Training at Aura Skin Institute

In recent times, many new and applied branches of medicine and treatments have come up, which require trained manpower. In Dermatology, considerable advancements have taken place in instrumentation viz. use of newer laser lights, radiofrequency (RF) and ultrasonic techniques for various skin treatments. And the desire and need for these procedures aimed at total transformation/rejuvenation of the body and face is increasing with each passing day.

Such advancements have created huge demand for trained manpower, which unfortunately cannot be met by existing medical institutes owing to lack of availability of such machines and equipments in public funded hospitals. This is because these instruments find applications primarily in Cosmetic Dermatology which has grown mainly in the private sector.

Aura skin institute is an innovation-driven and pioneering institute based in the ‘city beautiful' Chandigarh that has won many National and International awards of excellence in Cosmetic Dermatology and Dermato-surgery. It offers world-class treatments in Cosmetic Dermatology on both preventive and therapeutic lines. It has fully trained faculty (who are world leaders) and other paramedical staff; each having more than 10 years of experience in their fields. It is fully equipped with the latest lasers and other equipments and caters to all the needs of modern men and women under one roof. It has developed new and innovative teaching and training courses:

  1. To ensure quality care of patients by bringing about uniformity in teaching and training in the field of Cosmetic / Aesthetic Dermatology, relating to advanced instrumentation e.g. lasers, RF and ultrasonics etc.
  2. To ensure development of quality human resources
  3. To generate employment through skill enhancement
  4. To improve the career prospects of existing paramedical and supporting staff

The training programs at Aura Skin Institute are very interactive and provide extensive hands-on training, didactic lectures, power point presentations, live/video demos and working manuals. Our Training program empowers you with necessary skills, knowledge, competitive edge and confidence to achieve success in Aesthetic medicine. Your learning experience is enhanced with your training on the latest world class equipments and technologies to ensure you're industry ready!

You'll also learn the skills of marketing and managing a profitable practice; as our holistic training programs give you an overview of every element of the skill-set you'll need to succeed in your professional life.

A Training Certificate by Aura Skin Institute is provided at the end of the Training Program. The following courses have been developed by Aura Skin Institute:

Sr. No. Course Thematic Content Duration
1. Fellowship (Level - Basic) Lasers and Aesthetic Dermatology 2 weeks
2. Fellowship (Level - Intermediate) Lasers and Aesthetic Dermatology (including Body Contouring) 3 weeks
3. Fellowship (Level - Advanced) Lasers and Aesthetic Dermatology (including Body Contouring & Hair Transplant) 4 weeks

DERMATOLOGY AND RELATED ADVANCEMENTS

Dermatology is the branch of medicine dealing with the diseases of hair, nails and skin and covers both medical and surgical treatments.

Dermatology can be divided into three broad categories:

  • Medical Dermatology - dealing mainly with the diagnosis and treatment of medical diseases of skin, nails and hair.
  • Dermato-Surgery - dealing with surgical treatments like vitiligo surgery, in-grown toe nail surgery, mole and wart removal etc.
  • Cosmetic or Aesthetic Dermatology - Cosmetic Dermatology or Aesthetic Dermatology is emerging as one of the most important and sought after field in medicine. As the name suggests, Cosmetic/Aesthetic Dermatology mainly focuses on enhancing one's physical appearance. Earlier it used to be mainly under the purview of Plastic Surgery and patients had to undergo the knife of a surgeon to get the desired looks. But now-a-days with recent advancements in science and technology, the main focus has shifted to non-surgical, non-invasive techniques and there has been unprecedented rise in the demand for these procedures to look good and young.

The major components of Cosmetic / Aesthetic Dermatology are Laser Treatments, Anti-aging solutions, Body contouring, Non-surgical Fat reduction, Hair Transplant and other Dermato-surgeries like vitiligo surgery, sutureless ear lobe repair etc.

The quality, safety and results of these procedures largely depend upon the knowledge, skill and expertise of the treating clinician and the operator performing these procedures.

COSMETIC / AESTHETIC DERMATOLOGY MARKET OVERVIEW

Emerging economies such as the BRICS nations (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) are witnessing a tremendous rise in need for Dermatology especially Cosmetic Dermatology services and will serve the market as future growth opportunities. Asia-Pacific region will be the fastest-growing market in the times to come.

iData Research estimates that the number of laser and other cosmetic treatments being carried out in India will exceed 5.5 million by Dec 2017, which is really encouraging for the aspiring Indian Cosmetic Dermatologists!

Overall Demand for Cosmetic Procedures to Sky-rocket

With the rising hunger or need for the total transformation of the body and face, Indian Wellness Industry is set to witness substantial growth. As New India prepares to embrace latest innovations in Cosmetic Dermatology, there will be huge demand of consultants in cosmetic dermatology and other trained laser and cosmetic therapists as compared to the previous decade.

The Indian market has recently shown tremendous response in the skin and hair care treatments with a whopping 62 % of the younger generation in the age group of 22 to 30 years of the tier 1 and tier 2 cities opting to avail these services in order to improve their look and style.

While more than 34% of the population in the age group of 30 to 45 years wants fat reduction and body contouring by non-surgical methods without disturbing their day to day activities. And all this is not surprising because there is an increasing trend to ape Bollywood and Hollywood celebrities like never before!

The Indian cosmetic dermatology market is poised for growth. "At its current growth rate, the trend is expected to increase at around 20 per cent over the next 3-4 years, thereby indicating that this segment has immense potential in the Indian market."

Thus the acute shortage of Cosmetic Dermatologists and other trained aestheticians and technicians in this field is expected to persist for the foreseeable future.

NEED FOR SPECIALIZED TEACHING AND TRAINING COURSES

Majority of the Professional Institutes in India, which offer medical degree courses including MD / DNB Dermatology courses don't have Cosmetic or Aesthetic Dermatology facilities available in their ambit at their hospitals. Therefore most of doctors don't get exposure to these new techniques during their training. Further, those who intend to learn these procedures after completing their studies need to go abroad, which many of them can't afford due to time and financial constraints. And those few, who want to start their practice by buying these high end lasers and other equipments, can't get the trained staff to operate these machines.

To overcome these obstacles by bridging the gap and to provide a comprehensive learning platform, Aura Skin Institute has envisaged the concept of bringing training programs for doctors, aestheticians, nurses and other medical personnel. The secondary rationale being our belief that 'teaching is like learning twice' and 'knowledge increases by sharing'; so in the process we augment our own knowledge bank as well.

Our training programs are very interactive and provide extensive hands-on training apart from didactic lectures, live/video demos, working manuals and an access to webinars on latest topics by various international experts.

OBJECTIVES

The objectives of training courses at Aura Skin Institute are:

  • To contribute in National Skill Development Programme by producing experts that are industry-ready
  • To impart candidates with enough knowledge and practical skill in Cosmetic Dermatology that they can offer result-oriented, quality care to the patients without compromising on their safety
  • To produce uniform and quality human resources
  • To ensure that after completing our training course, candidates are capable and confident enough to venture into their own private practice

TRAINING COURSES

Fellowship / Clinical Training Programs in Cosmetic Dermatology at Aura Skin Institute:

  • BASIC
  • INTERMEDIATE
  • ADVANCED
Sr. No. Course Thematic Content Duration
1. Fellowship (Level - Basic) Lasers and Aesthetic Dermatology 2 weeks
2. Fellowship (Level - Intermediate) Lasers and Aesthetic Dermatology (including Body Contouring) 3 weeks
3. Fellowship (Level - Advanced) Lasers and Aesthetic Dermatology (including Body Contouring & Hair Transplant) 4 weeks

* Maximum number of candidates per batch per course being not more than 2 at any given time.
Batches start 1st and 16th of every month.

SELECTION PROCESS

  • Eligibility: Candidates who are currently pursuing or have completed following curriculum are eligible for enrolment:

    • MBBS/MD/MCh/DNB
    • BDS/MDS
  • Course Duration: 2 weeks, 3 weeks and 4 weeks
  • Selection criteria:

    • Submission of application forms accompanied by a Curriculum Vitae and testimonials
    • Screening of application for compliance of basic qualification and testimonials
    • Short listing of applicants on first-come-first-served basis and personal interview

SYLLABUS

  1. Fellowship (Level - Basic): Lasers & Aesthetic Dermatology

    • Week 1 (Introduction, Brief & Future prospects of Cosmetic Dermatology)
    • Week 2 (Laser Treatments and Anti-aging Solutions)
  2. Fellowship (Level – Intermediate): Lasers, Aesthetic Dermatology & Body Contouring

    • Week 1 (Introduction, Brief & Future prospects of Cosmetic Dermatology)
    • Week 2 (Laser Treatments and Anti-aging Solutions)
    • Week 3 (Body Contouring & Dermato-surgeries)
  3. Fellowship (Level – Advanced): Lasers, Aesthetic Dermatology, Body Contouring & Hair Transplant

    • Week 1 (Introduction, Brief & Future prospects of Cosmetic Dermatology)
    • Week 2 (Laser Treatments and Anti-aging Solutions)
    • Week 3 (Body Contouring & Dermato-surgeries)
    • Week 4 (Hair Transplant)

ASSESSMENT PROCESS FOR CERTIFICATION

  • Examination, Viva & Practical
  • Results and Award (Certification) ceremony

Assessment System of Trainees

The assessment of candidates will be a continuous process. Each candidate will be required to maintain a logbook, wherein his/her clinical, teaching and research activities, through the period of his/her training, will be entered.

Final Examination

It will be conducted in the last week of the completion of course and will consist of total 200 Marks and time duration as detailed below:

Sr. No. Exam Marks Duration
1. Theory 100 60 min
2. Viva and Practical 80 30 min
3. Internal assessment
(Based on log book and daily Performance)
20 ---

The candidate will have to score at least 60% in aggregate to be eligible for getting the completion certificate. After the final examination, the candidate will continue training for the remaining period of his/her course.

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Other Facilities

  • Class rooms and Research Lab equipped with internet and AV facilities
  • Library and Seminar Hall
  • Operation Theater
  • Canteen, Drinking water and general water supply and sanitary facilities
  • Generator with 24X7 power back-up
  • Research, Placement and Training Cell
  • Transport/Cab facility
  • PG facilities with Pick and Drop Service
  • Bank-ATM/Courier/Post Office facilities

"Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn."

Benjamin Franklin
Aura Skin Institute makes every possible effort to involve you to the core!!!