I have really enjoyed the videos today. So much more in depth information than a previous course I took lacked, I feel I know so much more now & it’s a really good way to take in information, being able to pause the video & write everything down or re-watch something when I didn’t understand the first time. Really appreciate this learning tool.

—Alexa Tyler-Scott (Aesthetician)

Hi Mike, 

Just wanted to say,  I’m now almost 20% through & really enjoying your videos! 

I’m finding the quizzes easy and mainly due to your really simple deliverance. Your making every step very easy to understand & if I’m not 100% it’s fantastic that i can rewind and replay until I’ve grasped every single concept. 

Your not blinding us with technical terms..must get back to the next video now ☺️

Thank you. So glad I found you!

—Louise Fitzpatrick, Aesthetica Medi-Spa (Clinical Director)

Thank you for organising the fantastic course and answering all our questions. And thank you for sending this detailed [post-course debrief] email.

—Dr Mohamed Baba (Ophthalmology ST2)

Eligibility Criteria

  • We can train anyone. It’s really the insurance companies who make the rules as to what the eligibility criteria is as it’s them who will offer insurance to practitioners following training. For ‘non-medics’ we highly recommend speaking with Cathedral about insurance requirements before making an enquiry with us. Contact them as follows: CATHEDRAL ASSOCIATES LONDON LIMITED / TEL:   01892 601198  /  601199   / Email:- lhcathedral@aol.com Please let us know if there is a problem obtaining a quote from the insurers or an issue with their customer service at visageacademy@gmail.com
  • As a rule of thumb, they do typically accept the following groups: Beauty Therapists with an NVQ 3 in Beauty Therapy // CIBTAC // CIDESCO; Dental Hygienists & Dental Therapists; Pharmacists; Paramedics; Dental Nurses (there is an additional course to be completed before our course – read about it here. It’s currenly £270); Certain other individuals – if you aren’t sure, best to check with one (or both) of the insurers above. Good luck, and hopefully we’ll meet you soon!

Frequently Asked Questions:


Q: Who can attend the course?


A: We can train anyone. It’s really the insurance companies who make the rules as to what the eligibility criteria is as it’s them who will offer insurance to practitioners following training. For ‘non-medics’ we highly recommend speaking with Cathedral about insurance requirements before making an enquiry with us. Contact them as follows:

CATHEDRAL ASSOCIATES LONDON LIMITED / TEL:   01892 601198  /  601199   / Email:- lhcathedral@aol.com

Please let us know if there is a problem obtaining a quote from the insurers or an issue with their customer service at visageacademy@gmail.com

As a rule of thumb, they do typically accept the following groups

  • Beauty Therapists with an NVQ 3 in Beauty Therapy // CIBTAC // CIDESCO
  • Dental Hygienists & Dental Therapists
  • Pharmacists
  • Paramedics
  • Dental Nurses (there is an additional course to be completed before our course – read about it here. It’s currenly £270)
  • Certain other individuals – if you aren’t sure, best to check with one (or both) of the insurers above. Good luck, and hopefully we’ll meet you soon!

Q: How does the prescribing work after i’m trained if i’m a non-medic?


A: You’ll need a prescriber for Anti-wrinkle Toxin but not for dermal filler. The rules are different because Anti-wrinkle Toxin is a MEDICINE whereas filler is a MEDICAL DEVICE. We recommend that you ask any doctors, dentists or nurse practitioners in your area to be your prescriber. If they would like advice on how to prescribe Anti-wrinkle Toxin, ask them to email us on visageacademy@gmail.com. If you do not already have a personal connection to one of these, let us know via visageacademy@gmail.com – don’t forget to tell us the city / town you intend to practice in. It is possible that we can connect you to a prescriber in that area but is not guaranteed. The prescriber must see each patient face-to-face (video and phone calls are not enough unfortunately) before they can prescribe Anti-wrinkle Toxin for them. Typically this will involve the patient paying a fee upfront to the prescriber for the consultation (approximately £30-50) and the practitioner then paying the prescriber an agreed fee / vial or prescription of Anti-wrinkle Toxin (approximately £2-5 per area of Anti-wrinkle Toxin).


Q: What treatments are covered on the course?

A: Anti-wrinkle Toxin and fillers on the face. You can see what areas are covered here: https://www.cosmeticappraisal.com/questions/?qa=73/what-treatments-are-covered-on-the-course&show=73#q73


Aesthetics Training for ‘Non-Medics’


We have until now offered a one-day foundation course in Anti-wrinkle Toxin and Fillers. This course was suitable for Doctors, Dentists and Nurses. Some other professional groups could still attend our course but had to complete a one-day of online self-study with online assessment in order to attend the 1-day course and receive their certification. These other groups are sometimes referred to as ‘non-medics’ and include Dental Hygienists and Therapists (our biggest training group in our London course due to connections I already have with their professional body), pharmacists, paramedics, Operating Department Practitioners (not doctors or nurses but work in theatres with surgeons) and Beauty Therapists (with NVQ level 3).


In line with new government recommendations (https://hee.nhs.uk/news-events/news/new-qualifications-unveiled-improve-safety-non-surgical-cosmetic-procedures) and recommendations of some insurance companies, we’ve decided to make some changes to our course structure in order to improve the quality of training and give opportunities for those who have attended a previous course (either with us or elsewhere) to receive further training which includes both assessment and mentoring..

‘Non-medics’ will now need to complete a four day training course in order to qualify for certification. We have trained lots of Dentists, Doctors and Nurses (collectively referred to as ‘medics’) in London too, so i’ll explain below where they fit in.


4 Day Visage Aesthetic Course Format



Days 1 & 2 – Online and Self Directed Learning


Foundation online modules with online tests.


Compulsory for everyone in order to achieve certification.  Modules will include:

  • Facial anatomy and physiology
  • The Anti-wrinkle Toxin consultation
  • Preparing the face for injections with Anti-wrinkle Toxin
  • Anti-wrinkle Toxin injection technique
  • A history of facial filler and currently available products
  • Filler techniques (bolus, linear injection, cross-hatching)
  • Lip filler
  • How to pass your assessment -Anti-wrinkle Toxin
  • How to pass your assessment – Filler

Advanced Online Modules with Online Tests.


Compulsory for non-medics, voluntary for medics or non-medics who have previously qualified prior to the new guidelines.  Modules will include:

  • Dermal filler related complications part 1 (Skin ischaemia and blindness)
  • Dermal filler related complications part 2 (infection)
  • Dermal filler related complications part 3 (dissolving lumps)
  • Cheek Augmentation using Dermal Filler
  • Advanced lips filler (correcting asymmetry, fixing mistakes)
  • Anti-wrinkle Toxin complications and follow-ups 
  • Advanced Anti-wrinkle Toxin treatments (bunny lines, poppy chin, depressor oris angularis, lipstick lines, lower extended crows feet)

Days 3 & 4 – Face-to-face in London


Foundation (Day 1 in London)


Assessment of foundation-level practical skills using mannequins (3 Anti-wrinkle Toxin cases and 3 filler cases) in the morning followed by an afternoon small group teaching session with real patients in a simulated clinic with an emphasis on foundation skills. In the afternoon, trainees will receive additional assessment and feedback on their practical skills, but in a more group-orientated and informal manner than the morning session.


Advanced (Day 2 in London)


Assessment of advanced-level skills using mannequins (3 Anti-wrinkle Toxin cases and 3 filler cases) in the morning followed by an afternoon small group teaching session with real patients in a simulated clinic- with an emphasis on more advanced skills. In the afternoon, trainees will receive additional assessment and feedback on their practical skills, but in a more group-orientated and informal manner than the morning session.

The assessments will form part of the trainee’s self-managed log-book. As part of the new guidelines, trainees are expected to observe 10 Anti-wrinkle Toxin and 10 filler treatments then be observed performing 10 Anti-wrinkle Toxin and 10 filler treatments. Our face-to-face assessments using mannequins will allow trainees the opportunity to record their first cases in their log-book.


Any questions contact: visagebooking@gmail.com


Disclaimer- please check with your insurance company before booking onto our course. Although we have good relations with all of the major insurance companies, the decision whether or not to provide indemnity cover for you post-training is outside of our control and the rationale for providing or not providing cover does change from time-to-time without warning.