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Which Aesthetic Training Courses do you Need to Sign-Up to?

Should you be searching for a lucrative career choice that is not only fun, but also amazing? Look no further than a job as an aesthetic practitioner.

Why are so Many People Undergoing Dermal Filler Treatments?

Since the turn of the millennium, more-and-more individuals are realising that if they are unhappy with their appearance, there are ways in which to rectify the situation.

Essential Information that you Need to Know About Hyaluronic Acid

If you were to conduct a survey within the beauty industry, the results would undoubtedly come back in overwhelming favour of those which incorporate hyaluronic acid.

Why Do So Many People Come To Cosmetic Couture?

When you are looking for a company which can offer you a place on an state-of-the-art cosmetic beauty course, the only name that should come to mind is that of Cosmetic Couture.

An Insight Into The Different Skin Rejuvenation Training Courses

Skin rejuvenation is an umbrella term for the various ways in which people can recapture the looks of their youth, via artificial methods.

TESTING POSITIVE IN A WHOLE NEW WAY

2020 has indeed been one of the strangest years many of us have lived through, and while it isn’t over yet – and this pandemic seems to be far from gone!

Breaking Down The Ways In Which Dermal Fillers Can Be Used

For those of you that did not already know, dermal fillers are one of the most prominent types of treatment facilitated by aesthetic beauty clinics.

Which Aesthetic Training Courses do you Need to Sign-Up to?

Should you be searching for a lucrative career choice that is not only fun, but also amazing in being able to realise people’s dreams, look no further than a job as an aesthetic practitioner.

Why are so Many People Undergoing Dermal Filler Treatments?

Since the turn of the millennium, more-and-more individuals are realising that if they are unhappy with their appearance, there are ways in which to rectify the situation.

Essential Information that you Need to Know About Hyaluronic Acid

If you were to conduct a survey amongst practitioners within the beauty industry, in regards to what is the most up-and-coming type of treatment, the results would undoubtedly come back in overwhelming favour of those which incorporate hyaluronic acid.

TESTING POSITIVE IN A WHOLE NEW WAY

2020 has indeed been one of the strangest years many of us have lived through, and while it isn’t over yet – and this pandemic seems to be far from gone!

A Guide To The Most Popular Aesthetic Enhancement Treatments

In times gone by, a person’s appearance was cemented in place; unless they were to sign-up for invasive surgical procedures, there was no way in which to bring about lasting changes.

Surviving Lockdown in Aesthetics

First, these are just my feelings about Lockdown in Aesthetics, and you are all entitled to your own, different feelings to mine. The sense of victimisation has been strong...

Why Do So Many People Come To Cosmetic Couture?

When you are looking for a company which can offer you a place on an state-of-the-art cosmetic beauty course, the only name that should come to mind is that of Cosmetic Couture.

An Insight Into The Different Skin Rejuvenation Training Courses

Skin rejuvenation, for those that did not already know, is an umbrella term for the various ways in which people can recapture the looks of their youth, via artificial methods.

Breaking Down The Ways In Which Dermal Fillers Can Be Used

For those of you that did not already know, dermal fillers are one of the most prominent types of treatment facilitated by aesthetic beauty clinics.

A Guide To The Most Popular Aesthetic Enhancement Treatments

In times gone by, a person’s appearance was cemented in place; unless they were to sign-up for invasive surgical procedures, there was no way in which to bring about lasting changes.

Surviving Lockdown in Aesthetics.

First, these are just my feelings about Lockdown in Aesthetics, and you are all entitled to your own, different feelings to mine, I’m just listing a few things because I’ve been asked so many times about them over the last five months.

Is Facial Acupuncture Safe and Effective?

It’s not just me is it? Or is it? Are we being asked more and more unusual questions about Cosmetic Aesthetics because of the shortage of go-to clinic solutions during lockdown?

Not only effects Morals, it changes the ability to understand – The saga continues

Dear Lime Aesthetics, I’m sorry to read that my writing is too complicated for you. I will try and keep it simple, please click on the link below.

Is Facial Acupuncture Safe and Effective?

It’s not just me is it? Or is it? Are we being asked more and more unusual questions about Cosmetic Aesthetics because of the shortage of go-to clinic solutions during lockdown?

YOU know who you are. Money is a terrible curse, especially when it effects the moral fiber of practitioners.

Dear Lime Aesthetics, thank you for your response. Unfortunately you have made several errors in your criticism, so let me point these out to you here as we’re going round in circles.

The Queen of Aesthetics Max Hopley Top Tips for Success

MANCHESTER-based aesthetic academy owner Maxine Hopley is one of the industry’s leading and most successful businesswomen. As the time now fast approaches to reopen after lockdown, Maxine reveals some of her top tips for success.

Why Aesthetic Practitioners Should Stay Up To Date With The Latest Trends

It is becoming increasingly popular for beauty therapists to undertake the relevant courses to start their aesthetic careers.

Why Aesthetic Cosmetic Treatments Are So Popular

For hundreds of years now, lots of people have turned to cosmetic surgery to help them get the specific look they desire.

The Benefits Of Undertaking Cosmetic Courses

There is no denying that cosmetic treatments are incredibly popular here in the UK and across the world. In this day and age, they are much more common than ever before too and the demand for skilled professionals who are able to provide these treatments is increasing.

Most Popular Cosmetic Treatments To Train In

Every year, in the beauty industry, there are new industry trends and treatments that are worthwhile training in and providing at your clinic.

COVID-19 Antibody Test now available at Hope Medical

In late December 2019, a cluster of pneumonia cases of unknown cause was reported by health authorities in Wuhan, China.

Internationally Recognised and UKAS Accredited Level 4 Certification

IQ Verify Level 4 in Skin Rejuvenation Techniques now accepted to join Part B of the JCCP Practitioner Register

How Dare Doctors go back and do Botox in the Middle of Lockdown?

How Dare Doctors go back and do Botox in the Middle of Lockdown?

Walk like an Egyptian

Nefertiti was an Egyptian queen renowned for her beauty, who ruled alongside her husband during the mid-1300s BC.

Reasons to get Botox – Botox around the nose

Botulinum toxin treatments have been around for 30 years, originally used in 1977 to treat strabismus, an eye muscle problem.

Skinny Jab, skinny jab – can I get a skinny jab?

To jab or not to jab, that is the question. Pete Richardson looks at so-called Skinny Jabs, fat loss injections which claim to help people lose weight.

The best way to a face you love?

What’s the best way to have a PROPER facial? Pete Richardson looks at the mesotherapy boom and asks – is this the way forward for our faces?

The Biggest Medical Aesthetics Trends Of 2020

Earlier this year Amber Katz wrote a blog in New-York-based beauty blog AEDIT about the biggest aesthetics trends for the year ahead – so now Pete Richardson (PR) is looking back at her blog and assessing if they are still trending.

What to expect after Cheek, Jaw and Chin cannula treatments

What to expect after Cheek, Jaw and Chin cannula treatments. Contouring is to aesthetics what icing is to cake… everyone wants it.

Aesthetics after the Covid-19 Armageddon

Pete Richardson takes a look at what’s happening around the world to salon’s as they slowly, very slowly begin to reopen. And it’s not a pretty sight.

THREADS – Be Aware of the Aftercare

THREADS – Be Aware of the Aftercare. Many people are really keen on Intraline PDO threads or Meso Thread Lifting and having them done.

JCCP Update – What’s the Latest?

THE chairman of the Joint Council for Cosmetic Practitioners has given an update to a small audience including the Association of Cosmetic Practitioners Britain.

Go to the Top of the Class at Cosmetic Couture

For the third straight month students have rate the courses at Cosmetic Couture as top class.

Aesthetic Awards – but not for non-medics

As we approach the end of the year its time to start thinking about how great the year has been. Pete Richardson looks at the how the major awards for the aesthetics industry exclude non-medics

BASIC BACK SEAT

The formation of the Beauty Aesthetic Special Interest Committee (BASIC), founded in the wake of the Joint Council For Cosmetic Practitioners (JCCP) decision not include non-medics on its aesthetics register, was heralded as a major new development to help safeguard the public and set new standards in the beauty and aesthetics industry.

FIVE YEARS OF SIGNATURE LIPS SUCCESS

Cosmetic Couture has been trailblazing and leading the way in the UK aesthetics industry especially with its amazing signature lip styles.

Leading Specialist Aesthetic Doctor Supports Training Non-Medics

One of London’s leading aesthetic practitioners, Dr Michael Aicken, has very publicly supported training beauty therapists and other non-medical professionals in aesthetic injectables.

90% of Practitioners in London and Essex aren’t asking children their age before booking them in for lip fillers

A new investigation has found 90% of practitioners in London and Essex aren’t asking children their age before booking them in for lip fillers – and none required a child’s ID for a consultation.

NEW PROGRESSION FRAMEWORK – COMING SOON

Cosmetic Couture was the first company to create a single place where you could learn from start to finish how to get into aesthetics.

SORT OUT THAT “RESTING BITCH FACE”

It seems the national media in the UK have picked up on the trend for fixing what’s commonly, if a little sexist, called “resting bitch face” or RBF.

CPD – Some questions answered

It is difficult to professionally comment on other CPD accreditation services.  From our market knowledge and understanding of advertising it is understood that...

Even More Top-Quality Training at Cosmetic Couture

Last month Cosmetic Couture reported almost perfect scores of 99.43% and 100% from 44 students for the quality of training at their Manchester training academy.

Insurance Claim Tips

One of the most important requirements of your any policy is to notify the insurance company of any allegation of negligence, or any incident from which a future claim may arise.

Price of beauty will rise as judge orders vanity tax on Botox

The extracts concerning this ruling  are from an article in The Times newspaper concerning the ruling by a Judge over VAT on BOTOX, times area changing, we wonder how many business are in this position, as we have always included the VAT on all our training and treatments, so our prices will not change.....

WARNING OVER MICRONEEDLING PENS

The Government’s Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) had issued a warning about the use of a Microneedling pen – warning of possible injury or infection from them.

PDO TREADS AND INSURANCE (SOME IMPORTANT NEW NEWS)

The ACPB is reiterating new guidelines issued by insurers with regards to PDO Threads. Insurers will no longer insure practitioners practicing PDO Threads unless they are CQC registered or work in a CQC registered clinic.

Brotox for the Brothers

New figures show that one in five anti-wrinkle treatments is for men? Pete Richardson has a quick look at why more and more men are turning to aesthetic treatments like anti-wrinkle injections and dermal fillers.

Top Quality Training at Cosmetic Couture

ALMOST perfect scores of 99.43% and 100% from 44 students for the quality of training at Cosmetic Couture just go to show that they are the best in the business.

A NEW CHARITY FOR NON-MEDICS AND THE MEDICS REACTION

Pete Richardson helped The Association of Cosmetic Practitioners Britain become a charity. Here he ponders the initial reaction to that news from medics in aesthetics.

The MHRA (Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency

There is still a little confusion over plans for dermal fillers and whether they will be classed as a prescription only medicine. They WILL NOT in the near future.

IT’S AQUA, MAN!

A NEW awarding body has been launched to help certify qualifications in aesthetics. The Aesthetic Qualification Universal Award (AQUA) is certifying a new specialist high-level online theory course for non-medics in injectables.

New Charity for Non-medics in Aesthetics

A NEW charity has been approved by the Charities Commission to help support non-medics in the aesthetics industry and promote public safety.

WHAT IS IQ VERIFY AND WHAT DOES IT OFFER IN BEAUTY AND AESTHETICS?

Pete Richardson investigates if there is any value of international certification for aesthetic practitioners or beauticians

PDO TREADS AND INSURANCE (SOME IMPORTANT NEW NEWS)

The ACPB has today been informed that some insurers will no longer insure practitioners practicing PDO Threads unless they are CQC registered or work in a CQC registered clinic.

Flying the Flag and Raising Standards

Pete Richardson takes a look at the way Cosmetic Couture CEO Maxine Hopley has made headlines and trailblazed her way in the aesthetics industry.

The mad, mad, mad, mad world of insurance in aesthetics.

Pete Richardson is baffled by the weird and wonderful world of insurance in the aesthetics industry. Here he wonders if it’s just him or is it all a little confusing?

CQC say Yes

Cosmetic Couture is delighted to announce that its new sister company Hope Medical Cosmetic Surgery Limited has received its official approval from the Care Quality Commission.

COSMETIC COUTURE TRADEMARKS SUCCESS

Pete Richardson examines the rise and rise of Cosmetic Couture and looks at how its students are given the tools to be the leading lights across UK high streets in aesthetics

Rumours, whispers and conjecture in the aesthetics industry.

Pete Richardson previously worked as a national newspaper journalist and loved hearing rumours and stories. But since he began working in the aesthetics industry, he says he has heard way more than his fair share of gossip

TOPICAL ANAESTHETIC CONFUSION

Confusion is rife as local authorities seem to be making up the rules as they go along with regard to topical anaesthetics for micro-needling procedures.

Associations and Help Groups Everywhere (But which are the ones to trust?)

Pete Richardson looks at the proliferation of associations and groups in the aesthetics industry and asks: Who is Really There to Help?

Leading Us Down the Aesthetic Pathway

Pete Richardson looks at the complex question of finding a pathway to qualifications in aesthetics and injectables for non-medics.

JCCP ANNUAL REPORT – IS IT WORKING?

The Joint Council for Cosmetic Practitioners has had an interesting year. As we know it was established to be the “self-regulator of the non-surgical aesthetic industry in England and the point of access for the public seeking information about this area of practice and where appropriate for raising concerns about practitioners.”

SHOULD WE BAN INJECTABLES FOR UNDER 18s?

Is it really Love Island’s fault? Many health “experts” are calling for a ban on injectables for under 18s in light of TV programmes like Love Island.

Aesthetics on TV

It seems aesthetics have been in the news more than usual recently. Aesthetics have featured on primetime ITV a few times recently as the national debate about injectables in the aesthetics industry hots up.

The JCCP

Pete Richardson takes a look at the Joint Council For Cosmetic Practitioners (JCCP) which is at the heart of the calls for change in the aesthetics industry and why it is sometime viewed with suspicion by non-medics.

BASIC

Pete Richardson has a look at the new Beauty Aesthetic Special Interest Committee, founded in the wake of the Joint Council For Cosmetic Practitioners (JCCP) decision not include non-medics on its aesthetics register

NEW PARLIAMENTARY GROUP

In a the third in a series of blogs about what The Government is doing in the beauty and aesthetics industry, Pete Richardson takes a look at a new group of MPs brought together to advise on the state of the industry.

IQ VERIFY: ISO STANDARDS IN AESTHETIC TRAINING

Laurie Clarke, Aesthetic Sector Lead at IQ Group explains the value of international certification for aesthetic practitioners

Aesthetics and the Government 1

In a new series of blogs Pete Richardson takes a look at what the Government is doing in the beauty and aesthetics industry.

Aesthetics and The Government 2 – A Welcome New Campaign

In a the second in a series of blogs about what The Government is doing in the beauty and aesthetics industry, Pete Richardson takes a look at a new public awareness campaign they have launched.

Sally Durrant – WHY DO BEAUTY AND AESTHETIC BUSINESSES GO BUST?

Sadly, another major beauty business in the UK has gone bust. Professional Beauty Magazine has reported that Sally Durant Training and Consultancy has gone into administration, ceasing to trade from mid-May.

A HISTORY OF BOTOX {Wow it’s weird}

Botox is a trade name. Let’s get that straight from the start. Like Hoover or Portacabin, it’s a brand name for a particular make of a product which has become the name we all tend to use as a generic description.

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