Nurses, NP’s, PA’s, Physicians and Dentists are all looking to train in aesthetic procedures like Botulinum Toxin, Dermal Fillers, Cosmetic Uses of PRP, and Microneedling to enhance their practices and menu of services offered. Woman Getting Injection in the Cosmetology Salon

While it can be very straightforward for a qualified professional to train in Botox, Fillers, PRP, or Microneedling, many training providers prey on the insecurity of new trainees by pushing memberships or “board certification” or granting titles like “master injector” to people who complete unnecessary (and expensive) “Advanced” training courses.

Simply put, none these terms has any accepted meaning in the medical or nursing community.  There is NO accepted membership, society, or specialty board in aesthetic medicine procedures.  Because, aesthetic medicine is NOT a specialty.  They are skills to be practiced by properly licensed professionals who have taken at least one CME-accredited training program in the procedure prior to adding the service to their practice.  In some cases, in addition to licensure and training, some licensees, especially nurses, will also need to follow state-mandated scope of practice and supervisory rules.

Just say “no” to Fake Boards, Memberships and Titles

“If a new nurse applicant listed something like “Master Injector” or “Board Certification in Aesthetics” on her resume, I would be less likely to hire her over another with the same experience level,” says Gregory Zengo, MD a 22-year veteran of aesthetic medicine and teaching aesthetic procedures.  “It’s a shame that people get scammed into throwing good money at these fake titles and status.  At PracticalCME, we never offer our trainees fake titles, yearly memberships, fake societies and fake boards.  These are cash grab scams by many of the more popular training providers out there.”

Compare Aesthetic Training Programs in One Place at

Until now, there was no way to compare training programs side by side, both for their benefits, training offered, and size, but also compare the negatives like lack of accreditation and participation in fake title, society or board certification scams.

Also the new site spotlights why “Advanced” courses can often hurt rather than help one’s growing aesthetic practice.

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