Botox® and Dermal Filler Training Courses for Doctors
Botox® Training Courses for Doctors
GPs and other doctors are well-positioned to take advantage of a side career in aesthetic medicine by training in ‘Botox’ (botulinum toxin) and dermal fillers. Prescribing rights enable doctors to practice entirely independently, but are also in high demand in cosmetic clinics.
The aesthetics industry faces increasing regulation after the formation of the Joint Council of Cosmetic Practitioners (JCCP). The Keogh Review (2013), HEE guidelines (2015; 2016), and Joint Council of Cosmetic Practitioners all agree on the need for cosmetic practitioners to achieve a fully-regulated Level 7 qualification.
Harley Academy’s Level 7 qualification means that doctors do not have to complete a university master’s degree in aesthetics to practice in-line with the latest GMC guidelines.
The Level 7 is based specifically on JCCP, HEE and GMC guidelines for doctors who practice cosmetic interventions. This doctor-led course is tailored to the skillset and needs of doctors and surgeons entering, or already practicing in, the lucrative field of aesthetic medicine.
Secure your place at the forefront of the aesthetics specialty.
Benefits of Training in Botox and Dermal Fillers for Doctors
We all know that aesthetic procedures are a lucrative addition to your monthly income, but the impact could be even greater than you realise. Just one day every weekend where you see five patients for Botox and Dermal fillers could earn you an additional £2,500/week (5 x 500), or £10,000 per month. The road isn’t necessarily easy though. To attract and maintain enough patients being a doctor helps, but a regulated qualification, inclusion on the official JCCP register, and high-quality training are essential.
If you’ve been wanting more autonomy in your hours and decisions than you currently get in the NHS, aesthetics provides the ideal outlet for this.
Build new skills
Aesthetics gives doctors the opportunity to use their pre-existing clinical skills, build on these, and add lucrative new injectable skills to their repertoire.
One-to-one patient time
Not only will you get to spend some real time with your clients during the consultation, procedure and follow up, but they will return to you every 3-6 months. You can build up the kind of rapport with individual patients in private practice in way that busy hospital shifts or ten-minute general practice appointments cannot leave time for.
If you enjoy one-to-one patient care, aesthetic medicine can be a mutually beneficial arrangement for you and your clients.
Unlike NHS medicine, cosmetic procedures are elective. Because patients want these procedures it means a lot to them when you give them a fantastic aesthetic result using Botox and dermal fillers. Many of our alumni tell us that they gain an additional reward from seeing their patients’ happiness.
Become a cosmetic doctor with Harley Academy
Weekend courses are not suitable for gaining entry to the JCCP register. Unfortunately there are now quasi-accredited “Level 7” courses that are also not JCCP compliant. These may be “endorsed” by a regulated awarding body, but if their qualification is not on the Ofqual register, it’s not a nationally recognised, JCCP-compliant qualification.
Harley Academy co-authored the first fully regulated postgraduate qualification (L7Cert) in Injectables (Botox and fillers) with Ofqual-regulated awarding body Industry Qualifications. This is so that doctors like you, who care about the standard of their education, can stand out from other practitioners.
A team of leading cosmetic doctors
We believe that it takes leaders to create leaders. Our qualifications are designed for doctors who want to lead in the specialty, by the doctors and academics current leading it. Just take a look at our team.
By shadowing and being supervised by an experienced aesthetic doctor, our clinical mentoring allows you to experience what it is really like working in a cosmetic clinic, and how to build this as a career for yourself.
In 2016, the government released guidelines on qualification requirements for delivery of non-surgical procedures. Our injectables qualification has been designed to meet these requirements, so you won’t have to retrain if the laws around who can deliver cosmetic procedures change.
Level 7 Injectables Training
The newly formed JCCP and 2016 HEE guidelines mark the crest of a wave moving toward regulation of cosmetic medicine.
Harley Academy has built a Level 7 qualification based specifically on HEE guidelines, which allows doctors to meet the latest recommendations without needing to return to university to study a master’s degree.
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