Delegate Open Day Nottingham

Join us for our Delegate Open Day and enhance your skills and knowledge in the captivating world of aesthetics.

We will be hosting our Delegate Open Day in our Nottingham Clinic on Friday 29th September. The all-day event will consist of educational talks, demonstrations, and networking opportunities as we gather leading experts, renowned practitioners, and industry pioneers. Whether you are just getting started in aesthetics or are an expert practitioner, our open day offers a comprehensive platform to expand your knowledge and connect with like-minded practitioners.

We will be covering the following subjects on the day as well as demonstrations & discussions by our industry partners.

Full Face demonstration: Work smarter and improve your patient outcomes and retention.

Business Planning & Growing Your Practice: Build a 6 figure practice as a single practitioner to 7 figures when you build your team. Gain valuable tips and strategies to elevate your business and expand your client base effectively.

Anatomy and managing complications: Enhance your skills and knowledge and stay ahead of the competition.

Networking Opportunities: Connect with like-minded industry professionals and partners to create valuable connections in the aesthetic industry.

Don’t miss out on our Delegate Open Day Nottingham, an exclusive opportunity to enrich your knowledge, enhance your skills, and unlock your aesthetic potential. There are limited places available for this event, so secure your spot now. You can view the event by clicking here.


HArmonyCa Training Course - HArmonyCa

We are proud to offer HArmonyCa Training, Allergan’s first dual-effect product. HArmonyCa combines two active ingredients, Hyaluronic Acid (HA) and Calcium Hydroxyapatite (CaHA) in one injection to support the mid and lower face.

HArmonyCa is rapidly becoming one of the most popular cosmetic injectable treatments. This dual-effect hybrid injectable provides an immediate lift from Hyaluronic Acid. The Calcium Hydroxyapatite provides a sustained lifting effect from the gradual collagen stimulation and therefore has longer-lasting results.

This course is a natural progression for delegates who are confident in treating the mid and lower face but want to add bio stimulation into their practice with the benefits of hydration and collagen stimulation.
Live models are provided by Cosmetic Courses for the hands-on practical element of the training course to demonstrate the use of HArmonyCa and the patient journey. All our HArmonyCa Training Courses are held in a clinical environment to provide you with the best learning experience whilst minimising risks associated with the treatment.

HarmonyCa training course introductory offer

For a limited time, we are offering 20% off HArmonyCa Training Courses when you use code HACA20 at the checkout. Offer ends 31/07/23.

View our HAmonyCa Training Course and our upcoming HAmonyCa Training dates by clicking here.

How to become an aesthetic nurse

The aesthetics industry is growing rapidly each year and we are seeing more nurses make the move into aesthetics to become an aesthetic nurse. With a greater patient contact time, healthier work-life balance, and creativity aspect, it is no surprise the industry is growing. We have put together some important steps you can take if you are interested in pursuing a career as an aesthetic nurse.

Complete a nursing degree

The first step in becoming an aesthetic nurse is to complete a nursing degree. You must complete an approved nursing degree in the UK, such as a Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Nursing or an undergraduate diploma in nursing. These programs typically take between three to four years to complete. Another way of becoming a nurse that does not require full-time study at university is through a registered nurse degree apprenticeship (RNDA). You can find out more information on the NHS website by clicking here.

Get NMC registration and gain nursing experience

After completing your nursing qualification, you will be able to register with the NMC (Nursing and Midwifery Council). The Nursing and Midwifery Council is the regulator for nursing and midwifery professions in the UK. Once you have successfully registered with the NMC, we would recommend you gain some general nursing experience. This is important to have before moving into the aesthetics industry as a lot of the skills you learn are transferable. Becoming a nurse will help you feel more comfortable working with patients and build your confidence when performing different procedures. Other skills required when becoming an aesthetic nurse would be communication and interpersonal skills. Having all the above skills combined with relevant experience will provide you with a solid foundation for transitioning into aesthetics. We can teach you the best techniques and what to look out for when it comes to dealing with patients in our aesthetic training courses.

Make the move into Aesthetics

Making the move into the aesthetics industry has never been easier. The first step when becoming an aesthetic nurse would be to gain a solid understanding of the industry. This includes learning about all the various treatments available but more importantly, the anatomy and physiology. Having an idea of the treatments you want to offer your patients will help guide you in the training you need to undertake and the direction of your career. Training courses are a fantastic way to learn new skills, treatments, and techniques, and network with other aesthetic practitioners. There are several training courses available when getting started, so finding the right one for you can be difficult. There are a few essential features you must have when attending an aesthetic training course and they are:

The training provider offers a wide range of training from beginner to expert level
All practical training takes place in a clinical environment to reduce the risk of complications
Live model patients are provided for practical training
Unlimited Support – this could be anything from clinical questions to business and marketing.
Aesthetic trainers are medical professionals (surgeons, doctors, dentists, nurses) who have a wealth of knowledge and are highly accredited within their own medical professions.
Opportunities available after attending training

You can find out more about what sets us apart from other aesthetic training providers and why we were awarded the “Best Training Provider” of the year at the 2023 Aesthetic Awards by clicking here.

Obtain insurance and start treating

Once you have completed your initial foundation training and gained your certificate, it’s important to obtain appropriate insurance. There are several reasons why you need insurance to complete aesthetic treatments, such as:
Financial protection: Insurance can help protect you financially by offsetting or covering the expenses associated with your treatments. It also provides a safety net in case of unexpected complications, additional procedures, or unsatisfactory results.
Complications: Your insurance will give you access to medical support in the event of a complication for help and advice.
Peace of mind: Insurance provides safety for you so you can focus on the treatments and patient experience knowing that you have insurance behind you.

We recommend HPPB, a specialised aesthetics insurance company. They are extremely friendly and have a Medical Advisory Board, which can advise you if you have any issues. This support is crucial when dealing with any issues or claims promptly and effectively.

Keep learning and practicing to build your confidence

The aesthetics industry is constantly evolving so it is important to keep up to date. The best way to receive the most up-to-date news and information would be by signing up for newsletters, journals (Aesthetics Journal), and joining networks (CCR & ACE).

Become an aesthetic nurse with Cosmetic Courses

Find out more about Aesthetic Training for Nurses from Cosmetic Courses by clicking here.

How to determine the best aesthetic training provider for me

Selecting the right aesthetic training provider is crucial for achieving your learning goals. There are more aesthetic training providers than ever before offering the latest Botox and Dermal Filler training. We go over the steps and different factors medical professionals (doctors, dentists, nurses, and surgeons) must look out for when choosing their aesthetic training provider.


It is important that you conduct thorough research into your different options of aesthetic training providers that offer training courses aligned with your learning needs. When looking for your aesthetic training provider, you should choose a provider with an established track record good and great reputation within the industry. Reviews say a lot about a training provider. Be sure to have a look at sites such as Trustpilot, Google Reviews, and Facebook Reviews to find out about delegate experiences. Recommendations from medical professionals within your network can go a long way. Their insights and feedback can provide valuable guidance in choosing the best training provider for your learning needs.


Once you are done researching you can compare aesthetic training providers to find out which one is right for you. To maximise your learning experience, here are the most important features to compare:

Do they only train medical professionals?
How many training courses do they offer from beginner to expert level?
Are aesthetic qualifications available to future-proof my career?
Does the training take place in a clinical environment with the right facilities?
Are live model patients used for the training days?
What support is offered – anything from clinical questions to business and marketing?
Are the trainers medical professionals who have a wealth of knowledge in aesthetics and highly accredited within their own medical professions?
What opportunities are available after training?

Accreditations and Credentials

Assessing all accreditation and credentials for your choice of aesthetic training providers is very important when it comes to choosing which one is the right fit for you. This can tell you how well they are performing within the industry. You should also check if the aesthetic training provider is accredited by reputable organisations. This will give you an understanding of the companies the training provider will be working closely with. Another factor that indicates expertise in the industry is awards. All the above accreditation and credentials are all indicators of the standard and quality of the training provided.

Experience and expertise

When it comes to the education and training side of training providers, you need to be learning from the best. You should look out for aesthetic training providers with experienced trainers who have a solid background in established aesthetic clinics, expertise in the aesthetic field and a comprehensive understanding of the skills required to become a successful aesthetic practitioner. This is key to ensuring that a safety standard is being followed within the aesthetics industry.

Course content and format

Evaluating the course content and format offered by the aesthetic training provider can help you understand more. You need to make sure the training course covers the topics you want to learn in the right learning method. Aesthetics is a journey and becoming a confident injector requires high quality training. If you move too fast you may not be as confident in your injecting, putting your patients at risk. Aesthetic training courses are available in-person and online, or a combination of both. Some factors you would need to consider are training course duration, number of delegates on the course, and practical hands-on training opportunities with live patient models.

Support and resources

Moving into aesthetics can be a daunting jump. Consider the support and resources provided by the aesthetic training provider to help you succeed in your learning journey. This may include access to unlimited support, whether that be business or clinical questions, study materials and networking opportunities.

You should choose the aesthetic training course that will provide the most value you will receive. By following the steps above, you can make an informed decision and select the best aesthetic training provider that aligns with you.


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Looking at Getting Started in Aesthetics?

Our Foundation Botox and Dermal Filler Training Course is the perfect first step for medical professionals seeking a qualifying certificate to start practising as an aesthetic practitioner. The one-day Foundation Botox and Dermal Filler training is supervised by one of our expert trainers and runs in multiple locations across the United Kingdom.

We would like to inform you that from April 15th 2023 we will be increasing the cost to £1110.00 inc VAT. Up until this date, the Foundation Training Course is still available to book at £1020.00 inc VAT for any future dates. This also includes our 0% finance options.


  • Botox and Filler Foundation Training Course

    £1,110.00 inc. VAT
Training Excellence in Aesthetics Courses - Raising standards and shaping a safer future

The aesthetics industry is growing rapidly each year. With new practitioners coming into the industry and existing aesthetic practitioners, we have to ensure that there is a safety standard that we are all following. It is important to ensure that the delegates who are attending our training courses are trained in the latest techniques and procedures in safest way possible. That being said, there are still many questions surrounding safety and raising standards within the aesthetics sector – here’s what we are doing to raise standards and shape a safer future within aesthetics.

Aesthetic practitioners must be medically qualified

Aesthetic practitioners must be medically qualified. This is one of the most important aspects when raising stands in the industry. Facial anatomy is a crucial part of the aesthetic practitioner’s training. Aesthetic practitioners need to understand facial anatomy so they can safely carry out procedures that involve injecting products into or around the skin, as well as less invasive treatments. Without this knowledge, you are putting your patient’s health and safety at risk. It is important to understand how the face is structured in order to provide the best treatments for your patients in the safest way possible.

Training must be performed in a clinical environment

The term “clinical environment” refers to an area where medical procedures are performed, such as a clinic. The importance of training in a clinical environment cannot be overstated: it ensures that students learn the proper techniques and get used to performing them under this environment. If you’re not training or treating in a clinic environment you are putting your patients at a higher risk of complications. A clinic environment tends to have has a level of cleanliness and sanitation reducing the risk of infections when treating. Another factor is the lighting. You need to be able to see where you are injecting. Clinic environments have appropriate lighting needed when treating your patients. We have state of the art training clinics around the UK providing all of our aesthetic training courses. You will never learn outside of a clinic environment.

Ensuring medical professionals are given full support when starting out in aesthetics

We understand that moving into the Aesthetic Industry can be a daunting process. When starting out, there isn’t a huge amount of support available for you. That’s why we offer free of charge support before, during and after your training to make the process as simple and enjoyable as possible. Our comprehensive range of services and learning opportunities are designed to help you as a medical professional to upskill in aesthetics and take your career to the next level. To ensure that medical professionals are given full support in aesthetics, we offer support in the key following areas:

  • Clinical questions – helping you to understand how to administer injectables safely and effectively.
  • Business questions – helping you to build your business through admin, marketing and building relationships with other businesses in the aesthetics industry.
  • Marketing – teaching you how to promote yourself and the treatments you offer to your target patients.

All of our expert aesthetic trainers have excelled in their respective fields

All of our expert aesthetic trainers have excelled in their respective fields. They are all highly qualified and experienced in their field, with an excellent track record of training. This has given them a comprehensive understanding of the skills required to become a successful aesthetic practitioner. Their passion for aesthetics means they want to share their knowledge, enabling you to gain a deeper understanding of the subject matter as well as improve your skillset as an aesthetic practitioner. They will teach you how to perform aesthetic treatments in the safest possible way. Their hands-on approach will leave you feeling confident, giving you the knowledge and practical hands-on experience to improve your skills, expand your business and grow as an aesthetic practitioner.

We are working closely with the JCCP to ensure a high level of quality and safety within the aesthetics industry.

The Joint Council for Cosmetic Practitioners otherwise known as the JCCP are a ‘not for profit’ organisation that was made to bring ‘self-regulation’ to the non-surgical aesthetic sector within the UK. They are the body that registers practitioners, approved education, and training providers with a strong focus on patient safety. We are working closely with the JCCP to ensure that regulation is brought into the aesthetics industry to shape a safer future.

Raising standards and shaping a safer future

Safety is paramount, and training must be performed in a clinical environment. We understand that medical professionals may be starting out in aesthetics and need all the support they can get. That’s why all of our expert aesthetic trainers have excelled in their respective fields. They know how to help you succeed and learn quickly, so you can give your patients what they want, safe treatments that look natural and beautiful.

We have been about since 2002 and have continued to provide the highest quality Botox training and aesthetic medicine courses across the UK. We have a great reputation in the industry for delivering excellent training courses, which is why so many medical professionals choose us as their training provider when it comes to hands-on learning of new aesthetic treatments or gaining their aesthetic qualifications. We are confident that our aesthetic training courses will help to raise the standards and shape a safer future for the aesthetics industry. We will only train medical professionals in a clinical environment.

Find out more

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. You can contact us on: 01844 390110 / [email protected]

The Aesthetics Knowledge Hub is a great place for you to find answers to frequently asked questions from aesthetic practitioners. Here you will find out key information on the aesthetic industry.

Expand your Clinic with Advanced Aesthetic Treatments

If you are looking to expand your clinic and grow your patient base, there’s no better way to do it than by adding advanced aesthetic treatments. From Lip Fillers to Non-Surgical Facelifts, we can help you provide a range of new treatments to your patients. Our experienced trainers are always on hand to help you improve your skills making the jump into learning advanced aesthetic treatments easier than ever before!

Advanced Aesthetic Treatments are becoming increasingly popular

Do you want to increase your client base with advanced aesthetic treatments? Advanced aesthetic treatments have been growing in popularity over the last few years and are now some of the most sought-after procedures. There is a huge demand for safe and well-trained practitioners, who can offer patients a wide range of advanced treatment options.

As demand grows, so does the need for well-trained Aesthetic Practitioners

As demand for aesthetic procedures grows, so does the need for well-trained practitioners. Our expert trainers will teach a wide range of advanced aesthetic treatments putting safety first. An expanding range of advanced treatments means more people are turning to healthcare professionals such as Aesthetic Practitioners for help in looking their best. Aesthetic clinics are now offering a wide range of procedures from Botox to lip enhancement and chemical peels. As this demand grows, so does the need for well-trained Advanced Aesthetic Practitioners who can deliver these highly specialised services safely, effectively and with an ethical approach all while maintaining excellent patient care standards.

Expanding into advanced aesthetic treatments

Providing a range of advanced aesthetic treatments will increase the number of patients you are able to treat. It’s important to provide a range of services, so you can treat a wider variety of patients and help your business grow. Advanced aesthetic treatments are a great way to make this happen.

In order to provide advanced aesthetic treatments, you will need additional training. At Cosmetic Courses, we offer a number of advanced-level aesthetics courses that will help you on your path toward being able to perform treatments safely whilst delivering unbeatable results to your patients. Led by our Clinical Director Consultant Plastic Surgeon Mr Adrian Richards, we have been leading the way in aesthetic training since 2002 and providing the highest quality training for doctors, dentists and nurses.

Our aesthetic courses are both in-person (face to face) and online. We have an Online Academy that offers online CPD training to enhance your aesthetic learning as a medical practitioner. You can find out more about our Online Academy by clicking here.

What sets us aside from other training providers:

  • Expert Trainers – Our team of trainers have a wealth of knowledge behind them within aesthetics and are highly accredited within their own medical professions.
  • Unlimited Support – We provide unlimited support to our delegates so you can get your clinical and business questions answered.
  • Learn in a clinical environment – We have 6 state of the art training clinics around the UK providing all of our aesthetic training courses. You will never learn outside of a clinic environment.
  • Live Models – All of our skin, Dermal Filler and Botox training days use live models as patients to give you the maximum experience when learning your new skills.
  • Opportunity after training – We have also partnered with leading aesthetic recruitment agency Clinic People to help you find your dream job.

Our experienced trainers offer a wide range of advanced aesthetic treatments to help you improve your skills

Our expert trainers will teach you how to provide these specialised services in order to help you improve your skills, expand your business and grow as an aesthetic practitioner. You will learn how to perform this treatment in the safest possible way. Their hands-on approach will leave you feeling confident, giving you the knowledge and practical hands-on experience to start treating your patients.

We’re here to help you expand your clinic with advanced aesthetic treatments.

Offering advanced aesthetic treatments at a high-quality standard to your patients will expand your clinic. We can help you develop your skills or train your staff, so they are up to date with the latest training and techniques used in the aesthetics industry. We also offer business and marketing support so if you have any questions relating to this topic, we can offer you the best advice on how to move forward.

We’re here to help you expand your clinic. If you’re ready for the next step in your career or if you want to add some new services to your practice, we have a range of advanced and expert level aesthetics courses available. Check out our Aesthetic Training Courses by clicking here to see what courses we offer medical professionals.

Your options for Dermal Filler Training Article

Dermal filler training is becoming more popular with medical professionals as all healthcare professionals can partake in the aesthetics industry. Any medical professional (doctor, dentist, nurse) can safely and effectively perform dermal filler treatments with the right training. We are going to be taking you through the different options available to you all the way from Foundation to Expert in your aesthetics journey, so you have an idea of what path you want to take. As aesthetics is a medical procedure, you need to be getting the ultimate learning experience in this area to become a confident and safe injector.

When performing dermal filler treatments, you must know all the different types of dermal fillers before you begin using them. There are many types of dermal filler, and it is important to know which product to use depending on what area of the face you are working on. As an example, we use Juvederm® Dermal Fillers as their products are results-driven and long-lasting to provide the highest quality training and results for our patients.

Dermal fillers are safe to use when performed by trained professionals who have received a high standard of training on how to administer the injections properly. This includes understanding how to inject each product in order to achieve optimal results combined with minimal risk of complications or side effects.

Getting started in Aesthetics Training

Foundation courses are the first step in your journey into aesthetics. Typically, a one-day Botox and Dermal Filler Foundation Course covers an interactive lecture and practical hands-on training so you can put your knowledge into effect. This will provide an understanding of some of the key fundamentals of aesthetics. The content can range from skin anatomy and physiology to technical aspects such as preparing for treatments and injecting Botox and Dermal Fillers correctly.

The practical hands-on training of our one-day Foundation Training course covers areas such as:

  • Upper face 3 area Botox
  • Nose to mouth lines
  • Marionette lines
  • Corners of the mouth

Options after Completing Foundation

If you have attended a foundation course before, the next stage of your aesthetic development would be either a Bespoke, Intermediate or Advanced training course. All of these courses are great Dermal Filler Training Options. You will be able to consolidate your current knowledge and develop your techniques whilst addressing any questions regarding the new treatments you will be learning.

What will you learn on the Intermediate training course:

  • Upper Face Botox, dermal filler around the mouth, marionette lines and corners of the mouth procedures with practical hands-on experience
  • An introduction to Lip and Cheek Augmentation
  • Treatment plans for patients
  • How to conduct a successful consultation to get the most out of your patient and practitioner experience

The Advanced training course will enable you to gain an understanding of the following treatments:

  • Brow lift
  • Mentalis treatments
  • Lower face Botox
  • Nefertiti lift/platysmal bands
  • Treatment of hyperhidrosis (underarm sweating)
  • Lip augmentation and enhancement
  • Cheek augmentation

These aesthetic training courses will help you develop your skills and build confidence as an injector. Depending on the type of training, this could be by furthering your knowledge in one particular area of treatment or it could be by learning the full range of aesthetic treatments available. If you want to learn the full range, our intermediate, or advanced training courses ensure you are up to date with the latest techniques and will provide you with the key practical skills to immediately introduce new injectable treatments to your patients.

Although if you have a particular area you want to focus on such as lips then the Introduction to Lip Filler would be your best option and then you can go on to the Lip Masterclass Training Course so you can really specialise in this area. As with any medical competency, it is important to continually update your skills and gain CPD points, but it is also vital that you are able to offer your loyal patients a full range of treatments.

Expert Practitioner

Once you have been practising at an advanced level on a regular basis for some time and feel established as an aesthetic practitioner you can move on to our Expert training courses. These courses are designed for more experienced medical professionals practising advanced techniques regularly and confident using a cannula. This is because these treatments require an essential and comprehensive anatomical knowledge of the face as they are the most advanced non-surgical procedures.

Here are the expert level training courses we offer:

If you are looking for online expert level Dermal Filler training options, you can find more training on our online academy.

They will also help to build up your portfolio of work, so they’re a great way of showcasing your abilities as an injector.

So what are your Dermal Filler Training options?

Well, you need to complete a foundation training course which is the first step into aesthetics. Once you’ve done this you can then branch out into a different area depending on what you what to focus on. The routes are what you make them and that’s the great thing about the aesthetics industry.

Check out our getting started in aesthetics page by clicking here for more information if you are new to the industry. We also have our Aesthetics Knowledge Hub which helps medically qualified practitioners find answers to frequently asked questions about Aesthetics Training.

How do I train As An aesthetic Nurse

The field of Aesthetic Nursing has exploded over the last 10 years. It can be a great way for nurses to help people feel better about themselves and their lives, while still practising nursing.

Nurses are becoming increasingly involved in aesthetics

As the demand for aesthetic treatments is increasing, nurses are in a unique position to help patients with their aesthetic concerns. They can help them feel more confident and happier about how they look, which may improve their overall well-being.

How can nurses get into aesthetics training?

There are several ways to get started in aesthetics training. We recommend enrolling onto a Foundation course in Botulinum Toxin and dermal fillers. After you have completed this course, you can then expand your knowledge by choosing other aesthetic courses covering a variety of treatments. The foundation course can also be used as part of your Level 7 Diploma, if this is the route you are wishing to take.

Whatever method you choose, remember that it is important not only that you understand what makes someone beautiful but also how they feel about themselves when they look in the mirror every day before stepping out into society again after getting their procedure done – whether it be injections or chemical peels – because these two things go together!

Full-time, part-time or online

  • Full-time training is the most intensive option, and it can be a good choice for someone who wants to learn as much as possible in a short amount of time.
  • Part-time programs are typically more accommodating if you have other commitments.
  • Online courses allow you to study at your own pace, so they’re ideal if you want flexibility with your schedule. Our Online Academy allows you to learn anywhere at any time.

Where to get training?

Now that you know what aesthetics are, and how they can help your patients, where do you go to get training?

The first step is to do some research. There are many different training providers offering courses available in this field, so it’s important to find the right one for your needs. Some of the key areas you should be looking out for should be:

  • Only training medical professions
  • CPD accredited
  • Training held in a clinical environment
  • Use of live models (live patients)
  • Support offered to delegate (before, during and after)

Cosmetic Courses offers practical training within all our courses in a state-of-the-art training clinic. This clinical environment combined with the hands-on training allows our delegates to apply the theory and techniques they have learnt from the lectures into their practice following the courses.

These treatments are carried out on live models under close supervision from our aesthetic trainers, which also gives our delegates the chance to ask any questions or queries that they may have. At Cosmetic Courses, we only train doctors, dentists, and nurses. Practical training sessions are an essential part of our course content as we feel it is an asset for the delegates that train with us.

Our unlimited support helps delegates with their unanswered questions from their training or any questions that might have arisen from treating their patients. This includes both aspects of aesthetics, the clinical side, and the business side.

What courses should I consider doing?

There are a few things to consider before choosing the right course. Firstly, if you want to be an aesthetic nurse, there are some prerequisites required such as, you must be medically trained and qualified. You do not however need to be a nurse prescriber to get started, this is something you can look into as you continue your learning.

Nurses are at the forefront of the shift towards aesthetic treatments

Nurses are at the forefront of a growing field. The beauty industry is booming, and it is not just about hair and makeup anymore. As aesthetic treatments become more popular, nurses are trained in a wide range of skills that allow them to provide many diverse types of aesthetic care to help their patients feel better both physically and mentally.

The future of the aesthetic industry looks bright, especially for those who are willing to embrace it. As we’ve seen in this article, there are plenty of options out there, whether you want to do a full course or just dip your toe into aesthetics. For nurses who want to get started on their training now, it might be as simple as enrolling in an online course and reading up on some textbooks!

Next Steps

The Foundation Botox and Dermal Filler Training Course is the ideal next step for you to start your journey in aesthetics. You will learn how to perform the basic treatments from our expert trainers. Their hands-on approach will leave you feeling confident, giving you the knowledge and practical hands-on experience to start treating your patients. The Foundation Course is also part 1 of our full Level 7 Qualification in Botox and Dermal Filler, which offers a fast-track route to qualification for experienced practitioners who can evidence RPL in aesthetics.


Botox and Filler Foundation Training Course AKH 1    Level 7 Diploma In Injectables for Clinical Aesthetic Treatments AKH

View our Aesthetic Knowledge Hub for more information. The Knowledge Hub talks to Aesthetic Nurses. Within each section, you will find detailed common FAQs from delegates plus handy links to relevant articles from our expert trainers

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Platelet-Rich Plasma Article

Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) is a treatment that is becoming more popular as patients are seeing the benefits of this aesthetic facial. PRP therapy or the vampire facial as it’s otherwise known is a great procedure for your aesthetic clinic either as a standalone treatment or to complement other procedures such as Dermal Fillers and skin treatments. So, what does this innovative and revolutionary approach in tissue regeneration for skin rejuvenation and hair loss entail?

Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) therapy uses the patient’s platelets to promote cell rejuvenation. The patient’s blood is collected and spun in a centrifuge machine to get the concentrated PRP, which is then injected back into the patient. This separation process enables the platelet-rich plasma ‘good plasma’ to be used in a higher concentration. This type of concentrated blood contains more platelets than other types of plasma. Platelets are tiny cell fragments that circulate in the blood. These platelets contain proteins called growth factors, which help promote tissue healing. They are important because they contain a variety of cell-signalling molecules that can activate healing processes throughout the body.

In regards to the centrifuge system, we use a proprietary, simple, safe, easy to use and highly efficient Platelet Rich Plasma preparation system. Cellenis®PRP closed system has only five preparation steps. You can find out more about the Cellenis PRP System here.

PRP injections are designed to speed up your body’s natural healing process

By injecting this highly concentrated form back into affected areas such as hair loss or ageing skin, Platelet Rich Plasma therapy promotes healing while stimulating collagen production to reduce fine lines and improve skin complexion/texture. These injections are designed to speed up your body’s natural healing process by delivering higher concentrations of platelets than would be possible normally. The treatment contains several growth factors, which are necessary for healthy skin cell production, resulting in fresher-looking skin.

Natural-looking results, minimal risk, little downtime

Why should you have Platelet Rich Plasma as a treatment in your clinic? PRP therapy is a minimally invasive procedure that stimulates the growth of healthy tissue. In addition, it requires no downtime after treatment so this is a bonus for the patient. Some of the benefits of PRP therapy include an increase in collagen production which results in fresher-looking skin, proven rejuvenation treatment for hair loss, and improved moisture retention whilst reducing fine lines/wrinkles. This treatment is also cost effective as it incurs very little outlays, making it a very lucrative procedure for your aesthetic business. Our delegates have found that PRP therapy offers many benefits for their patients looking for natural-looking results with minimal risk and downtime.

Next Steps

The Platelet Rich Plasma Training Course is the ideal next step to start implementing PRP in your clinic. You will learn how to perform this treatment from our expert trainers. Their hands-on approach will leave you feeling confident, giving you the knowledge and practical hands-on experience to start treating your patients. For more information on PRP therapy, view our Aesthetic Knowledge Hub for more information and delegates frequently asked questions all around PRP.


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Lip Filler Tips for New Aesthetic Practitioners

New aesthetics practitioners, it is time to get your lips in line. Lip augmentation is a popular procedure that can help patients achieve their aesthetic goals and boost self-confidence. However, as an aesthetic practitioner, you have a responsibility to ensure that your patients are getting the safest and most natural results possible. In this article, we will discuss everything you need to know about lip fillers—including how they work and what factors influence their effectiveness—as well as some lip filler tips for performing the procedure safely and effectively.

Start with small volumes and build up.

One of the first lessons you will learn as a practitioner is to start with small volumes and build up. This is because smaller volumes are easier to control, as well as heal better and faster. They are also less likely to lead to complications like excess bruising, swelling, or infection.

So how much filler should you inject? It depends on your client’s desired results and the area being treated. As a rule of thumb:
For lip augmentation (making lips look bigger), it is recommended that practitioners start at 0.3ml per side (thus injecting 0.6ml total for each pair of lips). If you are working on just one side of the mouth, this would equal 0.6ml total per lip; if both sides are treated at once using this technique (recommended for beginners), then total volume used should be 1ml. It is important to take into consideration that each patient is different and to treat each patient individually.

Be more conservative in the lower lip.

The lower lip is more sensitive, prone to swelling and bruising, and has more blood vessels which may bleed after injections. For this reason, it is important to be more conservative when treating the lower lip.

To ensure that you do not overfill your client’s lips, inject just enough filler so that you can see a difference in volume. If you inject too much filler into the lips, then your client may experience discomfort or swelling after treatment. Additionally, if an excessive amount of product is injected into their lips, they may need additional treatments for them to achieve their desired look.

Although the upper and lower lips can be treated with one syringe of dermal filler such as Juvéderm, there are some differences between how each should be treated.

Take a conservative approach to lips, as they tend to heal better than other areas.

Lip augmentation is an easy and popular procedure, but it is important to remember that the lips are more delicate than other areas of the body. They are also more likely to swell, bruise and scar. Remember that when you decide on your initial treatment plan for a patient; keep in mind that as a new practitioner you might not want to take risks with your first few patients’ lips.

As a rule, we recommend using very conservative amounts of filler in lip augmentations because this yields better results with fewer complications and less risk of complications later (particularly when using hyaluronic acid dermal fillers). While some practitioners love using substantial amounts of filler at once (which causes volume), it is important to note that larger volumes can result in more swelling or bruising around the area being treated—and increased risk for long-term deformity or pigmentation changes like hyperpigmentation (which may require laser treatments).

Pay special attention to your use of cannula and needle in the lips.

At this point, you should have a promising idea of the different tools that you will be using in the lip area. It is now time to explore how to use these tools properly.

The cannula is used for injecting filler into the lips and around them. Its tip is rounded so it can glide over lips without causing any damage or pain upon insertion of filler material into them. The needle is used for injecting filler into specific areas around the mouth.

Make an individualized plan for each patient based on their concerns, goals, and needs.

Your initial consultation should be an interactive process. Talk with the patient about their goals, anatomy, and lifestyle to create a personalized plan for them. Discuss your patient’s budget, comfort level, treatment history, and their desired results.

The key to a successful lip augmentation is being conservative and gentle.

The key to a successful lip augmentation is being conservative and gentle. This means that you should not inject too much filler or go too deep into the skin. If you do this, patients may experience bruising, swelling and/or pain after their treatment.

You should also be careful when using dermal fillers; without the necessary training you run the risk of complications and creating an undesirable look. You do not want your patient’s lips looking too big or swollen because this could cause the patient to be self-conscious about their appearance even after they heal!

As you begin your lip filler practice, remember a few key points. First, start with lesser amounts of filler and build up over time. Second, be more conservative in the lower lip. Thirdly pay special attention to your use of cannula and needle in the lips as these instruments can cause irritation if used inappropriately or excessively. Finally make an individualised plan for each patient based on their concerns goals needs etc. These Lip Filler tips will help ensure that everyone gets the results they want!

Next Steps

The Introduction to Lip Filler Training Course is the ideal next step to further your skills and to kick start your career into lip augmentation. You will learn practical techniques from our expert trainers. Their hands on approach will leave you feeling confident in lip fillers, giving you the knowledge and practical hands on experience to start treating your own patients successfully. This course provides a great pathway course from our Foundation Botox and Dermal Filler Course to Masterclass Lip Filler Training Course.


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