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Prescribing FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

One of our delegates most common concerns is about prescribing.

What are they allowed to do themselves, what qualifications are required, whether and how to become a prescriber or else how to find one to work with locally.

SkinViva Training have been providing advice on this for years. On this page, we’ve pulled together some of the most commonly asked questions. If you can’t see what you’re looking for or would like to talk it through, please feel free to contact us. We’re sure we can help!


Prescribing queries

How can I find a prescriber to work with?

If you are not a prescriber yourself, then you will need to work with a qualified prescriber for Botox injections. Many candidates are concerned about this aspect of the business, but finding a local prescriber may be easier than you might think.

  • Your first port of call would be to talk to  Medical colleagues and friends in your area who may be or may know a Prescriber
  • Try your Social Media contacts
  • SkinViva Training can also try to put you in touch with a Prescriber
    • We train medical professionals Doctors, Dentists and  Nurses and as a result we have a small but growing list of Prescribers in various localities. Delegates can therefore be put in touch with appropriate SkinViva Training Prescribers for their area which are based in various parts of the country.
    • We can also give you contact details for a company who specialise in finding Prescribers
  • Following your course we provide ongoing support via our Closed Trainee Network page, we and Delegates have posted on here and successfully gained a prescriber

As far as we are aware the vast majority of our Delegates are non prescribing nurses and they have generally been able to find a Prescriber for their locality and have not needed to take the V300 Prescribing qualification themselves.

If you’d like to discuss this further prior to booking, please call us on 0161 850 2491 or email and we will aim to come back to you within 24 hours (our working days are Monday to Saturday).

Do I need a Prescriber for dermal fillers?

No – dermal filler is not a POM (prescription only medicine) and therefore there is no need for a prescription.

Dermal Fillers are a rapidly growing treatment area in the UK. We have seen a marked increase in demand for these treatments and is likely to form a lot of your business which limits the need for a Prescriber to Botox clinics/clients.

Do I need a Prescriber for Botox?

YES – botulinum is a POM (prescription only medicine) and therefore you must have a prescription from a suitably qualified prescriber.

I'd like to qualify as a prescriber (V300) - please can you give some advice?

V300 is the qualification you will need to Prescribe Botox (botulinum toxin) for the Aesthetics Industry.

The V300 course is available at several universities. This is not an exhaustive list but at the time of writing, they include

Search Google for more V300 course universities.

Entry criteria, course costings, duration and content may vary. We recommend speaking directly to the University, who can guide and advise you on the latest course information.

If you are not already a Prescriber yourself, we would recommend starting with a SkinViva Training course in non-surgical treatments before embarking on the V300 course – so that you can try Aesthetics to make sure it is the business for you without the full commitment of a V300 course.


Prescribers’ Blogs

We’ve asked a few practitioners and industry experts to share their views and experiences in a series of ‘Prescribers’ Blogs’:


I can’t find the answer to my question…

Please feel free to get in touch with our expert team. 

We welcome you calling to talk through finding or training as a prescriber and how it all works.

You can call us on 0161 850 2491 to chat through your query, or email and we will aim to come back to you within 24 hours (Monday to Saturday).