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How Much Do Aesthetic Practitioners Make?

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.

A syringe ready to be used

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


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. 

A woman being injected in her face

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.

Three syringes are ready to be administered

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.

Written by Jemima, for You Can Clinic.
August 11, 2022 — Jemima Thomas
Medical Aesthetics Trends In 2022

Medical Aesthetics Trends In 2022

Over the past three decades, we have seen a wide veriety of trends come and go within the aesthetic market; but even more so, there have been some incredible advancements in technology that provide many treatments with little to no down time.

The 1990’s saw a number of popular aesthetic treatments such as lipoplasty, large-volume liposuction, many styles of breast implants, as well as collagen, fat, and Gore-tex filler.

During the early 2000’s, there was a huge 225% increase in the number of nonsurgical procedures being performed and by 2010, fillers, botulinum toxin, lasers and chemical peels made up 83% of all aesthetic procedures.

Now in 2022, we have seen even more advancements in the world of medical aesthetics and with that comes a whole new set of trends that are taking the beauty industry by storm. 

Current medical aesthetics trends include:

  1. Full lips 
  2. Anti-wrinkles 
  3. Reduce tear trough hollowness
  4. Profile balancing 

1. Full lips

In the last decade lip filler has exploded in the cosmetic industry, growing by almost 60%. With that growth, a variety of lip trends and techniques have emerged (for example, Russian, cherry and cupid bow techniques) — their popularity gaining or losing ground depending on which celebrity or influencer’s look happens to be most in vogue at the moment.

The Russian Technique

The Russian lip trend is the new big thing in dermal filler lip treatments and is trending massively on Instagram and with top celebrities.

In short, the Russian lip technique involves a series of tiny injections starting at the base of the lip and drawing the product outward toward the lip border. The goal is less about adding volume to the lips and more about increasing their vertical height and defining the border. 

Cherry Lips

The cherry lip technique is a newer trend and seems to come from a desire for a more natural looking outcome. This technique adds more volume to the middle areas of the lips to create a unique cherry-like shape. The added volume makes the lips resemble a pair of cherries hanging horizontally from the corners of the lips, which is where this lip filler trend gets its name.

Cupid Bow Technique

The cupid’s bow technique is part Russian lip, part cherry lip. It focuses primarily on filling the two tubercles on either side of the top lip, and defining the cupid’s bow with tiny injections. 


2. Anti-wrinkles 

Another incredibly popular trend is botox (anti-wrinkle injections), and is still the ‘go-to’  injectable for many patients, wishing to keep dynamic wrinkles and expression lines at bay.

These facial injections act to stop nerve signals reaching the facial muscles that cause those nuisance lines such as forehead wrinkles, crow’s feet, Glabellar lines (lines between the eyebrows) and bunny lines (the lines either side of the nose). Botox can even slim a square-looking jaw and address wrinkles around the mouth and even on the neck. 

Medical Aesthetics Trends In 2022
It’s no wonder therefore, that Botox will probably always remain the most popular injectable treatment for anti-ageing now and as we head into the future.

3. Reduce tear trough hollowness

Tear trough filler, or “under-eye filler”, is a pretty new procedure but is continuously trending in the world of working professionals, who want to freshen up their appearance and look more rested and youthful.

As we get older, the muscles and tissues that support your eyelids weaken. This means that our skin may begin to sag, including the fat that’s usually around our eyes. Tear trough filler can indirectly influence the condition of their bags under the eyes and visually reduce them. This is mainly due to the fact that the tear duct is lifted by the injected tear trough filler. 

4. Profile balancing

Another popular trend that has grown in popularity over the past few years is profile balancing, also known as profiloplasty, which involves reshaping of the nose, chin and cheeks to enhance and balance facial profiles. 

The Growth of the Cosmetic Injectables Industry 

The aesthetics injectables market has historically grown by more than 10 percent a year since 2016 and has the potential to grow at an annual rate of 12 to 14 percent over the next 5 years if manufacturers and providers capitalise on the underlying trends.

Shifting consumer attitudes about wellness, beauty, and healthy ageing have increased awareness of aesthetics, generating demand from new patient segments, including men and millennials. This demand has also been driven by social media, with the help of influencers and celebrities who are normalising aesthetic procedures.  

Expanded access to services (primarily via aesthetics clinic chains, med spas, and beauty bars) and growing consumer purchasing power have also accelerated global penetration, especially in emerging markets. 

Medical Aesthetics Trends In 2022
So, what does this mean? Well, with the demand for aesthetic medical treatment rapidly growing across the world, the demand for aesthetic nurses is also rising. 

Not only is the demand for these aesthetic practitioners extremely high, but thanks to the growing awareness around the concerning lack of regulations in this country, patients are also increasingly seeking treatments from qualified professionals such as doctors. 

This request for aestheticians with extensive medical qualifications and experience means that on completion of training, your services will be in high demand from the UK public. With the aesthetics industry worth billions in the UK alone and steadily rising each year, now is the perfect time to enter the industry and join one of our leading aesthetic training courses

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 Kate, for You Can Clinic

July 26, 2022 — Holly Charman
How To Choose The Right Aesthetic Training Course

How To Choose The Right Aesthetic Training Course

Demand for aesthetic medical treatment is rapidly growing across the world, and more and more doctors and nurses are becoming interested in widening their skill and business base through aesthetic medicine

The good news is, the aesthetics industry is well catered for when it comes to training, with a wide range of courses to choose from. But with so many out there, it can be a little tricky deciding which to go for. To help, here are 5 things you should look out for when choosing the right aesthetic training course

When choosing the right aesthetic training course;

  1. Look at past customer reviews
  2. Find out if the trainers are qualified and experienced
  3. Look at the course content
  4. Find out the duration of the course
  5. Find out if they offer post-training development

1.Look At Past Customer Reviews

One of the best ways you can assess what other customers think about a training course is through checking previous reviews and testimonials. Reviews can really help you decide whether or not a training course is worth your time, as they are a non-biased reflection of the course and other people’s opinion of it. With the rise of social media and current technology, Facebook reviews have become a reliable way to assess a service as have services such as Google My Business. You can also often find reviews on the website of a training course. 

At You Can Clinic, we pride ourselves on our excellent feedback, and you can find our testimonials on our website or Google My Business (4.8 stars)

How To Choose The Right Aesthetic Training Course

2. Find Out If The Trainers Are Qualified And Experienced

Another key factor to consider when choosing the right aesthetic training course is the qualifications of those who will be training you.

Opt for a course run by trainers who are highly-qualified practitioners and experts in the field of aesthetics. It’s important that the trainer has at least one year’s experience within cosmetic surgery and is up to date with the latest techniques. By learning from skilled individuals, you are more likely to become an expert yourself in the field of medical aesthetics and follow in their footsteps. 

All of our trainers here at the You Can Clinic have at least 10 years experience in the aesthetic arena and have trained over 1000 healthcare professionals in aesthetic procedures.

Aesthetic Trainer - Janet 

Janet has been an aesthetic trainer with the You Can Clinic for over 6 years and works as an endocrine nurse. She has even won the UK's endocrine nurse of the year award from the British Endocrine Societies. Janet's interests include holistic anti-aging strategies.

Head of Aesthetic Training - Claire 

Since qualifying in nursing in 2004, Claire has been practising aesthetic medicine and prides herself on delivering outstanding and bespoke training for trainees who wish to start and/or expand their aesthetic practice. Claire teaches across all aesthetic courses, from beginner to advanced and also offers mentorship in procedures on a one to one basis to help with the acquisition of practical skills. She works closely with the industry to ensure that the You Can Clinic delivers the most up to date and relevant training programmes and is also a member of the JCCP and an examiner for the fast track exam.

3. Look At The Course Content

Choosing the best course for you is crucial, so make sure you do your research on the course content to fully understand what you’ll be learning. 

You also want to make sure that you choose a course that uses live models rather than plastic dummies. Mannequins are not reflective of real-life patients and misses out on many important factors like differing client anatomy and managing expectations. For you to confidently treat your own patients single-handedly, live practical experience is therefore absolutely essential.

The more practice you get on a course with a trainer, the better the retention of knowledge and more confidence when treating patients independently. No attendee should leave feeling under confident to start treating paying clients upon completion of training.

4. Find Out The Duration Of The Course

Another important factor to consider when choosing the perfect training course is your availability. If you need to keep your full-time work, you should look for a training course provider that can flexibly adjust to your schedule. It's generally best to avoid long programmes, and instead select one that lasts only a day or two so that it won’t consume much of your time. This allows you more time serving your patients and other healthcare clients.  

The duration of our courses here at the You Can Clinic are no longer than one day. 

5. Find Out If They Offer Post-Training Development

Last but certainly not least, choose a training programme that offers post-training support. 

What you do after the course is just as important as the course itself, because if you don't know what to do next, you may give up on a future career in aesthetics altogether. 

At You Can Clinic, we support further development from courses with one-to-one mentorship programmes, as well as catering for all aesthetic products via our online pharmacy where we stock all major aesthetic products.

How To Choose The Right Aesthetic Training Course


Written by Kate, for You Can Clinic

July 12, 2022 — Holly Charman
The Types Of Aesthetic Treatments You Can Train In

The 5 Types Of Aesthetic Treatments

The great thing about training as an aesthetic nurse is that there are a whole range of treatments out there you can provide to your patients, from Botox, dermal fillers, dermaplaning and even non-injectable skin treatments. The opportunities are endless and if you’re trying to decide which courses are right for you, we’re here to give you an insight into each. 

Here are 5 of the most common types of aesthetic treatments that are performed on patients to treat skin and tissue imperfections as well as enhance facial features and promote younger skin.

The 5 types of aesthetic treatments include:

  1. Botox
  2. Dermal fillers
  3. Non-Injectable skin treatments 
  4. Dermaplaning
  5. Weight management

1. Botox

Botox (Botulinum toxin) injections work to relax the muscles in the face to smooth out lines and wrinkles, such as crow's feet and frown lines, lasting for around 3 or 4 months.

A new survey has confirmed that wrinkle-relaxing injections are the world's most popular non-surgical procedure, as they now account for 38% of procedures worldwide. The UK shows a similar position with Botox accounting for 39% of all non-surgical treatments carried out.

In the UK, the cost of anti-wrinkle Botox injections can vary from about £100 to £350 for each treatment, depending on the clinic, the experience of the nurse and the area being treated.

The Types Of Aesthetic Treatments You Can Train In

Botox Courses At You Can Clinic

We offer specific botulinum toxin training courses to suit the individual from beginner to advanced practitioner.

Our starter course is the most popular and is a great starting point for the budding aesthetic practitioner. Since its inception, we have trained over 1000 practitioners in this course! In this botulinum toxin course, you will learn how to treat the 3 common areas in the upper face - glabellar area, forehead and crow's feet, and gain knowledge in the pharmacology of botulinum toxin, a patient's anatomy, consent documentation and reconstitution and dosing Injection techniques

To book on to one of our Botox courses, please contact us.

2. Dermal Fillers

Dermal fillers are the second most popular procedure in the world, accounting for 23% of non-invasive procedures internationally and a much higher 32% in the UK. The difference between Botox and dermal fillers is that while Botox softens lines and wrinkles, the latter adds volume to soft tissue. Just like Botox, fillers aren’t permanent but usually last between 6 and 18 months, depending on how much has been injected and the type of filler used. 

Dermal fillers (also sometimes known as face fillers) are typically made up of hyaluronic acid, and can be injected to different parts of your face: around the eye, cheeks, mouth and jawline, as well as lip fillers administered directly into the lip tissue.

The cost of dermal fillers in the UK can range from about £150 to several hundred pounds, depending on things like the type of product and number of syringes used, and the complexity of the area being treated and the experience of the nurse. 

The Types Of Aesthetic Treatments You Can Train In

Dermal Filler Courses At You Can Clinic

Just like the Botox courses, we offer an array of dermal filler courses from beginner to the more advanced. The typical journey of our new starters in aesthetics is that they would start with the foundation toxin course then, after gaining confidence in this procedure progress onto a dermal filler training course. Our most popular course is the lip masterclass course.

It's also important to be able to understand what complications can arise from injectable aesthetic therapies so we also run a Management of Complications Course. Please contact us to know more about booking onto a complication course.

3. Non-Injectable Skin Treatments 

As well as injectable treatments such as those mentioned above, aesthetic nurses can also train in and perform non-injectable skin treatments. These include chemical peels, micro needling, and medical microdermabrasions

Chemical peels are considered one of the least invasive procedures to improve the appearance of your skin. They are made up of naturally derived acids which help speed up, stimulate or remove unwanted skin cells and can treat many skin problems including acne, whereas micro needling is a treatment using tiny little needles to stimulate the skin cells and improve scarring, uneven skin texture, stretch marks and brightens for younger looking skin. 

aesthetic course for nurses

Microdermabrasion is a cosmetic procedure that uses fine crystals and a vacuum to remove dead skin cells and can be used on the face, neck, chest, back and hands. The aim is to reduce fine lines, minor scars, wrinkles and age spots, and make the skin smoother and younger looking.

4. Dermaplaning

Dermaplaning is another popular type of aesthetic treatment provided by aesthetic nurses, and essentially involves the removal of hair on the skin’s surface using a specific scalpel, held at a 45-degree angle to gently scrape the outer layer of the skin which consists of dull, dead skin cells, leading to a brighter-looking complexion. 

Dermaplaning Courses At You Can Clinic 

Our half day dermaplaning facial training course provides you with plenty of hands-on experience in providing this procedure. 

To book on to one of our dermaplaning courses, please contact us.

5. Weight Management 

Weight management is not just an important facet of healthcare, it is also important in aesthetics. There are currently a number of novel treatments that are available to the healthcare professional that have revolutionised weight management.

Weight Management Courses At You Can Clinic

Delivered by one of our experienced Drs, our weight management training course discusses the new agents with a focus on the GLP-1 analogues, how these are prescribed to patients, what results may be expected and how to monitor and support treatment.

Our associated pharmacy can dispense prescriptions for those that go through this weight management training course. We are also able to support interaction between our delegates and the pharmaceutical companies should this be required. To book on to one of our weight management courses, please contact us.

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.
June 28, 2022 — Holly Charman
Aesthetic Nurse Giving Botox

What Does an Aesthetic Nurse do?

An aesthetic nurse is a trained and qualified professional who performs non-surgical services on people who want to alter their appearance for aesthetic reasons.

Aesthetic nurses can perform a wide range of procedures on patients, from Botox, derma peel and dermal fillers to more advanced treatments like mole removal and lipolysis. 

Unlike healthcare nurses, aesthetic nurses tend to work in medical spas, salons, clinics, outpatient surgeries or private medical offices, where the non-invasive cosmetic procedures are performed.

Most aesthetic nurses will work alongside an aesthetic practitioner, who will often own the practise. There are a plethora of brilliant reasons why people train to work as an aesthetic nurse.

As an aesthetic nurse you can benefit from:

  • better work/life balance
  • Higher earning potential
  • Regular communication with like-minded people
  • Events and expos around the UK and globally
  • Regular training and skill building opportunities

As an aesthetic nurse your responsibilities will include:

  1. Consulting with patients. This includes assessing their condition, and performing a medical screening before their procedure. 
  2. Performing pre- and post-procedure care.
  3. Preparation and sterilization of instruments. 
  4. Injecting dermal fillers and Botox neurotoxin for certain procedures.
  5. Sometimes assisting surgeons with more complex procedures. 

What Qualifications Do I Need to Be an Aesthetic Nurse?

The qualifications you need as an aesthetic nurse depends on the procedures you want to perform. However, Health Education England does advise that delegates must first complete a Level 6 or Level 7 qualification before completing most aesthetic procedures. 

It's worth bearing in mind however that the one exception to this is for aesthetic procedures that require a medical degree, and it's worth checking which procedures they are before choosing how to train and what aesthetic training courses to take.

If you are already a qualified nurse (or a beauty therapist, dental therapist, dental hygienist or other professional allied to medicine), you should be eligible to learn and become an aesthetic nurse. You will also find the learning process a lot smoother and familiar.

Before you decide if you want to be an aesthetic nurse, assess your current qualifications, and research if there's anything you need to complete before you attend an aesthetic course. 

After qualifications, you need to train. Sign up for aesthetics training courses that are suited to your interests and skill level, and offer a legitimate qualification at the end. 

Qualified health and beauty professionals will also need to have cosmetic insurance.

Required Skills to Be an Aesthetic Nurse

As well as formal qualifications, you need to have some essential skills as an aesthetics nurse.

  • Anatomical Knowledge: a strong understanding of the muscle, vessel, and nerve networks in the face and neck, and how the face moves. 
  • Familiarity with Equipment: Knowing what tools you need and when to use them for each procedure. 
  • Communication & Interpersonal Skills: able to communicate clearly with your patients and colleagues. 
  • Compassion & Empathy: be empathetic to the feelings and needs of your patients. 
  • Attention to Detail: complete aesthetic procedures and other tasks with thoroughness, accuracy and focus.
  • Organisational Skills: manage and keep on top of schedule and workload. 

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.

June 07, 2022 — Holly Charman
Why Become An Aesthetic Nurse?

Why Become An Aesthetic Nurse?

You don’t have to be a genius to know that aesthetics is an incredibly fast-growing industry. For medical professionals such as doctors, this thriving field can offer an attractive new career move that is both challenging and rewarding.

Whether you’re looking for more variety in your day-to-day life or a better work/life balance, aesthetics training could be an excellent option for you. To help you better understand the benefits of this career path, here are six of the main reasons why you may want to become an aesthetic nurse

Become An Aesthetic Nurse Because: 

  1. It is incredibly rewarding
  2. There is a growing demand for aesthetics
  3. It is a flexible career option
  4. There are fantastic career development and learning opportunities
  5. There is a high earning potential
  6. Each day is different

1. It Is Incredibly Rewarding

Working as an aesthetics nurse allows you to enhance a patient’s natural beauty and assist them in creating the best physical version of themselves. As well as being a positive experience for your clients, it also means that you’ll be working in a joyful and positive environment. 

why become an aesthetics nurse
Many aesthetic nurses say that one of their main reasons for choosing a career in aesthetics is the opportunity to make a positive change in the lives of their patients. 

2. There Is A Growing Demand For Aesthetics

The aesthetic medicine industry is estimated to be worth in excess of £3.6 billion in the UK alone, and is growing 14% year on year. Not only is the demand for anti-aging procedures extremely high, but thanks to the growing awareness around the concerning lack of regulations in this country, patients are also increasingly seeking treatments from qualified professionals such as doctors. 

This request for aestheticians with extensive medical qualifications and experience means that on completion of training, your services will be in high demand from the UK public. With the aesthetics industry worth billions in the UK alone and steadily rising each year, now is the perfect time to enter the industry. 

3. It Is A Flexible Career Option

The healthcare industry can be demanding and can involve long hours, but a career in the aesthetic industry can give you much more control over your work/life balance. You will have the freedom on which days you want to work, how many clients you see and at hours that suit you and your schedule. This allows you to dedicate more time to your personal life and those around you. 

The flexibility associated with a career in aesthetic medicine means it’s often possible to practice alongside remaining in the NHS, though those with an entrepreneurial streak may choose to take the plunge into aesthetics as a full time career by running their own clinic.

4.There Are Fantastic Career Development And Learning Opportunities

The global aesthetics industry is expected to grow at an annual growth rate of 14.5% from 2022 to 2030. It’s a fascinating time to be involved in aesthetics, and our range of high quality, value-for- money aesthetic courses offers a fantastic chance for medical professionals to get involved. We also offer other types of courses such as dermaplaning, weight management and eyebrow/eyelash treatment

5.There Is A High Earning Potential

Like most medical professionals, aesthetic nurses typically enjoy a rewarding salary in exchange for their services. As mentioned above, the flexibility associated with a career in aesthetic medicine allows you to dictate how much you make and adjust your working hours to meet your desired salary. 

Most aesthetic treatments are performed in around 15-20 minutes, and the vast majority of them cost hundreds of pounds per procedure. Aesthetics is therefore a highly skilled profession that individuals are willing to pay a lot for. If you’re eager to put in the work, there are endless opportunities to make a high-paying, rewarding living.

6. Each Day Is Different

The beauty of being an aesthetic nurse is that every day will be different, which is great, because no one likes a repetitive job! Even if you’re doing something you really enjoy – variety is the spice of life! 

why become an aesthetic nurse?
Whether you choose to go part or full time, everyday will be different - new clients, new treatments and new challenges. You can view our full range of courses here

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.
May 30, 2022 — Aled Nelmes
Aesthetic Practitioner

How to Train as an Aesthetic Practitioner

An aesthetic practitioner is a trained professional who completes non-surgical cosmetic treatments to help achieve aesthetic improvements for their clients. For aesthetic practitioners, there are opportunities to develop a niche set of skills across a range of procedures, or to become a specialist in a specific area. 

Whether you're a current medical professional who wants to move into aesthetics, or a therapist who wants to move on to more advanced treatments, it is often difficult to kickstart your career as an aesthetic practitioner. The good news is that we're here to help. 

To train as an aesthetic practitioner, you need to: 

  1. Assess your current qualifications.
  2. Sign up for relevant aesthetics training courses.
  3. Get cosmetics insurance.
  4. Apply as a practitioner and build your client base. 

1. Assess Current Qualifications 

To begin, you should assess your current qualifications. Most aesthetic practitioners will be current medical professionals, and will therefore have a degree in nursing, dentistry or medicine. However, a degree is not essential. 

For some aesthetics procedures, beauty therapists, dental therapists, dental hygienists and other professionals allied to medicine (like paramedics and physiotherapists) are eligible to learn and complete. For example, a beginners dermal filler course might be suitable for you even if you're not a nurse. 

That being said, Health Education England does advise that delegates must first complete a Level 6 or Level 7 qualification from an accredited training provider before completing most aesthetic procedures. Likewise, if your area of interest is in a niche that requires a medical degree, you might want to consider this first. A degree will offer more opportunities to work with medical professionals, and a larger client base.

2. Sign Up for Aesthetics Training Courses

Next, sign up for aesthetics training courses that are suited to your interests and skill level — trainers should make it clear who is eligible to join at sign up.

For example, at You Can Clinic, we accept healthcare professionals, nurses, dentists, doctors, pharmacists, dental hygienists and paramedics on most of our courses. 

You should also ensure that your chosen course teaches the skills required to perform the functions of the job, and offers you a legitimate qualification at the end. 

Available Aesthetics Courses at You Can Clinic 

Botulinum Toxin Courses (Botox)

Begin or continue your Botox journey with our on site, beginner and advanced courses. You will learn how to administer Botox under expert guidance for a number of indications, incl. glabellar, forehead, crow’s feet, migraines, bunny lines, gummy smile.

Dermal Fillers Courses

Like the botulinum toxin courses, we offer a wide range of dermal filler courses from beginner to experienced. Start with an introduction to dermal filler, and then move on to lips, rhinoplasty, tear trough and skin booster treatments. 

Dermaplaning Courses

This procedure involves delicate exfoliation of the skin through scraping with a fine blade to remove unwanted facial hair and leave skin with a nice, healthy glow. 

Eyebrow / Eyelash Treatment Courses

This online course enables the user to understand the pharmacology and evidence relating to bimatoprost and its use as an aesthetic treatment.

3. Get Cosmetics Insurance 

Health and beauty professionals will need to have the appropriate UK qualifications for their treatments and products to be insured.

Once you're qualified, you can therefore get insured. 

Hamilton Fraser offer insurance tailored to the specific practises you offer, from essential (e.g. botox and dermal fillers) to comprehensive and specialist (e.g. mole removal, vavelta and giosis). Most insurance policies will cover medical malpractice claims, public and products liability for work away, and personal accident cover.

4. Apply as a Practitioner & Build Client Base 

Create a CV that showcases your knowledge and newfound skills, and apply for relevant positions. Once you've got your foot in the door, build good relationships with your clients to build up your client base. 

Want to be a private aesthetic practitioner? Find a reliable aesthetics pharmacy to supply your aesthetic products. Our pharmacy is able to dispense your prescription swiftly, and we accept online orders.

And it doesn't need to end there! You can continue to improve and build your skills with aesthetic courses. 

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.

May 23, 2022 — Holly Charman