About The Institute of Dermal Science
The Institute of Dermal Science (IDS) is Ireland’s newest Advanced Aesthetic Training facility. Located in the beautiful town of Castlecomer, 15 mins outside Kilkenny City, Ireland. At IDS our aim is to provide the most advanced aesthetic courses in the South East of Ireland.
Our founder and head trainer Nicola Kieran has over 13 years industry experience, having worked and trained in both Ireland & Australia. Nicola qualified as a beauty therapist in 2007 (Ireland), and then spent seven years in Australia upskilling to become a dermal therapist. During that time, Nicola worked alongside cosmetic doctors gaining invaluable experience and knowledge in the aesthetics industry. Nicola now wants to share her knowledge and experience to educate therapists in the Irish Beauty & Aesthetics industry.
At IDS we will be offering ITEC/VTCT certified courses in level 2, 3, 4 & 5 in Beauty, Makeup and Aesthetics. These NEW courses being launched are quickly being sought after as the Aesthetics industry has taken off over the last 2 years in the EU. Irish insurance now seeks that each individual must hold these qualifications to perform advanced aesthetics treatments as new guidelines are now in place.