Training sessions with Dr Jake
The quality of injecting across the world is extremely variable. There are no formal qualifications and in Australia, any nurse, doctor or dentist can inject - regardless of their skill.. Dr Jake therefore believes that it's our personal duty as injectors to continually improve our consultation skills, technical ability, complications knowledge and expand our knowledge base every year. Unlike generic courses, he aims to offer a unique and tailored session, specifically for your own needs.
the australian injectable market
The Australian injectable market is unique and is largely shaped by the multi-chain clinics. Competition is fierce, prices are low and the playing field is rapidly evolving. If injectors don't continually up-skill, challenge themselves and seek out new knowledge, they will be left behind.
Only the most passionate and most open-minded injectors who are willing to adapt with the times will succeed. These injectors will be able to modify there techniques no matter what patient comes into their clinic and be able to treat them with confidence.
It's also worth saying that injecting can be a lonely world and even successful injectors in busy clinics can feel isolated. It can be difficult to progress or do more advanced treatments when balancing making a living and not putting your patients at risk.
Dr Jake will provide injectors with a safe place to discuss their weaknesses and the things that they find difficult. Injectors unfortunately work in a filtered, Instagram-dominated and ultra-competitive space - so this opportunity gives injectors a private place to learn, practice and grow without judgement.
why be trained by Dr Jake?
Dr Jake has become known as a leading injector and key opinion leader internationally.
He co-founded his own podcast 'Inside Aesthetics' that has had over 700,000 listens in over 55 countries.
He is also a partner of Skinceuticals, the world's leading skincare company and he launch their Custom D.OS.E device in 2021.
Dr Jake completed a 3 year Anatomy degree and his dissertation focused on facial morphology. He then completed a 5 year medical degree before training as a surgeon in the UK & Australia. for a decade.
He taught for the Royal College of Surgeons England, training doctors in surgical techniques and supervised juniors learning to operate in theatre.
Dr Jake's injecting philosophy is to understand a patients motivation for treatments and then develop a holistic treatment plan. People may come with a list of wants and pictures from Instagram that they aspire to - but at the end of the day they aren't the experts, injectors are.
He promotes full face treatments and uses the MD Codes™ technique to inject.
He believes in restoring people's optimal anatomical baseline to create stunning but also natural-looking results.
Allergan trainer & KOL
In 2018 Dr Jake become a trainer and key opinion leader for the Allergan Medical Institute.
In this role he trains doctors, surgeons and nurses in theory, hands on injecting and the latest anti-wrinkle and filler techniques. He also gets access to the latest training himself from world experts.
MD Codes™ Mentorship
In January 2020, Dr Jake was selected in a global application process as one of only 59 injectors in the world to undertake a two year mentorship under Dr Mauricio De Maio.
The mentorship is upskilling him to becoming a recognised MD Codes™ trainer and expert teacher of injectables.
why do you need mentoring?
Every professional needs ongoing development and no-one is perfect. When Dr Jake was a surgical trainee, every operation he did was scrutinised, graded and documented in an online logbook that he had to present to the surgical college each year. This proved his experience and competency for practical skills that were learnt only with experience and time.
This type of system doesn't (yet!) exist for injectables and so the best injectors can explicitly choose to differentiate themselves from the rest by being better in everything that they do. Sadly, injectables are often treated by both patients and other medical professionals as 'beauty treatments'. But in Dr Jake's opinion, this is unacceptable. Medical professionals have a special relationship with their patients (they are not 'clients') and as such we need to elevate everything that we do to give them the best outcomes. Our patients should never, ever be injected unless there is a clear plan, using logical, repeatable and as safe as possible methods.
Dr Jake aims to help injectors as a teacher, as a confidant, as a mentor and as someone who you can trust in the professional environment. Whilst training should be an enjoyable experience, you'll be pushed to be better. Occasionally some harsh truths might be given in a constructive manner to show you the bigger picture and for you to advance to your next injecting level.
things to think about before booking a mentoring session
Before booking a training session, it's important to think clearly about where you're at. Think about the typical patients you see, what you're not so good at and try to focus in on what you'll most benefit from. It's best to be brutally honest with yourself and think about your last year or two of injecting:
- what have you struggled with?
- are you getting bad outcomes that you can't explain?
what areas do you avoid injecting?
- what problems have you encountered?
- do you get frequently find that you have tricky consultations?
- do you frequently have unhappy patients?
- are you anxious about injecting?
- do you feel out of your depth sometimes?
- have you had many complications?
- what do you learn from the complications to avoid them again?
- how many complaints have you had in the last 12 month?
- what did you do about these complaints?
what does the training include?
- a 4 hour, one on one training session with Dr Jake in your own clinic (Sydney-based injectors only)
- learn to fine tune your consultation process
- understanding the purpose and basics of clinical photography
-learn how to do a detailed assessment of your patient's needs
- understand treatment planning
- business hints and tips
- inject 2-4 models with Dr Jake supervising you
Depending on what your needs are, anti-wrinkle treatments, fillers or fat dissolving treatments can be done on the day
*Additional injectors can attend for an additional $500 (observation only)
models & products used
To keep your costs to a minimum, it's strongly recommended that you charge your models for any stock used on the day. This will be supplied by Dr Jake (not via your clinic) and only products from Allergan's portfolio will be used. Dr Jake can access the best discounts available and you'll only ever be charged cost prices:
-anti-wrinkle product (type B only)= $5.55/unit
- fillers (Allergan Vycross range only)= $210-$270/ml
- fat dissolving product = $650/vial