Are you a doctor considering a career move into facial aesthetics? Since 2002 we have trained and mentored thousands of doctors, allowing them to establish a successful career in medical aesthetics. An example of this is Dr Kalpna Pindolia, who recently attended a Refresher Botox and Dermal Filler training course with the team here at Cosmetic Courses and has now set up her clinic; Envisage Aesthetics.

Read on as Kalpna discusses her journey into aesthetics and offers some advice if you’re a doctor considering this type of career move.

What is your background?

I am a registered Doctor working in Emergency Medicine. Alongside this I am now a mobile Aesthetic Doctor for my own clinic; Envisage Aesthetics.

Why did you decide to move into facial aesthetics?

My main aim was to have a better work-life balance and I have always wanted to establish and maintain my own independent business. I knew facial aesthetics would provide me with both of these things.

Why did you decide to train with Cosmetic Courses?

They had glowing testimonials and the personal interactions with their caring team were amazing. They offer high quality training with experienced practitioners within the context of ongoing support with your career progression. It was excellent value for money.

How did you find your training experience?

My training with Cosmetic Courses was simply excellent. I had an experienced and approachable practitioner, in a dedicated clinic environment, with models provided by Cosmetic Courses for clinical practice.

What do you enjoy most about your aesthetic work?

One area of my aesthetic work that I enjoy is practising high standards of communication in a privately-led environment for the process of informed consent. This, as well as the artistry involved which complements the clinical skills required for the process of getting achievable results. I also like establishing effective professional relationships with clients in the long term in order to address their needs over time.

What would you say to other doctors thinking about training in aesthetics?

Training in Botox and Dermal Fillers is a fantastic opportunity to achieve a work-life balance whilst still using your clinical expertise – including communication skills, practical techniques and running your own business. It is not an easy option, but very rewarding if you are willing to put in the time, effort and enthusiasm.

Aesthetic Training for Doctors

If you’re interested in pursuing a career in medical aesthetics or simply want to find out more information on our Botox and dermal filler training courses, please feel free to contact our course co-ordinators who would be more than happy to assist you.


Damien, a medical Doctor from Antigua, came to Cosmetic Courses to pursue his career in aesthetics. After completing almost every course on our training programme, here he talks about the benefits of aesthetic training for Doctors and reflects on his time with us.

Tell us about your professional background

I’m a young businessman and qualified medical Doctor from the Caribbean. I’m currently working in the field of tourist/travel medicine, but preparing to move into aesthetics.

Why did you decide to train in aesthetics?

I was introduced to the idea by a friend who had a keen interest. As I was about to visit the UK to pursue some training in travel medicine, I decided to make the most of my time here and train in aesthetics too. I realised it was a virgin market back home, so there was a great opportunity to capitalise on it.

What attracted you to Cosmetic Courses?

I searched online and Cosmetic Courses was the company that most impressed me. There were a few others I looked at, but they didn’t seem to be very organised, and didn’t offer all the information I was looking for. You guys had thought of everything.

How many other providers did you consider?

I actually had my whole office looking! I think there were about 6 different firms. That was shortlisted to 3, then shortlisted to 2, then you guys won.

Which courses did you attend?

There are so many! Technically it’s all of them except for Lower Face Botox and Microsclerotherapy.

What did you think of the quality of our training?

Marvellous. The trainers are very experienced. I liked the fact that because they’re treating people in their practice every day they were able to tell you “do this, do that, don’t do this” and would also explain why. I feel it’s given me the confidence to make my own judgments and decisions as to the best approach to take with my patients.

What’s the biggest benefit of aesthetic training for Doctors?

Networking. Since training, my network has grown tremendously. I feel very well equipped to move into this exciting new industry.

Do you feel confident to pursue this in the future?


Compared to other courses you’ve attended, how would you rate our training?

High up, very high up!

What are the next steps following your training?

Getting a business plan in place first. Then I’ll be talking to my investors, securing some finance – and making some money!

Where do you see your practice in 3 years time?

Hopefully by then I’ll have managed to spread to about 2 or 3 other islands.

Would you recommend Cosmetic Courses’ aesthetic training for Doctors to your colleagues?


Cosmetic Courses, led by Consultant Plastic Surgeon Adrian Richards, is the UK’s most established cosmetic training provider. For more information on aesthetic training for Doctors, please contact our team.


Are you a Doctor working in the NHS? Starting to want more variety from your working life? Read on for 5 compelling reasons to make aesthetic training for Doctors your next move.

1. It’s great for your bank balance

Let’s not be coy. Training in aesthetics offers you far more scope to dictate your own earnings than working as a GP.

Most aesthetic treatments can be performed in under an hour. Botox, for example, takes around 15-40 minutes depending on the areas treated. With Botox treatment typically charged at around £200 for one area, your earning potential is limited only by your own ambition.

2. More patient time

If you’re frustrated by the time pressure of the NHS, and want to spend longer with your patients, aesthetics is the perfect antidote to the NHS ‘conveyor belt’.

You can choose how much time to spend with your patients. If you enjoy patient interaction, aesthetics is much more conducive to chatting and passing the time of day.

Another crucial difference is that you’re not trying to remove a negative, as you are when you’re a GP treating unwell patients. Instead, you’re aiming to produce a positive, in the form of a great aesthetic result. So there’s far more potential for spreading joy!

3. Training is quick

In most careers, if you want to shift focus and move into a new area, you can expect a fairly lengthy retraining period. If you’re a Doctor, however, you’re in the happy position of having access to a new specialism that uses all your existing skills and experience – allowing you to qualify very quickly.

Aesthetic training for Doctors is quick to complete, with most courses taking only one day. It’s quite possible to train one week, and be treating your own aesthetic patients the next.

4. Growing market

Aesthetic treatments are hot right now. Botox alone is a billion dollar industry worldwide, and that shows no sign of slowing. In fact, demand for non-surgical aesthetic treatments is growing relative to cosmetic surgery. So getting qualified in as many non-surgical treatments as you can will make you a sought-after expert in a booming industry.

5. Long-term patient relationships

Aesthetic treatments produce impressive results for your patients – but they don’t last forever. So if a patient’s happy with their treatment, there’s a good chance they’ll return to you when needed.

And establishing long-term relationships with your patients not only makes them likely to return to you for top-ups, they may also be tempted to try new treatments you add to your repertoire.

Find out more about aesthetic training for Doctors

For more on the benefits of aesthetic training for Doctors, watch this video where Dr Sophie Shotter explains how aesthetic training helped kickstart her business.

Cosmetic Courses is the UK’s longest established medical aesthetic training provider. Our team offer a wide range of accredited aesthetic training for Doctors, Dentists and Nurses. To find out more, call the team on 01844 318798 or email [email protected].