Interface Aesthetics’ Partners and Affiliation

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Saving Faces – The Facial Surgery Research Foundation

Saving Faces – The Facial Surgery Research Foundation

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About Saving Faces

Saving Faces is the only charity in the UK dedicated to education to reduce the incidence of facial injuries, disorders and diseases including cancer. It works alongside over 200 Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, as well as with national surgical organisations including the British Association of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons (BAOMS) . Through running the National Facial, Oral and Oculoplastic Research Centre (NFORC) it carries out important clinical research into diseases and injuries affecting the face.

Facial disease, injury and disfigurement have profound physical, social and psychological implications. The research done by Saving Faces is currently contributing to a greater understanding of how to prevent and treat such pathologies. Moving towards greater understanding in this area is of incredible importance for patients as well as healthcare professionals dealing with the face as part of their practice.

At Interface Aesthetics we are proud to donate to Saving Faces for each Level 7 Certificate in Injectables delegate enrolled with us. The Level 7 Certificate in Injectables is nationally accredited and regulated, and is centre stage in our campaign to drive up standards of training and practice within facial aesthetics.

    At Interface Aesthetics, we passionately believe that practitioners undertaking training in facial aesthetics must meet the following criteria:
  • Be a registered healthcare professional
  • Possess a detailed understanding of facial anatomy
  • How big are the group sizes in the training?
  • Be trained in how to recognise and deal with serious complications arising from facial aesthetic treatments
  • Have access to an appropriately experienced and qualified mentor at the early stages of training
  • Abide by ethical standards of practice regarding advertising and marketing, level of experience and background qualifications.

All of the above criteria are necessary to protect both practitioners and patients alike. When it is considered that a recent study found that 83% of non-surgical cosmetic procedures are carried out by non-healthcare professionals, it becomes clear that there is still significant work to do to both educate and regulate.

Interface Aesthetics’ Training Partners

Interface Aesthetics’ Training Partners

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CPD Certification Service

At Interface Aesthetics, we are one of a handful of training providers offering a full menu of both CPD accredited and academically accredited training courses.

CPD accreditation – this is where accreditation is achieved via the CPD Certification Service.

Academic accreditation– this is where successful completion of the award leads to academic credits (eg: 60 credits for a Post-Graduate Certificate).

    CPD is concerned with professionalism and self-development. Key aspects of CPD training include:
  • Target Audience
  • Clear Learning Objectives
  • Program Content & Structure
  • Delivery Methods
  • Faculty Expertise
  • Evaluation & Quality Assurance

CPD activity can be recorded and used as evidence of professional development in a portfolio or at an annual review. Importantly, CPD is a process through which already qualified professionals can keep themselves updated, rather than providing a qualification (see academic accreditation further down).

It is important that aesthetic training courses are CPD accredited to ensure that all training takes a standardised format, including clearly stated learning objectives and a structured teaching plan. CPD accreditation alone does not inform on the content of training (eg: how much hands-on training), and as such it is important to understand what any teaching will involve through discussion with the training provider.

Working with the CPD Certification Service, we ensure that our training courses, such as the Foundation Course & Advanced Course, follow the standardised approach required by the CPD process in planning and execution.

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Industry Qualifications

Previously the accrediting body for the Level 7 Certificate in Injectables in Aesthetic Medicine, IQ had a fundamental role in establishing the pioneering Level 7 Certificate qualification based on HEE guidance coming from the Keogh report of 2013. Despite being recently acquired by SFJ Awards, the IQ team continues to have a central role in the delivery of the regulated aesthetic qualifications.

SFJ Awards

The accrediting body for the Level 7 Certificate in Injectables in Aesthetic Medicine since acquiring Industry Qualifications in March 2020. As was the case with IQ, SFJ Awards is regulated by OFQUAL. This means that the Level 7 Certificate is subject to rigorous quality assurance and successful candidates will be awarded with a nationally regulated and accredited qualification which has widespread national and international recognition.

Working with SFJ Awards as the awarding body, the Level 7 Certificate in Injectables which is offered by Interface Aesthetics provides academic accreditation, with the award of a qualification and 60 academic credits. This distinction is important to understand when comparing with CPD accreditation, which has as its aim updating already qualified professionals.

Choosing an aesthetic training option which is nationally regulated and academically accredited means that the individual will obtain a new level of qualification which is widely recognised. Moreover, passing the assessments will demonstrate qualification or competence in the area taught. As the medical aesthetics industry continues to grow, the importance of better-regulated training and practice will become more apparent. The introduction of approved practitioner registers and possible legislation surrounding the use of certain products without prescription could all have an impact on how medical aesthetics is delivered. Working with OFQUAL-accredited awarding bodies (IQ, SFJ Awards) ensures that we at Interface Aesthetics continue to lead the way in providing the highest calibre of injectables training in line with best practice guidance.

Interface Aesthetics’ Insurance Partners

Interface Aesthetics’ Insurance Partners

Interface Aesthetics training has been independently assessed and recognised by two of the leading providers of cosmetic insurance in the UK. This ensures that individuals undertaking our training are able to go on to obtain malpractice insurance and commence practice independently.

Hamilton Fraser
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Cosmetic Insure
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Interface Aesthetics’ Industry Partners

Interface Aesthetics’ Industry Partners

Allergan
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Allergan is a global pharmaceutical brand widely known for its industry-leading medical aesthetic products. These products include:

- BOTOX® Cosmetic (onabotulinumtoxinA)

- Juvederm Range of dermal fillers including:

  • Juvederm Ultra
  • Juvederm Volbella
  • Juvederm Volift
  • Juvederm Voluma
  • Juvederm Volux
Allergan is widely regarded as leading medical aesthetic research on the global stage, and counts among its commissioned research some key studies including the use of Juvederm Volux for facial revolumisation (confirmation stage) and the use of BOTOX® for the masseter muscle (Phase 3 trial), to name just a few. A comprehensive list of Allergan research can be found here( https://www.allergan.com/research-and-development/pipeline ).

At Interface Aesthetics, we have forged a partnership with Allergan from our inception, recognising the importance of training our delegates with industry-leading products backed up by a growing evidence base. Allergan has a well-established reputation for products of the highest standards, with wide recognition of ranges such as Juvederm® and of BOTOX® Cosmetic among both patients and practitioners.

Whether it is on our regulated Level 7 Certificate training, or on any of our stand-alone courses (Foundation, Advanced, Masterclass or 1:1 Training), Interface Aesthetics delegates can be confident that they will be using products with a wealth of research and years of use behind them, giving the ultimate peace of mind. Working with only highly-regarded products also brings significant competitive advantage in a brand sensitive industry.