• adam colston

Whats in a qualification?

Most people, including many healthcare professionals, who provide aesthetic treatments have done training--but to what level?

The latest government recommendation states that people providing injectable aesthetic treatments should be qualified in Injectable Medicine at Level 6 (degree level) or Level 7 (Masters level)--very, very few are.

Most people providing treatments have completed brief one or two day courses--with perhaps additional days to cover additional treatments.

Currently only certain HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONALS (doctors, nurses, pharmacists, etc) even have access to the Level 7 course, so any beauty therapists, or other non-healthcare professionals claiming this qualification or other level 6 or 7 qualifications in Injectables aren't being truthful or have been misled by their training provider.

The Level 7 Certificate in Aesthetic Injectable Medicine is NOT a one day course! It consists of 280 hours of study including one to one mentoring for 40 real patients under the supervision of an experienced aesthetics doctor--these cases have to be submitted to the exam regulating body OFQUAL (a government organisation), submission of the equivalent of a thesis of written work (25k words approx) and about 150 hours of study. it takes about 12-18 months to complete.

At Aesthetics Exeter you can be confident that you are being treated by a registered health care professional who holds a specific post-graduate level qualification (Level 7 Certificate) in Aesthetic Injectable Medicine.

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