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Aftercare Advice For Lip Filler

Aftercare Advice For Lip Filler

Lip fillers are one of the most popular aesthetic treatments in the aesthetic industry.

In fact, in 2021, lip filler procedures ‘were the most popular cosmetic procedure searched online with [a] monthly search volume of 40.5 thousand’.

That said, it can be difficult to know what to expect after receiving lip filler if you’ve never had it before. If this is your first time getting filler, you’re likely wondering what the aftercare advice for lip filler is. 

It's important to note that you should always be sure to follow the advice of your aesthetic practitioner when receiving lip filler. 

Aftercare advice for lip filler includes, but is not limited to:

  1. Booking your appointment ahead of big events
  2. Avoiding flying for two weeks following treatment
  3. Ensuring you stay hydrated 
  4. Following the advice of your aesthetic practitioner 

1. Booking Your Appointment Ahead Of Big Events

The first tip to bear in mind begins before you even have your aesthetic treatment, as it is to book your appointment ahead of big events. 

It’s normal for symptoms such as bruising and swelling to occur near the injection site for fillers.

Booking your appointment ahead of big events relates to aftercare in that if you fail to do this, the risk is that you could still be swollen considering that it can take ‘7 to 14 days’ for any swelling and redness to go down. 

Bearing this in mind, if you’re getting your fillers for a specific event, such as a wedding, then it’s essential to book ahead by a few weeks to ensure that you have plenty of time to recover before the big day.

Lip filler aftercare

In 2021, lip filler procedures ‘were the most popular cosmetic procedure searched online with [a] monthly search volume of 40.5 thousand’.

2. Avoiding Flying For Two Weeks Following Treatment

The next piece of aftercare advice for lip filler is to avoid flying for two weeks following treatment. 

This comes down to the fact that your fillers need time to settle. The cabin pressure on a flight can leave you feeling and looking swollen regardless of any treatments that you’ve had done, but this risk of swelling can increase when you have recently received lip filler.

In addition to this, should any complications with your fillers arise, you don’t want to be far away from your aesthetic practitioner as you’ll want to seek their professional advice on the next steps. 

As a result, it’s best to plan way in advance to ensure that your fillers have been allowed to settle before you travel on any planes. 

3. Ensuring You Stay Hydrated 

Following this, you should ensure that you stay hydrated after your treatment.

Making sure that you’re staying on top of your water intake is essential following your lip filler treatment. 

This is especially true for hyaluronic acid based fillers, as they bind with water, in turn increasing the volumising effect to make your lips look nice and plump. 

Be sure to keep a note of how much water you’re drinking, and try to drink a minimum of two litres of water a day to remain hydrated.

It’s also important to note that staying hydrated includes avoiding eating any overly salty foods, as food high in sodium can dehydrate you without you even realising it. 

To avoid this, be sure to check the nutritional value of foods, as foods such as ‘soups, pasta sauce and frozen pizza’ can contain a lot of hidden salt.

Lip filler aftercare tips

It can take ‘7 to 14 days’ for any swelling and redness to go down following lip filler, so it's best to book your appointment ahead of time before events.

4. Following The Advice Of Your Aesthetic Practitioner 

Lastly, you should always follow the advice of your aesthetic practitioner following lip filler.  

You will have already done your research on which aesthetic practitioner is the best in your area. 

As your aesthetic practitioner is a trusted professional, they should know your treatment inside out, and will therefore have the best advice regarding aftercare. 

That said, you should follow their instructions to ensure you’re carefully taking care of yourself following your lip filler appointment. 

In addition to this, you should also keep in touch with them should you have any questions or concerns following your treatment.

Lip filler aftercare advice

Making sure that you’re staying on top of your water intake is essential following your lip filler treatment. 

You Can Clinic is one of the UK's leading providers of aesthetic training courses and pharmaceutical supplies. Over 1000 individuals have progressed through our affordable programmes, which provide comprehensive coverage of all relevant aesthetic procedures. Available from beginner to advanced courses.

Written by Jemima, for You Can Clinic.
January 16, 2023 — Jemima Thomas
Woman receiving botox

Can Anyone Train To Do Botox?

The answer to this question is yes, anyone can train to do botox should they wish to pursue it as a full or part-time career. 

In the UK, there is currently no legislation that stops individuals with non-medical backgrounds from carrying out cosmetic procedures provided that they receive the relevant training and qualifications to do so.

This makes aesthetics a potential career choice for many people. If you’re interested in training to do botox, the qualifications you will need are:

  1. Level 6 qualification 
  2. Level 7 qualification

1. Level 6 Qualification 

If you want to train to do botox, a Level 6 qualification is required as the minimum in order to perform basic upper face botox procedures.

In short, then, the Level 6 qualification will allow you to perform botox procedures, but will not allow you to prescribe botox. As a result, you’ll need a practitioner with prescribing power present in order to prescribe Botulinum Toxin for you.

There is a minimum requirement of how many times a skill will need to be observed and practised by the individual being trained. 

For your Level 6 qualification:

  • You will need to observe 10 treatments to the upper face, for 10 different clients.
  • Under supervision, you will need to practise 10 treatments to the upper face, for 10 different clients.
Woman receiving botox

The Level 6 qualification is the minimum qualification required to administer botox.

2. Level 7 Qualification

Once you have your Level 6, you can consider a Level 7 qualification, which is required for comprehensive use of botox.

As a result of this qualification, practitioners should be able to make sound judgements, deal with various issues of varying complexity, and be able to act autonomously with regard to administering Botulinum Toxin.

For your Level 7 qualification:

  • You will need to observe 10 treatments for 10 different clients.
  • Under supervision, you will need to practise 10 treatments for 10 different clients, for each type of treatment.
  • A prescribing licence (This is an additional qualification that is required in order for you to achieve the Level 7 qualification). 

This is a qualification that allows the aesthetic practitioner to perform botox without being supervised. 

A woman's forehead being injected with botox

To achieve a Level 7 qualification, a prescribing licence is required. 

This comes down to the fact that Botulinum Toxin is prescription only. As a result, the qualified prescriber must undertake a client consultation prior to the treatment, and issue a prescription for botox following this.

In addition to this, it is the practitioner’s responsibility to ensure that any other practitioner to whom they delegate administering procedures has the necessary qualifications to do so.

There are a number of training courses available. In order to achieve this qualification, you will need to take an aesthetics training course or alternatively complete a ‘V300 Advanced Certificate in Independent Prescribing’.

It’s worth noting the value of this qualification, as you stand to make more money and have more career opportunities in aesthetics if you have the ability to prescribe.

At YouCan Clinic, there are specific Botulinum Toxin training courses to suit the individual’s experience, from beginner to advanced practitioner. 

For more information on the qualifications required to practise Botulinum Toxin, be sure to check out the ‘Qualification Requirements for Delivery of Cosmetic Procedures’ published by Health Education England.

A man receives botox in his face

To get your prescribing licence, you will need to take a training course or a  ‘V300 Advanced Certificate in Independent Prescribing’.

Can Beauty Therapists Do Botox & Filler Courses?

Yes, currently beauty therapists have the option to train to become aesthetic practitioners, and there are various training courses out there to help you achieve this.

It’s worth bearing in mind that the majority of established clinics which offer Botulinum Toxin as well as other fillers tend to employ individuals with a background in healthcare, such as doctors, dentists, pharmacists, and dental nurses.

Bearing this in mind, it might be a more realistic option to get your qualifications to become a self-employed aesthetic practitioner if you have a background in beauty therapy. This will allow you to make a decent salary whether you decide to set up your own aesthetics business or if you intend to become a mobile aesthetics practitioner.

That being said, as this article has demonstrated, it’s not impossible for you to make the switch if you’re already a beauty therapist and want a career change.

We hope that this article has shown you that anyone can train to do botox with the relevant training and qualifications.

You Can Clinic is one of the UK's leading providers of aesthetic training courses and pharmaceutical supplies. Over 1000 individuals have progressed through our affordable programmes, which provide comprehensive coverage of all relevant aesthetic procedures. Available from beginner to advanced courses.

Written by Jemima, for You Can Clinic.
January 12, 2023 — Jemima Thomas
What Is The Difference Between Botox And Baby Botox?

What Is The Difference Between Botox And Baby Botox?

Baby botox, also referred to as micro botox, is a relatively new trend that is designed to smooth out wrinkles whilst adding volume to the patient’s face.

If you’ve never heard of baby botox before or are interested in the procedure, you might be wondering what the difference between botox and baby botox actually is. 

In short, while the procedure for botox and baby botox works in the same way and targets the same areas, the main difference between botox and baby botox is that baby botox involves using a smaller amount of Botulinum Toxin.

As such, the main objective of baby botox is to give the patient a more youthful look without the frozen or unnatural expression that can occasionally occur with traditional botox, producing a more natural look. 

Baby botox v botox

The main difference between botox and baby botox is that baby botox involves using a smaller amount of Botulinum Toxin.

There are many benefits associated with baby botox. The benefits of baby botox include, but are not limited to:

  1. Baby botox provides more natural results
  2. It requires less maintenance 
  3. The procedure is less expensive than traditional botox 
  4. It allows you to retain more facial movement 

1. Baby Botox Provides More Natural Results

With more and more people looking to celebrate their natural beauty, a huge benefit associated with baby botox is that it provides more natural results when compared to traditional botox.

Baby botox allows you to make small tweaks to give you a younger look and enhance your natural beauty.

That said, for people looking to reap the rewards of receiving an aesthetic treatment, but want something a little more natural, then baby botox is a great option.

The difference between botox and baby botox

The main objective of baby botox is to give the patient a more youthful look without the frozen or unnatural expression that can occasionally occur with traditional botox.

2. It Requires Less Maintenance

Another benefit of receiving baby botox is that because it uses less botox, it therefore requires less maintenance. 

This largely comes down to the fact that you can leave it longer between follow-up appointments.

Generally speaking, for traditional botox, the upkeep requires follow-up treatments every 3 to 4 months in order to minimise the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. 

In comparison, when it comes to receiving baby botox, you may be able to go as long as 4 to 5 months between follow-up appointments to keep the desired results.

That said, every case is unique, and you may find that you want a follow-up appointment sooner than this depending on the look you’re going for.

3. The Procedure Is Less Expensive Than Traditional Botox  

The cost of baby botox varies depending on the clinic that you receive the treatment. That said, generally speaking, the procedure tends to be less expensive than traditional botox.  

When it comes to receiving baby botox, fewer units of botox are used in comparison to a traditional dose, therefore making the facial aesthetic treatment slightly less expensive. 

It is also less expensive in that you can space your baby botox appointments further apart when compared to traditional botox appointments. 

As such, many might find receiving baby botox a sustainable option.

What is the difference between botox and baby botox

When it comes to receiving baby botox, you may be able to go as long as 4 to 5 months between follow-up appointments to keep the desired results.

4. It Allows You To Retain More Facial Movement 

Another large benefit associated with baby botox is that it allows you to retain more facial movement.

In some cases, botox can ‘limit a person's ability to make full facial expressions’, which can sometimes contribute to people waiting until it’s too late to reap the full rewards of receiving botox.

While facial expressions, such as squinting, smiling, and frowning naturally contribute to making wrinkles more prominent over time as we age, facial movements are how we express ourselves.

As baby botox uses a lesser amount of botulinum toxin, it thus produces a more natural-looking result and allows the patient to retain more facial movement.

As such, baby botox is great for people that still want their face to move naturally and don’t want their facial expressions to be limited, whilst also reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

Hopefully after reading this article you now know the difference between botox and baby botox.


You Can Clinic is one of the UK's leading providers of aesthetic training courses and pharmaceutical supplies. Over 1000 individuals have progressed through our affordable programmes, which provide comprehensive coverage of all relevant aesthetic procedures. Available from beginner to advanced courses.

Need to buy some products? We have Prosystem Bionic Oxygen Recovery and Neostrata Refine Oily Skin Solution available to order. 

Written by Jemima, for You Can Clinic.
January 04, 2023 — Jemima Thomas
Aesthetic Trends In 2023

Aesthetic Trends In 2023

With 2023 right around the corner, it’s natural to be looking toward the coming year and what it will hold in terms of aesthetic trends.

With the demand for aesthetic treatments only increasing, and more people looking for surgical and nonsurgical treatments across the UK, there are many aesthetic trends to look out for in 2023. 

Aesthetic trends in 2023 include, but are not limited to:

  1. Prioritising facial assessments
  2. Natural, subtle treatments
  3. Focusing on the individual
  4. Consulting an accredited practitioner

Aesthetic trends 2023

Facial assessments involve your aesthetic practitioner assessing your facial symmetry, the proportions of your face, and your skin quality before the aesthetic treatment is carried out.

1. Prioritising Facial Assessments

An essential aspect of facial aesthetics treatments is facial assessments, and this will carry all throughout 2023.

Facial assessments involve your aesthetic practitioner assessing factors such as your facial symmetry and the proportions of your face, as well as your skin quality before the aesthetic treatment is carried out.

While many clients will have an idea of what they want their treatment to look like, and will often bring in reference photos of celebrities, facial assessments are essential to ensure everything is in proportion to your unique facial features. 

Facial assessments are especially important when a client is looking for a natural look that enhances their natural beauty, but wants something other than the standardised look.

That said, prioritising facial assessments throughout 2023 will be highly important for established clinics all over the UK.

2. Natural, Subtle Treatments

The next aesthetic trend for 2023 is subtle and natural treatments, from dermaplaning to eyelash and eyebrow treatments. 

The last few years, and 2022 in particular, have seen a boom in clean beauty and natural beauty trends, from Hailey Bieber’s glazed skin to glossy lips.

Many influencers are opting for a more natural look as the ‘Instagram aesthetic’ shifts from heavily curated to more authentic content.

As such, subtle tweaks and natural aesthetic treatments are expected to be on the rise throughout 2023, with people seeking treatments that allow for low-maintenance beauty routines.

You Can Clinic offers a variety of treatments that allow you to feel rejuvenated, whilst also enhancing your natural beauty. From botox to dermal fillers to dermaplaning, our trained aesthetic practitioners are on hand to provide you with the refreshed look you’re searching for.

If you’re interested in one of our treatments, be sure to get in touch with a friendly member of our team today.

Aesthetic trends The last few years, and 2022 in particular, have seen a boom in clean beauty and natural beauty trends, from Hailey Bieber’s glazed skin to glossy lips.

3. Focusing On The Individual 

In 2023, it’s likely that aesthetic practitioners will be taking a more individualised approach to aesthetic treatments.

An individualised approach places emphasis on the fact that no face is the same. Every patient is unique, highlighting how important it is for aesthetics treatments to be individualised to every patient. 

Ensuring that an aesthetic practitioner takes an individualised approach for each treatment helps to highlight a patient’s unique features without compromising their natural beauty. 

After all, your unique beauty should be celebrated, and the world would be a different place if we all looked the same.  

4. Consulting An Accredited Practitioner 

Last, but by no means least, consulting an accredited practitioner is important throughout 2023 and beyond. 

As there has been a significant increase in the number of aesthetic clinics opening across the UK over the last few years, it’s never been more important to do your research for your own safety when looking for an aesthetic practitioner.

Be sure to check reviews to find out more information, carry out research on the aesthetic clinic itself, and ask around when you’re interested in finding an aesthetic practitioner

Lastly, you should always get a feel for the accredited practitioner themselves by looking for the practitioner’s qualifications and checking their website. You can also ask questions by booking a consultation, as this will give you a better idea of whether the practitioner is the right fit for you.

Your safety should always be number one priority when you’re looking to make any surgical or non surgical changes.  

Aesthetic trends for 2023

It’s never been more important to do your research for your own safety when looking for an aesthetic practitioner.

After reading this article, we hope you have a better idea of aesthetic trends in 2023. 

You Can Clinic is one of the UK's leading providers of aesthetic training courses and pharmaceutical supplies. Over 1000 individuals have progressed through our affordable programmes, which provide comprehensive coverage of all relevant aesthetic procedures. Available from beginner to advanced courses.

Need to buy some products? We have Prosystem Bionic Oxygen Recovery and Neostrata Refine Oily Skin Solution available to order. 

Written by Jemima, for You Can Clinic.
December 20, 2022 — Jemima Thomas
woman getting botox

6 Tips For Botox Aftercare

Receiving botox can feel like a daunting prospect, especially if you’ve never had any aesthetic treatments before. 

If you’ve just received botox, you might be wondering what aftercare tips there are out there to ensure you’re taking care of yourself. 

There are many tips on how to look after yourself following a facial aesthetic treatment. That said, it’s important to note that this general advice shouldn’t replace the specific advice from your aesthetic practitioner. 

Tips for botox aftercare include, but are not limited to:

  1. Don't lie down for 4 hours following treatment 
  2. Don’t sleep on your face for 24 hours 
  3. Avoid any strenuous exercise for the first 12 hours
  4. Steer clear of facial treatments 
  5. Keep out of strong sunlight
  6. Listen to your aesthetic practitioner    

1. Don't Lie Down For 4 Hours Following Treatment

The first tip to consider after getting Botulinum toxin is to ensure you stay upright and don't lie down for a minimum of 4 hours following the treatment. 

The reason this is essential is to give the botox time to settle into your face nicely before you lie down or go to sleep at night. 

While it’s safe to relax after your appointment, it’s best to book your appointment for a time when you know you’ll be able to stay upright for the next few hours, so that you’re not tempted to take a nap before your botox has settled.

Botox aftercare tips

You need to remain upright for a minimum of 4 hours following botox.

2. Don’t Sleep On Your Face For 24 Hours 

Another tip following botox is to avoid sleeping on your face for 24 hours.

This might sound like a simple one, but if you’re someone that’s used to sleeping in a particular position then it’s important for you to be aware of this.

If you sleep on your face, you risk dislodging where the botox has been injected into your face, and it could travel to unwanted areas.

As such, it’s important to sleep in a position that doesn’t squish your face. So, if you’re used to sleeping on your front or your side, prop yourself up with pillows to encourage sleeping on your back after your aesthetic treatment. 

3. Avoid Any Strenuous Exercise For The First 12 Hours 

This comes down to the fact that strenuous exercise can cause the botox to spread to other parts of your face, thus reducing the benefits of your aesthetic treatment

As such, if you play any sports or are a regular gym-goer normally, be sure to avoid this for the first 12 hours following botox. 

Additionally, you will want to wait a full 24 hours before returning to your normal exercise routine to be safe. From this point onwards, you’re fine to exercise as normal.

Tips for botox aftercare

If you sleep on your face, you risk dislodging where the botox has been injected into your face.

4. Steer Clear Of Facial Treatments

The next tip to consider for botox aftercare is to steer clear facial treatments for a few days.

This comes down to the fact that skin treatments, such as facials, can increase the risk of you accidentally dislodging the injections before they set into your face.

You should also keep touching your face to a minimum for the first couple of days for the same reason. 

That said, once this time has passed, you’re safe to go back to receiving your facial treatments.

5. Keep Out Of Strong Sunlight   

Something else that’s important for botox aftercare is to keep out of strong sunlight for the first two days. 

Direct sunlight not only flushes your skin, but also raises your blood pressure, which has the potential to cause bruising where the botox has been injected. 

As you already might be experiencing a little bruising from the injection site after your botox treatment, you don’t want to exacerbate this in the sun. 

This is also true of other means of heat exposure, such as the sauna, sunbed, hot tub, or even a hot bath or shower. As such, you will want to take care when bathing. 

Botox aftercare

Direct sunlight not only flushes your skin, but also raises your blood pressure, which has the potential to cause bruising where the botox has been injected. 

6. Listen To Your Aesthetic Practitioner 

Last, but not least, be sure to listen to the advice provided by your aesthetic practitioner.

Every established clinic will have its own advice on aftercare following treatments, and it’s the safest option to follow the advice that they provide you regarding your specific treatment.

Following their advice will ensure that you are taking care of yourself properly following your botox procedure. 


You Can Clinic is one of the UK's leading providers of aesthetic training courses and pharmaceutical supplies. Over 1000 individuals have progressed through our affordable programmes, which provide comprehensive coverage of all relevant aesthetic procedures. Available from beginner to advanced courses.

Written by Jemima, for You Can Clinic.

December 14, 2022 — Jemima Thomas
woman receiving botox

When Should You Start Preventative Botox?

Preventative botox is used to help younger patients from developing wrinkles, offering a more natural look to botox.

The difference between preventative botox and botox is that as the name suggests, preventative botox prevents the onset of wrinkles early on in life, whilst botox is used to correct wrinkles.

The answer to this question is largely subjective, as the right age to receive preventative Botulinum Toxin (botox) is subjective to you and your skin.

Due to legislation in the UK, it is illegal for botox and dermal filler procedures to be administered for cosmetic reasons to people under 18.

As such, you’ll neither need nor want to start preventative botox before the age of 18. That said, many people opt to have preventative botox in their 20s and early 30s to prevent fine lines from turning into established wrinkles that become deep-set in your 40s.

It’s natural for everyone to have some wrinkles when we move the muscles in our face, which are known as dynamic wrinkles. That said, preventive botox works at preventing deep wrinkles from developing on other areas on your face, such as at the corners of your eyes (crow’s feet).

Preventative botox

Many people opt to have preventative botox in their 20s and early 30s to prevent fine lines from turning into established wrinkles that become deep-set in your 40s.

You might want to consider preventative botox as early as your 20s if you:

  1. Have sun damage
  2. Use sunbeds or have used them in the past
  3. Sunbathe without SPF protection 

1. Have Sun Damage

The first reason you might be considering preventative botox is due to sun damage.

Looking after your skin by wearing SPF every single day is essential, even on cloudy days, but many people still forget. 

That said, if you’ve already experienced sun damage on your face early on in your life, then this is when it would be wise to consider preventative botox as young as during your 20s.

This comes down to the fact that sun damage can ‘lead to premature ageing’ and wrinkles, and aside from this, ‘too much ultraviolet (UV) radiation from the sun can damage DNA in your skin cells and cause skin cancer’, emphasising just how serious the problem is.

At You Can Clinic, we offer a variety of aesthetic treatments, including Botox. If you’re interested in receiving preventative botox, be sure to get in touch with a friendly member of our team today.

When you should get preventative botox.

Sun damage can lead to 'premature ageing' of the skin, meaning that if you experience sun damage in your 20s, you might want to consider preventative botox.

2. Use Sunbeds Or Have Used Them In The Past

Another reason why you might want to consider preventative botox is if you use sunbeds or have used them in the past.

Sunbeds cause your skin ‘to age prematurely, making it look coarse, leathery, and wrinkled’ no matter how many anti-aging potions and creams you use.

A staggering ‘third of adults say they have used sunbeds at least once’ across the UK, despite the dangers that they present in terms of damaging your youthful complexion and increasing your risk to cancer.

Investing in your health by looking after your skin whilst you can is essential to prevent long-lasting damage, which is where putting a stop to the sunbed sessions and investing in preventative botox can make a real difference.

As such, opting for preventative botox can help you to keep your skin looking both supple and youthful, helping you to prevent deep-set wrinkles from appearing on your face in the future.

3. Sunbathe Without SPF Protection 

Lastly, you might want to consider getting preventative botox if you sunbathe without SPF protection.

You might have been lulled into a false sense of security that you don’t need to wear SPF in a country like the UK, and you wouldn’t be the only one, as we tend to experience more cloudy days than sunny days here. 

However, this is false, and can lead to sun damage if you’re not careful when you consider that ‘even on overcast days, up to 80 percent of UV rays can still penetrate light cloud cover and reach your skin’.

That said, if you’ve made the mistake of sunbathing without SPF protection, even for a short period of time, you will want to consider preventative botox earlier on in life.

This will increase your chances of ensuring that your skin remains youthful for longer as you age, in spite of sunbathing without SPF protection.

However, it is worth noting that whilst preventative measures can be taken with aesthetic treatments, such as botox, to prevent premature ageing, it is your responsibility to ensure that you’re doing everything that you can to protect yourself against skin damage.

When should you opt for preventative botox

Investing in your health by looking after your skin whilst you can is essential to prevent long-lasting damage and wrinkles.

Hopefully this article has given you a better idea of when you should start preventative botox, and has emphasised the importance of looking after your skin. 

You Can Clinic is one of the UK's leading providers of aesthetic training courses and pharmaceutical supplies. Over 1000 individuals have progressed through our affordable programmes, which provide comprehensive coverage of all relevant aesthetic procedures. Available from beginner to advanced courses.


Written by Jemima, for You Can Clinic.

November 17, 2022 — Jemima Thomas
woman receiving botox

How To Get Into Aesthetic Nursing

Many nurses are choosing to branch out and diversify their skills, with 2020 seeing an estimated '4,000 nurses perform[ing] non-invasive cosmetic treatments in the UK alone'.

There are many benefits associated with aesthetic nursing, including career flexibility as well as the potential for higher salaries.

If you’re interested in becoming an aesthetic nurse, you might be wondering how you first get started. To get into aesthetic nursing, you will need to carry out the following steps:

  1. Obtain NMC registration 
  2. The matter of prescribing 
  3. Research accredited training courses 
  4. Start a training course 
  5. Become insured 
  6. Source products from a pharmacy
  7. Begin practising aesthetics 

1. Obtain NMC Registration 

Before you can think about getting into aesthetic nursing, you will first need to have a valid NMC registration. 

In short, the Nursing and Midwifery Council simply ‘shows who can practise as a nurse or midwife in the UK’.

The British Association of Cosmetic Nurses recommends that you ‘attain at least 3 years of post graduate general adult nursing’ before becoming an aesthetic nurse, with over 80% of their nurses having over 10 years of experience in the NHS.

As such, this will give you a general idea of when you should begin a career in aesthetics. 

How to get into aesthetic nursing.

2020 saw an estimated '4,000 nurses perform[ing] non-invasive cosmetic treatments in the UK alone'.

2. The Matter Of Prescribing 

Following this, you will have the matter of prescribing to consider before becoming an aesthetic nurse. 

As a practising nurse, you may already have a prescribing licence, meaning that you can work with prescription-only medicines such as Botulinum Toxin.

To get your prescribing licence, you will need to take an aesthetics training course or complete a V300 Advanced Certificate in Independent Prescribing.

It’s worth noting that you will also need prescribing power in order to carry out your Level 7 qualification. 

If you decide to work as an aesthetic nurse without prescribing power, then you will need to work under the guidance and supervision of a practitioner that can prescribe and has the relevant qualifications. As such, this is only recommended when you’re planning to work from an established clinic.

3. Research Accredited Training Courses 

Next, you will need to carry out research to find an accredited training course.

It’s worth noting that not all training courses are the same in terms of the content that you’ll learn, with some of them only covering the basics. 

That said, you’ll need to carry out thorough research to understand what you’re looking for in a course and exactly what is covered in the course content. 

At You Can Clinic, we offer a variety of different training courses, from Botulinum Toxin to Dermal Filler to Dermaplaning courses

Additionally, You Can Clinic alumni receive special rates on aesthetic products, meaning that you can get the most for your money when you’re first starting out.

Becoming an aesthetic nurse.

The British Association of Cosmetic Nurses recommends that you ‘attain at least 3 years of post graduate general adult nursing’ before becoming an aesthetic nurse.

4. Start A Training Course 

Once you’ve found the right training course for you, you can begin training to become an aesthetic nurse.

Here, you’ll be able to carry out the training for your Level 6 qualification at the start of your journey to becoming an aesthetic nurse.

Whether you want to carry out your Level 7 qualification or not, it’s a good idea to look for a training provider that offers developmental opportunities to further your career.

5. Become Insured 

Before you get into aesthetic nursing, you will also need to become insured.

This is an essential step to carry out to ensure that professional aestheticians are covered during the course of their work.

Many insurance companies cover aesthetic treatments, but you will want to do your research to make sure that you’re covering all bases.

After all, your safety and the safety of your clients whilst working as an aesthetic nurse should always be your top priority.

6. Source Products From A Pharmacy

Next, you will need to source aesthetic products from a registered aesthetics pharmacy

From Botulinum Toxin to Dermal Fillers, an aesthetic pharmacy will be able to dispense your aesthetic products to allow you to carry out a range of treatments.

As the aesthetic nurse, it is your responsibility to deliver aesthetic treatments with products that are safe to use, meaning that they are in date, sterile, and haven’t been opened or tampered with.

The skills to become an aesthetic nurse.

Whether you want to carry out your Level 7 qualification or not, it’s a good idea to look for a training provider that offers developmental opportunities to further your career.

7. Begin Practising Aesthetics 

Once you’ve carried out the steps above, you can begin practising aesthetics and start making a name for yourself within the industry.

To ensure you’re remaining up to date with the latest trends and training techniques, it’s a good idea to seek out further development opportunities whenever possible.

This will mean that you can continue to refine your skills, provide your clients with the best possible service, and remain competitive. 


You Can Clinic is one of the UK's leading providers of aesthetic training courses and pharmaceutical supplies. Over 1000 individuals have progressed through our affordable programmes, which provide comprehensive coverage of all relevant aesthetic procedures. Available from beginner to advanced courses.

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November 02, 2022 — Jemima Thomas
How To Start Your Own Aesthetic Business

How To Start Your Own Aesthetic Business

Starting your own aesthetic business is increasing in popularity for many people already working in the medical industry.

As current estimates project the industry ‘to be worth more than £3 billion by the year 2024’, it’s evident why starting your own aesthetic business is a worthwhile venture for aesthetic practitioners.

If you’re interested in starting your own business as an aesthetic practitioner, there are many steps that you’ll need to take.

To start your own aesthetic business, you will need to:

  1. Gain the relevant qualifications
  2. Establish your target market
  3. Decide how much you want to charge
  4. Set up your business
  5. Prioritise building brand awareness 

1. Gain The Relevant Qualifications

Before you do anything, to start your own business in the aesthetics industry you will need to gain the relevant qualifications.

The qualification you will need to complete before you can become an aesthetic practitioner is a Level 6 from an accredited training provider. From here, you can gain your Level 7 qualification. 

To be able to legally administer prescription-only medication, such as Botulinum Toxin, independently, you will need a prescribing licence. Additionally, in order to gain your Level 7 qualification, you will need a prescribing licence.

To obtain your prescribing licence, you will need to take an aesthetics training course or complete a ‘V300 Advanced Certificate in Independent Prescribing’.

Without a prescribing licence, you will not be able to autonomously work with prescription-only medications, which will likely lead to complications further down the line for your business.

This comes down to the fact that without one, you’ll need to hire someone that oversees all of your aesthetics treatments.

Starting an aesthetic business.

To be able to legally administer prescription-only medication, such as Botulinum Toxin, independently, you will need a prescribing licence. 

2. Establish Your Target Market

Once you have gained the relevant qualifications to start your own aesthetic business, you can begin to establish your target market.

In short, a target market is ‘the specific group of people you want to reach with your marketing message…who are most likely to buy your products or services’.

When establishing your target market, you need to think of the overall goals for your business. Ask yourself, do you want to make aesthetics accessible to more people, by charging less for treatments? Or do you want to charge premium prices?

The location of where you work will also help you establish your target market. Will you want to run your business from a practice that you rent, or will you work from your own home? Perhaps you want to be a mobile aesthetic practitioner?

Once you have determined the answers to these questions, you will have a better understanding of your target market, from who they are, how you intend to market to them, and how much you’ll charge them.

3. Decide How Much You Want To Charge

Establishing your target market will inform your decision on how much you want to charge your clientele, which is the next step in starting your own aesthetic business.

Considering aesthetic treatments range from £100 to £350 for each treatment depending on the treatment and clinic in question, what you can charge at your aesthetic business can vary significantly. 

How much you charge really depends on your circumstances, including how many overheads you have to cover, what aesthetic treatments you offer, as well as your goals for the business. For instance, if you’re renting a room in a clinic, then you’ll need to factor in rent and utilities. If you decide to be mobile, then you’ll need to consider travel costs.

That said, you will want to ensure that you do your market research, and determine what the general consensus is in your area to help you decide a pricing strategy.

Starting your own aesthetics business.

Considering aesthetic treatments range from £100 to £350 depending on the treatment and clinic, what you can charge for treatments can vary significantly. 

4. Set Up Your Business

Next, you will need to set up your business. In the UK, this will likely mean that you need to register as self-employed.

You will also need to acquire the necessary insurance for your aesthetic business, finding an insurance provider that covers the aesthetics industry.

Alternatively, you can register your aesthetic business as a limited company, but it’s essential that you seek advice and do your research to determine which option works best for your personal circumstances.

It is essential for you to have the appropriate documentation for safe treatments for each of your clients, which should include comprehensive consenting protocol. This is important as ‘carrying out a treatment or performing a procedure without a patient’s proper consent can actually constitute assault’. You will also need treatment forms, consultation documents, as well as advice on aftercare.

Whether you work from a clinic or are mobile will also determine the equipment that you will need to invest in to be able to run your business.

5. Prioritise Building Brand Awareness 

Once you have set up your business, you will need to prioritise building brand awareness.

As a marketing strategy, brand awareness is ‘the measure of how memorable and recognizable a brand is to its target audience’.

Brand awareness can be achieved through marketing tactics such as engaging in online groups and utilising social media campaigns.

The more people that you reach with your aesthetics brand, the more awareness you spread about your business and what you stand for.

As word spreads and you begin gaining reviews, you will slowly but surely become a bigger authority that people trust.

How to start an aesthetic business.

It is essential to have the appropriate documentation for safe treatments for each of your clients, which should include comprehensive consenting protocol.

You Can Clinic is one of the UK's leading providers of aesthetic training courses and pharmaceutical supplies. Over 1000 individuals have progressed through our affordable programmes, which provide comprehensive coverage of all relevant aesthetic procedures. Available from beginner to advanced courses.

Written by Jemima, for You Can Clinic.

October 18, 2022 — Jemima Thomas
What Are Facial Aesthetics Treatments?

What Are Facial Aesthetics Treatments?

Facial aesthetics treatments have seen a meteoric rise over the years, with the aesthetics injectables market estimated to grow ‘by 12 to 14% a year over the next five years’.

In short, facial aesthetics treatments are non-surgical treatments that enhance your natural facial features and beauty.

Whilst there are a variety of different aesthetic treatments that target different areas of the face, these treatments can be broken down into two categories:


  • Filler Treatments

  • Dermal fillers are injected beneath the skin to smooth fine lines, enhance facial features, as well as restore facial volume. 

    Popular filler treatments include lip filler, jawline filler, as well as cheek and chin sculpting.


  • Wrinkle Treatments With Botulinum Toxin Type A

  • Botulinum Toxin, commonly referred to as botox, is an injectable neurotoxin that ‘temporarily reduces or eliminates facial fine lines and wrinkles’. Botulinum Toxin is therefore typically used to soften wrinkles that appear from facial movements such as squinting, smiling, and frowning.

    This can help to reduce the appearance of crow’s feet and frown lines to name a few.

    Now you have a better understanding of what facial aesthetics treatments are as a whole, you might be wondering what facial aesthetics treatments can help with. Facial aesthetics treatments can help to: 

    1. Combat fine lines and wrinkles
    2. Refresh your appearance
    3. Boost your confidence
    4. Enhance your natural beauty 

    1. Combat Fine Lines & Wrinkles

    As we age, we naturally start to see more fine lines and wrinkles on our face. From crow’s feet to laughter lines, fine lines and wrinkles are inevitable.

    Wrinkles can begin to appear as early as age 25, with the majority of people searching for wrinkle treatment between the ages of 40 to 55.

    However, just because wrinkles are inevitable with age, this doesn’t mean you can’t do anything to reduce their appearance.

    Receiving facial aesthetics treatments is one way to help combat the fine lines and wrinkles that you gain with age.

    As such, facial aesthetic treatments can help your skin to look more youthful and supple, giving you a huge boost of confidence.

    Man receiving botox.

    Wrinkles can begin to appear as early as age 25, with the majority of people searching for wrinkle treatment between the ages of 40 to 55. 

    2. Refresh Your Appearance

    Facial aesthetics treatments also help to refresh your appearance. As you gain fine lines and wrinkles with age, facial aesthetics can help to restore the volume in your face to give you a more refreshed and rejuvenated appearance.

    According to experts, receiving preventative botox in your mid 20s to early 30s is a good age to keep your appearance fresh. 

    These treatments can smooth your skin to give you a more youthful complexion, and investing in them earlier on is the best way to prevent fine lines from becoming wrinkles.

    By making small adjustments with facial aesthetic treatments, you can also make your face more symmetrical. 

    3. Boost Your Confidence

    It’s natural for our appearance to change over the years. After all, that’s just a part of life.

    That said, you might feel like you need a bit of a confidence boost due to these changes, and facial aesthetics can help you achieve this. In fact, a study found that 87% of participants felt more attractive after receiving dermal filler.

    By choosing an established clinic that you trust to make small adjustments to your face, you can enhance your natural beauty.

    Not only do facial aesthetics treatments, such as Botox, help to celebrate your natural beauty, but they also help to minimise areas that you might feel less confident about.

    In doing so, you will receive a welcomed boost of confidence regarding your appearance, allowing you to focus on living life to the fullest.

    Woman receives botox in the forehead.

    A study found that 87% of participants felt more attractive after receiving dermal filler.

    4. Enhance Your Natural Beauty 

    Facial aesthetics treatments are also great for enhancing your natural beauty, helping you emphasise the beautiful features you were naturally blessed with. 

    For instance, lip fillers can help to enhance the shape of your lips and make them more plump, whilst cheek and jaw filler can give you a more chiselled look. 

    As such, facial aesthetics treatments can help you to feel as ‘you’ as you can, whilst still ageing gracefully.

    Hopefully this article has given you a better understanding of what facial aesthetics treatments are, and what they can help with.


    You Can Clinic is one of the UK's leading providers of aesthetic training courses and pharmaceutical supplies. Over 1000 individuals have progressed through our affordable programmes, which provide comprehensive coverage of all relevant aesthetic procedures. Available from beginner to advanced courses.

    Written by Jemima, for You Can Clinic.
    October 06, 2022 — Jemima Thomas
    aesthetic practitioner administering treatment

    Career Considerations When Becoming An Aesthetic Practitioner

    Becoming an aesthetic practitioner is a viable option for many people, especially those already working in medicine. 

    Once you've made the switch to aesthetic medicine, getting the most out of your career is essential for job satisfaction. 

    There are various factors to consider when becoming an aesthetic practitioner to ensure that you get the most out of your career, some of which include:

    1. You stand to make more with a prescribing licence 
    2. Post-training development support promotes career longevity 
    3. Diversifying your skills helps you to stand out

    1. You Stand To Make More With A Prescribing Licence 

    One of the biggest factors to consider when becoming an aesthetic practitioner to ensure you get the most out of your career is that you stand to make more money with a prescribing licence. 

    Gaining your prescribing licence and level 7 qualification is the natural progression from your level 6 qualification and means that you can work autonomously with prescription-only medications, such as Botulinum Toxin

    This opens you up to making more money as an aesthetic practitioner, and you could stand to make a salary of £50,000 in aesthetics at an established clinic.

    While gaining your prescribing licence includes more training fees, the money that you spend on the additional training will be made back by your higher salary.

    In addition to this, the opportunities that your prescribing licence will afford you will contribute to a highly rewarding career as an aesthetic practitioner, as you’ll be trusted to work autonomously, prescribe, and carry out various aesthetic treatments without supervision.

    Woman receives botox from an aesthetic practitioner.

    You can stand to make a lot more money as an aesthetic practitioner if you have a prescribing licence. 

    2. Post-Training Development Support Promotes Career Longevity 

    When becoming an aesthetic practitioner, another factor to consider is that post-training development support in aesthetics promotes career longevity.

    While training to be an aesthetic practitioner takes time and dedication, this is only the start of a highly rewarding career.

    To ensure that your career remains as such, you should prioritise post-training development support. 

    Woman receives lip injections.

    Finding an established clinic that prioritises post-training development support for you when you’ve first finished training is essential.

    This not only provides you with much needed support when you’re first starting out, but will also lay the foundations for a long and successful career in aesthetic medicine.

    Finding an established clinic that prioritises post-training development support for you when you’ve first finished training is essential, as you might feel lost following your training without the structured support and routine that your course provided.

    You Can Clinic offers various post-training development opportunities, such as mentorship programmes that provide you with 1-2-1 guidance and advice. In addition to this, we also offer aesthetic products, such as dermal fillers and Botulinum Toxin, that are easy to shop on our online registered aesthetics pharmacy following your training.

    Failure to prioritise post-training development support could result in you missing out on rewarding opportunities. If you’re not careful, a lack of support might even result in career dissatisfaction if you’re not sure on the next steps to take to get the most out of your career.

    3. Diversifying Your Skills Helps You To Stand Out

    With the demand for aesthetic medicine only increasing, becoming an aesthetic practitioner is becoming an increasingly popular career choice.

    As there are almost 950 medical aesthetic clinics open in the UK alone, the need to stand out as an aesthetic practitioner is growing.

    That said, diversifying your skills as an aesthetic practitioner can help to distinguish you amongst your competitors and ensure that your patients never need to go anywhere else.

    Diversifying your skills by gaining your level 7 qualification and prescribing licence, for instance, can also make you more employable as an aesthetic practitioner.  

    This comes down to the fact that you can be trusted with more responsibility without supervision, and can therefore manage your own client’s needs independently.

    In addition to this, diversifying your skills as an aesthetic practitioner can help you to maintain the excitement and draw that the switch to aesthetic medicine initially presented for you.

    Not only are you making yourself more employable, but you’re also challenging yourself to learn new skills and techniques which can help to promote job satisfaction. 

    In turn, you’ll have more skills to diversify the treatments that you offer, which will keep your days interesting and varied whether you’re employed by a clinic or are a self-employed aesthetic practitioner working for yourself.

    aesthetic courses for beginners
    Diversifying your skills as an aesthetic practitioner can help you to maintain the excitement and draw that the switch to aesthetic medicine initially presented for you.

    Hopefully this article has provided you with some factors to consider when becoming an aesthetic practitioner. 

    You Can Clinic is one of the UK's leading providers of aesthetic training courses and pharmaceutical supplies. Over 1000 individuals have progressed through our affordable programmes, which provide comprehensive coverage of all relevant aesthetic procedures. Available from beginner to advanced courses.

    Written by Jemima, for You Can Clinic.
    September 20, 2022 — Jemima Thomas
    needle used for aesthetic medicine

    4 Benefits Of Becoming An Aesthetic Nurse That You Might Not Be Aware Of

    If you’re already a nurse or a medical practitioner and are looking for a career change, then becoming an aesthetic nurse could be the right career choice for you.

    The demand for aesthetics is substantial, and as more medical aesthetic trends come about, aesthetic training courses are increasing in popularity amongst the nursing profession.

    A few of the benefits of becoming an aesthetic nurse include:

    1. It’s a significantly less stressful career 
    2. It has the potential to free up your time
    3. Allows you to save for retirement
    4. The demand isn’t slowing down
    An aesthetic nurse administering botox.

    Becoming an aesthetic nurse is a less stressful career when compared to traditional nursing.

    1. It’s A Significantly Less Stressful Career 

    There’s no denying that life as a traditional nurse is a highly stressful career. In fact, in a study carried out by Kronos, out of 257 registered nurses that were surveyed, ‘98% of hospital nurses reported their work is mentally and physically demanding’. 

    From dealing with very sick patients, to the long shifts where you’re rushed off your feet, it can begin to wear you down.

    Starting a career as an aesthetic nurse is a significantly less stressful career in comparison to this, allowing you to diversify your career without the stress of an unmanageable workload.

    While it still brings you the same rewarding feeling that nursing does, there won’t be the same feelings of being overwhelmed on a daily basis.

    In addition to this, you’ll be helping to enhance people’s natural beauty, changing lives for the better on a regular basis. As such, you won’t be carrying the same heavy weight around with you that often comes with being a nurse.

    aesthetics courses for beginners

    There are various aesthetic training courses available to you that will help you on your journey to becoming an aesthetic nurse.

    2. It Has The Potential To Free Up Your Time

    Time is precious, and when you’ve been working in a traditional career of nursing, it’s likely that you work long hours and don’t have that much freedom when it comes to the shifts you work.

    In fact, 60% of NHS nurses tend to work 12-hour shifts, typically from 7am to 7pm, or 7pm to 7am, which can be very antisocial and can cause issues with childcare.

    A huge benefit of becoming an aesthetic nurse is that it has the potential to free up your time and focus on other aspects of your life whilst still having a very rewarding career.

    Becoming an aesthetic nurse gives you the freedom to choose your own hours and frees up valuable time, especially if you’re only working part-time hours.

    When you consider that many cosmetic procedures, including botox, only take around 15 to 20 minutes to carry out, you can make a lucrative salary even if you only work a few days a week.

    When compared to the hours that you usually work in healthcare, the flexible huge pull to working in the aesthetic industry is for many.

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    Training to be an aesthetic nurse has the potential to free up your time, allowing you to work as much or as little as you want.

    3. Allows You To Save For Retirement

    Another benefit of beginning a career as an aesthetics nurse is that it is highly lucrative, allowing you to prepare for the future and save for retirement. 

    Retirement is a concern for many people, with more and more people working well into their 60s. With the potential for the UK retirement age to rise to 70 by 2046, this doesn’t leave much time for you to enjoy a stress-free life that isn’t governed by work.

    When you consider that treatments such as botox cost from £100 to as much as £300, this gives you a high earning potential for the future.

    By changing your career, you could even find yourself with the opportunity to retire early, giving you more time to do what you really love and gaining back valuable weeks.

    4. The Demand Isn’t Slowing Down

    If you think making the switch to a career as an aesthetics nurse is a risk, then you should know that one of the biggest benefits is that the demand for aesthetics isn’t slowing down.

    In fact, it is thought that the ‘global aesthetics injectables market could grow by 12 to 14 percent a year over the next five years’.

    With the demand only rising, diversifying your skills through an aesthetic training course is a safe choice for many nurses. At You Can Clinic, we offer various training courses, from Botulinum Toxin courses to Dermal Fillers and Dermaplaning Facial courses.

    After reading this article, we hope that you have a better understanding of the benefits of becoming an aesthetic nurse.

    You Can Clinic is one of the UK's leading providers of aesthetic training courses and pharmaceutical supplies. Over 1000 individuals have progressed through our affordable programmes, which provide comprehensive coverage of all relevant aesthetic procedures. Available from beginner to advanced courses.

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    September 08, 2022 — Jemima Thomas
    How much do you make as an aesthetic practitioner

    How Much Do Aesthetic Practitioners Make?

    The demand for aesthetic treatments has grown significantly over the years, and shows no sign of slowing down. In the UK alone, the cosmetic surgery sector is a multi-billion pound industry.

    Thanks to this high demand, becoming an aesthetic practitioner is an excellent career path for many. So, how much do aesthetic practitioners make?

    According to Glassdoor, the annual salary for aesthetic practitioners in the UK is currently £34,922.

    That said, there are two main factors that can affect how much you make as an aesthetic practitioner. Your salary can therefore differ depending on:

    1. Location 
    2. Experience

    1. Location 

    The first factor that can affect how much you make when you’re an aesthetic practitioner is the location of where you work. 

    When you work as an aesthetic practitioner, you will likely work for an established clinic or you’ll be self-employed. 

    Working For A Clinic

    Working for a clinic is the easiest way to work as an aesthetic practitioner once you have got your qualifications to do so.

    You can gain valuable experience, all while you have a secure job and a guaranteed salary.

    A huge plus is that you don’t have to find your own clients, as your job will have a loyal client base that comes with the clinic in question. 

    In addition to this, you’ll receive the employee benefits that the established clinic provides, such as paid holidays and maternity leave. However, it’s worth mentioning that these benefits differ from clinic to clinic.

    If you’re an aesthetic practitioner that has the qualifications to prescribe medication, then you could stand to make a yearly salary of £50,000 and up when working for a clinic. 

    It’s also worth noting that when working in established clinics in larger cities where the rates are higher, such as London, you have the potential to make more than this. However, this will depend on the clinic itself, as the location will also mean the overheads for your employer are higher.

    How much do aesthetic practitioners make

    The average salary for an aesthetic practitioner is currently £34,922.

    Self-Employed 

    Alternatively, you also have the option of working as a self-employed aesthetic practitioner.

    One of the largest benefits of being self-employed is that you have the flexibility to decide your own hours, and have the potential to make more money when you’re self-employed. However, this depends on where you’re located and how much you work.

    Provided you worked 3 days a week and had the client base to fill your days, you could stand to make a weekly profit of roughly £8,000 working part-time hours as a self-employed aesthetic practitioner. 

    When you consider this, you’re looking at an impressive salary. In addition to this, when you add the potential to work full-time hours, these potential profit margins can increase and are what draws many people to doing this kind of work.

    That said, you’ll have to consider overheads and expenses that you wouldn’t as an employed aesthetic practitioner, such as hiring a room to run your business from or travel costs if you’re a mobile practitioner.

    The location of where you work when you’re self-employed can therefore impact how much you make, especially in expensive cities. One of the main reasons for this is the fact that practitioners in cities generally need to charge more as again, their overheads are much higher.

    In addition to this, you will need to consider the matter of prescribing if you’re thinking of becoming self-employed. Botulinum Toxin is prescription only. As it can only be administered once a qualified prescriber has undertaken a client consultation and issued a prescription as a result of this, this could pose a problem for self-employed practitioners. 

    If you’ve been trained and are already qualified, then you don’t need to consider this as you can prescribe Botulinum Toxin without assistance and can buy it through an online pharmacy. If you’re not qualified for this, then you’ll need to either take an aesthetics training course or complete a ‘V300 Advanced Certificate in Independent Prescribing’.

    As there are pros and cons to working for a clinic and becoming self-employed as an aesthetic practitioner, which you decide will be down to you and your circumstances. 

    Be sure to do your research and make sure that you’re fully prepared for the costs of getting the relevant training. That said, out of the two, you can expect to earn more from being a self-employed aesthetic practitioner. 

    How much money do aesthetic practitioners make

    There are various training courses you can take to become more experienced as an aesthetic practitioner.

    2. Experience  

    Another factor you will need to consider is experience. Generally speaking, the more qualified you become, the more money you can earn as an aesthetic practitioner.  

    As we’ve already mentioned, if you are an aesthetic nurse that has the qualifications to prescribe then you have the potential to earn £50,000 when working for an established clinic.

    This comes down to the fact that you’re both experienced and qualified to prescribe clients with prescription only medications, and therefore don’t don’t rely on being assisted in the process.

    The potential of how much money you can make as you become more experienced is why many aesthetic practitioners continue to diversify their skills and gain more qualifications throughout their careers.

    If you’re interested in becoming more experienced, then be sure to check out a training course.

    How much do you make as an aesthetic practitioner

    Many aesthetic practitioners choose to diversify and expand their skillset throughout their careers, which can be financially beneficial. 

    Hopefully this article has given you an understanding of how much aesthetic practitioners make on a yearly basis.

    You Can Clinic is one of the UK's leading providers of aesthetic training courses and pharmaceutical supplies. Over 1000 individuals have progressed through our affordable programmes, which provide comprehensive coverage of all relevant aesthetic procedures. Available from beginner to advanced courses.

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    August 11, 2022 — Jemima Thomas