Medical Aesthetic Training

Academy for Facial Aesthetics (AFFA)

For Doctors, Dentists and Nurses

Courses will restart from September 1st however whilst social distancing is still advised all courses will be on a one to one basis

Welcome to the Academy for Facial Aesthetics (AFFA

Botox  and dermal filler training courses in Birmingham.




We are a medical aesthetic training provider that has a committed philosophy to our training courses.

This will enable you to launch your new career with confidence or boost your existing knowledge with our advanced courses. There is an emphasis on small groups or individual training based on safe practices and knowledge.

We believe this will allow you to go out and develop your new career in facial aesthetics with confidence following your training.

It will also help those of you who have previously attended other courses. Many of our delegates arrive with a lack of confidence from previuos training. We are then pleased to be able to inspire them to practice with confidence.

Dr Andrew Greenwood BDS Dental Surgeon


Botox and dermal filler training courses in Birmingham

Training Philosophy



We keep the group numbers small and employ a relaxed attitude to teaching.  This we believe will give you the confidence to go out and put into practice everything that you learn on our courses



The aesthetic procedures you are learning are medical procedures and as such carry some form of risk. So, we build our courses around training you in the safest techniques possible


Sound Anatomical Knowledge

A sound understanding of anatomy is esential to practicing safe and effective aesthetic treatments. Therefore, we make sure that this is a fundamental part of our training


Experienced Trainer

Your trainer Dr Andrew Greenwood BDS has a wealth of experience. He has been teaching and lecturing  both here and with global pharmaceutoical companies for many years.


Hands on Practical

 We underpin our courses with the sound knowledge of anatomy and safe  treatment methods.  However, you will have the opportunity for extensive hands on practical experience under the guidance of Dr Andrew Greenwood


Complications Management

All medical procedures carry a risk of complications. So, it is important that you know how to deal with any that may arise. This is why we include this section in our courses.

Our Courses

Botox and dermal filler training

We have listed below our most popular range of courses. Please click on the links for more information. For those of you wishing a more personal 1-1 course then we can build these around your requirements. We also offer two day courses combining  advanced toxin and dermal filler

Basic Toxin

This course is usually the starting point when entering the the word of medical aesthetic training. Here you will learn the basic upper face thee areas namely, frown, forehead and crows feet.

Basic Dermal Filler

This course will concentrate on learning about the aging process, anatomy, safety, and practical hands on training.  You will learn how to treat the nose to mouth lines, mouth to chin lines and cheek augmentation

Advanced Toxin

This couse carries on from where the basic course finished. There will be a recap of basic techniques. We then move on to the lower face, neck, decolletage and underarm hyperhidrosis.

Advanced Dermal Filler

Once you have had some basic experience with dermal fillers, the advanced course will take you to a new level. You will be taught the concepts of beauty, advanced anatomy, and  whole face volumising. Featuring on midface, lips and jawline and chin.

Lip and Perioral

This course is for those with previous dermal filler experience and wish to improve their confidence and learn new techniques. Lips must never be looked at alone. They are part of the peroral area and this course will teach you to look at the lip and perioral area as a whole.

Aesthetic Masterclass

The aesthetic masterclass is for those experienced practitioners who wish to expand their understanding and knowledge even further. It will combine the use of  both toxin, dermal filler and often other modalities in treating patients.  You will then enable you to create your own masterpieces.

Periocular Reconstruction

The periocular area is an area that presents many problems for novice practitioners, so we will take you through the anatomy of this region, taking in the tear trough, tear hollow and temple regions. You will learn how to inject these areas in a safe way creating a natural appearance

Skinboosters Training

Skinboosters are a very useful addition to you aesthetic portfolio. By improving the quality of the skin there will be an added improvement to any other treatments you carry out. In addition to their use on the face you will also learn how to rejuvenate hands and the decolletage.

Bespoke 1-1 Training

We have introduced our 1-1 training for those of you who feel you need or would like some individual training. All our courses are available to you, or we can create a bespoke course to suit the individual needs. 

Please contact us for more details

Cannula Training

For those of you who have yet to learn the safety benefits of injecting using a blunt micro cannula, or those who wish to simply gain more confidence, then this is the course for you.

Taster Day

Not Sure?

Our taster day is for potential delegates who are as yet undecided as to whether they wish to embark on the facial aesthetic journey. It will give an insight of what is involved.

The words of one delegate

“After attending other courses on botox and filler training, I came across Andrew through the reccommendation of Hamilton Fraser Insurance. Andrew was very accommodating and was available on a Saturday so no time off work needed! It was great to have training one on one so I could ask any questions as we went along, and the session was tailored to my exact training needs. I can thoroughly reccommend Andrew to others interested in facial aesthetics.”

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0121-453-7949 07711111230


Academy for Facial Aesthetics

17, Edgewood Road


Birmingham B458SB