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Aesthetic Industry Survey Highlights Need for Training

questionNew research by CCR Expo (Clinical + Cosmetic + Reconstructive) has given an interesting insight into how the industry itself views the Aesthetic Treatments arena.

A survey of over 70 cosmetic practitioners including doctors, surgeons, dermatologists and nurses gave an overwhelming warning as nearly 9/10 felt too many untrained providers are offering aesthetic procedures, damaging the reputation of properly qualified clinicians. This concern included those medically qualified but with no specific qualifications or training in cosmetic procedures.

When asked what the biggest problem was:

  • 34% said new practitioners lacking specialist expertise – such as high level training in facial anatomy
  • 23% said providers unable to diagnose or cope with complications
  • 16% said wrong treatments, dosages and unproven products being used

87% of respondents said that this was a danger to the public.

When asked what they thought other medical colleagues (not involved in aesthetic treatments) thought of the sector, the survey found that a third said it was seen with strong prejudice, and as “beneath them” although an equal number said their colleagues probably saw the field as lucrative but were scared to enter it due to lack of knowledge.

This survey points to the need for reputable and professional training for those working in the aesthetic treatments business and those looking to ‘branch out’ into it.

SkinViva Training

SkinViva Training was established  in 2013, in order to teach best practice skills and techniques to other medical professionals wishing to develop high standards of cosmetic injection skills and knowledge.

The company offers professional cosmetic treatments training to ensure that practitioners have the right skills and knowledge in order to safely carry out treatment.

Training is only provided for registered medical professionals meeting the criteria for professional insurance i.e. suitably qualified and registered medical professionals.

SkinViva Training works closely with leading industry bodies and promotes high standards throughout for the benefit of patients of those we train.

For more information, please call 0161 850 2491 or email

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