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Level 7 Injectables Qualification Components

August 9, 2017

Level 7 Injectables for Aesthetic Medicine

by Lee Cottrill, Business Development Director

lee-cottrill“What is the Level 7 Injectables for Aesthetic Medicine qualification made up of?.”


What Is Level 7? Where Did It Come From?

August 3, 2017

by Lee Cottrill, Business Development Director

lee-cottrill“It seems like everywhere you go in the aesthetics market for botulinum toxin and dermal fillers at the moment, you can’t avoid hearing the phrase ‘Level 7’. 

“From our own perspective at SkinViva Training, we’ve noticed a big shift in the types of enquiries we’re getting whereby well over half of the calls and emails we receive are from medical professionals wanting to find out more about Level 7.”


OFQUAL Approve Level 7 at SkinViva Training

July 26, 2017


IQ Level 7 Certificate in Injectables

SkinViva Training has now been officially approved by OFQUAL’s awarding body to offer the IQ Level 7 Certificate in Injectables for Aesthetic Medicine.

This exciting new course will provide official accreditation for non-surgical treatment practitioners. It represents a major step forward for an industry which has been criticised for its lack of regulation.


Swapping Nursing for BOTOX on BBC News

July 19, 2017

lip injectionsThe BBC News website health section features a story entitled:

“I’m swapping nursing for Botox” 

The story describes how one nurse is leaving the frustrations of the NHS ‘rat race’ in order to work in aesthetics instead – a story that many of our delegates can relate to. (more…)

Welcome Aimee – our new SkinViva Aesthetics Trainer

July 13, 2017

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The SkinViva Training team in Manchester has been growing its team of trainers – meaning we’re bringing more industry leading aesthetic courses your way. Our latest aesthetics trainer is one of the SkinViva clinicians, Dr Aimee Clark.

In July, Aimee took her first training day – our Foundation Botox and Dermal Filler course. We spoke with Aimee to hear how she got on…

BOTOX® Training – Hyperhidrosis Forehead Treatment

July 12, 2017

Dr SharanThose who suffer from hyperhidrosis sweat above average year round, but summer is even worse.

Hyperhidrosis treatment using BOTOX is very effective in the underarm/armpit area – but can it be used safely and effectively for forehead sweating?

In our latest training guide, Dr Sharan Uppal provides  advice on use of BOTOX for forehead sweating.


JCCP Welcomes Report on Cosmetic Procedure Ethics

July 6, 2017

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Nuffield Council on Bioethics Report

‘Cosmetic Procedures – Ethical Issues’

In a press release, the JCCP (Joint Council for Cosmetic Practitioners) has welcomed the findings of the Nuffield Council report into Bioethics.

The report by a team of experts and consultees has highlighted a number of ethical and practical concerns, specifically including the areas of:


How Pharmacists can Train for Aesthetic Treatments

June 30, 2017

pharmacists botoxBOTOX and Dermal Fillers Training

SkinViva Training has announced that their training courses for cosmetic non-surgical treatments are now available for non-prescribing pharmacists as well as pharmacists.

This expansion of availability will be well-received by non-prescribing pharmacists who are interested in pursuing a career in the exciting and rewarding world of aesthetics.


Why the cosmetic industry has a responsibility to ban under 18s

June 22, 2017

over 18 botoxA report has suggested that under 18s should be banned from getting cosmetic treatments and surgery.

The Nuffield Council on Bioethics report supports tighter restrictions on treatments for young people and criticises the availability of apps and online games which focus on body image and allow youngsters to ‘simulate’ results of plastic surgery. (more…)

NEW Liquid Rhinoplasty Fillers Training Course

June 21, 2017

supervised training coursesSkinViva Training have launched a new Liquid Rhinoplasty course to teach the knowledge and skills required for reshaping the nose without surgery.

The new 1-day course will teach advanced dermal fillers theory and skills required for carrying out non-surgical nose jobs.