Here are the collection of Frequent Ask Question about the Medical Aesthetics and our Aesthetics Medical Services Course.

Cléo Hoo

Educational Director of Figureline Aesthetics Academy Mr Cléo Hoo leads the Academy transformation from traditional School of Beauty and Cosmetology to Medical Aesthetics.

What is the definition of Medical Aesthetics?
An area of medical practice which embraces multidisciplinary modalities dedicated to create a harmonious physical and psychological balance through non-invasive, minimally invasive and invasive treatment modalities which are evidence-based. These modalities focus on the anatomy, physiology of the skin and its underlying structures, to modify the otherwise ‘normal’ (non- pathological) appearance in order to satisfy the goals of the patient and are carried out by registered medical practitioners.

What is the Classification of Medical Aesthetics?
Aesthetics Medical can classify into three major class:
a) Non-invasive procedures
This is defined as external applications or treatment procedures that are carried out without creating a break in the skin or penetration of the integument. They target the epidermis only.

b) Minimally invasive procedures
This is defined as treatment procedures that induce minimal damage to the tissues at the point of entry of instruments. These procedures involve penetration or transgression of integument but are limited to the sub-dermis and subcutaneous fat; not extending beyond the superficial musculo- aponeurotic layer of the face and neck, or beyond the superficial fascial layer of the torso and limbs.

c) Invasive procedures
This is defined as treatment procedures that penetrate or break the skin through either perforation, incision or transgression of integument, subcutaneous and/or deeper tissues, often with extensive tissue involvement in both vertical and horizontal planes by various means, such as the use of knife, diathermy, ablative lasers, radiofrequency, ultrasound, cannulae and needles.

Is that safe on Aesthetics Medical procedures?
All aesthetic procedures are not completely safe. Some of the complications commonly encountered include anaesthetic reactions, bleeding, infections, scarring, pigmentary changes (hypo- or hyper pigmentation) and even death. When a procedure has a potential for serious complications, it may be categorised as invasive even if it involves minimal damage to the skin.
So all related practising personal must be well-trained and been Certified.

What about the complaint and what actions will be taken?
Complaints lodged by members of the public on aesthetic medical procedures carried out by a registered medical practitioner, and its outcome, may lead to an inquiry by the Malaysian Medical Council or other relevant units in the Ministry of Health Malaysia(MOH). The Council or MOH after due inquiry, may recommend to the Main Credentialing and Privileging Committee of Aesthetic Medical Practice for review of the Letter of Credentialing and Privileging, and possible removal from the National Registry of Registered Medical Practitioners Practising Aesthetic Medical Practice.

Is that Beautician can practising Medical Aesthetics?
No, Only Doctors with Letter of Credentialing and Privileging (LCP) of Medical Aesthetics Practice are allowed to practising in Malaysia!

So, is that Beautician totally no more involved in Medical Aesthetic?
For Beautician, of course out of the Medical Aesthetic
But every doctor need nurse, Surgical specialist need assistant, Medical Aesthetic Doctors need assistants.
In the evolution of the industry, Beautician had evolving into Cosmetologist, and now further upgrades into Assistant of Medical Aesthetic, the Aesthetician!!

Does Figureline Aesthetic Academy Trained Aesthetic Medical Practitioners?
We strictly following the Guideline from Ministry of Health: Guideline on Aesthetic Medical Practice for Registered Medical Practitioners. With the reference, we establish our Aesthetics Medical Services Courses to train the Aesthetician that industry needs now to fill in immediate vacancies of industries.

Many mechanism claim that they can made Beautician Practising Medical Aesthetic, does they right?
In Malaysia already very strict and clear after MOH reviews the Guideline on Aesthetic Medical Practice for Registered Medical Practitioners. Only current Medical Practitioners allow to practice the Medical Aesthetic after they getting LCP for the authority.