10 Reasons to Study a Level 7 Diploma with MATA as a Dentists


Dentists are the technical professionals of the healthcare field, knowledgeable of orofacial structures with a dexterous hand. Many seek to learn new skills alongside dentistry – At MATA, we believe in teaching dental professionals injectable skills with our exclusive Level 7 Diploma in Facial Aesthetics: Incorporating OTHM Level 7 Certificate/Diploma in Clinical Injectable Therapies. Here are our top 10 reasons for dental professionals to come and train with MATA.

  1. Enhance your Technical Dexterity: Already precise with tools in the dental office, aesthetics is a great fit for you, MATA offers core practical training to give you the necessary experience with real-life models.
  2. Expand into Aesthetics: As you are probably already aware dental professionals are providing aesthetic treatments like teeth whitening, straightening and harnessing other ways to enhance that smile. Your dental office is a perfect fit for offering aesthetics, with tools already available for your technical abilities.
  3. Profit from More Income: Aesthetics is highly profitable with many 22-35 year olds seeking aesthetic treatments. As a dentist, you could work additional hours while creating further financial abundance.
  4. Train with Experts: At MATA, we are a sophisticated team of medical professionals from a multitude of backgrounds. Essentially this is why we feel the utmost confidence in offering you the best training practice to ensure you become highly proficient and competent with aesthetics.
  5. Choose your Working Hours: In some cases, many dentists may feel overworked and bored with the standard 9-5 working hours. With an aesthetics accreditation, you can be sure to create a convenient and more comfortable working schedule, in all the aid to create a perfect work-life balance.
  6. Get an Accredited Qualification: Why waste precious time and money on a qualification or course that is effectively useless? Our Level 7 Diploma is unlike any of those – we are backed by the right people. Specifically, our courses are tailored to follow JCCP (The Joint Council of Cosmetic Practitioners) and CSPA (Cosmetic Standards Practice Authority). Meaning you are fully accredited under our Level 7 Diploma.
  7. Grow with MATA: From beginning to the end, we are backing you, giving you the support, training and necessary skills you need with going into a competitive market.
  8. Start an Aesthetics Business: On reflection of moving into a competitive market, we have the know-how to provide you with the necessary skills, confidence and knowledge to begin your own profitable enterprise.
  9. Get to Know the Right People: At MATA, we are fortunate enough to be at the centre of London, aesthetics central. From the beginning of MATA in 2015, we have worked to create meaningful relationships with aesthetic doctors, companies and other professionals. Essentially, we feel confident in helping you make the first steps of building meaningful relationships within cosmetics.
  10. Experience is Everything: Our Level 7 Diploma has been created from a vocational perspective to help you, the dental professional gain enough experience practising Botulinum Toxin and Dermal Fillers.

We hope in the near future you will add to our already trained and experienced dental professionals before reaping the benefits of aesthetics.

Vote for MATA!


MATA is celebrating being shortlisted for the Best Independent Training Provider within the Aesthetic Awards 2019.

The award will be presented to the independent training provider whose training programme is considered to have advanced the education of medical aesthetic professionals most effectively during the last 12 months. 

MATA has previously been shortlisted and highly commended in the previous two years and has a great opportunity to win this year thanks to the public vote. To help MATA win, please vote HERE by 31st October 2019.

“MATA grew a lot in the last two years by launching the Postgraduate Diploma courses and being accredited by the OTHM Awarding Organisation. Winning this year it will be the recognising of great work from our team and tutors and great support from our delegates” said Faz Zavahir, founding director at MATA.

Winning an Aesthetic Award is the most impressive industry recognition a company can achieve and is unique in raising awareness towards the high clinical education standards and professionals in the aesthetic industry.

The winners will be announced at a celebratory dinner on 7 December, London.

Botox Courses Nottingham


Botox Training Nottingham

Injectable treatments have ballooned in popularity over the past decade, whether you’re based in Nottingham or the rest of the UK.

Non-invasive facial procedures, in particular, like Botox and dermal fillers have become a popular choice in recent decades, in part because of the speed of administering them and their quick results.

Botox and dermal fillers account for nine out of 10 of all cosmetic procedures performed in the UK, in an industry which is set to be worth £900 million in the UK by 2019. This is cosmetic surgery at its most convenient.

Now is a fruitful time to join the ranks of the cosmetic industry. As practices across the UK continue to grow, the need for highly skilled practitioners is on the rise.

Healthcare professionals like doctors, nurses, dentists and pharmacists are prime candidates for this exciting and lucrative industry – and MATA’s in-depth training courses can help you.

MATA’s Harley Street Botox training is now available in Nottingham. It’s a course that’s won several awards since being established, and its founders continue to explore the pioneers of facial aesthetics to ensure its students receive the finest education.

MATA offer Botox training at varying levels from a foundation course to our Postgraduate Diploma qualification, and provides extensive, intricate, fun and informative educational tools that value flexibility and hands-on experience.

Sign up and you’ll have over 600 hours of online tools at your disposal, with videos, webinars, quizzes, lectures and discussion boards available 24 hours a day via our Virtual Learning Environment (VLE).

What’s more, the provision of real-life models, face-to-face seminars and training days will allow you to put theory into practice and leave our training modules feeling confident and well-informed.

MATA training goes further than just meeting basic regulations – our industry-recognised Botox training meets and exceeds requirements set out in the HEE 2016 Guidelines.

Why Train with MATA?

MATA has been an advocate for tighter regulations in the facial aesthetics industry and, as the Keogh Report has shown, regulatory standards are catching up with the demands of the market.

With MATA, the focus of your education isn’t on practice for its own sake. It’s about creating a high-quality environment that will meet safety standards for the future, satisfying the needs of you and your clients.

Our qualifications, including our Postgraduate Diploma in Facial Aesthetics ( Botox and dermal filler qualification), are quality assured and recognised by regulatory bodies. Upon completion of a MATA training course or qualification, a certificate which is recognised by all of the main insurance bodies is received. MATA provide our Nottingham delegates with everything they need to get on their feet in the aesthetics world including advice on setting up a private clinic.

The professionals training you are well-known and well-regarded in the industry, and have extensive experience running clinics of their own. You’ll have the chance to meet them on special training days, where they’ll answer your questions, attend seminars and watch practical demonstrations on live models.

This is the chance to see a Botox treatment up close – and it’s an experience offered by few of our competitors.

Who are MATA’s Courses and Qualifications for?

MATA was founded with a goal to improve the existing standards in the aesthetics industry. Because of this we only offer our Botox and Dermal Fillers courses and Level 7 Botox and dermal filler training to fully-qualified medical and healthcare professionals.

Typically healthcare professionals that are able to enrol are degree-holding:

If you believe you may be suitable but do not see your profession listed please feel free to enquire via our contact form.

Beauty therapists and other unqualified professionals are unable to attend MATA’s injectable training courses.

Modules Covered

MATA offers two different levels of Botox courses in Nottingham – foundation and advanced.

Our foundation and advanced training can both be built towards our Postgraduate Diploma qualification in Botox and dermal fillers.

Levels can be studied individually and counted as credits towards the full Postgraduate qualification. Delegates will typically study our Botox courses alongside dermal filler training on one of our Foundation Botox and Dermal Fillers Training Weekends.

On the foundation training weekend, subject matter covered for each treatment is as follows:

Botox

Facial Anatomy

Optional practice on cadavers (dissection and injection)

Medical history, note taking and patient consent forms

The different types and brands of Botulinum Toxin available on the market

Patient assessment

How to achieve a natural result with Botox

Pre-treatment and post-treatment care

Possible complications and how to avoid/deal with them

Tutor demonstrations

Practical training on volunteer patients

Treatment areas covered:

Frown lines

Forehead lines

Crow’s feet

Brow lifting

 

Dermal Fillers

Facial Anatomy

Optional practice on cadavers (dissection and injection)

Medical history, note taking and patient consent forms

The different types and brands of dermal filler available on the market

Patient assessment

Should Botox or dermal fillers be used to treat the area?

How to achieve a natural result with Dermal Fillers

Pre-treatment and post-treatment care

Possible complications and how to avoid/deal with them

Tutor demonstrations

Practical training on volunteer patients

Treatment areas covered:

Nose to mouth lines

Marionette lines
Lip Augmentation

 

To wrap up the foundation weekend delegates are given an overview of the possible next steps and a brief introduction to MATA’s advanced level Botox and dermal Fillers training.

Our advanced Botox and dermal fillers training day teaches learners how to perform the following treatments:

Botox

Hyperhidrosis (excess sweating)

Definition of the chin/jaw (bruxism)

How to correct a downward turned smile

Brow lift

Reduce a gummy smile

Smoker’s lines around the mouth

Nefertiti lift

 

Dermal Fillers

Cheekbone enhancement

Chin definition

Jawline definition

How to reduce smoker’s lines

Combined fillers

 

 

The foundation and advanced levels count towards our UK Level 7 Botox Qualification, An industry recognised qualification.

Nottingham points of interest

If you’re attending Nottingham for a MATA course, you may also want to take in the sights and sounds of the city – and it’s a location that doesn’t disappoint.

Well-known for its association with the stories of Robin Hood, this central-Midlands city is home to astounding architecture, delicious restaurants, fascinating cultural artefacts and a huge number of shopping outlets.

Our day-courses will give you plenty of time in the evening to explore Nottingham’s tourist sights – so book a weekend if you want to really appreciate the city.

For more information, get in touch on 020 3126 4870 or info@matacourses.com

MATA awarded Highly Commended at Aesthetics Awards 2017


MATA awarded Highly Commended at Aesthetics Awards 2017

MATA are honoured to have been awarded a Highly Commended recognition in the ‘Best Training Provider’ category at this year’s Aesthetics Awards. The category was extremely competitive this year and we are especially proud to have achieved this recognition in 2017.

2017 has seen a large amount of growth for MATA, we have taken on new team members, new trainers, increased course dates and expanded our offering of courses and qualifications. Including introducing our joint initiative with DHAT – the Level 7 qualification in Applied Clinical Facial Anatomy for Cosmetic Interventions.

This qualification also achieved Commended status for this year’s ‘Professional Initiative of the Year’ at the Aesthetics Awards, meaning MATA achieved recognition in all categories we were shortlisted for.

We would also like to extend a huge congratulations to our Head of Academia and MATA trainer Elizabeth Raymond Brown who was the well-deserved winner of The Schuco Award for Outstanding Achievement in Medical Aesthetics.
With MATA winning ‘Training Academy of the Year’ at the London Hair and Beauty Awards and ‘Best Aesthetic Training & Education Awardat the Safety in Beauty Diamond Awards earlier this year, MATA are excited to embark into 2018 with our accolades continuing our mission of providing outstanding training in the medical aesthetics industry.

MATA Wins Highly Commended Award for Best Training Academy at Safety in Beauty Awards!


The MATA team were thrilled to receive the Highly Commended award in the Training/Educational Development category at the Safety in Beauty Diamond Awards 2016!
The London White Party hosted by The Safety in Beauty Campaign was held last Saturday at the stunning Grand Connaught Rooms in Covent Garden, and hosted by the campaign’s founder, Antonia Mariconda.  With Brazilian Samba dancers, a photo booth and champagne on arrival, the event was a great night that paid tribute to those in the industry who have shown they value patient safety above all else.  MATA was launched to improve standards of training in the aesthetics industry, with safety being our priority, so this recognition is fantastic!

See you at the awards next year!

Trust me I’m a Doctor!


Trust – a word that makes us all sit up and listen.  And in medicine, trust is fundamental for patient confidence in their doctor.  So whether it’s an aesthetic procedure or urgent life-saving treatment – every patient needs the reassurance that they are being treated by a suitably qualified healthcare professional.

It’s no secret that the non-surgical cosmetic interventions industry has been booming for some years now and in a recent study by Health and Education for England (HEE), 2015 was expected to see the industry valued at more than £3 billion.  And as demand increases for non-surgical procedures such as botulinum toxin injections and laser tattoo removal – so too does the need for qualified practitioners.

A large number of non-surgical cosmetic interventions are performed by allied medical professionals, such as nurses and pharmacists, and a significant number are also provided by beauticians. Following completion of training in an appropriate specialty senior doctors may choose to pursue cosmetic surgery as part of their practice, but increasingly we are seeing more doctors performing non-surgical cosmetic interventions.  Why is this?

There is certainly the demand for practitioners with established medical training and the ability to prescribe prescription only medication, such as botulinum toxin injections. They are also commercially attractive to established cosmetic businesses.  Some doctors may wish to top up NHS salaries and take advantage of the flexible working that the non-invasive industry offers.

The Government have quite rightly recognised that our industry is rapidly evolving and requires regulation. As a result of the ‘Keogh Review’ of the regulation of cosmetic interventions, Health Education England have formulated requirements for training to ensure safety and quality for patients. Professor Sir Bruce Keogh highlighted the “profound impact on health and wellbeing” that cosmetic interventions can have. The new regulations promise a robust and unified set of standards for training that ALL practitioners must meet. Prior experience and qualifications are recognised, but even qualified doctors, dentists, and nurses will need to demonstrate that they have been trained to the required standard.

At MATA, we believe in putting this into practice and welcome the new regulations.  We are proud of our reputation and want to protect that of the industry.  Training future cosmetic practitioners from a variety of backgrounds to maintain standards must be a priority for successful businesses in this industry.  Promoting delivery of world class care is our way forward.

With the new regulations and training from MATA courses, trust in the industry has never looked brighter.

New Qualification Requirements Unveiled to Improve the Safety of Non-Surgical Cosmetic Procedures


Earlier this month Health Education England published two reports aimed at improving training in the aesthetics industry for treatments such as Botox, dermal fillers, chemical peels and laser hair removal.

Th reports set out ‘qualification requirements’ for those practitioners that carry out these treatments regardless of any previous training they might have had or their career background.  This has been recommended after much discussion with key industry figures to ensure practitioners carry out the treatments safely and ensure patient safety is paramount.  The Department of Health will be pushing this forward.

HEE is responding to the lack of legal restrictions and qualification requirements on who carries out these treatments, and the absence of accredited training academies.  They state only GMC registered practitioners may administer permanent fillers- which are a medical device and don’t need prescription.  Botox should only be prescribed by doctors, dentists, nurses and nurse prescribers and pharmacists.

 

At MATA Courses, we are set apart from other aesthetic training academies as our qualifications and courses are created around these guidelines, and with an emphasis on practical training with patient safety first.

 

 

 

Rise in the Number of Unregistered Cosmetic Laser Clinics Investigated in Wales


A recent investigation by BBC Wales has shown that the number of laser clinics being investigated for not being properly registered has risen sharply in the past few months.

Healthcare Inspectorate Wales (HIW) is a body which checks out clinics providing laser or IPL (intense pulsed light) skin treatments and is also calling for the government to regulate mobile laser treatment providers which it has said it is looking into and a report is expected at the end of this month. Lasers are used for hair removal, tattoo removal, skin rejuvenation and scar removal in aesthetic clinics and salons.

HIW’s director Alun Jones states that there has been a 70% rise in the number of clinics which are registered since 2011 and they are becoming more aware of the providers which are not registered- which is a criminal offence. He is also calling for a national register for non-surgical and aesthetic treatment providers.

MATA Courses Sister Clinic Juvea Aesthetics are Winners at MyFaceMyBody Awards 2015!


MATA Courses were thrilled to be finalists at the My Face My Body Awards UK 2015 at the weekend, held in the stunning Intercontinental Hotel venue in London’s Park Lane! Even better, our sister clinic Juvea Aesthetics won the award for ‘Best Customer Experience’ on the night!

The awards are brilliant way to give recognition to those who have excelled in the world of aesthetics, cosmetic surgery and dentistry and it was lovely to be part of such an event- also attended by television celebrities and with entertainment provided.

We can’t wait to attend next year’s event!

MATA Courses Featured in Aesthetics Journal Discussing Online Learning


MATA Courses were featured in October’s issue of Aesthetics Journal discussing the rise of online learning by training academies in the industry following a 2014 survey from the Learning and Performance Institute (LPI), an organisation for workplace learning professionals that showed organisations’ self-paced e-learning had risen by 59% in just one year; compared to classroom-style training, which had dropped by 29%.1.

At MATA, our exclusive university standard virtual learning environment contains online webinars, quizzes, videos, images, case studies for our delegates to complete the theory component of their course before attending the practical sessions.

Aneequa Bhatti from Medical and Aesthetic Training Academy (MATA), said online learning isn’t just about cost cutting, “The online programme at MATA was created to improve the standard of training in the medical aesthetic industry and adhere to the new HEE guidelines.” Bhatti explains, “We’ve tried to make it ‘fun’; so whilst it’s very informative and rich in content, we’ve tried to make it as interactive and engaging as possible to keep people’s attention and enjoy it too”.