Restylane™ – The ultimate treatment portfolio

When considering non-surgical aesthetics, the Restylane™ product range is well recognised as an industry heavyweight. Promising to restore, refresh, and enhance - and backed by decades of scientific research and robust clinical trials - the range delivers. Designed and created by trusted industry giant Galderma, Restylane™ offers an all-encompassing treatment portfolio for a wide variety of client needs. History Pioneered in late 1980’s Sweden and developed throughout the decades that followed, Restylane™ was the world’s first stabilised non-animal Hyaluronic Acid (HA) filler - immediately catapulting it leagues ahead of competitors in the market. A product range was born and the portfolio has continued to expand over successive years; keeping up with client demand for excellence and retaining its firm position as industry forerunner. Science Hyaluronic Acid is a tissue-supporting sugar molecule that naturally occurs within our bodies. It provides the skin with hydration and structure, both of which reduce over time as a result of the natural ageing process. The initial and enduring goal of the Restylane™ range is to effectively deliver a pure and stable gel form of HA to the skin, restoring moisture and lift where needed, to promote a youthful complexion. As such, Galderma has conducted multiple randomised clinical trials over the years, setting out to determine a number of important factors; namely the safety, efficacy, predictability, and usability of Restylane™. Clinical trials The results of these studies have conclusively identified Restylane as the ‘gold standard’ of HA fillers, with proven predictability and lasting effect across a wide variety of skin types. Over 2000 patients took part in a study lasting up to 36 months, which showed a GAIS (Global Aesthetic Improvement Scale) improvement in 90-100% of patients after the initial 2 weeks and that, with two successive lower volume retreatments, visible aesthetic results lasted up to 36 months in 100% of patients. All products were found to be well tolerated by a broad range of patients, with very few adverse events throughout the duration of the study. Technology The Restylane™ range comprises two patented complementary technologies NASHA™ and OBT™, which together utilise a variety of gel textures and particle sizes to provide a full spectrum of treatment solutions. Non-Animal Stabilised Hyaluronic Acid (NASHA™) technology creates firm gels of higher rheology classification that can be used for volumisation and precise results, with ‘pronounced lift and targeted product integration.’ This technology works by utilising the natural connections or ‘cross-links’ of HA molecules to support product rheology and the ability to create impactful volumisation and lift. Optimal Balance Technology (OBT™) offers a softer gel texture with varying degrees of crosslinking and ‘distributed product integration’ - allowing for a smooth, even distribution in the skin and a softer, natural-looking result. For both ranges, product composition is carefully curated to be as pure as possible, minimising immunogenic reactions. Patient needs The broad capabilities of such an expansive portfolio allows Restylane™ to meet the many and diverse needs of patients. Galderma has categorised the products into groups indicating their primary application – ‘Restore’, ‘Enhance’, or ‘Refresh’. This allows the practitioner to develop full and holistic treatment plans for clients using solely the Restylane™ range, addressing every aspect of a client’s needs from structural restoration to feature enhancement and skin hydration. Patient feedback Patient satisfaction with Restylane™ based treatments is found to be high the world over, with the range available in over 80 countries and accounting for more than 30 million administered injections. One patient was quoted as saying, ‘I can’t describe in a single word how I feel after treatment, but confident is one, it’s magical, it’s great, it’s a great product.’ Another commented, ‘I notice a real change in my facial features – my cheekbones, my chin, my lips… it’s a real confidence boost.’ Patient results Sofia, 39 was treated using Restylane Lyft™, Restylane Defyne™, and Restylane Kysse™. She said of her treatment, ‘I look less tired, irritated, and angry. I love it.’ The areas treated were the chin, cheekbones, lips, smile lines, and marionette lines. Images courtesy of Restylane™ and Galderma Practitioner feedback Dr Selina Ahmed, a London based Advanced Aesthetic Doctor and Lead Trainer at Acquisition Aesthetics, reported - ‘Restylane™ offers a wide range of fillers, each varying in viscosity. For example, you can use Lyft™ to sculpt and contour, Volyme™ to volumise, Refyne™ to reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles, and Skinboosters™ to improve the surface texture and hydration of the skin. Every patient is different, and choosing the Restylane range guarantees there will be something for everyone.’ Looking forward Whilst there are a number of new and evolving aesthetics brands on the market, it is clear that Restylane™ continues to lead the fray when it comes to providing safe, effective, and versatile solutions to a diverse demographic of patients seeking non-surgical treatments for a broad range of cosmetic concerns. As science and technology applications within the industry continue to advance, the faculty at Acquisition Aesthetics anticipate the release of subsequent exciting and clinically robust product solutions from Galderma!
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Botulinum toxin – How young is too young?

Most industries have to wade through the waters of controversy at one time or another, none more so than those connected with health, or pharmaceuticals, especially when the subject is intertwined with celebrity culture. In this regard therefore, the aesthetics industry is often under scrutiny, both in terms of its practices and its practitioners, and especially when considering the use of botulinum toxin. Booming industry With non-invasive cosmetic procedures generating $16.7billion per annum; the aesthetics industry is booming and is very much at the forefront of the public’s awareness. Naturally therefore, various topical issues relating to aesthetics are frequently being discussed both within the industry itself, and in the news or media. One such issue currently under the microscope is that of age and the administering of botulinum toxin treatments. Regulations Tighter general regulations on non-surgical interventions were implemented in the industry following the 2013 PIP breast implant scandal, 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 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), which is enforced and overseen by two independent bodies, the Joint Council for Cosmetic Practitioners (JCCP) and the Cosmetic Practitioners’ Standards Authority (CPSA.) All of 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. Safe advertising Other groups and agencies are in place to help ensure the safety and wellbeing of patients in respect of botulinum toxin, as well as how information is delivered to the public. The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Authority (MHRA) is a Government agency responsible for the licensing of medicines. They ensure that medicines and medical devices work, and are acceptably safe. They have produced the ‘Blue Guide – Advertising and Promotion of Medicines in the UK’ in order to ensure medicines are not ‘treated as an ordinary general commodity’ due to the potential associated adverse effects. The work of the MHRA is supported by the UK Code of Non-Branded Advertising and Direct and Promotional Marketing (CAP Code), which outlines the advertising rules for marketing communications. These rules are then enforced by the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA), the UK’s independent advertising regulator.  These groups may be involved in the crackdown on inappropriate advertising of toxin treatments on social media and other online platforms, for instance. Such advertising can arguably encourage young people to seek out these treatments which is considered irresponsible and unethical. Prescription Only Medicine (POM) Botulinum toxin, commonly known under the brand names of Botox®, Azzalure®, and Bocouture®, is a Prescription Only Medicine (POM) and as per the aforementioned CAP Code and the Human Medicines Regulations 2012 - it is an offence to promote it to the public. This means that the decision to provide toxin treatment is a medical one requiring a prescription from a qualified healthcare professional after they've deemed it clinically indicated from a face to face consultation. GMC view In terms of the undeniable responsibility of the prescribers, the General Medical Council (GMC) states, “You must ask the patient why they would like to have the intervention and the outcome they hope for, before assessing whether the intervention is appropriate and likely to meet their needs.” It goes on to say, “If you believe the intervention is unlikely to deliver the desired outcome or to be of overall benefit to the patient, you must discuss this with the patient and explain your reasoning. If, after discussion, you still believe the intervention will not be of benefit to the patient, you must not provide it… when you discuss interventions and options with a patient, you must consider their vulnerabilities and psychological needs.” This makes it very clear that it is the responsibility of each individual practitioner to assess a patient’s motivation for botulinum toxin treatment, alongside their suitability and the outcome that is to be reasonably anticipated. Naturally, younger individuals are considered more ‘psychologically vulnerable’ and this should be appreciated by any attending practitioner. How old? Beyond the requirement of a prescriber’s authorisation, however, there is no overarching restriction on the provision of toxin treatments in terms of a patient’s age. Currently in the UK therefore, there are no legal age restrictions on receiving anti-wrinkle treatments with products such as Botox® or Azzalure® - meaning in theory, a patient of any age can walk into a clinic and, if the clinician is prepared to undertake the procedure, have these treatments performed. Although the manufacturers generally stipulate ‘use is not recommended in individuals under 18 years of age’, the ultimate decision to treat lies with the prescriber. This decision should be underpinned by a clinical indication that demonstrates treatment to be in the patient’s ‘best interests’ but in the current climate of overwhelming commercial demand driven by the power of social media amongst other environmental forces, decisions may be contaminated by other agendas… In the press One recent article looked at the possible dangers of this largely unregulated area of the market and the ease with which teenagers and young people are able to access toxin treatment, especially when considering the apparent rise in self-esteem issues among this demographic. The author posed as an 18-year-old wanting botulinum toxin treatment, visiting a number of clinics to see if anyone questioned or challenged her age or motives, and the mixed results led on to a discussion on the responsibility of clinics and practitioners to ensure treatments are reasonable and age-appropriate. 'Baby Botox' Also worth noting is the rise in popularity of ‘Baby Botox’ treatments - smaller doses of toxin, administered more regularly, and advertised as being more precisely injected in order to produce a natural and subtle result. The potential danger here is that the provision of this treatment, and even the term that has been coined for it, may trivialise this procedure and implies the treatment is somehow less of a commitment than the more common higher dose of Botox®. It is also promoted as a preventative treatment, targeted at patients in their twenties. As one plastic surgeon was quoted in an article, “’Baby Botox’ is designed for patients who are on the younger end of the spectrum of Botox® users who wish to prevent the formation of wrinkles." The availability of this treatment is likely to contribute to younger patients seeking treatment, who may feel this is something they need to have in order to avoid wrinkles as they age. Current industry standards In another recent article by allure magazine, several aesthetic surgeons were asked for their practice when considering age and most said it depended entirely on how the patient presented. Commonly they reported not treating anyone under the age of 25, though they did add that this is primarily because there normally isn’t a cosmetic need for anti-wrinkle toxin treatments before this age. A lot of practitioners interviewed said they would consider each patient as an individual and treat them on a case by case basis, but would not treat a patient asking for it if they ‘didn’t need it’; which is reassuring and in line with the guidance. Generally speaking, most sensible practitioners concerned with best practice are calling for increased regulation of the industry in general and the topic of age restrictions is likely to be a natural extension of this; sure to be discussed at length during considerations by the regulators. Best practice As ever, Acquisition Aesthetics advocates only the most ethical and responsible practice in cosmetic injectables. The academy only trains fully registered healthcare professionals and as such, every delegate understands the imperative need for obtaining fully informed patient consent before conducting toxin treatments.  Acquisition Aesthetics always endeavour to reinforce their values in all delegates, providing robust theoretical knowledge on every course, alongside comprehensive hands-on practical training, with the aim of producing ethical, competent and confident aesthetic practitioners.   If you are interested in training with us, we would love to see you on one of our courses. Call our friendly team on 020 3389 5611 or email contact@acquisitionaesthetics.co.uk for more information.   View Courses
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LIP AUGMENTATION – HOW PERFECTING THIS TECHNIQUE CAN ACCELERATE YOUR AESTHETIC PRACTICE

When it comes to facial aesthetics, it’s no secret that the industry is booming. The UK non-surgical cosmetic market is currently estimated to be worth £2.75bn and is expected to continue rising, year on year. Lip augmentation procedures are truly the ‘it’ treatment, especially within the millennial market. Ever-increasing numbers of patients are favouring this particular enhancement whether for subtle hydration and enhanced definition, or dramatic volumisation and pout transformation. Pucker Up Lip Filler procedures were first conducted in the 19th Century and have been a staple of the non-surgical cosmetic industry ever since. Thankfully, the science, technique, and regulations of the 19th Century have evolved over the years! Liquid paraffin, silicone, and even beef collagen have had their time in the needle with varying degrees of failure – some catastrophic. Today, lips are treated with hyaluronic acid-based products which are naturally broken down by the body over time. This makes the treatments on offer today the safest and of the most sophisticated composition to date. Celebrity Endorsement Whilst Lip Fillers have been popular ever since their invention, celebrity endorsement has had a huge impact on the rise in popularity of this procedure in more recent years; with the likes of Kylie Jenner and Megan Barton Hanson showcasing beautifully plumped pouts. The public often emulate the appearances of those in the media and there is no doubt that Lip Filler treatments have turned into a beauty trend of this decade – with a 70% rise in enquiries for this treatment within 24 hours of Kylie reporting she had them in 2015. ‘Love Island’ packages are now frequently available for patients, designed to help them achieve a look similar to their reality TV star idols, and the overall patient demographic is expanding to encompass both younger and older patients than have typically been seen in previous times. Know Your Audience Social media never sleeps and this has, of course, contributed to the exponential acceleration of this market. The public have limitless access to posts from clinics and practitioners from across the globe sharing their procedures and results; as well as those from patients.  A hashtag starting ‘#lipfillers’ currently produces just shy of 138,000 posts on Instagram, the social media platform of choice. As an additional positive result of this wealth of instantly available information, the public have become a much more discerning crowd and can spot a ‘done’ lip in a heartbeat. Gone are the days of the infamous ‘trout pout’ being an acceptable treatment outcome; patients expect professional, confident execution of their chosen procedure and commonly desire much more natural results. Know Your Technique The high expectations of your potential patients is just one of the key reasons it is so important to be fully competent in Lip Augmentation before undertaking this procedure. Whilst it is now a very affordable and accessible treatment; it is a complex procedure, requiring a well developed aesthetic eye, and confidence in a number of key injection techniques. It is vital that aesthetic practitioners are able to conduct a focused patient consultation, and that they feel able to effectively deliver the treatment to produce the bespoke results expected from each procedure. Perfect Your Execution The Acquisition Aesthetics Lip Augmentation Masterclass will give delegates access to our signature lip technique; allowing injectors to acquire the secrets to natural-looking volume, beautiful definition, and how to achieve a soft and hydrated finish. They’ll learn how to create beautiful lips that work in harmony with the rest of the face – one of the keys to enhancing overall attractiveness. Our exclusive signature technique combines careful product selection with the layering of a number of advanced injection techniques; whilst tailoring injections to suit the unique needs of each client. Embed Your Knowledge We will teach you how to define the vermillion border, enhance the cupid’s bow, and assess the exact product volume needed for a perfect result. You will learn detailed lip anatomy, as well as the academics of lip augmentation; the ‘golden ratio’ and variations to consider relating to age, gender, and ethnicity. We also cover complications avoidance and management, such as bruising and necrosis; as well as guidance on the use of Hyalase. Train With Us Our Lip Augmentation Masterclass is a focused training experience designed to empower you to devise unique treatment plans and deliver beautiful customised outcomes to suit each individual. If you want to perfect your technique for beautiful results, we would be delighted to help you hone your craft. To find out more information or to book a space on our Lip Augmentation Masterclass, please email contact@acquisitionaesthetics.co.uk or call 020 3389 5611. You can also visit our website acquisitionaesthetics.co.uk.
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Acquisition Aesthetics on Stage at the UK’s Largest Dental Trade Event at the Denistry Show 17-18th May 2019

Acquisition Aesthetics is gearing up to showcase at the The Dentistry Show 17-18th May 2019, at the NEC, Birmingham. The UK’s largest free to attend, education and trade event for the dental profession, the Dentistry Show is designed by dentists for dentists and their teams. Why is Acquisition Aesthetics featuring at the Dentistry Show? The event offers all the dental knowledge and insights into key aesthetics within the modern dental practice with over 400+ exhibitors, 250+ education sessions and around 10,000 + dental professionals expected to attend.  Acquisition Aesthetics offers Gold Standard Injectable Courses for healthcare professionals and as part of our showcase, we will be on stage on both Friday and Saturday to talk about the Millennial Mindset of Fascial Aesthetics. You’ll also gain first hand experience live with our experts in the field, so you can discover how to transform your career through the art of facial aesthetics and the functional applications of Botulinum Toxin (sometimes known as Botox®). Why are the millennial generation seeking facial aesthetics treatments? The growing trend for millennials — the under-35 generation seeking facial aesthetics is a booming business. Recent figures released by a global pharmaceutical giant indicate that demand for aesthetic treatment in general is growing amongst millennials aged 21 to 35. The study surveyed 14,584 adults from 18 countries, who self-identified as wanting to spend money on looking better. Botulinum Toxin and fillers are a highly profitable source of revenue and big business for dental practices as consumers seek trustworthy dentists with a brand authority based ethical and safe treatments. The reason why there is big profitability is because your customers return regularly for further treatments, normally every few months for top ups. So the money invested by millennial consumers in facial aesthetics far outweighs any fees paid in dental fees. That means you get the opportunity to boost your earnings dramatically and sustainably. Why such a fast-changing environment? Over the past 25 years, the popularity of injectable cosmetic treatments has increased by a staggering 5,689% and scrutinising the results further, the figures really support the growing trend in under-35 generation: 98% of millennials would consider professional aesthetic treatment at some point in their lives, with 39% of those aged 21-35 stating they were likely to consider treatment at the age they are now. These figures align with US-based figures collated in 2018 that indicate since 2010, the number of Botulinum Toxin procedures performed on 20 to 29-year-olds increased by 28%, while enquiries for anti-wrinkle treatments increased by more than 50% year-on-year.  Acquisition Aesthetics want you to be part of this exciting growth, so you can discover how you can transform your career by training in aesthetic medicine. Why choose our training courses? Our cosmetic training courses are the only Ofqual regulated Level 7 Certificate in Aesthetic Medicine in accordance with Health Education England’s 2018 Qualification Requirements for Delivery of Cosmetic Procedures. All of our courses are fully CPD certified and come highly recommended by previous dental delegates. At the Dentistry Show, our experts will be showcasing hands on training and treatment delivery through the art of facial aesthetics and the functional applications of Botulinum Toxin. You’ll gain extensive insight into the theoretical knowledge and practical skills required. You can read more about our range of courses at www.acquisitionaesthics.co.uk with Level 7 Certificate in Injectables for Aesthetic Medicine, Advanced Botulinum Toxin and Dermal Fillers Course (1 day), Foundation Botulinum Toxin and Dermal Filler (1 day), Combined Foundation and Advanced Botulinum Toxin and Dermal Filler Courses, Lip Augmentation masterclass, Complications Masterclass and Intravenous Micronutrient Therapy Training. What other benefits beyond fully accredited training? What’s more in addition to our Botulinum Toxin training and dermal fillers training courses, Acquisition Aesthetics also equips you with the business and marketing element of facial aesthetics. So you benefit from all the essential tools to build up your successful cosmetic business in a growing market.   Our Acquisition Aesthetics Courses are aimed dentists, doctors and nurses thinking about expanding into Botulinum Toxin and dermal fillers treatments and other aesthetic treatments. Crucially, you’ll practice the full aesthetic consultation and treatment on live model patients under the close supervision of expert trainers. Award-winning company with the highest standard of training With offices in London, Newcastle and Manchester, Acquisition Aesthetics is respected in the industry as a trusted brand that really delivers the highest standard of training in facial aesthetics. Our trusted board of advisors, mentors and lecturers has grown Acquisition Aesthetics into a highly accredited and pioneering company. We were proudly nominated for ‘Best Independent Training Provider of the Year’ award at the recent Aesthetics Awards and received a commendation for being recognised for our commitment to supporting excellence in both the scientific understanding and technical skill of delegates. Join the revolution today and learn how to transform your dental practice by mastering the art of facial aesthetics with us!
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Can Botulinum Toxin and Fillers Help Overcome a Fear of Needles?

An estimated 5-10% of the population suffer from trypanophobia: the fear of needles and injections. This common phobia can heavily impact an individual's life and many of those affected will actively seek a solution which will rid them of their needle fears for good. Whilst the world of Botulinum Toxin (sometimes known as Botox®) and fillers may seem like the trypanophobe’s worst nightmare, bizarrely it may be able to play a part in the phobia's treatment… How Exposure Can Help Overcome Fear One of the most successful treatments for needle phobia is cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT). A vital part of this treatment is a 'systematic desensitisation' process which is a type of exposure therapy. This process involves the patient imagining themselves in a progression of feared scenarios, whilst managing their anxiety, and eventually engaging in real life versions of these same scenarios. To begin with, patients may simply look at images of needles each day and then graduate to sitting in an environment where injections are given. When the sufferer feels ready to be injected, choosing to receive Botulinum Toxin or filler treatment could be one of the best ways to help tackle their fears. From a purely physical perspective, the needles used in facial injectables are relatively small and therefore less threatening than the variety normally used to draw blood, for example. A good aesthetic practitioner will also routinely offer numbing spray and will understand how to inject in a way that minimises pain, thereby meaning the whole process should be minimally distressing. Removing Negative Associations and Creating Positive Ones The most compelling reason why choosing to receive facial injectables may help a trypanophobe is that the experience has great potential to remove negative associations with needles. In the majority of cases, a patient has developed their fear of needles due to a negative experience involving injections or by associating needles with frightening environments and feelings of illness. Receiving an aesthetic treatment in a private, calming environment where people go to rejuvenate and improve their appearance is a markedly different experience than being given a medicinal injection when ill or having blood drawn in a hospital or doctor's surgery. By seeing and experiencing injections being used to enhance beauty and to make people feel good about themselves, the negative associations of disease, fear and pain may be lessened and even broken entirely. In this way, a patient can potentially start to view needles as simply the means to achieve positive, exciting results rather than something which should be feared and avoided. If you are interested in becoming an aesthetics practitioner, click here to browse our range of gold-standard training courses where you will learn how to expertly perform Botulinum Toxin and filler procedures whilst putting your patients at ease. For those interested in being a model patient for us, click here to find out more, or get in touch with any questions at contact@acquisitionaesthetics.co.uk. 
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Spotlight: 'Gender and The Lower Face' Our star trainers in print!

When considering best practice in facial aesthetics treatment there are a number of factors to be mindful of, and one of the most important of these considerations has always been gender. Physiological facial composition differences in males and females alongside societal ideals of beauty have long informed both how aesthetic treatments are performed for male clients compared with female clients; as well as the typical treatment objectives. In more recent times, however, practitioners may have noticed a shift in the perception of beauty as society gradually embraces a more fluid approach to gender, and patients feel less confined by rigid definitions of attractiveness in males and females. This adds further complexity to the matter but also allows us to break down boundaries as injectors, as well as create beautiful results that are tailored to client desires on a totally individualised basis. In their recent article ‘Gender and the Lower Face’ published in the esteemed Aesthetics Journal, Dr Eleanor Reid, and Acquisition Aesthetics’ directors Miss Lara Watson and Miss Priyanka Chadha, looked at the issue of gender and its implications on treatments of the lower facial third, which are becoming increasingly popular with both male and female patients. The article looks at a number of gender differences in physiology and facial anatomy, highlighting those at the bony, muscular, and soft tissue levels. Also discussed are the differences between genders in terms of ageing and how this defines differing techniques and approaches. ‘Practitioners should be aware of the distinct characteristics of gender-specific ageing in order to deliver effective and appropriate treatment.’ The authors go on to mention the well-known disparity in the process of facial ageing between males and females at skin level, with the effects commonly being more apparent in females. ‘Due to a higher level of adipose tissue at the subcutaneous level, women are more likely to develop fine surface lines, as opposed to the deeper rhytides seen in men.’ When injecting both males and females, a number of technique factors are concerned with outcome, for example when treating the mandibular body and angle, “...filler should be placed more laterally along the body in the male patient to add definition and a masculine lateral flare to the mandible.” This will enhance the traditionally masculine square jaw, as opposed to “... placement of filler along the inferior border of the mandible... to add definition and contour without increasing the bigonial width...” for the more feminine contour. However, even when considering non-traditional treatment goals, some technique factors will continue to be determined by gender defined biological and metabolic differences - for example, the amount of toxin product required is typically higher in male treatments in the lower facial third due to the comparatively larger muscles. The expert faculty of Acquisition Aesthetics are proud of their commitment to academic research, publication and the advancement of education and standards of practice in the aesthetics field. They remain interested and invested in the current trends of society and the implications of these on their practice and the industry at large. As society evolves and the population continues to partake in open conversations around gender and sexuality, it is undeniable that an understanding of current topical issues will be beneficial to any practitioner working within this field. The extended LGBT+ community are becoming increasingly present and celebrated across the media and on social media platforms. Societally it is becoming clear that gender is a far wider spectrum of identity than the binary definitions that existed historically would suggest. It is worth remembering, therefore, that the key to achieving desirable outcomes and satisfied clients is to ensure a full personal consultation is carried out for each client, to discover what beauty means for them; and not allowing treatment to be bound by traditional ideals such as what constitutes an attractive male or female appearance. If you would like more information regarding course offered by Acquisition Aesthetics, please email contact@acquisitionaesthetics.co.uk, call us on 020 3389 5611, or visit our website acquisitionaesthetics.co.uk.
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I’m a newly qualified dentist – when can I start practicing facial aesthetics?

Dentists in aesthetics In recent years, many dentists have chosen to enter the exciting realm of facial aesthetics. With their clinical training, understanding of facial anatomy, and experience in patient care; dentists are an obvious and safe choice for those seeking cosmetic injectable treatments However, opinions do vary with regards to this - in 2008, the General Dental Council (GDC) stated, ‘the administration of Botulinum Toxin (sometimes known as Botox®) is not the practice of dentistry.’ Despite this, many NHS and private dentists are benefitting from adding this lucrative and in-demand string to their clinical bow, which offers a significant additional revenue stream to their standard dental practice. The point at which dentists can train in injecting has been a point of contention for some time, particularly when considering newly qualified dentists. Essentially, junior dentists, within their first Foundation Training year, are technically allowed to train in injectables but a majority of NHS training contracts stipulate that they cannot inject in their Foundation Training year on private patients. The general consensus in the industry is that injectable treatments should only be performed by experienced doctors, dentists, and nurses. Currently, however, there is no legislation in place to prevent less qualified practitioners, such as beauty therapists, for instance, from training in and performing these procedures. What are the barriers? Generally speaking, reputable training academies will only accept qualified medical professionals onto their courses, and credible clinics will not seek to employ anyone without a certified background in healthcare. Furthermore, all practitioners are required to hold adequate indemnity insurance to protect both themselves and their patients. Most reputable cosmetic insurers will only provide cover for fully qualified doctors, dentists, and nurses. It is considered negligent to practice without insurance. Any client seeking treatment should ensure their prospective practitioner is fully insured to undertake the procedures they are planning to receive. In this way, junior dentists reside somewhere in a no-man’s land. They have undertaken their dentistry degree and would be accepted on to a training course in aesthetic medicine, yet they are restricted by their NHS contract to not carry out any injectable treatments within that first foundation year. There may well be changes to this in the future. Some dental schools are starting to incorporate principles of aesthetic medicine, and other functional applications of toxin, into their curricula, for instance. As increasing numbers of dentists continue to join the ranks of non-surgical facial aesthetics it is perceivable that formal training in aesthetics may be introduced into the undergraduate degree. This would help to protect the interests of the public and support better standards of care. Our advice For the time being and in light of the current legislation and opinion surrounding the practice of cosmetic injectables, Acquisition Aesthetics advises that newly qualified dentists consider training in facial aesthetics during their dental Foundation Year. If they train too early and do not start practicing until at least their second year of practice, they are likely to experience a degree of attrition of knowledge and skill. This may negatively impact their confidence to inject effectively.  Training closer to the time they are allowed to inject will enable them to start without delay, and they will be able to make a special contribution to any practice they join, as well as supplement their income handsomely if they so choose. When considering which training academy to use, it is important to consider their credentials and scope of training – as well as ensuring they can offer the level of learning resources and mentorship that you feel will suit your needs. Beware of any institutions that do not require proof of your qualifications or your GDC registration number, as they are unlikely to be operating appropriately. Train with us Acquisition Aesthetics offers the only Ofqual regulated Level 7 Certificate in Injectables for Aesthetic Medicine in the UK. This qualification allows current and aspiring practitioners to meet Health Education England’s 2016 Qualification Requirements for Delivery of Cosmetic Procedures in Botulinum Toxin and dermal fillers procedures. As part of this training programme, we provide you with comprehensive Mentoring Days; fully coordinated to provide an environment rich with theoretical learning alongside adequate opportunity to fulfill the practical injecting requirements of the Level 7 Certificate. This qualification is flexible, meaning it can fit around the hours you are required to complete within your Foundation Training NHS contract. In our experience this qualification takes anywhere from 6 months to 2 years, depending on the individual, although there are no absolute time restrictions or deadlines. There are a number of other courses available through Acquisition Aesthetics including the Combined Foundation and Advanced Toxin and Dermal Fillers Courses. Every training experience at Acquisition Aesthetics is centred around the principles of anatomically-focussed hands-on training; injecting live cosmetic models with real product. Our courses also guarantee the closest degree of supervision available in the country today; ensuring the highest level of safety and supporting your confidence to practice on completion of the course. If you would like more information regarding our courses, or the Level 7 Certificate in particular, please email level7@acquisitionaesthetics.co.uk, call us on 020 3389 5611, or visit our website acquisitionaesthetics.co.uk.
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The Level 7 Certificate in Aesthetic Medicine - with Acquisition Aesthetics

Non-surgical cosmetic rejuvenation is among the highest profitable sectors in the medical profession.  Due to ageing, most would assume the 45+ generation range to be the primary group to undertake aesthetic treatments.  Nonetheless, Cosmetic rejuvenation is now a growing trend with the younger Gen-Y’s or Millennials. Recent studies by a leading pharmaceutical company surveyed nearly 15,000 adults aged 35 and under worldwide.  Of those surveyed, 98% have considered aesthetic improvement. 28% receive regular Botulinum Toxin procedures.  These increasing figures in aesthetic treatments are encouraging medical professionals to seek further training. Why? Aesthetic treatments require additional ‘top-ups’ to preserve their longevity; usually every 3 to 4 months. The Level 7 certification is the ideal next step for Nurses, Doctors and Dentists looking to transform their career prospects through facial cosmetic rejuvenation. What is the Level 7 Certificate?   The IQ Level 7 Certificate in Injectables for Aesthetic Medicine is a knowledge and competence based qualification. It is designed for various registered healthcare professionals; primarily aimed at Nurses, Doctors, and Dentists. To accommodate the qualifications principal direction, non-surgical cosmetic intervention, the certificate is formulated between two separate criteria: HEE - Qualification requirements for the delivery of cosmetic procedures (as of November 2015) GMC - Guidance for doctors who offer cosmetic interventions (as of April 2016) The Level 7 qualification focuses on the application of Botulinum Toxin (sometimes known as Botox®), dermal fillers, and their appropriate application during medical procedures. With the previously mentioned essentials, featured courses instruct learners on relevant ethical and legal requirements, treatment principles, the necessity of client-centred care, psychology with aesthetic medicine, key principles of dermatology and the actions, risks and management options associated with Botulinum Toxin and/or dermal fillers. Why seek accreditation? The Level 7 Certification is predominantly aimed at Nurses, Doctors, and Dentists. Dental practitioners are among the first to consider training in cosmetic rejuvenation. The revenue generated by facial treatments surpasses that of common dental fees. Already familiar with facial aesthetics, expanding their services to include facial treatments makes it convenient for their clients.  The growing Millennial market segment is looking for practitioners they can trust. Whether to encourage existing clients or to attract new customers, official accreditation is needed to build a strong reputation to deliver professional results.   Why train with Acquisition Aesthetics? Looking back to their training experiences with us, previous delegates have said: "I had a fantastic experience with Acquisition Aesthetics - the trainers were so knowledgeable and approachable and I felt comfortable to ask any question - no matter how small... We got a huge amount of practice compared to other training courses (I have done 2 other courses) and the training was only in a group of 3 people with one trainer so we all had so much experience...I really am indebted so thank you!" and "Very helpful and informative day with a huge number of varied cases and encouraged to participate in carrying out many different procedures - using both injectable muscle relaxant and fillers - with expert help and advice from several different medical professionals... The day was packed with information and felt as though I was kept on my toes but enjoyed it and came away feeling much more confident and up to date. Highly recommended" Studying with Acquisition Aesthetics guarantees the only Ofqual regulated Level 7 Certificate in Injectables for Aesthetic Medicine through our higher provider, Industry Qualifications. This certificate allows both current and aspiring practitioners to meet Health Education England’s 2016 Qualification Requirements for Delivery of Cosmetic Procedures in Botulinum Toxin and dermal fillers procedures. Our Full Level 7 Certificate Course is presented in 4 stages: With the 1st stage, delegates are appointed a personal aesthetics expert with E-learning modules accessible online and supporting SAQ coursework.   Stage 2 includes a one-day hands-on Foundation Course in Botulinum Toxin and Dermal Fillers in a small-focused training group; with additional training videos and learning materials available online. The 3rd stage builds on the above mentioned with clinical mentoring days. Our training team will assist you in the required 40 observed and performed facial procedures to achieve a candidate portfolio. Stage 4 assembles observed structured clinical examination (OSCE), treatment portfolio assessment, and SAQ assessment for the final assessment. Package Options For the Level 7 Certificate, at Acquisition Aesthetics, we offer a variety of packages and payment options to suit your needs and/or requirements. Full Level 7 Certificate – Stages I, II, III, and IV: £5,900 (+VAT). This option is suitable for those with no prior learning and can be paid for in full, or in 2, 5, or 10 interest-free monthly installments. Level 7 Certificate for Foundation Graduates – Stages I, III, and IV: £5,125 (+VAT). This option is designed for those who have already completed a Foundation Course and can be paid for in full, or in 2, 5, or 10 interest-free monthly installments. Pay Per Stage – price dependent on stage purchased. This pay-as-you-go option has been designed to offer greater flexibility in terms of time and financial commitment and allows you to pay for each stage separately. Recognition of Prior Learning – This option is designed for experienced practitioners who can demonstrate that they can meet the assessment requirements for a unit through knowledge, understanding or skills they already possess and therefore will not need to develop through a course of learning. To find further information or where to find a training centre near you please visit our website https://acquisitionaesthetics.co.uk/ or email us at contact@acquistionaesthetics.co.uk.
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The Cosmetic Model Experience: Full Facial Rejuvenation Packages with Acquisition Aesthetics

What is a cosmetic model? A cosmetic model patient at Acquisition Aesthetics is cared for from the very beginning of their aesthetic journey and long after treatment. Our cosmetic models attend training courses in London, Manchester and Newcastle to receive beautiful aesthetic (Botulinum Toxin and dermal fillers) treatments at cost price. Models are treated during practical training sessions in which all delegates are monitored and guided under the close supervision of dedicated expert aesthetic trainers to ensure the highest standards of treatment and the best possible results. Training delegates with Acquisition Aesthetics include qualified  doctors, dentists and nurses only. This guarantees that all treatments are carried out safely and competently. A fresh, youthful and rejuvenated look is becoming more and more accessible nowadays through the enormous growth of the non-surgical sector. The shift away from surgical interventions is driven by a number of factors including the reduced down-time associated with injectables compared with surgery as well as better affordability, reduced risk and general societal shifts towards acceptance and even celebration of Botulinum Toxin (sometimes known as Botox®) and dermal filler treatments. Risks do still exist within the non-surgical sector but with a faculty of plastic surgeons, maxillofacial surgeons and experienced cosmetic dentists our cosmetic models can rest assured that they are in the safest of hands. A range of treatments are offered at Acquisition Aesthetics including anti-wrinkle Botulinum Toxin injections, lip enhancement and dermal fillers to reduce the appearance of lines in the lower face. The academy can also provide facial contouring procedures including cheek augmentation, chin filler (profile correction) and jawline contouring as well as bespoke full facial rejuvenation packages. We recognise that everyone's idea of ‘beauty’ is different, therefore, we ensure that all treatments are tailored to each individual model’s needs and desires. The goal of treatments performed by Acquisition Aesthetics is to restore and enhance the unique natural beauty within each and every cosmetic model. For any and every procedure, only the highest quality products are used including the Gladerma Restylane range and Allergan’s Juvederm. By attending our expert academy clinics, you will be helping train the next generation of leading cosmetic doctors and contributing to the drive to improve standards of treatment in the cosmetic industry generally. As part of the cosmetic model experience, your results and thoughts may be shared on our website and social media platforms (with your consent) which allows us to provide treatments at discounted prices. Want to find out more? Take a look at some of our recent cosmetic model treatment photos to discover some of the beautiful results you may be able to achieve yourself with Acquisition Aesthetics. Q&A with an Acquisition Aesthetic Cosmetic Model When considering treatment, it is understandable to have some questions or apprehensions and so, one of our lovely cosmetic models have answered some common questions for you! What do you find the advantages are to attending our training days for treatment as opposed to standard private cosmetic clinics? Before I came to your training days, I would say that the advantage is the price, and that is the main advantage that keeps me coming back! However, the other advantages that keep me coming back are: I feel safe. I feel like I’m in good hands being watched by so many people, knowing that my procedure is being analysed by several pairs of eyes. I feel comfortable as well – all the delegates are incredibly friendly, and it is a much “warmer” environment. Finally, I would say that I feel confident in knowing that for your company, the money you receive from me is not the bottom line and that for you, the most important thing is the photo at the end – in that way you and the customer have the same main goal in common. Why did you decide to seek treatment with Acquisition Aesthetics? I just thought I’d give it a go! Did I have concerns – absolutely. But I wanted to try it out, and I knew that the results were reversible should it not go as I wanted. Did you have any initial anxieties or worries before treatment? I was worried that a student doing my injection meant I would get a sub-par result– how wrong I was! I have recommended you to so many people because I love the subtle transformative work I’ve had done. What was the day like for you? Absolutely wonderful, on every occasion! Friendly, warm inviting – and safe. Always leaving feeling like I’ve been airbrushed to a more perfect version of myself. What has been your favourite treatment to date as a cosmetic model? You're killing me, how to choose! The first one I would have to say, when I had filler put into my chin, cheekbones and temples. Only because it was my first time, and I saw just how beautiful I could be. Final thoughts from our faculty… If you are looking to have aesthetic procedures, there are a few things to think of before choosing your practitioner… Make sure your practitioner is of medical background, just like our delegates! This ensures that you are receiving treatment from someone who understands and appreciates the anatomy and biology of the face as well as the science behind the products they are using. The injector should be trained specifically in Botulinum Toxin and dermal filler treatments by an academy or trainer who is fully compliant with the most up to date standards and regulations - this minimizes your risks of treatment errors and also gives you peace of mind that your injector is trained and capable of resolving any issues should they arise. Be mindful of aftercare support - always ask if it is provided and that you have help to turn to should you have any question or concern. For a full list of the treatments available to our cosmetic model patients please take a look at our website https://acquisitionaesthetics.co.uk/be-a-model/ For all cosmetic model enquiries with Acquisition Aesthetics, please contact models@acquisitionaesthetics.co.uk
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Acquisition Aesthetics on Stage at the UK’s Largest Dental Trade Event at the Denistry Show 17-18th May 2019

Acquisition Aesthetics is gearing up to showcase at the The Dentistry Show 17-18th May 2019, at the NEC, Birmingham. The UK’s largest free to attend, education and trade event for the dental profession, the Dentistry Show is designed by dentists for dentists and their teams. Why is Acquisition Aesthetics featuring at the Dentistry Show? The event offers all the dental knowledge and insights into key aesthetics within the modern dental practice with over 400+ exhibitors, 250+ education sessions and around 10,000 + dental professionals expected to attend.  Acquisition Aesthetics offers Gold Standard Injectable Courses for healthcare professionals and as part of our showcase, we will be on stage on both Friday and Saturday to talk about the Millennial Mindset of Fascial Aesthetics. You’ll also gain first hand experience live with our experts in the field, so you can discover how to transform your career through the art of facial aesthetics and the functional applications of Botulinum Toxin (sometimes known as Botox®). Why are the millennial generation seeking facial aesthetics treatments? The growing trend for millennials — the under-35 generation seeking facial aesthetics is a booming business. Recent figures released by a global pharmaceutical giant indicate that demand for aesthetic treatment in general is growing amongst millennials aged 21 to 35. The study surveyed 14,584 adults from 18 countries, who self-identified as wanting to spend money on looking better. Botulinum Toxin and fillers are a highly profitable source of revenue and big business for dental practices as consumers seek trustworthy dentists with a brand authority based ethical and safe treatments. The reason why there is big profitability is because your customers return regularly for further treatments, normally every few months for top ups. So the money invested by millennial consumers in facial aesthetics far outweighs any fees paid in dental fees. That means you get the opportunity to boost your earnings dramatically and sustainably. Why such a fast-changing environment? Over the past 25 years, the popularity of injectable cosmetic treatments has increased by a staggering 5,689% and scrutinising the results further, the figures really support the growing trend in under-35 generation: 98% of millennials would consider professional aesthetic treatment at some point in their lives, with 39% of those aged 21-35 stating they were likely to consider treatment at the age they are now. These figures align with US-based figures collated in 2018 that indicate since 2010, the number of Botulinum Toxin procedures performed on 20 to 29-year-olds increased by 28%, while enquiries for anti-wrinkle treatments increased by more than 50% year-on-year.  Acquisition Aesthetics want you to be part of this exciting growth, so you can discover how you can transform your career by training in aesthetic medicine. Why choose our training courses? Our cosmetic training courses are the only Ofqual regulated Level 7 Certificate in Aesthetic Medicine in accordance with Health Education England’s 2018 Qualification Requirements for Delivery of Cosmetic Procedures. All of our courses are fully CPD certified and come highly recommended by previous dental delegates. At the Dentistry Show, our experts will be showcasing hands on training and treatment delivery through the art of facial aesthetics and the functional applications of Botulinum Toxin. You’ll gain extensive insight into the theoretical knowledge and practical skills required. You can read more about our range of courses at www.acquisitionaesthics.co.uk with Level 7 Certificate in Injectables for Aesthetic Medicine, Advanced Botulinum Toxin and Dermal Fillers Course (1 day), Foundation Botulinum Toxin and Dermal Filler (1 day), Combined Foundation and Advanced Botulinum Toxin and Dermal Filler Courses, Lip Augmentation masterclass, Complications Masterclass and Intravenous Micronutrient Therapy Training. What other benefits beyond fully accredited training? What’s more in addition to our Botulinum Toxin training and dermal fillers training courses, Acquisition Aesthetics also equips you with the business and marketing element of facial aesthetics. So you benefit from all the essential tools to build up your successful cosmetic business in a growing market.   Our Acquisition Aesthetics Courses are aimed dentists, doctors and nurses thinking about expanding into Botulinum Toxin and dermal fillers treatments and other aesthetic treatments. Crucially, you’ll practice the full aesthetic consultation and treatment on live model patients under the close supervision of expert trainers. Award-winning company with the highest standard of training With offices in London, Newcastle and Manchester, Acquisition Aesthetics is respected in the industry as a trusted brand that really delivers the highest standard of training in facial aesthetics. Our trusted board of advisors, mentors and lecturers has grown Acquisition Aesthetics into a highly accredited and pioneering company. We were proudly nominated for ‘Best Independent Training Provider of the Year’ award at the recent Aesthetics Awards and received a commendation for being recognised for our commitment to supporting excellence in both the scientific understanding and technical skill of delegates. Join the revolution today and learn how to transform your dental practice by mastering the art of facial aesthetics with us!
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Factors to Consider When Booking an Aesthetics Training Course

The most important part of beginning a successful career in aesthetics is completing an appropriate training course. With a large number of training providers operating in the UK and a wide range of courses on offer, making the right choice can feel daunting. To help you with the decision, we have outlined the vital factors to consider before you book your aesthetics training course. Reputation and Certification Before you choose a training provider, it is important to understand their reputation within the industry and whether their courses are recognised by official bodies.It is a good idea to firstly check that a course is CPD (Continuing Professional Development) certified as this ensures that the content and standard of teaching have been assessed to be excellent. It is also wise to choose a training provider which offers an Ofqual regulated Level 7 Certificate in Injectables and Aesthetic Medicine, whether or not you wish to take this particular course. The Level 7 Certificate was designed by governing bodies to standardise aesthetic training and is the highest quality, most reputable aesthetics course available in the UK. Having Level 7 accreditation guarantees that your training provider is up to date with the latest guidelines issued by Health Education England and the General Medical Council. Additionally, choosing to train with Level 7 provider means that if you wish to progress and undertake this qualification, you will not need to repeat any foundation training that you have completed with that provider. Look out for any awards, commendations and nominations that a provider may have received as this also indicates a good reputation within the industry. Remember to double check that your course provider is fully insured by a recognised cosmetic insurer in order to protect yourself and the cosmetic models you will be injecting. Once you have researched a training provider’s official seals of approval, it is also advisable to read reviews from previous delegates. These should help give you an insight as to the quality of the courses and what to expect from the training. Training Quality It is highly recommended that aesthetics training courses are delivered by qualified surgeons who specialise in fields of plastic or maxillofacial surgery. This guarantees that your trainer has a deep understanding of facial anatomy and has the expertise required to deliver excellent aesthetics training. Look for a course which promises a small ratio of delegates to trainer. Some providers cut costs by allowing large groups to be supervised by only a few trainers, leading to a poor practical experience and lack of vital hands-on time. Our ratio, one of the most competitive in the country, is set at one trainer per 3-4 delegates which ensures a focused and constructive practical experience. Never choose a course which uses mannequins rather than live cosmetic models. The most important part of good aesthetics training is understanding facial anatomy, which can only be successfully achieved by studying and interacting with real human models. Value for Money and Post Graduation Support Depending on which level of qualification you opt for, the cost of training can be significant. It is therefore important to ensure you are getting good value for money with the course you select. Some providers offer separate courses for Botulinum Toxin (sometimes known as Botox®) and fillers but if you are intending to deliver both treatments to your future clients, the best value for money is to be found by taking a combined course. It is also advisable to understand what learning materials you will be provided with as part of your course. A good training provider will give you access to technique and complications guides as well as training videos. This will help cement your learning and allow you to refer back to content once you start practicing. If you are interested in starting your own successful aesthetics business, it is a good idea to choose a provider which offers business and marketing support as part of their courses. As well as learning how to perform aesthetic treatments, the courses we offer also provide you with the knowledge required to set up your aesthetics business and give you tips on making the most of this lucrative industry. With your long term success in mind, it is also wise to check if a training provider offers any dedicated post graduation support. When you first start your career in aesthetics, there can be hundreds of questions you may need to ask - from help with product ordering and record keeping to dealing with complaints, devising ideal treatment plans and many more. It can be hard to know where to go for help and advice, so knowing that your training provider offers support once you have completed your course can be invaluable. We are excited to announce that we are soon to be launching ‘DigitalXpert’, our very own range of support packages which will be available exclusively to graduates of Acquisition Aesthetics. Our team of experts will be on hand to provide help with anything and everything, as well as giving advice on how to master social media and utilise other marketing platforms. Subscribing to DigitalXpert means you will never be without expert advice and mentorship throughout your aesthetics journey.
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Why You Should Offer Botulinum Toxin and Fillers in Your Dental Practice

Across the country, an increasing number of dental practices are offering Botulinum Toxin (sometimes known as Botox®) and filler treatments alongside their traditional services. Dentists are doubling their salaries and more by branching out into aesthetic procedures, as well as discovering that it is a thoroughly rewarding area of medicine to practice in. Already possessing many of the key skills required to be an excellent aesthetic practitioner, dentists represent one of the best suited classes of healthcare professionals to train in Botulinum Toxin and fillers. As a dental professional, once you have completed any of our gold-standard training courses you will be equipped with the knowledge you need to begin performing Botulinum Toxin and filler treatments in your dental practice. Why Dentists Make Excellent Facial Aesthetic Practitioners One of the key attributes required to be a truly skilled aesthetic professional is a good knowledge of facial anatomy. Dentists are already equipped with this understanding as a result of their dental training and experience.In terms of technique, dentists often excel above and beyond other healthcare professionals, with familiarity and confidence in operating in / around the face and high levels of dexterity when performing treatments. A dental practice is an ideal environment for aesthetic treatments to be performed; it is an appropriate clinical setting and importantly, a setting which patients trust. An existing dental practice will also have a base of ready-made potential clients which the treatments may be offered to. Many people visit the dentist to improve their general appearance and well as their oral health, so it is a natural fit that cosmetic treatments such as Botulinum Toxin and dermal fillers are also be available in the dentist’s chair. ‘Best Young Dentist 2016’ winner and Acquisition Aesthetics’ trainer, Dr Rhona Eskander, highlights this: “Clients today are seeking out dentists who can not only restore the functionality and cosmesis of the teeth but can integrate treatments of the soft tissues (cosmetic injectables) to provide holistic care plans, which can transform faces and change lives.” Offering Botulinum Toxin and filler treatments alongside traditional and cosmetic dental procedures allows dentists to treat a wider range of issues and offers clients the ability to undergo full facial rejuvenation. Alongside the more common treatments such as lip fillers and anti-wrinkle injections, there are also treatments which are intimately connected with the oral area which can be offered to complement and improve the aesthetic result of dental work as well as improving the patient’s overall well being. Jawline contouring with dermal fillers can be used to disguise Class II skeletal patterns whilst Botulinum Toxin injections can correct a ‘gummy smile’ and narrow a jaw affected by masseteric hypertrophy. Botulinum Toxin injections can also be used in the effective treatment of bruxism and temporomandibular joint dysfunction. How Botulinum Toxin and Filler Treatments Can Significantly Increase Your Dentist’s Salary Offering aesthetic treatments as a dentist can boost your income significantly. The hourly rate for a highly qualified injectables  is significantly higher than the average hourly rate for an NHS dentist. With relatively low raw material costs, offering Botulinum Toxin and dermal filler treatments can generate a very healthy boost to your existing salary. Many dentists who have trained in facial injectables have gone on to open their own facial aesthetics clinics. If you are operating full time in this area, the income potential is massive but you could expect to be earning upwards of £100,000. How To Start Offering Cosmetic Injectables in Your Dental Practice The first and most important step in beginning your aesthetics career is completing a reputable and certified training course. Our Combined Foundation Botulinum Toxin and Dermal Fillers Course will teach you how to perform basic treatments, including upper face Botulinum Toxin, nasolabial fold and marionette line fillers, and lip enhancement. This foundation course will equip you with all the theoretical and practical knowledge you need in order to start performing aesthetic medicine. Taking our Advanced Botulinum Toxin and Dermal Fillers Course will allow you to offer a much greater range of treatments to clients such as gummy smile correction, jawline contouring and chin augmentation. Being able to offer more advanced treatments will further increase your earning potential and your reputation within the field. The Ofqual regulated Level 7 Certificate in Injectables and Aesthetic Medicine Course represents the gold-standard of aesthetics training and ensures you are able to meet Health Education England’s 2016 Qualification Requirements for Delivery of Cosmetic Procedures in Botulinum Toxin and dermal fillers procedures. All of our courses are fully CPD certified and come highly recommended by previous dental delegates. Once you have completed your training, you will also need to take out the appropriate insurance and source your products. Our courses provide expert guidance on these practical considerations and grants you access to our exclusive graduates group where you can seek advice and share information with fellow practitioners. To learn more about a dentist's personal experience in becoming a facial aesthetics practitioner, read our Q & A with Dentist Elle Reid. [gdlr_button class="rounded-white" href="/our-courses/" target="_self" size="medium" background="#282c47" color="#ffffff" with_border="yes" border_color="#282c47"]VIEW ALL OUR AVAILABLE COURSES HERE[/gdlr_button]
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