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All of our online teaching is delivered by Dr Michael Aicken, who has, over his 12-year Medical Aesthetics Career, published a range of teaching material in various aesthetics journals, taught practitioners travelling from all over the world and gained vast experience in correcting complications for other practitioners.
This course is accredited by Qualifi.
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You must hold valid certification for administering dermal filler. If you’ve trained with us before, you are automatically eligible. If you’ve trained elsewhere, we’ll just ask to see a copy of your training certificate when you book.
It’s really the insurance companies who make the rules for eligibility criteria as they offer insurance to practitioners following training. We highly recommend speaking with Cathedral or Insync about insurance requirements before making an enquiry with us.
At Visage Academy, we are pleased to announce that we can now offer one-to-one training in the use of Aqualyx & Deso, the ‘fat-dissolving’ injections.
Deoxycholic acid is the active ingredient in Aqualyx, Kybella, Bellkyra & Deso. When deoxycholic acid comes into contact with adipose (fat) cells, it causes the cell wall to breakdown, allowing water to be drawn into the cell until it bursts. By a mechanism of secondary inflammation, the body then removes the resulting debris, leaving behind all of the non-adipose cells, which are completely untouched by this process. On this course we offer 2 hours of online learning in Aqualyx and Deso, then a face-to-face assessment, practical and certification session in London. These sessions involve preparing and treating an area with either Aqualyx or Deso (your choice). These sessions are competency-based and typically last 45-90 mins. See our full syllabus on our online learning platform www.cosmeticappraisal.com
Frequently Asked Questions
Q:Who accredits this course?
Q:What’s the eligibility criteria for training in Aqualyx / Deso?
A: You must hold valid certification for administering dermal filler. If you’ve trained with us before, you are automatically eligible. If you’ve trained elsewhere, we’ll just ask to see a copy of your training certificate when you book.
Q: Do I learn, using Aqualyx or Deso?
A: We’ll teach you both in the online theory part of the course, and for the practical session, you can tell us on the day, which you’d prefer to use. They are a variation of the same product, with the same active ingredient (Deoxycholic Acid).
Q: How long does the training last?
A: 2 hours online + 45-90 mins practical informal assessment / tutoring.
Q: Do I need to prepare before attending?
A: Yes – complete the online part of the course.
Q: Once trained, how can I get product?
A: We will provide a link to an online form where you can order genuine Aqualyx or Deso product through our supplier. With our discount, you will save on all of your ongoing orders. Aqualyx packs cost £250 for 10 vials. We recommend 1 vial for double chin and 1-2 vials each side for body areas (back of arms, upper back, lower back, stomach, inner thighs or outer thighs. All consumables (such as cannulae) can be purchased through our supplier also.
Q: Do I need to bring my own training patient?
A: No, we provide all training patients. You’ll be able to treat your own patients yourself, with confidence, on completion of this course, provided you have adequate insurance in place.
Q: What is the cost?
A: £630 + VAT (£756).
Q: Can I pay in instalments?
A: This is available for a one-off course fee.
Q: How many people will there be on each course?
A: Maximum of 1 trainee per training session.
Q: What’s the course format?
A: 2 hours of online theory videos. These will consist of a presentation by Dr Michael Aicken followed by close-up video demos performed by Dr Michael Aicken. You will then attend for a 45-90 minute one-to-one session where you will be examined on your knowledge of the product and application and then you’ll inject a live patient. This practical session is tailored to your ability, which is why some trainees will complete this in just 45 minutes and some will take up to 90 mins. Whatever you need, we’ll get you through it!
Q: Can I get insured on completion of training and who will insure me?
A: Yes. Insync. See separate section below on getting a quote.
Q: How much does Aqualyx cost and how do I order this?
A: £174 + VAT for a box of 10 vials of Aqualyx. Deso is similarly priced. And you’ll get 3% off when ordering through our supplier too, but you can use your course certificate to order elsewhere if you prefer.
Q: How much can I charge?
A: Treatments range from 1 vial 1-2 times (under chin) to 4 vials, 4-5 times (larger areas such as the abdomen). Pricing can either be per treatment area or per vial. As a guide, some clinics are charging £300 for 1 vial under the chin.
Q: What areas can be treated with Aqualyx?
A: Any area of stubborn fat that does not shift with generalised weight loss efforts. Examples include- double chin, backs of arms, abdomen, flanks, upper back (bra straps area), love handles, inner thighs, outer thighs, buttocks, knees.
Click on the logo for a quote. Note that Insync are currently insuring anyone with a qualification already in the administration of dermal filler. When they provide us with more details we will update this section, but for now, we urge you to contact them with any questions, email Fiona.Dack@insyncinsurance.co.uk.
Full refund minus £50 administration fee if 21 days notice given. Group bookings provide discounts for each member of the group. If one person cancels their refund will therefore be reduced to offset the discount already given to other group members. Note also that we cannot refund any credit card fees paid by you during the payment. Please also note that if, for any reason, you decide that you would like to move your booking to a later date after making your course payment, this will be considered as a cancellation and re-booking, so the cancellation fee plus any other associated fees may apply.