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Botox training for Nurses – 3 ways it could change your life

It’s a multi-million pound industry and it’s still growing. The world of aesthetics is attracting ever more doctors, dentists, surgeons and nurses for a variety of reasons.

If you’re a nurse thinking about making the move into aesthetics, read on to find out what it could mean for you.

Why consider Botox training for nurses?

> 1. Better earning potential

It’s fair to assume that if you’re a nurse, you probably didn’t go into the profession with money in mind. Nursing is a vocation, and you have to be pretty dedicated to make it your career. 

But while money certainly isn’t everything, it ultimately gives you much more freedom to do the things you want to do in life.

Hour for hour, working as an Aesthetic Nurse Practitioner (whether self-employed or working for a clinic), pays significantly more than working as a Bank Nurse in the NHS

Training in Botox and other aesthetic treatments allows you to either supplement your income from nursing, if you want to stay in the profession, or to pursue a much more lucrative aesthetic career.

> 2. Work-life balance

Working as a nurse in the NHS is extremely demanding and often very stressful. The rigours of the job mean that invariably, it’s sometimes hard to leave work at work. Many nurses find it very difficult to switch off and enjoy their free time as much as they could, which can take a huge toll and often lead to feelings of ‘burn out’.

Aesthetics, while no less hands-on, is far less demanding emotionally. You perform a treatment, your patient goes away happy – but even if they aren’t 100% happy, any problems can usually be rectified. This difference makes it far easier to enjoy your down time and maintain a healthy work-life balance, without dwelling on the stresses of the day.  

> 3. Greater security and flexibility

Becoming a qualified Botox practitioner gives you the opportunity to piece together the career you want, as well as making you less vulnerable to the vicissitudes of a fickle economy – and assaults on your NHS pension pot.

Taking one of our Botox courses for nurses will give you options. You might want to split your time between nursing and aesthetics to give yourself more variety. You might just want a break from nursing for a while. Or it could be that you’re ready for a complete career change.

Training in Botox and other aesthetic treatments will give you lots more strings to your bow. You can set up your own business and be your own boss, work for a clinic at weekends alongside your nursing work, or look for employment as a full-time aesthetician. 

Whatever happens in the economy, you’ll be far better equipped to adapt to changing circumstances and weather the storm. 

Cosmetic Courses are the leading UK provider of Botox training for nurses. We offer nurses Botox courses in Buckinghamshire, Manchester, Birmingham and Kent. For any more information on any of our aesthetic training courses, please call the team on 01844 318317 or email

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Posted on April 24, 2015 by: CosmeticCourses

Free this weekend? Come and find out about our Botox course for dentists

It may be glorious weather, but if you’re thinking about a career change, the sunbathing can wait! This weekend, we’ll be at the Dentistry Show – and it’d be great to see you there.

Just a reminder that today and tomorrow (Friday 17th-Saturday 18th April), the Dentistry Show 2015 takes place at the Birmingham NEC, and we’re delighted to be exhibiting there.

The show is the biggest of its kind in the industry, and is a great one-stop-shop for any dentist seeking to enhance their existing career – or carve out an exciting new one.

If you’re a dentist looking to broaden your career horizons, and are free this weekend, why not pop down and see us?

See what our Botox course for dentists could do for you

Dr Agata Smolen talks Botox courses for dentistsAs we said on our blog a couple of weeks ago, you’ll find us on Stand M63 at the show.

If you’re wondering what it would be like to move into the world of aesthetics, we’ll give you all the advice and information you need.

But we can go one better than that.

Meet Dr Agata Smolen

If you come along on the Saturday, we’ll be joined by Dr Agata Smolen (pictured above). If anyone is qualified to talk about how our Botox course for dentists could change your career, it’s Agata.

A qualified dentist who trained in her native Poland, Agata moved to the UK in 2013. She first became interested in the idea of aesthetic medicine while practising cosmetic dentistry.

After researching training providers, she took the plunge and trained in Botox and Fillers with Cosmetic Courses. She now splits her time between dentistry and aesthetics, and has never looked back.  

You can read all about Agata’s background and career here.

Agata is a fantastic person to chat to about the challenges and rewards of moving into aesthetics as a dentist. She’ll be more than happy to answer any questions you have, so feel free to come over and have a chat with her on Saturday.

See you there!

Tickets for the Dentistry Show are completely free, and there is still time to register. If you would like to come, click here. You can find out more about the show, including the exhibitor list and how to get there, on the Dentistry Show website.




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Posted on April 17, 2015 by: CosmeticCourses

An Aesthetics Training success story: Dr Sophie Shotter

If you’re a medical professional thinking about a change of career, it can be encouraging to hear from people who have been in your shoes. 

Dr Sophie Shotter took a comprehensive range of aesthetics training courses with us.

She now runs her own cosmetic clinic, Illuminate Skin Clinics in Kent, and recently joined our team of trainers at Cosmetic Courses.

Here she talks about her career, her training and her new life in aesthetics.

My background

I’m a medically qualified doctor with a background in anaesthetics in the NHS. When I first thought about aesthetics training, I spoke to a friend who was already qualified, and he recommended Cosmetic Courses.

Why Cosmetic Courses?

It’s the only course run by a Plastic Surgeon, and has a brilliant reputation. In an industry where training is notoriously variable, that assured me I’d be in the best place.

Which courses did you take?

I started off with Foundation Botox and Fillers, and walked away feeling confident about Botox, but wanting to learn a little more about fillers. I booked some more one-to-one training to learn more advanced procedures – lip fillers, cheek fillers, and advanced Botox.

I then trained up in microsclerotherapy, Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy, Dermaroller, and microdermabrasion and peels as well.

I think I’ve probably done just about every course they offer!

What did you think of your training?

I’ve trained with most members of the team and found everyone so friendly, helpful and supportive. The quality of the training was second to none. The personalised advice I got and also bits and bobs about business advice were really helpful.

Would you recommend Cosmetic Courses to others?

I’ve already done so to several colleagues and friends. I wouldn’t send them anywhere else. The quality of training I’ve received I don’t think is matched elsewhere in the industry. 

What advice would you give to others thinking about aesthetics training?

When it comes to choosing your provider, look at who has designed the training programme. How well established are they? Who are their trainers, and what’s their reputation?  

What are the main benefits you’ve found from moving into aesthetics?

For me, the benefits have been enormous. My work-life balance is much healthier. I work the hours I choose to work, I have time for family and friends, and if I have to make an appointment to see my GP, I don’t struggle to do that any more. I’m a much happier person as a result.

The earning potential within aesthetics is massive – much better than within the NHS for me. Although I’m still in the early stages of my business development, that is really, really exciting.

I love my job – I don’t dread Monday mornings any more, and that’s an amazing feeling! 


Cosmetic Courses offers a wide range of courses for medical professionals looking to enter the aesthetic industry. For information on any of our aesthetics training courses, please don’t hesitate to contact the team on 01844 318317 or email

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Posted on April 9, 2015 by: CosmeticCourses

Botox training courses – do you choose scheduled or bespoke?

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, 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

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Posted on April 2, 2015 by: CosmeticCourses

Come and see us at the Dentistry Show in April

Are you a dentist keen to find out more about training in aesthetics?

One in four dental practices now offer Botox and dermal filler treatments – and the numbers are growing every year.

If you’d like to give your practice a competitive edge, investing in facial aesthetic training for yourself and your colleagues is the way forward. But where do you start?

Meet the Cosmetic Courses team

Dr Agata Smolen - Dentist and Cosmetic Courses Delegate

This year’s Dentistry Show takes place on Friday 17th and Saturday 18th April at the Birmingham NEC. We’re exhibiting on both days, and it would be great to see you there.

You’ll find us on Stand M63, so please come over and say hello!

We’ll give you lots of information about our facial aesthetics courses for dentists, and offer advice on how you can set up your own business once trained. 

Joining us on Saturday will be Dr Agata Smolen (pictured). Agata is a qualified dentist who trained in Botox and Fillers with us, and now offers treatments at our sister aesthetic clinic in Northampton.

You can read all about Agata’s background here.

Agata is a great person to talk to about the transition from dentistry to aesthetics, as she’s been there herself. She’ll be more than happy to answer any questions you have, so feel free to come over and have a chat with her on Saturday.

Everyone who books a course with us over the 2 days will receive 10% discount off the booked course. But you might not need it – we’re also offering a free prize draw with a top prize of £250 off any course. What better way to kick-start your aesthetics career!

About the Dentistry Show

The Dentistry Show is a free-to-attend, action-packed event offering a wide range of products and services for dentists, including verifiable CPD lectures and lots of opportunities for networking.

Here’s some of what you can expect:

  • Hands-on workshops
  • Two day CORE CPD Programme
  • GDP Theatre
  • Short-term Ortho Lounge
  • Co-located with DTS
  • Business Skills Workshops

It’s the biggest show of its kind in the dentistry industry, and from previous visits we can say it’s well worth coming along. Though it’s free to attend, you will need to register. You can find out more about the show, and register to attend, on the Dentistry Show’s website.

See you in Birmingham! 

Cosmetic Courses offer Botox certification for dentists as part of a varied programme of aesthetic training courses. If you can’t make the Dentistry Show but would like information on any of our courses, please feel free to contact the team on 01844 318317 or email




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Posted on March 27, 2015 by: CosmeticCourses

Botox and filler courses for dentists – 4 great reasons to train

Are you a dentist thinking about a career in aesthetics? Here are four reasons why it could be a great move for you.

 1. You’ll be a natural 

As a dentist, you’re great with injections, have an aesthetic eye (particularly if you’ve taken additional cosmetic dentistry courses), and have specialist training in the oral and maxillofacial areas.

And unlike most medical professionals, the face is where you spend your whole working day.

With an expert understanding of facial anatomy, you arguably have a head start over many other medical professionals when it comes to administering facial treatments. And the chances are you’ll be better equipped to deal with any complications that arise too.

2. You’ll increase your income

Attending one of our Botox and filler courses for dentists will offer a real shot in the arm for your career. Firstly because you’ll be able to offer Botox and filler treatments to enhance your service to your dental patients.

If they’re generally unhappy with their mouth area, you can offer extra treatments to help – for example, adding volume to lips, improving nose-mouth grooves or reducing marionette lines – alongside the dental work they need.

This is probably the easiest win, as it creates a new income stream from your existing patients. But you’ll also attract new aesthetic patients who may not have come to you for dental treatment alone.

Once you’ve won their trust with great treatments, they may choose you for their dental work too.

3. Your days will be more varied

Though you may love your dentistry work, and enjoy patient contact, sometimes you’d like to have a break from fillings!

Training in Botox and fillers will give you the flexibility of a ‘portfolio’ career. You can split your working week in a way that suits you. You might want to dedicate certain days to aesthetic treatments, or break up your days by allocating some appointments to aesthetics and some to dentistry. Either way, you’ll never be bored! 

4. Your friends and family will love you!

Ask anybody who knows you, and they’ll tell you how great it is to be acquainted with a dentist. When it comes to our health and our bodies, it’s incredibly handy to have an expert we know and trust who we can ask for advice – or better still, go to for our treatment.

And if that dentist is also able to offer safe, effective anti-ageing treatments, even better!

Find out more about Botox and filler courses for dentists

Cosmetic Courses have offered expert Botox training for dentists and other medical professionals since 2002. If you’d like to find out more about training in Botox and fillers, please contact the team on 01844 318317 or email

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Posted on March 20, 2015 by: CosmeticCourses

Excuse me, where are the Dentists and Botox? Aisle 6, Sir…

An enterprising dental practice in Carlisle has come up with a cunning plan to make treatment more accessible to patients.

The Centre for Dentistry has applied to Carlisle City Council to convert part of the Sainsbury’s in Caldewgate to a dental surgery.

But not just any dental surgery.

The plan is to offer cosmetic treatments, including chemical peels and Botox, to shoppers in the store.

Dentists and Botox alongside the beans

Thanks to a long-standing partnership, the business already operates in 25 Sainsbury’s stores around the UK. But if given the go-ahead, the Carlisle surgery will be the first to offer aesthetic treatments.

Subject to approval by councillors, the surgery will be open from Monday to Saturday, with an emergency clinic on Sundays. It will be in a prime position right at the front of the store.

The firm bills itself as “a new and very different kind of dental practice offering general, cosmetic and specialist dentistry to all”. And with innovative plans like these it’s hard to disagree.

Any Botox for you today Madam?

Offering Botox and other non-surgical treatments in the reassuringly familiar surroundings of the supermarket will no doubt help to demystify the treatments.

What once required a daunting trip to a specialist skin clinic will become as routine as picking up something for dinner.

Add in the sheer convenience of being situated somewhere people return time and time again and it seems likely shoppers will be tempted to give treatment a try.

A spokesman for the company said: “Our practices are situated conveniently in selected Sainsbury’s supermarkets throughout the UK. By working in a close partnership with Sainsbury’s, we can provide highly convenient, friendly and complete dental services.

“This is a good alternative to expensive, privately run high street dentists or busy NHS dentists with long waiting lists.”

A Sainsbury’s spokesman said: “The Centre for Dentistry are progressing plans for a new site and we look forward to planning decision in the near future.”

Cosmetic Courses have been bringing Dentists and Botox together since 2002, with our expert Botox courses for Dentists. For information on any of our training courses, please call the team on 01844 390110 or email




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Posted on March 13, 2015 by: CosmeticCourses

Frequently asked questions about our Botox and fillers course

We often receive enquiries asking about particular aspects of our training courses – most commonly our Foundation and Advanced Botox and fillers courses.

With that in mind, we thought it’d be a good idea to answer some of the questions we are often asked here on our blog.

Am I eligible to attend a Botox and fillers course? 

Our Botox courses are open to qualified medical professionals, which includes (but is not limited to) Doctors, Dentists, Registered Nurses, Surgeons, Trainee Surgeons, Dermatologists and Opthalmologists. If you belong to another medical profession and would like to check your eligibility, please contact us on 01844 390110 and we’ll be happy to advise.

Do I need to be UK registered to offer Botox treatment in the UK?

Yes. If you’re looking to offer Botox treatments to patients in the United Kingdom, you must have a current active UK registration.

Do I need to bring my own models?

No. We’ve built up a large database of models and will provide an appropriate model for your training needs. However, if you’d prefer to bring your own model, you’re more than welcome to do so. Many delegates choose to bring along a friend or colleague so they can see how their treatment progresses over time. Just let us know when you book your Botox and fillers course and we’ll be happy to accommodate.

What should I wear to my Botox and fillers course?

You should come in what you feel comfortable in. You will be treating real patients, so we’d encourage you to look relatively smart and professional. But the most important thing is that you feel confident and able to focus on what you are learning. 

How much hands-on practice will I get?

The Botox and fillers course is practical in nature. After a morning of theory, it’s straight into hands-on practice in the afternoon.  You will mark up your model, choose the treatment you’re going to use and perform the treatment, supervised closely by your trainer. You’ll also watch other people in your group as they treat their models.

If you opt for one of our one-to-one courses, these are completely tailored to you, so you can choose your own balance of theory and practical.

How many people will be in the practical session?

We like to keep the training groups as small and informal as we can. We’ve found that 4 or 5 is the best group size to give you the best possible training.

Will I receive any information on business and marketing?

Running a successful aesthetic business requires more than clinical skills. To help you with the business aspects of practice, we will offer guidance about setting up your website and publicising your business.

We also have other resources to help you on an ongoing basis, including podcasts available to download from iTunes. In these, our Surgical Director Adrian Richards speaks about all aspects of aesthetic marketing with Ron Myers from Consulting Room.

Will I receive any support after completing my Botox and fillers course?

We pride ourselves on our comprehensive ongoing support. If you have any questions at all after completing your training, whether clinical or business related, you are always welcome to contact us for guidance.

With our delegates’ permission, we often answer some of the questions we receive in videos or other training materials so other people can benefit from the advice.

Cosmetic Courses offers aesthetic training in Buckinghamshire, Leeds, Manchester, Birmingham, Essex and Kent. For more information about what to expect from our Botox and fillers course, please contact the team on 01844 390110 or email

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Posted on March 6, 2015 by: CosmeticCourses

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