Almost daily we are asked about nurse prescribing issues in the field of Aesthetic and Cosmetic injectables. Our Nurse Prescribing colleagues highly recommend discussing these issues with the BACN before considering embarking upon Aesthetic Injectables training.

Contact the British Association of Cosmetic Nurses (BACN)

Nurses registered with the NMC can currently gain certification to practice Anti Wrinkle Toxin & Fillers on completion of our 1-day training course. However, an increasing number of nurses are now choosing to complete a 4-day Diploma course instead. Read about both of these options below.

Diploma course (4-days, 2 online, 2 face-to-face)

Foundation Course (1 day)

Visage Prescribing

New GMC guidelines came into force on 23rd July 2012 banning Doctors from prescribing anti wrinkle toxins and other cosmetic injectables such as dermal filler for patients that they have not consulted with face-to-face.

Many nurse-led clinics offering services such as anti-wrinkle and filler treatments have relied on partnerships with Doctors willing to take responsibility for and prescribe these products without ever consulting with the patients face-to-face. This is no longer tolerated by the GMC.

Nurse-led clinics ran in this way are having to decide; how can they change their practice to come in line with these new guidelines AND is it still possible to run a profitable business with the additional costs associated with doing so?

At Visage Aesthetics UK LTD we have substantial experience in training Doctors, Dentists and Nurses in the safe administration of both basic and advanced anti wrinkle toxin and Dermal Filler treatments. We also have experience of helping local nurse-led clinics convert the business catastrophe posed by these new guidelines into a marketing success. We have cosmetic Doctors throughout the UK affording us the ability to offer assistance to owners and managers of nurse-led cosmetic clinics in becoming GMC compliant.

Read the Q&A section of our Visage Academy page to learn how we might be able to help.

Dr Michael Aicken
For more info, contact [email protected]

Helpful Resources

Supply and administration of anti wrinkle toxins and other injectable medicines outside their licensed medicinal uses such as in cosmetic procedures… Read More

GMC guidance – doctors must not prescribe anti wrinkle toxin remotely… Read More

Review of the Regulation of Cosmetic Interventions

Aesthetic Nursing