The aesthetic industry has hit the news recently highlighting the lack of regulation and how anybody can train in aesthetics. We have always made it known to those who train with us and industry peers that at Cosmetic Courses we will continue to strive for regulation. Offering our Botox and Dermal Filler Training to medical professionals and giving them as much education, ongoing support and experience to lead the way for a safer future within aesthetics.
Botox and Dermal Fillers Practical Training
Cosmetic Courses offers practical training within all of our courses. 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 train doctors, dentists and nurses. Practical training sessions are an essential part in our course content as we feel it is a valuable asset for the delegates that train with us.
Our practical training allows doctors, nurses and dentists to inject models with Botox and Dermal Fillers which enables them to get a better understanding of the treatment process and injection techniques. Cosmetic Courses’ expert trainers are present throughout the session to talk each delegate through the process enabling them to feel comfortable with the Botox and Dermal Filler techniques.
Once delegates have completed the practical training it allows them to leave the course with a higher level of competency when administering Botox and Dermal Fillers. This gives them a distinct advantage when going to practise themselves.
All of our Cosmetic Courses are tailored so there is practical training in each course. This is included whether it is a foundation or advanced course, bespoke, dermaroller or chemical peel course. At Cosmetic Courses we feel that through offering practical training to doctors, nurses and dentists they become more confident with the injections of Botox and Dermal Fillers.
The practical aspect with us at Cosmetic Courses is arranged similarly to a real life clinic environment enabling our delegates to receive first hand experience of how an aesthetic clinic functions. At Cosmetic Courses we also find suitable candidates for the delegates to inject with the Botox and Dermal Fillers so they have a wide variety of models to see, allowing the delegates to experience the differences between each individual.
Our practical training at Cosmetic Courses provides everything for our delegates from the real models to the Botox or Dermal Filler products used in the practice session. This provides a full practical hands-on training experience enabling our delegates to learn and improve their skills and knowledge.
Why is it important to receive hands-on experience with live models?
In the simplest of terms, if you have never ridden a bike but you regularly use stationery bikes for exercise, do you think you will easily pick it up?
The answer is no. The stationery bike may prepare your body and muscles for the movement but it will not prepare you for the balance needed, the conditions you may be riding in and confidence to get on the bike.
If you train on prosthetic heads in your Botox and Dermal Filler Training, would you feel confident to go out and start treating real life patients?
We hope that answer is no!
The importance of live models on Botox and Dermal Filler Training
Don’t be a dummy
We regularly have delegates attending our follow on courses who have had basic level training on ‘heads’ with other training providers. They book with us to gain valuable hands on experience but on attendance of our courses they feel their practical skills are inferior to those delegates who have completed training with us previously. Unfortunately they often end up revisiting the basic foundation techniques on live models so that they feel confident to progress.
No two people in this world are made the same (even identical twins) each individual has its own qualities, differences and expectations (no living being in this world can relate to a plastic head). The same goes for patients, in your practice you will never find two patients who are similar. You may find patients are interested in the same treatment but you may also find that you need more product for one than the other, you may also need to recommend other treatments to achieve the end goal for one and both will have their own expectations.
By training with live models and receiving this vital experience under the supervision and guidance of our expert training faculty you are experiencing real life situations that will leave you confident to start treating your own patients.
You will experience key patient and practitioner interaction with the consultation process, how to correctly complete the consent process with before & after photos, assessing and working with patient expectations, discussing aftercare and most importantly administrating the procedure.
The hands on knowledge you will receive will help you to feel confident in your practice and give you something to relate back to, ensuring your patient and practitioner process post training is off to the highest quality.
Prosthetic heads can be a great starting point for a nervous injector or those wanting to practice new techniques but it is important to also gain real life experience with live models whilst in the training environment too.
Botox and Dermal Filler Training for Non-Medical Professionals
Non-medical professionals often enquire to Cosmetic Courses about whether they are able to train and carry out Botox or Dermal Filler treatments. At Cosmetic Courses, we only able to offer our Botox and Dermal Filler training to medically qualified professionals such as doctors, dentists or nurses. However, if you are a Level 3 qualified Beauty Therapist or equivalent there are a range of other non-surgical aesthetic treatments we are able to provide you training in.
There are often debates about who can and cannot administer Botox and Dermal Filler treatments, but like many other industry professionals we feel only those who are medically qualified have the necessary knowledge and practical skills to inject.
Botulinum Toxin is a prescription only medicine so can only be purchased by medical professionals who have the relevant qualifications to be able to prescribe the drug. Similarly it is medical professionals who are able to obtain the correct insurance in order to practice.
If you are a Beauty Therapist and considering a career in aesthetics find out why we believe extending your skills to include treatments such as microneedling and chemical skin peels or our Level 4 in Skin Rejuvenation will offer you that edge over your competitors.
The Importance of Continuing Professional Development After Your Botox and Dermal Filler Training
We are all guilty of completing a one off course and praising ourselves for ticking the box of ‘attend training’. But is attending one course a few months ago really enough when specialising in a new profession? Keeping yourself up to date by attending additional courses, refresher sessions, industry conferences or reading relevant journals are all valuable parts of your journey to become a successful practitioner. This ongoing learning also forms vital parts of your continued professional development.
Clinical director of Cosmetic Course, Mr Adrian Richards shares his view on this hot topic …
“Training is never finished for anyone. If you think your training is finished, then you will become a dinosaur and as we know, dinosaurs become extinct! Even as an experienced plastic surgeon I need to stay updated with the latest techniques – the best practitioners in my experience are the people who focus on continued lifelong learning.”
Why do you need to continue your professional development?
The cosmetic market is amongst the fastest growing industries across the world. New treatments and clinics are regularly emerging bringing new practitioners and creating an increasing awareness for non surgical procedures. Patients are becoming more aware of what to look for, delving into their own research on who to go to for treatments or opting to follow celebrity trends. Due to this growing awareness of different treatments and new trends, as a practitioner it is important that you remain knowledgeable and up to date with the latest treatments and products available. Offering the highest standard of treatment, using the safest techniques is crucial in order to stay ahead of your competition in this ever-growing market.
Revalidation of your medical registration is an extremely important part of practice. The NMC, GDC and GMC have their own structures of revalidation and all have one thing in common, CPD (continuing professional development).
As a medical practitioner you will be aware of the number of CPD hours that you need to reach each year. These should be relatable to your practice and something you should be able to discuss if mentioned. This process works in the same way once you practice in aesthetic medicine.
Expanding your knowledge will earn you valuable CPD hours. Exploring new treatments, reading up on articles and attending conferences are all proof of your continued professional development and your passion for the industry.
How do I continue my professional development?
- Reading journals e.g. Aesthetic Journal, PRIME & Aesthetic Medicine
- Subscribing to newsletters e.g. Consulting Room
- Attending conferences e.g. ACE, CCR & AM LIVE
- Furthering your knowledge with additional courses e.g. advanced courses, 1-2-1’s, online learning & bespoke
Did you know… All of the above qualify for CPD points!
Training with Cosmetic Courses
Cosmetic Courses is an internationally recognised training provider teaching medical professionals in aesthetics. We offer over 26 courses over 6 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].