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Welcome to the world of aesthetic medicine! Aesthetic medicine is a multibillion-dollar industry and one of the fastest growing fields of health care. A notable 40.6% increase in the consumption of cosmetic injectables by Americans was realized from 2012-2017 (ASAPS-Stats-2017). Introduction to Neurotoxin is a foundational class for healthcare providers interested in gaining entry into the field of aesthetic medicine.

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, this class provides the most up-to-date information on neurotoxins with a strong emphasis on anatomy and safety.


Introduction to Neurotoxin is designed for medical professionals (RN, NP, PA, MD, DDS) holding an active and unrestricted license in their field of practice. No previous experience in medical aesthetics is required.


Upon completion of this course, participants are able to recognize the mechanism of action of neurotoxins, differentiate between the products currently available in the United States, recognized the facial muscles most often injected with neurotoxins and the techniques required for the safe injections and ideal patient outcome.


  • Discuss the history of neurotoxins.
  • Explore facial anatomy for neurotoxin injection.
  • Review the mechanism of action of neurotoxins.
  • Describe the indications of neurotoxins for cosmetic use.
  • Summarize available neurotoxins, the on-label indications, and properties of each.
  • Discuss patient selection process.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in an aesthetic assessment & consultation.
  • Practice proper injection techniques under direct supervision in a supported learning environment.


8 hours

  • Didactic: 4 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.

Payment plans are available for this course. Please click the ‘register now’ button on the righthand side to get more information.

Your tuition includes: 

  • All course materials
  • Treatment for one model
  • 8 CME credits
  • A 1-hour, 1-to-1 class practice session with an AIM clinical instructor
  • Practice kit (AM cooler bag, syringes, needles, and saline to perfect your injecting technique!)
  • Catered dinner and refreshments throughout the day
  • Reusable AIM water bottle


This class is jointly provided by the Aesthetic Institute of Massachusetts and Global Education Group and has been approved for 8 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 8.0 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 8.0 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 8.0 hours of Category 1 credit for completing this program.

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