Why Choose Us?
Acquisition Aesthetics strives to bring together experts in facial rejuvenation and non-surgical treatments to deliver the highest standard of training in facial aesthetics.
With a trusted board of advisors, mentors and lecturers in the fields of plastic surgery, maxillofacial surgery and dermatology, Acquisition Aesthetics has grown into a pioneering company and now deliver a range of courses, including cadaveric refresher courses and mentoring sessions. We strive to teach current evidence based practice where possible and continue to publish work within the aesthetic arena.
As a training academy dedicated to continual learning and development, we are always open to new suggestions and pride ourselves on collaboration with leaders in the field of aesthetic medicine, injectable treatments, technology, simulation and pharmaceuticals.
Dr. Priyanka Chadha
MBBS (Lond), BSc(hons), DPMSA(Lond), MRCS(Eng), MSc(Lond)
Priyanka (Priya) graduated from Imperial College, London with a distinction in medicine and a distinction in surgery. After scoring in the top 1% of the country for Core Surgical Training, Priya proceeded to secure a registrar number, ranking number 1. She has an excellent academic CV including a number of national and international prizes and awards and currently works as a Plastic Surgery registrar in London.
In addition to her longstanding achievements in plastics, Priya has a Bachelors degree in surgery and anaesthesia and a Masters in teaching and surgical education from Imperial College, London, for which she was awarded a merit.
She is an exceptional teacher and a full member of the Royal College of Surgeons and also holds a Diploma in the Ethics and Philosophy of Healthcare.
Priya has set up and successfully run a number of educational and teaching courses at the Royal College of Surgeons, for which she has received awards from the London Deanery for teaching excellence. She is an approachable individual who teaches all of her courses with pride and to an extremely high standard.
Dr. Lara Watson
BM, BSc(hons), BMedSci, MRCS(Eng)
Lara is a graduate from Southampton University medical school with an additional Bachelors degree in Human Anatomy from King’s College, London and a Bachelor of Medical Sciences in research. Having completed foundation training in London, including a rotation in Plastic Surgery at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital, Lara realised a passion for the head and neck specialties and is now pursuing a career in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. Having achieved full membership to the Royal College of Surgeons, she is currently in her final year of dentistry (DPMG) at King’s College, London and has been awarded an academic distinction for the programme to date.
Lara teaches surgical skills workshops at the Royal College of Surgeons and was commended for founding and coordinating an international undergraduate teaching programme. As a member of the Royal College of Surgeons with a commitment to head and neck surgery, Lara has an extensive understanding of facial anatomy enabling her to deliver the highest standard of theoretical teaching in facial aesthetics. In her spare time, she is a keen sculptor with an excellent awareness of symmetry and an artistic flair for aesthetics. With a passion for business and experience in the aesthetics industry, Lara provides delegates with the knowledge and skills required to succeed in today’s competitive injectables industry.
Dr. Antonios Mitsakos - Aesthetic Trainer
Antonios is a qualified plastic surgeon and currently works both in the public sector and privately. He completed his medical studies in Athens, Greece and Milan, Italy. After graduating in 2006, he completed his foundation training in Bristol and core surgical training in Manchester. As a resident in plastic surgery, he has trained in some of the most prestigious units in central London hospitals and has extensive experience in a large variety of plastic surgery procedures. He currently has regular private lists covering most fields of plastic surgery.
Antonios has been practicing injectable procedures since 2008. He has been a senior member of the Acquisition Aesthetics team since 2016, delivering courses to delegates for the safe delivery of botulinum toxin, deraml fillers and PDO threads. His surgical expertise and extensive knowledge of the aesthetics world make him an excellent mentor for our Foundation, Advanced and Level 7 courses.
Dr. Wassim Taktouk - Aesthetic Trainer
MBBS(Lond), MRCGP, DipDerm
Wassim graduated from St Bartholomews and The Royal London School of Medicine in 2003. He currently works as an aesthetic practitioner, splitting his time between his private clients in South Kensington and Beyond Medispa at Harvey Nichols. He has been practicing medical aesthetics for nearly a decade, having originally trained as a General Practitioner under Chelsea & Westminster's GP Program.
Wassim also holds a postgraduate qualification in Dermatology from Cardiff University and is an advanced practitioner in Botulinum toxins, permanent and non-permanent dermal fillers, Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP), PDO threads and traction threads.
Dr. Rhona Eskander - Aesthetic Trainer
Rhona was named as Best Young Dentist at the Private Dentistry Awards 2016/2017. She also won the Facial Aesthetics – Botulinum Toxin award at the 2017 Aesthetic Dentistry and is a multi-award nominated practitioner.
Rhona graduated from Leeds University in 2010 and completed her vocational training in Kent. She is dedicated to continued training, having successfully passed her MJDF examinations and receiving a certificate for her completion of a one-year aesthetic dentistry course.
Rhona is a fully certified Inman Aligner provider and a Diamond INVISALIGN provider allowing execution of orthodontics. Additionally, she has been trained by one of the UK’s leading cosmetic dentists at the Smile Academy, providing complex cosmetic dentistry.
Dr. Sheila Nguyen - Faculty Member
Sheila qualified as a dentist from King’s College London and holds a first-class honours degree in Biomedical Sciences and advanced qualifications in botulinum toxin and dermal fillers, chemical peels and skin boosters. She is also currently studying a Masters in Aesthetic Medicine at Queen Mary’s University in London. Sheila is an advanced injector and the director and owner of Renuyu Clinics. She currently practices dentistry in London and provides facial aesthetics procedures across clinics in London, Essex & Hertford.
Sheila is an exceptional teacher and mentor and has been teaching courses in basic and advanced aesthetics for over 3 years. She is a mentor for newly qualified practitioners and is passionate about raising the standards in the practice of safe and ethical facial aesthetics, dedicating her time to attending masterclasses and conferences to renew her expertise and deliver the most up-to-date techniques to her patients. She sits on two committees within The British Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, where she also holds full membership.
Mr Nihull Jakharia-Shah - Academic Lead and Operations Manager
Nihull has a Bachelor’s degree in Regenerative Medicine and Innovation Technology from King’s College London, with First Class Honours.
With an interest in research and clinical practice of the skin, he has been published in several prestigious journals and continues to be actively involved in research in both Plastic Surgery and Dermatology. He has been awarded numerous national prizes for his research, which he has presented at National and International conferences.
In addition to his academic achievements, Nihull is dedicated to teaching. He runs medical education events on both local and national platforms, including courses at the Royal College of Surgeons. Nihull has supplemented his academic interests by developing his business and commercial acumen, through a foundation MBA course and an elective programme with management consultancy firm McKinsey & Company. As such, Nihull is ideally placed to deliver high quality courses shaping the safest, most skilled and successful aesthetic practitioners of the future.
Why Choose Us?
EXPERT GUIDANCE AND SUPERVISION
"Training by surgeons who are familiar with facial anatomy, have the apporpriate higher qualifications to teach the courses and who know how to deal with complications" - K. W, Jan 2017 course participant.
We are fully accredited to deliver the only Ofqual regulated Level 7 Certificate in Injectables and Aesthetic Medicine, that complies with the most recent Health Education England Guidelines. At Acquisition Aesthetics, you will receive facial aesthetics training from skilled surgeons and surgical trainees with experience in the field and the academic qualifications to support their trainer status. Expert knowledge will provide you with the tools required to conduct an aesthetic consultation with confidence and deliver the best results to your clients.
In our state of the art training environment, delegates gain a deep appreciation for facial anatomy, hands on experience in Botox® and dermal fillers and the knowledge required to establish and maintain a successful aesthetics business.
PRACTICE ON LIVE MODELS
During the course, you will benefit from our one-of-a-kind interactive workshops where delegates can openly discuss any questions or concerns and trainers will share advanced knowledge of complications management and educational anecdotes from real life cases. You will have the opportunity to practice the full aesthetic consultation and treatment on live models as well as conducting follow-up assessments which will contribute towards your Level 7 Certificate in Injectables for Aesthetic Medicine, in compliance with the Health Education England Guidelines.
STRIVE FOR THE HIGHEST STANDARDS OF TREATMENT
As one of the only accredited courses that provides the Level 7 Certificate in Aesthetic Medicine subject to the demonstration of both tested theoretical and practical competence during the course and beyond, we are uniquely dedicated to producing safe and effective aesthetic practitioners and protecting standards of care.
REFRESH AND REFINE YOUR SKILLS AT A LATER DATE
Delegates are also gifted with the opportunity to return for a discounted refresher course within 1 year after completion of training. The quality of teaching at Acquisition Aesthetics is evidenced by our CPD accreditation and adherence to the most up to date clinical guidelines.
Do not compromise on quality. Choose us to guarantee clinical excellence in non-surgical facial aesthetics for both your future clients and yourself.
HIT THE GROUND RUNNING
Acquisition Aesthetics understands that undertaking our course is the easy part! Setting up your own injectable business is where the challenge begins and making it a successful business requires guidance, hard work and dedication. We design our courses to make the transition from a candidate to a successful business person seamless and offer you an abundance of guidance in addition to a step- by- step guide of how to set up your own business.