Aesthetic medicine is a rapidly expanding, diverse and exciting industry. As the aesthetics industry continues to grow, demand for non-surgical aesthetic treatments has risen year on year, with a wider acceptance of such treatments by all demographic groups in society.
Practising facial aesthetics requires a mix of dexterity, analytical skills and artistic flair. Whether it is learning how to administer Botox® safely and effectively, or to provide dermal filler treatments which subtly rejuvenate and volumize an ageing face, Interface Aesthetics places hands-on training at the centre of all our Botox® and dermal filler training courses.
Health Education England (HEE) has set out standards for best practice in the medical aesthetics industry, with input from the GMC and a multiple medical and surgical associations. Nevertheless, training courses in Botox® and dermal fillers can vary widely in their content, detail and delivery. Our training courses for nurses are fully accredited, led by surgeons and designed to provide the greatest exposure to real patients. All training follows GMC and HEE guidance , and our courses are recognised and accredited by the two leading cosmetic insurance providers in the UK (Hamilton Fraser and Cosmetic Insure).
Interface Aesthetics courses are designed for registered healthcare professionals, meaning that on your training course you will be learning in a group that meets your level of expertise and experience. Our commitment to training only registered healthcare practitioners speaks both to our belief in promoting patient safety and our recognition of the direction of travel in regard to regulatory changes ahead.
The rigorous training that doctors undergo means that they are well placed to move into aesthetic practice, where there is a heavy emphasis on facial anatomy, excellent communication and consultation skills. Specific challenges for doctors include the move outside of the NHS and into the private sector, business set up and running, and marketing. The temptation may be to follow the market practices of non-healthcare practitioners, as well as unregistered healthcare practitioners. Ensuring that you continue to practise in aesthetics in a way that is adherent to continued registration with the GMC and to your duty of care to patients is key, especially in an environment which is headed inexorably towards greater regulation.
Either as a career change, or as a skill diversification, doctors are well equipped to move into the area of non-surgical aesthetics, with excellent professional and financial opportunities in what is a growing market in the UK.
Our Botox® and Dermal Filler training courses for nurses have been created to ensure that our delegates go on to become confident and competent to practise medical aesthetics independently. Whether you are starting out in aesthetic medicine and looking to diversify your skillset, or if you are an established aesthetic doctor seeking to progress in your training, Interface Aesthetics has a selection of CPD-accredited training courses to meet your individual learning needs.
Regulated & Accredited Training
Our teaching is designed and led by Doctors in Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery and Facial Aesthetics
Live Model Patients
All tuition is patient-focussed, and delegates will inject real patients from the very start of all courses
Our teaching groups never exceed more than 3-4 delegates per tutor
Interface Aesthetics is an approved training provider for Allergan, meaning we exclusively train our delegates with products that meet the highest safety and quality standards. On our Botox® courses, you will learn to administer botulinum toxin using the most widely recognised and sought-after brand, Botox®, and all dermal filler training is with Juvederm® products.
We offer the OFQUAL-regulated Level 7 Certificate in Injectables, as well as Foundation Course , Advanced Course and Masterclasses Courses which can be taken as part of our regulated training, in addition to it, or as stand-alone courses.
The Level 7 Certificate in Injectables is the ‘Gold Standard’ qualification in medical aesthetics, having as its objective training delegates to become competent independent practitioners. This regulated, post-graduate level qualification is designed to meet the standards set out by Health Education England (HEE) and the GMC in response to concerns over the variation in standards within the cosmetic industry. It provides a framework for safe and competent practice, and improves employability, increasing a Level 7 graduate’s competitive edge. There are 4 stages to the Level 7 Certificate:
The Foundation Course is the first step for any doctor looking to start out in the aesthetic medicine field. This intensive, hands-on training course is designed to equip delegates to carry out the most commonly requested botulinum toxin and dermal filler treatments.
Delegates will be introduced to medical aesthetics with a hands-on training day injecting live models. There will introductory lectures to provide the initial theoretical background required before a full day of practical training. Techniques taught on this first day of training will be:
Peri-orbital (Crow’s feet)
Following the Foundation Course, delegates will be able to obtain cosmetic practice insurance and start working straight away.
The Foundation Course can be taken as a stand-alone course in Botox ® & Dermal Filler, with the option of continuing on to complete the full Level 7 Certificate at a later date if desired.
Unit 1: Principles of History, Ethics and Law in Aesthetic Medicine
Unit 2: Principles of Treatment in Aesthetic Medicine
Unit 3: Principles of Cosmetic Psychology in Aesthetic Medicine
Unit 4: Principles of Dermatology in Aesthetic Medicine
Unit 5: Principles of Botulinum Toxin Use in Aesthetic Medicine
Unit 6: Practice of Botulinum Toxin Use in Aesthetic Medicine
Unit 7: Principles of Dermal Filler Use in Aesthetic Medicine
Unit 8: Practice of Dermal Filler Use in Aesthetic Medicine
Delegates will undertake training days as part of the Level 7 Certificate Mentorship Programme. A total of 40 patients will be observed and treated with both Botox® and dermal filler, all under the supervision of one of our expert aesthetic trainers. The treatment portfolio assembled will be submitted as part of the assessment for the award of the Level 7 Certificate.
Delegates will submit short answer questions based on the Level 7 learning material in the form of coursework, as well as sitting an OSCE as part of the final assessment for the award of the qualification. Examinations are externally sampled and marked, with successful candidates being awarded the Level 7 Certificate in Injectables upon completion of all stages.
One-day training course in advanced techniques including:
Jaw slimming/treatment for clenching
Perio-oral (smoker’s) lines
Tear Trough (under eye)
Jaw and chin
Training is carried out using a variety of methods, including the use of a cannula. There is a step-up in the pace of training, with delegates covering a large number of techniques. All training is CPD-accredited, in small groups, with live model patients.
The ultimate training courses to perfect and master specific techniques within medical aesthetics. Our Masterclasses and One-to-One bespoke teaching sessions are run by expert doctors with years of experience dealing with the most challenging cases.
The Non-Surgical Facelift
Peri-oral Rejuvenation & Advanced Lip Augmentation
Jaw, Chin & Lower Face Harmonization
Periorbital Rejuvenation and Tear Trough Treatment
We also offer bespoke, one-to-one training sessions for practitioners looking to progress more rapidly, or to focus on specific areas in accordance with the learner’s needs. These training sessions can be discussed on an individual basis with one of our expert aesthetic trainers.