Dr Olha is an aesthetic dentist, clinic owner and expert trainer for Cosmetic Courses, her vast experience and knowledge has established her within the aesthetic and dentist industry, along with being a key opinion leader through media outlets such as Channel 4 and BBC Radio.

Olha’s webinar will be aimed at dentists who are interested in pursuing a career in aesthetics, she will discuss the benefits, training routes plus much more!
A must see for those wanting to develop a greater understanding of aesthetics and be able to ask Olha questions!

Find out more about dentists in aesthetics here!

View our online academy here!

We are delighted to announce that we will be exhibiting and demonstrating at Aesthetic Medicine North in Manchester Central

Date: 29th & 30th June 2019
Time: 10.00am – 5:00pm
Stand: A23

Our midlands clinical lead Dr Olha Vorodyukhina will also be demonstrating the latest approach to treating age-related atrophy in a female patient applying MD codes at the Conference Theatre on Saturday 29th June at 3pm. Those wishing to attend the demonstration need to register here.

Dr Olha will also be talking about the importance of training and education in aesthetics. This talk will take place on the live stage on Saturday 29th June at 13.30.

Dr Olha Vorodyukhina graduated in dentistry in 2005 from the Ukrainian Medical Stomatological Academy. She moved to the UK in 2009 and helped her husband run his aesthetic clinic in the Midlands whilst studying for her overseas Registration exam with the GDC, and through this she become interested in aesthetics and decided to train in the industry herself.

Olha completed the majority of her training with Cosmetic Courses and now divides her time between aesthetic and dental work and she also trains with us here at Cosmetic Courses.
In 2017 Dr Olha launched Cosmetic Courses in Nottingham and leads our entire West and East Midlands Training Academy’s.

Dr Olha is looking forward to attending Aesthetic Medicine North this year and even more so having the opportunity to share her expert knowledge on the exciting world of aesthetics.

Find out more about the exhibition and how to get your tickets by visiting their website here.

We will also be offering exclusive deals on our stand throughout the two days so be sure to pop by!

Cosmetic Courses are delighted to announce they are working with Allergan and are now an Allergan appointed training provider for medical aesthetics.

Established in 2002, Cosmetic Courses is the longest established training provider for Botox and Dermal filler training. With the demand for Botox and Dermal Filler treatments increasing Cosmetic Courses ethos is experience, quality and success. Training only registered medical professionals their passion is to make the aesthetics industry safer by providing high quality treatments and training.

Allergan’s spark initiative has been developed help the next generation of aesthetic professionals start on the right path of their aesthetics career. The aim of the initiative is to build the skills and confidence of new medical aesthetics professionals, to elevate the quality of medical aesthetic treatment outcomes to patients and to encourage the ethical growth of medical aesthetics careers and businesses.

John Campbell, Allergan’s Spark Innovation Manager “It is great to welcome Cosmetic Courses as an Allergan Appointed Training Provider. They have been involved from the very early stages to help develop what is now the Spark initiative. Its great seeing Spark move from an International ran pilot to essential a UK launch with a new website.”

Mr Adrian Richards, Clinical Director of Cosmetic Courses adds “This initiative developed by Allergan is very exciting and we are really pleased to be part of it. Working in the industry for 16 years now we understand how challenging it can be for medical professionals to make the transition into the aesthetics industry. Being the UK’s longest established training provider we have developed our courses over the years to incorporate the theory, practical and business to give delegates the best start to their new career. Working together with Allergan and being the first appointed provider is great news for Cosmetic Courses and we are really excited about the Spark and the future this has”.

For more details on the new Spark initiative and to start your journey visit https://eu.allerganspark.com/. For full details on our range of courses visit our courses page

We are excited to announce that we have launched a brand new skincare line exclusive to Cosmetic Courses available for our models to purchase and delegates to stock within their own clinics!

At Cosmetic Courses we have always been passionate about skincare we believe that a good skincare routine combined with aesthetic “tweakments” can change your life, we have also proven that incorporating results driven products into your routine after aesthetic procedures can help elongate results.

 The EYN Range

EYN skincare has been specifically developed to maintain good skin health on a daily basis. The EYN range targets each layer of the skin to thoroughly hydrate and repair, targeting ageing. Providing affordable clinically proven products that work together to achieve brighter and healthier skin.

As we age we lose moisture and elasticity in our skin which causes wrinkles and other signs of ageing to appear. EYN skincare range re-hydrates skin with a series of clinically proven ingredients. It includes lightweight non-oily hydrators and skin revitalising serums to stimulate collagen and elastin, whilst helping skin to repair and renew more rapidly.

The range has been developed with your daily skin health needs in mind and will help refine prose and minimise fine lines and wrinkles as well as address any pigmentation issues.

The Products:

EYN-Product Range

H2∞: Endurance Moisturiser

This luxury silky moisturiser contains clinically proven ingredients to keep your skin optimally hydrated and in peak condition. H2∞ contains tripeptide-1 and tetrapeptide 7, biomimetic peptides to help stimulate growth factors and collagen synthesis, to protect and help restore the skin’s natural moisture barrier and suppress inflammation. Natural tara seed extract works deep within the skin to boost moisture levels and help prevent future dehydration. It’s also high in vitamin C and B. Apply to clean skin on face and neck as required.

Reveal: Glycolic Wash

Contains the natural clinically proven AHAs, glycolic and citric acid to gently remove the build-up of dead skin cells together with salicylic acid to remove impurities and excess oil. This combination will cleanse the skin and increase cell turnover revealing new younger looking cells while preparing the skin for the further application of recommended daily care. Massage one pump onto dry skin. Leave on the skin for a few minutes to get to work before rinsing with warm water and patting dry. Do not use as an eye make-up remover. Can be used once or twice daily.

Protect SPF 50: Daily Tinted Broad Spectrum Sun Protection

A highly effective photo-stable broad spectrum, lightweight physical sunscreen, containing a combination of clinically proven filters to protect the skin against the harmful effects of UV rays. It is water resistant and contains clinically proven AHAs, citric and lactic acid to gently increase cell turnover. It is light and easily absorbed with a natural tint to give an even appearance while having a hydrating effect on the skin and protecting the DNA.

R+: 1% Liposomal Retinol Serum

A powerful and highly effective serum containing one per cent liposomal retinol, a stabilised vitamin A derivative which has been clinically proven to increase cell turnover. R+ will reduce pore size, resulting in firmer younger looking skin as well as reduce visible signs of ageing including pigmentation and uneven skin tone. Apply to clean skin at night. Use as directed. It is also important to use SPF 50 sunscreen, as retinol increases the skin’s sensitivity to sun exposure. For external use only.

c20: Maximum Strength Vitamin C Serum 

Clinically proven L-ascorbic acid at its peak concentration of anti-oxide the activity which is quickly absorbed to remove free radicals preventing skin damage, helping to brighten skin & maintain a youthful appearance. The formulation is supported with ferulic acid to create this light effective day cream.

REFINE: Intensive Eye Serum

Refine is an intensive eye serum which actively works to rejuvenate and repair the signs of ageing. Containing a unique blend of ingredients including vitamin E to hydrate, almond oil to repair and protect against the signs of ageing & lactic acid which has gentle resurfacing properties to diminish the appearance of crows feet & visibly improve clarity & tone.

To find out more & purchase your products please contact the team on 01844 390110 / [email protected] or pop into either our Buckinghamshire or London City clinic.

@cosmeticcourses #EYN


“Aesthetic practitioners happy but need more business support”

Hamilton Fraser Cosmetic Insurance recently carried out an anonymous online survey of more than 300 Cosmetic and Aesthetic Practitioners (CAPs) across the UK. Here are the results:


Practitioners are distributed evenly throughout the UK and Ireland, although there is a notably slightly higher percentage (14%) that operate in the North-West, with Cheshire and Liverpool leading the way with requests for cheek and lip plumping and filler.

Most CAPs come into the industry in their 30s and 40s seeking a new challenge, and three-quarters say they are happy, with aesthetics medicine meeting their expectations as a job. Most CAPs (78%) are part time, and 71% work alone, which correlates with the majority practising in their own home clinics or offering mobile services. One in seven practitioners is male.

More than two thirds of those surveyed had been practising for less than four years, and nearly 40% less than a year, which suggests that as a job or career there are relatively few barriers to entry.

Treatments and Complications

The results showed that three-quarters of patients seek treatment due to their concerns over the signs of ageing, with 82% of CAPs providing dermal fillers and 81% carrying out procedures using Botulinum Toxin.

Fewer than a fifth of CAPs had experienced complications when carrying out a procedure in the last five years, the vast majority of which were minor (expected and self-limiting) or moderate (where the patient was distressed but the issue was resolved). Most of these complications were to do with prolonged swelling and, as with most concerns reassurance of the patient was the best way to manage the issue.

Where others were needed to manage the complication, most CAPs sought guidance from aesthetic doctors or nurse colleagues. Where complications were reported (in less than half of all cases), most CAPs contacted the product manufacturer about the issue, finding them supportive in 90% of cases. When insurers were contacted a slightly lower 81% of CAPs were happy with the support they received.

Whilst 92% of CAPs have medical malpractice insurance in place – with most paying between £500-£700 per year – it means that some 8% of practitioners have no malpractice insurance at all, which is a concern.

Training and Continual Professional Development

Training and Continual Professional Development (CPD) remains an issue for CAPs. Four out of five have been to at least one training event in the last two years, with over half undertaking more than three days’ CPD in the last year alone, yet there is still a great need for both training and support.

The survey showed that some 70% of respondents said they would like more support when setting up their business whilst 88% said they would attend local evening events to learn more about running a successful practitioner business, and most were interested in learning about Training, CPD and business planning

Surprisingly 58% of respondents aren’t members of any relevant professional bodies or associations at all.

For those wanting to learn more about developing a CAP business and finding out where training can be accessed, the second annual Aesthetics Business Conference will be held on 26th September, 2019, at the Royal College of Physicians. The conference offers a full day of educational sessions from leading industry experts in a variety of fields and provides attendees with eight hours’ worth of accredited CPD points. https://www.aestheticsbusinessconference.co.uk/

We kicked off the new year with something new at Cosmetic Courses, we went LIVE! Live stream

Clinical Director of Cosmetic Courses, Mr Adrian Richards was joined by two special guests Ron Myers (Consulting Rooms) & Naomi Di-Scala (Hamilton Fraser) for the live broadcast shown across our Youtube & Facebook page.

The videos are still available to watch on the above channels but to make it more accessible for you we have also uploaded them as podcasts which has been segmented for each of his guests.

You can listen here.

Keep yours eyes (& ears) peeled for more live streams and podcasts in the future but for now we hope you enjoy this insightful recording into the world of aesthetics, its future, its regulations and its ongoing growth! 

On Saturday 19th January our brand new Nottingham clinic opened its doors for its official launch day! 

After a busy couple of months Dr Olha Voroduykhina (Midlands Clinical Lead) and her team were ecstatic to finally be able to show off all their hard work.

Due to their incredible expansion it was only right they moved to a bigger clinic, renovated to provide our high standards of training and accommodate their growth.

The day itself consisted of a welcome lecture held by Dr Olha, 1-2-1 consultations for models, opportunities for delegates to enjoy informal chats with trainers about their training and future courses, along with live demonstrations including one from a brand new aesthetic treatment coming to the clinic, the direct plasma pen (be sure to keep your eyes peeled for when we launch this!)

You can find out more about our brand new clinic by clicking here & we hope to see you there soon!

2018 Love Island contestant Alexandra Cane has made the headlines recently over her invasive skin treatment. Many of her 1.2M Instagram followers were shocked when she took to her Instagram stories to reveal the recovery process of the invasive procedure showing a red and “scabby” face. The reality star had chosen to undergo a Co2 Laser Facial after years of Impetigo, which had left scarring on her face.

Alexandra did not hide what she had done but instead decided to take her followers along with her throughout the process so they could understand why she had the procedure, what the procedure is and the downtime that comes with it along with the fantastic results at the end.

During mid recovery she said “This is the current state of my skin, it looks quite bloody. It’s starting to scab over now but all is good according to my consultant. Hopefully in a few days all of this scabbing should start peeling off. The sorest part is my eyes, but the rest of my skin feels pretty good” adding “This is how my skin is meant to look at the moment, please don’t worry, all is fine.”

Alexandra Cane laser facial pictures

So, what is the Co2 Laser Facial?

Co2 Laser Facial is an advanced, results driven skin rejuvenation treatment which treats skin problems such as fine lines, pigmentation and acne scarring through laser resurfacing.

The laser beams target the problem area causing trauma to the skin which stimulates the body’s own healing process in turn producing a natural source of collagen resulting in refreshed, glowing skin. With the problems areas minimised if not completely eradicated. A topical numbing cream is applied to the area of treatment and once the skin is numbed the lasers use beams of thermal energy to penetrate deep into the skin treating skin conditions which over the counter creams can’t.

The treatment costs around £3000 to receive and should only be administered by a trained professional due to its intensity along with the prolonged aftercare requirements.

Other alternatives to laser resurfacing?

As the laser treatment carries quite a big price tag there are alternative less invasive treatments which patients may prefer:

Chemical Skin Peel – A chemical skin peel is a clinical grade skin rejuvenating treatment used to target a number of skin conditions such as black head removal, oil congestion, dry, flaky skin, dull, dehydrated skin & pigmentation
If you just want a rejuvenating and anti-ageing effect then this will be a perfect treatment. The Neostrata skin peel works by penetrating into the epidermis reaching a deeper point than any home skincare products. This coupled with the microdermabrasion treatment unblocks pores leaving you with immediately clearer and brighter skin.
Cosmetic Courses price for treatment: £70 per treatment

Microneedling – If you suffer from fine lines, acne scarring or pigmentation then you may benefit from a Microneedling treatment. Using tiny needles on a roller or an electronic device over the skin causing pin point bleeding is creating on the skin. This ‘trauma’ causes stimulation of your natural collagen which will refresh and rejuvenate the appearance of your skin. Again patients will experience best results with a course of treatment and skincare.
Cosmetic Courses price for treatment: starting from £125 per treatment

To view more of our skin treatment alternatives click here or speak to member of the team today to see what we can do to improve your skin on 01844 390110 or [email protected]

Cosmetic Courses has been training medical professionals in the UK since 2002. As one of the longest-established providers we pride ourselves on the quality of our training and the products we use for treatment. This means that you are receiving the safest possible treatment as a model with us. The added bonus is that the treatment with us is a fraction of the high street cost.

Over the past decade, the number of individuals entering the aesthetics industry has increased dramatically, as has the demand for aesthetic procedures.

As the marketplace continues to grow, the Hamilton Fraser Cosmetic Insurance team want to ensure that their customers and those within the industry, have access to all of the educational resources that they need.

Naomi Di-Scala, Aesthetic Insurance Manager of Hamilton Fraser Cosmetic Insurance says, “We want to share our industry experience and knowledge with the wider cosmetic community.

Whether you’re interested in learning about business planning, how to start out as a practitioner or patient selection, we are here to help.”

In order for us to establish the educational materials that will be most beneficial, we have created a survey that we would like aesthetic practitioners to fill out. This is your opportunity to participate and the time invested will help us shape our products around you. To thank you for your time, enter our prize draw where 6 people have a chance to win £50 Amazon vouchers. To complete our survey click here.

About Hamilton Fraser

Hamilton Fraser Cosmetic Insurance has been providing insurance since 1996. Alongside Medical Malpractice, we offer insurance for Clinic and Surgery, Directors and Officers and Cyber Liability. This enables you to create a bespoke policy tailored to meet your specific needs and requirements. At Hamilton Fraser not only do we offer competitive premiums, but we also believe in providing expert customer service, to ensure that you and your business have the right protection.

This month it was announced that Superdrug will start offering Botox and dermal filler treatments to its customers. With this concern was raised on the general safety of the idea and a point was raised on will the increase of easily accessible clinics create a downfall in private practices.

Its not a shock to hear that aesthetic procedures are becoming increasingly popular by the month, with appointments being made just as frequently as eye brow waxing. The accessibility of these treatments has become more apparent now more than ever. The younger generation know more about injectables then they do algebra and the older generation are looking for quick fixes to restore their youth. With no real regulation set in place yet, the competition for clinics is a hard game and now more than ever do practitioners need to be thinking out of the box to keep their clientele.

Our tips for keeping ahead of competition…

Continue your professional development

The industry continues to grow and you shouldn’t stop your knowledge from growing with it. By continuing your professional development you are advancing your skill set, either by attending additional training courses in other treatments, refreshing your knowledge in what you already know, joining aesthetic association society’s and attending conference. By keeping afloat in the world of aesthetics not only are you furthering your knowledge but you are making sure they you aren’t left behind as the industry advances and grows!

Expand your treatment menu

Filler and Botox can do amazing things, let alone all the additional skincare treatments but are you offering all of these amazing things to your clients? Not only will you attract new clientele with your additional treatments but you are also able to use them to upsell to existing customers with their treatment plans. Do you think the lady who has been coming to you for 2 years for lip filler would be interested to know you now offer non-surgical rhinoplasty to help straighten her nose that she always complains about?

Stock products

Alongside your treatments we recommend you also stock products. Choose a brand you believe in and want to work with, from here you should contact a representative of the brand to set up a partnership. By choosing brands that aren’t accessible to the public in pharmacists you are giving customers a reason to come to you. Upsell your products with your treatments, for example if you offer Chemical Peels and have advised them to wear sunscreen everyday, make sure you stock this! They are more likely to buy from you because they trust you.

Keep your patient and practitioner relationship strong

The best form of marketing is word of mouth from happy patients. If your patient feels valued and they are pleased with their treatments they are likely to tell their friends and family, after all their face is your biggest advert. Make sure to keep your relationships strong by offering a friendly and safe environment for your patients. A strong bond between patient and practitioner out weighs accessible high street.  Aesthetic treatments are a sensitive procedure and should be treated so.

It’s important to remember that competition is not to be seen as a negative and practitioner should not automatically assume they are at risk. It’s a chance to evaluate what you are offering and your own personal development! 

Continuing your professional development with Cosmetic Courses

Cosmetic Courses is an internationally recognised training provider teaching medical professionals in aesthetics. We offer over 26 courses over 7 locations and an online learning academy. Our ethos is experience, quality and success which shines on to our training and support given throughout our delegates journeys!

If you would like to find out more about training with us then please speak to a member of the team today on 01844 390110 or email us at [email protected]