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Advanced Training in the use of Botulinum Toxin Type A & Hyaluronic Acid Gel for Aesthetics

This is a one-day Advanced online training course designed for practitioners of Botulinum Toxin Type A & Hyaluronic Acid who have already completed some foundational training or certification.

It has been written by Dr Michael David Aicken, a medical Doctor based in the United Kingdom who has been practicing Aesthetics Injectables for 10 years and training other professionals for 8 years. Dr Aicken has also completed an MPhil at Queen’s University Belfast where he developed expertise in the development of medical education assessment methods.

The course also makes up part of our combined Foundation & Advanced e-Diploma course and our 4-day full Diploma course, which is compliant with the Health Education England guidelines to improve the safety of non-surgical cosmetic procedures.


Example Video – Zygomatic Arch Augmentation

e-Advanced Product Description 

This online Advanced Course is aimed at practicing Aesthetic practitioners who are looking to expand upon courses already undertaken either with Visage Academy or elsewhere.  It covers techniques not typically taught on Foundation courses and also deals with the treatment and correction of many of the side effects from therapies.  The course has been developed by Dr Michael Aicken who has been practicing and teaching the administration of Botulinum and Dermal Filler for 8 years, in conjunction with the most up to date clinical guidelines and research.

Modules include:

  • Cheek Augmentation using Dermal Filler
  • Advanced lips filler (correcting asymmetry, fixing mistakes)
  • Advanced Botox treatments (bunny lines, poppy chin, depressor oris angularis, lipstick lines, lower extended crows feet)
  • Botox complications and follow-ups
  • Dermal filler related complications part 1 (Skin ischaemia and blindness)
  • Dermal filler related complications part 2 (Infection)
  • Dermal filler related complications part 3 (Dissolving lumps using hyaluronic acid)

This course can be taken as a standalone course for £240 or as a package with our Foundation/Refresher course which will go over all the basic botulinum and filler administration material covered on standard courses for £420, a saving of over 10%.  Each course has online support and follow up via email and we are interactive with trainees when they have questions about course material.

If purchasing for several members of a Business group discount can be arranged. Please contact [email protected] for more information. We can offer managers updates on employee progress through modules, marks and as always provide online support to answer questions regarding course material.

With revalidation coming in for professionals doing Aesthetics we are also including access to our e-portfolio system with these courses and both courses can be counted towards self-verified CPD points and trainees undertaking either course will receive a certificate of completion. Those combining the Foundation and Advanced course will receive an E-Diploma from Visage Academy in the administration and the use of Botulinum Toxin Type A & Hyaluronic Acid Gel for Aesthetics.

e-Diploma graphic cosmetic appraisal

Please consult with your local aesthetic insurance company as to the level of training that is required for you to practice as an aesthetic clinician.  If you are within the UK and require a quote you can contact Cosmetic Insure on [email protected]

Course Curriculum

Dermal Filler - related complications (1): Skin Ischaemia & Blindness
Dermal filler related complications part 1 (Skin ischaemia and blindness) Unlimited
Skin ischaemia & Blindness – QUIZ Unlimited
Dermal Filler - related complications (2): Infection
Infection 00:00:00
Infection – QUIZ Unlimited
Non Touch Technique for Aesthetics
Introduction (NNT) 00:00:00
Handwashing 00:00:00
Handwashing Quiz Unlimited
Handling Dermal Filler or Botulinum toxin 00:00:00
Preparing Filler and Botulinum 00:10:00
Non Touch Approach to Administration 00:00:00
Administration 00:10:00
Dermal filler related complications (3): Dissolving lumps
Dissolving lumps 00:00:00
Cheek Augmentation using Dermal Filler
Cheek Augmentation 00:00:00
Cheek Augmentation – QUIZ Unlimited
Advanced Lips filler (correcting asymmetry, fixing mistakes)
Advanced Lips filler (correcting asymmetry, fixing mistakes) 00:00:00
Advanced Lip Filler – QUIZ Unlimited
Lipstick Lines (Smoker's Lines)
Lipstick Lines (Smokers’ Lines) 00:00:00
Nose Hump Correction
Nose Hump Correction 00:00:00
Botulinum Toxin Type A Complications and Follow-Up
Botulinum Toxin Type A Complications and Follow-Up 00:00:00
Advanced Botox Complications – QUIZ Unlimited
Advanced Toxin Treatments
Advanced Toxin Treatments – Content 00:00:00
Keeping Safe Records
Record-Keeping – An example of one Method (Flourish) 00:00:00
Advanced Course Reading Lists
Advanced Course – Dermal Filler Reading List Unlimited
Advanced Course – Botulinum Toxin Reading Unlimited
Cramming Section
Advanced Botox 1 (Lateral Forehead Wrinkles) 00:00:00
Advanced Botox 2 (DOAs) 00:00:00
Advanced Botox 3 (Ptosis) 00:00:00
Advanced Dermal Filler 1 (Lips with Asymmetry) 00:00:00
Advanced Dermal Filler 2 (Cheeks) 00:00:00
Advanced Dermal Filler 3 00:00:00
Anaphylaxis – Introduction 00:00:00
Mild/Early Allergic Reactions 00:00:00
Management of Anaphylaxis 00:00:00
Adrenaline in Anaphylaxis 00:00:00
Administration of Autoinjector 00:00:00
Anaphylaxis – Assessment Unlimited

Course Reviews


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  1. 5

    I have really enjoyed the videos today. So much more in depth information than a previous course I took lacked, I feel I know so much more now & it’s a really good way to take in information, being able to pause the video & write everything down or re-watch something when I didn’t understand the first time. Really appreciate this learning tool.

  2. Advanced Botulinum A and Hyluronic acid Gel use for Aesthetic


    Brilliant course. I have enjoyed thoroughly the course. So much information and practical sessions. Dr Aitkin was very attentive, excellent trainer, had a lot of patience and very experienced. He dealt him with demanding customers ( models) very well and it was an excellent experience both in administration of Botox and Dermal filler, but also in handling demanding customers. I recommend the course whole heartedly.

  3. Advanced Training in the use of Botulinum Toxin Type A & Hyaluronic Acid Gel for Aesthetics


    An excellent, enjoyable course that I would highly recommend. The online element is highly informative and a great foundation for the two hands-on practical days you spend with Dr Aiken when you have the opportunity to practice and observe many Dermal Filler and Botulinum Toxin Type A treatments. Dr Aiken is supportive and informative throughout the entire course and his approach gives you the confidence to practise these treatments. The venue and food provided is also excellent. All round five star course. Anne-Marie

  4. advanced


    excellent course very informative 🙂

  5. really enjoyed the course


    i have found the course very interesting and informative. i feel it has touched on everything i need to know to go ahead with my face to face course in London. The videos were very informative and easier to take in that reading a script or power point.

  6. Brilliant


    This course is put together really well, both the theory and pratical are taught to a high standard.

  7. Excellent


    advanced course was very thorough and great to complete it at my own time and in the comfort of my own home and workplace. I didn’t complete it all at once, but found this better as it wasn’t information overload and was able to go back over it and hopefully will retain it better than doing it all as a bolus!!

  8. 5

    Very interesting module, well structured and methodical. Really helpful to see how Dr. Aicken is thinking through different scenarios and the logic behind them so that it can be applied to a variety of situations. Also a lot of food for thought. The mini quiz helps to consolidate the modules making it easier to retain! A really helpful course I’m glad I took!

  9. Adv


    Very clear guidelines and tips
    I especially find the videos helpfully
    Looking forward to getting started

  10. More theoretical and technical course


    Great detailed and in depth information. The videos were great to support in assessment.

  11. Best Aesthetics course around


    After having researched many courses, I was very pleased to have attended the foundation and advanced training course with with visage academy.
    I found the Online videos to be very informative and very easy to follow- Dr Aiken explains every aspect of dermal filler and Botox in quite a lot of detail. Each injection technique and dose is very carefully explained by Dr Aiken both in the videos and also during the face to face training. Dr Aiken provides all students with all the knowledge and skill set they require to become safe and competent practitioner’s. All safety aspects are thoroughly explained, from anaphylaxis to dealing with dermal filler and Botox complications. I left the course full of knowledge and confident enough to inject patients straight away. A month after finishing the course, Dr Aiken’s support has been invaluable and second to none. Visage Academy were very helpful with ordering emergency kit supplies. being a novice to the aesthetics industry I highly value the way in which Dr Aiken mentors and supports his students and is always on hand to offer advice and support-something not all training courses are able to offer. If you are interested in doing an aesthetics course, I would very highly recommend trainining with Visage aesthetics. Dr Aiken is an excellent teacher and mentor. Thank you Dr Aiken and Ruth for making the course so enjoyable and making us feel so welcome and comfortable on the day.

  12. As a non Medic


    As a non Medical person, (I practice in specilised areas of Clinical Electrolysis) I have found this course to be positive, very informed and challenging to pre-conceved ideas I personally had about both the application, possable complications, and actions needed to correct things when they go wrong, with the areas of application with Botox and Dermal Fillers.
    I personally found getting the odd questions wrong of great value as It highlighted to me the need to go back over certain aspects of this training to gain a better understanding of certain elements in it.

  13. advaced Training


    Great videos and explanations without too much medical jargon

  14. Advanced Training in the use of Botox and dermal filler


    Reviewed learning from foundation course and added to with advanced techniques taught with supportive video demonstrations.

  15. Advanced use of Botox


    Course information all well documented and backed up with easy to follow videos, have printed off all information and downloaded the videos so I can recap on all I have read and watched, was really pleased with how Mike made it all look possible for me to achieve passing the course, with a bit more studying I feel more confident I can do it.

  16. 5

    Clearly presented course. Very imformative and interesting. I thoroughly enjoyed this course and look forward to the practical side very soon. Thank you

  17. Enjoyable


    Delivered in an understandable manner and I can imagine should meet the needs of varying learning styles. Shame the cert prints off tiny and a bit pixelated .

  18. online course


    looking forward to going on the course next week! I have liked how this training manual is laid out . I also like the fact that you can go back and look at the videos and information after you finish the online course. So i can brush up on areas that i feel i need more learning on.

  19. Simple and detailed


    Explained modules In depth yet understandable and simple manners. A few things were repeated in order to stress the importance of certain knowledge .

    Suggestion: Needs a unit regarding the use of cannula technique.


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