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Cosmetics treatments can be an expensive business. If you are looking to enhance your looks by stopping ageing in its tracks and look fresher and healthier, we can help.  Medics Direct run courses for Medical Professionals wishing to start a career in aesthetics. By consenting to be a model for our delegates who are all fully qualified and experienced Doctors, Dentists and Nurses you are able to receive Botulinum Toxin Type-A, Dermal Fillers, Skin Peels and Dermal Roller cosmetic treatments free of charge. We run courses in Glasgow, Manchester and London. For our course dates please click here. We ask all models to arrive at 1pm on the day and that they should keep their afternoon free as they may be at the venue until 5pm, depending on the time slot you are given. Time slots are given out on arrival and all models must arrive at 1pm or they will lose their space and will not receive a treatment.

What are the treatments and what results can I expect? 

Dermal Fillers
Below is a Diagram of the treatment and the treatment areas and pictures of the injection points.



Other treatments offered:

We also run courses for advanced practitioners around the UK. On these courses we offer the following treatments to models:





How does the Dermal Fillers treatment work?  

As we get older the ageing process causes collagen and elastin production in the skin to slow down so that, as we get older, these areas of over-use become damaged and the lines become permanent. These tend to be due to the fact that although we lose volume in these areas, we do not lose the skin in that area and this can cause deep lines and in some cases folds in the skin and also volume loss.  Hyaluronic acid is a water based gel that is used to raise these lines and folds so that they are either softened or in some cases eradicated completely. Hyaluronic acid is already in the skin, therefore is not a foreign substance being introduced into the body. As it is water based it makes the skin look more hydrated and healthier, so not only helps soften lines, but improves the skins appearance.

What happens during treatment?

The procedure will be supervised by one our highly qualified trainers at all times. 30 minutes prior to your treatment a local anaesthetic cream will be applied to the treatment area, and should help with the pain management side of the treatment. The practitioner will then assess your face to decide what areas exactly to treat and the injection technique they will use. A short needle is used to inject the dermal filler into the appropriate area. This may cause some slight discomfort, but will vary from person to person

What should I expect after my treatment?

The area may have some redness and swelling, which normally resolves in a day or two, and all swelling should subside within 2 weeks, but once again this can vary depending on the individual. Lip treatments may take a little longer to settle. After treatment, you should not massage the injected area and avoid wearing makeup post treatment for 12 hours if possible, as an infection control policy. Until the initial swelling or redness has resolved, do not use sun beds, saunas, steam rooms and avoid extreme temperature.
The treatment normally starts to take effect immediately, but this may vary slightly with some individuals. The effects will normally last between 6 and 9 months, when you will start to notice the lines re-appear or become deeper.

Are there any side effects?

Side effects of this treatment are extremely rare as Hyaluronic acid is a substance that already exists in your body. Most people find that the injection causes some discomfort. Immediately after the treatment there may be swelling; which usually subsides in a day or two.
Other side effects that are extremely rare, but we must inform models of these are:
The product may cause lumps under the skin, but can usually be resolved with gentle massage of the affected area. If this does not work, they will have to be left and they will disappear on their own.
In extremely rare cases patients have developed an allergy to the treatment.

Please Note:

If you are pregnant or a breastfeeding mother; we will not be able to carry out the above treatment.

Clients with active acne or rosacea, herpes, skin infections, warts or raised moles on the face will not be able to receive this treatment.
Clients on anti-coagulant therapy; although only pin point bleeding is achieved, should have their coagulation status checked to confirm a normal clotting / bleeding profile as this can increases the potential for bruising. Clients taking Aspirin or similar medication - increases the potential for bruising