You Say Tomato. I Say Tomato. Finding the Aesthetics Training Program That’s Right for You


“Different strokes for different folks.” It’s an old adage and a good one. The world is far more interesting as a colorful, crazy quilt rather than a monochromatic cloak. But for as much credence as we give to diversity these days, we still often need to fit ourselves into boxes that can feel positively Procrustean. And while a part of this is inevitable and just a part of navigating adult responsibilities, running the professional gauntlet, and (for some of us) balancing parenthood with everything else in our lives, it’s pretty wonderful when real options exist.  

At AAAMS (the American Association of Aesthetic Medicine and Surgery), we are the premier, fully-accredited, industry-leading aesthetics training platform with courses designed to let you have it your way. As 15-year veterans of the aesthetics industry, we’ve found that our students bring very different learning styles, schedule constraints, personal preferences, financial situations, and so forth. And that’s why we’ve designed three training tracks to ensure you can find the aesthetics program that’s right for you.  

Three Different Training Tracks

 We’ve designed an aesthetics training track that’s right for you, depending on your needs. Regardless of which you choose, our courses integrate didactic approaches that support visual, aural, verbal, kinesthetic, conversational, observational, and participatory learning styles. And because every student benefits from sustained personal support, membership in a collaborative community of practice, and a strong professional network, we created the AAAMS Aesthetics Network to ensure you’ll never feel alone on your aesthetics journey. 

Track 1—Virtual Training Without Certification

Are you interested in training on Botox or dermal fillers to get your foot in the door of the booming aesthetics industry but aren’t ready to pursue certification? Track 1 is for you! Since you’re not seeking certification, you can approach our aesthetics courses more like “electives,” taking only the ones that most appeal to you.

Say, for example, you’re interested only in Botox training but not dermal filler training. That’s perfectly fine. (And if and when you decide you’re ready to get trained in dermal fillers, there will be a course waiting for you.) If your needs sound like they best fit Track 1, we suggest you enroll in our Part 1 mini-course, Introduction to Aesthetics 101. This provides a virtually risk-free, inside experience of the aesthetics industry and what it’s like to train with AAAMS. If you enjoy this course (we’re confident you’ll love it!) and want to move forward, you’ll enroll in Part 2 Botox Training 101 and then Part 3 Dermal Filler Training 101

whether aesthetic medicine is right for you.)  

Track 2—Virtual Training With Certification

If your goal is to become certified in botox and filler training and to do it as inexpensively as possible—all without ever having to leave the comfort of your own home or office—Track 2 is right for you. If this is the route you decide to pursue, you can do it in one of two ways—the slower way or the faster way. 

If you want to spread your courses out over a longer time period, you’ll enroll in Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3.) If you want to knock all three courses out in a single, concentrated shot, you’ll enroll in CE Accredited Facial Aesthetics 101 Course. (This is simply Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3, all rolled together into a single, accelerated course.)  

Once you’ve completed the Track 2 option that’s right for you, there’s just one last course to earn your certification: CE Accredited Facial Aesthetics 101 Virtual, which will give you hands-on experience, all without needing to travel to our training center in Los Angeles. How is this possible? You will be practicing on lifelike mannequins and human models in the comfort of your own home, receiving real-time coaching and feedback from outstanding industry experts. This is an incredibly convenient way to earn your Botox and dermal filler certification. You also save time and money by eliminating the airfare and rideshare costs, accommodations, and other travel expenses.  

Track 3—Hybrid Training With Certification

If your goal is to become certified in Botox and dermal fillers, but you prefer to receive in-person, hands-on training with your fellow AAAMS aesthetics practitioners, CE Accredited Facial Aesthetics Hybrid, Track 3 is right for you. (The Track 2 virtual course is excellent for people who like to learn strictly from home, and the Track 3 hybrid course is perfect for people who prefer to combine virtual learning with in-person training at our Los Angeles location.) 

As with Track 2, before enrolling in this certification course, you’ll need to first complete your introductory courses. (To reiterate: If you want to spread these intro courses out over a longer time period, you’ll complete Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3 at your leisure. Or, if you want to condense all three into a single, expedited course, you’ll enroll in CE Accredited Facial Aesthetics 101.) 

Ready to Begin Your Aesthetics Journey? 

You say tomato, and others say tomatoe. And that’s exactly as it should be. At AAAMS, you really can have it your way and have an incredibly enjoyable experience while you’re at it. With more than 5,000 successful graduates worldwide, we have established a reputation for creating learning environments as supportive as they are rigorous and as playful as they are professional. Whichever track you choose, we will be there to support you on your latest and greatest career adventure. 

We look forward to training with you!