Foundations of Aesthetic Medicine

A Comprehensive 2-Day Course
This 1 credit-per-hour Group Learning program has been certified by the College of Family Physicians of Canada for up to 15 Mainpro+ credits.

Course Location

The International Institute of Aesthetic Medicine

  • B-526 Bryne Drive, Barrie, Ontario

Total Time For Course

  • Pre-Course Materials: 15 hours
  • Practical Training: 15 hours

Course Curriculum

  • Pre-Course Materials: Theoretical Lecture
  • Day 1: Neuromodulator Injections (forehead, glabellar, crow's feet, DAO, etc.)
  • Day 2: Injectable HA Fillers (Needle - Cheeks, Lips, Chin)

Learning Objectives

Self Paced Virtual Learning

After completion of the virtual learning module, the medical professional will be able to:

  • Explain the mechanism of action of neuromodulators.
  • Differentiate the Health Canada approved cosmetic neuromodulators by reconstitution protocols, storage requirements, shelf life (pre & post reconstitution), rate of onset and duration of effect.
  • Identify the warnings and contraindications of neuromodulators.
  • Explain the mechanism of action of injectable fillers.
  • Recall the reticulation process associated with hyaluronic acid fillers.
  • Differentiate between the classes of injectable fillers with respect to viscosity, gel hardness, degree of cross linking, extrusion force, concentration, G Prime and duration of presence in the skin.
  • Identify danger zones within the face and the associated potential complications that can arise with injectable HA fillers.
  • Design post-treatment plans and follow-up requirements for patients that are aligned with established protocols.
Practical Day 1: Cosmetic Neuromodulators

After completion of this program the medical professional will be able to:

  • Appropriately identify the specific muscles implicated in each treatment area (e.g., “crow foot wrinkles - orbicularis oculi muscle).
  • Accurately landmark the entire face with appropriate line/dots techniques.
  • Correctly determine the unit range for each treatment area.
  • Differentiates and selects the correct needle gauges for the various neuromodulator injection techniques.
  • Correctly and consistently injects into the appropriate anatomical layer.
  • Is knowledgeable about neuromodulator complication prevention and can effectively treat “spocking”.
Practical Day 2 - Injectable Hyaluronic Acid Fillers

After completion of this program the medical professional will be able to:

  • Differentiates between male and female anatomical landmarks.
  • Identifies the fat pads in each area of the face.
  • Accurately and consistently identify the veins, arteries, and nerves in the “danger” zones.
  • Properly identifies the locations of facial volume loss.
  • Accurately and consistently determine the optimal injection sites.
  • Employ the correct dosage and injection technique aligned to procedure, HA type, and area of the face.
  • Understands and can recite response protocol for embolism complications.
  • Consistently recognizes potential contraindication concerns.
  • Appropriately selects the correct filler (differing in viscosities etc.) to achieve the targeted outcome.

Other Details

  • This course does not include cannula technique injections (NLF, Marionette Lines, Jawline). If you want to add this to your training, please call us after registering at (705) 721-9978. 
  • This course does not cover business or skin health – therefore, our virtual learning Business, Laser & Skincare course is highly recommended.
  • Lunch is provided each day, along with snacks and beverages throughout.

This 1 credit-per-hour Group Learning program has been certified by the College of Family Physicians of Canada for up to 15 Mainpro+ credits

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Join the IIAM faculty to learn the fastest growing, and one of the most potentially profitable cosmetic procedures in North America! You will be amazed by how enjoyable it is to work with motivated, compliant patients who wish to improve their appearance and/or look more youthful. This can be accomplished in very little time using Cosmetic Neuromodulators and Fillers. Most patients report high satisfaction and an improved sense of well-being. This is a highly positive environment for medical professionals who may be growing tired of the daily stress of traditional medical practice. It can be incorporated readily into an existing practice for two half-days per week. The potential income far exceeds health insurance plans.

This hands-on introductory course covers topics including facial anatomy, topical anesthesia, consultation process, clinical applications, complication protocols, and brand information for both Neuromodulators and Hyaluronic Acid Fillers. The Cosmetic Neuromodulators and Fillers course will provide interested physicians, nurse practitioners, nurses, and other qualified medical professionals with all of the information they need to start working with patients right away. All injections are performed on live models which fosters an ideal learning environment, interactive discussions between instructors and clients, and the experience required to build 100% confidence.

Any physician who takes this course is immediately eligible to order Cosmetic Neuromodulators and Injectable HA Fillers from Allergan, Clarion, Galderma, and other major suppliers. Nurses are required to work with a physician or nurse practitioner.

*Please note that physicians are required to consult with their licensing College prior to training to ensure that they will be eligible to perform these procedures.*



Hands On Training Designed For Your Success

Hands-on rotations are kept to small 3 person groups
Each student will inject 12-15 clients minimum
Your injections will be practiced on patients who are well prepared
You are expected to review the preparation material before the course begins
All training will be done locally at our training centre in Barrie, ON
After the course, attend free practice days for more hands-on experience with all materials and supervision provided.

Course Fee: $4,995


Course Dates

  • June 5 - 6, 2023
  • July 10 - 11, 2023
  • July 10 - 11, 2023
  • August 14 - 15, 2023
  • September 18 - 19, 2023
  • October 16 - 17, 2023
  • November 13 - 14, 2023
  • December 4 - 5, 2023