Botox® Training for Medical Professionals

Whether you are looking to kick-start your career in aesthetics or wanting to build your personal development and professional skills, try our award-winning Botox® training for medical professionals. We offer our foundation course to surgeons, doctors, nurses and dentists who have an up to date registration.

As an established training provider for over 16 years, Cosmetic Courses has trained over 6000 professionals in Botox ® and dermal filler techniques, supporting them to set up their own successful clinics.

Benefits of Enrolling on Botox® and Dermal Filler Training

Botox® and dermal fillers demand is increasingly high, showing to be a beneficial area to train in. The majority of UK cosmetic treatments undergone are non-surgical, so you’ll be entering into a thriving industry that’s set to grow even larger. Our highly qualified team provide all the training and support required, offering their expertise and advice to guide you on your journey into aesthetic medicine.

Benefits include:

  • Gain the skills and confidence to enter aesthetic medicine
  • Become your own boss and work flexible hours
  • Have more control over your career and future
  • Provide the care you want to give – including spending more time with patients
  • Enjoy fewer regulations than when working in the NHS
  • Receive your professional certification at course completion
  • Unlimited support and aftercare are available for both your clinical needs and business

We’ll help you to become fully equipped to forge the career you want in non-surgical cosmetic treatments and aesthetics, whether as a surgeon, nurse, doctor or dentist.

Why Choose Our Botox® and Dermal Filler Training Course?

Combining both practical skills and business knowledge, our popular Botox® and Dermal Filler Course can help you begin to build a career in aesthetics. Our Botox® Training for Medical Professionals will introduce you to basic dermal filler and Botox® treatments (Juvederm and Allergan Botox®) which are highly sought after in the industry, giving you the foundation knowledge you’ll need.

Training involves:

  • A one day course
  • Interactive training in small groups
  • Led & supervised by an expert trainer
  • Practical, hands-on training for dermal filler and Botox injections using live models
  • Fully functioning clinic environment
  • CPD certificate provided on successful completion
  • Held in a number of locations (Belfast, Buckinghamshire, Leeds, Birmingham, Nottingham and London)
  • Starter kits and supplies available to purchase or order upon completion

You’ll learn everything from facial anatomy and injection techniques to aftercare and how to market your own practice. The CPD certificate you receive is insurance company recognised (we partner with leading aesthetic insurance companies), allowing you to practice the techniques you’ve learned straight away once you have the right insurance in place.

Continue Your Aesthetics Training

You can choose to build on your aesthetics training later on, including our Foundation Follow on Day, bespoke one-to-one course, introduction to lip augmentation and Level 7 Qualification in Injectables (the foundation course is Part 1 of this).

Thousands of medical professionals have put their trust in us thanks to our renowned expert faculty at Cosmetic Courses. A hand-picked team from all different medical backgrounds chosen by Medical Director  and Consultant Plastic Surgeon, Mr Adrian Richards.

Book Your Botox Training Course Now

If you’re looking for the right dermal filler and Botox training for medical professionals, book our course now.

Cosmetic Courses: banner showing an introduction to blog what yo need to learn about your patients

So you’ve decided you want to set up in aesthetics, and are busy researching Botox courses. Great choice. But if you really want to be successful in the aesthetics industry, your training is just the start.

To thrive as a Botox practitioner, it’s important to know how your patients and prospective patients feel about treatment. Get inside their minds and understand not only their hopes, but also their concerns – and any barriers that may be holding them back. 

After all, if you know what’s stopping them, you’ll know how to reassure them. 

There are plenty of misconceptions about Botox, and being able to address them with your patients is vital. Unfortunately, this isn’t usually covered during most Botox courses.

So to give you something to think about, here are 4 of the most persistent concerns, along with some guidelines for what to say to your patients.

> Botox is unsafe 

Cosmetic Courses: Photo showing our Botox coursesDespite its popularity and widespread use, some people are still unconvinced about the safety of Botox. They believe that, because it’s a toxin, it has the potential to be harmful when injected.  

But as practitioners, we know that Botulinum toxin is extremely safe when administered in the right dose by a qualified medical professional. So stress that to your patients.

You can also tell them that Botox has been safely used for many years in a medical context, to treat migraines, bladder problems, etc, which should help allay their fears.

> I’ll look frozen and odd

Ah, the dreaded ‘frozen face’. It’s a very real fear for some people that their face will be rendered blank and immobile by Botox. They might have seen unflattering pictures of celebrities and be terrified of having the same outcome.

So for those patients, let them know you’ll take a conservative approach. You can always top up at a later date if needed. Stress that you believe in achieving the most natural results rather than the most dramatic – and if that means erring on the side of caution, so be it.

> Botox is indulgent/only for vain/rich/famous people 

Like most aesthetic pursuits, the early adopters for Botox were celebrities. But it’s now grown in popularity so much that it’s now the world’s favourite non-surgical treatment.

And as it’s grown in popularity it’s become more affordable and accessible. So the chances are that everyone knows someone, or knows of someone, who’s had it.

So let your patients know that far from being something famous/rich/vain people do, it’s something that at least some of their neighbours, friends and colleagues are likely to have done!

> Botox is scary and painful 

Needles and injections can strike terror into the hardest of hearts. And here’s where your powers of reassurance need to be at their best. 

Let them know exactly what they’ll feel. A slight pinching sensation that will be over in a matter of seconds. Tell them people often compare it to a mosquito bite, so if they’ve ever had one of those, they’ll know they can deal with it.

Stressing that the treatment doesn’t require anaesthetic should also help reassure them that any discomfort is likely to be minimal. 

Find out more about our Botox courses

Cosmetic Courses are the UK’s most established Botox training provider. We offer scheduled and bespoke Botox courses to medical professionals at fully equipped training centres throughout the UK. For information about our Botox courses, or to book, call us on 01844 318317 or email [email protected].



Nobody’s learning needs are exactly the same. Just as some learn better through listening, watching and reading, and others by doing, so it is with class sizes.

Some people find it stimulating to train in a group of their peers, exchanging ideas and sharing the experience.

Others respond better to intensive focused tuition with no distractions.

But there’s good news if you’re currently looking at Botox training courses. No matter what your preferred learning style, there’s an option for you.

Scheduled Botox training courses

Group Botox training coursesAt Cosmetic Courses, our scheduled Botox courses take place in small groups, usually no more than 5 delegates.

Over the years, we’ve found that 4 or 5 is the ‘sweet spot’ to give you the best possible training.

The courses, both Foundation and Advanced, can also include training in dermal fillers. The two treatments are often used together, so we aim to give a good grounding in both.

What to expect

The day starts with a lecture by one of our Consultant Plastic Surgeons. This will cover patient selection, contraindications, injection technique and aftercare.

It’ll be followed by demonstrations of Botox and dermal filler treatments, and an afternoon of hands-on practice.

You’ll work in a small group supervised by one of our expert trainers. There’ll be a variety of models to treat and ample opportunity to ask questions throughout.

The main advantage of this type of training is that it lets you observe a range of people practising the treatments. This can be instructive, as there are often tips you can pick up from your peers.

But there are also advantages to training one-to-one.

One-to-one Botox training courses

One-to-one Botox training coursesOur bespoke Botox training courses are very different. There’s no set course programme, and you decide the schedule.

Most delegates who choose bespoke training opt to learn one-on-one, as it allows for much more interaction with your trainer. However, you can learn in a small group if you prefer.

The session lasts for 4 hours, either morning (9am-1pm) or afternoon (1.30-5.30pm), and you can book for any day of the week that’s convenient for you.

A bespoke course allows you to drill down and learn more, and practise more, of the exact techniques you’re interested in.

Perhaps you’d like to build your confidence and hone your skills in the most popular techniques – upper face Botox and dermal fillers around the mouth?

Or maybe you’d like to develop more specialist skills with advanced injecting techniques like cheek augmentation and lower face Botox?

The choice is yours. Whatever you’d like to focus on, a bespoke course offers intensive targeted practice so you can develop full confidence in your skills.

And finally…

Dr Olha Vorodukhina, Dentist and Cosmetic Courses trainerTo give you an idea of our bespoke training from someone who’s been there, one of our trainers, qualified dentist Dr Olha Vorudukhina, originally came to us for bespoke training. You can read all about her here.

Please note, because of the intensive nature of bespoke training, we’ll usually require you to have completed Foundation level training. Contact us and we’ll be happy to advise.

For more information about our Botox training courses, or any of our programme of aesthetic training, please contact the team on 01844 318317 or email [email protected].

Are you a dentist looking for more from your career? Perhaps you’d like to continue using your practical skills and aesthetic eye, but in a new way – and increasing your income in the process?

At Cosmetic Courses, we’ve spent the last 15 years training dentists in Botox and Dermal Filler techniques. Some were looking to offer aesthetic treatments part-time alongside their existing practice, and others were looking for a complete career change.

If you are a dentist thinking about your next move, read on to find out what aesthetic training could do for you.

The top 3 ways a Botox training course could enhance your career

 1. You can offer Botox treatment as an additional service to your dental patients

Some dentists we train are looking to add Botox and dermal filler treatments around the mouth to their existing portfolio, so they can enhance the dental service they provide. Treatment to add volume to lips, improve nasiolabial folds and reduce marionette lines can be combined with dental treatment to give patients a more dramatic improvement to the entire mouth area. This is probably the ‘easiest win’ as it represents a brand new revenue stream from your existing client base.

 2. You can attract a whole new clientele looking purely for aesthetic treatments

Non-surgical procedures like Botox and dermal fillers can attract new patients who would not have come to your practice for dental treatment alone. These patients may come to you for aesthetic treatment in the first instance, and once they have built up a relationship with you, may also choose you for their dental treatment. Expanding your aesthetic repertoire further to include treatments that complement Botox and fillers, for example Dermaroller and Chemical Peels, will give your patients even more reasons to keep coming back to you.

 3.  You can train up colleagues within your practice to perform the techniques

When you have completed your own Botox training course, you will be able to instruct your fellow dentists in the techniques. Lots of our dental delegates at Cosmetic Courses have gone on to train other dentists and hygienists within their practice in non-surgical treatments.

Having more colleagues trained in the techniques will not only increase your capacity to offer aesthetic treatments at your practice, it’ll give you the flexibility to go off and learn more aesthetic techniques while your colleagues ‘hold the fort’. You’ll also be better placed to respond to patient demand, adjusting the balance of your dental and aesthetic appointments to meet patients’ needs. If more people are looking for aesthetic treatments than dental appointments, you’ll be able to accommodate them – and crucially, have a constant revenue stream.

For more information on our Botox training courses, or any of our programme of aesthetic training courses, please contact the team on 01844 390110 or email [email protected].



A relatively common condition for athletes can often be misdiagnosed as asthma, but if detected can be treated easily enough through a combination of treatments including Botox for the vocal chords. Although it can be brought about by stress or anxiety it is also commonly linked to increased physical exertion, hence why athletes can be at increased risk of suffering from it.

It’s believed an estimated 5% of professional athletes suffer from Paradoxical Vocal Fold Motion Disorder (PVFMD) which constricts the vocal chords and can impact the ability to breathe. It also causes coughing whilst exercising and because of these symptoms, which are very similar to those caused by asthma, it can often be missed therefore remain untreated.

The two conditions are in fact often linked – 40% of asthma sufferers will also have PVFMD. What will quite regularly happen is the asthma will be detected and treated but the PVFMD won’t be, in which case the athlete will still suffer from its symptoms.

When it is diagnosed correctly treatment will usually consist of multiple solutions. These will likely include vocal chord retraining therapy and also Botox, carried out by various professionals. An ENT specialist with Botox training would be required, as well as a vocal chord therapist and possibly also a sports psychologist who would deal with the impact it has mentally.

Non-athletes who suddenly take up an increased exercise programme can also suffer from the condition.

At Cosmetic Courses we have had an exciting and hectic month, from Foundation and Advanced Botox and Fillers courses to Chemical Peel and Dermaroller, with bespoke one-to-one sessions along the way.

At the beginning of the month we welcomed our delegates for the Foundation course, which is always an interesting course for us – mainly because we get to meet the new delegates for the first time as they are starting out on their aesthetic careers. We enjoy seeing our delegates beginning to learn and flourish in the world of aesthetics, gaining new skills and confidence throughout the day.

Our Advanced course this month allowed us to speak to many of our past Foundation delegates and hear what they have been practising since we last saw them. It’s always rewarding for the team to hear each delegate’s personal stories and what they have achieved before returning to us to further their aesthetic training.

Chemical Peel training is a great course where we see the delegates go from strength to strength in their knowledge of the skin physiology. These sessions cover the in-depth  theory in the morning followed by a fun and interactive practical hands-on session in the afternoon. This time  allows for any questions to be asked and gives each individual the vital reassurance for them to go and perform the chemical peel and medical microdermabrasion on their own clients.

The Dermaroller course was another huge success. Delegates got to learn and practise the treatment as well as learning the critical theory for diagnosing and treating the different skin types and conditions.

Overall March has been a very successful month for both our team and delegates at Cosmetic Courses. Moving forward we aim to continue to teach and support our delegates to the highest standards, ensuring that each individual is ready to progress in the exciting world of aesthetics.

If you currently offer injectable treatments and other non-invasive cosmetic procedures, either privately or through a clinic, it’s likely you will be impacted at some stage by the Keogh Review – whose research into possible regulations for the aesthetic medical industry may help form government legislature.

Calls have been made from medical professionals and bodies for some time over the need for more regulation within the industry. This includes focusing on who is qualified to perform non-invasive procedures. Currently any clinic can offer injectable treatments; this may change following the release of the review’s findings, which is expected to happen this month.

Many practitioners already undergo training to qualify them to administer treatment, however for any who haven’t it is wise to undertake training as soon as possible, to ensure you will be able to continue to practice.

It’s possible that the review will suggest that only medical professionals (which will include doctors, dentists and nurses) will be able to offer these procedures, however ensuring you are qualified to carry them out may count if you are outside of these professions.

If you are a doctor, nurse or dentist and do currently carry out non-invasive procedures it is important to keep up to date with training as it’s likely that this will be required.

Although the review will make recommendations to government there will be no obligation to make them mandatory. If the proposals are passed through law, this will likely take several months.

Cosmetic Courses offer Botox and other aesthetic training courses from centres in Buckinghamshire and Manchester. For information on any of our courses, call us on 01844 390110 or email [email protected].


Giant healthcare and beauty company, Johnson & Johnson, will soon launching Johnson & Johnson Botox that may make a dent in to Allergan’s Botox behemoth.

The firm are looking to gain US approval for their new product next year, which could mean it would be available by 2015 in America and by around 2018 elsewhere in the world. Currently, Allergan make up for 85% of the market, which stands at a sizeable $900 million. The remaining 15% is made up by two small pharmaceutical companies who licence a similar product under a different name.

Johnson & Johnson however are an altogether different prospect, with a huge brand name behind them, not to mention a vast marketing budget. As a result Allergan may be forgiven for worrying that their lion’s share will be cut in to, though analysts believe J&J’s offering would have to offer substantial differences such as longevity, outcome or cost in order to make customers switch allegiances.

Dr Kenneth Beer is a consultant who has worked for both companies, and he comments:

“Allergan has built such a strong brand, people ask for Botox by name. This will be an uphill struggle (for J&J).”

However he also added: “J&J is a company I’d take seriously.”

This announcement means that late-stage trials will have been completed, though the name of the product is yet unknown. It’s understood that J&J will initially be targeting the cosmetic field however their product could also be used for bladder problems, excessive sweating and migraines, as other forms of botulinum toxins already do.

Allergan have so far refused to comment on the matter.

Contact Cosmetic Courses on 01844 390110 if you would like information on any of our Botox training courses. 


It’s important for every practising medical aesthetic professional to undertake training to administer Botox and fillers, though it may be that a refresher course along the way could also prove useful.

How do you know if you could benefit from it? If you have worked in the aesthetics industry but have taken a break from it recently, the chances are that a refresher course will be the right course of action for you.

It may be that you have left the profession for a maternity break, or perhaps moved temporarily to another specialism. In which case it will not only help to brush up on techniques but will be vital in restoring any confidence that may have been lost as a result of absence from the industry.

It can also provide a worthwhile exercise for those who have not had a break from the profession, if not just to compare techniques with others but also learn any newer ideas with regards how to administer such treatments. It may simply provide a fresh way of looking at procedures, or how to get the very best out of them.

Cosmetic Courses offer Botox training and refresher courses to medical professionals, including doctors, dentists and nurses. For more information, contact the team on 01844 390110.

Recently in the press, the issue of Botox and Filler training and who can be trained has come to light. Due to legislation only medically trained professionals are able to teach but also learn how to inject Botox and fillers.

At Cosmetic Courses we only offer our training to medical professionals – our delegates being a mixture of Doctors, Dentists and Nurses. Our delegates have to be medically qualified and registered with one of the following: General Medical Council, General Dental Council or Nursing and Midwifery Council. This ensures that our delegates are fully licensed to practise within the UK.

In one case an untrained man has been caught teaching Botox and Fillers to beauty therapists, who cannot legally participate in these courses as they lack the required medical qualifications. The man training the beauty therapists was sentenced to time in prison due to the severity of his actions.

This is unfortunate for those trained by him, as they naturally believed the certificate he provided was authentic and allowed them to practise. However, as any respected  non-surgical training provider will know, beauty therapists are not allowed to perform Botox and Dermal Filler treatments.

Therefore it is essential that at Cosmetic Courses we offer our training to the correct delegates. We are CPD certificated as well as having a working partnership with Hamilton Fraser, our insurance company, to ensure this.

Through training with Cosmetic Courses you get the security that our highly trained professional team are there for continued support, from helping you when you start your new career choice to the finer details that may occur throughout your career.

Furthermore, all our trainers are experienced and registered with the relevant medical governing bodies, so they are fully qualified to teach and perform Botox and Filler treatment in line with the regulations and legislations currently in place in the UK.