The Federation of Holistic Therapists (FHT) has been shortlisted in the ‘Best Membership Engagement’ category at the Association Excellence Awards 2016.
Aesthetic medical supplier Medica Forte has incorporated on-site training with its new academy ‘Theory of Skin’ at their new premises in Macclesfield, Cheshire.
Aesthetic medical professionals have voiced their concern following the launch of a facial dissection course designed to offer training to beauty therapists. Cosmetic Couture, a company that offers aesthetic training to beauty therapists, ran the two-day course in December, which aimed to raise the safety standards of those participating in aesthetic training and increase the anatomical knowledge of practitioners. An external anatomist who provides anatomy teaching through cadaver dissection performed the dissection. Following the release of Cosmetic Couture’s promotional video on YouTube, which has since been removed, aesthetic professionals voiced concerns with beauty therapists receiving training using a cadaver and subsequently offering injectable treatments.
Last month the CEN aesthetic surgery draft standard was approved for publication as a European standard. Sharon Bennett, the UK lead on BSI/CEN non-surgical medical cosmetic standards gives us an update on the latest developments. "What does this mean to us as cosmetic medical practitioners? Essentially not much – the standard only addresses surgical procedures, as the non-surgical content has been removed in anticipation of a separate draft standard.
The Safer Injectables campaign launched the ABCs of safe injectables urging consumers to ‘Always Background Check’ their provider and know how to spot and avoid bad practice. With the Medicines and Healthcare Regulatory Agency (MRHA) and Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) both stating Botox® should not be advertised to the public, the campaign also encourages the public to report bad practice and inappropriate adverts to www.TreatmentsYouCanTrust.org.uk/saferinjectables, to help stamp out poor standards. Dr Jones said, “With the review of cosmetic procedures led by Sir Bruce Keogh underway, consumers are understandably confused on the safest approach for injectable treatments.
Innomed Training, in conjunction with Sally Durant Training and Consultancy, has developed a hands-on two-day course for beauty therapists (level 3), dental nurses and hygienists to provide them with a high level of knowledge on a number of topics including skin science, physiology of skin dysfunction, the correction of skin disorders and the maintenance of skin health. Practical training is also provided in a range of skin corrective treatments, including light dermal roller skin needling, skinpeeling and mesotherapy. Sally Durant commented, “I am very excited to be working with award-winning Innomed Training so that we can offer specialised cosmetic training to a wider variety of key clinic professionals. These treatments provide a great opportunity to learn new skills, increase client choice and grow a salon, clinic or dental practice income through the addition of new treatments.”Dr Xavier Goodarzian of Innomed Training explained, “We are constantly looking for ways to help practitioners grow their teams’ skills and knowledge and this course is designed to deliver real benefits to clinics and practices by filling the gap between beauty and medical treatments”The first courses will take place in central London on November 22 and December 5. For more information contact 023 80 67 67 33 or visit www.innomedtraining.co.uk
In the August issue of Aesthetics, it was reported that Sally Durant Training had gone into administration.