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Archive - May 2011

Can Lumpy Lips from Evolance be treated with Juvederm?

Question : Dear Cosmetic Courses, I did the basic course with you a while ago and wondered if you can give me some advice please. I saw a patient recently who received Evolance in her lips a year ago from another clinic. She now has hard lumps in her lips (collagen I presume). She asked me to add vol...

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May 26th, 2011


Dentists and the Medical Aesthetic Industry

Dentists and the Medical Aesthetics Industry It is a well known fact that great teeth can transform a face and takes years off.  A dentist is a highly skilled professional who understands the make up of the face better than most.  Trained in the detailed anatomy and muscular structure, there is no-one who appr...

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May 19th, 2011


#30: Interview with Libby Stewart lead Nurse Trainer at Cosmetic Courses

In this podcast Libby Stewart the lead trainer at Cosmetic Courses discusses: The top 5 questions she is asked by Cosmetic Course delegates The top 3 clinical problems delegates encounter Her advice on setting up a successful Cosmetic Practice Her tips for ensuring your ongoing training is as effectiv...

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May 17th, 2011


Do Cosmetic Courses have a Referral System for Delegates to Mr Adrian Richards?

Question : Dear Cosmetic Courses, I attended the Cosmetic Courses training in Botox and dermal fillers in 2009. As recommended, I obtained experience before setting up my own clinic in a private medical practice. Having recently heard your informative podcasts, including the podcast on referring to a pl...

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May 16th, 2011


Cosmetic Nurse Training: Aesthetic Nurse Libby Stewart Shares her Experience

Libby Stewart; as one of Cosmetic Courses’ most experienced Trainers, how did your career move from Mainstream Nursing into Aesthetic Nursing? My career path into Medical Aesthetics is probably true of a lot of Nurses. I stumbled into it by chance. Working with Mr Adrian Richards I worked with Mr Adri...

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May 11th, 2011


What units of Azzalure are Equivalent to Botox (in areas other than the Glabellar?)

Question : Dear Cosmetic Courses, I have just seen your video on youtube about reconstituting Azzalure and it was very helpful. I understand the units are not the same as Botox. Could you point me in the right direction to find what is equivalent? I have looked at all the Azzalure literature and it l...

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May 9th, 2011


IHAS register in the UK – will it help reduce Bad Botox practice?

IHAS is the regulation authority for Botox and non-surgical treatments launched by the UK government. This is supported by a website - "Treatments You Can Trust". Under this  voluntary scheme, clinics can register with the IHAS organisation and are then regularly assessed and audited. Says Mr Adrian Rich...

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May 5th, 2011


Is there an Online Resource for Cosmetic Practitioners in the United Kingdom? has recently launched a cosmetic training academy at This academy is currently free for all cosmetic practitioners (doctors, dentists, nurses and surgeons) with a number of training videos showing techniques on botox and dermal filler injections. There are...

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May 4th, 2011


#29: The use of Social Media in the Cosmetic Industry – Part 2

Plastic Surgeon and Director of Cosmetic Courses Adrian Richards talks to Ron Myers of the Consulting Rooms about the role of Social Media in the Cosmetic Industry. In part 2 they discuss: Twitter - getting the right ratio of community building vs promotional tweets - should you be you or your company? LinkedI...

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May 3rd, 2011


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