What should I do after my Foundation course (1)

At Cosmetic Courses one of our most popular training courses is our Foundation Botox and Dermal Filler Training Course. It’s the first step in entering the exciting world of aesthetics and provides you with the fundamentals of aesthetic medicine along with business and marketing advice. The course covers basic Botulinum Toxin treatments and filler around the mouth. 

After completing the Foundation course some delegates may feel overwhelmed of what do to next. We spoke to Abi one of our course coordinators and Lucinda from our marketing team who outlined the most popular next steps after Foundation training to help grow and flourish your aesthetic career!

What courses do you recommend delegates go on after their Foundation training?

“I would recommend our intermediate training course to consolidate the knowledge gained already. From here most delegates then decide to undergo introduction to lip training to learn about this popular area and implement into their clinics. A popular next step would be one of our bespoke training days, these days allow you to choose what you wish to learn, whether that be recapping from other courses or choosing some new areas!

Now you have your core training, there are two different routes you can go down, either you start to incorporate skin into your practice with a course like Chemical Peel Training or you decide to advance your injecting knowledge further with our advanced or contouring course.

At this point you will of covered all popular areas of Botulinum Toxin and filler along with skin treatments and now would be looking at one of our expert courses!” – Abi

In terms of marketing, what should delegates be doing after their Foundation course?

“To start with I would recommend setting up social media pages for the business as soon as you can. Social media is a free way to get your message out and bring clients in. Using social media to showcase your training and treatments along with before and afters will help grow your business from your phone! Before and afters can be hard to come by in the beginning but its important you practice what you have learnt so by inviting friends and family in for treatments and using them as case studies across your marketing helps not only build your confidence but gets your services out there!

List your business on local listing sites too to help grow your visibility, these are mostly free and will help get your name out there.

A good tip is to look at your competition, what are they doing that you could do? Also look at bigger clinics that inspire you as you build your business.”

Unlimited support:

Our team are always on hand to support you every step of the way, from what to train in next to business and marketing advice. Talk to us today: 01844 390110 / [email protected]


Treating The Depressor Anguli Oris With Botulinum Toxin

In this series we have looked at popular areas to use Botulinum Toxin within aesthetic medicine. Botulinum Toxin can be used in a variety of areas around the face to help relax muscles and restructure the face.

One of the popular advanced treatments we have spoken about before is the Nefertiti lift. Close to this area there is another use of Botulinum Toxin in the lower face, treating the muscles near the mouth otherwise known as Depressor Anguli Oris.

Botulinum Toxin for the Lower Face

Botulinum Toxin has always stuck to the top half of the face but more so than ever the muscle relaxing injections have moved further down the face! By careful and strategic placing, botulinum toxin in in the lower face can improve structure and contour to the jaw and neck area.

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Video: Mr Adrian Richards demonstrates where to inject Botulinum Toxin for frown lines

Frown lines are one of the most common areas to treat with Botulinum Toxin. As one of the three upper face areas, using Botulinum Toxin injections we are able to relax the muscles causing the frown lines to appear.

In this video Mr Adrian Richards and his model demonstrate the key injection sites to achieve optimum results.

Where can I inject botox cosmetic courses

In this video Clinical Director of Cosmetic Courses and Consultant Plastic Surgeon Mr Adrian Richards discusses the three most popular areas for upper face Botulinum Toxin injections, including:

Forehead lines

Glabellar / frown lines

Crows feet

This is the first of a series of videos where Mr Adrian Richards will be talking through each of the injection areas for Botox on the face.

Botulinum Toxin training courses:

If you would like to learn more about Botlinum Toxin in the upper face we offer the following courses:

You can also contact our team to find out more about our training on 01844 390110 // [email protected] and don’t forget to follow us on social media @cosmeticcourses.

Are you a nurse looking to move into medical aesthetics? Perhaps you’re currently working in the NHS and are looking for a way to boost your income? Or potentially you’re looking for a new challenge that will move you into private practice full time? If so, a Botox training course may be for you and this blog will talk you through your options.

Benefits of Attending a Botox Training Course for Nurses

There are some really rewarding benefits of becoming a ‘Botox Nurse’ also known as an Aesthetic Nurse in today’s current climate:

  • A better work-life balance. We often hear from our delegates that the biggest benefit is re-gaining control over their working life. With a career in aesthetics you have complete flexibility and complete control over how many hours you work.
  • The potential income you can receive as an Aesthetic Nurse Practitioner far outweighs what you can receive as a Bank Nurse. As detailed below, the potential profit on non-surgical treatments such as Botox and Dermal Fillers are considerable especially when the time taken to perform these treatments is relatively short. A Botox treatment can take as little as 15 minutes and a Dermal Filler treatment can take only 30-45 minutes.

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  • We hear from many nurses that due to NHS red tape, their patient contact time has been greatly reduced as targets and deadlines become the main priority. As an Aesthetic Nurse you can regain this patient contact, sit down and talk with your clients and work out how you can improve their self-esteem.

Overall, working in this sector is a really rewarding career path for any nurse and it is an especially good time to be entering the cosmetic industry as demand continues to grow and awareness of non-surgical treatments becomes more widespread.

So you’ve decided it’s for you, what’s next? Here we offer our 8 Step Guide to Becoming an Aesthetic Nurse Practitioner.

Step 1 – Registration with the NMC

It is a requirement that you have a valid NMC registration at the time of attending any Botox training for nurses. If your NMC registration has lapsed you will need to re-register before booking. It doesn’t matter what area of nursing you work in whether it’s mental health or midwifery you can still attend a Botox training course as long as we see proof of your current valid registration.

Step 2 – Prescribing the Botox

Botulinum Toxin Type A, commonly known as Botox is a prescription-only medicine. If you are already a nurse prescriber then you can move on to Step 3 below as you will have no problem prescribing the medicine for your patients.

If you’re a non-prescribing nurse then don’t panic. You are still able to train in Botox and Dermal Fillers and you have a couple of options available to you:

  1. You will need a doctor, dentist or nurse prescriber to do a face-to-face consultation with your patient to prescribe the Botox prior to you performing the treatment. This can either be on arrangement with a colleague or via a prescribing service such as Aesthetic Associates.
  2. If you want to move into aesthetics long term then it is best practice to complete the Non-Medical Prescribing (V300) course, which is offered at a number of universities UK-wide.

And remember, this is only a consideration with Botox treatments as Dermal Fillers are NOT a prescription-only medicine.

Step 3 – Finding a Botox Training Coursebotox training for nurses

If you search online for Botox courses in the UK you will find approximately 50 providers offering this type of training. So how do you choose which Botox training course is right for you?

We’ve put together a list of 11 questions to ask an aesthetic training provider when enquiring about their courses:

  1. How much training experience does the company have?
  2. Where is the training carried out? Is it a clinical environment?
  3. Who leads the training, what is their background and expertise?
  4. Who are the team of trainers?
  5. Are the training courses tailored to your needs?
  6. Are models provided for your practical training?
  7. Is there follow on support offered after your training?
  8. Which products do they use for the training days?
  9. How many delegates are in a practical session? (No more than 5 to maximise your learning experience)
  10. What resources do they have in place in order for you to set up and grow your own business?
  11. What do other delegates say about their training?

Knowing the answers to these 11 questions will greatly aid you in deciding which training provider is right for you.

Step 4 – Attend your Foundation Training – Botox Training for Nurses

Once you’ve decided on the right provider for you, you will then attend your Foundation Botox and Dermal Filler training day. You can expect the following from a training day at Cosmetic Courses:

  • Interactive lecture led by one of our Consultant Plastic Surgeons covering the theory behind the Botox and Dermal Filler treatments as well as advice on how to set up in aesthetics
  • Demonstration of the upper face Botox and basic Dermal Filler treatments
  • The rest of the day is devoted to practical hands-on training in small groups of 4 delegates where you can practice both the Botox and Dermal Filler techniques on live models provided by us. This is all closely supervised by one of our expert cosmetic trainers.
  • On successful completion of the training day you will be presented with a certificate which is recognised by all major insurance companies.

Over the past 15 years we have trained and mentored over 5000 delegates in Botox and Dermal Fillers allowing us to refine our Foundation Training programme to offer you the highest quality of aesthetic training.

The Foundation training day also makes up part 1 of your Level 7 Qualification in Injectables for Aesthetic Medicine. The Level 7 Certificate is an Ofqual-accredited qualification offering a knowledge and competency based framework with over 277 hours of comprehensive learning. If you feel a qualification would better suit your personal requirements then the Level 7 Certificate may be your preferred route for Botox training.

Step 5 – Pharmacy and Insurance

Once you receive your certificate you will need to provide your chosen insurance provider with a copy so that you can be issued with your indemnity insurance. We have written a guide to help you understand which business insurance you require.

You will also need to set up with a Pharmacy to purchase your products and consumables. We have excellent connections to PharmacySpace; an independent pharmacy who’s vision is to provide a cost-effective and trusted service for your aesthetic clinic supplies. Find out here why PharmacySpace should be your chosen aesthetic pharmacy.

Step 6 – Start Practicing

So you’ve completed your training, you’ve got your insurance in place, you’ve received your delivery of Botox and Dermal Fillers. Now it’s time to start practicing. We can’t emphasise enough how important it is that you begin practicing as soon as possible after your Foundation training. The new skills will be fresh in your mind and as the old saying goes; practice makes perfect!

Step 7 – Continued Professional Development

We strongly encourage all delegates to return for further Botox and Dermal Filler training as soon as they can. Our bespoke one-to-one sessions can be arranged on a day to suit you and allow you to practice at your own speed, supervised by one of our trainers. As this will be on a one-to-one basis you can ask all the questions you need and the training day can be tailored to your requirements. Most of our delegates complete 4 hours of this one-to-one training initially, covering the basic Botox and Dermal Filler techniques on models provided by us. This one-to-one training is undeniably the best way to boost your confidence ensuring safe practice.

We also have a range of Advanced Botox and Dermal Filler courses that can be completed at a later date once you feel confident with the basic treatments.

Don’t expect to be able to know everything straight away. Our most successful Aesthetic Nurses complete further training courses every few months to ensure they stay on top of best practice techniques and new procedures available. Aesthetic training is a journey, not just a one day course.

Step 8 – Start Building your Business

With added confidence from your one-to-one training you can now start building up your clientele. We understand that this can be quite daunting at first but we have a host of support options in place to help you set up your business.

On completion of your training you are provided with clinic templates for medical history, patient registration and treatment plans which you can adapt for your business. We also have a variety of business and marketing blogs and podcasts which offer some helpful tips on how to start an aesthetic clinic.

We highly recommend becoming a member of SaveFace; the impartial accreditation scheme which aims to assist new aesthetic practitioners as they set up their business offering advice, guidance and best practice tips along the way.

From here, the aesthetic world is your oyster!

See our full list of aesthetic courses for nurses by clicking here! 

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We hope this has helped you work out whether aesthetic nurse training is the right option for you and if you have any questions on any of the steps above please don’t hesitate to contact our dedicated support team who will be more than happy to answer these for you.


Are you a doctor searching for the right Botox Courses? Our range of Botox and Dermal Filler courses are designed to give you qualifications in non-surgical treatments while providing you with the skills and confidence to succeed.

Why Doctors Should Train in Aesthetics & Botox

Many doctors are feeling the frustrations of working in the NHS, bound by strict regulations and an inability to change what they’d like to. The aesthetics industry opens the door for doctors to gain back control over their careers while providing a higher standard of care. It’s a thriving, highly profitable industry which is growing. In fact, 90% of UK cosmetic treatments are non-surgical.

As an established training provider for over 16 years, we’ve supported thousands of people to build careers in the world of medical aesthetics. We help doctors to develop successful businesses, working at reduced hours on a higher income.

The Shift Between Surgical to Non-Surgical Treatments

Medical training puts doctors and physicians in good stead for understanding aesthetics, already having an in-depth knowledge of aspects such as facial anatomy and injection techniques. Many of our trainers were (and still are) GPs, using our training to expand their clinics and the services they provide.

The Benefits of Training in Aesthetics

Medical aesthetics is one of the most flexible sectors to train in, giving you greater control over the hours you work and experience you can offer to your patients. It’s the chance to become your own boss, develop a successful business, enjoy fewer regulations and provide the care you want to give. As a continually evolving industry in high demand, the income potential is enormous.

Where to Start – What Botox Courses for Doctors We Offer

Our Botox training for doctors is CPD certified and recognised by all leading insurance providers. However, where do you start? While we have a wide range of courses to consider, most doctors begin with one of the following two courses.

Foundation Botox and Dermal Filler Training

This one-day Botox course for doctors has been designed to introduce you to Botox and Dermal Fillers. It covers the theoretical, practical and business skills you’ll need to kickstart a career in aesthetics.

Level 7 Certificate in Injectables for Aesthetic Medicine

Our Level 7 injectables course is an excellent choice for those looking for a long-term investment in medical aesthetics, covering in-depth Botox and Dermal Filler training. This comprehensive course is Ofqual regulated.

Why Choose Cosmetic Courses?

• We tailor our courses specifically around the needs of medical professionals so that you can take full advantage of the benefits available.

• Our Botox training courses for doctors are led by Dr Adrian Richards, a world-renowned plastic surgeon.

• At present, we’re the largest and longest-running Botox training course provider in the UK.

• We cater to a range of learning styles during our Dermal Filler and Botox courses, including interactive training, hands-on experience and online learning opportunities.

• Receive continued advice and mentorship after your training, whether business or clinical based.

Book Your Botox Course for Doctors Now

If you’re interested in our Botox Courses for Doctors, call now on 01844 390110 to find out more.


Botox® Training for Medical Professionals

Whether you are looking to kick-start your career in aesthetics or wanting to build your personal development and professional skills, try our award-winning Botox® training for medical professionals. We offer our foundation course to surgeons, doctors, nurses and dentists who have an up to date registration.

As an established training provider for over 16 years, Cosmetic Courses has trained over 6000 professionals in Botox ® and dermal filler techniques, supporting them to set up their own successful clinics.

Benefits of Enrolling on Botox® and Dermal Filler Training

Botox® and dermal fillers demand is increasingly high, showing to be a beneficial area to train in. The majority of UK cosmetic treatments undergone are non-surgical, so you’ll be entering into a thriving industry that’s set to grow even larger. Our highly qualified team provide all the training and support required, offering their expertise and advice to guide you on your journey into aesthetic medicine.

Benefits include:

  • Gain the skills and confidence to enter aesthetic medicine
  • Become your own boss and work flexible hours
  • Have more control over your career and future
  • Provide the care you want to give – including spending more time with patients
  • Enjoy fewer regulations than when working in the NHS
  • Receive your professional certification at course completion
  • Unlimited support and aftercare are available for both your clinical needs and business

We’ll help you to become fully equipped to forge the career you want in non-surgical cosmetic treatments and aesthetics, whether as a surgeon, nurse, doctor or dentist.

Why Choose Our Botox® and Dermal Filler Training Course?

Combining both practical skills and business knowledge, our popular Botox® and Dermal Filler Course can help you begin to build a career in aesthetics. Our Botox® Training for Medical Professionals will introduce you to basic dermal filler and Botox® treatments (Juvederm and Allergan Botox®) which are highly sought after in the industry, giving you the foundation knowledge you’ll need.

Training involves:

  • A one day course
  • Interactive training in small groups
  • Led & supervised by an expert trainer
  • Practical, hands-on training for dermal filler and Botox injections using live models
  • Fully functioning clinic environment
  • CPD certificate provided on successful completion
  • Held in a number of locations (Belfast, Buckinghamshire, Leeds, Birmingham, Nottingham and London)
  • Starter kits and supplies available to purchase or order upon completion

You’ll learn everything from facial anatomy and injection techniques to aftercare and how to market your own practice. The CPD certificate you receive is insurance company recognised (we partner with leading aesthetic insurance companies), allowing you to practice the techniques you’ve learned straight away once you have the right insurance in place.

Continue Your Aesthetics Training

You can choose to build on your aesthetics training later on, including our Foundation Follow on Day, bespoke one-to-one course, introduction to lip augmentation and Level 7 Qualification in Injectables (the foundation course is Part 1 of this).

Thousands of medical professionals have put their trust in us thanks to our renowned expert faculty at Cosmetic Courses. A hand-picked team from all different medical backgrounds chosen by Medical Director  and Consultant Plastic Surgeon, Mr Adrian Richards.

Book Your Botox Training Course Now

If you’re looking for the right dermal filler and Botox training for medical professionals, book our course now.

Due to popular demand, Cosmetic Courses is coming to Belfast!

We will be running our Foundation Botox & Dermal Filler course along with our Foundation Follow on Day at our fantastic new location.

Our Belfast clinic is located at 1st Floor Rathgar House, 509 – 511 Lisburn Road, Belfast, BT9 7EZ

Upcoming course dates

We have our Foundation Botox & Dermal Filler Training on the Saturday 3rd November and our foundationFoundation Follow on Day on the Sunday 4th November.

Delegates wishing to complete both courses over the weekend to fully immerse themselves in the exciting world of aesthetics whilst gaining vital practical experience to kick start their aesthetic careers can take advantage of our weekend offer. This is £1400 + VAT for both courses. 

Who can attend our Belfast courses?

Medical professionals wishing to complete Botox training in Belfast and dermal fillers will need to be registered with the GDC, GMC, NMC or an Irish medical registration.

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Who will be the trainers at the Belfast courses?

We are excited to announce that our expert trainer Dr Nick Sinden who currently trains at our Midlands clinics will be leading the training at our Belfast location. Alongside him will be a new trainer who we are excited to welcome to the team, Amanda. Amanda is an experience successful aesthetic nurse practitioner from Belfast.

Model Appointments at our Belfast Clinic

We are on the look out for models to receive high quality non-surgical treatments such as filler around the mouth, upper face Botox, lip filler & cheek filler for a faction of the price at our new location. If you would like to become a model then please contact the team!

If you would like to find out more about our Belfast clinic and booking in to train with us then please speak to the team on 01844 390110 / [email protected]

“Ongoing training is essential for any sort of medical professional in any speciality whether you are a surgeon, doctor, nurse or dentist and it’s essential in maintaining good clinical practice. Aesthetics is no different, in fact, aesthetics is a very fast-growing, changing subject, so it’s really essential that we as practitioners have good training in this area and are up-to-date with the latest treatments.”

– Adrian Richards, Clinical Director of Cosmetic Courses

The Expert Masterclass

At Cosmetic Courses we are proud to announce a brand new course, Expert Masterclass- Botox & Dermal Fillers. Created by our trainers this course is for those who wish to extend their aesthetic injecting skills as well as improving their facial assessment and consultation technique.

The course will focus heavily on the art form of injectable treatments whilst delving into the understanding of the anatomy and ageing process to ensure the best treatment for each patient.

Our trainers are dedicated to passing their expert knowledge onto our delegates. This course has been designed specifically to allow them to share their passion and encourage a wider understanding of what advanced techniques can achieve within aesthetics.

“What will I learn on the Expert Masterclass?”

The one day comprehensive course will be taught within very small groups and will cover the following injectable techniques:

  • Mid face volumisation
  • 8 point lift techniques
  • Treatment of temples
  • Periobital rejuvenation
  • Cannula techniques
  • Chin augmentation
  • Lip Filler

The course will also look at the patient and practitioner journey and how this can be improved with a greater knowledge of the anatomy.

Those who have completed the course find that not only their injectable techniques are more advanced but their time spent with patients becomes more efficient. As we’ve seen first hand improving these key areas has staggering effects on patient retention rates, treatment planning and perfecting combination treatments. All of which help you to stay ahead of your competitors and improve the service that you offer.

Why choose Cosmetic Courses for your Expert Masterclass?

  • Unlike many manufacturer training at Cosmetic Courses our Expert Masterclass covers all aspects of facial ageing and treatment using both toxin & dermal fillers
  • Hassle-free training – all models, paperwork and ongoing support is included in the course fee – no added extras.
  • Our recent industry awards signify the quality of our training programme
  • Our expert team of trainers have a combined experience of 113 years in the industry – unrivalled by any other provider
  • With the option of a small group tutorial or one-to-one session you can tailor your training to your individual needs

Click here to learn more about the Expert Masterclass in Botox & Dermal Fillers along with upcoming course dates!