Your most commonly asked questions here:
Is This A Certified Course?
Botox®/Dysport® and Dermal Filler injection is not currently limited to a board specialty in medicine. Any physician may learn and inject Botox®/Dysport® and Dermal Fillers into patients under the scope of their practice. Therefore, there is no “Board Certifying” for this procedure in the USA. You will receive a Certification of Completion that is recognized by the vendors and malpractice insurance companies.
Some states have passed legislations regarding the specific types of training. We recommend that you contact your state licensing board to ensure that our training meets your state’s requirements. Mid-level providers should contact their states as there are various laws regarding supervision of this procedure that your state may require of you.
Will I Receive A Training Certificate?
Yes. You will receive a training certificate after you view the online training material that you will be able to download from your computer.
Can I Get CME Credit For This Course?
Yes, you can. According to the AMA, “Participation in activities that have not been certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™” is a AMA PRA Category 2. The course at Cosmetic Medical Training is currently not an AMA PRA Category 1 course.
According to the AMA policy:
Organizations may not certify activities for AMA PRA Category 2 Credit™ or advertise that an activity qualifies for AMA PRA Category 2 Credit™.
Documentation: the physician should self claim credit for appropriate AMA PRA Category 2 Credit™ activities and document activity title or description, subject or content area, date(s) of participation and number of credits claimed. Physicians may not claim AMA PRA Category 2 Credit™ for an activity for which the physician has claimed AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Each physician is responsible for claiming and maintaining a record of their AMA PRA Category 2 Credit™.
Each online courses take over an hour to complete. Our hands on courses ranges from 4 to 8 hours long, depending on the location.
How Long Is The Course?
The duration of time spent in your office will vary from training to training. It depends on the desires of the trainee and the amount of patient models that are available. Each trainings typically last about 4 hours long. We are highly flexible to the needs of the practice while focusing on direct patient contact with hands-on training.
Are There Additional Cost?
There are two additional charges that we need to tell you about.
First is the cost of purchasing the Botox® and dermal fillers. The cost of Botox® and filler is NOT included in the training price, because we won’t know how many models you will have at the training date. We typically recommend that you buy at least 2 vials of Botox® and 4 filler syringes.
(NOTE: Botox® comes in a multiple use vial that has 100 units of Botox® for $600. Each area of injection will use around 20 units of Botox®. One vial of Botox® can be used on 5 areas of the face. Fillers come in a one-time use syringe that can only be injected in one patient, which costs around $250. Fillers can be used in more than one area depending on the level of correction. Total recommend purchase = 2 Botox® vials at $600 per vial and 4 Fillers syringes at $250 per syringe)
The second cost is the cost of traveling. Our trainers are located throughout USA. If we have to fly a trainer out to your location,then the cost of airfare, rental car, and if needed, one night hotel stay will be added to your training. The final price varies depending on the cost of the airfare (typically ranges from $300 – $400).
How Much Product Will I Have To Use During The Training?
We typically go through two vials of Botox®/Dysport® and 2-4 syringes of a filler. Restylane and Juvederm are similar hyaluronic acid dermal filler that we typically use.
What If I Want To Train More Than 2 People In The Office?
Each additional person that you want to train above 2 people is an additional $500.
How Do I Buy Botox And Dermal Fillers For The Course?
When you get access to the online training course, there is a link download the list of vendors. However, here it is as well:
Botox® & Juvederm, contact Allergan – 800-433-8871
Restylane, Perlane, and Dysport contact Galderma – 1-844-GALDERM
You will need to watch our online training videos to download the certificate. You need this certificate to set up an account with the vendors.
What Supplies Do I Need?
We use MedVet International for our products. You can use any other vendors that you may want to use for your products. Here is the list of products that we require you to have in your office at the training.
mv1cc25x5/8 1cc with needle
30g needle 1/2 inch
27g needle 1-1/4 inch
Gloves vinyl one small, med, large
Lidocaine 1% (50 mL bottles)
Bacteriostatic 0.9% NaCl (30 mL bottles)
Allergan And Other Companies Like Allergan Require A Training Certificate To Place An Order. Will This Training Certificate Allow Me To Order These Products?
Yes. The certificate that you receive after the training is sufficient proof of your training in the procedure being taught. We will provide you with a list of vendors to place your orders from. Pharmaceutical products can only be purchased through a licensed medical provider such as a physician or a dentist.
My Malpractice Insurance Requires A Proof Of Training Certificate. Will This Training Certificate Fulfill The Training Requirement?
Yes. The certificate that you receive after the training is sufficient proof of your training in the procedure being taught. We will provide you with a list of malpractice insurance carriers who specialize in noninvasive cosmetic procedures.
What Is Included In The Educational Materials And Videos?
We provide you with the complete PowerPoint Presentation of the educational goals, sample consent forms and necessary office documentation, vendor list, Policies and Procedures, and videos of the actual procedures being performed.
How Much Hands-On Practice Will I Get?
It depends on the number of practice model patients that we obtain for the day of the training. With our personal instructions, we are confident that you will finish our training course with more confidence than that of other courses that offer much less hands on time.
Can I Bring My Office Manager/Spouse/Assistant/Other Individual With Me To The Training?
Yes. Since the trainings are held at your office, we recommend that your entire office staff is available to watch and learn. We will also teach you AND another licensed injector in your office without charging extra.
Can I Open An Aesthetic Practice After Taking This Course?
The laws vary by state. If you are not a physician, then it is best to contact your state licensing bureau to check whether or not you can inject by yourself, with onsite, direct, or indirect supervision by a physician. Many of the state’s laws are vague or incomplete in this area. We are unable to provide legal advice to anyone on their state’s laws.
Where Is The Training?
All of our trainings are held at your medical office or a location in your city. Cosmetic Medical Training used to hold our trainings in hotel conference rooms. We have decided that this is not optimal as it is unsanitary and does not replicate your actual practice experience.
Who Teaches The Hands-On Training?
Our traveling instructors include Nurse Practitioners, Physician Assistants and Registered Nurses.
Who Is Able To Take The Hands-On Training?
We only train Physicians (MD/DO), Dentists (DMD), Nurse Practitioners (NP), Physician Assistants (PA), and Nurses (RN). If you do not hold any of these degrees, then it is unlikely that your state will allow you to administer injections on patients. We recommend that you check with your USA/state licensing boards as new laws and regulations are passed each year.
When Can I Have The Training?
After you register and pay the deposit, you will email our coordinator the dates that you have available for the training. We will do our best to accommodate your earlier training date request. We are available to train in your office on Saturdays as well.
Why Should We Use Cosmetic Medical Training?
- Convenience – You don’t have to take days off from your practice to travel and take a course. We will come to your office to train you.
- Price – We are able to train two trainees from your office for the price of $1200*. Non clinical staff may observe without any additional fees. We encourage this as this is an essential part of marketing and sales.
- Privacy – You don’t have to be a part of a herd of trainees trying to get the most hands-on experience or waiting to have your questions answered.
- Real practice experience – Teaching in your office or practice location will allow you to be comfortable in your own surrounding and experience what the procedure will be like day to day.
- History – We have been training Botox® and Dermal Filler injection training since 2006. Many of our trainers are certified trainers for Botox® and various other fillers.
Why Should I Train With Cosmetic Medical Training?
We are confident that after our one day Botox®/Dysport® or Dermal Filler that you will feel comfortable practicing your injections on your own without direct supervision on the basic treatment areas. We provide the MOST HANDS ON training experience out of all the courses that train through out USA. Also, we donate 10% of our GROSS income to charities around USA, such as the following: Charity Water, His Caring Place, Sheridan House, Calvary Chapel Missions, Innovative Charity, Living Hope Haiti, etc.