How to get into medical aesthetics

What is medical aesthetics?

Medical Aesthetics is a branch of medicine that focuses on altering the cosmetic appearance to help the patient achieve their aesthetic goals. This is done through non-invasive and minimally invasive medical procedures. Medical Aesthetics is otherwise known as aesthetic medicine, cosmetic medicine, or aesthetics. Aesthetics combines medical expertise with an artistic approach to address various cosmetic concerns.

Requirements to become an aesthetic practitioner

Currently there is no regulation in the aesthetics industry, but this is set to change. The Government released an open consultation on the licensing scheme of non-surgical cosmetic procedures in England on the 2nd of September 2023. To carry out aesthetic treatments you will need a practitioner licence and a premises licence. The licensing scheme will ensure that those who offer non-surgical cosmetic procedures:

  • Are suitably knowledgeable, trained, and qualified.
  • Hold appropriate indemnity cover.
  • Operate from premises that meet the necessary standards of hygiene, infection control, and cleanliness.

You can read the full summary of the latest update from the Government around non-surgical cosmetic procedures licensing scheme proposal released by clicking here.

Find out the latest information about government updates and regulation coming into the aesthetics industry by clicking here.

Here at Cosmetic Courses, we only train medically qualified professionals (surgeons, dentists, doctors, nurses). Our ethos is experience, quality and success which runs through the heart of our teaching. Our passion is to make the aesthetics industry a safer place by providing our delegates with the highest quality training.

Routes into medical aesthetics

If you are a medical professional looking to get started in medical aesthetics, you have the following two options.

Level 7 Diploma

The Level 7 Diploma is a JCCP approved and VTCT certified clinical aesthetics diploma in injectable treatments for medical professionals considering a career in aesthetic medicine. This aesthetic qualification is perfect for beginners or experienced aesthetic practitioners looking to gain formal recognition for their knowledge and skills in aesthetics.

Gain a recognised qualification in clinical aesthetic injectable treatments that will future proof your aesthetic career when regulation comes into the aesthetics industry with the Level 7 diploma. Book a call with our Level 7 Coordinator by clicking here.

Foundation Botox and Dermal Filler Training

Our Foundation Botox and Dermal Filler Training is the first training course for medical professionals looking to get started in medical aesthetics. The one-day Botox and Dermal Filler Foundation Training Course will teach you everything you need to start treating your first patients. The practical hands-on training will cover areas such as:

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

Find out more and get started with our Foundation Botox and Dermal Filler Training Course by clicking here.

Careers in medical aesthetics

A career in medical aesthetics can offer several benefits for those who are passionate around the field. Due to the vast number of treatments available you can choose what direction you want to focus on. This could be focusing on expert level treatments such as Threads and Non-Surgical Rhinoplasty or on Skin rejuvenation treatments such as chemical peels and micro needling. This diversity allows aesthetic practitioners to specialise in any area within aesthetics that they are passionate about.

The aesthetics industry is also a rapidly growing industry with new treatments and products being introduced. The demand for aesthetic procedures has been steadily increasing. As people become more interested in appearance-related treatments, the industry is expected to continue growing, providing job stability for qualified professionals. entrepreneurial ventures and greater control over their careers

Aesthetic medicine is an incredibly rewarding career, and you can change patients’ lives with the skills you develop. A career in aesthetic medicine allows you build strong patient relationships due to more patient time and creativity in your treatments.

We are delighted to partner with Clinic People, a leading aesthetic recruitment agency. This partnership allows our delegates access to a wide variety of careers within the aesthetic industry to help them in finding their perfect role. View the Clinic People website by clicking here.

Award winning training in medical aesthetics from Cosmetic Courses

Start your aesthetics training with the best training provider in aesthetic medicine. We have been providing the highest quality aesthetic medicine courses across the UK since 2002. At the 2023 Aesthetics Awards we won the award of “Best Independent Training Provider”. We are setting the standard of aesthetic training amongst training providers to shape a safer future within medical aesthetics. View our latest aesthetic medicine training courses and train with the best training provider by clicking here.

Save with our back to school sale

Unlock your potential and kickstart your journey in Medical Aesthetics with our Back to School Sale! Enjoy special discounts and an exclusive offer on our Level 7 Aesthetic Qualification and our Foundation Botox and Dermal Filler Training Course.


20% off Level 7 Diploma + Free Masterclass of your choice*

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Contact the team to book the Level 7 Diploma. *Free Masterclass includes one of the following training courses: Lip Masterclass, Dermal Filler Facial Contouring, Advanced Botox & Dermal Filler, and Skin Booster.

The Back to School Sale ends on Wednesday 20th September 2023.

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