State-Of-The-Art Curriculum Pioneered by Harvard-Trained Plastic Surgeon Dr. Joseph A. Russo
models for every student in the Intro Courses
student-to-instructor ratio in all courses
students trained over the past 10 years
Novice injectors will take Introduction to Neurotoxins first and then move on to Introduction to Dermal Fillers.
Taking inspiration from the Dreyfus and Benner models of skill acquisition, Aesthetic Mentor’s curriculum is strategically set up to provide development from novice to expert level for better success.
Our Student Advisors are always available to help you customize your learning path.
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Our curriculum is led by Board-certified Plastic Surgeon Dr. Joseph Russo and taught by his team of clinical experts and instructors. Aesthetic Mentor also collaborates with industry luminaries to hold special classes, lectures, workshops, and roundtables. Be sure to sign up for email notifications to receive updates on available courses.
Aesthetic Mentor trains licensed medical professionals such as an LPN, RN, NP, CRNA, MD, DO, PA and DDS. Licensed estheticians are eligible to take some classes too, as noted in the class description. You must hold an ACTIVE MEDICAL LICENSE in order to participate in injectables courses. Please have your license number ready to submit for verification.
Hands-on participation in the training is based upon the Board regulations of the facility’s state and eligibility may vary. Review the event information prior to registering, and feel free to ask one of our Student Advisor’s for assistance.
No, you only require an active license to train. Aesthetic Mentor’s training facilities have supervising physicians and authorized prescribers who use a proprietary EMR software system for charting and compliance. Your instructor will ensure proper charting and orders are occurring and delegate treatment plans to you. All training models are considered patients of the supervising physician.
Please note: LPN, RN, NP, CRNA, and PA licensed professionals require supervision as dictated by the regulations of your state Board in order to treat patients once your certification is complete. Cosmetic and aesthetic medical treatments must follow medical laws and protocols.
For more information regarding compliant practice of aesthetic medicine, please visit Association for Medical Aesthetic Professionals (AMAP) at a-map.org.
The majority of our courses are hybrid - combining online didactic learning with in-person hands-on practicum.
On-location courses are hosted at one of our two locations:
245 Winter Street, Suite 110
Waltham, MA 02451
95 Glastonbury Boulevard. 3rd Floor, Suite 303
Glastonbury, CT 06033
Class type and location are noted in the class description. On-demand and online portions MUST be completed prior to attending your on-location clinic training.
See our Course Calendar pages for location information!
Yes, clinic size is limited to maintain our 2:1 student to instructor ratio for an intimate learning experience.
All hands-on will be performed on models under the supervision and coaching of a certified Instructor. For the best learning experience, we recommend recruiting a model you know in order to follow their treatment results. If a course requires the student to bring a model, his/her treatment is included in your tuition. Consider you model your first lifelong patient!
Each class description will note model requirements and emails will discuss model selection criteria so you can choose the most appropriate models for your training.
The didactic portion of most courses is completed through our online learning platform. Online courses are broken up into short, easy to follow modules. You can work on the on-demand training on your own schedule, but each class has a 2-4 week completion deadline to keep you on track. The progress of your on-demand course is recorded. Once completed, you can return to any module for reference.
There will be short unscored quizzes at the end of some modules focusing on the highlighted information within, and a final exam will be held at the end of the on-demand course that will determine whether you are ready to proceed in your learning. You have no more than two chances to successfully complete your exam.
You should participate in the coordinating hands-on clinic portion of your course within a short period of time, waiting no more than 2-4 weeks, while the information is fresh in your mind.
Live courses/clinics are filled on a first-come, first-served basis. Since these fill well in advance and models need to be arranged, it is advised to secure your spot as soon as possible. You will be able to pick your clinic date when registering. If your course has an on-demand component, this MUST be completed to attend your clinic. We cannot allow any student who has not completed on-demand didactic to attend a clinic, and the cancellation policy will apply.
Qualifying Aesthetic Mentor courses are accredited by Global Accreditation Group. Information and instructions on how to receive your credits will be sent to you for each CME qualifying course. Courses must be completed in order to receive credits. Contact your Student Advisor for more information.
Classes may be rescheduled without penalty up to 14 days before the registered on-location date. All cancellations must be received in writing by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
If the on-demand component of a hybrid course has been started at the time of requested cancellation, a partial refund may be provided based on the cancellation policy. You will lose course access immediately at the time of refunding. We recommend you discuss rescheduling your hands-on clinic prior to cancelling altogether.
On-demand courses that do not involve a hands-on clinic are non-refundable. We reserve the right to suspend or deactivate an account at any time with due cause, including inactivity. Successful completion of both the online and live portions of hybrid classes must occur within the designated time structures for certification.
Cancellation within 30 days of scheduled class: Refund will be issued for the amount paid less a 10% cancellation fee.
Cancellation within 14 days of scheduled class: A cancellation fee of 10% will be assessed and the balance held as credit. No shows or early leave will result in an automatic forfeit of tuition for that course. Course dates are subject to cancellation or change, and rescheduling options will be provided.
We understand life happens and do our best to be as flexible as possible. The more notice given, the more flexible we may be able to be. All cancellations must be received in writing by email to email@example.com.
Live courses/clinics are subject to cancellation or rescheduling due to circumstances beyond our control. If for any reason a class/clinic is canceled or postponed, we will work with you to reschedule and you may be eligible for an additional credit for future educational events. Please note we are not responsible for deposits to hotels, fees associated with necessary airline changes, non-refundable airline tickets, and other costs.
It's Not A Course ... It's Your Career!
Improve your work/life balance and earning potential by transitioning into a rewarding career in aesthetic nursing
76% of healthcare workers reported exhaustion and burnout during covid
RNs and NPs are at the forefront of patient care and are experiencing an increasing amount of burnout. The traumatic and difficult patient care situations caused by the COVID-19 pandemic has escalated this emotional exhaustion, leaving many nurses in a state of burnout, suffering from PTSD, anxiety, and depression.
NP injectors in the 90th percentile earned $291,000 last year
The aesthetic market is booming, and the demand for aesthetic nurses and injectors has never been greater. The national average salary for an aesthetic nurse is around $90,000, with the capability of earning double or triple that depending on your experience. Compared to hospital work, many nurses find the private practice setting more conducive to establishing a greater work/life balance.
Our mission is to cultivate safe, successful medical aesthetic providers with industry-leading hands-on training and post-certification career development.
"If you’re looking to become a nurse injector, Aesthetic Mentor is the place. You will gain the confidence and skills needed to be safe and successful. I highly recommend it.”
-Nelson, Aesthetic Mentor Alumni
“Dr. Russo and his very talented instructors have helped me to build many more skills clinically. I don’t feel alone in my business; I have a great team that has my back.”
-Leanne, Aesthetic Mentor Alumni
“Not only was the class super informative but the hands-on training was incredible! Having had the experience in another course, Aesthetic Mentor blows them all away.”
-Natalia, Aesthetic Mentor Alumni
Dr. Joseph A. Russo & Dr. Barry DiBernardo
Dr. Joseph A. Russo is a Harvard trained, board-certified plastic surgeon with 30 years experience. He founded Aesthetic Mentor 10 years ago and has trained over 3,000 providers on his “Safe Injector Method”. Dr. Russo has developed and refined unique teaching methods proven to turn any healthcare provider into a safe, effective, successful, and compliant medical aesthetic provider quickly and comprehensively.
Dr. Barry DiBernardo is a fixture atop “Best Doctors” lists and widely respected as a trailblazing innovator in plastic surgery.
Dr. DiBernardo is also an accomplished mentor, and is a Certified International Instructor by the American Society of Plastic Surgery. He believes that the proper training and education of industry practitioners is vital to advancing aesthetic medicine worldwide.
Our certified providers are highly sought after for employment opportunities in both aesthetic medical practices and medical spas. In fact, many of our graduates have gone on to open their own medical spas with our partnership.Enroll Now