Aesthetics Journal - The Last Word: Simulation Training


"Simulation ‘is the imitation or representation of one act or system by another’ and, according to the Society for Simulation in Healthcare, a global organisation that seeks to improve performance in patient care through simulation, in a training and educational environment, it ‘is a bridge between classroom learning and real-life clinical experience’.

As technology becomes more advanced and affordable, the potential for its use has transitioned into training for minor procedures, including those within the aesthetic sector.

However, many aesthetic practitioners still have mixed views on the value of simulation-based training over the traditional approach of graded practice on real-life patients. Thus, the debate around the value of simulation models must be re-evaluated to determine its true value within the aesthetic specialty."