Brand new FACExpo conference held for aesthetic beginners

20 Dec 2022

A one-day educational programme for healthcare professionals starting out in aesthetics was held on November 27 at the Royal Society of Medicine, London.

FACExpo began with a welcome from founder and oral and maxillofacial surgery registrar Mr James Olding, who was followed by aesthetic practitioners Dr Zainab Al-Mukhtar discussing dentistry and aesthetics, Miss Caroline Mills discussing surgical aesthetics and Mr Olding discussing non-surgical aesthetics.

After a networking break, Mr Olding outlined the various training pathways available in aesthetic medicine, with Mr Tom Walker discussing post-graduate curriculums and Mr Felix Karst discussing Level 7 Diplomas. Headline sponsor Allergan Spark then introduced its resources to delegates, which was followed by a lunch break.

In the afternoon sessions, independent nurse prescriber Julie Scott gave a talk on facial assessment, aesthetic practitioner Dr Eithne Brenner discussed filler complications and Mr Olding and Dr Arthur Gasperazzo looked at facial harmonisation treatments.

The talks then continued with aesthetic practitioner Mr Jordan Faulkner discussing starting up in aesthetics. This was followed by Dr Jane Leonard who looked at the use of social media in the industry, Miss Sieuming Ng who outlined common trends in aesthetics and Mr Steven Brandsma who discussed how to balance your career between NHS work and aesthetics.

To round off the day, chair of the Joint Council of Cosmetic Practitioners Professor David Sines discussed law, regulation and ethics in aesthetics.

Mr Olding commented, “FACExpo was an event without precedent or blueprint, and the level of engagement we received from all levels of healthcare professionals was incredible. We had over 200 medics, dentists and nurses attend, consisting in a mix of undergrads and postgrads. Most of all, the educational programme was both broad and detailed enough to provide value to delegates whatever their level of experience.”


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