How to Choose the Best Injection Training Program for Your Needs
While increasingly popular, the medical aesthetics industry can be difficult to navigate and overwhelming for many who want to become injectors. Let’s help you decide where to start!
If you're looking to learn how to inject Botox® and Dermal fillers, there are several things you need to consider before signing up for a training program. Success in this industry is dependent on many factors. You will want to choose the best program for you to ensure you have the required knowledge in order to get started safely in the field.
Here are some questions to ask yourself before enrolling in one:
Do I want an Online vs. In-Person Injection Training Course? Or a combination approach?
When choosing a Botox® training course, you need to make sure that you are getting the best possible experience. While it is certainly possible to learn all the information you need from an online course or even from reading books, there is no substitute for hands-on experience. Know your learning style before registering.
How Much Hands-On Experience will we get?
While it's important to know that you'll be getting hands-on experience with injections like Botox®, you also want to make sure that your training course has a low instructor-to-student ratio. This will ensure that you get individualized attention and help when needed. We suggest no more than 1 instructor to 3 students at any introductory training.
It's also important to note how much time will be spent in the classroom versus the injection room. You want to feel comfortable with what you're doing, which means knowing that there is plenty of practice time before you complete your training.
Is the Injection Training Course led by experienced Injectors with active experience in the field?
You should look for an injection training course that is taught by experienced, regulated healthcare professionals. This will ensure that you learn the proper safety procedures and techniques to use when injecting Botox, fillers, and other aesthetic treatments. They can also provide guidance and possible mentorship/shadowing opportunities after the completion of your training.
Are the models provided for the hands-on portion of the training, or are you required to provide your own models?
Botox and dermal fillers are both injectable products that work to reduce the signs of aging or enhance certain facial features. Recruiting models for treatment can sometimes be challenging. If you are required to source your own models, will this affect your ability to get the hands-on experience you need?
Is The Injection Training Program Accredited?
It’s important to consider whether or not the injection training program is accredited. Accreditation is an industry standard for professional medical education. Accreditation means the curriculum is current and meets best practice standards. Accredited training programs are reviewed by industry leaders every two years to ensure they are meeting best practice guidelines.
Attending an accredited program can help boost your credibility and make you stand out from other providers when providing proof of your skills and expertise.
Are there opportunities for ongoing mentorship training opportunities?
Working in medical aesthetics requires lifelong learning and skill building; it doesn't end with just one course. Increase your chances of success with ongoing training, mentorships, and shadowing opportunities. Consider whether your training course provides these opportunities.
Are there opportunities to discuss the business logistics for new injectors?
Going from a healthcare professional to a business entrepreneur can be challenging. Your training facility should be able to also discuss other important aspects of running an aesthetics practice, such as insurance, marketing, and business basics.
Alternatively, check out our training courses page and all of the training classes that we offer.