Who can attend MedAesthetics Training Courses?

When attending an injectable training course: Botox® Training, Dermal Filler Training, and/or Sclerotherapy you must be a Physician (MD or DO), Dentist (DMD or DDS), Nurse Practitioner (NP),  Physician Assistant (PA) or Registered Nurse (RN).

To attend and participate in Kybella® Training you must be a Physician (MD or DO), Nurse Practitioner (NP), Physician Assistant (PA) or Registered Nurse (RN).


If you are a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) or Aesthetician, you may attend and practice during the hands-on portion of the training for Botox® Training, Dermal Filler Training and Sclerotherapy Training during an in-office  training where the doctor you will be working with is also taking the training.


The Facial Analysis/Microdermabrasion/Chemical Peel course is open to all medical professionals as well as aestheticians.

Do you provide in-office training?

Yes, we provide customizable in-office training where you choose the courses to meet your specific business needs.  Choose from: Botox® Training, Dysport® Training, Xeomin® Training, dermal filler training, Advanced Botox Training, Advanced dermal filler training, Scleortherapy Training and Microdermabrasion/Chemical Peel Training.

An experienced instructor travels to your place of business to instruct you, your staff and/or colleagues on the training courses that will best meet your goals.    In-office training packages can be built to include injectable supply kits, customized consent and history forms, a one-hour marketing webinar, assistance with pharmaceutical account set-up and printed presentation books for the attendees.

Request a quote, and will will be in touch!

Does MedAesthetics Training provide models?

For the Botox and dermal filler, Advanced Injection Technique and Sclerotherapy courses MedAesthetics Training provides models for the hands-on training portion of the courses.


For the All About Lips Masterclass, please bring a model.  The registration fee for this course also includes a 1ML of Volbella.  This course is also open for additional models to register to supplement the hands-on training with your model.  We do not guarantee additional hands-on training, but you can always contact us to see if there are additional models registered.


In the Advanced Injection Technique course, some attendees are looking to gain experience with a particular advanced procedure. In this case, we suggest bringing your own model. While we guarantee you will be providing advanced procedures in the advanced classes, we can’t guarantee a specific advanced procedure.


If you or a family member or friend would like to model for any of the courses, please contact us to ensure you receive an appointment time.  Models are responsible for paying for the cost of the product used during their procedure.

Does MedAesthetics Training provide the product for hands-on training?

MedAesthetics Training provides the product for the hands-on portion of the course. The product available during the hands-on training session is:

  • Botox® Training and Dermal Filler training course: Botox®, Xeomin®, Juvederm® products (including Ultra, Ultra Plus, Voluma, Vollure & Volbella), Restyalne® products (including Lyft) &  Belotera®
  • Advanced Dermal Filler training course: Botox®, Xeomin®, Juvederm® products (including Ultra, Ultra Plus, Voluma, Vollure & Volbella),  Restyalne® products (including Lyft), Belotera®, Radiesse® & Kybella®
  • Sclerotherapy: Asclera®
What is the registration process?

Once you have registered for a training course, you will receive a registration confirmation. If you have paid a deposit, you will receive an email with a payment link to pay the balance.  14-days prior to the course date, and once your balance has been paid in full, you will receive an email containing the .pdf document of the presentation the instructor will use at the course.  Included will be all necessary forms for use after the course: A Guide to Care (to be used as a pre and post treatment protocols), Medical History Forms, Consent Forms and an Injectable Product Worksheet. You will also receive supplemental information regarding facial anatomy and links to additional information you may want to review prior to the course. This information can also be useful after attending the course.

What is your refund policy?

If you have paid a deposit or have paid in full, and will no longer be able to attend the course please email us as soon as possible. If your email is dated more than 21-days prior to the course date you will receive a full refund*. If your email is dated more than 14-days prior to the course date you will receive a 75% refund*. If your email is dated less than 14-days prior to the course date you will not receive a refund, but will have a year from the date of the course to transfer your registration to another course location*.

*A 10% administrative fee will be charged to cover the charges we incur due to cancellations and transfers.

Do you offer discounts?

We do offer discounts on multiple registrations. This could be multiple attendees in the same course, or if one attendee registers for multiple course. *Discounts may not be combined with any other offer.  Call us for additional information.

What reference material is available?

14 days prior to the course and once payment has paid in full, an email is sent containing the .pdf of the course presentation. Attendees will also receive an email with  additional reference material that can be viewed prior to the course or used as reference materials after the course.   All necessary forms are also included: A Guide to Care (to be used as a pre and post treatment protocols), Medical History Forms, Consent Forms and Injectable Product Worksheet.   These can be customized with your business name and logo, please visit our shop for details.

At the course Attendees will receive a printed booklet of the course presentation, which includes areas for note-taking.

What about my state’s regulations?

Each state has different rules and regulations regarding injectable procedures. We strongly recommend checking with your state licensing board to understand your state’s regulations. These regulations change frequently, so it is important to check back regularly for any updates/changes.

Do you offer CMEs?

This Live activity, Basic Botulinum Toxin-A and Dermal Filler Training, from 04/01/2018 – 03/31/2019, has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to 9.50 Prescribed credit(s) by the American Academy of Family Physicians. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

AAFP Prescribed credit is accepted by the American Medical Association as equivalent to AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ toward the AMA Physician’s Recognition Award. When applying for the AMA PRA, Prescribed credit earned must be reported as Prescribed credit, not as Category 1.

Previous Approval:

This Live activity, Basic Botulinum Toxin-A and Dermal Filler Training, from 04/01/2017 – 03/31/2018, has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to 9.25 Prescribed credit(s) by the American Academy of Family Physicians. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

What should I bring with me to the course?

All course materials are provided by MedAesthetics Training. We will need to check your photo identification, such as a drivers license or passport. All other materials will be provided. The dress code for the course is business casual.

Will I receive a certificate?

After successful completion of the course, you will receive a certificate of training stating the type of training you received. This certificate is provided to you at the course, unless you opted to have a framed copy. Framed copies will be mailed the week after the course date.

What reference material is available?

14 days prior to the course, if the attendee has paid in full, an email is sent containing a .pdf of the course presentation. Attendees also have access to additional reference material and links to videos that can be viewed before or after the course. Attendees will also receive .pdf docs of the history and consent forms as well as the injectable worksheet. These can be customized with your business name and logo, please visit our shop for details.

How many attendees are in a course?

At MedAesthetics Training, we create an individualized training experience by keeping the course size to 8 attendees for the Botox Training & Dermal Filler Training, Sclerotherapy and Facial Analysis/Microdermabrasion & Chemical Peel courses. The advanced courses have no more than 5 attendees.


Having a training course with a limited number of attendees guarantees customized training specific to your training needs and goals.

Is lunch provided?

Lunch will be provided by MedAesthetics Training. If you have any dietary restrictions, please let us know prior to the course date.

What happens after the course?

We love to keep in touch with past attendees. At MedAesthetics Training, the relationship begins before the training course and continues after the training course. Through marketing webinars and instructor consultations we provide attendees with additional support after the training course has taken place. In addition, our injectable supply kits contain hand-selected supplies to ensure you have the supplies you need in an compact, easy to use kit (pharmaceutical products not included).

Will I be ready to see clients after my training?

Each attendee is unique, and while the purpose of the course is to get you comfortable performing the procedures you may need additional practice before seeing clients. This is going to differ on a case-by-case basis, but it may be helpful to see family and friends after training.


The clinical hands-on training ensures you feel comfortable with the procedures, however it is very important to begin practicing as soon as possible after your training. When too much time passes, you may forget the helpful tips and suggestions provided by the instructor.

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  • Sudi Gooch, PA-C

    Sudi Gooch is a Board Certified Physician Assistant who specializes in Dermatology. She obtained her Bachelor’s Degree in Biology from CU Denver in Colorado, then pursued her Masters degree in Clinical Medical Science with a Certificate as a Physician Assistant at Barry University in Florida in 2006. She is an LA native and moved back home in 2007. She regularly attends conferences and classes to keep current on constant advancements in cosmetic and general dermatology. Sudi also conducts Speaker programs to introduce and educate medical providers on new and upcoming dermatology medications and procedures.

    For the past 12 years, she has been specializing in general dermatology, acne treatments, surgical excisions, sclerotherapy, with special focus on cosmetic facial rejuvenation using medical grade peels, Botox, fillers, PRP, and skin and body enhancements with medical devices. Sudi is committed to enhancing her patients natural and unique appearance and helping them age gracefully through personalized cosmetic skin treatments. She is also an excellent clinical educator helping upcoming aesthetic injections master their craft. 


  • Jessica Manges, ARNP

    Jessica Manges is a n Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner who is board certified through the ANCC. She graduated in 2010 from the University of South Florida with her Masters in Nursing and did her BSN at The University of Tampa. As a nurse she worked at Tampa General Hospital and specialized in medical/surgical nursing. Upon graduating with her masters she started in dermatology and then went on to specialize in aesthetic medicine. She has years of experience in injectables and an artistic eye for achieving the most aesthetic results. She has a passion for skin care and loves learning advancements in anti-aging medicine.  Jessica keeps up with the latest techniques and products in the industry. Jessica believes in teaching the skills of a thorough consultation to create the most comprehensive treatment plan so that you are able to achieve the best results for your clients.  She has treated thousands of people to include Botox, dermal filler, Sculptra, PDO threads, plasma and Kybella. She also is a certified aerial yoga teacher so brings a calming atmosphere to the teaching environment, making you comfortable while learning these new skills.


  • Dr. Shana Hughes, DMD

    Shana graduated from the University of Louisville’s School of Dentistry in 2011 before founding The Tooth Booth, a cosmetic dentistry boutique practice in 2012.   Since it’s opening, Dr. Hughes has added implant dentistry & facial aesthetics to her practice model.

    Dr. Hughes has been a facial aesthetics injector since 2013.  Since that first injectables certification course, she has taken countless courses all over the nation with some of the aesthetic industry’s very best.  After first introducing neurotoxins and hyaluronic fillers as added services for her patients, she has since added professional skincare, Sculptra, Kybella, and PDO threads.  Dr. Hughes was named an Allergan Ambassador for their 2019 Summit.
    She prides herself on her commitment to learning & perfecting her skills.

    Shana began training others in injectables in 2018.  She is an asset to the MedAesthetics team in that she can help give insight to practitioners who are looking to integrate aesthetics into their current practices just as she did in her earlier career.  Her personal experience at The Tooth Booth means she can aid injectors in the business and marketing aspects of the injectables industry.


  • Erin Hennessey, DNP, APRN, FNP-C

    Dr. Erin Hennessey founded Blush Aesthetics in January, 2017. With a passion for skin health and wellness, her special interests include healthy skin maintenance, acne and rosacea management, laser treatments, injectables and education.

    Erin attended Case Western Reserve University graduating with the distinction of Summa Cum Laude earning a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. After working for twelve years in Pediatric Intensive Care caring for trauma and burn patients, she furthered her education at Case Western Reserve University, completing her MSN with focus in family nurse practitioner certification. She completed her clinical rotations at the Cleveland Clinic and University Hospitals in Cleveland. She then went on to complete her Doctorate in Nursing Practice and doctoral nursing fellowship in Dermatology.

    Erin is a Certified Nurse Practitioner by the American Association of Nurse Practitioners, an active member of the Ohio Association of Advance Practice Nurses, The American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery, Sigma Theta Tau and the Dermatology Nurses Association.


  • Christopher Dunn, DDS

    Christopher graduated from the University of Colorado with his undergraduate degree Bachelor of Arts and Sciences 1986, was accepted at University of Colorado dental school and graduated in 1990. He had a hospital position at Swedish Medical center in the head and neck trauma unit and has since been working in private practice since 1991.

    He enjoys cosmetic dentistry and the immense happiness a beautiful smile can provide for his patients. Patients frequently comment afterward, “ If I could just get rid of the wrinkles”, this led him to pursue adding the skills of Neuromodulators such as Botox and Dysport and hyaluronic acid based dermal fillers to complement the improved smile. He has a passion for sharing knowledge and techniques and feels continued learning and improvement is the hallmark of a good clinician. He enjoys reading and researching all areas of fitness, health, and the art of staying healthy and looking younger.



  • Hanieh Khorshidi NP-BC

    Meet our aesthetic provider, Hanieh Khorshidi NP-BC.  Hanieh graduated from George Mason University, in Fairfax, Virginia with her degree as a Board Certified Nurse Practitioner.  She has been practicing for over 10 years. Starting off as an Operating Room Nurse, Hanieh worked and trained among some of the best plastic & cosmetic surgeons throughout the Midwest and Northeast regions of the United States, gaining a profound appreciation for patient safety, advocacy, and education.  Her passion for patient safety and education extends to her career in aesthetics, as she has been awarded with Medical Aesthetics Certifications including Master Injector for her use of cosmetic injectables in both basic and advanced injection techniques.  Hanieh currently owns and operates a Practice in Arlington, Virginia.  She prides herself on having a diverse and well-rounded understanding of both the business, and aesthetics of the cosmetic industry. Her approach is admirable in its respect for the artistry involved in injectables. Hanieh believes in a personalized, natural approach to all aesthetic treatments ultimately producing outstanding outcomes for her patients in the safest manner possible.



  • Dr. Luis Linan, MD

    Dr. Luis Linan is a board-certified OB/GYN in El Paso, Texas.  He attended the University of Texas in Austin and graduated in 1982 with a BA in biology.  He went on to study at Texas Tech School of Medicine where he graduated in 1989.  After two years of general surgery residency, he completed his OB/GYN residency at Texas Tech University Health Science Center in El Paso.  From 1994-1995 he was clinical faculty at Texas Tech HSC in the department of OB/GYN.  Since 1995 Dr. Linan has been in private practice and in 2007 he began doing sclerotherapy treatments.  In 2011 his practice expanded to medical aesthetics where he now performs treatments for neurotoxins and fillers.



  • Erika Barry, NP-C, MSN, CCRN

    Nurse Practitioner

    Erika Barry received her undergraduate training from the University of Miami where she obtained a Bachelor of Science in Nursing and Health Studies, May 2006. She received her Master’s Degree from The Johns Hopkins University in May 2011. While completing her graduate degree at Hopkins she began to explore her interest in anti-aging and plastic surgery. After graduating from Hopkins in 2011 she moved to San Francisco, California to accept the coveted position as a surgical nurse practitioner at The University of California, San Francisco. At UCSF, she was fortunate to work with the urology and plastic surgery teams at UCSF Medical Center located at the Parnassus Campus in the heart of San Francisco.

    After four years as a surgical NP at University of California, Erika moved to DC to work in outpatient cosmetic surgery. She is now the lead injector at the elite Hela Medical Spa in Georgetown, DC. At Hela she is the “master” of Botox, dermal filler, and Kybella. She has trained over 200 nurses, physicians, physician assistants, and nurse practitioners in aesthetics and injectables. Her personal teaching moto, “safety always, always, comes first”.

  • Angela Coton, PA-C, MPAS

    Aesthetic Specialist

    Angela is a nationally board-certified and North Carolina state licensed Physician Assistant who has been practicing since January 2010. She graduated cum laude with her Bachelor of Arts in English Literature from the University of Illinois, Urbana- Champaign in 2000. After 10+ years working in both the corporate business environment and managing a medical aesthetics spa, she realized her true gift was in patient care. She returned to East Carolina University in 2007 to pursue her Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies.

    After graduating from ECU in 2009, she relocated to the North Shore of Boston to study Facial Plastics and Otolaryngology with seven renowned surgeons. Her supervising physician Dr David Chrzanowski is a board certified facial plastic surgeon and she gained immense knowledge in facial anatomy and aesthetics in addition to skincare science. Angela’s background in facial plastics and the science of aging combined with her desire to make people feel good about themselves led her to pursue aesthetic medicine. Her favorite tools to improve patient’s natural beauty is through minimally invasive techniques of neuromodulators (Botox/ Dysport/Xeomin) and dermal fillers to prevent wrinkles and restore collagen loss. She is dedicated to maintaining the highest standards of patient safety and values the importance of educating her patients on the options that will allow them to be the most naturally vitalized and get the most for their money.

  • Jennie Kowaleski, PA-C

    Jennie attended Seton Hill University in Pennsylvania where she obtained her Bachelors of Science degree in Physician Assistant studies. She later completed her Masters of Science in Physician Assistant Studies, Education and Leadership, from A.T. Still University. Jennie began her PA-C career in Urgent Care and internal medicine, later developing a passion for aesthetics. She began working in the field of skin care and aesthetics in 2010. She has become very proficient in facial contouring and enhancement with various injectables such as botulism toxins, dermal fillers and Kybella. She has a vast knowledge and multiple certifications for use of state of the art lasers.

    Jennie’s philosophy to skin care and aesthetics is simple. She wants to achieve natural, beautiful results working in all levels of comfort and ability. Jennie works as a private trainer teaching other health care professionals in injectable techniques.

  • Meredith Harris, NP

    Meredith pursued undergraduate studies in Physiology and Neuroscience at the University of California and later completed a second undergraduate degree in nursing at Loma Linda University. In 1998, Meredith graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Pennsylvania as a Nurse Practitioner in Women’s Health. After years of caring for women, Meredith found her career niche in the sub-specialty of aesthetic enhancements.

    In 2017 Meredith was recognized with an Award of Excellence for the Best in Nursing by the American Health Council. As a member of the International Society of Plastic and Aesthetic Nurses and The National Academy of Dermatology Nurse Practitioners she continues to pursue advanced training and knowledge to keep her on the leading edge of the aesthetic market. Meredith travels extensively to teach and train new and advanced injectors throughout the country.

  • Mr. Waseem Garbia, PA-C

    Mr. Garbia graduated from George Mason University in Fairfax, VA. He then attended Jefferson College of Health Sciences in Roanoke, Virginia and graduated with his degree and certification in Physician Assistant studies and has been practicing for over 14 years. Waseem has worked in many different settings including general and plastic surgery, emergency medicine, critical cardiology and aesthetics.

    He is a certified master injector and is a national aesthetic medical trainer. Waseem has a vast knowledge in cosmecuticals, injectables and lasers and has a passion for long-term skin enhancement. Having experience with launching several medical spas, Waseem enjoys teaching and sharing his knowledge in technique as well as meeting business objectives.

  • Dr. Christy Bennett, DO

    Dr. Bennett is Board Certified in Family Medicine by the American Board of Family Medicine. She completed an Allopathic Internship & Residency in Family Medicine at the University of Oklahoma-Tulsa in 2000 and entered into a private practice. She received her undergraduate degree from the university of Tulsa in 1978 in Medical Technology. Dr. Bennett practices family practice medicine, operates a concierge injectable business and serves as Medical Director for a Medical Spa in Tulsa, OK.

    Dr. Bennett has been an instructor in aesthetic medicine for over 9 years specializing in the areas of Injectables, Sclerotherapy, Microdermabrasion & Chemical Peels. Dr. Bennett has authored numerous teaching materials & presentations in the areas of aesthetic medicine and has attended national and international symposiums on aesthetic medicine.

  • Dr. Jeffrey Ayers, DO

    In 1985 Dr. Ayers graduated from Westmont College in Santa Barbara, CA with his BA in Biology. He then graduated from medical school in 1989 from Des Moines University. From 1989-1992 he completed his Family Medicine Residency at the US Naval Hospital Camp Pendleton. From 1992-1995 he served the US Navy in Sasebo, Japan as a staff family physician and chief of the family advocacy program.

    In 1995 Jeff and his family relocated to the Salt Lake City area where he continues to work with Intermountain Healthcare as a staff family physician. In 2005, Dr. Ayers added non-surgical medical aesthetics to his areas of practice. Today, Dr. Ayers practices family medicine as well as serving as medical director for the National Institute of Medical Aesthetics and Elase Medical Spas.

    Dr. Ayers also trains for the use of neurotoxins, dermal fillers and laser resurfacing.

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