Thinking of Opening a Med Spa? Here Are the Botox and Dermal Filler Classes You’ll Need to Take

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The demand for aesthetic procedures is expanding so rapidly that over the past five years, more than 400 med spas, beauty bars, and other dedicated aesthetics clinics have raised over $3.1 billion in investments. Making these businesses the fastest-growing segment of the aesthetics industry.  

Advantages of Med spas Over Adjunctive Aesthetics Practices

As demand for aesthetic procedures continues to grow exponentially, more and more RNs, NPs, PAs, doctors, and dentists are pursuing aesthetic training to expand their practice with an adjunctive approach. And while expansion of their existing practices is the ideal choice for many healthcare professionals, dedicated medspas offer distinct advantages for capitalizing on the booming aesthetics market

The reason for this is twofold. First, medspas make it easier for aesthetics practitioners to create a focused continuum of care that extends beyond injectables. Second, it satisfies the aspirations of many practitioners to successfully shift from one-off procedures to comprehensive solutions that span the complete customer lifecycle. For instance, medspas offer the distinct advantage of bundling individualized combinations of treatments such as Botox, dermal fillers, chemical peels, blue light treatments, pre-and post-procedure skincare, regenerative technologies, and more. 

Qualifications for Opening a Successful Med Spa

Studies show that when patients select a medspa, the providers’ reputation (communicated through online reviews and word of mouth) is the most important factor influencing their decision. But studies also find that second only to a practitioner’s existing reputation is their training background and the expertise it ensures. In other words, aspiring medspa proprietors need to be as selective about the training platforms they pursue certification with as patients need to be about aesthetics providers. 

At AAAMS (The American Association of Aesthetic Medicine and Surgery), we are the industry-leading platform for fully-accredited, comprehensive aesthetics training and certification. Since 2006, we have successfully trained more than 5,000 healthcare practitioners worldwide for rewarding careers in aesthetic medicine, and many of our graduates have gone on to open successful medspas. If you’re thinking of opening your own medspa or beauty bar, the best way to start is to become certified in Botox, dermal fillers, and chemical peels. Here are the courses you’ll need to take. 

Prerequisite Courses

If you’re a newcomer to aesthetic medicine (you’ve never before received Botox and filler training), you’ll need to start with these courses. They act as gateways to subsequent classes that enable you to earn the certification needed for lawfully operating a medspa.  

Facial Aesthetics 101 

This course is simply a consolidation of Introduction to Aesthetics, Botulinum Toxins 101, and Dermal Fillers 101. (If you prefer, you can take these courses as stand-alone offerings.) This course provides students with an overview and introduction to the art and science of facial aesthetics, neuromodulators, and dermal fillers. You’ll learn about facial anatomy, the aging process, facial beautification as informed and guided by the Golden Ratio, clinical assessment, proper injection technique, and more. 

The Best Botox Certification Courses

CE Accredited Aesthetics 101 Hybrid 

After completing your prerequisite courses, you’re just one course away from earning your certification. The CE Accredited Aesthetic 101 Hybrid is a two-day training intensive taught by physicians that integrates virtual learning with in-person, hands-on training at our Beverly Hills location. In this course, you’ll participate in virtual, live classroom lectures, hear case presentations and discussions, and view demonstrations on mannequins and real people. The best part? Once you complete this course, you’ll receive certification not only in Botox and dermal fillers but also in chemical peels.

CE Accredited Aesthetics 101 Virtual

If you’re a person who would prefer to earn your aesthetic and botox certification strictly from the comfort of your own home rather than traveling to Beverly Hills for our hybrid training, this course is for you. It’s identical to our hybrid option, the only difference being that you’ll get hands-on experience and feedback via a live video feed rather than in person. 

Business Courses

Introduction to Business Aesthetics

After earning your Botox, dermal filler, and chemical peel certification, you’ll want to take this course. It’s taught by Kareem Assassa, Senior Business Development Manager of AAAMS, and teaches you to apply business principles and market insights to your medspa venture.  

AAAMS also offers support for building and developing your medspa through our professional networking platform, the AAAMS Aesthetics Network. It’s a platform similar to LinkedIn, only it’s reserved exclusively for aesthetics practitioners. It’s a great way to:

  • Access ongoing peer support so you’ll never feel alone on your aesthetics journey.
  • Take advantage of mentorship opportunities via guidance from seasoned aesthetics professionals and some of the top names in the aesthetics industry. 
  • Find specialized learning resources that help you take your learning to the next level.
  • Keep abreast of industry news and events by getting an inside look at the latest developments and networking opportunities.
  • Get discounts on your AAAMS courses that can give you up to 10% off your tuition fees. 
  • And much more!

If you’d like to learn more about Botox, dermal filler, and chemical peel certification with AAAMS and how we can support the successful launch of your medspa or beauty bar, visit us at our website. Explore our courses, see everything our Aesthetics Network offers, and get started today!

We look forward to training with you!