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Advanced Cosmetic Injector Certificate

If you’re looking for the fastest and most effective way to expand your skills in cosmetic injectables, the Advanced Cosmetic Injector Certificate is your key!

This certificate requires completion of two online courses: Introduction to Cosmetic Injectables and Advanced Cosmetic Injectables

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Earn Your Cosmetic Injector Certification

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 Get better results for your patients and more referrals for your practice!

Start training today with the Cosmetic Injector Online Certification Bundle!

Online training is open to MD/DO, DDS/DMD, NP, PA, RN or LPN.

Earn Your Cosmetic Injector Certification in 3 Easy Steps!

Earn Your Cosmetic Injector Certification in 3 Easy Steps!

Step 1

Sign up for online training and get instant access

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Step 2

Complete both required online self-study courses

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Step 3

Receive your Advanced Cosmetic Injector Certificate

What's Included?

If you’re looking for the fastest and most effective way to expand your skills in cosmetic injectables, the Cosmetic Injector Certification is your key!

This certification track consists of:

Develop a strong foundation in cosmetic injectables and set yourself up for success as a cosmetic injector. Starting with a detailed review of facial anatomy and musculature, you’ll learn basic procedures like using Botulinum Toxin to treat the upper face, migraines, hyperhidrosis, dermal fillers, contraindications and more! You will receive a certificate at the end of this course.

Once you are confident in your foundation knowledge of cosmetic injectables, you will bolster your know-how and skill with the latest in procedures and techniques like treating around the eyes, around the mouth (including the “lip flip” technique”, jaw and chin augmentation and much more!

You must complete both online certificates to qualify for the Cosmetic Injector Certification.

Earn 17 CMEs for completing both courses included in the Cosmetic Injector Certification!

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This Self Study On-Demand Training Bundle Includes:

Introduction to Cosmetic Injectables Certificate (Part 1 of Cosmetic Injector Certification)

  • Review of Facial Anatomy & Musculature
  • Downloadable Cosmetic Injection Guidebook
  • Using Botulinum Toxin for Migraines, TMJ and Hyperhidrosis
  • All about fillers
  • 12-months unlimited access – even after you finish the training!
  • 8 CMEs
  • And more…!

Advanced Cosmetic Injectables Certificate (Part 2 of Cosmetic Injector Certification)

  • Anatomy review for advanced cosmetic injectables procedures
  • Advanced Botulinum Toxin procedures such as applications for the lower face, mid-forehead brow lift, lower eyelid and around the lips
  • Advanced Dermal Filler procedures including the non-surgical “nose job”, tear trough area, jaw & chin recontouring and earlobe correction
  • Cosmetic Injectables contraindications and complications
  • 9 CMEs
  • And much more…!
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Easy to Follow

We’ve taken out the guesswork. This program has been carefully designed as your step-by-step guide to many basic and advanced cosmetic injectable procedures. Easily pick up where you left off.

Train on Your Schedule

You can start your training today from the comfort of your home or office with our online learning portal, the IAPAM Learning Lab. Every course is designed to be flexible to your schedule so you can train at your own pace. 

Get Certified & Earns CMEs

Once you have completed each of the training modules, you are eligible to receive a Certificate to showcase your new skills! You can earn 13 CMEs!

It was a very user-friendly program.  I had to start and stop many times over several days.  It always took me back to where I’d left off.

Dr. G. Mesa, DNP, FNP-BC

Get Access to Detailed Training Materials

Get Access to Detailed Training Materials

The courses includes detailed procedural videos and comprehensive downloadable training material.

Beginner Procedural Videos

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Advanced Procedural Videos

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Our online training includes a variety of detailed training videos, reading and reference material, presentations and downloadable content to guide you through the different training modules. You can proceed through each course at your pace and begin implementing your new skills whenever you’re ready. You’ll be well on your way to enjoying a more profitable practice while gaining more free time!

Introduction to Cosmetic Injectables Training Course

Introduction to Cosmetic Injectables Training Course

This program is perfect for licensed healthcare providers* with no previous experience looking to get their start with aesthetics and Botox® training.

Getting Started with Cosmetic Injectables

  • Review of Facial Anatomy & Musculature: Describe the anatomy & physiology of the skin
  • What are Neuromodulators? Describe the pharmacology & mechanism of action for Botulinum Toxin Type A toxins
  • Botox Injections Guide: Differentiate between the currently FDA approved Botulinum Toxin Type A toxin’s: OnabotulinumtoxinA (Botox®), AbobotulinumtoxinA (Dysport®) and IncobotulinumtoxinA (Xeomin®), and PrabotulinumtoxinA-xvfs (JEUVEAU®)
  • Facial Contouring: Understand how botulinum toxins and dermal fillers are used to contour the face
  • Facial Injection Best Practices: Discuss potential side effects with patients, and clearly explain post-treatment instructions. Identify contraindications and potential complications with cosmetic injections

Botulinum Toxin Training Resources

  • Upper and Lower Face Injections: Understand injection tips and techniques with regards to injecting both the upper and lower face
  • Using Botulinum Toxin Injections to Treat Migraines: Understand how to use botulinum toxins to treat migraines, including diagnosis, injection techniques and potential adverse effects
  • Using Botulinum Toxin Injections for TMJ: Understand how Temporomandibular Myofacial pain can be treated with Botulinum Toxins, including diagnosis, injection techniques and potential adverse effects
  • Using Botulinum Toxin Injections for Hyperhidrosis Treatment: Understand how to use botulinum toxins to treat excess sweating (hyperhidrosis), including diagnosis, injection techniques and potential adverse effects
  • Instructions for Preparation, Dosage and Administration: Be able to assess patients who request cosmetic injectables procedures. Understand the correct preparation, reconstitution, dilution, dosage and administration techniques for each of the FDA approved botulinum toxins

Dermal Filler Training Resources

  • Facial Anatomy and Danger Zones when Injecting Fillers: Understand the facial anatomy and common danger zones when injecting dermal fillers into the face
  • Nasolabial Fold and Lip Injections with Fillers: Understand how to perform two of the most common dermal filler injections, nasolabial fold and lips
  • Etiology, Prevention, and Treatment of Dermal Filler Complications: Understand the most common filler injections and how to treat them

Advanced Cosmetic Injectables Training Course

Advanced Cosmetic Injectables Training Course

This program is perfect for licensed healthcare providers* experienced cosmetic injectors looking to expand their skills to included advanced cosmetic injectable procedures. 

Learning objectives include: 

Advanced Botulinum Toxin Procedures

  • Botulinum Toxin in the Lower Face: Understand the facial and cervical anatomy of the lower face.
  • Micro-dosing of Botulinum Toxins: Identify when and how to perform intradermal micro-dosing of botulinum toxins.
  • Mid Forehead Brow Lift: Understand how botulinum toxin can be used to manipulate or change the position and/or shape of the brow.
  • Botulinum Toxins in Lower Eyelid: Understand how to utilize botulinum toxins to treat under-eye bags, sagging skin, and droopy eyelids.
  • Botulinum Toxins Around the Lips: Understand how the dynamic vertical rhytids originating at the vermilion border of the lip can be treated, and how to perform a “lip flip.”
  • Treating a Gummy Smile: Be able to minimize excessive gingival display with botulinum toxins
  • Treating the Jawline and Pre-Jowl Area: Understand how botulinum toxin injection can be used to target the depressor anguli oris and platysma muscles
  • Treating Platysma Bands: Understand how a botulinum toxin can smoothen the platysma.
  • Treating Masseteric Hypertrophy: Understand how to improve the appearance of a prominent mandibular angle due to masseteric hypertrophy.
  • Treating Bruxism: How to perform a botulinum toxin injection into the masseter and temporalis muscles an effective treatment for bruxism and jaw pain.
  • Treating Botox Complications: Discuss potential side effects with patients, and understand the most common and relatively rare adverse events.
  • Botulinum Toxin Injections Around The Eyes – Some Common Unwanted Effects And What To Do: Understand common unwanted effects of injecting botulinum toxins around the eyes, and what to do about them.
  • Treating Eyelid Ptosis and Brow Ptosis: Understand how you can reduce the risk of eyelid and brow ptosis

Advanced Dermal Filler Training Resources

  • Anatomy Review for Advanced Filler Procedures: Have an in-depth understanding of the muscles, nerves, and blood vessels in the forehead, temples, nose, cheeks, and perioral areas.
  • Tear Trough Area: Understand how to utilize dermal fillers to reduce the sunken appearance of the eye.
  • Non-Surgical “Nose Job” (Nose Augmentation): Understand how dermal filler injections can temporarily adjust the shape of the nose.
  • Jaw & Chin Recontouring: Understand how dermal fillers can add definition, symmetry, contour, and balance to the jawline and chin area.
  • Earlobe Correction: Understand how dermal fillers can be used to treat sagging earlobes and reduce elongated earring holes.
  • Using Cannulas for Filler Injections: Describe the best situations when you to use a flexible blunt cannula to place hyaluronic acid dermal fillers.
  • Consensus Recommendations for the Use of Radiesse in the Face and Body: Understand the current consensus recommendation for the safe and effective use of hyperdiluted CaHA for face and body biostimulation.
  • Treating Dermal Filler Complications: Understand how to manage and treat dermal filler complications.
  • Neutralizing Hyaluronic Acid Fillers: Understand how to neutralize hyaluronic acid filler complications with hyaluronidase and Nitroglycerin Paste.

Training Bonus

Training Bonus

Cosmetic Injectables Playbook

As a special training bonus, receive access to a downloadable digital copy of the Cosmetic Injectables Playbook that you can print out and reference any time you need when you enroll in the Advanced Injector Certification!

This comprehensive guide includes detailed information such as:

  • Facial Anatomy
  • Diluation
  • Reconstitution
  • Treatment Considerations
  • Upper Face Injection Locations
  • Patient Treatment Injection Charts


Frequently Asked Questions

After you have successfully completed the assessments for Introduction to Cosmetic Injectables and Advanced Cosmetic Injectables, you will be emailed instructions on how to download your Cosmetic Injector Certification document.

You will have unlimited access to your courses for 12 months from your date of purchase. You can come back and review the training material as many times as you like – even after you’ve completed your certificate!

Yes. The Advanced Cosmetic Injector Certification expires one year after you complete your certification requirements. Note, this date may be different than your access expiration date depending on when you complete the course. 

The Advanced Cosmetic Injector Certification is open to physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants and nurses.

After completing the Cosmetic Injector Certification, you must still follow your local laws and guidelines. This Certification does not give you the legal right to perform medical procedures. Please contact your local governing body to ensure you are working within your scope of practice prior to registering for training.

No. The two courses included in this certification, Introduction to Cosmetic Injectables and Advanced Cosmetic Injectables, are online self-study courses. The courses are comprehensive and include detailed procedural videos, text lectures and downloadable training content.

Hands-on training can be added with the Aesthetic Medicine Program at the Aesthetic Medicine Symposium. For more hands-on training information, see:

Note: Hands-on training is open to physicians, nurse practitioners and physician assistants and their support staff. If you are a nurse or other healthcare provider, you must attend with one of these designations.

No. Though it will help make you an even better injector by completing the online courses and attending hands-on training, our hands-on training course is not required to complete the certification.

Examples of situations where a licensed medical provider may not want to pursue hands-on training: If you are already comfortable with other types of injections, you work in an aesthetics clinic or medspa or you have a colleague or mentor to help you with your hands-on injection practice.

*Licensed healthcare providers include: MDs/DOs, NPs, PAs, RNs and LPNs.

*Botox® is a trademark of Allergan Inc.

*The Advanced Cosmetic Injector Certification is offered only by the IAPAM. To receive this certification, you must successfully complete both the Introduction to Cosmetic Injectables and Advanced Cosmetic Injectables online certificate courses. Upon completion of both certificates, you will be emailed your Cosmetic Injector Certification, which will be valid for one year from the date it is emailed to you. 

The AAFP has reviewed Cosmetic Injectables for Healthcare Providers and deemed it acceptable for up to 20.00 Enduring Materials, Self-Study AAFP Prescribed credits. Term of Approval is from 09/01/2023 to 08/31/2024. 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(s)™ toward the AMA Physician’s Recognition Award. When applying for the AMA PRA, Prescribed credit earned must be reported as Prescribed, not as Category 1.

** Please note, taking this training doesn’t give you the legal right to perform medical procedures, please contact your local governing body to ensure you are working within your scope of practice.


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