesthetics Our one-of-a-kind Advanced Skin Course is provided in collaboration with industry giant AlumierMD, and led by Dr Bibi Ghalaie. You will receive comprehensive training in medical-grade skincare and chemical peels combined with gold standard teaching methods in aesthetic medicine. Scientifically proven skincare sciences form the bedrock of this bespoke course, providing you with robust training on how to incorporate medical-grade skincare into your treatment plans and produce full, holistically achieved outcomes for your patients. With a fully comprehensive overview of the AlumierMD treatment portfolio, including the renowned Alumier MD Glow Peel, you will come away an expert in the delivery of this premium product range.   Upcoming dates: Saturday 13th March 2021 – London     If you’d like to book one of our courses or find out more about Acquisition Aesthetics, call our friendly team on 020 3514 8757 or email contact@acquisitionaesthetics.co.uk.
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2021 Top Cosmetic Beauty Procedures & Treatments

  2021 looks set to be a busy for year for aestheticians providing cosmetic beauty procedures and treatments, with their popularity showing no signs of diminishing, despite the COVID pandemic and recurring national lockdowns. If you’re an aesthetician looking to hit the ground running in the New Year, now is a good time to be planning ahead to meet patient demand and ensure that you are equipped to offer the procedures and treatments everyone is talking about. Without further ado here are the Top Cosmetic Beauty Procedures and treatments for 2021. Tear Trough Treatment Non-surgical treatment for Tear Troughs has been practiced since the turn of the century but has been steadily gaining momentum in recent years; and for good reason. The results that are possible to achieve can completely transform the appearance of your patient and leave them looking refreshed and feeling more confident. As the periorbital area is a key component in perception of facial attractiveness, treatment for concerns in this area can improve how a patient appears both to themselves and to others. Patients may attend for treatment concerned with the appearance of dark under-eye circles, and/or a ‘hollowing’ that is very visible and often causes marked dissatisfaction – defined as tear trough deformity. As with all things, tear trough deformity exists on a scale, and patients may present with a need for mild or more significant correction. Sometimes exacerbated by hereditary disposition as we age, anterior displacement of infraorbital fat and a general loss of volume in the face can contribute to this presentation, alongside thinning of the tissues, loss of skin elasticity, and reduced osseous support. Invariably however, the result is a tired and aged appearance. Non-surgical tear trough correction comprises precise administration of dermal filler into numerous aspects of the under-eye region, helping to smooth the transition between the lower eyelid and upper cheek – a result considered aesthetically favourable. Considered one of the more complicated treatments due to the inherent risks involved and the difficulty of the area to be injected – it is essential that this procedure is only undertaken by confident practitioners well versed in periocular anatomy, with a full cohort of injecting techniques to ensure a safe, effective, and natural result.   Book a Tear Trough Masterclass with Acquisition Aesthetics Our Tear Trough Masterclass is a 1 day, intensive deep-dive into the anatomy, diagnosis, causes, associated risks, and treatment of tear troughs. This bespoke Masterclass provides hands-on injecting practice on live models, and with only 8 spaces per session, a close degree of supervision is ensured throughout by our team of expert trainers. Upcoming dates: Saturday 6th February 2021 – Newcastle Sunday 7th March 2021 – London Saturday 24th April – London Sunday 18th July 2021 – Newcastle   Lip Augmentation Unlikely to be a surprise for any aesthetician worth their salt, lip fillers still reign supreme as the most popular aesthetic treatment being asked for by patients. Even with the recent introduction of mandatory use of face coverings around the world, those who are dissatisfied with the appearance of their lips are still seeking treatment. Ensuring your confidence and skill in this procedure as an aesthetician is a guaranteed enhancement to your portfolio and upswing in your revenue. The perfect lip is achieved by adhering to nature’s divine proportions or the ‘Golden Ratio’ – achieving an expertly balanced look that works in harmony with the structure of the face, thereby contributing to perception of attractiveness. Definition, hydration, and volume are all equally as important, and are key to achieving the desired outcome. Successful treatment lies in using a holistic, moderate approach and knowing your patient’s ideal result, whilst utilising a careful selection of high-quality products and injecting techniques. Book a Lip Augmentation Masterclass with Acquisition Aesthetics Our Lip Augmentation Masterclass provides aestheticians with the opportunity to access the skills behind our signature lip, and learn a full cohort of layered, complex injecting techniques – with supervised practice on live models. We teach comprehensive lip anatomy and the secret to devising unique treatment plans for each of your patients, alongside important considerations relating to patient gender, age, and ethnicity. As an aesthetician on this Masterclass you’ll master cupids bow enhancement, discover the art of vermillion border definition, and perfect your aesthetic eye – learning how to expertly balance proportions for a beautiful result. Upcoming dates: Sunday 7th February 2021 – London Sunday 28th March 2021 – Newcastle Saturday 8th May 2021 - London   Medical-grade Skincare As an aesthetician, one area you may have considered branching into is the exciting realm of medical-grade skincare. More than ever, patients expect their clinicians to provide a ‘one-stop-shop’ service for all of their cosmetic treatment needs. If you haven’t yet considered training in the provision of specialist skin treatments, alongside your portfolio of non-surgical aesthetics – you may be missing a trick. Medical-grade skincare treatments complement aesthetic injectables and can actually bolster the results of treatment. Furthermore, when treating a patient holistically and investigating their skin health as a whole – you have the opportunity to provide optimal care and benefit to your patients, whilst enhancing your sources of revenue. Medical-grade skincare products are prescription only, making them an entirely different proposition to any over-the-counter creams and serums a patient may be using – which are often ineffective and overpriced. Medical-grade skincare is scientifically proven, potent, and can provide dramatic results – benefitting a wide range of skin concerns from flaky skin to excess oil production, and from rosacea to acne. Skincare consultations and subsequent treatment are a significant boost to your aesthetic portfolio and will provide great benefit to your patient as well as igniting a lucrative revenue stream for your practice. Book an Advanced Skin Course with Acquisition Aesthetics Our one-of-a-kind Advanced Skin Course is provided in collaboration with industry giant AlumierMD, and led by Dr Bibi Ghalaie. You will receive comprehensive training in medical-grade skincare and chemical peels combined with gold standard teaching methods in aesthetic medicine. Scientifically proven skincare sciences form the bedrock of this bespoke course, providing you with robust training on how to incorporate medical-grade skincare into your treatment plans and produce full, holistically achieved outcomes for your patients. With a fully comprehensive overview of the AlumierMD treatment portfolio, including the renowned Alumier MD Glow Peel, you will come away an expert in the delivery of this premium product range. Upcoming dates: Saturday 23rd January 2021 - London   Strive for excellence and get the most from yourself in 2021 by investing in your practice as an aesthetician and enhancing your portfolio with bespoke training from the expert faculty at Acquisition Aesthetics. To book one or more of the above training courses – email contact@acquisitionaesthetics.co.uk or call 020 3514 8757 to speak to a member of our friendly and knowledgeable team. Courses book up rapidly, so we advise you to secure your preferred date promptly to avoid disappointment. We look forward to hearing from you!    
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The Level 7 Diploma in Aesthetics: Everything You Need to Know to Become a Safe & Trusted Aesthetic Practitioner

The Level 7 Diploma in Clinical Aesthetic Injectable Therapies is a qualification that was devised in order to standardise the quality and content of the training available to practitioners of non-surgical aesthetics procedures. Tighter general regulations on non-surgical interventions were implemented after a report by Health Education England (HEE) outlined the required levels of competence for all treatments in the industry. A regulatory framework was created collaboratively between a number of associations, enforced by two independent bodies - the Joint Council for Cosmetic Practitioners (JCCP) and the Cosmetic Practitioners’ Standards Authority (CPSA.) In simple terms, this means that there are more stringent general regulations in place, limiting those who are able to satisfy the necessary standards for practice to those who are suitably qualified, and thereby increasing the safety of patients. The Level 7 Diploma will now replace the Level 7 Certificate in Injectables for Aesthetic Medicine, which was previously awarded by Acquisition Aesthetics through Industry Qualifications. This certificate was withdrawn in June 2020 and is no longer available to new registrants.   Why would I choose to complete the Level 7 Diploma? The Level 7 Diploma will provide delegates with a postgraduate level of understanding in a number of key areas within non-surgical aesthetics. This includes facial anatomy, skin physiology, and dermatological indications/contraindications of treatment. Delegates will also learn how to undertake an effective consultation with patients including a systematic facial assessment. A deeper understanding of injection techniques will be achieved, as well as increased competence in complications management when working with toxin and dermal fillers. Industry regulations are forecast to become even more robust in the coming months and years, with the Level 7 Diploma recognised from a legal and ethical perspective as the minimum accepted level of training for UK aesthetics practitioners. Level 7 delegates are, therefore ‘future-proofing’ their training and practice; ensuring they will be compliant with the latest regulatory guidance and in line with GMC, GDC and NMC principles of practice. Graduate with an extensive portfolio of evidence which you can showcase to future employers and clients. Train under industry experts and benefit from their unique tips and insight. Collect 400 CPD points towards your annual revalidation.   Who is the Awarding Organisation? OTHM Qualifications are a UK based and internationally recognised Awarding Organisation approved and regulated by the Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation (OfQual). They have a wide global network of delivery centres that deliver a range of programmes. OTHM Qualifications is a forward-thinking organisation; supporting industry by providing excellent qualifications and enabling a highly qualified and experienced workforce.   I already started the Level 7 Certificate. Can I switch to the Diploma? Absolutely. The Level 7 Certificate in Injectables for Aesthetic Medicine through the awarding body SFJ Awards still represents the gold-standard of Aesthetic Medicine training, and learners enrolled on this pathway prior to its withdrawal can still proceed with this qualification if they wish. For anyone considering a transition to the Level 7 Diploma, we would advise they move over to the new awarding body and complete the Level 7 Diploma through Recognition of Prior Learning. This method of assessment would allow the new awarding body to take into consideration all of the work you have already completed towards your Level 7 Certificate, and then advise on what additional work would be required in order for you to attain the Diploma. You would absolutely not be required to redo your coursework, and we would still encourage you to complete it as it will contribute to the Diploma. As you will be aware, a level 7 qualification is a postgraduate level of study. Level 7 qualifications vary in terms of the qualification hours and credits required to achieve the qualification. An Award is usually 12 credits or more, a Certificate 13 to 36 credits and a Diploma is 37 or more credits. A Diploma represents a higher competency level and therefore requires more hours of study. Our level 7 Diploma is worth 60 credits at Level 7. Please note that due to the much higher level of qualification and the fees associated with the new awarding body, there would be an additional cost for this process. Should you already be an experienced aesthetician looking to gain Level 7 accreditation, it may be possible for you to undertake this qualification via Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). This pathway utilises a method of assessment (leading to the award of credit) that considers a candidate's pre-existing knowledge and skills, negating the need for further training in that area.   What does the Level 7 Diploma involve? Theoretical Training Access is provided to an extensive library of online learning materials based upon key learning components highlighted by the HEE comprising lectures, literature papers, current evidence, guidelines, and forums. Theoretical learning and training videos provided are relevant to the learning objectives of the course, including references to other literature and case studies. All material is designed and written exclusively by Oral, Maxillofacial, Plastic, Dental, and Consultant Surgeons. Practical Training Foundation and Advanced training days in addition to focused mentoring sessions to complete your portfolio. Optional Complications, Tear Trough and Lip Augmentation masterclasses. Academic Portfolio Along with delegates' own research and completion of theoretical training, there will be a requirement to complete an academic portfolio comprising referenced essays, a critical appraisal, and case studies. Practical Portfolio Your practical portfolio comprises a logbook facility to record all 40 procedures (20 observed and 20 performed) in toxin and dermal filler modalities. These 40 procedures are to be obtained on mentoring sessions with expert supervision, in small practical training groups. This will include DOPS (Direct Observation of Procedural Skills) - supervised learning and assessment of procedural skills.   Why should I undertake the Level 7 Diploma with Acquisition Aesthetics? At Acquisition Aesthetics our main objectives are to improve training standards, regulations, and safety; ensuring our training advances the industry in a way that is measurable. Our passion for excellence combined with our surgical training inspired us to create this academy; providing a bespoke collection of comprehensive aesthetic courses for aspiring practitioners who share our ideals.   Faculty Expertise Our directors believe in a multi-disciplinary team approach, meaning you will be taught by expert aestheticians, surgeons, and dentists. Our faculty not only practise in the aesthetics arena but continue to research and publish articles, attend conferences and exhibitions, and hold educational talks; whilst maintaining a first-rate understanding of anatomy and related competencies. Our academy brings together and collaborates with current industry leaders with years of expertise. As such,  the training we offer is second to none.   Flexibility We understand that as health care professionals, you have a busy schedule. All of our training sessions are held on weekends and most are half days. All of our course materials and training videos can be remotely accessed via an e-learning portal for your convenience, maximising the practical training exposure on our courses. The Level 7 Diploma does not follow the traditional academic calendar – you can enrol and graduate at your convenience; perfect should your work commitments or personal circumstances change.   Continued Learning Acquisition Aesthetics are proud to provide lifelong mentorship to all of our delegates, along with lifelong access to all of our learning materials and training videos. All of our graduates are also granted access to our exclusive online Graduate Group - a fantastic platform for networking and for seeking guidance from peers, Acquisition Aesthetics trainers, and other healthcare professionals in the industry.   Industry Partnerships We work alongside some of the industry’s largest and most respected companies, including Galderma, Teoxane, and Hamilton Fraser, and as such, we offer our delegates exclusive discounts and priority booking with them. Our partners also include global pharmaceutical companies, insurance providers, skin-care brands and other training providers.   Flexible Payment Options We offer flexible, interest-free payment plans for our level 7 aesthetics training. Need to take a break? No problem. Want to pay more up-front? We can accommodate. Just reach out to our friendly Level 7 team to discuss your circumstances.   Acquisition Aesthetics also organise the following for all enrolled Level 7 delegates:   Live models for all mentoring sessions All products & all consumables Portfolio materials - hard copy & digital Consent & after-care forms Treatment record forms Full consent obtained from portfolio models for use in your future practice * *Obtained consent not applicable to use on delegates' social media platforms or other forms of media promotion   We encourage you to contact us for more information, and we welcome you to join Acquisition Aesthetics and begin your journey to becoming a Level 7 qualified aesthetic expert. Email level7@acquisitionaesthetics.co.uk or call 020 3514 8757 to speak to our friendly Level 7 team. Recognition of Prior Learning is accepted for most components of the Level 7 Diploma, subject to satisfactory evidence of recognised prior clinical experience and theoretical understanding. If you have previously completed any aesthetics study or courses, and/or you are currently practicing as an aesthetician, you may have already fulfilled components of the Level 7 Diploma. This could mean you are able to use our RPL package to achieve your diploma via a bespoke learning schedule. Contact our team to discuss your experience and requirements in more depth.    
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Read our top 5 nutritious foods to help you get beautiful skin

The skin is a wonder-organ, the largest in the body, and consists of the hypodermis, dermis, and epidermis – with each layer serving its own unique purpose, carrying out multiple vital functions such as: healing from injury, regulating body temperature, and producing vitamin D. As such an important player in our health and wellness, it stands to reason that we can directly impact our skin with what we eat. What is happening inside your body will more often than not be reflected in your skin. Our regular diet has a significant impact on the appearance and quality of our complexion, and it is important to include a good amount of antioxidant-rich fruits and vegetables and healthy fats in your meals. If you’re wondering how to get beautiful skin via tweaks to your diet, read on to discover the top five foods you should consider introducing to nourish your skin from within.   Blueberries These tiny berries pack a nutritional punch, full of flavour and loaded with antioxidants – eating blueberries regularly can help neutralise the effects of free radical damage caused by harmful stressors such as UV exposure and pollution. They also boast anti-inflammatory properties which can help to reduce the appearance of conditions such as acne and psoriasis.   Avocados One of the trendiest foods of the last five years, avocados are definitely seeing their time in the spotlight – and for good reason. Not only tasty and attractive on toast, avocados are loaded with nutritional fats, specifically monounsaturated fats, that help improve skin hydration and elasticity and reduce the appearance of wrinkles. Similarly to blueberries, avocados have also been found to significantly reduce UV-induced cellular damage and enhance DNA repair of the skin.   Oily Fish Though somewhat of an acquired taste, the benefits of consuming a moderate amount of oily fish is universally understood by those interested in skin health. Choices such as sardines, salmon, and mackerel are rich in essential fatty acids Omega 6 and Omega 3. Whilst most of us get plenty of Omega 6 in a standard diet, our Omega 3 intake is generally lacking – which may contribute to the rise of inflammation derived skin conditions such as eczema and psoriasis. Omega 3 helps by improving the functionality of the skin barrier and boosting its ability to deflect irritants and retain moisture. This also helps keep the skin looking fresher and younger.   Tomatoes If you’re a sun worshipper – consider eating tomatoes as well as applying sunscreen. Tomatoes are rich in selenium, an essential mineral that must be obtained via diet, and studies have shown that a diet high in selenium can protect against age spots and other signs of sun damage, and even skin cancer. Lycopene is also abundant in tomatoes – a clever phytochemical with antioxidant properties which neutralises free-radical causing UV damage. If you want to avoid or improve sun-induced, premature wrinkles or age spots – make sure tomatoes are on your shopping list.   Olives Want glowing skin? Olives are rich in plant-based polyphenol compounds which can boost nitric oxide production – improving blood flow to your tissues via enhanced vascular function. They also contain an abundance of monounsaturated fats and antioxidants which help to reduce inflammation and are an ally to achieving hydrated and supple skin.   Skin health starts in the kitchen! Consider adding these five antioxidant staples to a balanced diet and enjoy the benefits, both inside and out. Additionally, using evidence-based products as part of a regular skin-care regime is essential to the health of your skin, alongside consulting a professional for any ongoing concerns.   If you’re an aesthetician and would like to provide your patients with additional support for complaints using scientifically-proven skincare treatments – contact us now to book a space on our one-of-a-kind Advanced Skin Course, created in collaboration with industry giant AlumierMD. You’ll receive comprehensive training in medical-grade skincare, including the renowned Alumier Glow Peel, enhancing your aesthetic portfolio and allowing you to provide patients with a robust package of complementary skin treatments and non-surgical aesthetics.   At £699+VAT and hosted in central London, our next Advanced Skin Course is on Saturday 23rd January 2021, and booking up fast.   Call 020 3514 8757 or email contact@acquisitionaesthetics.co.uk to discuss your booking with our friendly team.    
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The Art of Lip Augmentation: Book Top Lip Filler Training with us!

Lip filler training is on the rise as new aestheticians see the demand for this treatment has not waned - despite the new era of mask-wearing. Lip fillers have been one of the most popular non-surgical aesthetic treatments for decades and, with the plumped pouts of Kylie Jenner, Molly Mae-Hague, and other celebrities filling our screens, the non-invasive procedure shows no sign of losing traction in the popularity stakes. Thankfully, the products and techniques used today are far removed from the questionable ‘trout pout’ result of former years and aestheticians are able to achieve a beautifully balanced, natural look for their patients.   Is it worth it? If you are considering lip filler training or want to brush up on your skills ahead of recommencing your aesthetic practice, you can be fairly confident that any training costs will be recouped in patient bookings. Many patients have reported being eager to get back into aesthetics clinics post-lockdown to refresh their lips, and there are many more who are now considering the procedure due to the simple fact their face mask will cover any bruising as the lips heal. This removes any need for downtime for those patients who wish to keep their treatment choices private. There is no doubt that undertaking a lip filler course will enhance your portfolio and provide a lucrative revenue stream to your new or existing practice.   What makes the perfect lip? Enhanced volume, subtle definition, and an appearance of hydration all contribute to the aesthetic quality of a beautiful lip. Nature’s divine proportions or ‘Golden Ratio’ are essential to achieving a balanced lip that works in harmony with the rest of the face. Our eye is naturally drawn to faces that honour this historic mathematical rule and studies have found we perceive such faces as more attractive. That being said, today’s patient is as varied as ever, and their desires and ideal outcomes are just as diverse. A full consultation with each patient will ensure you are aware of their treatment goals, and the results they are looking to achieve. Equally as important are the products used to achieve the ideal outcome for each patient. There are many fillers available, such as the Restylane UK range, which offer bespoke products for a range of treatment concerns. Any reputable lip filler training course will train you on the use of a range of different products and their application, alongside complications avoidance and management, and the safe use of hyalase.   Do your research As ever, we advocate thorough research ahead of parting with your cash for any service, including aesthetic training. Scour the internet for reviews from previous delegates and check out the provider’s social media presence to ensure the academy is in good standing within the aesthetics community. Transparency in methodology and training structure is crucial, and it is important to ensure the teaching will be delivered in small groups with a robust practical element to allow you to cement your learning. Of course, during the current pandemic, it is also essential that any training you undertake will be safe and adhere to COVID Protocols & Guidelines.   Become a master Looking for a lip filler training course? The Acquisition Aesthetics Lip Filler Masterclass provides the opportunity for practitioners to undertake bespoke lip filler training; learning to craft our signature lip and how to devise unique treatment plans for each patient. A complex layering of injecting techniques will be taught in addition to comprehensive lip anatomy and important considerations in relation to patient ethnicity, gender, and age. Delegates will discover the art of vermillion border definition, master cupids bow enhancement, and perfect their aesthetic eye – learning how to customise treatments to balance the face for a beautiful result that patients will be thrilled with.   If you would like more information or wish to secure a space on our sell-out Lip Augmentation Masterclass, email contact@acquisitionaesthetics.co.uk or call 020 3514 8757 to speak to a member of our friendly team.      
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Read our latest tips on how to make money in aesthetics within the UK

2020 has been quite the year so far. Alongside the tragedies the world has witnessed, the devastating impact of a global pandemic, and the abrupt interruption to life as we know it - many of you have been left wondering about your business and employment prospects as an aesthetic practitioner, and how to make money in aesthetics. As the next season approaches, we take a look at what you could expect for the tail end of this eventful year.   Is there a market? The aesthetics market has taken a hit as a result of COVID-19, much like every other industry. But with the dermal filler market estimated to reach a value of 4bn USD by the end of 2021, it will take more than a year of downtime to dismantle it, and there are new consumer trends emerging. Many patients are itching to get back to regular treatments and many more new patients are in the process of seeking out a practitioner. If you're wondering how to make money in aesthetics, rest assured the market will not be your biggest hurdle.   Adapt to survive In nature, a species has to adapt to survive - especially in the face of adversity. In the wake of recent times, your aesthetics practice is no different. If you are concerned about how to make money in aesthetics, act promptly to bolster patient retention, and entice new faces through the door. Now more than ever, you must firmly don your business hat alongside your medic’s hat. It’s time to level up and ensure the people who are having treatments are coming to you. Make sure your business is confidently ‘COVID Secure’ and has all the appropriate protocols in place to ensure safe practice.   Housekeeping In order to remain competitive in the industry during even the toughest of times (and 2020 certainly qualifies!) it is imperative that you know the ins and outs of your operations and have a firm understanding of your costs and expenses. Check you’re accessing the best deals and rates for materials, supplies, and other overheads. Do a thorough reconciliation and ‘plug the leaks’ that could be costing more than you realise (and more than you can afford) as we ease our way back to some semblance of business normality. Spending money on a slick marketing campaign is undermined if you’re paying over the odds for your business utilities - something that can be fixed quickly and easily once it’s given the attention it deserves.   Diversify Patients want more than ever from their aesthetics practitioner. To capitalise on this demand for a wide breadth of treatments under one, reliable roof - attend further training to enhance your clinical offering whilst also refreshing your skills and confidence. Consider diversifying into medical-grade skincare alongside your non-surgical injectables to broaden your opportunity for revenue, and address the growing consumer demand in this area.   Responsibly social Your social following and existing patients have the answers to your strategy woes. Use Instagram stories to ask questions about their aesthetics related concerns. Jump on a live stream or reels to deliver a Q & A session. Get creative! You will gain valuable insight into the perspective of your target audience, enabling you to provide value-centric, relevant information, and market appropriate offers accordingly. Your patients are astute and have their absolute pick when it comes to fulfilling their social appetite for content. Make sure your offering is authentic and gives them a chance to connect with you, and what you and your practice stand for.   Join a team If you are yet to launch your own practice you may be wondering how to make money in aesthetics and feel understandably overwhelmed at the prospect in light of recent events. If you would feel more secure earning a reliable aesthetician salary, consider seeking employment in an already established clinic. You can gain confidence and access invaluable support as you build up your experience in injecting and could consider branching out at a later, more stable time.   As ever - network 2020 is going to be a blip in the records for most businesses. As everyone works hard to find their feet and relaunch their practices, it is now more crucial than ever to have dependable business connections and strong community relationships. Partake in workshops, cross-promote fellow aestheticians, and attend conferences. There are valuable education and networking opportunities happening both virtually and in person, and more events planned for early 2021. Check out the below, just a selection of events offering an invaluable learning experience and the opportunity to maximise your networking potential: IAPCAM Symposium on managing complications Aesthetics Business Conference hosted by Hamilton Fraser Cosmetic Insurance AUCC - a free charity event bringing together a wealth of industry experts to provide a comprehensive educational experience to the aesthetics community. FACE Facial Aesthetic Conference and Exhibition Aesthetic Medicine Live   Keep the faith Most people, your patients included, just want to see some sort of normality resumed. We are all working towards business as usual, whilst making mindful choices to support and protect each other as we navigate to the finish line of this tempestuous year. Keep the faith, set a goal with an end of year deadline, and go for it. Your success as an aesthetician in 2020 can only be as big as you dream, plan, and work for.
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Filler Training Course - What To Expect

If you’ve recently made the decision to undertake your first filler training course, kudos to you for embarking on a journey into the exciting and fast-paced world of aesthetics! It’s natural to have a few questions about what might be in store, so here we have laid out what to expect.   Online learning Many reputable aesthetics courses provide a selection of online learning materials in advance of the course date. This helps to contextualise the practical training, providing a base understanding across numerous relevant topics. Often, these materials will continue to be accessible to delegates for reference beyond training.   Theory lectures As the cornerstone of informed practitioners, comprehensive theoretical learning will likely comprise a good proportion of your filler training course. Covering a breadth of topics, most lectures will discuss anatomy and physiology of the skin and face, injecting styles and techniques in relation to the treatment area and desired outcome, and patient demographic and lifestyle variables. All reputable courses will cover topics such as conducting a consultation, informed consent, potential complications and how to manage them, and practical considerations such as product acquisition, insurance, and how to build your business.   Practical training Practical training is essential to any aesthetics course, helping to cement theoretical learning and giving delegates the opportunity to try out the techniques and skills that they have learnt. For delegates, practical training acts as the bridge between learning in the classroom and undertaking their own clients, post-course. This improves confidence and allows for any gaps in understanding to be recognised and addressed. Many courses offer delegates injecting practice on mannequin heads, but a good academy will arrange live models for delegates to inject.   Industry insights If you’ve done your research, your chosen academy will offer training hosted by experienced aesthetics trainers, who are already successful in the industry and ideally Key Opinon Leaders (KOLs) for a reputable company. This should not only instil confidence that you’re in safe hands but also provides you with exposure to industry insights. Often, aesthetics trainers teach courses alongside their own aesthetics clinics or whilst fulfilling a related role within the NHS, such as plastic surgery. They’ve started from the same position, so it’s the perfect time to ask questions.   Networking opportunities The industry is still on its way to becoming sufficiently regulated so in the meantime, beware of any academy without training entry criteria. If you choose your training provider wisely, you should find yourself in a room amongst your professional peers and seniors - rendering your first filler training course a perfect networking opportunity for your journey into aesthetics.   Ongoing support and mentoring Once you have completed your training, received your certificate, and set up your insurance, you’re ready to go! Now what?! A reputable academy will provide ongoing support and mentorship, helping soothe new venture jitters and giving delegates the added confidence of knowing they have an experienced team standing behind them - with a wealth of knowledge to tap into.   Acquisition Aesthetics offer a number of comprehensive training courses, comprising of robust theoretical study and hands-on injecting practice on live models. If you’re interested in joining the scores of happy graduates who pass through our academy then call our friendly team on 02035248757 or email contact@acquisitionaesthetics.co.uk.
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Learn how to develop an Aesthetic Practice as a qualified Nurse today

  As an exciting and rapidly advancing industry, the aesthetics arena entices practitioners from a variety of professional backgrounds. Many hail from medicine as trained nurses, which makes sense, as medical nurses are perfectly placed to excel in the aesthetics field with their clinical training, understanding of anatomy and physiology, and experience managing patient care and safety. But how can you go about developing an aesthetic practice as a nurse? When looking into the initial steps of this journey, apprehension is understandably common. For many people working in medicine, the path from degree onwards is somewhat of a conveyor belt - considering anything outside of the status quo can feel daunting. But rest assured, you’re in good company. Scores of nurses have shared similar aspirations and have gone on to achieve great success and wonderful fulfilment. However, as with any new venture, there is much to consider when developing an aesthetic practice from a background as a medical nurse.   Training   Your aesthetics training will be the foundation upon which you build your success. Therefore, it is essential you choose a reputable academy with a proven track record, who can evidence consistently positive reviews from previous graduates. Botox® training for nurses is a popular offering, but not all training is created equal - do your research and ensure that you are confident with what you will be getting before parting with your money. Make sure the course provides hands-on injecting on live models (not only mannequins) in addition to comprehensive theoretical learning and be wary of academies that don’t state enrolment criteria for their delegates and take delegates from backgrounds that potentially wouldn’t be approved in the UKs aesthetics industry. Ideally, you’ll be in a learning environment with your peers: like-minded nurses and medical professionals looking to move into aesthetics.   Nitty gritty   There are going to be many lists in your life during this period of planning! There’s a lot to think about and a number of crucial things to get in place so that you can operate safely and ethically. You will need to decide if you want to set up your own clinic space or operate from an existing one and consider how this might affect how you order and store products and consumables. A number of practical obligations must also be fulfilled before you can accept your first patient, such as acquiring insurance, creating consent and medical history forms, and investing in a system for the secure storage of patient data in line with GDPR. It can seem overwhelming, especially if this is your first time launching a business, so seek sound advice from reliable sources. Look up the available guidance for becoming self-employed, research the ins and outs of entrepreneurialism and reach out to those who have already made it happen. Attend business seminars, start-up exhibitions and any aesthetic industry events you can find. This will not only help bolster your confidence and cement your next steps, but also grant you access to vital networking opportunities.   Stay ahead of the game   Whilst undertaking your foundation training is the first step, you are likely to want to diversify and enhance your portfolio in line with consumer trends and thus stay ahead of your competition. Consider any areas of particular interest and pay attention to what your prospective audience are asking for. This will guide you in choosing your further training, whether that’s an Advanced aesthetics course covering more complex treatments, or a bespoke course for a specific technique or treatment area, such as the ever popular Lip Augmentation. Botox® and filler training for nurses at every level should continue to meet the basic requirements of practical and theoretical learning, and a good academy should offer post-study support and mentoring as you commence practice. These courses often also carry CPD certification and therefore contribute towards your annual requirements.   A note on prescribing: Botulinum Toxin and Hyaluronidase (the reversing agent for complications with fillers) are both Prescription Only Medicine’s (POM’s) – meaning you need to be a licensed prescriber to obtain them. However, note- you do not have to be a licensed prescriber to administer them. If you are not a nurse prescriber you will need to link up with a prescriber who is prepared to review and prescribe for each of your patients, or, work within a clinic with an established group of affiliated prescribers, who coordinate clinical oversight for any POM’s. Alternatively, you can consider undertaking your V200 or V300 prescribing license, offered across the UK. You’ll need to meet the criteria in order to be accepted on the course, and this varies from University to University so again, research is key.   Know your worth   As a qualified nurse, you can offer aesthetic treatments to patients with greater clinical experience and enhanced safety. From considerable practice using needles to acute knowledge of the importance of a clean and sterile clinical setting, your patients will be in good hands. Use this to your advantage! Highlight the elements that make your offering unique when drawing up your marketing and outreach strategy, as well as when considering your placement within the industry. This will give you the edge in a market that is otherwise fairly saturated, but always has room for those who stand head and shoulders above the rest.   If you are ready to initiate your journey and develop and aesthetic practice as a nurse, look no further than Acquisition Aesthetics. We offer Foundation and Advanced training, specifically for medical professionals, alongside a number of bespoke Masterclasses to hone your skills and perfect your techniques. We are proud to provide comprehensive training under the guidance of our expert, surgical-led faculty of trainers; many of whom have successful clinics of their own. Our courses include industry insights and support on launching your business, as well as links to reputable suppliers and other industry professionals. Our graduates receive life-long mentoring and access to our exclusive Graduates Group – a great place to crowd source support from your peers and trainers in the aesthetics arena.   For more information on how to develop an aesthetic practice as a nurse, or to book your course, email contact@acquisitionaesthetics.co.uk or call 020 3514 8757 to speak to a member of the team today.
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Grow your medical practice with aesthetics from Acquisition Aesthetics

Undertaking medicine and related study in the healthcare field is not for the faint-hearted. Many doctors, dentists, and nurses have dreamed of their career since childhood and are dedicated to their practice. As high achieving and hardworking individuals by nature, more and more medical professionals are pursuing passions beyond traditional medical practice, or indeed alongside these professions.   Case in point Often, these interests and additional undertakings are related and complementary, as is the case with our very own Acquisition Aesthetics directors, and these practitioners continue to practice medicine either within the NHS or privately, whilst exploring their venture. Speaking on the conception of the thriving academy launched with co-founder Dr. Priyanka Chadha, Dr. Lara Watson says: “The rationale for setting up Acquisition Aesthetics was very simple – not only is the cosmetic industry poorly regulated; which is unsafe for both patients and practitioners but in fact, the training is poorly regulated and can be poorly delivered.”   Find support There are a number of NHS mentorship and support schemes available to medical professionals, from NHS Innovation - which invites healthcare pioneers from around the world to apply to develop and scale their tried and tested innovations across parts of the service, to NHS leadership - which supports individuals, organisations, and local partners to develop leaders; celebrating and sharing where outstanding leadership makes a real difference. Another available program is NHS Entrepreneurs, which offers clinical NHS staff and wider health professionals opportunities to develop their entrepreneurial aspirations during their clinical training period. Professional mentorship, colleague support, and peer encouragement are all essential for bolstering the confidence and resources of any medical professional aspiring to success either within or outside the remit of their core practice.   Branching out Interests can take more contrasting forms too and can give practitioners an additional avenue to explore their inherent drive, dedication, and aptitude for learning. Dr. Will, a plastic surgery trainee, is a great example of a respected medical professional who has taken his passion for health and wellbeing and combined this with his medical expertise to create Dr. Will’s Sauces - a fresh and exciting brand, providing health-conscious sauces. Others have found inspiration to support both the NHS and the struggling economy during the current pandemic. London doctor, Jack Manley collaborated with creative technology agency Rehab to build and launch a fundraising platform DeliverAid, which enables people to donate meals provided by local food businesses to frontline NHS workers.   Are you losing your spark? Whilst some professionals are already exploring how else they could be using their time and skills, many more are perhaps unaware of the scope and possibility of branching out into other areas, or have the idea but don’t feel encouraged to pursue it. Burn out is real, and sadly disenchantment within medicine is rife. It has even been reported that high numbers of doctors are considering leaving the profession once the threat of COVID is behind us. Speaking to The Independent, the BMA council chair Dr. Chaand Nagpaul said ‘We have been doing surveys throughout the pandemic, and over 30 percent of doctors are reporting mental health conditions such as anxiety, burnout, and depression at greater levels than before the pandemic.’   What’s the answer? Current crisis aside, the nurturing and mentorship of our medical professionals is essential to enable them to reignite their passion and find success, joy, and fulfilment within their core practice, but also to feel encouraged to embrace diverse opportunities and explore additional revenue streams outside of traditional medicine. There is a wellspring of rich and varied talent amongst medical professionals. Whilst it can seem daunting, many any are choosing to explore their creative and/or entrepreneurial sides through independent ventures and projects. Recent years have seen a paradigm shift towards the 'portfolio career', which is much more representative of the breadth of interest, initiative, and skill that exists within individuals. In addition, this helps engender greater contentment and increased agency over income and the ever-elusive work/life balance, and also creates a more sustainable economic structure as we find ourselves working for more years than ever before.   Keys to success Dr. Priya Chadha offers words of encouragement to any doctor or medical professional considering embarking on an enterprise utilising their unique professional skillset, in aesthetics or otherwise – “Pursue your passion. It may seem obvious, but if you’re passionate about something, I assure you, with hard work and dedication, you’ll succeed at it. It shouldn’t feel like a chore. When you really enjoy something it doesn’t feel like work- that’s the key and dream for everyone! It doesn’t have to be a fantasy- give it your best shot, surround yourself with supportive positive people, and find a fantastic mentor.’   Considering aesthetics? In recent years, many medical professionals have chosen to enter the exciting realm of facial aesthetics. With their clinical training and experience in patient care; doctors, dentists, and nurses are an obvious and safe choice for those seeking cosmetic injectable treatments. Scores of NHS and private practitioners are pursuing passions beyond traditional medical practice and discovering this with training for aesthetics medicine; complementing their existing clinical repertoire, and exponentially increasing their earning potential. If you’re interested in knowing how to become a cosmetic nurse , reach out to our friendly team to find the perfect aesthetics course for you. Email contact@acquisitionaesthetics.co.uk or call us on 020 3514 8757 to secure your place today.      
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Non-surgical cosmetic treatments – the wait is almost over!

The COVID-19 pandemic has seen countries over the world in lockdown, including the UK. Whilst this has meant many of us have been unable to work, see loved ones, or undertake any of the other day to day activities we are used to – scores of people have also missed being able to attend their favoured aestheticians and clinics for non-surgical cosmetic treatments. With the lockdown measures now easing, and the industry tentatively opening its doors next month – the wait is almost over!   More Than Just A Pretty Face. For many people, undertaking non-surgical cosmetic procedures is about more than just looking good. Patients incorporate treatments into their self-care routines and praise the subsequent results as a vital component of maintaining their overall health and wellbeing. It has been reported that the inability to receive their usual treatments has been negatively impacting the self-esteem and overall mood of many, and our lines have been busy with many of our patients itching to get themselves booked in.   Will Lip Fillers Reign Supreme? Many patients have therefore joyfully received the news that most clinics will begin safely resuming practice in the UK in July.  A recent article in Harper’s Bazaar discussed whether lip filler treatments will decline in popularity in what is likely to be an extended period of mask-wearing. We have found that high numbers are looking to book the long-reigning popular treatments; including lip fillers, and sculpting treatments for the jaw and cheeks; alongside Botox treatments for the upper face and eye area. Most patients book these treatments for themselves, and the desire to achieve their perfect pout remains – mask or not.   Can I Get Multiple Treatments At Once? As countless patients used to regular treatment may have gone some time since their last appointment, many have concerns about getting all their usual treatments done at once. Patients will be pleased to know they are able to safely and effectively have a host of areas treated at the same appointment, and this is often the way to achieve a beautifully balanced overall result. A suitably trained aesthetician will be able to guide you in choosing the best combination of treatments that complement each other and produce the bespoke outcome you desire. Even if you are someone who previously had non-surgical cosmetic treatments regularly, it is important you are still given a thorough consultation ahead of treatment to ascertain the results you are looking for and ensure the suitability of the treatments. Of course, in light of COVID-19, there are new and important risks to consider when booking aesthetic treatments, and the clinic you attend should ensure you are fully versed on these risks allowing you to make an informed decision on your treatment options.   What If I Want Non-Surgical Cosmetics AND Medical-Grade Skincare Treatments? As discussed in another of our recent articles, medical-grade skincare is a vital component of receiving an all-encompassing treatment plan from your clinician. Aestheticians can prescribe them for their powerful anti-aging effects, and incorporating them into your daily routine can actually enhance the result of the injectables. If you have dermal filler or Botox treatment, you will generally need to wait a minimum of seven days before having a chemical peel, microdermabrasion treatment, or similar. Your expert clinician will be able to guide you on your options and outline the optimal treatment schedule for your desired results.   Stay Safe – Wait For A Professional Although we understand waiting months for your usual non-surgical cosmetic treatments is difficult, patients should be wary of aestheticians or clinics offering home visits during the lockdown – this is currently a direct breach of the government mandate and poses a significant safety concern for everyone involved. Not only does this increase the likelihood of furthering the spread of COVID-19, but a home environment is also unlikely to be suitable for the safe and sanitary provision of treatments. This increases the risk of complications, resulting in undesirable and/or dangerous outcomes for you as a patient, and potentially creates undue pressure on the NHS if you need to be treated by a medical professional. Those active in the industry have also done their utmost to keep in touch with their clients and keep them informed of the dangers of attempting DIY versions of their favourite procedures. These treatments should only be undertaken by a trained and insured professional and the risks of attaining these products and treatments by alternative means are high – including the risk of misdirected product entering the arteries, infection, and even irreversible blindness. As hard as the wait has been, make sure you book to be treated by a known and reputable clinician with the appropriate professional training and treatment space.   Book Your Treatment Now Our books are already filling up with cosmetic model appointments for our post-lockdown botox training courses. Booking as a cosmetic model with Acquisition Aesthetics provides you with access to bespoke treatments, closely supervised by our expert team of surgeons, all at cost price. You will also be pleased to know that we have put new safety protocols and policies in place in order to protect all our customers and ensure compliance with the latest government and clinical guidelines. If you would like to book a treatment on one of our dermal filler and botox training courses, call 020 3514 8757 or email models@acquisitionaesthetics.co.uk to secure your space with our friendly team.  
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The Level 7 Certificate transitions to a new awarding organisation – what you need to know

As many of you will be aware, the Level 7 Diploma Certificate was the first officially regulated qualification for injectables in Aesthetic Medicine, and Acquisition Aesthetics awarded this certificate through an awarding organisation (AO) called Industry Qualifications. However, since the acquisition of Industry Qualifications by SFJ Awards – the certificate has been withdrawn and is no longer accepting new registrants from June 2020.   So what does this mean for you if you are already on the qualification or if you want to enrol on the qualification? Well, firstly, rest assured no matter which camp you are in, Level 7 qualifications are still around and here to stay as the benchmark and gold standard in aesthetic training! Hoorah!   If you are already enrolled on the Level 7… If you registered with ourselves or another training provider for the Level 7 Postgraduate Diploma before the withdrawal notice, you can still complete and achieve this qualification, and you have plenty of time to do so with a generous deadline for completion of 31st May 2022. So essentially, no changes for you and you continue as planned.   For those who have not yet registered but want to complete the Level 7 Certificate, we would advise you contacting us for more information and to register your interest now. Acquisition Aesthetics as an academy is coordinating the transition to a new awarding organisation so we are actively welcoming new registrants who wish to start the training now. Our new awarding body has a bespoke pathway to recognise prior learning so any work completed under the old specification from our previous awarding body will be acknowledged and won’t have to be repeated. What’s more, we and the aesthetics community at large are seizing this opportunity to enhance the learner journey and elevate the delegate experience alongside our new awarding organisation.   As recently quoted in the Aesthetics Journal, our own Director Dr. Lara Watson commented, "The training providers offering the Level 7 Certificate in Injectables for Aesthetic Medicine have come together to execute the smooth transition to a new and improved awarding body. Training academies including Acquisition Aesthetics, SkinViva, Cosmetic Courses, and Derma Medical are excited about the positive impact this will have on the learner experience and the regulation of the aesthetics industry as a whole."   If you have any queries or concerns regarding your existing enrolment on the Level 7 Certificate with Acquisition Aesthetics, or if you would like to know more about undertaking this certificate with our academy, please reach out to our friendly team. Call 0203514 8757 or email level7@acquisitionaesthetics.co.uk.    
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