Priya Patel Success Story

Meet Priya, an Aesthetic Trainer for Cosmetic Courses. Priya came through as a delegate and now gets to share the wealth of knowledge and experience she has acquired throughout her years of injecting!

What is your medical background?

My medical background is in dentistry and has been since 2007.

Why did you decide to go into aesthetics?

I decided to go into Aesthetics as I had a great interest in it and a colleague of mine got me into it. I was fascinated by the types of treatments he would tell me he had undertaken, so I decided to look further into facial aesthetics training.

What training did you take?

I began with the Foundation Botox and Filler course and immediately after started treating patients. After six months, I attended an Advanced Botox and Filler course which complemented my skills further. I also attended numerous skin rejuvenation courses such as micro-needling, skin peels, and a prescriptive Obagi Course. Ten years later, I am now an Aesthetic Trainer for Cosmetic Courses and share the wealth of knowledge and experience I have acquired throughout my years of injecting! I am so glad I continued to pursue my career in facial aesthetics as every day I am learning and developing my skills and loving my job more and more as my career advances!

What is your advice for anyone starting out?

I highly recommend all medical professionals, especially dentists, to start a career in facial aesthetics as it can help complete a patient’s smile by enhancing and restoring youth to the perioral area and face. It also really complements dentistry. I feel dentists naturally have a great skill in injecting and already have the skills required to be a great, confident injector of the face.

Your opinion of the industry?

The aesthetics industry is rapidly growing. There are always new and improved products and techniques coming out. Therefore, keeping updated with the latest innovation is crucial. I do this by attending training courses and conferences so that you can offer your patients and teach them the most modern safest products and deliver the best results.

Training with Cosmetic Courses

If you would like to find out more about training with Cosmetic Courses and create your own success story, talk to the team today: 01844 390110 / [email protected] You can also view all of our aesthetic courses here! We also have an Online Academy where you can learn from the comfort of your own home.

Find out more

The Aesthetics Knowledge Hub is a great place for you to find answers to frequently asked questions. We recommend having a look at the Aesthetic Training Knowledge Hub.

dr olha success story (1)

At Cosmetic Courses, there is nothing more rewarding than seeing the success of our Trainers that came through as delegates! Most of you will know Dr Olha, Dentist and Aesthetic Practitioner. Olha joined the Cosmetic Courses Expert Faculty in 2014 and trains delegates in numerous courses ranging from Foundation all the way to Expert level.

What is your medical background?

I am a Dental surgeon that graduated in 2005 from Ukrainian Medical Stomatological Academy, ORE Kings College London 2013.

Why did you decide to go into aesthetics?

Since the age of 17, I have always been interested in skin care and skin health. Back in my student years I was a model and had my own model agency in Ukraine. From this, I understood beauty standards in various aspects of our life. In 2009, I moved to the UK with my husband who was an MSK consultant that offered training in aesthetics. We started a business that I took over and successfully run today. The combination of the required skills and being in the right place at the right time really drove this success. This involved having a strong knowledge of the head and neck anatomy, facial proportion, and angles. Combined with the manual skills as a Dentist and a comprehensive understanding of beautification and beauty proportions for different age groups combining my fashion and medical knowledge which really helped me set my business apart from others. This solidified my choice of a career in Medical Aesthetics.

What training did you take?

I have completed many training courses in my professional career and will continue to actively learn and develop new skills as there is always room to learn more. My journey began by booking a micro needling course in 2011 with Cosmetic Courses. In 2013 I attended injectable training courses within aesthetic medicine. All of my training was completed with Cosmetic Courses. I have also attended training courses ran by Allergan Medical Institute, Sinclair College, Dr.Jacques Otto and SkinMed.

Do you still go on courses and why?

As an educator myself, I always need to have evidence-based knowledge and be able to answer the questions my students may have. Therefore, I always attend training courses and conferences to keep my knowledge up to date.

What is your advice for anyone starting out?

To decide if aesthetics is the right career path for you, you need to try it. If you have been thinking about it for a while, I would encourage you to book a course as it can open a whole new world of amazing opportunities.

Your opinion of the industry?

The aesthetics industry is fast growing as it becomes a part of our lifestyle and is seen as regular care for a lot of people. We all want to feel younger than our biological age so why should we not look it? Therefore, I see the aesthetics industry growing more in the future. I think that there will be a time soon when the industry will have better regulation. This means that only medical professionals with the appropriate training will be able to offer treatments so that the patients enjoy quality treatments that are safe.

Training with Cosmetic Courses

If you would like to find out more about training with Cosmetic Courses and create your own success story, talk to the team today: 01844 390110 / [email protected] You can also view all of our aesthetic courses here! We also have an Online Academy where you can learn from the comfort of your own home.

Find out more

The Aesthetics Knowledge Hub is a great place for you to find answers to frequently asked questions. We recommend having a look at the Aesthetic Training Knowledge Hub.

Aesthetic Nurse Success Story Claire Cosmetic Courses

There is nothing more we like to see than the success of our delegates! This week we spoke with Claire a delegate of ours whose journey within aesthetics has led her to work with our very own Dr Olha in her Nottingham private clinic, Angels Twelve. Here is her success story:

Why did you want to move to aesthetics?

Like many Nurses I have always been passionate about helping others. I started my Nursing career after I left school and have been privileged to work for the NHS for over 20 years in Emergency and in the Primary care sector.

I have always loved beauty and working with people, but although I was intrigued, until the last few years I have never looked into the possibilities of aesthetic nursing. This was going to be my new challenge and with no experience it was going to be a completely new direction. However, following my passion for people and their wellbeing I was ready to embark on this new and exciting venture and I’m happy to share my journey.

How did you get started within aesthetics?

When I finally had the courage to book my training, after months of research, I chose Cosmetic Courses, as they are the largest provider of aesthetics training in the UK. They are also very specific in their approach and will only train qualified medical professionals. This to me is so significant as the safety of my patients are of paramount importance.

To date all my training has been undertaken by Cosmetic Courses, they have given me a good mix of both Theoretical and Practical training along with a full understanding of the products needed for each treatment. I truly believe that being well informed is an essential part of any medical training.

After my initial training I have developed my skills by keeping up to date with all the latest techniques and attending advanced courses to further develop my expertise. It is vital to be trained to the highest standard not only so you can deliver the best service to your patients, but also to give you the ability to gain confidence and always maintain safety in practice.

On my last course I was trained by Dr Olha in full facial contouring, this provided me with the skills to define, enhance and sculpt. I was fortunate to be offered a job interview after I had finished my course that day, this for me was a total confidence booster.

How are you finding your new career within aesthetics?

Since starting at Angels Twelve I have had the support of everyone in the team. I have been given the opportunity and the time to shadow Dr Olha in her clinic and discuss all the procedures carried out.

Shadowing Dr Olha has really boosted my confidence in my abilities and has given me an insight into the importance of initial consultation. I have found that  being able to offer my patients the chance to see their new and improved appearance and the difference it makes to their lives is infectious and  a really great feeling to know that ‘I did that’.

Since being part of the team at Angels Twelve I have been given the best training, I have enjoyed every minute and I have learnt so much. The team here have been so supportive and always have the time to listen and offer useful advice.

I feel that my role in Aesthetics is so fulfilling it has instilled confidence and provided me with a sense of Empowerment through a specialised art form. My patients completely love their results, I can see that they stand just a little taller after their treatment. I live for these moments, as everyone is special!

Training with Cosmetic Courses

If you would like to find out more about training with Cosmetic Courses and create your own success story, talk to the team today: 01844 390110 / [email protected] You can also view all of our aesthetic courses here! We also have an Online Academy where you can learn from the comfort of your own home.

Find out more

The Aesthetics Knowledge Hub is a great place for you to find answers to frequently asked questions. We recommend having a look at the Aesthetic Training Knowledge Hub.