If you’ve recently made the decision to undertake your first filler training course, kudos to you for embarking on a journey into the exciting and fast-paced world of aesthetics! It’s natural to have a few questions about what might be in store, so here we have laid out what to expect.
Many reputable aesthetics courses provide a selection of online learning materials in advance of the course date. This helps to contextualise the practical training, providing a base understanding across numerous relevant topics. Often, these materials will continue to be accessible to delegates for reference beyond training.
As the cornerstone of informed practitioners, comprehensive theoretical learning will likely comprise a good proportion of your filler training course. Covering a breadth of topics, most lectures will discuss anatomy and physiology of the skin and face, injecting styles and techniques in relation to the treatment area and desired outcome, and patient demographic and lifestyle variables. All reputable courses will cover topics such as conducting a consultation, informed consent, potential complications and how to manage them, and practical considerations such as product acquisition, insurance, and how to build your business.
Practical training is essential to any aesthetics course, helping to cement theoretical learning and giving delegates the opportunity to try out the techniques and skills that they have learnt. For delegates, practical training acts as the bridge between learning in the classroom and undertaking their own clients, post-course. This improves confidence and allows for any gaps in understanding to be recognised and addressed. Many courses offer delegates injecting practice on mannequin heads, but a good academy will arrange live models for delegates to inject.
If you’ve done your research, your chosen academy will offer training hosted by experienced aesthetics trainers, who are already successful in the industry and ideally Key Opinon Leaders (KOLs) for a reputable company. This should not only instil confidence that you’re in safe hands but also provides you with exposure to industry insights. Often, aesthetics trainers teach courses alongside their own aesthetics clinics or whilst fulfilling a related role within the NHS, such as plastic surgery. They’ve started from the same position, so it’s the perfect time to ask questions.
The industry is still on its way to becoming sufficiently regulated so in the meantime, beware of any academy without training entry criteria. If you choose your training provider wisely, you should find yourself in a room amongst your professional peers and seniors - rendering your first filler training course a perfect networking opportunity for your journey into aesthetics.
Ongoing support and mentoring
Once you have completed your training, received your certificate, and set up your insurance, you’re ready to go! Now what?! A reputable academy will provide ongoing support and mentorship, helping soothe new venture jitters and giving delegates the added confidence of knowing they have an experienced team standing behind them - with a wealth of knowledge to tap into.
Acquisition Aesthetics offer a number of comprehensive training courses, comprising of robust theoretical study and hands-on injecting practice on live models. If you’re interested in joining the scores of happy graduates who pass through our academy then call our friendly team on 02035248757 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.