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Introduction to Dermal Fillers

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Course Cost


Course Format


4 hours On-Demand
8 hours On-Location


Introduction to Neurotoxins or other neurotoxin training certification (must be provided)

CME Credits

12 credits total


Students should sign up 1 complimentary model. Your Student Advisor will arrange this with you after registration. Other models will be provided by Aesthetic Model Lab.

Introduction to Dermal Fillers Overview

Introduction to Dermal Fillers at Aesthetic Mentor is a CME accredited course for medical professionals interested in learning the foundational skills for safe and effective dermal filler treatments.

Injectable fillers have become a popular fixture in the cosmetic treatment landscape in recent years. Depending on the formulation used, facial fillers are temporary to long-lasting solutions for cosmetic lip enhancement, facial volume loss, correction of age related static wrinkles and scars. Some of the most popular dermal fillers available in the United States are marketed under the names Juvéderm, Restylane, Belotero, Radiesse, and Sculptra.

If you are a healthcare provider seeking a career change, or perhaps you are frustrated with diminishing insurance reimbursements, adding aesthetic injectable treatments to your practice can provide powerful revenue streams paired with high patient satisfaction rates.

Introduction to Dermal Fillers is a 12 hour-long course led by Dr. Joseph A. Russo, a Harvard trained, board-certified Plastic Surgeon with more than 30 years of experience. Dr. Russo and his team of expert mentors will guide you through a blend of didactic and hands-on dermal filler training, beginning in our virtual classroom, with a comprehensive look at available dermal fillers, anatomy, treatment protocols, and safety. This is followed by hands-on injectable training in a clinical environment. 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.

Upon completion of Introduction to Dermal Fillers, students can continue to develop their skills by advancing to our Intermediate class offerings. Our student advisors are always available to direct you along your learning path and answer any questions you may have.

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.

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What are our Graduates Saying?

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I felt the discussion with Dr. Russo and his staff was great and very informative. All in all, it was a blast and I’m thrilled that I finally took the steps to move into this field of medical aesthetics, as it’s been a goal of mine for the past few years. As you know, most courses for nurses trying to break into this field are not offered in Massachusetts, so ‘hooray’ for Dr. Russo and his staff!

- Linda Vecchione, RN.
Co-Owner, RN Esthetics

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

Introduction to Dermal Fillers is designed for medical professionals (RN, NP, PA, MD, DDS) holding an active and unrestricted license in their field of practice. Completion of Aesthetic Mentor’s Introduction to Neurotoxins or an equivalent class or demonstration of comparable professional experience is required.


Upon completion of Introduction to Dermal Fillers, participants are able to identify anatomical landmarks for safe injection of dermal fillers, become familiar with the array of hyaluronic acid (HA) and non-HA fillers available in the United States, learn techniques to optimize safety for mid-face and lip injections with dermal fillers, manage adverse events, and practice basic techniques with a variety of HA fillers.


  • Describe the pharmacology and mechanism of action of soft tissue hyaluronic acid-based dermal fillers.
  • Review the mechanism of action of the soft tissue dermal fillers.
  • Identify patient characteristics that support or contraindicate use of HA dermal fillers.
  • Identify facial areas for which treatment with dermal fillers is appropriate.
  • List the proper dosing regimens for various dermal fillers.
  • Describe injection techniques for the various dermal filler per injection site.
  • Explain the differences in dosing regimens for various dermal fillers.
  • Discuss the duration of action and potential side effects for each dermal filler per injection site.

Course Length

12 Hours

A combination of on-demand didactic, demonstrations and a 2:1 student-to-educator ratio hands-on practicum offers a unique learning environment and platform to quickly expand the learner’s knowledge base.


There is a $1,999 fee for this educational activity.
Your Introduction to Dermal Fillers tuition includes:

  • On-demand access and all course materials
  • 2:1 student-to-educator ratio hands-on practicum
  • Complimentary dermal filler treatment for your model
  • Dr. Russo’s go-to clinical guide, ‘The Face: Pictorial Atlas of Clinical Anatomy’ ($175 value)
  • Certificate of Completion
  • 12 CME credits

Save on tuition with our “Introduction to Injectables” package.
Payment plans are available for this course.

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Aesthetic Mentor Cancellation Policy

Refund Requests: Course cancellations must be requested via email within seventy-two (72) hours of your purchase, within two weeks of the on-location training date, 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 after 72 hours from purchase and/or once the training is started. If you wish to cancel a hybrid course and have started your online training, you may be eligible to receive credit or refund for the on-location portion of training only. 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 may be subject to a late cancel fee up to $200. On-location hands-on training should be taken within three months of on-demand training completion.

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 833-224-6338 x1 or to discuss rescheduling without penalty.

Continuing Medical Education (CME) Credits

Introduction to Dermal Fillers is jointly provided by Aesthetic Mentor and the Global Education Group and has been approved for 12 CME credits.

Physician Accreditation Statement

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements 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 for a maximum of 12 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians 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 12.0 hours of Category 1 credit for completing this program.

Nursing Continuing Education

Global Education Group is accredited with distinction as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

This educational activity for 12 contact hours is provided by Global Education Group. Nurses should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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