Are you a registered nurse, physician, or medical practitioner interested in enhancing people’s appearances? Have you seen aestheticians perform Botox, dermal fillers, and other treatments and wanted to do those yourself?
Before performing the procedures, you must receive the necessary aesthetic training and certification. The training covers various topics that give you a comprehensive idea about the different treatments.
But what are the topics covered during the training? Well, that depends on the institute you receive your certification from. Some classes are entirely virtual, while others require your physical presence.
Most programs include theoretical and practical knowledge of topics like derma fillers, Botox, and chemical peels. Live demonstrations give you an idea about the processes involved and how to carry them out safely.
Before enrolling in a training program from an institute, here are some details you will find helpful.
What type of programs are available?
Usually, associations divide the training into two separate programs: Facial and Body aesthetics. Each of them is available as beginner, intermediate and advanced sections.
The topics and objectives vary in each program.
For example, beginner courses are suitable for individuals without prior aesthetic experience. Practitioners looking to expand their knowledge or earn certification should select the Intermediate program.
If you are an experienced practitioner seeking education or certification in advanced techniques, advanced programs are the correct choice.
What does beginner-level training include?
These are some topics you will learn as a beginner in aesthetics.
Introduction to Aesthetics
It introduces you to the science of facial aesthetics, covering topics like the aging process, facial anatomy, and the concept of beautification. It also includes the four Rs of aesthetics.
Botulinum toxins (Botox)
Botox is one of the highly sought-after treatments by people, and this program provides a comprehensive understanding of it. Some topics include facial muscle anatomy, face expressions, and the application of Botox injections.
Besides the facial aging process, it shows you the correct method of injecting dermal fillers. You learn about the different fillers, indications and contraindications, and ways of avoiding complications.
Training for intermediate practitioners
The institute will consider you eligible for intermediate training if you have some background in these procedures. Although most of the program is virtual, you must be physically present for one or two of them.
It is a two-day training program combining virtual interactive didactic and hands-on training sessions. Experienced physician instructors demonstrate the correct methods of injecting Botox, dermal fillers, and chemical peels.
An interactive web session provides a comprehensive understanding of injection methods’ process, complexities, and details. You receive an opportunity to practice lifelike mannequins and true-to-life human models.
Experienced physician instructors conduct this training over two days, providing you with the knowledge and skills necessary to inject Botox and fillers. You can practice on mannequins in your home while receiving expert feedback online.
Advanced training for aesthetic practitioners
This program is suitable for practitioners who want a certification in advanced techniques.
Jawline and chin enhancement
It shows you how to optimally enhance your chin and jawline using dermal fillers and neurotoxins. Besides knowing the best practices of reverse aging patterns, you learn about the difference in male and female facial anatomy.
You get an idea about the knowledge and tools to enhance the forehead’s shape and proportions with dermal fillers. While applying injections, you learn about male and female forehead anatomy and safety practices.
This training enables you to perform a rhinoplasty procedure in the most minimally invasive manner using dermal fillers and neurotoxins. It tells you about the nose anatomy, safe injection zones, treatment plans, and complications.
Things to check before choosing a aesthetic training program
Before choosing a program, check if the association provides in-person classes with hands-on instruction. What are the qualifications, and will they provide the materials for on-hand training?
How many people are involved in a particular session, and do they provide 1:1 instruction to each attendee when required.
You can practice minimally invasive procedures only after receiving the required training. Upon completion, you receive a certification indicating your expertise and making you qualified to practice these procedures.
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