BC Academy of Medical Aesthetics & Skin Care Inc.

Canada's leading expert in Medical Aesthetics Technology®.

Training and Certification Program

BC Academy of Medical Aesthetics is a Canadian leader in Botox® injection training for healthcare providers. We are committed to offering licensed physicians, registered nurses, physician’s assistants and nurse practitioners comprehensive, hands-on training. This workshop consists of an intense, comprehensive day course in Botox cosmetics. Participant will go over facial muscles anatomy, injection techniques, patient examination and facial analysis, and treatment of complications. Botox dilution methods, preparation and storage, safety, legislation, contraindications and side effects will also be covered. Participants will receive a certificate upon successful completion of the training and writing a 40-question exam. According to the College of Physicians and Surgeons of British Columbia practicing Botox and dermal fillers fall within the definition of the “practice of medicine". For more information please see here.

Outline of the training

10:00 AM – 2:00 PM

History of Botox and related products

  • How Botox came to be used as a cosmetic treatment.
  • Botox alternatives and how they compare

How Botox works

  • Botox and other neuro-muscular modifiers will affects patient outcome

Anatomy of Facial Muscles

  • How muscle movement affects wrinkling
  • How weakening certain muscles affects aesthetic look of a patient

Injection Techniques

  • Basic injection techniques
  • Dosing, reconstitution, preparation and storage
  • Best Practice policies regarding Botox
  • Aftercare and post-treatment

Botox Injection Sites

  • Forehead, glabella lines, crow’s feet, bunny lines, smokers lines
  • Hyperhidrosis, TMJ, face lift by Botox and lateral eyebrow lift

Complications and Side effects

  • Potential side effects and complications
  • How to reduce complications
  • How to treat complications
  • Contraindications

Consultation Techniques


  • How to handle a Botox consultation
  • Best charting practices

Business Practices

  • How to incorporate Botox cosmetic into the practice
  • Pricing, ordering, costs, materials needed for practice

Non-Human Practices

  • Student will practice on “dummy” before injecting patients
  • Syringing techniques, holding positions and handling

Lunch & Coffee Break

2:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Human Practices

Practice on at least 2-3 model patients.

Each student will be provided with at least 100 unit of Botox.

Admission Requirements:


Applicant must be fluent in written and spoken English (Grade 12 English or equivalent) and meet one of the Entry Options:


  • Medical Doctor (MD); or
  • Dentist (DDS); or
  • Registered Nurse (RN); or
  • Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN); or
  • Naturopathic Doctor; or
  • Doctor of Acupuncture; or
  • Out-of-country medical doctor diploma holders recognized by CPSBC

  • Disclaimer:
    BC Academy of Medical Aesthetics offers the course to Licensed Physicians and Registered Nurses, out of country MD holders and other Medical professionals as a Continuing Medical Education. It is up to attendees to inquire from their Administrative College if they are eligible to practice Cosmetic Botulinum Toxin (Botox) and Injectable Dermal Fillers.

Next Training Sessions:


September 16, 2017. 9:30 AM - 5:30 PM

October 14, 2017. 9:30 AM - 5:30 PM


Registration: BC Academy of Medical Aesthetics & Skin Care Inc. Limited to 2-4 trainees in one group. 


Tuition fee: $995.00 plus $495.00 for the course materials, product for practice and Tax. Total fee: $1490.00 CAD.


Certificate: Graduates will receive a certificate from the BC Academy of Medical Aesthetics & Skin Care. This program is recognized by the Canadian Association of Medical Spas and Aesthetic Surgeons (CAMACS,
http://www.camacs.ca/). Upon completion of the program graduates will receive one year free membership from CAMACS.