Merz Aesthetics recruits new Merz Innovation Partners

28 June, 2021 / editorial

Merz Aesthetics is delighted to announce the addition of three new Merz Innovation Partners (MIPs); Dr Chris Hutton, Dr Dev Patel, and Dr Max Malik. Each of the three MIPs will play their own specialist role as part of the MIP educational team.

The Merz Innovation Board (MIB) and the Merz Innovation Partner (MIP) team are Merz Aesthetics’ group of clinical educators and ambassadors. All experienced trainers and well-respected Healthcare Practitioners (HCPs), this community deliver a wide variety of medical education across the full Merz Portfolio and other specialist subjects.

Merz adapted swiftly to the needs of aesthetic practitioners during the pandemic, delivering over 100 webinars reaching more than 1500 individual UK and Irish HCPs on a broad range of subjects from marketing and business support to patient consultation, anatomy and injection techniques. The MIB and MIP team have been integral to the success and expansion of the Merz educational programme ensuring exemplary standards of professionalism, expertise and genuine desire to support the Medical Aesthetics community. Merz have further exciting developments ahead as a new tier, namely Merz Associates, is due to be unveiled in the coming months. 

Merz seek to advance medicine in Aesthetics. It is through the highly regarded and comprehensive educational programme that this Global leader in Aesthetic Medicine continue to demonstrate this commitment to the UK and Irish marketplace.

Dr Chris Hutton MB BCH BAO (QUB) is medical director of his clinic, Array Aesthetics based in Belfast. Dr. Hutton completed his undergraduate medical training at Queen’s University Belfast before pursuing postgraduate education in Aesthetic Medicine at Queen Mary University, London. He has honed his skills alongside some of the most well-known injectors in the UK and Ireland over the last 10 years. As well as his clinic business, Dr Hutton runs a busy training academy to support the professional development of aesthetic practitioners in Northern Ireland, with plans to extend in more locations.

Dr Dev Patel BSc(Hons), MB BS, Dip IMC RCS(Ed), DFFP, DPDerm, MRCGP, DOccMed, is medical director of his award-winning clinic, Perfect Skin Solutions based in Southsea and Founder of clinical skincare brand, CellDerma. Having previously served in the Royal Navy as a Medical Officer and latterly as a GP with a special interest in Dermatology, Dr Patel is now recognised as a leading figure in the aesthetic industry. He is a reputed educator and trainer, having been invited to train medics in Canada, USA, China, Norway, Australia and Brazil and is a regular speaker at global conferences. Dr Patel splits his time between his clinic and training facility, Perfect Skin Academy, sharing his knowledge and expertise with those starting out as well as supporting more advanced practitioners in evolving their skills.

Dr Max Malik MB CHB, PG Dip Derm, MBCAM, MRCPsych, is a highly regarded member of the medical aesthetics community and is acknowledged as an expert Aesthetic Doctor, Dermatologist and Hair Restoration Surgeon. Dr Malik holds a Post Graduate Diploma in Practical Dermatology (Cardiff) and is a full member of the British Association of Hair Restoration Surgeons and the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgeons, ISHRS, USA. He is also a full member of British College of Aesthetic Medicine and a Member of The Royal College of Psychiatrists and a Consultant Psychiatrist. He works from Knightsbridge and Harley Street, London. Dr Malik writes and publishes regularly on the psychology of Aesthetic Medicine and is an expert on Body Dysmorphic Disorder in Aesthetic Medicine. He is an International trainer and educator both in the UK and internationally.

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