Amid growing concerns about the lack of regulation in the cosmetics industry, The Royal College of Nursing has started a new course for nurses. This course which will be run from the University of Greenwich seeks to increase the public's confidence in nurses employed for aesthetic cosmetic procedures like botox injections.

Program Highlights at The Graduate Diploma in Aesthetic Medicine
a. Training of the first batch will begin in February 2008.
b. Information of skin care and nutrition along with the techniques involved in administering a range of cosmetic procedures will be imparted.
c. Students will be taught how to inject Botulinum toxin, like Botox, which is used to reduce wrinkles and lines from the face.
d. They will also be educated on laser treatments to remove hair and blemishes.
e. All applicants are required to have a year's working experience in general nursing.
f. UK nurses can enroll as distance learning students.
g. The course can be completed within 18 months.