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Contouring With Deoxycholic Acid (Kybella®)

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Course Cost


Course Format

On Demand
On Location


1 Hour

On Location
3 Hours

Hands-On Training

Student to Instructor Ratio

Models for Every Student


Licensed Medical Professional

CME Credits


Contouring With Deoxycholic Acid (Kybella®) Overview


Contouring with Deoxycholic Acid (Kybella®) at Aesthetic Mentor is an elective course for medical professionals interested in learning the safe and effective injection of Kybella®→ (deoxycholic acid), for the reduction of fat in the submental (double chin) area.

No previous experience in medical aesthetics is required.


  • Hybrid course format consists of 2-hours of on-demand online didactic presentation and 3-hours in-person clinical training (4 CMEs total).
  • Instructor supervised patient treatments of a minimum of 1-2 models. All models will be provided.
  • Small class learning environment and 2:1 student-to-educator ratio for all hands-on training including a personal performance assessment.
  • Ongoing support and resources including compliance, safety, continuing education, business development leadership, and access to professional and patient marketing tools.


Founded in 2011 by Harvard-trained, board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Joseph A. Russo, Aesthetic Mentor has successfully trained over 3,000 medical professionals over the past 10 years. Our mission is to cultivate safe, successful medical aesthetic providers with industry-leading hands-on training and post-certification career development.

When you choose Aesthetic Mentor for your 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.


Dr. Russo and his team of expert mentors will guide you through a blend of didactic and hands-on training, beginning in our virtual classroom of on-demand curriculum. This is followed by hands-on injectable training in a clinical environment where you will treat a minimum of 1-2 models. All models will be provided. Our 2:1 student-to-educator ratio provides an unsurpassed learning experience, giving you the support and confidence you need to begin treating patients right away.


The deoxycholic acid in Kybella® is a naturally occurring substance found in the human body that breaks down dietary fats. When administered via multiple subcutaneous injections, Kybella begins working instantly to break down fat cells and its proprietary formula continues to prevent future fat cells from forming in the treatment area.


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.

Integrating Kybella® treatments into aesthetic business can benefit both existing patients and a practice's success.

If you are a healthcare provider frustrated with diminishing insurance reimbursements, or you're a nurse seeking personal and financial freedom, adding aesthetic treatments to your practice can provide powerful revenue streams.

Start your career in aesthetic medicine today!

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What are our Graduates Saying?

My instructors made me feel so comfortable and helped walk me through every step. Dr. Russo used his own experiences to help train us which was so helpful.

- Meghan M

Prerequisite Requirements

Contouring with Deoxycholic Acid is designed for medical professionals holding an active and unrestricted medical license in their field of practice. No previous experience in medical aesthetics is required.

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Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to identify necessary anatomical landmarks for the safe injection of deoxycholic acid (Kybella®), techniques for optimal patient outcomes, and practice injecting deoxycholic acid (Kybella®) in a supported learning environment.


  • Describe the mechanism of action of deoxycholic acid
  • Identify anatomical landmarks for injections with deoxycholic acid in submental fat
  • Demonstrate the proper injection techniques for deoxycholic acid into submental fat
  • Identify side effects or adverse events
  • Review follow-up care indicated and post-care guidelines

Course Length

A combination of on-demand didactic and a clinical practicum offers a unique learning environment to quickly expand the learner's knowledge base.


  • 1 CME: On-Demand Didactic: 1 hour
  • 3 CME: Clinical Practicum: 3 hours


There is a $500 fee for this educational activity.

Your tuition includes:

  • On-demand access and all course materials
  • Aesthetic Mentor certificate of completion
  • 4 CME credits

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Continuing Medical Education (CME) Credits

"Contouring with Deoxycholic Acid (Kybella®)" is jointly provided by Aesthetic Mentor and the Global Education Group and has been approved for a maximum of 4 CME credits.

Physician Accreditation Statement

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and Policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of Global Education Group (Global) and Aesthetic Mentor. Global is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Physician Credit Designation

Global Education Group designates this live activity a maximum of 5.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Nursing Continuing Education

Global Education Group is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's COA. This educational activity for a maximum of 5.0 contact hours is provided by Global Education Group. Nurses should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Physician Assistants

AAPA accepts certificates of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by ACCME or a recognized state medical society. Physician assistants may receive a maximum of 5.0 hours of Category 1 credit for completing this program.

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Aesthetic Mentor Cancellation Policy

Refund Requests: Course cancellations must be requested via email and with on-demand training unviewed to receive a full refund. Cancellations outside of these parameters will result in credit or partial refund only, as follows:

On-Demand Training: On-demand training is non-refundable once the On-Demand training is started. You may still receive any applicable CME's upon successful completion of the entire on-demand training, including the exam and evaluation. CME's will not be provided for incomplete training.

On-Location Training: On-demand training MUST be completed prior to attending on-location training. We reserve the right to refuse on-location training in the event of incomplete on-demand training, and the student will incur all penalties. Clinic dates may be rescheduled without penalty with two weeks notice. If you request to cancel or reschedule on-location training within two weeks of the training date, you will be subject to a cancellation fee of 10% of course tuition.

Clinic dates are subject to cancellation or change, and rescheduling options will be provided. CMEs will not be provided for incomplete training. High standard COVID safety 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) 331-5196 or to discuss rescheduling.

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