Looking for Botox or Dermal Filler Training Courses? Here’s How to Separate the Good From the Great

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The perfect may be the enemy of the good, but when selecting an aesthetics training platform, the good is no match for the great. But if you’re an RN, NP, PA, doctor, or even dentist looking for the best platform for Botox and filler training, it can be hard to tell the difference between the two. Sure, some platforms may have more attractive websites than others, but there’s much more to a stellar training experience than a pretty digital face. And in a world where every aesthetic platform claims to be the best, how do you separate the average from the remarkable? If you know what to look for, the answer is surprisingly simple. Here are the five boxes you’ll need to check. 

  1. Accreditation

First of all, let’s get one thing straight. Accreditation is not how you tell the difference between a good and a great training platform. Instead, it’s how you tell the difference between in-the-running platforms and run-away-as-quickly-as-you-can platforms. In other words, any platform you’re considering needs to provide proof of being fully accredited. Accreditation ensures that you’ll receive training from a licensed organization subject to industry standards and oversight. Anything less than this may pose a danger to your wallet and your career. So, once you rule out any aesthetic training platform that’s not fully accredited, only then are you in a position to begin sifting the good from the great. 

  1. Experience and Longevity

Aesthetic medicine is a booming business, causing the demand for aesthetic training to skyrocket. This, in turn, has resulted in a proliferation of aesthetic training platforms that have little to show in the way of experience and longevity. Although these training platforms may be legitimate, newcomers to the space pose their own set of risks. These include everything from questionable proof-of-concept (low numbers of successful graduates from their courses) to the possibility that their business model has not been vetted for sustainability in an increasingly crowded and competitive market. (You don’t want your training platform suddenly shutting down because of cash flow problems or other common challenges to new businesses.) In a world where experience and longevity count, a “new” platform is by no means a superior platform. 

  1. Industry-Leading Accomplishments 

When researching training platforms, carefully study the platform’s founders, faculty, and staff bios. Pay particular attention to the professional accomplishments of the faculty from which you’ll be learning how to perform Botox and dermal filler injections. Take note of their professional experience, the prestige of the universities from which they’ve graduated, the number of scientific papers they’ve published, the number of industry contributions they’ve made, the hospitals in which they’re granted privileges, and the accolades they and their platform has received. This information can go a long way in separating the good from the great when comparing platforms. 

  1. An Optimized Learning Environment 

Research shows that people learn best in environments where rigorous challenges are balanced with warmth and high levels of support. It also shows that many people better internalize information and master new skills when they are encouraged to find their perfect combination of collaborative learning and self-managed learning. For this reason, great aesthetic training platforms will offer flexible learning options to suit different needs, temperaments, and learning styles. They will also show evidence of having put as much thought into how their courses are run and delivered as they do into what these courses cover. 

In contrast to good platforms, great platforms take an “ecological” view of learning. By this analogy, they know that to grow a beautiful, healthy garden (produce top-tier aesthetics practitioners), they can’t just plant the seeds (impart knowledge and skills). They also have to ensure the optimal conditions for growth by optimizing their student’s broader learning environment. 

  1. Personal and Professional Resources for Success

Nobody succeeds in a bubble. Personal and professional success is never just a solo affair, and the myth of the self-made man or woman is just that—a myth. Yes, while extraordinary individuals appear to have beat the odds all on their own, if you dig a little deeper, you’ll always find that they always received some support somewhere along the way. A common social expression belies our recognition of this truth: “It’s all about who you know.” Or rather, who you’re able to form connections with. If there’s one thing that may separate the good aesthetic training platforms from great ones, it’s whether a platform provides a network that instantly connects students to a wealth of personal and professional resources for success. 

AAAMS Checks Every Box and Delivers the Best-of-the-Best in Aesthetic Training  

With full accreditation, more than 15 years of proven experience, industry-leading accomplishments, a learning environment you’ll love, and personal and professional support resources to fuel your success, AAAMS (The American Association of Aesthetic Medicine and Surgery) is the premium platform for excellence in aesthetics education. 

If you’re ready to make a rewarding move into aesthetic medicine, visit our website to learn more about what makes AAAMS the top choice for Botox and dermal filler training and certification. While you’re there, explore everything the AAAMS Aesthetics Network has to offer, peruse our courses, and enroll today. A new career adventure awaits! 

We look forward to training with you!   

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