Vitamin B12 Injections

Your Tutor

This training course will be delivered by Louise Bray. Louise has over 20 years of experience within the industry and has been providing facial aesthetic enhancements since 2009. Her qualifications that contribute to the delivery of this particular training are as follows:

• VTCT A1 Assessors Award
• Member of ACPB (Association of Cosmetic Practitioners of Britain) BEST PRACTICE
• Level 3 Award in Preparing to Teach in the Lifelong Learning Sector (PTTLS)
• NVQ Beauty Therapy (equates to Level 7)
• VTCT Anatomy & Physiology

Louise has also undertaken comprehensive theoretical and practical modules within her BB Blow Semi-Permanent Foundation Facial Training to teach practitioners to safely and effectively deliver Vitamin B12 Injections to your clients.

As with any treatment, the essential health and hygiene elements will be taught along with client care for pre and post-treatment including legal documentation for insurance purposes. This will underpin all practical training facilitated at the training clinic and will result in fully accredited CPD certification.


Course Overview

The course will focus on teaching the best techniques to get excellent results from another new and popular treatment.

The vitamin B12 is a water-soluble vitamin which helps keep the bodies nerves and blood cells healthy and gives a boost to your well-being.

This course will hone your expertise and allow you to successfully inject intramuscularly.


Half a day


• Treatment areas
• How B12 works
• Advantages of treatment
• Risks and side effects
• Client suitability
• Needle insertion techniques
• Aftercare

• Client consultation
• Hygiene, sharps, disposal and legal aspects
• Managing expectations
• Injection techniques
• Live models

Basic dermal fillers


What is Vitamin B12?


Vitamin B12, also called cobalamin, is a water-soluble vitamin that is involved in the metabolism of every cell of the human body: it is a cofactor in DNA synthesis and in both fatty acid and amino acid metabolism. It is particularly important in the normal functioning of the nervous system via its role in the synthesis of myelin and in the maturation of developing red blood cells in the bone marrow.

Vitamin B is one of eight B vitamins; it is the largest and most structurally complicated vitamin. It consists of a class of chemically related compounds (vitamins), all of which show physiological activity. It contains the biochemically rare element cobalt (chemical symbol Co) positioned in the centre of a corrin ring. The only organisms to produce vitamin B12 are certain bacteria and archaea. Some of these bacteria are found in the soil around the grasses that ruminants eat; they are taken into the animal, proliferate, from part of their gut flora, and continue to produce vitamin B12.

There are no naturally occurring notable vegetable dietary sources of the vitamin, so vegans and vegetarians are advised to take a supplement or fortified foods. Otherwise, most omnivorous people in developed countries obtain enough vitamin B12 from consuming animal products including meat, milk, eggs, and fish. Staple foods, especially those that form part of a vegan diet, are often fortified by having the vitamin added to them. Vitamin B12 supplements are available in single-agent or multivitamin tablets, and pharmaceutical preparations may be given intramuscular injection.

The most common cause of vitamin B12 deficiency in developed countries is impaired absorption due to a loss of gastric intrinsic factor, which must be bound to food-source B12 in order for absorption to occur. Another group affected are those on long term antacid therapy, using proton pump inhibitors, H2 blockers or other antacids. This condition may be characterised by limb neuro therapy or a blood disorder called pernicious anaemia a type of megaloblastic anaemia. Folate levels in the individual may affect the course of a pathological changes and symptomatology. Deficiency is more likely after age 60 and increases in incidence with advancing age. Dietary deficiency is very rare in developed countries due to access to dietary meat and fortified foods, but children in some regions of developing countries are at particular risk due to increased requirements during growth coupled with lack of access to dietary B12; adults in these regions are also at risk. Other causes of vitamin B12 deficiency are much less frequent.


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