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 they are also in high demand in cosmetic clinics.
Here’s some more great reasons to extend your clinical skills and train in botulinum toxin and dermal fillers:
Increase your earning power
With prices in the hundreds per session, if you see just 5 patients a day, think about what that does to your earning power – and as a doctor, building a client base of trusted patients who keep returning should be relatively straightforward!
Being a prescriber already means it’s easier for you and you can even act as a prescriber for others, another potential income source.
It’s a fantastic area to work in – the perfect antidote to the NHS!
Non-surgical aesthetic treatments are a growth area – even with the economic downturn the industry kept booming! It's also a really interesting area, with lots of new developments and a nice environment.
Add flexibility to your career
With aesthetics, you can choose how often or little you work. Many of the doctors we have trained choose to work part time fitting around their commitments with the NHS, but there are so many options available, there's sure to be something that fits well with your career and lifestyle.
Build on your existing knowledge
As a doctor, you have excellent experience with needles and injectables, as well having the fortitude, the bedside manner and the knowledge of anatomy and medicine that will set you straight onto the path to success as an aesthetic practitioner!
Keep on learning
Aesthetics is a fast-moving medical field, and there is always something new to learn, with new treatments and techniques constantly being developed.
Satisfying patient interactions
It can be hugely rewarding to know that you are improving a patient’s happiness and sense of self in a way that only aesthetics can really do. From consultation to aftercare, the vast majority of patients are truly grateful that you are helping them be who they want to be, and that you’re achieving results.
Whether you’re on our home turf here in Glasgow, or you’re from further afield in Scotland and beyond, Practical Aesthetic Training is the best training centre for you! As befitting the hands-on practical training our company is named for, you’ll get to practice on models in a real aesthetic clinic environment.
Held at the top-of-the-range Glasgow Medical Rooms, our one-day foundation course covers all you need to know to get started in your aesthetic journey
You’ll receive detailed pre-course reading ahead of your course, and a CPD certified certificate of completion once you finish (provided the tutor is happy with your standard) as well as ongoing support.
To see our current Foundation Botox and Dermal Filler course dates, head over to our ‘Book Now’ page. We can’t wait to facilitate your progression from beginner to aesthetic master!