Dr Olha Vorodukhina

Dr Olha Vorodukhina is a qualified dentist who trained in aesthetics with Cosmetic Courses. Now dividing her time between aesthetic and dental work, she is also a valued member of the Cosmetic Courses team of expert trainers.


Tell us about your medical background…

I graduated in dentistry in 2005 from the Ukrainian Medical Stomatological Academy. In 2009 I moved to the UK, initially helping my husband run an aesthetic clinic in the Midlands while studying for my Overseas Registration Exam with the GDC. It was around this time I became interested in aesthetic medicine, and decided to pursue training with Cosmetic Courses.

What does your working week consist of?

My week is split between two dental practices, one in Leicester and one in Nottingham, where I also offer a range of facial and body aesthetic treatments to my patients. I’m also an aesthetic doctor for a nationwide chain of cosmetic clinics, and am in the process of establishing my own aesthetic clinic in West Bridgford. And in January this year, I was delighted to join the team of trainers at Cosmetic Courses.

Why did you decide to train with Cosmetic Courses?

It was my husband who introduced me to Cosmetic Courses. He completed his bespoke training with them in 2009, and was very happy with all aspects of the course. That was enough to convince me that Cosmetic Courses was the right choice for me. I started with Foundation Botox and fillers, then went on to Genuine Dermaroller Training and bespoke one-to-one training in dermal fillers and the 8 Point Lift.

How did you find your training experience?

The courses were very well organised. I felt confident enough to perform treatments straight after training, so I could apply my new skills immediately. The trainers are very knowledgeable and offer continued support after your training, which is very reassuring. You can always ask them for advice or a second opinion. I had one case when I needed urgent advice and even though it was a Saturday, I was able to speak to a trainer and ask their opinion.

What do you enjoy most about your aesthetic work?

I’m very passionate about aesthetic medicine in general and enjoy every aspect. I spend a lot of time in initial consultations, as I like to educate patients about the treatment process as well as the causes of their specific issues. Regarding specific treatments, I enjoy dermal fillers the most, with lip fillers and cheeks being my favourite. These treatments really need a creative eye, which makes them particularly satisfying. Overall, it’s very rewarding to see the results of your work and the difference it makes to people’s lives.

Dr Olha’s before and after lip filler photographs:

What would you say to other dentists thinking about training in aesthetics?

I’d advise them to go ahead and book a place on a course. You’ll never know if aesthetics suits you unless you try. Start with basic training: a one day course that will give you some hands-on practice and develop your skills. A Botox and fillers course is the best place to start as these are the most popular treatments. As your practice grows, it’s important to offer a range of treatments, so courses in microdermabrasion, skin peels and micro-needling are all worth looking into. As dentists, we’re in a perfect position to integrate facial aesthetics into our practice. From treatment of bruxism to complementing your smile designs with lip fillers, it can all be done with facial aesthetic treatments. Aesthetic medicine will help you attract more private patients, transform existing NHS patients into private, make your practice stand out – and for Associate Dentists it also makes a great addition to your CV.

If you are inspired by Dr Olha’s story and would like to follow in her footsteps please contact our course co-ordinators who can build a bespoke training plan specific for your needs.

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