We are now offering over the phone and face-to-face consultations prior to appointments to help you understand which treatments are best for you.
“I like the free consultation clinics where practitioners make suggestions on where to have treatment (they suggested cheek fillers which I would never have chosen for myself and I loved it!!!)”
One of the questions asked in the survey was ‘how fair do you think the pricing is?’ As the treatments are carried out by delegates who are training we offer much lower prices than a regular high street clinic, however we wanted to know whether you believe the pricing of the treatments we offer is fair.
The results from the survey showed that the average score was 8.09 out of 10, a brilliant result reflecting the value for money. When asked why they became models for Cosmetic Courses, 44% said it was because of the reduced price!
Here are some of the comments from our models:
“It is made affordable for me to have the treatments that I would like”
“Great treatments at an affordable price”
“I cannot afford to pay the full price, but as a model can get the same treatment from highly skilled professionals for less than a third of the normal cost.”
“I like the range of treatments available and the discounted prices models pay – for hyperhidrosis treatment especially, the savings here are amazing”
We agree with our models and believe that our prices are a fair reflection of the quality of the treatment and aftercare you receive.
Booking an Appointment
One of the aims of the survey was to discover how easy our models felt it was to book an appointment.
The results from our survey showed that out of 10 for the ease of booking an appointment, the average score was 8.46. Whilst this is a very high score, we would like to make sure that the process of booking an appointment is quick and simple for everyone.
One area that presented as needing improving is the availability of more advanced and varied treatments across our four locations.
This is something we are continually working towards and across the next year we hope to make our full range of treatments available at every training centre.
In the meantime we have created this infographic to show which treatments are currently available at each location:
Results from the treatment
One of our main aims from the survey was to find our how satisfied our models are with the quality and the results of the treatment they have received at Cosmetic Courses.
We are very pleased to find that our models have rated the results of their treatment with a brilliant average of 8.51 out of 10.
When asked their favourite part of attending Cosmetic Courses our models explained:
“The overall improvement it made to my face was fabulous”
“The results have been amazing”
“The results firstly – the whole experience was a positive one. But appreciated how considerate the trainers were to my needs as well as the trainee’s needs.”
We currently offer a free of charge review 2-3 weeks post-treatment and will continue to offer this service. Remember if you ever have a problem with a treatment or would just like to ask a question then please don’t hesitate to contact the team who will be more than happy to assist.
Overall Customer Service Levels
A core aim in Cosmetic Courses is to ensure the customer service we deliver is of a high standard. So it was important for us to include this in our survey to find out any improvements we can make.
We are proud to say that the results from the survey reflected our efforts to deliver great customer service with an average score of 9.05 out of 10. We also received many comments on the friendliness of our staff:
“Everyone is so lovely and welcoming. Everything is explained well. When you are feeling nervous about a procedure, they are there with reassurances and advice.”
“I like all of the service from start to finish!”
“The reception team are lovely to talk to and were very helpful.”
“The customer service is fantastic “
Level of Care from our Aesthetic Trainers
We pride ourselves on the care delivered by our trainers and it is important to us that our models feel like they are being well looked after.
We are very pleased to say that the models that took part in the survey rated the care received from the trainers at an average of 9.3/10, and had plenty of lovely comments about our trainers:
“The whole experience was a positive one. But I appreciated how considerate the trainers were to my needs as well as the trainee’s needs”
“The quality of trainers is excellent. They explain everything and allow you as much time as you need. Very friendly reception staff as well. All very knowledgeable in their own field”
“The trainer is wonderful I want her every time I have a treatment”
We just want to say a big thank you to all of our models for providing this invaluable feedback and your continued support.
If you have any queries or would like to find out more about becoming a model, please feel free to contact our team on 01844 390 110 or send us an email at [email protected].
Why do we choose not to train non-medical professionals in Botox and Dermal Fillers?
The training that is taken by a Beauty Therapist or any other non-medical professional does not provide the level of knowledge in terms of facial anatomy, skin anatomy, anaphylaxis etc. that is experienced during a medical degree studying to be a Doctor, Dentist or Nurse.
The British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (BAAPS) have labelled Chloe’s opening of a clinic as ‘worrying’, and expressed their concern for the members of the public that she may treat. Several professionals within the business are also speaking out against this contentious announcement, stating she does not know enough to deal with the complications that may arise.
Whilst a completely safe procedure in the hands of a trained and qualified Doctor, Dentist or Nurse, procedures such as Botox and fillers can be dangerous when not performed correctly, with the risk of infections and in severe cases necrosis or blindness. A lack of adequate training in this field can lead to many complications with the procedure and could potentially put the patients at risk.
Setting the Standards for Education
Earlier this year, Health Education England (HEE) published the final part of its report indicating standards of training and entry levels for individuals considering a career in aesthetics. The aim was to make it clearer about who should and shouldn’t perform treatments such as Botox and Dermal Fillers. The last report suggested anyone performing Botox or Dermal Fillers should be trained to a post-graduate degree level (Level 7) which indicates that no non-medical professional would be considered ‘qualified’ to perform these treatments.
A key area that we feel needs to be significantly addressed is informing the general public about the risks of being treated by someone who is deemed ‘unqualified’. The patient can lead the way on setting the standards but only if they fully understand the risks and complications that can arise. It is our duty as industry professionals to develop this awareness.
Although the Health Education England report is simply a recommendation, we are hopeful that this will provide a benchmark for standards of training in the non-surgical cosmetic industry.
Aesthetic Training at Cosmetic Courses
Cosmetic Courses have been training medically qualified doctors, dentists and nurses for the past 15 years in Botox and Dermal Filler techniques as well as a range of skin rejuvenation treatments. If you’re interested in finding out more on how to start your aesthetic career please feel free to contact our course co-ordinators for further information.
The increasing number of celebrities revealing their perfect pouts after having lip filler treatment has meant that Lip Augmentation is a very lucrative procedure and one of the most popular treatments in aesthetics at the moment. If you are interested in training in Lip Augmentation we offer a Lip Masterclass course with Dr Olha at Cosmetic Courses.
Clinical Lead Mel Recchia and our Medical director Mr Adrian Richards, will also be hosting a talk on Friday the 7th of October at 15:00-15:15, where they will be discussing the surgical vs non-surgical options for facial rejuvenation, so make sure to stop by.
Whilst we are at CCR expo we are also offering 10% off all of our training courses that are booked with us on Thursday and Friday, so come along to get your discount! If you wish to attend CCR expo but haven’t yet registered, registration is still open and you can find out more details and book your place here. We would be delighted to see some of our previous delegates, as well as new faces. So come along to visit us at stand D130. We hope to see you there!
Even though Rebecca has only been attending as a model for 6 months she has already had a couple of treatments with us, including:
Dermaroller (Skin Needling)
Upper Face Botox
“I was made to feel very comfortable, very professional. I’d definitely recommend it” – Rebecca
Modelling for Cosmetic Courses
We have a wide range of non-surgical skin treatments available to our models including Dermal Fillers, Botox, Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy and Microsclerotherapy. These are offered in our 4 training centres across the UK: Princes Risborough in Buckinghamshire, Alvechurch in South Birmingham, Harley Street in London and Bingley near Leeds.
If you are interested in registering to be a model please fill in our contact form and one of the team will be in touch to discuss upcoming appointments.
Our use of a diverse team of hand-picked trainers and the small group workshops we provide ensures quality, experience and success. As the largest and longest running provider of Botox training, we have supported over 4000 doctors, dentists and nurses in setting up their highly successful aesthetic practices. We would be truly honoured to win this highly prestigious award.
We will be judged on the following criteria:
The quality of the training we deliver
How engaging the training methods are and the quality of the delivery of the training
The continuous development and improvement of our courses
The achievement and success of the delegates whom have taken part
There will be no voting process, the winner will be decided by the judging panel.
About the Awards
Aesthetic Awards aims to celebrate the best of the best when it comes to medical aesthetics in order to celebrate the success and achievements of the profession within the last year. It represents the highest standards of clinical excellence, practical achievement and product innovation. There are 24 categories designed to celebrate and commend the winners and also the finalists for their services to the profession.
The ‘Training initiative of the Year’ award recognises the training programme which has advanced the education of medical aesthetics the most effectively during the previous 12 months. The 2016 Awards will be held on Saturday December 3rd at the Park Plaza Hotel, Westminster Bridge. We hope to see some of you there!
The mentalis is a common area of the lower face to inject with Botox. The treatment helps with puckering or dimpling of the skin overlying the chin and can soften a deepening mental crease as well as prevent downturned mouth corners.
At review she presented with a drop of the right side of her lower lip only on active movement such as smiling with her mouth open or talking (see photos below). Her smile at the mouth corners remained symmetrical. She also reported some improvement had been noted in the few days prior to her review appointment.
Smiling – no obvious abnormalities
Open mouth – clear evidence of droop to lower RHS of lip
Cause and Solution
The cause of her lower lip droop was likely to be diffusion of the product from the mentalis muscle into the adjacent depressor labii inferiori muscle. No other treatment could be given at this point. I recommended a ‘wait’ approach for resolution of this unwanted effect.
Key Points to Consider
The mentalis is an easily identified muscle and therefore is wrongly assumed in many cases to be a ‘safe’ area to inject with little chance of adverse outcome. It is important to only inject within your competencies, when you have sufficient training to inject with the correct dosage and placement.
It is also crucial that you make your patient aware of any potential adverse outcomes of treatment, however rare and support the patient during this time as it can be quite distressing.
Injections to the lower face with Botox can have positive results for your patients but only once you have sufficient training to perform these techniques correctly. The treatment of lower face Botox is covered within our advanced Botox and dermal filler training course. This is a full day course which can either be completed as a small group session or on a one-to-one basis.
At Shine Medical we receive enquiries about lip fillers almost every day. When speaking with my patients, a majority of them have considered this treatment at least once and it is without a doubt one of the most popular non-surgical cosmetic procedures.
A key aspect of determining the correct treatment plan for your patient is to be mindful of what they are trying to achieve but also what you feel comfortable with as a practitioner. I see a range of patients all with different expectations from lip augmentation treatment.
Following the ‘Kylie Jenner Lip Craze’ we do have a lot of young women in their 20s looking for a more noticeable increase in the size of their lips but we also see middle-aged women and ladies in their 70s looking for a more subtle enhancement to restore shape and volume that has been lost during the ageing process.
Lip filler is a highly versatile treatment for any age, gender and look that is trying to be achieved and with the continual demand for this procedure, we believe it is an essential part of your treatment portfolio.
Confidence is Key
We often hear from delegates at our Lip Augmentation Masterclasses that they do not feel confident or comfortable enough to offer lip fillers to their clients. This is despite them knowing there is a high demand for this procedure.
And this is absolutely understandable. Lips are one of those areas that can create swelling and bruising both during and after the treatment which can be disconcerting for both you and your patient.
However, the good news is that if lip augmentation is performed correctly, it is one of the most rewarding treatments to carry out.
Patient Consultation and Assessment
With more celebrities than ever being featured in the news with their plumped up pouts it is important to manage your patient’s expectations and not allow them to push you over the limits of a safe treatment. Key to this is identifying your patient’s needs as well as their expectation from the outset. This is where your consultation and communication skills come into play.
During our Lip Masterclass one of our main learning objectives is correct treatment planning and patient management.
Assessment of the lips cannot effectively be performed by simply looking at your patient. It is important to ‘look beyond your patient’s mouth’ by looking inside the mouth as well. You will be looking for dental occlusion, teeth positioning, smile lines and facial expressions. Assessing each of these areas in detail with allow you to create a bespoke treatment plan for your patient.
You will also then be equipped to select the most appropriate dermal filler product. This will be determined by what you are trying to achieve, whether it be:
Restore age-related atrophy
Define the shape of the lips
Restore philtrum columns
Give support to oral commissures
Very often you may be looking to achieve more than one of these outcomes and therefore you may combine fillers of different viscosity to deliver the most natural and effective results for your client.
Method of Injection
An area we focus on during our Lip Masterclass is method of injection. When injecting the lips an important decision that you’ll make is whether to use a needle or a cannula. A cannula can be uncomfortable for your patient and in some cases creates more swelling but a needle is more likely to cause bruising. Often, for my patients I use a combination of both cannula and needle.
The best way to minimize trauma is by injecting indirectly and minimizing, where possible, the number of injection points.
But always remember that whichever method you choose and are comfortable with, if your patient does experience bruising and swelling this doesn’t necessarily mean you have injected incorrectly. The truth is 1 in 5 patients will bruise following lip augmentation, so don’t let this knock your confidence.
‘Always aim for natural results. It’s better to under treat than over treat.’
By knowing the right technique and restoring the natural tubercles of the lips you can achieve great results by using only 0.5-1ml of dermal filler product.
Dr Olha’s Lip Filler Before and After Photos
Book your Lip Masterclass with Dr Olha Today
So if you’re interested in learning how to create beautiful, natural-looking lips with Dr Olha, book on to our lip masterclass today. You can secure your place online or alternatively you can contact the team who will be more than happy to answer any questions.
Dates will shortly be released for our Lip Masterclass in the Midlands so please let us know if you would like to be added to our waiting list.