A Guide to Choosing the Right Aesthetic CourseDate: December 14, 2021
If you are a current healthcare professional looking to make a move to the aesthetics industry then know that you are not alone.
Many doctors, nurses, midwives and pharmacists are becoming trained in aesthetic medicine to further their own unique skillset and enable them to perform work outside of their current profession. Some are leaving healthcare altogether due to the lucrative draw that the aesthetic industry has.
Every individual who has made the decision to become trained in aesthetic procedures has been faced with the same problem: what course is best for me? This is a very reasonable concern due to the amount of different aesthetic courses that are out there.
There are many important features of an aesthetics course that you should look out for when deciding on what course to book, such as being CPD accredited and recognised by leading insurers such as Cosmetic Insure and Hamilton Frasier – as we are at the Dr Hennessy Academy. You should also avoid supporting any aesthetic training provider if they allow non-medical professionals onto their courses as this is bad practice for the industry and will even be outlawed sometime soon.
Beyond this, you can generally break your options down to foundation courses and advanced courses.
Aesthetic courses for beginners are usually referred to as foundation courses, as they provide all the basic information that you need to be able to start performing aesthetic procedures.
Foundation courses are great for quickly getting started administering aesthetic treatments. You can usually complete these courses in a single day and leave with your qualification.
If you have no previous experience specifically in delivering cosmetic injections, then a foundation course will be the right choice for you.
When deciding on a course provider to complete your course with, you should pay attention to what resources they provide you and what your balance of theory to practical knowledge will be.
Of course, the theoretical knowledge behind how and why procedures are performed is important. But there should still be a large focus on actually performing the injections as that is the best way to learn.
If you have already completed a foundation course and have experience in performing basic cosmetic injections then maybe an advanced aesthetic course will be better suited to you.
Attending one of these courses will enable you to expand your list of services on offer for your clients. This will make you more of an attractive treatment provider and let you bring more clients into your business.
Also, if there are ever innovations to the aesthetic industry whether technological or surrounding technique, then you may be able to find an advanced training course to provide you with the opportunity to be a leader in your field by staying ahead of the curve.
Choosing Dr Hennessy courses
If you decide to complete your aesthetic course with us here at the Dr Hennessy Academy, then you can rest assured that you’ll be receiving tutorage from experts and gain a complete understanding of aesthetic medicine regardless of what course level you choose.
At the Dr Hennessy Academy, you will be learning from one of the world’s most knowledgeable and experienced figures in aesthetic medicine: Dr Stephen Hennessy BDS. Dr Hennessy’s level of experience is unrivalled in the world of aesthetic courses and he is an experienced teacher having taught in universities and for private companies like Galderma, Allergan, and Vistabel.
Not only will you be learning from an expert in the field, you will also be able to put your learning into practice by injecting on real individual models as opposed to plastic dummies that some other course providers have to offer.
We understand that attending our foundation course may be the first step in your journey to owning your own aesthetic practice, and therefore we aim to set you up for success by providing you with business knowledge. This includes everything that you would need to know in order to set up your own aesthetic business.
All of our courses, whether our foundation course or our advanced courses, complete on the same day as attendance and are conducted in very small groups. This type of intensive learning gives you a complete overview of what being an aesthetic practitioner involves, and also provides you with the opportunity to ask any questions over the full course of the day if you ever have any queries.
And finally, when you graduate from a Dr Hennessy Academy course, we encourage you to stay in touch and provide you with the facilities to do so. This is to ensure that we can answer any future questions that you may have and so that you and the rest of our alumni can easily stay up to date with the latest industry trends.