Upgrade to International Certification in Clinical Aesthetic Injectable Therapies

Duration: Variable depending on the participants

Pre-Course Reading: 35-40 hours

Prerequisite: Licensed Medical Professional

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Certificate in Clinical Aesthetic Injectable Therapies

Upgrade to International Certification in Clinical Aesthetic Injectable Therapies

$5,250 CAD

Duration: Variable depending on the participants

Pre-Course Reading: 35-40 hours

Prerequisite: Licensed Medical Professional

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Are you already injecting but want to increase your expertise and reach a true certification?

Did you know there is no true certification for aesthetic injectors in Ontario and Canada? Courses that say they are “ Certified” or provide “ Certification” or have a “ Board” are simply using these terms as part of their marketing strategy. When questioned, they will indicate that you are being “certified” to their individual criteria. Thus, you can imagine that “certification” can then vary widely across courses - some may provide in depth content and intensive hands on experience while others may definitely be lacking.

In the UK, there is a true certification available. It is administered through an independent awarding body with standardized learning objectives that need to be met. The assessment about whether the learning objectives are met is done through written assessments including an in depth injection logbook and a variety of short answer questions. The assessment is done by individuals completely separate from where the trainee took their training course. Thus, it is a TRUE third party certification, not influenced or decided upon by an individual training facility. If you are already injecting, you do not need to go back and take the Introductory courses. You can participate by taking an upgrade to the International Certification. This will include 1 day of customized training for you combined with the completion of a logbook and short answer questions that will be submitted to the UK for assessment.“

This qualification is awarded by OTHM, which is a globally-recognized, well-respected, regulated awarding body. APT Injection Training administers this qualification in conjunction with MATA Training Academy located in the United Kingdom.

Course Overview

The course is delivered by “blended learning”, meaning attendees can schedule their studies according to their individual work and lifestyle routines all whilst still gaining a valuable qualification. Certificate in the Principles and Practice of Clinical Injectable Therapies (Botulinum Toxin and Dermal Fillers) is comprised of the following:

  • Online theory via a comprehensive Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) to be completed prior to the hands-on course
  • 1 day customized Hands-on injection technique training and practice using live models with a maximum Trainee/Trainer ratio of 2:1
  • Completion of a Log Book Assessment demonstrating 10 observed treatments and 10 executed treatments each for toxin and dermal filler ( 40 treatments total)
  • Submission of short answer questions about injection/delegating procedures and practice implementation

Course Outline


APT Injection Training offers a wide range of toxin and dermal filler training and certification courses that are open for all registered medical practitioners, including, in general, doctors, registered nurses, registered practical nurses, nurse practitioners and dentists.. Each province or state has a specific list of medical professionals whose scope of practice includes aesthetic injectables, so if you dont’ find yourself on the above list, please contact us for more information. Depending on your injecting experience, APT Injection Training has a customized course for appropriate individuals interested in building a career in aesthetics.

  • Assessment of the upper, mid and lower face
  • Tissue layers and their implications in filler injections
  • Structure and function of the skin including individual cell types and wound healing
  • Skeletal anatomy and changes to bony structures affecting dermal filler injections
  • Nerves of the face
  • Muscles of the head
  • Facial Vasculature
  • Types of aging – intrinsic and extrinsic
  • Skin classification systems
  • Role of fat in the Aging process
  • Role of Bone in the Aging process
  • Role of Muscles in the Aging process
  • Legal and Ethical Consideration
  • Effective Consultation
  • Managing patient Expectations
  • BDD and OCD
  • Take a medical and drug history
  • Common skin conditions
  • Basic Dermatology terms and conditions that impact injectable therapies
  • Clinical indications and contraindications
  • Pharmacology, storage and shelf life
  • Mechanism of Action
  • Diffusion and spread of toxins
  • Reconstitution and safe handling
  • Treatment and dose ranges for Upper, mid and lower face including:
    • Frown lines (glabellar complex)
    • Forehead lines (horizontal)
    • Crow’s feet (periorbital rhytids)
    • Brow lift (medial & lateral brow depressors)
    • Down-turned mouth (depressor anguli oris)
    • Eye jelly roll (hypertrophic orbicularis)
    • Gummy smile (LLSAN)
    • Mental crease / peau d’orange / chin dimpling (mentalis)
    • Platysmal neckbands (platysma)
    • Smoker’s lines of the mouth (orbicularis oris)
    • Bunny lines of the nose (nasalis)
  • History of fillers, current filler offerings, filler classifications, mechanism of action, dermal fillers as medical devices, indications for dermal fillers
  • Contraindications for treatment, adverse events and treatment of adverse events including the Tyndall effect, biofilms, granulomas, vascular occlusion
  • Pharmacology, rheology of fillers, crosslinking and stability of fillers, different types of fillers
  • Anesthesia for injection, injection techniques, understanding of needles and cannulas
  • Facial areas and treatment – nasolabial, cheeks, lips, lip lines, melomental lines and folds, jawlines, chin
  • Proper injection techniques – bolus, serial puncture, retrograde and antegrade injections, linear threading, fanning, cross-hatching, layering and others as required

This upgrade is suitable for those medical professionals who are either already injecting, have taken an initial training course elsewhere or who are graduates of the APT Toxin and Basic Filler 2 day course. Once adequate verification of prior injection experience has been received, participants will receive access to the training materials. The length of time it takes to complete the various components of the Certificate in Clinical Aesthetic Injectable Therapies (Botulinum Toxin and Dermal Fillers) is dependent on each individual’s time and unique circumstances. The recommended guideline for completion of the course in its entirety is between 6 to 9 months.

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    Canadian education opens doors to endless possibilities. In addition to training at our facility in Oakville, Canada, we now provide online and distance education to licensed nurses and doctors across the world. We take pride in being the only training facility in Canada to offer international certification in aesthetic medicine accredited by OTHM, the globally regulated certification body.

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