BOTOX Training and Dermal Filler Guidelines 2017
There has been a lot of discussion about the level 7 and diplomas in aesthetic medicine. The HEE Report has made recommendations for new practitioners who wish to be trained in Botox, Dermal Fillers and Chemical Peels and existing practitioners already providing these treatments.
Since the publication in 2016 there have been many newly emerging training companies with minimal experience in the field of aesthetic medicine. Some of these companies are willing to train non medical individuals in aesthetic medicine. Please note KT Training only provide botox and dermal filler courses for medics. We have received many questions from medical professionals who are unsure how to start or develop their career in aesthetic medicine. The following information will hopefully assist with choosing the best option for your training needs.
Do new practitioners need to complete the level 7 or diploma in aesthetic medicine to legally practice with botox and dermal fillers?
No, you can choose to attend a foundation course for each procedure. You can then source insurance, start treating patients and building your clinical case portfolio. The level 7 is a recommendation not a legal requirement. Candidates can choose to complete the level 7 or diploma in aesthetic medicine at any stage.
Can experienced practitioners achieve the Level 7 by Recognised Prior Learning (RPL)?
Yes RPL in aesthetic medicine is recognised in the HEE guidelines. The RPL may include evidence of treatments, completion of online theory and tests.
What is the difference between the foundation botox and dermal filler courses and the level 7 in aesthetic medicine?
The Foundation botox training and dermal fillers are 1 day courses focused on the core knowledge and practical administration of each procedure. The KT Training theory is a combination of e learning and lectures this will take approximately 10 hours of study for each procedure. Candidates will also be provided with up to 5 hours of observations and practical injection time with patients.
The certification achieved and practical experience gained on the foundation courses are part of any level 7 course and when the foundation courses are taken separately from the level 7 they will also count towards the qualification if you choose to complete the level 7 at a later stage in your development. All foundation courses have Continuous Professional Development points (CPD) approved for medical professionals as recommended by the HEE guidelines.
For example the foundation botox training will provide:
- In-depth theory for the 3 main indications for the botulinum toxin procedure
- Practical injection time treating the glabella, peri orbital and frown lines
- Clinic start up guidance and resources
The Level 7 in Aesthetic Medicine provides a training structure in line with HEE guidelines. This is approximately 250-300 hours of learning and covers standard medical principles and the basic cosmetic interventions with botulinum toxins and dermal fillers.
- 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 for glabella, peri orbital and horizontal forehead lines.
- Practice of Botulinum Toxin Use in Aesthetic Medicine
- Principles of Dermal Filler Use in Aesthetic Medicine for lip, oral commissure, nasolabial and basic cheeks.
- Practice of Dermal Filler User in Aesthetic Medicine
The level 7 in aesthetic medicine includes all modules numbered 1-8.
The level 7 will also include additional observation and hands on workshops to achieve the qualification with reference to the HEE guidelines. The theory is via online modules which include a mixture of video lectures, essays, clinical studies, expert references and quizzes.
HEE Practical Injection Recommendations for Level 7 in Aesthetic Medicine
- 10 x observations for botulinum toxin treatments
- 10 x observations for dermal filler treatments
- 10 x treatments for botulinum toxin
- 10 x treatments for dermal fillers
Foundation Botox and Dermal Filler Procedure Training Courses
The principle in units 1-4 are reviewed but not covered in depth during the foundation courses.
The core knowledge in the units 5-8 are the focus of the 1 day foundation and advanced procedure courses. Unit 4 will also be covered on the foundation chemical peel and skin care course. Candidates attending the foundation procedure course should ensure they are up to date on best practice for the general medical processes and patient care practices covered in units 1-4.
Candidates will also complete observations and provide treatments for patients on the foundation botox and dermal fillers courses.
The choice is yours. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org and request a course information pack or call 01793 323786 to discuss your training requirements.
All KT Training courses are recognised and candidates will be able to source insurance and start to practice after the courses.