The Professional Certificate in Advanced Aesthetic is an Internationally certified Program for Nurses, Aestheticians & Spa Owners.

The Program is open for Nurses, Aestheticians & Spa Owners who are beginners in Aesthetics, as well as for those who have already started and require more training in their Aesthetic practice.

The Program is conducted ONSITE over 5-continuous days, and Learners will have access to the ONLINE LIBRARY for a period of 12-months, which they can use to study at their own comfort.

Learners will first undergo the theory module in Advanced Aesthetic, which is conducted by IIWAM. Learners who pass the theory module (foundation program) will receive the Assured Certificate in Principles of Advanced Aesthetic from IIWAM and City & Guilds of London Institute. Learners who completed the foundation Program, can then pursue the Professional Certificate in Advanced Aesthetic which is certified by European International University (EIU).

The aim of this Program is to teach the principles of Aesthetic science and ensure Learners will be knowledgeable and ethical in their practice. Since the regulation for the practice of Aesthetics varies from country to country, it is imperative that Learners abide by the rules & regulations as set forth by their local health council or regulators with regards to their eligibility to administer Aesthetic procedures.

The Registration fee is USD 450 or RM 1800 (paid upon registration), and the Program fee is USD 2150 or RM 9000 (paid before the due date). Please contact IIWAM for the rebate schemes and payment plans.


Professional Certificate in Advanced Aesthetic (PCAA)

Intake Date

Please refer to Program Calendar

Entry Level

Nurses, Aestheticians & Spa Owners


Onsite learning for 5-continuous days with online library access for self-learning

Certificate I (Theory)

Assured Certificate in Principles of Advanced Aesthetic from IIWAM

Certificate II

Professional Certificate in Advanced Aesthetic from European University

Registration Fee

USD 450 (USD Four Hundred Fifty Only) for International candidates

Program Fee

USD 2150 (USD Two Thousand One Hundred and Fifty Only) for International candidates

Registration Fee

RM 1800 (RM One Thousand Eight Hundred Only) for Malaysian candidates

Program Fee

RM 9000 (RM Nine Thousand Only) for Malaysian candidates

Payment Plans

Early Payment Scheme, Split Payment Scheme & Easy Payment Scheme


The Program consists of a theory module and a clinical module.

Theory lectures will be conducted in the morning from 9.30 am to 1.00 pm and the clinical training will be conducted from 2.00 pm to 4.30 pm. The clinical training may extend beyond 4.30 pm depending on the number of cases that are being demonstrated or performed.

The theory module consists of:

  • Onsite theory lectures.
  • Online learning.
  • Revision.
  • Written MCQ (Multiple Choice Question) exam, on the last day of the Program.

The clinical module / training consists of:

  • Clinical demonstration of Aesthetic procedures by IIWAM trainers.
  • Learners are then required to perform the Aesthetic procedures under supervision, and document the procedures into a clinical logbook, provided by IIWAM.
  • Learners must submit the logbook within 1-year from the date of Program.

The Program is conducted over 5-continuous days, with theory lectures in the morning, followed by clinical demonstration and Aesthetic training in the afternoon. Learners will be taught (theory) on principles of Aesthetic Medicine, including understanding Botulinum Toxin, Dermal Fillers, Skin Boosters, Laser Skin Rejuvenation, Chemical Peel and other Aesthetic procedures. During the clinical training, Learners are required to observe and assist in the clinical procedures under supervision and document the procedures into a logbook. Trainers will also emphasis on how to avoid Aesthetic complications.

There will be a revision and written MCQ exam on the last day.


Morning (9.30 am - 1.00 pm)

Afternoon (2.00 pm - 4.30 pm)

Day 1

Overview of Aesthetic Medicine

Clinical demo in Botulinum Toxin

Day 2

Principles of Botulinum Toxin

Clinical demo in Botulinum Toxin

Day 3

Principles of Dermal Filler

Clinical demo in Dermal Filler & Toxin

Day 4

Principles of Laser Science, Chemical Peel & Microdermabrasion

Clinical demo in Dermal Filler, Laser & Chemical Peel

Day 5

Revision & Exam

Awards & group picture


The assessment for the theory module consists of:

  • Achieving 75% onsite/online attendance.
  • Passing the written MCQ exam.

The assessment for the clinical module consists of:

  • Assisting and documenting the Aesthetic procedures as per the training.
  • Submitting the duly completed logbook to the Institute within 1-year from the date of the Program.

Learners are entitled for THREE (3) International certificates.

Learners who complete the theory module will receive the Assured Certificate in Principles of Advanced Aesthetic from IIWAM and Certificate of CPD in Aesthetic Medicine from CPD International (UK).

Learners will then be entitled to receive the Professional Certificate in Advanced Aesthetic, which is certified and awarded by European International University.

Learners must complete both the theory and clinical assessment in order to receive the said certificates.


By the end of the Program, Learners shall:

  • Have improved their theoretical knowledge in the principles of Aesthetic Medicine.
  • Be aware of different Aesthetic pharmaceuticals and devices.
  • Be familiar as how Medical Doctors perform Aesthetic procedures.
  • Be able to identify Aesthetic Medical complications.
  • Be skilled to assist in Aesthetic Medical procedures.
  • Be aware and abide by their local Aesthetic Medical regulations.

The fee for this Program (for International candidates) is as follows:

  • Registration fee is USD 450 (USD Four Hundred Fifty Only), paid upon registration.
  • Program fee is USD 2150 (USD Two Thousand One Hundred and Fifty Only), paid before the due date.

The fee for this Program (for Malaysian candidates) is as follows:

  • Registration fee is RM 1800 (RM One Thousand Eight Hundred Only), paid upon registration.
  • Program fee is RM 9000 (RM Nine Thousand Only), paid before the due date.

Fee is inclusive of:

  • Theory lectures, clinical demonstration & clinical training.
  • Examination fee.
  • Certification fee.
  • Medical Indemnity Insurance (to protect the Learner when he / she assists the procedure at the Institute).
  • Use of clinical premises.
  • Use of Laser devices.
  • Access to IIWAM’s Online Aesthetic Medical Library for 12-months.

Fee is NOT inclusive of:

  • Travelling, accommodation and food.
  • Aesthetic pharmaceuticals.
  • Other reference textbooks.
  • Graduation ceremony and fees.
  • Other ancillary costing.

Please note that the fee is subject to change but is protected upon paying the Registration fee.


IIWAM offers several rebate plans. It includes:


IIWAM is a registered training provider with HRD Corp and SOCSO, and is eligible to award Education Subsidy Scheme (ESS) for certain Programs. However, please note that this Program is not an MQA accredited Program, and therefore Malaysian Learners will not be entitled to withdraw KWSP/EPF for this Program.

Please contact us for more details on the rebates and Education Subsidy Scheme (ESS).


Payment can be made via our website’s secured Online Payment Gateway, using a Credit Card or Online Bank Transfer.

International Candidates will be charged in USD currency and Malaysian Candidates can pay in local currency.


The Aesthetic theory lectures are very detailed. Trainers will cover important chapters, clinical papers and slides from each topic. Trainers will also advise Learners on how to use IIWAM Online Aesthetic Medical Library and areas to focus during their online learning. Learners are strongly advised to review the slides and other online contents before and after each lecture series.

Theory topics include:

  • Introduction to Aesthetic Medicine.
  • Setting Up an Aesthetic Medical Practice.
  • Aesthetic Medical Regulatory Affairs.
  • Aesthetic Anatomy and Facial Analysis.
  • Integumentary System, Aesthetic Dermatology, Pharmacology and Psychology.
  • Managing Common Aesthetic Conditions.
  • Principles of Botulinum Toxin (BTA) in Aesthetic Medicine.
  • Practicing Dermal Fillers (DF) in Aesthetic Medicine.
  • Skin Rejuvenation using Lasers.
  • Hair Removal using long-pulsed Lasers.
  • Tattoo Removal using Q-Switch and Pico Lasers.
  • Radiofrequency, Infrared and High Intense Focused Ultrasound (HIFU) for skin tightening.
  • Chemical Peel and Chemical Skin Rejuvenation.
  • Microdermabrasion and Skin Rejuvenation.
  • Principles of wound healing and Cellular Medicine.
  • Introduction to Skin Boosters.
  • Introduction to Barbed Suture Technology (Threadlift) using PDO and APTOS threads.
  • Complications and updated rescue protocols for Aesthetic Medical procedures.
  • Clinical paper and case discussion, including recent updates in Aesthetic Medicine.

The Aesthetic clinical training is equally intense and detailed. Trainers will demonstrate the injectable and Laser procedures. Learners are trained to be competent in asssiting Aesthetic doctors. Learners are advised to review online clinical training videos in Aesthetic Medicine before and after each lecture series.

The Aesthetic clinical assistant training will cover the following procedures:

  • Botulinum toxin for facial lines & wrinkles.
  • Botulinum toxin for brow reshaping.
  • Botulinum toxin for facial recontouring.
  • Botulinum toxin for hyperhidrosis.
  • Dermal Filler for facial lines & folds.
  • Dermal Filler for nasolabial fold & marionette line.
  • Dermal Filler for nose, lip & chin augmentation.
  • Dermal Filler for volumizing the midface.
  • Laser Skin Rejuvenation using Q-Switch NdYAG (1064 nm, 532 nm) Laser and Fractional CO2 (10,600 nm) Laser.
  • Laser Skin Rejuvenation using Fractional CO2 (10,600 nm) Laser.
  • Laser for Pigmentary Disorders using Q-Switch NdYAG (1064 nm, 532 nm) Laser.
  • Laser for Laser Tattoo Removal using Q-Switch NdYAG (1064 nm, 532 nm) Laser.
  • Laser Hair Removal using Long Pulse Laser.
  • Carbon Peel using Q-Switch NdYAG (1064 nm) Laser.
  • Surgical CO2 Laser for skin tags, moles and warts (advanced training).
  • Chemical peel, including combination peel (Glycolic Acid, Jessner Peel & Modified Jessner Peel).
  • Whitening peel using Vitamin C, Glutathione, Azelaic Acid and Kojic Acid.
  • Demonstration of PDO and APTOS Thread Lift procedures (advanced training).
  • Demonstration of Skin Booster (Redensity I, Profhilo and Restylane Skin Boosters) procedures (advanced training).
  • Demonstration of platelet rich plasma (PRP) and platelet rich fibrin (PRF) procedures (advanced training).
  • Demonstration of other additional indications and correction of complication

IIWAM also offers additional Clinical Training Support (CTS) Program for the Learners. The CTS Program is an initiative taken by IIWAM to help Learners improve their clinical skills and also to complete their logbook. IIWAM conducts CTS Program once a month and the dates will be announced few months earlier for Learners to make preparation to attend the Program. There is NO training fee for CTS Programs. Learners will only need to get the supplies/products and possibly subjects. Senior trainers will be available during CTS to coach Learners on advanced indications. The CTS Program is available for Medical Doctors & Dentists only, while Non-Doctors can observe and assist in the CTS Program.


IIWAM Online Aesthetic Medical Library, hosted by DAOS (US) contains over thousands of clinical slides, clinical papers, textbooks and journals, which are constantly updated. There are also several clinical training videos, cadaveric dissection and master anatomy videos.

The Online Aesthetic Medical Library gives Learners the freedom to study, anytime, anywhere at their own convenience. The Online Aesthetic Medical Library is accessible for 12-months. Learners will be given access to the Online Library once they complete the full payment.


The Professional Diploma in Aesthetic Medicine (issued by European International University) comes along with Digital Credentials that allows employers, government agencies and other relevant personnel to verify the Learners credentials. The Digital Credentials authenticates that the Learner has undergone a genuine Aesthetic Medical training Program. Learners can also display their Digital Credentials on their social media.


IIWAM is a registered Continuous Professional Development (CPD) trainer with Malaysian Medical Association (MyCPD and CPD Online). Malaysian Medical Doctors are entitled for the Continuous Professional Development (CPD) points for certain Programs (MyCPD and CPD Online), while International Doctors can utilize the training transcript provided by the Institute to apply for CPD points in their countries. Here are examples of some of the CPD Programs, conducted by IIWAM (click the links below to view Program details):


The Letter of Credentialing and Privileging Examination, conducted by the Ministry of Health (Malaysia) applies for Malaysian Medical Doctors ONLY.

Malaysian Medical Doctors who completed the Professional Diploma in Aesthetic Medicine program can apply for the Letter of Credentialing and Privileging (LCP) Board Examination, conducted by the Ministry of Health (Malaysia).

Doctors who are planning to sit for the LCP Board Exam are advised to join the Professional Diploma in Aesthetic Medicine (LCP) Program and NOT the Professional Diploma in Aesthetic Medicine (INT) Program. The Professional Diploma in Aesthetic Medicine (LCP) Program syllabus complies with the guidelines drafted by the Malaysian Ministry of Health (MOH or KKM) LCP sub-committee.

More information regarding the KKM LCP application and examination process will be discussed during the training Program. Alternatively, please visit our blog to find out more about MOH or KKM LCP application and examination process.


IIWAM training Programs are different from other Cosmetology or Aesthetic courses.

Cosmetology schools or courses are meant for beauticians, and the training includes eyebrow threading, eyebrow embroidery, manicure, pedicure, non-Laser hair removal or waxing. Some cosmetology courses also teach about micro needling, micro peeling, Chemical Peels and other non-invasive procedures.

The Professional Diploma in Aesthetic Medicine is designed to teach Doctors and Dentists the principles of Aesthetic Medicine and on how to prescribe and perform Aesthetic procedures in a safe and correct manner. It also covers ethical Aesthetic practices and on how to prevent & manage Aesthetic complications. The objective is to develop knowledgeable, skilled and confident Aesthetic Doctors.

The Professional Certificate in Advance Aesthetic is for Nurses, Aestheticians and Spa Owners. This Program trains them on the principles of Aesthetic Medicine and how to consult and assist in Aesthetic procedures in a correct manner. It also teaches them on ethical Aesthetic practices and on how to identify & prevent Aesthetic complications.

The Advanced Trainings are stand-alone training for those who have completed the Professional Diploma in Aesthetic Medicine and slightly experienced practitioners. Beginners are advised to join the Professional Diploma programs.

All the Programs are NOT a cosmetology or a post-graduate course. Importantly, practitioners are trained to abide by their local health regulations pertaining to their eligibility to administer Aesthetic procedures in all IIWAM’s training Programs.


The Institute shall bear the cost of Botulinum toxin, Dermal Filler and Chemical Peel when the Trainer does the procedures for demonstration purposes. Learners are required to buy their own Botulinum Toxin, Dermal Filler and Chemical Peel to do their own procedures. The cost of supplies is slightly cheaper at the Institute. Click to view IIWAM PRODUCT brochure.

Brands of Botulinum toxin used in the training:

  • Botox® from Allergan.
  • Dysport® from IPSEN.
  • Xeomin® from Merz.

Brands of Dermal Filler used in the training:

  • Hyaluronic acid (Teosyal, Juvederm, Restylane, Belotero, Apriline, etc).
  • Agarose (Algeness).
  • Calcium Hydroxyapatite (Radiesse).
  • Polycaprolactone (Elansee).
  • Polylactic acid (Sculptura).

Brands of Chemical Peel used in the training:

  • Modified Jessner Peel (Mesoestetic).
  • Jessner Peel (Professional Solutions).
  • Alpha Hydroxy Acid (AHA).
  • Retinoic Acid Peel.

Brands of Skin Boosters used in the training:

  • Redensity I from Teosyal.
  • Profhilo from IBSA.
  • Restylane Vital and Restylane Vital Light from Galderma.

Brands of Threads used in the training:

  • PDO threads from N-Finders (Korea).
  • PDO and PCL threads from White Medience (Korea).
  • PDO, Hyaluronic Acid, PLA and PCL threads from APTOS.
  • PCL threads from Silhouette Soft.

Types of Stem Cells used in the training:

  • Exosomes.
  • Human Umbilical Cord Mesenchymal Stem Cell - Haemopoietic.
  • Human Umbilical Cord Mesenchymal Stem Cell - Cord Jelly.
  • Autologous Mesenchymal Stem Cell - Haemopoietic, Marrow & Adipose Tissue.

International Institute of Wellness & Aesthetic Medicine (IIWAM), previously known as Aesthetic Academy Asia, is a Medical Training Institute that provides evidence based Aesthetic courses, with INTERNATIONAL Certificates to Medical Doctors and Dentists.

The Academy also offers Advanced Aesthetic courses (Non-Medical) to Nurses, Pharmacists, Aestheticians and Spa Owners.

IIWAM aim is to develop knowledgeable, skilled & confident Aesthetic Medical practitioners who are ethical and of International reputation.

IIWAM is the first institute in the World to offer Aesthetic Medical training Program with International Certificate from City & Guilds of London Institute, CPD Standards (UK) and European International University (EIU).

IIWAM’s affiliations and appointments include:

  • Assured by City & Guilds of London Institute.
  • Certified by European International University.
  • Registered training provider for Human Resource Development Corp (Malaysia).
  • Registered training provider for SOCSO (Malaysia).
  • Registered Continuous Professional Development (CPD) training provider for Malaysian Medical Association.

IIWAM core Programs include:

  • Professional Diploma in Aesthetic Medicine Programs for Doctors & Dentists.
  • Professional Certificate in Advanced Aesthetic for Nurses, Pharmacists, Aestheticians and Spa Owners.
  • Advanced Aesthetic Nursing Courses.
  • Advanced Aesthetic Courses for Aestheticians (Beauticians) and Spa Owners.

IIWAM also offers special Programs, such as:

  • Regenerative and Cellular Medicine Program.
  • Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) and Stem Cell Training Program.
  • Advanced Dermal Filler Courses.
  • Lip, Nose and Chin Filler Courses.
  • Advanced Botulinum (Botox, Dysport & Xeomin) Courses.
  • Laser Skin Rejuvenation Programs.
  • Laser Tattoo Removal Programs.
  • Laser Hair Removal Programs.
  • Chemical Peel Programs.
  • Basic and Advanced Thread lift Courses.

City & Guilds of London Institute is one the World’s renowned educational organization that has high teaching standards. City & Guilds awards their Assured Seal of Conformity to training Programs upon stringent quality assessment. The Seal of Conformity from City & Guilds verifies that the training Program meets International benchmarked standards and gives Learners the confidence they need in choosing a training Program. The Certificate from City & Guilds is Digitalized, verifying that the Learner has undergone a genuine and a well-structured training Program.


The European International University (EIU) is a private International University, registered in Paris, France. European International University is an ASIC accredited body. ASIC (Accreditation Service for International Schools, Colleges and Universities) is an accreditation body that is recognized by the U.K. government.

The Certificate from European International University is Digitalized, allowing agencies and employers from to verify the Learner’s training details.

IIWAM is also the World’s first training Centre to offer Aesthetic Medical training Programs which are certified by European University.


The Course Director is Assoc Prof Dr Morthy. He started his career in Aesthetic Medicine in 1999 and started teaching since year 2007. He has also published several clinical papers on Lasers, Fillers and Botulinum Science in renowned journals. He is one of the first to be awarded Professorship in Aesthetic Medicine, in 2007 from UCSI University, followed by MAHSA University and European University.

His professional achievements include:

  • Founding President of Malaysian Society of Aesthetic Medicine (MSAM).
  • Awarded (Honorary) Diploma for Professional Achievements & Contribution for Intellectual Progress, Oxford.
  • Awarded (Honorary) Letter of Credentialing & Privileging (LCP), Malaysia.
  • Awarded as “Member in Good Standing” by International Association of Physicians in Aesthetic Medicine (IAPAM).
  • Appointed as Adjunct Professor for UCSI Masters in Aesthetic & Anti-Aging Medicine.
  • Appointed as Associate Member of the American Society of Laser Surgery.
  • Appointed as Trainer for Medical Aesthetic Certification (MAC) Program.
  • Appointed as Head of Academy of Aesthetic Medicine and Assoc Professor, MAHSA University.
  • Appointed as Chairman for Aesthetic Academy Asia.
  • Awarded the title of Professor by European University.
  • Appointed to the Editorial Board & Organizing Committee Member of World Dermatology & Aesthetic Congress.
  • Appointed to the Editorial Board of Acta Scientific.
  • Appointed to the Editorial Board of Clinical Dermatology Open Access Journal.
  • Honorary speaker for Korean Society of Aesthetic Medicine.
  • Honorary speaker for PERDESTI, Indonesia and SWAM ID, Indonesia.
  • Honorary speaker for World Aesthetic Dermatology Society, Peru.
  • Honorary speaker for Society of Anti-Aging & Regenerative Medicine (SAAARM), Malaysia.
  • Key Opinion Leader and Trainer for Dysport (Malaysia), Decoria (Sweden), N-Finders (Korea) and Algeness (USA).

IIWAM has several resident trainers and International trainers.

Most of the trainings are conducted by the resident trainers while International trainers are invited regularly for Continuous Professional Development (CPD) events. All Learners will be notified of Continuous Professional Development (CPD) Programs and are encouraged to join the event. Click here to view our TRAINERS 


If you have decided to start a career in Aesthetics, with International recognitions, then:

  • Please click the ENQUIRY button to email us if there are any questions, or message us via MESSENGER or WHATSAPP.
  • Alternatively, just go to the CALENDAR page and select the batch (date) and Program that you want to join.
  • Once the batch (date) and Program is chosen, go to the REGISTRATION page and register.
  • Registration fee must be made upon registering while the Program fee can be made later, but before the due date
  • Download the Letter of Offer and Schedule.
  • Lastly, join the Program and Have a Great Future in Aesthetics with IIWAM.