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 Diploma in Injectables delegate enrolled with us. The Level 7 Diploma 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:
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.
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 Diploma).
CPD is concerned with professionalism and self-development. Key aspects of CPD training include:
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.
VTCT is a market-leading Awarding & Assessment Organisation with over 50 years in existence and is present in 40 different countries.
Having certificated over a million learners, VTCT continues to play an active role in the development of standards and the development of higher-level qualifications for practitioners in the clinical aesthetics sector.
In furtherance of their aim to raise and improve standards, VTCT identified from consultation events that, within the non-surgical clinical aesthetic industry, the current situation indicates there are a limited number of qualifications available and that VTCT would be ideally placed to support the industry with a regulated qualification, to support patient care and promote public confidence in the sector, hence the development of the VTCT (ITEC) Level 7 Diploma in Clinical Aesthetic Injectable Treatments.
Allergan is a global pharmaceutical brand widely known for its industry-leading medical aesthetic products. These products include BOTOX® Cosmetic (onabotulinumtoxinA) and the Juvederm Range of dermal fillers (Juvederm Ultra, Juvederm Volbella, Juvederm Volift, Juvederm Voluma and 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.
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 Diploma 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.