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IAPAM’s Botox Training

Botox Training

Botox Training & Aesthetic Medicine Symposiums

This 2-day weekend (Saturday – Sunday) Hands-on, 17.5 AMA CME credit program is for physicians wanting to only add the Top 5 Minimally-Invasive Aesthetic procedures (Botox®, Fillers, Chemical Peels, Laser Hair Removal, Microdermabrasion) to a new or existing practice. This unique program is a combination of Hands-on and real-life case studies. 

Botox Training Course & Certification Outline

  1. Hands on Botox® Training
  2. Learn the Latest Botox Injection Techniques
  3. Learn the “Top 5” Cosmetic Procedures
  4. Earn Up To 33.5 AMA Cat 1 CME’s
  5. Learn from Leaders in Aesthetic Medicine
  6. Top 5 Reasons to Chose the IAPAM for Botox Training
  7. What Recent Attendees are Saying
  8. Continued Long Term Support
At the Symposium, our Board Certified dermatologists will teach you proper techniques and expert injection tips in our medical training facility in proper patient treatment chairs (not hotel chairs, which are too low for proper injection technique). As part of our 3-Step Botox Training Protocol, you will receive facial injection charts for you to use during the hands-on training. You will also have access to our clinical library of Botox treatments, including: treating a gummy smile, hyperhydrosis, and many other in-demand treatment protocols. Since patient comfort is important, we will also cover the latest in pain management for Botox injections.

The future for Botox® is promising as it is one of the most popular anti-aging face treatments. Not only is it today the most popular cosmetic injection treatment in North America but as baby boomers age and want to hold on to their youthful appearance, the demand for Botox® – and skilled Botox® practitioners – is predicted to rise even more.

We know you have limited time, and the IAPAM’s industry leading cosmetic injectables training are designed to get you up and injecting by the end of the weekend! It all starts with the pre-work you are sent before the hands-on CME workshop.

Botox Training Courses Agenda:

  • Anatomy and Physiological of the Skin
  • Epidermal Layers.
  • Facial Structure, including Facial Musculature.
  • Identifying Skin Tension Lines overlying Facial Muscles and Cosmetic Subunits.
  • Common Cutaneous Diseases.
  • Common Skin Cancers (Melanoma, Basal Cell Carcinoma, Squamous Cell Carcinoma).
  • Cosmetic Injectable options available today:
  • FDA approved Botulinum Toxin’s for facial aesthetics (Botox Cosmetic® and Dysport®).
  • Hyaluronic Acids (Restylane®, Juvederm®, Perlane®, Juvederm Ultra ®, Hylaform® and Hylaform® plus).
  • Collagens (Cosmoderm™, Cosmoplast™).
  • Longer lasting fillers (Radiesse®, Sculptra®).

Botox Training Courses Highlights:

  • Designed by Physicians for Physicians
  • Injections are done in a CLEAN medical practice (per FDA)… NOT a hotel room.
  • You will receive certification from the IAPAM, an internationally recognized medical association.
  • Training is lead by a board certified dermatologist (Dr. Toni Stockton MD, see our complete faculty)

Earn Up To 33.5 AMA Cat 1 CME’s

We know earning CME’s are important to you, that is why in addition to receiving international recognition for your IAPAM hands-on training, you will earn 17.5 AMA CME’s by participating in our 2-day Aesthetic Medicine Symposium. You can also earn an additional 8.5 CME’s by participating in our physician medical weight management program that takes place on the Friday prior to the weekend Symposium. And also earn 6.5 CME’s by participating in our Secrets to a Successful Practice Workshop. Please note, nursing boards all accept our credits as equivalents.

How to become Botox certified?

1) Have the necessary Botox certification requirements:

A person must have a valid medical license in their state/province or other country where they reside to be able to be Botox certified. You will need to provide proof of your designation upon enrollment to a Botox injection class. Without a valid medical license, you are not able to get certified.

If you are unsure of this, you would need to contact your State medical board to find out what the requirements are.

For Botox training at the IAPAM, if you have a foreign medical designation, you can certainly come to any of our training events, but you cannot do any injecting during the Botox workshop. Foreign doctors who have immigrated to the USA or Canada  (and have not passed the Board exams for licensing), can attend but not inject.

Also, the IAPAM allows non-medical individuals to attend however they are not eligible to do any Botox injecting and they can only attend with someone who has an MD, DO, PA, NP, ND/NMD (depending on state) or dentist designation.

Physicians Assistants (PAs) can usually inject under the supervision of a physician (some States have restrictions, please check your local State board), Nurse Practitioners (NPs) can usually inject if they have prescribing authority in their State. Nurses all require the supervision of a healthcare provider, however, not all nurses can inject. Most States allow Registered Nurses (RNs) to inject Botox under the supervision of a Physician, and many allow Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs) to inject the toxin.

Can anyone attend Botox Training? The answer is yes, however, only those who have the requirements to perform Botox injections during the IAPAM Botox course will receive CME credits and Botox certification.

2) Seek out and enroll in a course

When looking for a Botox workshop, you should look for one that is reputable, accredited and follows FDA recommendations. It is also advised to seek out one that is held in a clean medical facility and that hands-on training is provided so that you also have the opportunity to learn how to inject Botox. Many of these courses also provide CE/CME credits and certification once you have completed the course.

3) Attend a training program

The IAPAM is now  in its 13th year providing Hands-on, CME Botox Training to physicians, nurses, dentists and other licensed healthcare providers, the IAPAM’s industry-leading 3-Step Botox Training Protocol is the fastest way for you to incorporate aesthetics into an existing medical practice or stand-alone medical spa.

4) Attain your Botox Certification

After you have completed your Botox CME education you will receive a certification from the training provider and in most cases CE/CME credits. Congratulations! You are now ready to start offering Botox treatments to your patients! Start GROWING your practice!

Want to Learn More? Download Your FREE Botox Best Practices Ebook

3-Step Protocol Overview:

Step 1: Complete the Introduction to Cosmetic Injectables Online Certification
Step 2: Attend Symposium Didactic and Hands-on Workshop
Step 3: Perform 12 upper face Botulinum Toxin injections on friends and family

Once completed, not only will you know how to give Botox injections the next day, you will also earn up to 33.5 AMA CME credits.

Botox Injection Techniques Video

Our IAPAM Botox Training Will Teach You:

  • Anatomy of the skin
  • An understanding of the aging process
  • The anatomy of facial muscles
  • Physiology of Botox®
  • Best Practices for the injection of Botox®
  • Hands-on Botox® training in a medical practice

Learn from Leaders in Aesthetic Medicine

IAPAM’s faculty is comprised of leading dermatologists who are experts in current aesthetic medicine techniques. We offer you the unique and invaluable opportunity to work closely with them in a small group for individual attention to your specific needs. Their professionalism and experienced is unmatched in the industry.

At the IAPAM, we will also teach you:

  • how to safely and effectively administer Botox®
  • how to avoid potential pitfalls
  • ways to adopt established good practice
  • advanced aesthetic techniques
  • business matters relating to the set-up of your clinic

You will leave the Botox school with not only the basic knowledge and an appreciation of acceptable good practice, but also a reference and additional direction for further study. And, you will have continued access to our members section and a wealth of industry related information that is constantly expanding.

Top 5 Reasons to Chose the IAPAM
Reason #1: We are the only Botox program that has 3 board-certified cosmetic dermatologists on their teaching faculty (and we actually identify them on our website!). Our goal is that you only learn from experts of the skin.
Top 5 Reasons to Chose the IAPAM
Reason #2 : All of our injection classes are done in a medical practice or a medical spa. Per the FDA, we never offer our classes in a hotel room.
Top 5 Reasons to Chose the IAPAM
Reason #3: In addition to aesthetics training, we combine the business aspect of running an aesthetic business, so you learn everything you need to know to be successful and grow your practice. At the Symposium, we cover not only Botox, but cover the Top 5 non-invasive cosmetic procedures. You are getting more for your money and time.
Top 5 Reasons to Chose the IAPAM
Reason #4: As a member of the IAPAM, you will receive unlimited practice support.
Top 5 Reasons to Chose the IAPAM
Reason #5: 99.9% of our attendees would recommend this Symposium to their colleagues who are interested in aesthetic medicine! Just check out our Symposium Report Card below and see for yourself!
Want to Learn More? Download Your FREE Botox Best Practices Ebook

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Why adding Botox® to a practice can be beneficial?

Among the various other cosmetic surgeries and procedures, one can add, why should healthcare professionals add Botox®?

Here are the primary reasons why it is advised for a practice to add Botox® treatments.

  1. Popularity of Botox®

While the cosmetic industry is growing as a whole, a significant chunk of this growth is coming from people requesting Botox® treatments. In 2016 alone, people spent more than $2.7 million on injectable treatments. Since then, the trend has been increasing. This is why it is advisable for physicians to receive Botox® training and offer this treatment in their practice.

  1. Revenue generated

Each Botox® injection has a cost that ranges from $300 to $800. After getting Botox® certification, a physician can quickly realize significant revenue when combined with other aesthetic procedures as well.

  1. Very speedy method

One can receive Botox® injections in less than 45 minutes. The minimum time it takes is 15 minutes. This is why many have named the treatment the “Lunchtime procedure.” This also means the practice can have a higher patient turnover resulting in more revenue.

  1. It is FDA-Approved

The administration of Botox® is approved by the FDA. The fact that it has been deemed safe means health-conscious people are likely to be comfortable when seeking Botox®.

  1. Satisfied customers

People wish to see immediate results. The good thing about Botox® is that the results are reflected very quickly. In most cases, patients will be able to see the difference within a day. Also, there is no downtime required after the surgery. So, one can go back their routine right after leaving the practice. This too leads to high satisfaction rates among customers.

  1. Source of a long-term relationship

As a healthcare professional, one can’t forget that the cosmetic industry is also a business. While the job of a physician is to treat patients to the best of their capabilities, for the sustainability of their practice, they must ensure that patients do keep coming back to the practice.

Botox® provides physicians with an ethical reason to get people back, because the effects of Botox® are not everlasting. Slowly, they fade away and another Botox® treatment is necessary to keep up improved appearance. This helps in keeping a patient coming in around 3 or 4 times a year.

  1. An excellent substitute for wrinkle creams

Since wrinkle creams are not considered to be perfect substitutes for Botox®, one can say that there isn’t as great an option of treating wrinkles as Botox®. Hence, there is a sustained demand for cosmetic surgeries like Botox®.

Benefits of Botox® Training

The training involves attending an industry recognized course and getting certified.

In order to realize the benefits of offering Botox® procedures to patients, a healthcare provider needs Botox® certification. Here are the advantages of getting Botox® training.

  • Learning the required skill and catering to a wide audience

By taking training, healthcare providers can gain the necessary expertise needed to offer Botox® options. Since there is a broader audience for the procedure, learning the skill allows physicians to cater to the needs of the masses and hence grow their practice.

  • Increasing brand awareness

Getting solid training and offering Botox® can be a great way to create knowledge about the practice as well. Those who come in initially for Botox® can become long-term customers and avail of other types of non-invasive procedures as well like chemical peels, laser treatments, microdermabrasion, etc.

Whether it is for the growth of the practice or to meet the demands of the patients, the fact remains that Botox® is a procedure healthcare providers should consider adding to their existing practice.


”A great, useful and entertaining course. Highly recommend.”
J. Ferris
”It was great! Loved the practical portion.”
R. Estevez,
”Great program!”
E. Figueroa
Absolutely would recommend to a colleague! I look forward to more IAPAM courses!”
B. Wagner,
”I have learned so much! I appreciate the intensive coverage of all aspects of startup & running and doing a fantastic job for my patients in an aesthetics practice. Very comprehensive. I recommend x 100!!!”
L. Waner
”Amazing. So much valuable information and expertise! I feel ready to start an aesthetic practice soon & I am very excited!”
B. Hooks
”Very informative. Lecturers were very approachable & well versed in their respective fields.”
M. Sharma

Botox Training FAQ's

The IAPAM’s Aesthetic Medicine Symposium with Botox Cosmetic Training, is one of the very few Aesthetic Medicine/ Medical Spa training programs which is not operated or sponsored by equipment distributors, consultants or nurses. The goal of the symposium is to give you all the information you need to immediately start adding Aesthetic Medicine and Botox Cosmetic procedures to your practice.

The IAPAM is the only provider of aesthetic medical training courses that has 5 board certified cosmetic dermatologists on its teaching faculty, ensuring the best possible education for the attendees. Unlike other programs that say they have dermatologists or plastic surgeons on their faculty (who are often not at the actual training program), we actually list them on our faculty page.

Our Botulinum Toxin (Xeomin®, Dysport®, Botox®) training is done in a clean medical facility, not a hotel room. Your cosmetic injectable training environment will be similar to your practice, since the injection technique for injecting a patient in a hotel room chair is much different, than a patient in a proper medical treatment table (chair).

The IAPAM offers the most comprehensive on-going support. We also include a year of telephone/e-mail support for any medical spa or aesthetic practice questions

The IAPAM has been providing Botox training for 13 years.

We are an established institute with a training faculty that is highly qualified and has extensive experience. Being around for 13 years we have perfected the techniques and have the knowledge to answer any questions and address any concerns the attendees might have.

Botulinum Toxins (i.e. Xeomin, Dysport, Botox) are one of the most competitive aesthetic procedures. If you base your aesthetic practice or medical spa on offering only Botulinum Toxin injections, you are going to have a very hard time being profitable. By attending the Symposium, you are going to learn from an expert faculty on the right way to setup an aesthetic practice and how to choose the most profitable aesthetic procedures.

Incorporating Botulinum Toxins is certainly part of a successful practice, and we dedicate 3/4 of a day on the topic. However, you will also learn about much more profitable aesthetic procedures that have very little start-up costs.

For the Aesthetic Medicine Symposium (Sat/Sun)  17.5 AMA PRA Category 1 CME credits

CME’s allows a healthcare professional to demonstrate that they are certified and dedicated to their duty. It shows a commitment to lifelong learning and is useful for putting the patient’s mind at ease.

Yes, you will receive a CME certificate which is required by many medical malpractice insurance providers. 

We use either Xeomin from Merz Aesthetics, Inc, Botox Cosmetic® from Allergan, Inc. or Dysport® from Medicis, Inc.

Botox® is a facial cosmetic treatment which is injected into the muscles through small needles. They are injected into the face and skin to relax the muscles and reduce the appearance of fine lines or wrinkles. The Botox® administrator needs to have a basic understanding of the complex facial anatomy in order to be able to deliver these injections. There are many nerves, muscles and blood vessels present beneath the skin and care should be taken while injecting. This will help them treat patients more accurately and produce excellent results.

Botox® is also used to treat a variety of other medical conditions such as strabismus, blepharospasm, hyperhidrosis, TMJ and spastic hand muscles so it is important to understand the anatomy of other body parts as well. At our training the Botox® instructor provides enough knowledge on Botox® injections to instill a high level of confidence in all healthcare provider attendees so that they can perform the Botox® treatment themselves.

Our Botox® training course has highly experienced and trained medical professional faculty that has the qualifications necessary to lead a group of healthcare providers in the training. All attendees that complete a Botox® training course must learn how to assess a patient from the initial consultation to the after-treatment advice. Hands-on Botox® training is a crucial part of the course, as the healthcare providers are able to administer Botox® to live models under the supervision of trained medical professionals.

Practical experience is very necessary to build proficiency and confidence in the attendees. Hands-on training is especially important for injectable treatments because it helps the person understand how they can achieve the desired results and minimize the risk of any complications. Even though the training is highly informative, it is important to understand that the situation is set-up and very different from a real clinic. 

Our Botox® training curriculum is based on the information extracted from proven clinical medical researches and solid medical evidence. Our Botox® training course is constantly updated to include recent developments and breakthroughs in the field of aesthetic medicine. Attendees will be provided with supporting literature and only practice-based techniques and approaches will be taught.

At our Botox® training course we will not only teach how to administer Botox® but also be impart knowledge on marketing it as well. Information on sources where you can buy the Botulinum Toxin drug should also be provided along with guidance on how to price the treatment. Our curriculum entails learning of unique strategies of interacting with patients to keep them coming back for follow-up treatments. We will provide advice on the various tools, protocols and techniques to ensure the safety and wellbeing of the patient is paramount. The IAPAM Botox® training instructors  use information from the latest materials and resources.

When you are selecting a Botox® training course one factor that will help you in making your decision are the reviews from previous past training programs of the training institute. A training institute should be completely transparent in their dealings and publish the outcome of each training program publicly. Evaluations and testimonials from prior attendees is very important. Please check out our testimonials/report cards.

Many Botox® administrators fail to integrate new systems and treatments into their practice. This is because they are not trained to make room for changes to alter their technique as may be necessary. To successfully adopt new methods and tools the Botox® administrator needs proper guidance. At the IAPAM Aesthetic Symposium Botox® training course we  provide clinical skills and interpersonal skills necessary to treat patients with the best service and how to deal with a patient from the initial consultation to the follow-up treatments.

Absolutely. Please be advised that Botox is a prescription drug, and you either need to have prescribing authority in your State, or you will need to work with a physician. 

Yes, PA’s can attend at the physician price (unless they are attending as an assistant to a physician, then they can pay the assistant price). Licensed medical staff and practice/business managers can certainly attend with their supervising physicians. If your supervising physician doesn’t attend, then you may attend at the regular physician price (based on availability). As well, we will need a letter of authorization from your medical Director to attend in his or her place (assuming they are already trained in Aesthetics).

Yes, however you should check with your local licensing board to ensure performing these procedures is within your scope of practice. Please review all the benefits of the IAPAM’s Symposium for dentists.

Long Term Support

You will never be alone! As a member of the IAPAM, you will receive unlimited support from our staff and expert faculty of physicians. Not only will you receive a large physician reference manual, and best practices handouts, you will also be able to ask any questions at any time, as long as you are member. Over 5,000 physicians, PAs and NP’s have attended our programs. All of our symposiums sell out fast, so please don’t wait, sign up today!

Feel free to check out the many physician, PA and NP testimonials that are on our website. Over 98% of our attendees would recommend our training to a colleague! No other Botox training program can boast that record!!

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