This comprehensive 12-hour course prepares learners to understand the anatomy, treatment techniques and assessment skill required to safely inject dermal fillers to achieve the outcomes sought by patients. A combination of classroom didactic, live demonstrations and hands-on practicum (with a ratio of 2:1 student to educator), offers a unique learning environment and platform to quickly expand the learner’s knowledge base.

The 8-hour didactic session taught by Dr. Joseph A. Russo, MD, a Harvard trained, board certified Plastic Surgeon with more than 30 years of experience and a successful surgical practice outside of Boston, provides a comprehensive look at dermal fillers an emphasis on anatomy and safety.


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


Upon completion of this course, 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.


  • Explore compliance for aesthetic practice
  • Gain knowledge of dermal fillers and safe technique
  • Identify factors contributing to the aging face
  • Describe facial anatomy for dermal filler
  • Explore dermal fillers and properties
  • Review treatment technique
  • Discuss patient assessment and desired outcomes
  • Examine side effects and adverse events
  • Describe the areas assessed for lip enhancement
  • Observe proper and safe technique for injection
  • Apply the skills learned in a supported learning environment


12 hours

  • Didactic: 8 hours
  • Clinical Practicum: 4 hours


*Students are required to bring one model to class to practice learned skills.

Classes are subject to cancellation if enrollment is below prescribed minimums. Cancellation within 30 days: Refund will be issued for the amount paid less a $250.00 cancellation fee.

Cancellation within 14 days: A cancellation fee of $250 will be assessed and the balance held as credit.


This class is jointly provided by the Aesthetic Institute of Massachusetts and Global Education Group and has been approved for 12 CMEs.

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 Institute of Massachusetts. Global is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Physician Credit Designation

Global Education Group designates this live activity or a maximum of 12.0 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 12.0 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 12.0 hours of Category 1 credit for completing this program.

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