Cosmetic Injector Training, Seattle

Transform Your Career in Aesthetics

Credentialed by

Beginner’s Course


(10-Hour Course/ hands-on training with real patients)

Advanced Course


(20-Hour Course/ hands-on training with real patients)

Cosmetic Injector Training, Bellevue

Most medical professionals enter the medical field because they want to help people. However, it can often feel like you only see people suffer and many may not get to see or know a patient’s outcome. What if you could continue to work in the medical field and get to see the difference you make every single day?

This is possible when considering a career as a cosmetic injector. Not only can you still treat some medical ailments such as chronic migraines, but cosmetic injectors also help patients immediately see a difference in their appearance with cosmetic treatments. The American Academy of Cosmetic Medicine offers training and certification courses for all qualified medical professionals interested in becoming a cosmetic injector.

What We Offer

  • Accreditation
  • Instructor Expertise
  • Hands-On-Practice
  • Comprehensive Support

The American Academy of Cosmetic Medicine offers two courses that offer hands-on practice and the potential for accreditation. The beginner course outlines what is necessary to know as a cosmetic injector such as facial anatomy, how Botox and fillers work, and the most basic injections. In addition, students can take full advantage of instructor expertise to get the most out of their course. The advanced course involves more advanced injection techniques and procedures and focuses on learning multiple procedures.

After an AACM course, patients can take an exam to become certified. If certified, they will have access to ongoing, comprehensive support. Our instructors continue to be there for certified students to answer questions and provide instructional support.

Benefits of Becoming An Aesthetic Nurse

There are many benefits to becoming an aesthetic injector as a nurse. Along with more flexibility in their schedule and the ability to work independently on the side, nurses with an additional skill set such as that of a cosmetic injector have broader job opportunities and often have increased salary prospects.

Other benefits may include:

  • Better work environment
  • Opportunity to leave a traditional hospital environment
  • Treat patients when they are healthy
  • Create lasting relationships with patients
  • More flexible schedule
  • Opportunities for career advancement

Hands-On Training

Experience our outstanding, hands-on training with real patients. We work with neuromodulators and dermal fillers like Juvederm, Restylane, and Dysport to provide real-world experience.

Course Options

Beginner’s Course – 10-Hour Course

The beginner’s course teaches the basics of cosmetic injections and highlights the most common areas used in the facial area. During this course, you will learn:

  • The basics of facial anatomy and how it correlates to neuromodulators and dermal fillers.
  • How neuromodulators and dermal fillers can assist in slowing down the aging process.
  • A deep understanding of the fundamentals of neuromodulators and dermal fillers.
  • The differences in structural and functional options with neuromodulators and dermal fillers.
  • How to study, mark, and treat the face with cosmetic injections.
  • How to prepare neurotoxins and store them for proper use.
  • Train with 30 units of Botox and 60 units of Dysport on model patients.
  • Work with Restylane & Juvederm fillers on model patients.

Cost: $3,500

Learn More

Advanced Course – 20-Hour Course

Our advanced course offers a deep dive into the advanced techniques and training with Botox and dermal fillers. It highlights key areas that can benefit from both treatments and teaches things such as:

  • Learn about advanced neurotoxins and fillers by using them in hands-on training.
  • Learn more advanced injection methods and treatments such as jawline augmentation, chin augmentation, temple injections, and lip filler methods.
  • Understand the unique methods used on patients with complex aesthetic challenges like facial asymmetry.
  • Learn to work with new treatment tools like a cannula and when to use it.
  • Understand the side effects of Botox and dermal fillers and how to treat patients.
  • Learn how to create your own cosmetic injection business and gain the knowledge to navigate the cosmetic treatment profession.
  • Learn how to deal with particular patients and how to manage expectations.
  • Work with the trainers on administering 30 Botox and 90 units of dermal fillers in hands-on coursework.
  • Work with administering units of Restylane and Juvederm on patient models.

Cost: $7,000

Learn More


  • Dermal Fillers: Students can expect to be introduced to the two most popular brands of hyaluronic acid filler—Restylane and Juvederm. Depending on the course, they may then learn how to inject filler with either a needle or cannula into one or more areas of the face. Possible treatment areas include the lips, cheeks, chin, under eyes, and nose. Students will also get to see live demonstrations.
  • Neuromodulators (Dysport and Botox): Neuromodulator injections—often referred to as Botox injections, but not always performed with Botox—make up the foundation of aesthetic injections. Students will learn the mainstay injections and the advanced course may teach techniques for treating conditions such as migraines and TMJ.
  • Others: During the advanced course, students may get to explore other types of filler not made of hyaluronic acid filler. They may also learn injection techniques for hair restoration and advanced Botox injections.


  • Nurse Practitioners (NPs): Nurse practitioners fill a role in the medical field that makes them especially conducive to aesthetic injection training.
  • Aestheticians and RNs: Registered nurses can perform cosmetic injections in many states under the supervision of a physician (which often does not require the physician to be present for each injection). In some places, aestheticians may be able to perform basic injections and thus adding them to their existing services offers aestheticians a lucrative business opportunity.
  • Physicians: Physicians of all types—including dentists—can perform cosmetic injections for both aesthetic and medical reasons. Whether they simply want to explore treatment options for a particular ailment or want to make cosmetic injections a mainstay of their practice, physicians can further expand their treatments and business through cosmetic injector training.
  • Physician Assistant: Physician assistants serve an important role in the medical field and their specialized expertise allows them to offer cosmetic injections. They often can be employed under a physician, but practice otherwise independently.

Frequently Asked Questions

What types of medical professionals can perform Botox?

It depends on the state and country. In the United States, physicians and physician assistants can perform these injections in all states. However, some states limit the duties of nurses and other medical professionals. Though, more states are accepting registered nurses as cosmetic injectors. Check your state’s laws.

How long does it take to get Botox certified?

Through the American Academy of Cosmetic Medicine it can take as little as a weekend. However, students must pass the written and oral portions of the exam to become certified. Thus, for some students, it can take longer to become certified.

Do I need aesthetician certification before I enroll in the course?

No, an aesthetician certification is not required.

Do I need insurance to practice Botox?

If practicing under a physician, the answer is most likely no. However, if practicing independently, the answer is probably yes. Again, requirements may vary by state. Even though unlikely, things can go wrong during cosmetic injections. Therefore, insurance is often encouraged for all practitioners.

What other aesthetic treatments can I perform as a medical professional?

It depends on what type of medical professional you are. Physicians can perform all aesthetic treatments while medical assistants can often perform only basic ones such as facials. Each state outlines what medical professionals can and cannot do. However, most professionals with medical training can perform some form of aesthetic treatment.

What are the differences in the beginners & advanced courses?

The beginner course outlines the basics for what an aesthetic injector needs to know. It also teaches a limited number of injections. Patients will only learn about Botox/Dysport and hyaluronic acid fillers. The advanced course goes further and teaches several other procedures. It may also address other forms of fillers and aesthetic injections. Advanced course students may also get to learn injections to treat certain medical conditions.

Will I Get An injection certification upon completion?

Yes, students who successfully complete the course and pass the examination will receive certification in aesthetic injections.

How many hours are dedicated to Hands-On Training?

It can depend, but the hands-on training is part of each course along with the instruction and demonstration. However, students can likely expect at least a few hours of demonstration and hands-on training.

Are models provided?

Yes, AACM provides models for students. However, students are welcome to bring their own.

Do you offer injection training for clinics or doctor offices?

Yes, please reach out to discuss training for clinics and offices.


Fill out the form below to schedule a consultation or ask any questions you may have.

    Best time to contact?