New Training Opportunity in Medical Aesthetics
Physiotherapists can now learn the essential theory and practical skills required to carry out medical aesthetics, after SkinViva Training Academy has reviewed the entry criteria for its aesthetics training courses.
Previously the company’s BOTOX® and dermal filler training courses were restricted to a set group of medical professionals (including doctors, dentists, nurses, midwives, paramedics and pharmacists).
However, the entry criteria have now been redefined, which means that physiotherapists are also now eligible to train in popular non-surgical treatments, provided that they meet the requirements set.
SkinViva Training Medical Aesthetics Courses
SkinViva Training welcomes physiotherapists and other suitably qualified medical professionals who can demonstrate:
- Membership to a regulatory body (with no restrictions to practice or pending investigations or suspensions from practice)
- Work in clinical role where the gathering of patient information, prioritisation of that information and associated risks, and recommendation of a treatment plan are a substantive part of your day-to-day responsibilities
- Be in possession of a health related, medically based degree (or equivalent level qualification/training)
- Have independent prescribing rights OR confirm you will work with the oversight of a prescribing clinician (which specifically includes face-to-face consultations for all POMs and availability for emergency advice at all times)
- Can obtain and will maintain professional indemnity insurance for aesthetic medicine and public liability insurance at all times
This opens up a new career pathway for physiotherapists who are keen to develop their own business in aesthetics, pursuing a more creative career path and developing their knowledge and skills in a new area of activity.
To find out more about course entry requirements, see our FAQ Entry Requirements – Who Can Train?. This page is kept up to date with the latest information for potential delegates.
- Physiotherapists typically hold a medically based, health related degree
- Many physios also hold a masters post grad qualification in Injection Therapy
- A Physiotherapist skill set and prior academic training is well-suited training in aesthetic treatments in order to practise musculoskeletal injections
The recommended starting place for all delegates is the Foundation BOTOX® & Dermal Fillers course, which encompasses essential theory on facial anatomy and aesthetics together with extensive practice on live models.
What our delegates say…
“The introduction course to botox and fillers November 2017 was absolutely excellent. Can’t recommend it enough.
“Felicity, the trainer, was thorough, clear , specific and clarified every question. She gave us confidence in a professional and clear manner which meant that both the client and learners were at ease but able to provide the treatment in a learning atmosphere.
“I came away instilled with wise knowledge supplemented with safe technique and the foundations of a new skill that I can definitely work with. I look forward to returning for more courses in the field of aesthetics.”
Alternatively, delegates may wish to pursue the full Level 7 Certificate in Injectables for Aesthetic Medicine, which SkinViva Training Academy offers for beginners as well as those who have already built up some experience of dermal fillers and botulinum toxin treatments.
For friendly advice on which route to take, please contact our team.
SkinViva Training Academy Manchester
SkinViva Training Ltd offer a range of professional training courses for cosmetic and medical skin treatments. Their courses in cosmetic treatments directed at suitably qualified medical professionals* who wish to learn and build on their skills in delivering these procedures (*subject to meeting SkinViva Training’s entry criteria).
See our full list of forthcoming training course dates.
SkinViva Training Academy was established in 2013 by Dr Tim Pearce MBChB BSc (Hons) MRCGP – learn more about us. The SkinViva Training Academy team upholds high standards of clinical training providing a combination of fully-supervised practical experience together with essential theory.
For further information, to discuss which course is right for you, to enquire about availability or to book a training course please call 0161 850 2491, or email email@example.com.
What others say about this post? (26 Comments)
Hi there, I am a qualified physio and have completed my injection therapy course for steroid injections.
If I was to attend this course can I deliver Botox once completed? Or would I require a prescriber?
Hi, BOTOX® is a prescription only medication and therefore does need a prescription. If yo don’t have prescribing rights yourself, then you would either need to get a prescriber OR alternatively may choose to pursue a V300 qualification in order to get prescribing rights.
If you choose to work with a prescriber, once you’ve been trained by SkinViva Training Academy, you can Access our Exclusive Prescribers List For Delegates free of charge. If you have not previously trained with SkinViva Training Academy, then you can use our Find A Prescriber Service.
Find more information and links at https://www.skinvivatraining.com/downloads/find-a-prescriber/
Is there any way you could consider training Speech and Language Therapists? I have HCPC and a medical professional degree in Speech and Language Sciences and a post graduate w qualification in Dysphagia which covers in-depth head and neck anatomy and physiology? Is this something you could look into for future?
Hi, we require previous training/experience in injections prior to undertaking a course at SkinViva Training Academy. In addition, our insurance does not cover training your occupation. Sorry we can’t help but hope the explanation is useful.
I am a practicing physiotherapist in th UK. I am qualified to perform corticosteriod injections and and carry these out regularly. I am currently undertaking my V300 presribing qualification for my role. I am interested in Aesthetics, and am starting to look into this. I was wondering if I would be allowed to prescribe for aesthetics once I have completed my V300 or as it is not for medical purposes would I still need to find a prescriber to help me with this? I would love some more information please. Thanks
Once you have completed your V300 qualification, and have undertaken practical training in BOTOX with a reputable training provider, you will be able to prescribe BOTOX.
Our Foundation BOTOX and Dermal Filler course is ideal for any medical professional who is new to Aesthetics. It’s a very comprehensive, hands-on course working on real models. You will receive a detailed pre course manual to give you the theoretical understanding and the practical element of the training is provided when you attend on the day. Once you walk away from the training school, the support doesn’t stop there…we have fantastic aftercare support via our SkinViva Trainee Network exclusive Facebook group where over 2500 medical professionals from all over the UK provide help and assistance to one another, all who have come and train with us in person!
Prices are Weekend £945 and Weekday £845.
You can check the dates available online at https://www.skinvivatraining.com/training-courses/foundation-botox-dermal-fillers/.
If you want to chat to one of our team, please feel free to get in touch on 0161 850 2491 or via email firstname.lastname@example.org; we’d be happy to advise further. Thanks.
Hi I am a HCPC registered physiotherapist who has been practicing in the UK for over 10 years. I would love to get into aesthetics. I have no injecting experience though? How would you expect us to acquire this?
There are third party courses that offer training for intramuscular injections. If you have any questions, please call our team on 0161 850 2491 (option2)
Hi.. i am master in community physiotherapy. Interestd in this course.. please send me the details..
Thanks for your enquiry, which has been passed onto our admin team. Someone will be in touch soon via email if they haven’t already done so. If you’d like to speak to someone direct, please call 0161 850 2491. You can also reach us via email email@example.com. Thanks again, we hope to see you soon.
Hello, can Sports Therapists and level 3 Beauty therapists perform Botox? I have both
Sorry, we only train qualified medical professionals belonging to GMC, GDC, NMC, HCPC, and GPhC as their Professional Statutory & Regulatory Body (PSRB). See https://www.skinvivatraining.com/faqs/entry-requirements/ for more information.
I am a medically trained Chartered Physiotherapist keen to get into Aesthetic Medicine. Am I qualified to prescribe Botox? Which course would you recommend I start with?
Thank you kindly
Hi, I have sent this through to Jay who will be in contact with you very soon. Many thanks, Emma.
Can Osteopaths with a masters degree able to train in this?
We don’t allow Osteopaths to take this course.
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Would an Occupational Therapist with HCPC registration be able to take the course?
We don’t allow Occupational therapists to take this course.
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Your course information says that physiotherapists can participate. Is this only correct if they have a prescribing rights?
To take this course as a physiotherapist you do not need to have prescribing rights.
The 2 things that are required in order to take part in the course are:
1. Some injecting experience
2. An HCPC registration
Can a student of DPT, do botox courses
Hi Shany. Thanks for your question. We train physiotherapists who with an active HCPC registration, so if you’re still studying we won’t be able to help you at this stage. Drop us a line when you graduate and we’ll be able to help.
I have a Doctorate in Physical Therapy and practice out of Maryland. Is licensing different for different states? Would I be able to practice out of my home or only in the office under supervision?
Hi, as a UK based training provider, we’re unable to advise on the regulations that would apply overseas, sorry.
I am a physical therapist and love to be able to do botox inj on my patients. When do you have a course suiteble for me?
Hi Karin, the best course for starting out is the Foundation BOTOX® & Dermal Fillers Course, which is run regularly. We have availability this month and next. We’d just need to need to check your qualifications and professional registration meet our eligibility requirements. Please read entry criteria and get in touch via 0161 850 2491 or email firstname.lastname@example.org if you want to check anything.