Our Top Tips for Medical Professionals Getting Started in Aesthetics

As the field of aesthetic medicine continues to grow, more and more medical professionals are considering the move into the aesthetic industry. Making the leap into aesthetics can be intimidating when you have limited experience in the field. With there being more aesthetics training providers available than ever in the United Kingdom and Ireland, finding the right one for you is crucial. Here are our top tips for medical professionals who are looking at getting started in the aesthetics industry.

Education and training

The first step when you are getting started in aesthetics is to gain a solid understanding of the industry. This includes learning about all the various treatments available but more importantly, the anatomy and physiology. There are many ways to do this, but the most effective would be through training courses (in person or online). Training courses are a fantastic way to learn new skills within aesthetics. There are several training courses available when getting started, so finding the right one can be difficult. In order to maximise your learning experience, there are a few things you need to make sure that your training courses have the following:

Training takes place in a clinical environment.

Live model patients used for the training days.

Support – this could be anything from clinical questions to business and marketing.

Trainers are medical professionals who have a wealth of knowledge in aesthetics and highly accredited within their own medical professions.

Opportunities available after training

You can find out more about Cosmetic Courses and what sets us aside from other training providers by clicking here.

Products and equipment

Choosing the right products and equipment is critical to delivering safe and effective treatments for your patients. You should research and choose reputable suppliers for your products and equipment. As an Allergan-appointed trainer, we are one of the UK’s few aesthetic course providers who train in Allergan’s genuine Botox and Juvederm Dermal Filler to provide the highest quality training and results for our patients. We recommend these products to our delegates as they are high-quality, results-driven products. With any products and equipment used, you should follow the manufacturer guidelines and regularly maintain and update equipment to ensure optimal performance.

Have a patient-centred approach

Aesthetics is all about enhancing a patient’s appearance and boosting their confidence. By taking a patient-centred approach and listening carefully to their concerns and desires, you can provide a personalised treatment plan for your patient. This plan takes into account their preferences and goals when embarking on their aesthetic journey. It also helps you build a rapport with your patient, a crucial skill for building trust and a long-term relationship.

Focus on safety

Safety is the top priority in aesthetics. You are responsible for your patients when treating them. Before treatment, your patient should understand the potential risks and benefits. We reccommed that you are perfoming treatments in a sterile clinic environment whilst following hygiene, health, and safety protocols. By following this, you can minimise complications for your patients. Post-treatment, you should provide your patient with follow-up care, instructions and what they should expect.


Building a network in aesthetics can provide you with invaluable support and guidance as you navigate your way through the industry. A great way to network in aesthetics is through attending industry events and connecting with other medical professionals. We recommend attending aesthetic conferences such as CCR and ACE as they are great events to gain more knowledge and network. Many professional organisations and associations are available for you to join as a medical professional. These networks can provide you with opportunities for further training in developing areas, potential collaborations or referrals.

Continuously learn and adapt

The aesthetics industry is constantly evolving due to new techniques and technologies emerging all the time. By staying up to date you will be at the forefront of the industry. The best way to receive the most recent news and information would be by signing up for newsletters, journals and joining networks. The Aesthetics Journal is a fantastic resource for the latest developments in the aesthetics industry. You will gain substantial knowledge by continuously seeking training opportunities and being open to new techniques. An essential method of developing yourself into a successful aesthetic practitioner is through learning from feedback and constructive criticism. Use this to develop and enhance your skill set to become a more well-rounded aesthetic practitioner.

Getting started in the aesthetics industry can be a rewarding and fulfilling career path for medical professionals. Follow our top tips in order to build a strong foundation for success in this fast paced exciting industry.

Next steps

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.

Find out more about the Foundation Botox and Dermal Filler Training Course by clicking here.

If you are new to the Aesthetics industry and would like to find out more about getting started, we have a dedicated page to help you navigate. Here you will find all your options available to you. Click here to Get Started in Aesthetics.