Advice for anyone considering Botox or Dermal Fillers?

By Phil / March 5th, 2012

example-botoxDid you know that there is no standard training for those entering into the world of aesthetic practice?

What does this mean to the consumer?

It means that there is very little way of knowing how good or well qualified and experienced your Practitioner is.

A quick guide to the main points of the regulation debate:



  • The law advises only those with a medical background can enter into the Aesthetic field. That is, to offer aesthetic treatments. (medical professionals are Medical Doctors, Dental Doctors and Medical Nurses).
  • There are no guidelines on which courses or how many courses should be undertaken.
  • Anyone can develop an aesthetic training course. There is no universal grading to measure the quality of the training courses.
  • There is no mentorship post training, unless organised by the individual.
  • Medical professionals have a commitment to their industry to always practice in what they believe constitutes excellent patient care and deliver what they believe is the best quality care.
  • There is one University (Grenwich) which offers the only academic recognised qualification in the U.K. Because of the lack of medical professionals putting themselves through this highest level qualification, the course is due to be disbanded.
  • Companies selling products for use are cautious about supporting restrictive legislations because their bottom line is about selling product.
  • Those outwith the medical profession have been reported to offer aesthetic treatments. Unlike those within the professional medical register, they do not risk losing their profession as they cannot be ‘struck off’ the medical register.


Dig. Find out. Ask questions. Be aware that there is a difference from one practitioner to the next. Feel safe that you are literally in the best of hands with the practitioners at Cherrybank Dental Spa.

Last updated May 2nd, 2018