Liverpool’s Facethetics Training has launched a unique educational course for those looking to practise non-invasive procedures such as Botox and dermal filler injectables, following a call from professionals and MPs for increased regulation in the field.
Devised by Directors Yvonne Senior and Alison Stananought, the programme was created with quality education and public safety in mind following a number of high-profile cases of botched procedures, with bodies such as the Joint Council for Cosmetic Practitioners (JCCP) stipulating that all those practising in injectables should meet a national standard through either a British university or an OFQUAL vocational course.
The Level 6 programme, which is accredited by Gatehouse, is one of only a handful of OFQUAL regulated courses in Britain for non-surgical injectables, making it a gold standard entry level course for medical professionals wanting to embark on a career in aesthetics; a market that’s now worth over £2.75 billion in the UK alone.
Lead Educator at Facethetics Training Yvonne Senior said: “I’ve been working within the aesthetics industry for almost two decades and as one of the first nurses to enter the profession, I have been called upon to provide my expertise to several national committees and associations. In this time, I have seen non-surgical aesthetics explode into what is now a very successful but potentially dangerous market and as poor practice and underqualified injectors with questionable backgrounds continue to carry out procedures, we must create a better standard from day one.
“We’ve created something really in-depth and unique, with our students benefiting from e-learning, real-life injecting, supervision and assessment and post-course support. By staging the path to Level 7 with the introduction of the first ever Level 6, we’ve been able to break down the learning process into a more cost and time efficient one.”
The course is delivered in the heart of the North West in the company’s South Liverpool-based training facility and is one of only a few chosen educators for major aesthetic product corporation Merz Aesthetics.
Director of Facethetics Training Alison Stananought added: “Myself and the Facethetics team have over 20 years of experience in aesthetics, healthcare and beauty and from that we were able to tailor a course that puts the learner experience and their patient satisfaction at the forefront. I’ve seen first-hand how tough it can be in such a competitive industry so it’s important that training academies promote the right methods and products. The nature of injectable procedures is changing at a rapid pace so it’s paramount that our courses stay up to date following the latest research.
“Botox and lip fillers are the most highly requested treatments available but with so many courses on the market, it can be overwhelming when choosing who to train with. It is our aim that our learners’ patients feel safer and reassured in their hands with the backing of an accredited qualification and our educational techniques.”
All Level 6 training at Facethetics is carried out in limited class sizes and is undertaken by educators who have combined backgrounds in clinical and university settings.