Cancelation of Non-medic Botox Training

Lorna Jackson
By Lorna Jackson

Lorna was Editor of Consulting Room (, the UK's largest aesthetic information website, from 2003 to 2021.

Back in August 2010, we covered the story of a company based in Warrington called The Academy of Cosmetic Training, which offered training courses in the administration of Botox® and dermal fillers to non-medics.

The company proudly explained on their website that ‘even those without prior knowledge are able to administer these injections after undertaking a Botox® or dermal filler training course’ which they were now offering.

All you needed to attend one of their courses was to have passed a Level 3 Anatomy and Physiology course available through many providers nationwide.

Upon injection of four real people on the day of the training course, a certificate of competence would be issued with the insurance company and prescribing buddies recommended!

At the time, their testimonials page declared rave reviews from a beauty therapist, a tattoo artist and a diabetic who was now busy injecting all of his wife’s friends with dermal fillers and Botox® after attending their various courses!

Despite our own shock at this company’s activities and the feedback that we also received from active UK aesthetic practitioners and industry participants, it seemed that not a lot could be done to stop this activity.

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Well, it would seem that our Fairy Godmother has done it for us. A recent visit to the website for The Academy of Cosmetic Training revealed that the company’s own declarations and activities have indeed caused its downfall. In a statement, on what remains of their original hosted site, they say;

“We are no longer providing training courses in any aesthetic procedures due to the hundreds of emails received daily from people who do not have any of the relevant or transferrable skills required to train in aesthetic procedures”.

We hope, like us, you will see this as a victory for the industry and common sense. Just because anyone can legally inject another person with cosmetic injectables doesn’t mean it’s right to do so.

If you want to read more, the experts at Consulting Room really know what they're talking about and have put together some who should you trust to do your botox?, Botox® and dermal filler FAQs just for you. 

If you have more questions, you can use the Botox® and dermal filler questions feature to talk to our panel of trained medical experts. 

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