The Botox® and dermal filler training course is designed as a one-day course for Physicians (MD & DO), Nurse Practitioners (NP), Registered Nurses (RN), Physician Assistants (PA) and Dentists (DDS & DMD). The course includes a didactic and hands-on training session. Attendees receive a Certificate of Training upon successful completion of the course. Approved for 9.75 AAFP Prescribed credits.
Each Botox® and dermal filler training course has a maximum of 8 attendees. This intimate course setting allows the instructor to spend individualized time with each attendee. The instructor is available to answer attendee’s questions and to share years of experience with botulinum toxin and dermal filler products and procedures. Attendees will learn the pearls gained from the instructor’s experience including seeing what works, having off-label expertise, and ensuring client satisfaction.
The Botox® and dermal filler training course begins with an intensive and thorough lecture session where you will:
During this time, you will discuss and learn the fundamentals of performing injections with Botulinum Toxin for the glabellar region (frown lines, nasal wrinkles), frontalis (horizontal forehead lines), bunny lines, crows feet area, and brow lift procedures. You will learn the fundamentals of performing injections with dermal fillers for lip enhancement, lip augmentation, marionette lines (corner of the mouth), nasolabial folds (smile lines and/or laugh lines) and midface volumization (cheek enhancement).
After the didactic session, you will gain extensive knowledge and real-life experience with clinical hands-on training. You will perform client consultations, come up with treatment plans and perform injections all under the supervision of the instructor. This includes meeting with the model, going over history and consent forms, conducting a skin analysis while understanding what outcome the model would like.
From there, the instructor will assist in determining the appropriate type and amount of product which will be injected by the attendees of the course. Models and products are provided by MedAesthetics during the hands-on training session.
The products available during the hands-on training session are Botox® Cosmetic, Juvederm® products (including Ultra®, Ultra Plus®, Voluma®, Vollure® & Volbella®) and Restylane® products (Lyft, Silk, Refyne & Defyne) & Versa.
The exact product used will be dependent on the needs and wants of the model. Some models may request a certain type of botulinum toxin or filler, where others may ask for recommendations. During this time you will discuss the strengths of each product to determine the best treatment option. This is a superb real-life experience and will prepare you for the situations that arise outside of the training course.
This Live activity, Basic Botulinum Toxin-A and Dermal Filler Training, from 04/01/2022 – 03/31/2023, has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to 9.75 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.
Mayra is a board-certified Nurse Practitioner specializing in aesthetics and plastic surgery. Her interest in Aesthetics began as an OR nurse, which prompted Mayra to complete her advanced nursing education.
Mayra is a proud Latina and Jersey girl. She completed her Masters and Doctorate degrees from Rutgers University, with high honors. Additionally, she is a seasoned licensed cosmetologist with 15+ years of experience in all things beauty, hair and skincare.
Since 2013, she has been an active clinician treating multiple health and skin conditions. Her focus is providing effective cosmetic treatments that enhance and complement her patients’ unique features and goals. Mayra is highly requested for her techniques and knowledge on treatments for skin of all ethnicities.
Mayra is both nationally and internationally trained on advanced injectables, threads, lasers and non-invasive cosmetic procedures. She continues to seek opportunities to advance her skills to provide the best care and education to her patients and students.
Outside of the office, Mayra is a foodie and enjoys traveling with her husband and baby.
Haley began working as a Registered Nurse in 2013, mainly working in the hospital setting on various floors including open heart/lung transplant, GI/GU, and orthopedic/spine. In 2018, she began working for Spectrum Health in their interventional spine department as a Nurse Practitioner.
Her passion for the aesthetic field started in 2016 after working with a plastic surgeon in the operating room. She decided to move to south Florida to pursue more education and start her career in this field. Her background involves aesthetic training from industry giants such as Allergan and Galderma. Her training never stops, and she is always seeking new opportunities to stay up to date in this field and expand her knowledge.
Haley’s passion is in full-face rejuvenation with dermal fillers, advanced neurotoxin techniques, and collagen induction therapy with bio-stimulators. She believes the entire face and neck need to have balance and harmonization.
Regenerative medicine and wellness are other important components in her practice. She stands behind using a holistic approach to healing the body to improve your overall aesthetic from the inside out.
Teaching and education are her primary focus when consulting with clients and she quickly realized she needed to share her knowledge with other providers in the field to promote safety and ethical compli
Alyssa Abbey is a Physician Assistant certified by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA). Alyssa is a member of the Society of Dermatology Physician Assistants and the American Academy of Physician Assistants. She has practiced Dermatology and Aesthetics for the last 15 years in Central Oregon. Alyssa specializes in general Dermatology and especially enjoys cosmetic and surgical procedures. Alyssa grew up in Fort Collins, Colorado. She attended the University of Oregon where she received her BA in International Studies. For her medical program, she attended Barry University in Miami, Florida and was awarded a Masters of Clinical Medical Sciences and Physician Assistant degree. In addition to her required clinical rotations, she did an elective rotation in Dermatology and Plastic Surgery. Outside of work, she enjoys nearly every outdoor activity offered in Central Oregon. Beyond staying active outside, she keeps busy chasing after her two active children Ruby and Wilder.
Dr. Alexandra Coleman was born and raised in Alpharetta, Georgia. She graduated in 2012 from Georgia College and State University where she studied Biological Sciences and Chemistry. From Atlanta, Dr. Coleman moved to Horse Country, Lexington, Kentucky, where she completed her Doctor of Dental Medicine Degree at the University of Kentucky. Go Cats! Dr. Coleman is one half of the Tooth Booth duo working alongside Dr. Shana Hughes. Dr. Coleman is certified in administering facial injectables (filled, Botox, etc.) and loves the complement that comes with mixing facial aesthetics with dentistry. In her spare time, Dr. Coleman enjoys traveling (but not by car), complaining about the day’s OrangeTheory workout, and finding new local restaurants around town. Her favorite spot to vacation is Venice, Florida (Italy, too) where she has gone every year since she was born.
Dr. Indeyeva is a fellowship-trained facial plastic surgeon that has devoted her entire training, experience, and practice to the neck and face only. She is passionate about all aspects of facial plastic surgery, with special interest in facelifts, neck lifts, rhinoplasty, blepharoplasty, and cosmetic injectables. Dr. Indeyeva is also a distinguished expert injector. She was chosen to serve as a trainer in advanced injection techniques for Galderma™ (maker of Restylane® and Sculptra®) and devotes time to train colleagues all over the nation on the safe and effective use of injectable products. Her exceptional skill is evident by the natural, beautiful results she provides to her patients. Dr. Indeyeva is deeply committed to the advancement of her field, and believes in the importance of life-long learning. She is highly active in the academic aspect of facial plastic surgery, attending multiple national aesthetic meetings and medical symposiums each year, where she lectures about her innovative techniques, protocols, and research. Dr. Indeyeva is proud to join the Med Aesthetic family and share her expertise to educate aesthetic providers all over the nation. Visit Dr. Indeyeva’s practice located in Austin, Texas.
Silvia Tuthill is a board-certified nurse practitioner who has a passion for aesthetic medicine and works with clients to achieve healthy, beautiful skin at all stages of life in her boutique practice Tenth Avenue Aesthetics. She is also committed to an enlightened approach to health and wellness. Silvia earned her Doctor of Nursing Practice degree and a Master and Bachelor of Science in Nursing in Adult and Geriatric Health from Stony Brook University. Prior to becoming a nurse practitioner, her 5-year career as a registered nurse and intravenous therapy professional in a medical-surgical oncology unit they allow her to hone her skills in performing delicate injections with precision. Dr. Tuthill has completed specialized training in dermal filler, neuromodulators and PDO threads in New York City and is a national aesthetic trainer. She is authentic, detail oriented, enthusiastic, and full of boundless energy that allows her to develop personalized treatment plans and provide superior patient care and client satisfaction. Dr. Tuthill loves being a part of training, as it allows her to share her art and knowledge of aesthetic techniques with the world.
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 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.
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.
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.
Angela founded Soothe Medical Aesthetics in March of 2018. She is a nationally board-certified and Maine licensed Physician Assistant who has been practicing ENT, Facial Plastics, and Dermatology since January 2010. After graduating from the University of Illinois, Urbana- Champaign in 2000, she spent 10+ years working in both corporate educational management and the medical aesthetics field. While managing nurses and aestheticians, she realized her true gift was in patient care. She returned to school at 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 mentoring physician, Dr David Chrzanowski is a board certified facial plastic and ENT surgeon. She gained immense knowledge in facial anatomy, ENT and aesthetics in addition to skincare science. She brought on the practice’s first skincare line in order to complement the facial work of Dr Chrzanowski. She then went on to open her own practice in Wake Forest, NC and has since relocated the practice to Maine in order to be closer to family.
Angela’s background in facial plastics, ENT, dermatology and the science of aging combined with her desire to make people feel good about their looks led her to pursue aesthetic medicine. Her favorite tools to improve patient’s natural beauty is through minimally invasive techniques utilizing neuromodulators like Botox, Dysport & Xeomin and dermal fillers to restore collagen and volume loss. She is dedicated to maintaining the highest standards of patient safety and understands the importance of educating her patients on the options that will allow them to be the most naturally vitalized while getting the most for their money. She is also dedicated to her own education to stay current with the latest techniques. Angela works as an Ear, Nose & Throat PA at MaineGeneral in Augusta & Waterville, ME. Visit her for your aesthetic needs at Soothe Medical Aesthetics in Waterville, Maine.
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.
Amber Ploucha graduated from Milligan College with her Bachelors Degree in Nursing in 2007, then went on to earn her Masters Degree in Nursing from East Tennessee State University, Summa Cum Laude in 2010. She is board certified by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. Her background working in both Cardiology and Hospitalist Internal Medicine laid a strong foundation in the importance of patient safety and attention to detail. She began her aesthetics career in 2016, then in 2017 co-founded Flawless Medicine in Johnson City, TN. Amber is a Certified Merz Educational Trainer, traveling to train both for the company and privately. She is very proficient at facial balancing using neuromodulators, PDO threads, and the full spectrum of hyaluronic acid, Calcium Hydroxyapatite, PLLA and other collagen biostimulators. Her practice also utilizes state of the art laser technology, Ultherapy, Plasma Lift & Microneedling. Amber’s role as both a business owner and a clinician provides a wealth of knowledge to beginner injectors.
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. 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.
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.