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 are:

  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.

starter course is the easiest and most popular gateway to Botox treatments and is a great starting point for the budding aesthetic practitioner.

In a starter 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.

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. 

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Dermal Filler Courses

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.

It's also important to be able to understand what complications can arise from injectable aesthetic therapies, being prepared for any situation that may arise as an aesthetic practitioner will protect and strengthen your reputation.

Management of Complications Course is a sure way of equipping yourself for when things go wrong.

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 that 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. 

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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

Only with practical training can you deliver the best dermaplaning treatment for your patients. A half day dermaplaning facial training course provides you with plenty of hands-on experience in providing this procedure to a high level.

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

Delivered by an experienced Doctor, a 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.

A registered aesthetics pharmacy can dispense prescriptions for those that go through this weight management training course. 

Some course suppliers are also able to support interaction between delegates and the pharmaceutical companies should this be required.

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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 Holly Charman for You Can Clinic

June 28, 2022 — Holly Charman