Botox® Training and Dermal Filler Training

Including Dysport® and Xeomin®


    • $1,595

    • Maximum of 8 attendees

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 9.5 AAFP Prescribed credits.

Course Description

Personalized Attention

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.


Didactic Session

The Botox® and dermal filler training course begins with an intensive and thorough lecture session where you will:

  • Review facial anatomy
  • Discuss the history and pharmacology of Botox® Cosmetic, Dysport®, Xeomin® and dermal fillers
  • Go over reconstitution techniques for Botox® Cosmetic, Dysport® and Xeomin®
  • Understand client selection and preparation
  • Learn the indications, contraindications and treatment techniques for each area and/or product
  • Examine possible side-effects and after-treatment protocols


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, brow lift procedures and DAO injections (droopy mouth). 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).


Hands-on Training

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, Xeomin®, Juvederm® products (including Ultra®, Ultra Plus®, Voluma®, Vollure® & Volbella®), Restylane® products, and Belotero®.


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.


Course materials and Botox® and Dermal Filler Certification

Attendees receive reference materials to review prior to the course as well as consent forms, history forms, a PDF and printed booklet of the Botox® and dermal filler training course presentation.  The reference materials and PDF of the presentation will be emailed approximately 14 days prior to the course date and once payment has been made in full.  The presentation booklet will be handed out to attendees at the course.  After successfully completing the course, attendees receive Botox® and Dermal Filler Certification with an official Certificate of Training. Customized history and consent forms are available.

Learning Objectives:

  • Discuss the goals of aesthetic procedures including the types of aging and how the skin changes as it ages
  • Increase knowledge of facial anatomy in reference to injectable procedures including facial muscles and understanding the layers of the skin
  • Information on the history, mechanism of action, and safety of Botulinum Toxin-A
  • Discuss the proper preparation and reconstitution techniques for Botulinum Toxin-A
  • Examine Botulinum Toxin-A dosage and injection techniques for the glabellar region, frontalis, bunny lines, crows feet area, brow lift procedures and DAO injections
  • Understand the use and role of dermal fillers
  • Analyze the hylauronic acid classification methods, common areas of use and depth of injection for hyaluronic acid dermal fillers
  • Understand the types and uses of the most common hyaluronic acid dermal fillers in the United States
  • Examine dermal filler techniques and injection methods for lip enhancement, lip augmentation, marionette lines, nasolabial folds and midface volumization.
  • Discuss types of anesthesia
  • Understand common complications that may occur with Botulinum Toxin-A and/or dermal filler injections and  how to manage these complications with proper safety protocols
  • Evaluate correct patient selection criteria, the importance of medical history review and elements of a successful aesthetic patient consultation
  • Lean how to explain pre-care, post care, risks and side-effects and from there create a comprehensive treatment plan
  • Establish and exhibit successful skills in performing live model consultations
  • Demonstrate correct injection methods and techniques for Botulinum Toxin-A and dermal fillers

  • 8:00 am: Didactic Session 1
    • Goals of aesthetic procedures; Types of aging; Facial anatomy review
    • Botulinum Toxin:
      • history; mechanism of action; pricing; preparation; reconstitution; dosage; injection techniques; before & after pictures
  • 10:00 am: Break
  • 10:10 am: Didactic Session 2
    • Use and role of dermal fillers
    • Dermal fillers:
      • classification methods; common areas of use; injection depth; hyaluronic acid product overview; semi-permanent & permanent implant product overview; injection methods & techniques; before & after pictures
    • Anesthesia
    • Managing complications
    • Patient selection, medical history, patient consultation, risks, pre & post care
  • 12:20 pm: Working Lunch provided by MedAesthetics & Consultation Demonstration
  • 1:00 pm: Clinical Hands-on-Training
  • 5:45 pm: Course wrap-up and additional questions, course evaluation

CME Credit Information:

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.

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  • 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. Jeffery 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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