Foundation Course in Anti Wrinkle Consultations & Hyaluronic Acid (Dermal Filler) – Visage Academy Training
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This online Foundation course in the use of Botulinum Toxin Type A & Hyaluronic Acid (Dermal Filler) has been designed for medical professionals wishing to become certified to practice these treatments as an extension of their current practice. In the United Kingdom, currently certification requires some face-to-face training in addition to any online learning. For more information on training opportunities in the UK, visit It has been written by Dr Michael David Aicken, a medical Doctor based in the United Kingdom who has been practicing Aesthetics Injectables for over 13 years and training other professionals for over 10 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.

17 reviews on
Ethan Marquis
Ethan Marquis
2. October, 2022.
Loved the course! It shows there's a huge difference between the theory and the practical. Technique, theory and patient care are three pieces you need to practice aesthetic medicine well. Also as a physician, record keeping is paramount to quality patient care. I liked that Dr Aicken has an out of the box software system called Flourish. That was a concern of mine. The course was great and we touched on a lot of topics and I certainly learned a lot. I certainly will continue in another course! Thank you Dr Aicken
Lisa Burt
Lisa Burt
23. September, 2022.
Course was brilliant will be returning for more would recommend 100% training and hands on was good and Michael was good with my nerves first time I have injected so felt very comfortable and was an amazing trainer thank you so much
Zhanna Gregoris
Zhanna Gregoris
15. June, 2022.
I had a great time during training at Visage Aesthetics! Life models, a lot of interaction and a personal approach made it a valuable experience. Thank you Michael and Ruth for your charm and professionalism.
Atena Shirafkan
Atena Shirafkan
11. April, 2022.
Good coverage of online material and in course clinical practice, thumbs up
Nazem Hanif
Nazem Hanif
6. March, 2022.
Attended course last week with Dr Aicken and his team. a very positive experience with practical tips and full explanations of the challenges in aesthetic medicine. Will be back for further training.
Enhance Skin Aesthetics NI
Enhance Skin Aesthetics NI
4. March, 2022.
Cannot fault my training with Dr Aicken. Nothing is a problem for him or Ruth and I really think their method of teaching is the best. Mike is always at the end of an email when needed, is always very pleasant and nothing is a bother. I have learnt so much through Visage and will be using them for all my training needs.
sahar saami
sahar saami
25. February, 2022.
I have been to Visage academy for couple of aesthetic course and I am so pleased with the training that I have received. Dr Michael explains everything in detail and I always leave the training with confidence! I highly recommend Visage aesthetic training academy to any aesthetic practitioner who is looking for quality training!
Katrina McVeigh
Katrina McVeigh
21. January, 2022.
I attended training in November and this was the best decision I have made!!! I’m a PMU artist specialising in brows and work with needles and faces on a daily basis and due to demand from clients and also my love of anti-wrinkle treatments I decided to take this course. Incredible knowledge, detailed and relevant course and great practice with plenty clients on the day of training. Would highly recommend
Brenda McKibbin
Brenda McKibbin
7. January, 2022.
I have attended many training events with Michael since 2006. I have recommended many other Nurses and Doctors to him for training. He is very professional easy to watch educational online tutorials and face to face practical sessions are spot on. Any time I have had issues afterwards and have required help advice, he always responds to any queries.
The course also makes up part of our “Anti-wrinkle & Dermal Fillers Non-medics & Medics Diploma” AND our "Foundation Anti-Wrinkle & Dermal Filler Course for Doctors, Dentists & Nurses".
This course is compliant with HEE (Health Education England) guidelines and adheres to the regulatory framework as approved by the PSA (Professional Standards Authority) who authorise the JCCP (Joint Council for Cosmetic Practitioners) and Save Face to improve the safety of non-surgical cosmetic procedures.

e-Foundation Product Description

This online Foundation Course is aimed at practicing Aesthetic Technicians who are looking to refresh or revalidate courses already undertaken either with Visage Academy or elsewhere.  It covers all the essential basic techniques required for starting out in Aesthetics safely, covering the background to products, administration and good Aesthetic practices.  

Modules include:

  • A General Introduction to Botox & Fillers
  • Basic ‘Botox’
  • A more indepth look at Botulinum Toxin Type A
  • Complication of Botulinum Toxin Type A
  • Anaesthetics
  • Hyperhidrosis
  • Dermal Filler – An Introduction
  • Dermal Filler – Practicalnciples
  • Lips
  • Filler Complications and Side Effects

This course can be taken as a standalone course for £240 or as a package with our advanced course.  The advanced course will expand further on basic botulinum and filler administration covering techniques not taught on foundation courses such as the increasingly popular cheek augmentation and also deals with the treatment and correction of many of the side effects from therapies which can be costly to companies if wrongly managed.  The combination of Advanced and Foundation courses is £420, a saving of over 10% over both courses separately. 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 for more information.  We can offer managers updates on employees progress through modules, marks and as always provide online support to answer questions regarding course material.

With revalidation coming in for professionals doing Aesthetics in 2018 we are also including access to our e-portfolio system with these courses and both courses can be used as part of self-verified CPD points. 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

Course Reviews


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  1. non medical therapist


    I found this course easy to follow and great to be able to go back and reaffirm learning when needed…. I was also good to watch the video presentations rather than just reading all the information.

  2. Great Videos


    All the videos are straight to the point and very informative. The vidoes aren’t waffely or boring, they are straight to the point and easy to watch / understand. The quiz questions are laid out perfect and you can re take the quiz questions as many times as you want, which is a good feature as you can see where you were going wrong at first and correct and learn from your mistakes.

  3. Ideal training


    I booked on this course last minute as I had been apprehensive about training in this field for a few months. Luckily due to the current world situation, I changed my mind from attending a course in London (with a lot of unnecessary travel) to a course closer to home. I am very glad that I did. I felt this course provided opportunities others did not. You have the opportunity to familiarise yourself with the course theory as much as you want prior to having practical sessions. You also continue to have access to this material for a year after signing up. I felt more relaxed when I attended the practical course as I had some knowledge already and this made more feel more at ease with the patients we had. In addition, I needed to email afterwards for some advice and was surprised at how quickly I was responded to. Dr. Aicken is extremely professional, easy to train with and very approachable both during in person training and once the course is completed. My only regret is that I didn’t book on a more advanced course initially, thinking I could not possibly achieve more than the basics at this early stage. For any further aesthetic training, I will definitely be doing so with Visage Aesthetics! Thanks to the team. Amy K

  4. Interesting and informative


    Information easy to follow, course materials helpful, historical information is interesting and quizzes concrete learning

  5. Indepth teaching and knowledge


    The way this course has been laid out and the information given made it very easy to understand and enjoyable to learn. Fantastic course

Course Currilcum

    • General Introduction – Summary 00:00:00
    • General Introduction Video 00:15:00
    • General Intro – QUIZ Unlimited
    • Basic Botox – Summary 00:00:00
    • Basic Botox – Video Unlimited
    • Botox Injection Technique Unlimited
    • Basic Botox – QUIZ Unlimited
    • A More Indepth Look at Botox – Summary 00:00:00
    • A More Indepth Look At Botox – Video Unlimited
    • A More Indepth Look At Botox – QUIZ Unlimited
    • Complications of Botulinum Toxin Type A – Summary 00:00:00
    • Complication of Botulinum Toxin Type A – Video Unlimited
    • Complications of Botulinum Toxin Type A – QUIZ Unlimited
    • Consent – Introduction Unlimited
    • Informed Consent 00:15:00
    • Flourish and Consent 00:15:00
    • Consent 50 years, 8 months
    • Anaesthetics – Summary 00:00:00
    • Anaesthetics – Video Unlimited
    • Anaesthetics – QUIZ Unlimited
    • Hyperhidrosis – Summary 00:00:00
    • Hyperhidrosis – Video Unlimited
    • Hyperhidrosis – QUIZ Unlimited
    • An Introduction to Dermal Filler – Summary 00:00:00
    • An Introduction to Dermal Filler – Video Unlimited
    • An Introduction to Dermal Filler – QUIZ Unlimited
    • Dermal Filler – Practical Principles – Summary 00:00:00
    • Dermal Filler – Practical Principles – Video 00:00:00
    • Dermal Filler – Practical Principles – QUIZ Unlimited
    • Lips – Summary 00:00:00
    • Lips – Video (Theory) Unlimited
    • Lips – Video (Practice) Unlimited
    • Lips – QUIZ Unlimited
    • Dermal Filler – Complications & Side Effects – Summary 00:00:00
    • Dermal Filler – Complications & Side Effects – Video Unlimited
    • Dermal Filler – Complications & Side Effects – QUIZ Unlimited
    • 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 Unlimited
    • Anaphylaxis – Assessment Unlimited
    • 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
    • Foundation Botulinum – Recommended Reading 00:00:00
    • Foundation Dermal Filler – Recommended Reading 00:00:00
    • Glossary of Terms 00:00:00
    • Record-Keeping – An example of one Method (Flourish) 00:00:00
    • Botulinum Toxin Type A – Example 1 Unlimited
    • Botulinum Toxin Type A – Example 2 Unlimited
    • Botulinum Toxin Type A – Example 3 Unlimited
    • Hyaluronic Acid Gel – Example 1 Unlimited
    • Hyaluronic Acid Gel – Example 2 Unlimited
    • Hyaluronic Acid Gel – Example 3 Unlimited
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