Mon 14 March 2022 in London
Firstly, if you would like to have this treatment, as a client, we’d be happy to book you into one of our clinics in East London or Belfast. You can get in touch with us by calling:
+44(0)20 3286 0333 (Mon-Fri, 9:15-11:15 & 18:30-19:30)
or emailing [email protected]
What does the masterclass cover?
In Dr Michael Aicken’s course, he offers two hours of online learning in Aqualyx fat-dissolving injections and Deso, a face-to-face assessment, a practical, and a certification session in London. With this intensive course you will be able to help your patients remodel areas of their face and body by using Aqualyx to reduce areas of stubborn fat, helping them achieve the looks they require. See our full syllabus on our online learning platform www.cosmeticappraisal.com
Why would someone need fat dissolving injections?
The masterclass will enable you to achieve excellent results that can take your career to the next level and help improve the confidence of your patients. This technique is increasingly popular for the jawline, where stubborn areas of fat can be targeted. Additionally, it can be used on other body parts: for example, the back of the arms, the upper or lower back, the inner or outer thigh, the abdomen, love handles, and the knees — offering multiple new treatment options for your portfolio.
How do Aqualyx & Deso work?
Aqualyx fat-dissolving injections — as well as Kybella, Bellkyra & Deso — all contain the active ingredient deoxycholic acid. 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.
This course is Accredited by aUK in Association with the awarding body, Qualifi
To find out further information and the course structure read below.
*COVID-19 update: This course will have a maximum of four trainees and will be condensed into two days online and one day of intense, small-group, face-to-face training (instead of two days of face-to-face training with a larger group).
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By making this course payment, I confirm that I have read and understood the cancellation policy and eligibility criteria below and I confirm that I will send a copy of my evidence for eligibility to attend this course, to the Visage Academy bookings team at [email protected] Evidence required is: a scanned copy of your certificate showing your training in dermal filler & a scanned copy of your insurance document showing that you are insured to use dermal filler. We recommend that you check with an insurer before booking with us just so that you can ensure that you’ll be able to get insurance coverage once qualified so that you aren’t wasting your time and money completing the training. The instructions for contacting an insurer and obtaining a quote can be found on our course pages – here is the course page for the London course, but the eligibility criteria is the same for all of our non-medic courses.
Meet the expert
All of our courses are delivered by Dr Michael David Aicken, one of the UK’s leading aesthetic trainers. He has over 14 years’ experience within medical aesthetics and has published teaching material in various aesthetic journals. After completing an MPhil at Queens University Belfast — where he gained expertise in the development of medical education assessment methods — he has spent the last nine years teaching practitioners from all over the world. Dr Aicken regularly provides support and guidance to practitioners dealing with complications within their own clinics. In addition he teaches his diploma and masterclasses courses, and running his own private clinic. This is your opportunity to learn from one of the most respected members of the medical aesthetic community.
On this course, we train Doctors, Dentists, Nurses, Pharmacists, Paramedics, Physiotherapists, Chiropractors, Dental Hygienists, Dental Therapists and Operating Department Practitioners. The course requirement is at least 3 months experience in using dermal filler.
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.
This course offers the chance to complete a two hour online learning masterclass in Aqualyx and Deso. This will be followed by a face-to-face assessment, a practical session, and finally certification by our leading medical professional through Qualifi.
These sessions involve preparing and treating an area with either Aqualyx or Deso (your choice). They 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 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.
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.
Typically, you must have been using dermal filler for at least 6 months before insurers will cover you to offer this treatment.
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.
*Additional COVID-19 cancellation policy. If you pay your course fee and subsequently a COVID-19-related government restriction leads to this course being postponed, you will be offered three alternative course dates. If you choose not to accept any of these alternative course dates (excluding any that themselves become postponed due to COVID-19-related government restrictions), this will be considered a cancellation on your part, and the above policy will apply. If you accept an alternative course date in writing and then choose to cancel your space, the course date, for the purposes of this policy, will be the date that has last been confirmed in writing. This still stands true, even if you confirm the alternative course date within 21 days of it taking place.