London Foundation Anti-Wrinkle & Dermal Filler Course for Doctors, Dentists & Nurses

Sat 19 February 2022 in London

What does this certification cover?

Knowledge of complications is essential in this field, as unfortunately complications can arise when offering anti-wrinkle and dermal filler treatments. This is a course that offers you the opportunity to demonstrate to your clients that you care about their safety and wellbeing, along with your own continued professional development. Here is your opportunity to learn from one of the best practitioners in the industry, this course will boost your confidence and reduce unnecessary worry from misunderstanding the risks involved with delivering these procedures.

Knowledge of complications is essential

Since 2013, pressure has been mounting in the Aesthetics industry for standards to rise in both Aesthetics training and in the level of quality expected in the delivery of Aesthetics procedures. In 2013 the Aesthetic injectables world started talking about dermal-filler related blindness and vascular occlusion. Before this, aesthetic procedures were viewed by many as being just as safe as most other beauty treatments available on the high street. Dr Aicken has written for multiple aesthetics journals about the risks of these procedures and can share his knowledge and experience with you on this online course.

Modules on this course

By the end of the Aesthetic Complications Management module students will know how to safely manage Anti-Wrinkle and Dermal Filler complications, which include:

Dermal filler complications

  • Blindness (Retinal Artery Occlusion) & Vascular Occlusion
  • Bruising
  • Infection
  • Skin ischemia
  • Advanced Lips filler (correcting asymmetry, fixing mistakes, dissolving lumps)

Anti-wrinkle treatment complications

  • Incomplete results (follow-up)
  • Eyelid & eyebrow ptosis
  • Spocking/ lateral eyebrow raising
  • Procerus hypertrophy
  • Bruising

Deoxycholic acid containing products, used to dissolve fat (Aqualyx / Deso)

  • Inflammatory nodules
  • Temporary nerve damage

Remember: Knowledge of complications is essential.


Course fee

By making this course payment, I confirm that I have read and understand the cancellation policy and eligibility criteria.

Meet the expert

Join Dr Michael Aicken in his comprehensive certification course for Doctors, Dentists and Nurses in the use of anti-wrinkle and filler treatments. Dr Aicken will teach the clinical content and procedures, as well as providing business support. This includes a free trial on our Flourish App. At Visage Aesthetics we pride ourselves on our performance and skills, which give us our impeccable reputation. Dr Michael Aicken offers unlimited support following the completion, to ensure you continue to succeed and grow your aesthetics career.

All of our courses are delivered by Dr Michael David Aicken, one of the UK’s leading aesthetic trainers. He has over 14 years’ experience within medical aesthetics and has published teaching material in various aesthetic journals. After completing an MPhil at Queens University Belfast — where he gained expertise in the development of medical education assessment methods — he has spent the last nine years teaching practitioners from all over the world. Dr Aicken regularly provides support and guidance to practitioners dealing with complications within their own clinics. In addition he teaches his diploma and masterclasses courses, and running his own private clinic. This is your opportunity to learn from one of the most respected members of the medical aesthetic community.

Anti-Wrinkle and Dermal Filler Course Format

We have designed this course around you and your schedule. We found increasing demand for Doctors, Dentists and Nurses unable to give up a whole Saturday or Sunday for the Anti-Wrinkle Toxin and Filler course, and instead wanted more flexibility. Therefore, our program has been structured in a way that allows you to complete our 6-8 hours of online modules then come to us to practice on real patients under the close supervision of Dr Aicken.

  • 6-8 hours online self-study – our Foundation Course (see below).
  • 4.5 hours small group injecting with Dr Michael Aicken
Foundation Course

By the end of the online foundation course in Anti-Wrinkle and Dermal Filler treatments, students will, ahead of their face-to-face training, understand in theory how to safely perform the following non-surgical procedures:

Antiwrinkle treatments (with Botulinum Toxin Type A):
Glabellar frown lines
Forehead / frontalis
Crows feet / orbicularis occuli

Dermal filler:
Lip augmentation
Nasolabial folds
Marionette line

Following completing the Foundation Course, you will gain lots of hands on experience performing all the treatments in a small group setting under the supervision of Dr Aicken, an aesthetics practitioner with over 14 years experience.

Once we receive your course payment and application form we’ll send you the login details for the online content so that you can get started. The online content should take around 6-8 hours to complete – it’s an insurance approved, comprehensive guide to dermal filler and anti wrinkle injections; you can take a look at the online syllabus.

Why add Anti-Wrinkle Toxin/ Fillers to your portfolio of treatments?

There is potential for a high gross margin. Patients currently spend £150-£1,000 per visit and return 3-4 times per year.

For Dentists

There is little financial risk in you adding Cosmetic Injectables to your practice price list. Typically your dental indemnity will already cover you for Anti-Wrinkle Toxin / Dermal fillers – or at least can be extended to cover these with a relatively small additional premium. This course Meets the General Dental Council Educational Criteria for 8 Hours self-verifiable CPD.

For Doctors

There is little financial risk in you adding Cosmetic Injectables to your practice price list. Typically your medical indemnity will already cover you for Anti-Wrinkle Toxin / Dermal fillers – or at least can be extended to cover these with a relatively small additional premium. As a GP this course may meet your own professional educational objectives or may simply help you extend the high-profit services offered by your practice. Note that there is precedent for GPs from ROI obtaining locum funding in order to offset the cost of attending this course; you should consider enquiring locally about this option.

Who are the trainers?

Dr Aicken established Visage Aesthetics UK LTD Franchise system which now supports and regulates six franchisees and employs four support staff.

He has been practicing Cosmetic Injectables for over 14 years and training others for the past nine and has experience using all of the major Anti-Wrinkle Toxin and Hyaluronic Acid products on the market. This course is endorsed by Cosmetic Insure, Lonsdale Insurance and Cathedral insurance.

Following the success of his professional ‘blog’ posts, Dr Aicken has been sought after for his expertise to write for cosmetic and medical journals. In addition Dr Aicken also founded Flourish, the Cosmetic Information Management App. in which you will be shown how to use and a free trail set up for you as part of the course. His knowledge, training and mentoring through this masterclass in cosmetic injectables will help successfully grow your business.

Why choose this course?

Small group training equates to intense, high-yield learning. You will be confident in both basic and advanced Anti-Wrinkle Toxin and Dermal Filler techniques by the end of the day. All models for practical training will be provided on the day of the course as well as full indemnity cover. This course is substantially better value than other UK courses. Similar courses will charge £1,600-£2,380 plus VAT. We can provide practical advice and support as well as specimen consent forms and patient advice sheets for you starting your own clinic.

The Visage Academy Cosmetic Injectables training course aims to train delegates to a standard high enough to work for Visage Aesthetics UK. Basic and advanced Anti-Wrinkle Toxin and Dermal Filler techniques are taught all on one course. We limit our courses to eight delegates per trainer. Many delegates choose to set up their own practice however eligible candidates may be invited to partner with Visage Aesthetics UK in establishing their own Cosmetic Injectables business following completion of the course.

For more information contact us: [email protected]

We look forward to working with you.

Visage Academy Trainees will:

  • Get hands on experience – you will be doing the treatments under careful supervision and expert guidance
  • Qualify for a discounted rate with the above insurers (10-15%)
  • Receive FREE access to further online training modules
  • Receive a second online course (Advanced Management of Complications) for just £99
  • Receive FREE unlimited clinical support via email from Dr Michael Aicken (the course trainer who has 14 years experience in the use of Anti-Wrinkle Toxin and Dermal Fillers) for anything from clinic setup to the management of complications and the provision of a ‘second opinion’ on aesthetic consultations
  • Receive a FREE 10-patient trial of Flourish, the online Aesthetic Records app (worth £238 per month)
  • Receive FREE samples of Dermal Filler worth £98 so that your Aesthetics business can begin right away
  • Receive 10% discount on Dermal Filler purchased on the day of training (up to 20 x 1ml)*
  • Receive a FREE online aesthetics business module, small-group aesthetics business teaching and email access to ongoing business support from Dr Michael Aicken

*Dermal Revolution

What your course cost covers:

  • Insurance on the day for injecting
  • All products (Anti-Wrinkle Toxin, Dermal Fillers etc)
  • Hiring of live models for practice
  • Lunch
  • A year of unlimited access to the online course
  • The option of attending for an informal business discussion to explore how Visage Aesthetics UK could help you establish your own Cosmetic Injectables business in your local area

Suggested Aesthetic Insurance Companies

Often adding Aesthetics to an existing MDU/MPS or dental equivalent policy can prove more expensive than having a stand alone Aesthetic specific policy. There are many companies and options out there below are an example of two that approve our courses:

Tel: 01892 601198 / 01892 601199 Email: [email protected]

Insync: Click on the logo for a quote.

Please let us know if there is a problem obtaining a quote from the insurers or an issue with their customer service at [email protected]

Eligibility Criteria

It’s really the insurance companies who make the rules for eligibility criteria as they offer insurance to practitioners following training. We highly recommend speaking with Cathedral or Insync about insurance requirements before making an enquiry with us.

Cancellation Policy

Full refund minus £50 administration fee if 21 days notice given. Group bookings provide discounts for each member of the group. If one person cancels their refund will therefore be reduced to offset the discount already given to other group members. Note also that we cannot refund any credit card fees paid by you during the payment. Please also note that if, for any reason, you decide that you would like to move your booking to a later date after making your course payment, this will be considered as a cancellation and re-booking. The cancellation fee plus any other associated fees may apply.

*Additional COVID-19 cancellation policy.


    We know that times are uncertain, but if you’d like to find out more, without any commitment to join a course now, leave us your details. Currently our courses are still running in Belfast and London, so we can also get you booked in now online or via a callback.