About Dr Stephen Hennessy

Expert Aesthetics Training for Healthcare Professionals in the North West

There is no better place to start or progress your aesthetics training than at the Dr Hennessy Academy in Preston.

Underpinning everything we do is a passion to deliver the best training followed up with outstanding support as you start to grow your new aesthetics business.

Our Botox and dermal filler training courses are purposely run with a small number of students in each group which means your trainer can spend enough time with you individually, ensuring you leave us ready to take on clients.

We have adopted a relaxed teaching style which is heavy with hands-on, practical training – all of which is done on live models – this gives you additional interpersonal skills as well as the practical ones that is needed when running your own business.

The Dr Hennessy Academy is a CQC registered premises for your safety.

  • National/international trainer for Galderma in Azzalure
  • Past Clinical Tutor for the MSc in facial aesthetics at UCLan University
  • Trainer to other professionals for Allergan, makers of Botox, Vistabel
  • Involved in the initial research trials for Allergan in Juvederm Ultra
  • Incentives
  • On Research panel for Galderma into Azzalure efficacy ( ANGEL study)
  • On research panel for Galderma into Azzalure safety
  • On the Clinical Advisory Panel for Allergan in Botox and Juvederm Ultra
  • Past clinical trainer for companies such as CODE and Cosmetology.
  • Expert for the Discovery Health Channel regarding Botox treatments
  • Creator of the anti-ageing skincare range

Our Objectives

We’re here to help you develop the skills you need to run your own successful aesthetics company by delivering the very best aesthetics training courses.

Using the very latest products and techniques, you will learn all there is to learn about non-surgical cosmetic surgery in a relaxed yet professional setting followed up with dedicated mentoring and a solid support network.

Our Promise

We promise to deliver professional, personal, hands-on training courses which will give you a solid grounding at any level of aesthetics. We’ll inspire you to take the next step in business and instil a deep confidence in your own ability and potential.

Groups limited to 6

Our courses are recommended by aesthetic product manufacturers such as Galderma and endorsed by all major insurance companies in the field – Cosmetic Insure, Hamilton Fraser

Galderma Trainer

Practical groups are limited to 6 which gives a unique opportunity for excellent education and closely supervised hands-on practice. We also give a Starting in Aesthetics talk. We are proud that our courses provide the highest model to delegate ratio.

Unlimited support

We offer unlimited support to all delegates who attend our courses.

Models provided

We do provide models for all our courses but you can bring a model if you prefer. Please note that all Dr Hennessy’s courses DO NOT inject on plastic dummies as we believe that your practical on live individuals is invaluable.

Meet Our Team of Trainers

Our team of trainers are all experts in their field, with illustrious careers and professional qualifications. They have all worked in the industry for many years and continue to learn and develop their own skills and knowledge of the latest products and cutting edge techniques which they share with you.


This is the next step in advancing you in your aesthetic business, for helping you move on from simply treating wrinkles to providing full facial rejuvenation with fantastic and safe results. Our advanced facial aesthetics training will widen the range of treatments you can offer to place you ahead of your competitors.

Dr. Stephen Hennessy is a leading expert in the field of facial aesthetics. He has performed many thousands of skin treatments to enhance and restore facial skin since the year 2000 and is a leading non-surgical aesthetics professional. All facial aesthetics training courses are taught by Dr Stephen Hennessy, assisted by Ms Alisha Owen. Dr. Stephen Hennessy’s experience within the non-surgical aesthetics field includes:

  • Trainer in advanced procedures for Galderma at London’s Royal College of Surgeons.
  • Key Opinion Leader for Galderma
  • BBC Radio Lancashire’s expert for facial rejuvenation and cosmetic dentistry.
  • The originator of “The Hennessy Lift”, a new dermal filler procedure named in recognition of Dr. Stephen Hennessy’s innovative Botox filler work.

Our advanced facial aesthetics training courses are suitable for all medical professionals such as doctors, dentists, and nurses, who have previously completed a foundation course. Our facial aesthetics courses offer you the chance to obtain world-class training, to widen your treatment plan, and grow your client base, whilst also ensuring the medical aesthetics industry continues to grow safer and more clinically rigorous.

We offer introductory Botox and Dermal Filler Training Courses for those wishing to start out on a career path in non-surgical aesthetics.

Non-surgical aesthetics, also known as cosmetic aesthetics and facial aesthetics, describes the use of medically based procedures to cause a facial cosmetic change or enhancement.

At the most basic level, facial aesthetics are small, non-surgical treatments causing subtle but visible enhancements to your appearance. Clinically safe injectables are used to either block nerve signals to muscles to relax facial expressions (botox) or to define, re-volumise, and accentuate facial contours (dermal fillers).

These are tasks that dentists are exceptionally well-qualified to perform thanks to their knowledge of facial anatomy and their dexterity in performing delicate treatments on a daily basis.

Dermal fillers are an important component of advanced aesthetics training and practice. The Dr. Hennessy Academy’s dermal filler courses are suitable for dentists, doctors, nurses, and midwives:

  • Doctors
    Doctors have lots of relevant knowledge and experience from medical training and practice, so, taking a botox and dermal filler course is a great way for Doctors to expand their knowledge and further their career.
  • Dentists
    Dentists already work in the field of aesthetics, so our botox and dermal filler courses are in tune with their needs to gain hands-on experience in non-invasive facial surgeries.
  • Nurses
    Nurses are among the most hard-working and flexible people in the medical industry, expand your career with a botox and dermal filler course, and follow a profession that can push your income further.
  • Midwives
    Being a midwife is a challenging yet rewarding career, and we tune our courses to help you learn new skills and open your career up to new possibilities.

Botulinum Toxin is a muscle-relaxing medication made from bacteria called Clostridium Botulinum. The Botulinum Toxin is naturally occurring and can be readily found in soil, in the ground.

More commonly known as Botox, it is administered via injections to smooth wrinkles. Botox injections are effective because they weaken or paralyze certain muscles or block certain nerves. Normally, your brain sends electrical messages to your muscles so that they can contract and move. Botox however blocks the signal from the nerve to the muscles with the result that the injected muscle can no longer contract (or tighten) as forcefully, causing the wrinkles to relax and soften.

Botox and Azzalure have been used for many years very safely in various medical conditions such as cerebral palsy and for about 30 years in cosmetic use. Side effects are very rare but allergic reactions and effects on other muscles to those being treated have been reported in the medical press.

BotulinumToxin is injected with a fine needle into specific muscles with only minor discomfort. Anti-wrinkle generally takes three to seven days to take full effect.
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Unsure which of our Botox and aesthetics courses is for you?

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