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We Want To Hear From You!

3rd August 2023

We want to hear from you! As we set our course dates for 2024, we would love to hear what courses in aesthetic medicine you are looking for.

In Profile – Dr Simon Ravichandran

26th April 2022

Aesthetic Training Academy Director Dr Simon Ravichandran sat down with Aesthetics Journal to discuss how he developed his career to become an award-winning aesthetic practitioner and pioneer in aesthetic training. Aesthetic practitioner Dr Simon Ravichandran details his career into aesthetics and how he became a part of the Merz Innovation Board

The Art of the Consultation

6th August 2021

Aesthetic Training Academy directors Drs Simon & Emma Ravichandran discuss the art of the consultation and share two case studies with Aesthetics Journal on behalf of Merz Aesthetics.  

5 Key Things To Consider When Choosing an Aesthetic Training Provider

7th July 2021

There has been phenomenal growth, over the last couple of years, in the number of providers offering aesthetic training and sometimes it is difficult to tell the good training courses from the bad.   We are now more often seeing news articles like the below discussing the 'ugly side of the aesthetic training industry'. https://news.sky.com/story/fillers-false-advertising-and-intimidation-the-ugly-side-of-the-aesthetic-training-industry-12345015   So how can you tell the good from the bad? Below are 5 key things to consider when choosing an Aesthetic Training Provider.  1. Are they regulated? There are currently no legal requirements for training academies to be regulated. However, some training providers may choose to be registered with a regulatory body to ensure they are continually improving standards and providing the highest quality of care. The Aesthetic Training Academy is the first and only training academy to be registered by Healthcare Improvement Scotland (HIS). All independent clinics providing aesthetic medical treatment in Scotland ran by registered Doctors, Dentists and Nurses must be registered with HIS, so we feel that is is only right for the Aesthetic Training Academy to meet the same high standards set by HIS. 2. Who is performing the training and what are their qualifications? One of the most striking things identified in the above article, is the lack of experience that many of the training providers faculty have. Before undertaking any course research the faculty who will be carrying out your course. Reputable training providers should have a 'Meet The Team' section on their website listing who their faculty is, how long they have been performing aesthetic medicine and what their qualifications are. Look for faculty members who frequently lecture at conferences, host educational webinars, write publications for journals and magazines and are key opinion leaders for reputable brands.

Aesthetic Training Standards at the Aesthetic Training Academy

2nd July 2021

The lack of regulation in aesthetic medicine is something that has always been of deep concern to the Aesthetic Training Academy, and we have continually been pushing for stricter rules and regulations to increase standards throughout the industry.