Aesthetic medicine is a booming business, not to mention a fascinating one! No other medical specialty seamlessly combines art and science or lets you work so closely with patients to formulate individualized treatment plans. And there’s no other medical specialty that lets you work with healthy patients, escape the exploitive work environments of most hospitals, and enjoy whole new levels of work/life balance. So, If you’re an RN, NP, PA, doctor, or even dentist who’s been thinking about aesthetics training and getting your Botox and dermal filler certification, it’s not surprising!
But now, the question remains, “How, exactly, do I get there? And what’s involved?” In this piece, we’ll answer that question by giving you a simple road map for navigating your aesthetics journey so you’ll be able to quickly and easily reach your destination.
Pick Your Platform
Your aesthetics journey begins with picking a training platform or the specific organization and professional body you’ll be training with. There are a lot of good platforms out there to choose from, but why settle for good when you can have something truly great? (And to help you differentiate between the two, we highly recommend checking out this blog, which will tell you exactly what to look for when selecting a platform.)
At AAAMS (the American Association of Aesthetic Medicine and Surgery), we are the aesthetics industry’s premier platform for multiple reasons. First, we’ve been in business longer than just about anybody. Since 2006, we’ve been successfully preparing students worldwide for rewarding careers in aesthetic medicine, with more than 5,000 graduates to show for it.
Second, we are fully accredited and have long led the industry in setting the standard for aesthetics education that is not only rigorous, comprehensive, and user-friendly but also fun. Our world-class instructors excel in creating positive, playful classroom environments that put you at ease and unlock your learning potential. (To get a feel for what we mean, check out this super short video, and if you’d like a peek into the aesthetics profession itself, check out this blog.)
Last, we are the only platform that gives you instant access to a ready-made community of support via the AAAMS Aesthetics Network. This network is an online professional hub much like LinkedIn, only it’s much more personal, interactive, and exclusively for aspiring and established aesthetics professionals.
Set Yourself Up With the Support You Need to Succeed
Now that you know what the Aesthetics Platform is all about, your next step is to join. Why? Because membership gives you a wealth of invaluable benefits and resources to support your success every step of the way, including:
- A dedicated forum where you can personally connect with others who are sharing your journey
- Opportunities to ask questions of seasoned practitioners and to receive mentorship.
- Access to job listings, referrals, and letters of recommendation
- An entire library of supplemental learning resources
- Invitations to special industry events
- Discounts on all AAAMS courses
Enroll in the Course That’s Right For You
At AAAMS, no matter your current experience level, we have a course that’s right for you. (And speaking of what’s right for you, we think you’ll find this blog incredibly valuable and enjoyable.)
We offer both virtual and hybrid training because we know that different people have different learning styles, preferences, and needs. If you go the virtual route, you don’t ever even have to leave the comfort of your own home to get your Botox certification.
If you’re unsure of how fully you’re ready to commit to your aesthetics journey and prefer a more dip-your-toe-in-the-water approach rather than a jumping-in-head-first approach, we have something especially for you: our Part 1 Intro to Aesthetics Mini-Course for only $200 (minus your Aesthetic Network discount). This will give you a virtually risk-free feel for the aesthetics industry and what it’s like to train with AAAMS. If you like this course and want to move forward, your next step is to enroll in our Part 2 Botox Training 101 Course, followed by our Part 3 Dermal Filler Training 101 Course.
On the other hand, if you want to jump right into the deep end of aesthetic training to earn your certification as quickly as possible, you’ll want to sign up for our CE Accredited Facial Aesthetics 101 Course. (This course is nothing more than the three courses we just covered above—Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3—they’re all rolled into one.) Once you’ve completed the material covered in this course, you’re just one course away from earning your certification!
Ready, Set, Certification!
Your last and final step is signing up for either CE Accredited Facial Aesthetics 101 Virtual or CE Accredited Facial Aesthetics Hybrid. (The virtual course is excellent for people who like to learn strictly from home, and the hybrid course is perfect for people who prefer to combine virtual learning with in-person training at our Beverly Hills location.) These courses represent the last leg of your aesthetics journey, and once you complete them, you’ll have successfully arrived at your Botox and dermal filler training destination!
And there you have it—a simple road map for navigating your aesthetics training journey! We hope this has been helpful and it has given you the confidence to move forward. We truly believe that aesthetics training opens doors to a happy, healthier, more rewarding career than you ever imagined, and we’re excited to see where your certification will take you!