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Your Guide to Level 7 Qualifications in Botox and Dermal Fillers

Are you a doctor, dentist or nurse considering a career in aesthetic medicine? Are you unsure of your options when it comes to training? In the ever-changing landscape of the thriving Aesthetics Industry and the advent of the Level 7 Qualification in Injectables for Aesthetic Medicine we understand that it’s not always easy to work out which training provider or route will best fit your requirements.

Therefore we have created this comprehensive guide on the Level 7 Qualifications which we hope will go some way to helping you decide how to approach your training needs. The guide covers the following:

  • What is a Level 7 Qualification in Injectables for Aesthetic Medicine?
  • What does the Level 7 Certificate consist of?
  • Is this Level 7 qualification a mandatory requirement to start practicing in aesthetics?
  • If it’s not mandatory can I just do a Foundation Course in Botox and Dermal Fillers and still practice?
  • How do I achieve a Level 7 Qualification?
  • Do Cosmetic Courses offer the Level 7 Certificate in Injectables for Aesthetic Medicine?
  • How does our Level 7 Certificate differ to those already on offer?
  • If you attend or have attended courses which aren’t Level 7 accredited will you have to start your training from scratch?
  • What’s next…?

If you have any other questions regarding the Level 7 Qualification please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

What is a Level 7 Qualification in Injectables for Aesthetic Medicine?

Firstly, what do we mean by ‘Level 7’? The ‘level’ of any qualification dictates the standard of knowledge, complexity and level of risk involved in performing a treatment.

Level 6 – Undergraduate degree in a medical discipline

Level 7 – Postgraduate degree                                                   

Botox and Filler Training - LEVEL 7 QUALIFICATIONFollowing the PIP breast implant scandal in 2012 and the rapid growth of the non-surgical aesthetic industry, the Department of Health appointed Health Education England (HEE) to review and advise on the regulatory framework in the cosmetic industry. They worked closely with professional statutory regulators, Royal Colleges and other stakeholders to conduct a review of the qualifications required for an individual to perform non-surgical cosmetic interventions. This included treatments of the 5 main modalities of aesthetic medicine including Botulinum Toxin Type A, Dermal Fillers, Chemical Peels, Microneedling amongst others. During this process they have also made recommendations on accreditation, qualifications and course delivery. These recommendations have been outlined in 2 reports that you can download here.

Up until this point, non-surgical cosmetic treatments have been highly unregulated. The introduction of a ‘Level 7 Qualification’ is a necessary movement towards a more standardised level of training for medical professionals considering a career in aesthetic medicine.

Health Education England has suggested that an appropriate level of training for Botox and Dermal Filler treatments is at a Level 7. Therefore if you have completed your undergraduate degree in a medical discipline and are currently registered with either the GMC, GDC or NMC you are able to attend a Level 7 postgraduate course in Botox and Dermal Filler treatments.

It is important to note that most established aesthetic training providers, including ourselves already follow these guidelines. Health Education England is simply supporting the standards that leading independent training providers have already set.

What does the Level 7 Certificate consist of?

The Level 7 Certificate involves a combination of online learning modules, observation sessions, practical hands-on teaching, mentoring sessions and assessments to provide you with 277 hours of learning. During the qualification you will cover the following 8 units:

  • Principles of History, Ethics and Law in Aesthetic Medicine
  • Principles of Treatment in Aesthetic Medicine
  • Principles of Cosmetic Psychology in Aesthetic Medicine
  • Principles of Dermatology in Aesthetic Medicine
  • Principles of Botulinum Toxin Use in Aesthetic Medicine
  • Practice of Botulinum Toxin Use in Aesthetic Medicine
  • Principles of Dermal Filler Use in Aesthetic Medicine
  • Practice of Dermal Filler User in Aesthetic Medicine

These units have been recommended to provide you with the relevant knowledge and skills to practice the following procedures independently:

  • The use of Botulinum Toxin to treat glabellar, frontalis and crow’s feet
  • The use of Botulinum Toxin to treat bunny lines
  • The use of Dermal Fillers to treat nasolabial folds, marionette lines, oral commissures, vermillion border, lip body and basic cheek augmentation

Is this Level 7 qualification a mandatory requirement to start practicing in aesthetics?

No. The Department of Health strongly support the recommendations that have been provided by HEE but are not in a position to make this a mandatory requirement nor are they looking to do this in the imminent future.

However, independent organisations such as the Joint Council of Cosmetic Practitioners (JCCP) are working towards achieving an industry standard whereby obtaining a Level 7 qualification is seen as the ‘norm’ for any medical professional considering an aesthetic career. To get to this point all key stakeholders, insurance providers as well as the general public will need to see holding a Level 7 qualification as a minimum requirement for providing these non-surgical treatments. How successful these independent organisations will be at reaching these industry standards remains unknown.

If it’s not mandatory can I just do a Foundation Course in Botox and Dermal Fillers and still practice?

Yes. If you are looking to start offering Botox and Dermal Fillers an introductory foundation course in Botox and Dermal Fillers remain an appropriate course to undertake to get you started. In fact the Foundation Course in Botox and Dermal Fillers makes up part of the Level 7 Qualification that we offer here at Cosmetic Courses.

Aesthetics awards commended 2015 logo and my face my body winner 2015 logo cosmetic coursesEach of our training courses provides you with the fundamental knowledge, practical skills and business acumen to become a successful aesthetic practitioner.

Over the past 15 years we have trained 5000 delegates in a range of non-surgical aesthetic treatments, many of whom have gone on to build highly profitable practices. This is a testament to the quality of the training we provide.

Therefore, if you are considering a career in aesthetic medicine you have 2 options:

  • Complete individual courses which can later be combined to achieve credits towards your qualification in the future, should you feel the need to obtain one
  • Book the entire Level 7 Certificate in Injectables for Aesthetic Medicine and receive a discount for booking all courses together

We discuss later in this guide the options for aesthetic practitioners already working in the industry.

How do I achieve a Level 7 Qualification?

If you have decided the Level 7 Qualification is the appropriate choice for you then there are two routes to achieve the qualification, both of which have been recommended by HEE:

  1. Through a University offering a 3 year Postgraduate Degree in Aesthetic Medicine (approximately £9000)
  2. Through an OFQUAL-approved Level 7 Certificate in Injectables for Aesthetic Medicine via an independent training provider

Do Cosmetic Courses offer the Level 7 Certificate in Injectables for Aesthetic Medicine?

Yes. We have spent a long time working with key stakeholders in the industry to create and deliver a high quality training programme in order to ensure our delegates continue to receive the highest quality of teaching.

We are now extremely pleased to announce that our Level 7 Qualification in Aesthetic Medicine will be launching in January 2017.

We have carefully considered our Level 7 Qualification, creating our own unique OFQUAL-accredited programme of learning that meets HEE requirements and has a strong focus on your hands-on practical learning.

Total amount of learning: 277 hours

Total amount of guided learning/practical experience: 59 hours (7 days of practical learning)

Our level 7 Qualification in Aesthetic Medicine will comprise of the following:

  • 5 x online modules
  • 1 x Foundation Botox and Dermal Filler Course               
  • 4 x 121 bespoke sessions
  • 2 x mentoring sessions
  • Assessment

We have also used our 15 years of experience of setting up and developing a successful aesthetic skin clinic to add additional topics to the learning framework unique to Cosmetic Courses, which will enhance your learning experience and give you a greater chance of building a successful aesthetic practice.

How does our Level 7 Certificate differ to those already on offer?

Our Level 7 qualification stands out for a number of important reasons:

Practical learning on live modelsPractical learning on live models provided by us

Over the past 15 years our aim has always been to produce safe and competent aesthetic practitioners.

The most effective way of reaching this aim is through practical hands-on training on live models. Therefore our qualification framework has been adapted to ensure you receive a maximum amount of guided learning hours. You will see over 40 individual patient cases during your qualification, each one selected by our dedicated patient liaison team in order to provide you with cases covering a variety of gender, ages and skin types. This will provide you with an excellent understanding of the consultation, designing a treatment plan, managing your patients’ expectations, appropriate clinical technique and aftercare support.

15 years of top training experience

We have 15 years of experience in medical aesthetic teaching but what does that mean for you? It means we know exactly how to design and deliver a first class training programme and we understand what it takes to make you a successful aesthetic practitioner.

Tailored approach to your training

We were the first providers in the UK of bespoke aesthetic training in non-surgical techniques and we will bring this experience to our Level 7 Certificate in Injectables for Aesthetic Medicine. We have a team of dedicated training co-ordinators who will work with you to design a tailored practical training plan specific to your requirements in line with the HEE guidelines.

Mr Adrian Richards Clinical Director of Cosmetic CoursesOur expert trainers with 113 years of experience

All training programmes are managed by our Clinical Director Consultant Plastic Surgeon Mr Adrian Richards. In 2014 Mr Richards was named as one of the world’s Top 100 Most Influential Cosmetic Doctors by international cosmetic surgery website RealSelf. He was also named ‘The Botox Expert’ in the Evening Standard‘s ‘Harley Street Heroes’ and is the author of best-selling textbook ‘Keynotes on Plastic Surgery’. This continued involvement in both the surgical and non-surgical cosmetic industry allows Mr Richards to produce up-to-date course programmes of the highest quality.

Mr Richards works with a handpicked team of expert aesthetic trainers including Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons, ENT Surgeons, Aesthetic Doctors, Dentists and Nurses who have all excelled in their respective fields and have a combined experience of 113 years in the industry. Each of them are experts in their own discipline enabling us to bring you the highest quality of teaching that cannot be met by any other training provider in this field.

Cosmetic Courses AwardsAward-winning provider

We were recently awarded The My Face My Body Award for Best Training Programme and Commended at The Aesthetic Awards as Training Initiative of the Year, a clear indication of the quality of the training we provide to our delegates.

Partners with industry leaders

We understand that as medical professionals you have a considerable amount of mandatory online training that you have to complete for your appraisals and revalidation. We don’t want you to have to sit through hours of mundane theory which in effect may not aid your success as an aesthetic practitioner.

Therefore we have created our own bespoke learning management system in partnership with the experts at Blank Canvas to deliver a truly unique learning experience. Gone are the days of endless papers, articles and words on the page, we have developed our system to meet a range of learning types with a combination of written, audio, visual and games to test your knowledge in a fun and inspiring way.

All of our courses are also recognised by the leading aesthetic insurance and pharmaceutical companies.

Ongoing support and continuous feedback

Throughout your Level 7 Qualification you will receive continuous feedback on your learning as well as a direct contact to a member of our clinical and administrative team. This will provide you with business development, marketing and clinical support as you start building up your practice.

All inclusive and hassle-free

Level 7 qualification: Dedicated clinical training environmentThe cost of our qualification is all-inclusive which means there are no hidden costs along the way. From your online learning, practical hands-on, business support, clinical support, mentoring and assessment, everything is both organised and paid for in one go.

Dedicated clinical environment for training

All of our training courses are provided in either working hospitals or aesthetic clinics. This means you will train in fully functioning clinical rooms rather than artificial training environments.

If you attend or have attended courses which aren’t Level 7 accredited will you have to start your training from scratch?

No. Health Education England recognise that there are a significant number of highly experienced, qualified aesthetic practitioners already performing these treatments and understand that it would be unreasonable to suggest that you go back to basics and re-train.

If you are a delegate already practicing in the industry you will have the opportunity to be recognised for your prior learning. This means if you would like to be awarded with a Level 7 Certificate in Injectables for Aesthetic Medicine you can present a portfolio of patient cases and undertake any relevant online learning modules and assessments highlighting your level of knowledge and skills.

What’s next…?

Whichever route you go down whether it is individual training courses, the Level 7 Certificate, or a postgraduate degree via a University it is important to ask the following questions to your provider:

  • Who are your trainers – what is their background and experience in medical aesthetic teaching?
  • How much practical hands-on experience do you receive during your training and how much of this is on live patients?
  • Do they provide support for you during your aesthetic career – do they offer business support, clinical support or advanced level training?
  • Where are the courses held – is it a clinical environment?
  • How many practitioners have they trained to date? And where are they now?

By comparing the answers to these questions you will be able to make an informed decision on the right training provider for you.

If you would like to register your interest for our Level 7 Certificate in Injectables for Aesthetic Medicine, launching in January 2017 you can do so today by calling us on 01844 390110 or emailing us at [email protected].

 

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Posted on November 25, 2016 by: CosmeticCourses

BLACK FRIDAY OFFERS AT COSMETIC COURSES…

That’s right; it’s that time of the year again…BLACK FRIDAY. Our sale will only be running from 8:30am until 5:30pm on Friday 25th November 2016, so be sure to be quick and don’t miss out on our great, one-day only deals.

 

Our offers include:

10% off when you book 1 course

15% off when you book 2 courses

25% when you book 4 courses

 

Black Friday 2016

 

The courses and locations included in the offer are:

Dates can be arranged in the coming months if you are not sure of your diary!

In order to take advantage of these offers, you must book them between 8:30am and 5:30pm on the 25th November 2016. If you wish to pay by monthly installments we will need to have 50% paid upfront with the remaining balance being split over a maximum of 6 months.

The offer will be valid for courses booked in 2016 and 2017 only.

Please note that these offers will only be available over the phone or via email, you will not be able to book via the website. The quickest way to book is to phone us on 01844 390110, or send us an e-mail to [email protected] between 8:30am and 5:30pm on Friday the 25th of November. If you enquire outside of these times on this day we will not be able to honour the discount.

 

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Posted on November 24, 2016 by: Georgia Thompson

Black Friday Botox Offers – A Reminder of Advertising Guidelines…

With Black Friday just around the corner, we remind you of the advertising guidelines for injectable treatments…

What is Black Friday?

Black Friday is just around the corner, coming up on the 25th November 2016. Originating in America, Black Friday is the world renowned sale that occurs the day after the American National holiday of Thanksgiving and unofficially marks the beginning to the season of Christmas shopping. The vast majority of retailers across the UK are now following the huge craze after the success it’s had in America and are participating in the Black Friday sales.

Guidelines for Advertising Prescription-Only Medicines

An important component of Black Friday is advertising to get the word out and promote your sales; however, when it comes to sales and advertising of injectable treatments, there are several guidelines you must follow.

There are many guidelines surrounding the advertisement of injectable treatments, specifically Botox. Botox is a Prescription-Only Medicine (POM) and therefore should not be promoted to the public for purposes of marketing, for example it should not be used in traditional media such as posters, brochures or leaflets. The regulations also apply to different forms of social media and blogs where they are used as a method of communicating about POM’s that could particularly appeal to and influence a younger audience.

The guidelines set out in the MHRA (Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency) aim to protect the vulnerable and ensure that all information being delivered is accurate and a fair representation of the product as well as the results it will achieve.

Specifically for prescription-only medicines including Botox, it is not permitted to do 2 for 1 or 50% off discounts. You should not be promoting the use of these POMs to the public. It is also outlined in the regulations that using the words “hurry” or equivalent time pressure phrases are not permitted in relation to POMs; they are seen to pressure vulnerable patients into making decisions before they are fully aware or prepared of what they are getting themselves into. Nothing you advertise should pressurise the consumer to take up the offer. Extreme care should be taken when advertising promotional offers to avoid breaking any regulations.

When organising discounts and promotional offers, you may want to consider only offering promotions on non-invasive skin treatments that can only be relinquished after a full consultation, so not to give the sense of urgency that may appear to add pressure for consumers to book treatments. This will ensure you remain within the guidelines for advertising promotional offers whilst offering your clients a much desired discount for Black Friday. 

Keep an eye out for our own Black Friday offers this winter!

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Posted on November 17, 2016 by: Georgia Thompson

Scar Treatment – The Use of Silicone-Based Products in The Management of Scars

The development of scars is a normal outcome of wound healing and is especially likely to occur after a deep wound which extends through the dermis into the subdermal tissue. When skin damage occurs in certain individuals poor scars can be produced including hypertrophic scars and keloids. Scars can occur with equal frequency in men and women, although injuries in adolescents and young adults generally produce worse scarring compared with those in elderly people. These scars are not only physically disfiguring and psychologically distressing, but can cause significant pain and itching. To help advise your patients on the management of their scars Shailesh Patel, superintendent pharmacist at Pharmacyspace offers his recommendation on the best course of treatment using silicone-based products.

Scarring classifications

Scars can be classified from I to IV according to their morphologic features. I (Normal) flat, soft, normal colour, II (Mildly hypertrophic) slightly elevated, moderately hard, light to dark pink colour. III (Hypertrophic) elevated (within wound margins) hard, dark pink to dark red colour IV (Keloid) very elevated, larger than wound margins, very hard, red to brown colour.

Hypertrophic scars usually remain within the border and occur when the wound heals to become red, raised and itchy for a few months but will then resolve to become flat and pale. Keloid scars extend further beyond the wound’s margins and continue to grow encroaching upon normal tissue.

Scar treatment options

Practitioners have many different treatment options for the prevention and treatment abnormal scar formations. These include non-invasive treatments such as silicone sheets or gels, tape, compression therapy and physiotherapy, as well as invasive treatments such as; intra lesional corticosteroid injections, 5- fluorouracil injections, cryotherapy, radiotherapy and laser therapy.

Silicone based products are a useful non-invasive method for the management of scars, and available in two main forms; sheeting and fluid gels.

Medical-grade silicone sheets are soft, semi-occlusive gel sheets with a self-adhesive backing that can be applied to intact skin. They have been used to prevent the development of new abnormal scars and also to treat existing scars. Patients may be reluctant to use silicone sheeting on exposed areas of the body, and compliance with treatment can be difficult but can be improved through patient education on use.

Recently, fluid silicone gel formulations have been developed using the same basic long-chain silicone polymer that is used in silicone sheeting. The benefits of gel formulations are that they can be applied easily at home and a less intrusive in exposed areas. The fluid silicone gel is applied in a thin layer to the skin where it dries to form a transparent, flexible, gas-permeable, water-impermeable silicone sheet. Similar to silicone sheeting, silicone gels should not be applied to open wounds and need to be used for 6 to 12 months continuously for optimal benefit.

Scar gel products available in the UK

Product name

Manufacturer

formats

Ingredients

Dermatix

Meda Pharmaceuticals

Tube

Polysiloxane, Silicon Dioxide

Kelocote

Sinclair Pharma

Spray, tube

Polysiloxanes, Silicon Dioxide

Silderm

Crawford Pharma

Spray, tube, roll-on

Dimethicone, Alkyl methicone, Dimethiconol, Cyclicmethicone, Silicate.

Pharmacyspace is based in Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire and is dedicated to providing a trusted and cost-effective service for your clinic supplies. The handpicked team of dedicated staff will ensure that you get the products you need for your clinic, together with a professional service.

To find out more about topical silicone products for the management of scars or to order one of the three products above, give us a call on 01296 331655 or emails us at [email protected]

 

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Posted on November 14, 2016 by: Georgia Thompson

Medira’s Exclusive Cellenis PRP Workshop – Monday 28th November

Medira are holding an exclusive Cellenis PRP workshop on the topic of hair restoration on Monday 28th November. This promises to be an exciting event, presented by internationally-recognised Dr Gilbert Amgar.

If you have trained in Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy and would like to extend and develop your knowledge, this will be a brilliant opportunity for you. This workshop will provide you with the most up to date techniques and development of PRP and allow you to explore specific aspects of the treatment; specialising in the use of PRP for hair loss conditions, an increasingly popular treatment currently under research. This workshop will be an excellent way for you to retrieve answers for any questions you may have regarding the treatment and also to develop your understanding, which you can then relay to your patients.

Booking is almost full so don’t miss out!

Dr Gilbert Amgar

The incredible Dr Gilbert Amgar will be presenting at the workshop. In March 2015, a study by Parisions Dr Gilbert Amgar and Dr Pierre Bouhanna was published in PRIME Journal. The study looked at objective parameters to assess treatment of androgenic alopecia with PRP. PRP is a non-surgical option that that is being increasingly used for hair restoration and stimulating hair growth. This research is ongoing and the workshop will provide a great opportunity for you to have your questions on hair restoration answered. As well as find out the latest patient selection protocols.

The workshop will be running from 10:00 until 4:00, however if you are going, please ensure to arrive for 9:30 as a packed day is planned.

The Cellenis PRP Workshop promises you:

  • A hands on experience with the latest combination therapies using Cellenis PRP
  • Full updates on techniques using Cellenis PRP alone
  • Details of new marketing material for websites and new Cellenis PRP products

Where is it?

The workshop will be held in Milton Keynes, there will be free parking available, and will also be close to the station for rail travellers. The venue is approximately 2.6 miles from Milton Keynes central station and approximately 3 miles from the M1.

Parkside House,
Newport road
Woughton on the Green
Milton Keynes
Buckinghamshire
MK6 3LR

The workshop will cost £100, however this will be redeemable on product purchase during the day.

Please let us know if you have any queries or comments. If you are interested in attending the workshop and would like to book your place all you need to do is send an email to [email protected] with your name in the subject line. We hope to see you there!

 

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Posted on November 10, 2016 by: Georgia Thompson

Why Neostrata is the Ideal Cosmeceutical Brand for your Aesthetic Practice

Neostrata is an award winning cosmeceutical brand of skincare products, designed specfically for use in medical aesthetic clinics. Neostrata incorporates active and patented ingredients  and are all glycolic acid based,  so therefore have an effect on both the surface of the skin as well as the deeper layers of the epidermis.

Why do we favour Neostrata as a cosmeceutical brand?

The beauty of the Neostrata products is the wide range of inidividual products available. These products have been seperated into 6 ranges; Skin Active, Resurface, Restore, Refine, Enlighten and Targeted Treatments each designed for specific skin concerns. They have effects on tone, texture and pigmentation, and as a result can be used for many different purposes; including anti-ageing, sun damage and pigmentation. Neostrata has historical, clinical and technological data to back up their claims and is also licensed to many big names including Allergan, depicting the quality of the ingredients and products.

Neostrata logo cosmetic coursesNeostrata Facial Skin Peels

A chemical peel is a technique used to improve the condition and the texture of the skin by removing the outer epidermal layers in order to rejuvenate and refresh the complexion. Peels can vary in strength; from 20%, 35%, 50% and 70% are all available. Neostrata consists of three targeted boosters – brightening for pigmentation, clarifying for ageing and acne; and rejuvenating for ageing and skin texture. Neostrata skin peels will only stay on the skin for a maximum of seven minutes but can reach the deeper layers of the stratum corneum. It is a fast and safe effective procedure that will reach deeper than any home skincare products.

The Neostrata skin peel can:

  • Coagulate proteins in the skin
  • Exfoliate
  • Decrease Pore size
  • Black head removal
  • Treat dry, flaky skin
  • Brigten dull, dehydrated skin
  • Increase luminosity
  • Increase cell turnover
  • Even out pigment
  • Increase collagen fibre
  • Enhance clarity
  • Improve elastic fibres
  • Increase dermal thickness
  • Help to plump and firm as well as reducing wrinkles

The Neostrata skin peel can also be used in conjunction with microdermabrasion and dermaroller and in fact our Neostrata skin peel training course covers the use of microdermabrasion as well as the chemical peels for skin rejuvenation. Chemical peels are a non-invasive non-surgical treatment that are becoming increasingly popular and with good reason. Facial peels are a popular procedure for clients who have not had non-surgical procedures before, and so a good way to entice potential clients to your practice and an ideal way of introducing them to other non-surgical procedures that may benefit them. This quick and easy procedure is highly effective for all Fitzpatrick skin types including even the most sensitive skin.

Neostrata Skincare Training Day

For optimum results your clients will need a course of skin peels along with a high quality home skincare regimen. The skin care market is ever growing and a brilliant way to expand revenue as well as improve the services you offer to your clients. At Cosmetic Courses, we offer a Neostrata Skincare Training day for only £50 + VAT. This will educate you on the different ranges of products available. From this day you will gain an insight and overview of the products, ingredients and the conditions they can treat.  We will also advise you on how to integrate these products into your clinic in order to improve revenue and client satisfaction.

If you are interested in our Neostrata Skincare Training or our Chemical Peel Course or if you have any further questions, feel free to contact us on 01844 390 110 or e-mail us at [email protected].

 

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Posted on November 8, 2016 by: Georgia Thompson

Based near Leeds? Find out why the ‘London of the North’ is the perfect place to set up your new aesthetic clinic…

Leeds is now one of our most popular training locations for Cosmetic Courses. Leeds is a vibrant city and claiming to become the ‘London of the North’. With huge investments being put into the area and convenient travel connections from most UK cities including Sheffield, Manchester and Yorkshire, we knew it would be an ideal training location for our delegates.

With the development of Leeds, there is plenty of demand for new businesses and as a result of this the city has seen a growth in the population of inspiring, dynamic individuals. So with more investment into the city and more money to spend on luxuries, the Northern regions really have become a great place to set up a lucrative aesthetic business.

Our Leeds training facility is based in the skin clinic Skindustry™, which is ideally located in Bingley. There is a direct rail link located less than 1 minute of Skindustry™ Clinic and multiple parking facilities are available. With the growth of this location we are pleased to be able to accommodate many more delegates from other areas such as Scotland, Ireland and Newcastle. Our team will also provide you with useful hotel and travel information to help you plan your stay.

Skindustry Clinic, 113 Main Street, Bingley, West Yorkshire, BD16 2HT

 

Skindustry™ is a modern, high end skin clinic which is run by an experienced welcoming aesthetic team who can give you all of the support you need. Skindustry™ is a fully functioning skin clinic and CQC regulated, ensuring a professional environment for your training.

Which aesthetic training courses are offered in Leeds?

  • At Cosmetic Courses we understand the busy schedules of our delegates and pride ourselves in being as flexible as possible to accommodate all training needs. We currently offer a variety of training courses in our Leeds location including our Foundation Botox and Dermal Filler courses, which we currently offer once a month. We also offer 1-2-1 training days for Botox and Dermal Filler, which can be either a full day or a half day and can range from basic to advanced level to suit all abilities.
  • Another popular course we offer is the Non-Surgical Facelift (also known as the 8 Point Facelift) training, a brilliant alternative to surgery that will subtly reshape and redefine the face.
  • Due to popular demand over the last year we have extended our course offering in our Leeds location. Our training repertoire now includes the ever growing skin rejuvenation treatments such as Chemical Peels and Dermaroller. These procedures can often seem more appealing to patients who are new to the world of aesthetics as they are less invasive than Botox and Fillers. Many people interested in non-surgical treatments are now opting for chemical peels as an introduction or as an added benefit to their current treatment plan, depicting a growth in demand for skin rejuvenation. Therefore, it is an excellent way to tempt clients into the world of non-surgical treatments.
  • Another popular course we are offering at Leeds is Platelet Rich Plasma Training, which is becoming increasingly popular due to the fact there is no use of artificial products; it is a popular treatment not only on it’s own,  but it also compliments other treatments such as dermal fillers or the dermaroller.

Which ever stage you are at in your training, there should be something for you at our aesthetic training location in Leeds.

Due to the quality of teaching, and expertise of our trainers Pauline Walton and Nick, we are proud to say that the popularity of our training in Leeds has grown year on year. With the introduction of new courses and additional training dates, we’ve seen a substantial growth of 265% from 2015 to 2016! Our model database for Leeds has also grown significantly, showing the increasing demand for non-surgical cosmetic treatments in the area.

If you have any further questions on our Leeds location, would like to book a course or become a model; please feel free to contact the team on 01844 390 110 or send us an e-mail at [email protected]

 

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Posted on October 28, 2016 by: Georgia Thompson

Model Satisfaction Survey Results

At Cosmetic Courses we are continually trying to improve the services we provide to our models. In order to do this we regularly ask our models to complete a satisfaction survey. In our most recent survey we had some excellent feedback which we’d like to share with you. We would also just like to say a big thank you to everyone who filled out the survey; it really does help us evaluate the services we provide.

We had over 180 of our models fill out the survey with 70% having already come for treatment and 30% awaiting an appointment. Out of the 126 models who have already had treatment with us 105 of them rated our services as either a 9 or 10 out of 10, which is an excellent result! Please find below the feedback for a number of key categories:

  • Information provided on our non-surgical treatments
  • Treatment pricing
  • Booking an appointment
  • Results from the treatment
  • Overall customer service levels
  • Level of care from our aesthetic trainers

Information provided on our non-surgical treatments

At Cosmetic Courses we want to make sure that you understand the treatments available to you and make sure you pick a treatment that is suitable. Therefore we wanted to measure your thoughts on the information we provide on our website, via email and over the phone.

The results showed an incredible average of 9.19 out of 10 and 71.2% of responses rated the information received on treatments 10 out of 10.

Clear information if you have a query.”

“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.”

We are constantly looking to improve the information given, in particular on the new treatments we introduce. As a result we have added more information to our website including FAQs for each treatment including aftercare and expected results. We will also be introducing short videos on each of our treatments so you can see what to expect on the day of your appointment.

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!!!)”

Treatment Pricing

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:

Infographic for treatment locations

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].

 

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Posted on October 21, 2016 by: Georgia Thompson

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