Cosmetic Industry

HEE update – Phase 1 Sept 2014

AAIC Chairman Christopher Wade is part of the Expert Reference Group, and fully supports the Phase 1 report of the review of the qualifications required for delivery of non-surgical cosmetic interventions. The Phase 1 report outlines the key outcomes of the programme from October 2013 to May 2014, including a draft education and training framework built around five treatment modalities: Botulinum ... »

HEE Developments

Chairman Christopher Wade of the AAIC is delighted to be engaged in providing input to the cosmetic non-surgical interventions expert reference group. The HEE are working towards developing training standards for non surgical injectable. The AAIC welcome the development of a framework of modular training which will create equal opportunities to medics and non medics to become Aesthetic Practitione... »

Keogh Review Released

The chairman of the AAIC, Christopher Joe Wade welcomes all the recommendations of the recently released Keogh review. The AAIC alongside Industry Qualifications look forward to being involved with HEE in finally developing standards across training within non-surgical cosmetic injectables. Click here to read the official review.   »

Non-surgical cosmetic interventions: Call for Evidence

Health Education England (HEE) is working with regulators and royal colleges to conduct a review of the qualifications required for non-surgical cosmetic procedures. This is one of the outcomes of the review of cosmetic interventions led by Professor Sir Bruce Keogh. To inform this review, we are asking all interested parties to contribute to a ‘Call for Evidence’.   In September 2013 HEE est... »

New Training Programme from Keogh recommendations

AAIC are joining other leading medic and non medical stakeholders in formulating a new training programme following recommendations from the Keogh report.   The input will be a collective of influential bodies, associations, inspectorate and training providers to create a set standard for aesthetic injectable training. The AAIC welcome the recommendations of the keogh report earlier this year... »

IQ Calls for A More Informed Debate on Injectables

In the lead up to the announcement of an official Government response to the Keogh review, the debate over whether regulation of the injectable cosmetic industry is needed and the manner in which it should be introduced is intensifying.  The Review of the Regulation of Cosmetic Interventions, also known as the Keogh review, was carried out by Professor Sir Bruce Keogh earlier this year at the requ... »

AAIC Calls For More Informed Debate on Injectables

The Association of Aesthetics, Injectables and Cosmetics has today called for a more informed debate and greater co-operation on the use of injectable cosmetics. Chris Wade, Chairman of the Association said, “We believe that there needs to be greater public understanding of the issues, and indeed the causes of those issues in the use of injectables. The medical fraternity have lobbied aggressively... »

How not to get old – cosmetic surgery hits mainstream viewing

We are seeing more and more television programmes and articles about cosmetic surgery and procedures; all seem to highlight the same argument. Should the remit of non-invasive cosmetic surgery be controlled by the medical profession? Last week we saw the start of a programme on Channel 4 called How Not to Get Old. We don’t know how the series is going to unfold – it should be quite interesting. Ho... »

The Apprentice highlights need for independent training path and regulation for Aesthetic Practitioners

Nobody could fail to miss the current media storm surrounding the winner of this year’s Apprentice, Dr Leah Totton. Backed by Lord Sugar, Dr Leah plans to open a chain of cosmetic clinics throughout the UK under the imaginative name Dr Leah. So why the controversy around Lord Sugar backing an industry that is only set to grow and become more popular? Basically the overall issue is that the non-inv... »


The way forward is to champion modular training with one pathway for all – AAIC believe AESTHETIC PRACTITIONER is the way forward. The  AAIC has joined other leading bodies and expert aesthetic training companies to create JAC. the Joint Aesthetic Council is one voice and one strength with 20 council members from experts with the aesthetic sector representing medics and non medics. Collectiv... »

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