About

Our Role

The Welsh Aesthetic and Cosmetic Society has been established to provide an educational and best practice forum for practitioner professionals delivering aesthetic and cosmetic services to the people of Wales. With a variety of educational resources available to members including biannual conferences, WACS has a central role in improving the standards of practice for the industry and its patients.


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Our Board

As a not for profit members organisation WACS has an elected Executive Board covering all aspects of aesthetic and cosmetic medicine. This enables the organisation to consider any practice related issue.


Jane Laferla

Jane Laferla

Board Member


Jane Laferla is a Registered Nurse and Independent Nurse Prescriber specialising in aesthetic medicine since 2007. Aside from a busy clinical aesthetic practice in Cardiff, Jane is a national clinical trainer for Schuco International (London) and the Lead Nurse for Wales for the British Association of Cosmetic Nurses. As an approved NMC mentor and qualified educator Jane offers training, mentorship and clinical supervision to practitioners new to the aesthetic speciality and for Level 7 certificate in Aesthetic Practice. Jane is a registered member of the ACE complications group.

Sophie Riddell

Sophie Riddell

Board Member


Sophie’s interest in aesthetics and dermatology began in 2004 when she completed a pharmaceutical Masters specializing in dermatological disease and its effect on quality of life. This research led to multiple publications and presentations at national and international meetings, including the International Quality and Safety in Healthcare forum.

After becoming an independent prescriber in 2009 she continued to work as a specialist clinical pharmacist prescriber within the NHS as well as pursuing experience in Non-Surgical cosmetic procedures, training alongside surgeons and specialist nurses in this field. Being an advocate of the importance of anatomical knowledge in aiding safe aesthetic practice, Sophie has gained extensive training in the management and prevention of dermal filler complications, facial profile restoration and rejuvenation treatments.

Jeremy Isaac

Jeremy Isaac

Board Member


Jeremy Isaac has been a principal dentist for over twenty years and has a special interest in aesthetic, cosmetic and implant dentistry, along with facial rejuvenation. He qualified from University College Hospital, London in 1982 and acquired further qualifications following extensive post graduate study.

Jeremy has a passion for cosmetic dentistry, is a member of numerous dental associations and is involved in continual professional development. He is also a certified Cerec trainer and is regularly invited to instruct and lecture at conferences, becoming a mentor to many of his fellow dental professionals.

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Our Members

WACS is a representative group for everyone in Wales interested in aesthetic and cosmetic medicine. Whether you work in the medical and healthcare sector, in local government, as an independent business/ practitioner in the aesthetic and cosmetic industry as an independent business/ practitioner, or you are a patient, WACS is here to support you.

Taking a multidisciplinary approach, the society aims to support everyone: nurses, dentists, GPs, cosmetic doctors, pharmacists, and surgeons.


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Our sponsors & supporters

WACS is a not for profit organisation and as such it relies on membership fees and sponsorship from a number of commercial organisations.

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