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It’s been a challenging couple of years for many with a rise in people looking for different career directions. If you have reached a point in your professional career where you are looking for a new challenge or seeking some new skills the aesthetic industry could be the next step that you are looking for. 

It can be daunting entering a new sector or starting up a new business. You need to consider your options and know what you are entering into.

Here is our 10 step guide to kick start your aesthetic career:

1.Researching – is there a demand/ much competition in your area?

In order to succeed within your aesthetic business, you need to make sure that there is a demand for your services. It is crucial at this point to conduct market research and use the collated data to inform your business strategy. It is also a good time to look and see how many other businesses exist and what they are offering to give you that competitive edge.

2.Training in the correct field

In order to avoid no further delays, it is best to make sure that you have completed as much training as you can beforehand. When getting started within the aesthetic industry, we recommend that you start with our introductory Foundation Botox and Filler course  and then build on your skill set and portfolio with more advanced treatments.

3.Business Structure

You need to decide if you will operate as a Sole trader, Partnership or Limited Company. Each with their own set of pros and cons it would be up to you to decide which structure would be best for your business going forward. Now is a good time to get an accountant and decide with him the best way to set-up your business (this can save you money in the long run).

4.Creating a business plan

A business plan is the most important part of setting up a business, as this is the vital document needed for securing the investment to get started. This plan should include your business objectives and will provide you with the clear direction. In addition to this you will need to consider a time frame to plan out how long you want to take to reach your end goal. This plan can also assist you in thinking about the worst case scenario and can allow you to devise a contingency strategy for any unforeseen events that may occur.

5.Naming your business & creating a logo

It is important to ensure that you have an effective name and appealing company logo. This should reflect and portray the type of business that you want to be. A unique name and logo needs to be thought about carefully to ensure that there is no confusion with competitors. If you have the same name or a logo that is similar, this may result in legal action and loss of sales. When creating the logo, it’s a good idea to name the business so that people know what you do. Make sure that you research different designers and shop around to ensure you are getting the best for your business and allocated budget.

6.Funding your business

Many people tend to use their own savings when starting up their own business. In some cases there are grants available, or you may look to take out a loan from the bank (this will require a business plan) Alternatively, you may know someone that is looking to invest their own money into a new business.

7.Finding a location

It is important to consider where your business will be based. How easy is it to get to for your clientele? Is there plenty of parking? Does it fulfil your requirements? Can you look at expanding when the time comes? Do the costs fit in with your budgets? When choosing the correct location and place, it is always worth taking along a trusted friend, colleague or family member with you – two heads are always better than one and it can help you to visualise the final look.

8.Registering your business

You are legally required to register your business with either Companies House or HMRC before you can start trading. Depending on the type of business structure that you decide will depend on the documentation that you will need. There are certain deadlines that you will need to meet when completing this and all the information that you will need to know and the relevant dates can be found on the Government website.

9.Registering your domain name and website

It’s now common practise for many of your potential customers to research online before contacting you. Your website is therefore very important as it will become the key source of receiving enquiries. Use your website to give potential clients all the information they need about your business, your employees, treatments and services that you offer. You will need to register and purchase your domain name for your website first, and then pay for this every year after.

10.Gaining the correct insurance

To be able to practice in Aesthetic Medicine and kick start your aesthetic career, you must have medical indemnity insurance, public liability insurance, building and contents insurance. If you practice without the correct insurances and end up with a claim, this can result in heavy fines and your business may not be able to continue.

Aesthetic Training with Cosmetic Courses |  kick start your aesthetic career!

Here at Cosmetic Courses we offer support right the way through your aesthetic career from choosing which course to start with, creating tailored training packages to meet your requirements and business support to help you become a successful practitioner. But what makes us stand out from other training providers? We are one of the only aesthetic training providers led by a Consultant Plastic Surgeon, we have been training delegates since 2002 so we know what it takes to become a safe and competent injector and we place a real emphasis on practical-based training.

If you would like more information on the courses that we offer to help you get started in aesthetics then please feel free to contact one of our course co-ordinators: 01844 390110 / [email protected]

For those of you that have attended our Foundation and Advanced Botox and Dermal Fillers courses, you will be aware that dermal fillers are used to introduce volume back into areas of the face that have lost volume during the ageing process. When it comes to dermal filler training, there’s a lot to cover, do you know your Juvederm Ultra 2 from your Ultra 4? And what about knowing your marionette lines from your tear troughs?

Where can dermal fillers be used?

Dermal fillers have a wide multitude of uses from the obvious to the not so obvious. If you have a patient that is interested in having dermal filler, we advise that you get them to attend an initial skin consultation with you before having the treatment. This will allow you to find out more about the patient’s medical history, and the look that they are hoping to achieve.

Tear troughs Cosmetic Courses;Picture showing Tear Trough Treatment Before & After

These are the lines under your eyes that make your eyes look tired. A loss of volume in the area, a loss of tissue elasticity or a mild reduction in bone density could all be causes of concern. By using an advanced technique, dermal fillers can be placed in either the tear trough itself, slightly lower in the cheek area, or indeed a combination of both to achieve brighter, more rejuvenated eyes.

Naso-labial folds
Commonly known as the smile or laughter lines, these are the two skin folds that run from each side of the nose to the corners of the mouth. If you are bothered by your nasolabial folds, and wonder what to do to improve the area then filler is perfect to fill out these folds, and partnered with cheek filler the face will appear much younger looking.

Mouth corners

Sometimes the corners of your mouth can droop leaving you looking unhappy. Dermal filler can be placed below the corners of the mouth with a small amount directly into the corners of the lips.

Marionette lines
Marionette lines run between the corners of the lips down towards the chin and jaw giving a puppet-like effect. As we age, our facial bones become smaller resulting in lines like these appearing. Dermal filler is great for filling in these lines making them less prominent.

Cheeks

As you age you lose an amount of subcutaneous fat which can result in a loss of volume and elasticity to the face. This in turn highlights hollow cheek bones, and the presence of excess skin resulting in sunken cheeks. This can cause someone to appear gaunt and tired-looking. Dermal fillers can be injected into this area to plump out the face with natural volume and a gentle lift. This is an advanced technique and is offered at one of our specialist training days.

Lips & vermillion borderCosmetic Courses; Image showing Lip Fillere treatment before & after

A celebrity favourite and probably the most well-known use of filler. The lips can be injected with dermal filler either in the body of the lip to boost fullness or the border of the lips to increase definition. This treatment is ideal for correcting thin lips but can also help solve problems with a downward smile and the need to lengthen the mouth.

Chin augmentation

A perfect alternative to a surgical chin implant, is a non-surgical chin augmentation which is achieved with dermal fillers. Fillers will help define your jaw line and although only a temporary solution it is a great way to see what can be achieved surgically if you are unsure.

Smoker’s lines

These are the vertical lines above the lip that appear when you pout. They are mostly caused by regular lip movements but are also called smokers lines, because regular smoking means pressing the lips together.  If your lines are deep enough then they can be drastically reduced with a small amount of injectable filler to achieve a smoother appearance.

Nose
Have you heard of the lunchtime nose job? Dermal fillers can now be used to straighten out any lumps or bumps in your nose without the need for any surgical downtime. Fillers are injected into the nose to smooth out slight bumps in the bridge of the nose, or rectify a crooked line of the nose (particularly in profile view) and even cartilage irregularities at the tip of the nose all in less than 15 minutes! This is another advanced course available for those that have been practicing in dermal filler for a while.

Hands

Hands are a new use for fillers, patients have found that the use of the fillers in their face is great for concealing their real age, but then it is often their hands that give it away. Ageing hands lose volume and the skin appears thinner. Having filler injected into the skin on the back of the hands can make them appear plumper and less veiny.

So now you know your areas, let’s look at the product that we use on our training days at Cosmetic Courses:

Juvaderm®  Vycross Range

The Juvaderm® Vycross range is a smoother gel which means you get a comfortable treatment. The risk of bruising and swelling is reduced as is any discomfort as anesthetic is added into the formulation of the filler. The Vycross range provides subtle and natural outcomes due to the smoothness of the gel making it easier to inject with precision.

The Vycross range has 3 different forumulas;

Juvederm® Voluma 

Juvederm® Voluma is a much thicker hyaluronic acid gel which has been made by altering the cross-linking technique used in Ultra to create a more viscous result. Voluma can be used for recontouring and restoring the face in the case of age-related volume loss. Designed for deep volume restoration to re-contour the face in areas such as the cheek bone and chin regions.

The effects of Juvéderm® Voluma® last for approximately up to 18 months.

Juvederm® Volbella
Launched in Paris Juvederm® Volbella® is specifically designed to enhance lip volume and define lip contours, with a completely natural look and feel.  The filler has a smooth, liquid consistency for a smoother look and the addition of lidocaine anaesthetic makes the treatment even more comfortable in an otherwise uncomfortable area.

The effects of Juvederm® Volbella® last for approximately up to 12 months

Juvederm® Volift®
This revolutionary dermal filler is produced using VYCROSS™ technology. This creates an ultra-smooth gel for natural appearance with minimal swelling and bruising. It is best used for smoothing nasolabial folds and facial contours.

The effects of Juvederm® last for approximately up to 15 months.

Juvederm® Hydrate Cosmetic Courses; image showing dermal filler product Juverderm Hydrate

The Juvederm Hydrate is used to improve skin hydration and restore elasticity which is lost through ageing. It works by replacing hyaluronic acid but unlike traditional filler it acts as a hydrating agent attracting and keeping moisture within the skin to achieve that healthy natural glow. Juvéderm® Hydrate is most commonly used for very fine lines and wrinkles associated with ageing. It has also been recommended as an early treatment for crow’s feet and fine lines around the mouth.

The effects of Juvéderm® Hydrate last for approximately four to 6 months

Juvederm® Ultra is our most common dermal filler. The filler contains non-animal hyaluronic acid with the addition of 0.3% lidocaine which is a local anaesthetic to make you feel comfortable both during and after the treatment.
There are actually four different formulations for Juvéderm® ULTRA available;

Juvederm® Ultra 2 is a highly cross-linked formulation which is used for the subtle correction of medium facial lines, in particular those around the corners of the eyes and those very close to the surface of the skin. It can also be used to around the lips to enhance natural lip contour.

Juvederm® Ultra 3 Cosmetic Courses; image showing dermal filler product range Juverderm Ultra 3

Ultra 3 is another highly cross-linked formulation but is instead used for more versatility in contouring and volumising anything from moderate to medium facial lines and skin depressions, in areas such as the nasolabial folds. It can be used subtly in lips to enhance lip contour, increase volume and maintain a youthful smile.

Juvederm® Ultra 4 [image]

Ultra 4 is a highly cross-linked robust formulation used for volumising and correction of medium to deep folds and wrinkles, including adding volume in the cheeks and chin improving contour to the face.

Juvederm® Ultra SmileCosmetic Courses; image showing dermal filler product range Juverderm Smile

The newest arrival to the Juvéderm® ULTRA family the Juvéderm® Ultra Smile is based on the Ultra 3 product but it is specifically targeted for use in the lips. It works by providing fuller but softer and natural looking lips and smooths fine lines to fully enhance the mouth area for a fresh new look.

The effects of Juvéderm® Ultra Smile lasts approximately up to 18 months

If you would like to find out  more about our Advanced Dermal Filler Training Course and the product range that we use, you can call the team on 01844 390110 or email [email protected]

The Importance of Business Insurance

Regardless of the size and industry type, all businesses will deal with risk on a daily basis. Business insurance is there to help you manage these risks and keep the costs of any unexpected risk or accidents to a minimum. Examples include theft, fire, accidental damage and equipment breakdown to name a few. Those that choose not to take out business insurance risk losing their business should the worst happen.

Business insurance is made up of a group of insurance coverages that are in place to protect the business against work related risks and lawsuits. Within the Aesthetic Industry, the following insurances need to be considered:

– Public Liability Insurance

– Employers Liability Insurance

– Professional Indemnity Insurance

– Medical Malpractice Insurance

Public Liability Insurance:

As a business owner, you can be liable for all kinds of accidents to either the property or a member of the public. Public Liability Insurance is there to protect your business against any costs of defending or settling claims for property damage of bodily injuries to a member of the public, including trips, falls and slips. This type of insurance is for businesses who have customers visit their premises or if they visit customers in their own homes and for those that employ members of staff.

Employers Liability Insurance

Your employees are one of your greatest investments, and as an employer you have an obligation to provide safe working conditions for them to work in. Employers Liability Insurance is there to protect your business against any employee claim, whether that is a bodily injury or Illness caused by the work your employees do for you.

Who needs Employers Liability Insurance?

In order to safeguard all employees in the UK, it’s a legal requirement* for most businesses with employees to have at least £5 million of cover in place. If you’re self-employed, liability insurance will also, in most cases, be a legal requirement if you employ one or more people.

Professional Indemnity Insurance

Also know and ‘PI’ insurance, this can help to protect your business if there is a claim made against the work that you have done for a client. PI will offer you cover if you need to pay compensation to correct a mistake, and cover your legal costs if you are settling a claim including; negligence, infringement of property rights and breach of confidence.

Medical Malpractice Insurance

This Insurance is designed for anyone working within the healthcare industry, and provides public liability and professional indemnity cover to safeguard claims of negligence and medical malpractice.  This cover will cover you for legal costs of defending action as well as bodily and mental injury and illness cover.

Insurance Providers

Here at Cosmetic Courses, we can recommend a number of insurance companies who will be more than happy for you to contact them if you’re  Hamilton Fraser l Cosmetic Insurance providerlooking at, or have decided to have a career within the aesthetic industry.  The medical professionals that we train will already be aware of the necessary insurances that will be needed to ensure they are covered, but will incur extra charges when mentioning that they wish to start in the aesthetic industry. Here is a little more information on the insurances companies that will be more than happy to discuss your needs:

Hamilton Fraser Insurance:

With over 20 year’s experience, Hamilton Fraser are one of the leading insurance providers within the cosmetic industry, their aim is to provide you with the best quality insurance and service.  As each case is different, we recommend contacting them via their website or by phone to be able to get the best quote for you and your needs.

Crompton Bailey Insurance Crompton Bailey Limited 

Crompton Bailey Limited was established in 1978 and are primarily commercial insurance brokers. We have a market leading policy for the aesthetic industry with Hiscox Insurance. Based in the Manchester area Crompton Bailey understand the value of a Clients Business, what it means to them and work with them to develop a bespoke cover for each individual . Emphasis is placed on the quality of cover, making sure that the client’s needs and requirements are met. We have clients Nationwide as well as growing strongly within the Greater Manchester area. Crompton Bailey are also Cosmetic Courses Ltd present Insurance provider overall for their requirements.

Cosmetic Insure

Cosmetic Insure are specialise in providing insurance for aesthetic practitioners. With a long history and expertise in providing specialist insurance for personal or business purposes, each quotation is tailored to your specific business needs.  Find out more about Cosmetic Insure here.

 

If you would like to find out more about how you can get in contact with any of the above insurance companies, or you would like to discuss anything mentioned with any of our team, please call 01844 390110 or email [email protected]

 

With recent ‘cowboy’ practitioners making major headlines over the past few weeks, it’s no wonder that the aesthetic industry is back in the spotlight.  It has become apparent that there is a slight ‘grey’ area in standards for practitioners and the level of care given to patients, both pre and post treatments, for both surgical and non-surgical. In this blog we explore the 7 essential standards when providing cosmetic procedures by the General Medical Council.

Establishments such as SaveFace and the Safety in Beauty Awards, are working hard to ensure reputable practitioners and clinics are recognised for their contribution to following best practice and industry standards. They have been campaigning for standards within this industry to be tightened up and enforced to ensure patients who put their faith in what they believe is a trusted practitioner to not be disappointed with their results. These concerns were initially raised by Professor Sir Bruce Keoghs in his 2013 Cosmetic Industry Review, as well as the Scottish Cosmetic Interventions Expert Group over the years.

It appears that their cries are finally being heard, and action is being taken. As from the 1st June 2016, the General Medical Council (GMC) are setting out 7 essential standards that need to be adhered to by any Doctor who offers surgical or non-surgical treatments to patients.

The standards will be set out within a guidance document, detailing ethical obligations and standards that practitioners will need to meet, as well as advising the best way to meet these standards.

The 7 essential standards when providing cosmetic procedures advice to be included will be along the lines of the following:

  • Seeking your patients consent – It will be your responsibility as a practitioner to discuss the cosmetic procedure with the patient giving them all the information that they require to make an informed decision. This cannot be delegated to another member of staff, and it is best practice to offer all your patients a consultation period before booking any treatment.
  • Give your patients reflection time – Patients must have enough time to reflect and assess  if their chosen procedure is the right choice for them. This is why a consultation period and break before the treatment is advised.
  • Consider your patients psychological needs – consider your patients vulnerabilities and be certain that they are going into having the procedure voluntarily and have not been forced.
  • Work within your competency levels – recognising your limits, asking for advice or referring the patient to a colleague with the correct skill set will ensure no repercussion in the future post treatment.
  • Up to date training – ensure that you are up to date with the latest techniques and undertake any relevant training courses.
  • Providing all information to your patient – this includes written information, support networks and aftercare advice.
  • Marketing your services – no promotional tactics will be able to be used to entice patients to make drastic decisions. Any advertising must be clear and factual.

Fiona Website profileRegarding the above guidance standards, our Aesthetic Trainer, Dr Fiona Durban thinks this is a step in the right direction “The GMC has simply defined standards of practice we should all currently be following. Practitioners should be self-directed in their learning in order that they are up to date with current best practice for procedures they perform. This also needs to be demonstrated for part of appraisal and revalidation. We should all be offering an initial consultation where treatments with our patients can be planned, their suitability assessed (including any psychological vulnerability) and information given. Consent should never be delegated to others.  This guidance I hope is another step towards the profession demanding high standards of care and best practice”

Cosmetic Courses is able to offer you any training requirements that you may need, as well as advice and support in ensuring that you are ready for these standards coming into force on 1st June 2016.

If you would like any advice on the 7 essential standards when providing cosmetic procedures, or refresher training, drop us an email to [email protected] or call the team on 01844 390110.

With so many things to consider when setting up on your own, one of the most important is to think about the structure of your business. This will determine the tax structure that you will be operating in going forward.

To help you to be able to make an informed decision, we have taken the most popular structures and looked at the pro’s and con’s for each one.

Sole Trader

Sometimes known as “one man bands,” a Sole Trader is a business that’s run by one person, who takes full control, responsibility and makes all the decisions. This structure can also be referred to as a micro business due to its size, and is used by many skilled tradesman such as electricians, plumbers and decorators to name a few.

This structure will need to yearly account for all sales, expenses and profits for any income tax and National insurance.  VAT will also need to be paid if the businesses yearly turnover exceeds the limits that have been set by HMRC.

Advantages and disadvantages with this structure include the following:

Full control

You would have full control over the daily and strategic planning and operations of the business and the size and rate in which you would wish for it to grow.  However, this has it’s pitfalls in that you will be solely liable for any business failures, debts and other liabilities.

Easy to set up

Cosmetic Courses;picture showing account and financeThe process to register is quick and easy as it would only be yourself that you would need to declare. You would need to inform the Inland Revenue that you are self -employed within three months of starting up. Failing to do this could result in penalties and charges.

Less regulations and start-up costs

There is less paperwork needed for a sole trader than there is for the other structures.  You would need to fill in an annual self-assessment tax return form to the Inland Revenue each financial year. All financial information would be private and would not have to be registered to companies house at the end of each year as is with limited companies and you would not need to register your company.

No management or staffing required

As you would be working on your own, any profit made would not need to be split between anyone else.  As great as this sounds, it is important to remember that your income will stop if you do. You will need to factor in your earnings if you decide to take holidays and plan for what would happen if you were suddenly taken ill. Critical illness insurance is available but it would be worth checking to see how long you would need to be off work for before this would take effect.

Lower accounting costs

As there is less work to undertake due to this being a personal tax return, accountants tend to charge less. A profit and loss account would need to be completed for the accountants to check, and it is advised to create a balance sheet and cash flow statement to help you control and manage the cash flow of your business on a regular basis.

Partnership

This is an agreement between two or more people to operate a business. Each partner has a proportion of or equal amount of shares with the same authority to run the business, and should be involved in the day to day operations and decision making.  With any decision made, each partner will be held equally responsible. You can enter into a partnership with anyone, but it is advised to have an impartial lawyer draw up a partnership agreement for everyone to sign, and a business agreement can be created to protect you and the business should someone choose to leave in the future.

Advantages and disadvantages of a partnership

They are easy to establish

Partnerships are easy to establish, but to ensure that everyone involved has a clear direction on their individual roles. It is best practice to draw up a partnership agreement. Within this agreement you can determine the processes and course of action for any scenario including; what would happen if a partner dies, if one of more members of the partnership wishes to dissolve the partnership, as well as how the business will be financed.

Easy to raise funds

Unlike a sole trader, the ability to raise funds is increased. The members within the partnership may be able to contribute more, or the borrowing capacity maybe slightly greater.  With this, any profit that is made must be split between all the partners. However, tension can be created if there is one partner who has put in less time than others, and this will need to be taken into consideration at the time of setting up the business.

Broader set of skills

Each individual will have certain strengths and skills to help drive the business forward. Just remember that when it comes to expanding or growing the business, some partners may or may not be prepared to take risks. This may cause a slow decision process and friction within the partnership, and can make the business not as flexible as it could be.

Limited Companies

Cosmetic Courses ; image showing Weighing scalesA limited company allows the person setting up the business to keep their own assets and finances separate from the business  along with a separate bank account.  This means that if the aesthetic business was ever in a position where it needed to terminate trading, you should not have to use you own personal belongings to pay off any outstanding debts.

There are two types of limited companies to choose from:

Public Limited Company (PLC) – companies that allow members of the public to invest in the company and buy part of the business (known as shares).  Any profits and losses made for the company must be made public on the Stock Exchange. There must be at least two directors of the business to be able to trade as a PLC.  Generally, this is for very large business with a turnover of £20 million.

Private Limited Company (LTD) – can be run with one director, but differ to a PLC in that they cannot trade shares publically. These types of business are normally family run or business partners looking to run a business and wanting the protection that a limited company gives over a partnership.

Both private and limited companies must be registered with Companies House to be able to legally start trading. Each company will be taxed on its trading profits and where relevant will pay VAT on its products and services.  The director or directors take full control of the running of the business and any person that has bought shares within the company (known as shareholders) help to fund the business and reap the rewards of any profits that are made. It is important to note that that under The Companies Act 2006 , a director cannot be under the age of 16.

Advantages and Disadvantages of Limited Companies include:

Financial security

Any debts accrued by the either a PLC or a limited Company should not fall to the Director the business to pay with any personal belongings. The shareholders become liable according go the levels of their investment (how many shares they own). For a limited company, it is important to remember that there is a restriction on the raising of capital when it comes to selling shares, as they are only available if someone wishes to invest in the shares.

Separate entity

A big plus for limited companies is that they will be able to exist beyond the life of its original members, as they are run and function as a separate entity. Employee security can be ensured with this, but there can sometimes be disputes between directors and shareholders of public companies when it comes to decision making for the business.

Don’t always need office premises

When you start out your limited company, your funds will more than likely be limited and a big office space is something at the present time that would not be needed. Until your business expands, you can run it from the comfort of your own home, and then claim back a proportion of the cost of heating, lighting and electricity from your business.  The accounting for any limited company is more complicated than those of a sole trader with many different documents legally required to be kept up to date throughout the year. These can be difficult to understand, time consuming and costly, but they are essential.

Ownership and Control

Directors of Private Limited Companies are normally the main shareholders, leaving both the ownership and control in their hands. Decisions can be made quickly and effectively, but it can be difficult to know what the best option is when faced with a difficult decision, and mistakes and obstacles can occur. Public Companies don’t have it so easy. There can sometimes be disputes between directors and shareholders of when it comes to decision making as ideas and direction can vary between each individual. Further sales of shares can lead to more investors, with a counter balance of there being more people that are involved in any decision making and having to keep happy. Decision making therefore can be slow, and time consuming.

Cosmetic Courses; image showing The Right KeyMaking the right decision for your aesthetic business

There is not right or wrong choice when it comes to deciding on the type of business you want to be.  Each type has their differences, advantages and disadvantages which all need to be taken in to consideration.

To ensure you make the right decision for you we advise that you:

Conduct more research on all of the structures – gather as much information as possible to help you be certain of your choice.

Seek advice – if you find yourself with information overload, or you’re still not sure, you can make an appointment with a business manager at your local bank, or with an accountant who can give advice on what they think would be the best option for you.

Our team can offer support for you and your business after completing one of our courses. If you would like to find out more information on the courses that we offer, please call the team on 01844 3901101 or drop us an email; [email protected] 

You can also enroll on our online business course to further your knowledge here! 

We are pleased to announce that we have been short-listed for the Best Training/Educational Professional development award at this years’ Safety in Beauty Diamond awards, alongside our Clinical Director, Mr Adrian Richards who has also be short-listed for Proactive Surgeon of the Year.

Safety in Beauty LogoLaunched in October 2013 by award winning beauty blogger Antonia Mariconda, Safety in Beauty is a campaign set up to help, educate and empower aesthetic and cosmetic consumers as well as encourage and facilitate a better and safer industry for those entering into it. The awards evening is a night set aside to celebrate and reward those practitioners and surgeons who have gone that extra mile in public safety.

All the short-listed candidates have been complied by Safety in Beauty via a panel of guest judges.  Those selected have displayed extraordinary dedication to raising awareness and standards in the beauty, health, aesthetics and cosmetic  industry. Examples include the following:

  • Those who have selflessly helped those left maimed by botched beauty and aesthetic treatments or cosmetic surgery
  • Those who have made a difference by conducting outstanding campaigns, education programmes, or training schemes with the aim of eradicating unsafe practice
  • Writers, bloggers, or media representatives who have used their writing skills to raise awareness of the importance of safety and transparency in the industry
  • Professionals, brands, and businesses who have given up a significant amount of their time, services, or products to help charitable or pro-bono cases in the beauty and cosmetic interventions industry
  • Those who have been dedicated to raising awareness and standards in the industry and who’ve shown perseverance and determination to do so.

White party Logo

The winners will be announced on the 2 July 2016 at a white themed awards party in London.

We would like to wish everyone who has been short-listed the very best of luck!