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Applied Anatomy for Facial Aesthetics:
A Cadaver Dissection Course

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Course Cost


Course Format



CME Credit

8 credits

Applied Anatomy Facial Aesthetics: A Cadaver Dissection Course Overview

Do you want to be a better, safer, more confident injector? Applied Anatomy at Aesthetic Mentor is a CME accredited course for medical professionals to help you gain a deeper understanding of the skeletal, vascular, and nervous system anatomy of the face and how it applies to neurotoxin and dermal filler injections. Using a cadaver head, you will learn each layer in depth and even be able to inject with dyed filler and then cross section one half of the cadaver to see how the filler relates to the anatomy. You will also see advanced treatment techniques and demonstrate assessment skills to enhance safety while achieving optimal outcomes sought by patients.

A combination of live cadaveric dissection, classroom didactic, and injection demonstrations offer a unique learning environment and platform to expand the learner’s knowledge.

This course is led by Dr. Joseph A. Russo, a Harvard trained, board-certified Plastic Surgeon with more than 30 years of experience, and his team of expert educators. Following a comprehensive and interactive lecture, a hands-on clinical practicum session gives students the opportunity to visualize and understand facial anatomy.

When you choose Aesthetic Mentor for advanced training in aesthetic medicine, our investment in you continues far beyond the classroom, with ongoing support resources including compliance, safety, continuing education, employment assistance, business development leadership, and access to professional and patient marketing tools.

Enhance your Injectable Skills and Techniques today!

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What are our Graduates Saying

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Taking the cadaver dissection course at Aesthetic Mentor proved to be beneficial. After injecting for 12 years, I continue to always learn new things and improve my knowledge level and therefore, my skill set too. I will never think I am too experienced or knowledgeable to disregard an opportunity for advanced learning. Stay humble, always be willing and open to learn new things is my motto! Take the class, you will NOT regret it!!

—Kristen C. | SoTellUs

The cadaver class was amazing! I learned so much about assessment, diagnosis and safety. Recommended 100%.

—Claudia R. | SoTellUs

Always providing the best instruction emphasizing that the nurses are up to date with their skills but more importantly practice confident and safely! Took Applied Anatomy for Facial Aesthetics: A Cadaver Dissection Course this past week. Dr. Russo and Dr. Sykes are the best!

—Kathleen C. | Google

Prerequisite Requirements

Applied Anatomy is designed for aesthetic medical professionals but available to all. No medical licensure required.

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This course is intended to provide an innovative educational experience, utilizing cadaveric tissue, to foster professional growth and measurable learning outcomes for established providers. At the completion of this class, providers will have increased knowledge in facial anatomy and improved safety techniques for injecting neurotoxin and dermal fillers.


  • Identify the vascular, nervous, skeletal, muscular, and ligamentous structures of the face.
  • Describe normal facial anatomic variations and the effects of aging on facial anatomy.
  • Evaluate a patient for neurotoxin and/or dermal filler injections and create a safe and effective treatment plan.
  • List the possible complications of neurotoxin injections and techniques to prevent them.
  • Describe the possible complications of dermal filler injections and techniques to prevent them.

Course Length

8 Hours

A catered lunch will be provided, along with refreshments throughout the day.


There is an $1800 fee for this educational activity.

Your Applied Anatomy tuition includes:

  • All course materials and equipment
  • Aesthetic Mentor Certificate of Completion
  • 8 CE credits

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Aesthetic Mentor Cancellation Policy

On-Demand Training:
Course tuition is non-refundable once the training has been accessed. Once on-demand training has begun, you have agreed to complete the on-demand and on-location course in its entirety. No partial refunds will be considered.

On-Location Training:
No refunds or changes will be honored within 7 days of the scheduled course or clinic date. No exceptions.

Cancellation or rescheduling requests within 8-10 days of the scheduled course or clinic date will result in a 10% cancellation fee.

High standard COVID safety and health measures are taken for all on-location events. If you or a household member are exposed to COVID or exhibiting any symptoms, please contact us at 339.674.1134 to discuss rescheduling.

Incomplete training, no-shows, or early leave will result in an automatic forfeit of tuition. CME certificates will not be issued for partial or incomplete training.

Although unlikely, scheduled course or clinic dates are subject to cancellation or change based on required minimums or limitations.

Cancellations and changes must be requested via email to

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