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BC Academy of Medical Aesthetics & Skin Care ® 

Canada's leading expert in Medical Aesthetics Technology© Training (since 2010)

Cosmetic Botulinum Toxin (BOTOX)  Certificate


BC Academy of Medical Aesthetics is a Canadian leader in Botox® injection training for licensed medical professionals. In this course we offer a comprehensive hands-on training to licensed physicians, registered nurses and nurse practitioners. Trainees will review facial muscles anatomy, injection techniques, patient examination facial mapping and analysis for safe injection, and how to handle complications. Botox dilution methods, preparation and storage, safety, legislation, contraindications and side effects will also be presented. Trainees will receive a certificate upon successful completion of the workshop and writing a short exam. According to the College of Physicians and Surgeons of British Columbia practicing Botox and Dermal Fillers fall within the definition of the "practice of medicine". For more information please see here.

Outline of the training

Morning Session (9:00 AM - 12:30 PM)

History of Botox and related products

  • How Botox came to be used as a cosmetic treatment.
  • Botox alternatives and combination therapy

How Botox works

  • How Botox and other neuro-muscular modifiers can affect patients outcome and results

Anatomy of Facial Muscles

  • How muscle movement affects wrinkling
  • How weakening certain muscles smooth out facial lines and wrinkles 

Injection Techniques

  • Best injection techniques and methods
  • Dosing, reconstitution, preparation and storage of Botox
  • Best practice policies regarding Botox
  • Aftercare and post-treatment

Botox Injection Sites

  • Forehead, Glabella lines, Lateral Canthus Lines (crow's feet), Nasalis (bunny lines), smokers lines
  • Hyperhidrosis, Teeth Grinding (Bruxism), face lift and eyebrow lift injection sites and techniques

Complications and Side effects

  • Potential side effects and complications
  • How to reduce complications
  • How to treat complications
  • Contraindications

Consultation Techniques

  • How to handle a Botox consultation (Q & A)
  • Charting practices and facial mapping

Business Practices

  • How to incorporate Botox cosmetic into the practice
  • Pricing, ordering, costs, materials needed for practice

Non-Human Practices

  • Students will practice on "dummy" before injecting patients
  • Syringing techniques, holding positions and handling

Lunch Break (Meals and refreshments are provided, 12:30-1:00)

Afternoon session (1:00 PM - 5:00 PM)

Human Practices

Practice on at least 3-5 live models.

Admission Requirements:

Licensed Medical Doctor (MD)
Licensed Dentist (DDS)
Registered Nurse (RN)
Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)
Registered Naturopathic Doctor (ND)
International  / Out of country MD holders and other Medical professionals may take the course as a Continuing Medical Education but may not be eligible to practice injection of Botox and Dermal filler in Canada. A Waiver form is required to be submitted with the registration form.    

Registration and Attendance Information:

Next available course dates:


February 4, 2023 (9:00 AM - 5:00 PM)


March 4, 2023 (9:00 AM - 5:00 PM)


April 1, 2023 (9:00 AM - 5:00 PM)


May 6, 2023 (9:00 AM - 5:00 PM)


June 10, 2023 (9:00 AM - 5:00 PM)


Tuition fee:

$2495.00 (textbook, product for practice and taxes included).

Attendees will receive a certificate from the BC Academy of Medical Aesthetics & Skin Care and maybe granted a one-year membership from the Canadian Association of Medical Spas & Aesthetic Surgeons (CAMACS).