Foundation Courses

Your Career in Medical Aesthetics Begins Here!

Our Medical Aesthetics Training and Preceptorship Program offers participants four all-encompassing Foundation Courses in Medical Aesthetics that provide qualified participants with in-depth knowledge, expertise and proficiency in the proper administration of hyaluronic acid dermal filler and neurotoxin injections treatments.  This is accomplished with a combination of expert online training and hands-on mentoring from our team of professional medical aesthetics instructors.

The cost for the complete Foundation Courses program is $5500.00 (+ HST).


THMA Consulting has received accreditation from the Canadian Nurses Association for these Foundation Courses. The accreditation recognizes that the Program has been subject to a rigorous quality assessment and has achieved national recognition. Nursing clients will receive 40 Credit Hours through this accreditation that can be sent to Colleges as confirmation of practice maintenance.

Course 1: Facial Anatomy for Medical Aesthetics

Virtual Training – 3 Hours

In-depth knowledge of the facial anatomy will provide practitioners with the ability to offer safe and precise medical aesthetic injections. Understanding the surface landmarks and the underlying danger zones is essential so the practitioner can decrease the risk of complications.

This training course has two distinct educational components – a virtual training session plus an in-person Course 4a/4b class that practically advances the learning in Course 1 and Course 2 combined.

This course is also available as a Supplementary Course for experienced practitioners for $500. (plus tax).

Course 1 Outline

  1. Discuss the effects of aging on skin, including descent, deterioration, deflation, dehydration
  2. Examine the facial anatomy to include muscles, blood vessels, nerves and bony structures
  3. Identify surface landmarks important to dermal filler and neurotoxin injections
  4. Identify structures to prevent complications
  5. Outline assessment strategies in relation to surface anatomy landmarks
  6. View a video demonstration of a cadaver dissection

Virtual training in Course 1 does not permit a medical aesthetics practitioner to provide patient treatments. This is an educational didactic presentation only. Completion of the virtual training session is a prerequisite to Course 2: Pharmacology, Clinical Assessment and Injection Techniques.

An in-person and advanced review of this course will be completed in Course 4: Practical Skills and Hands-on Mentoring.  Successful completion of both virtual and in-person training will be determined by a written and oral test.

This continuing nursing education activity has been approved by the Tennessee Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. Nurses can earn 5.0 contact hours through this course.

Course 2 : Pharmacology, Clinical Assessment and Injection Techniques

Virtual Training – 6 Hours

This expert training course provides participants with a solid foundation of critical understanding and in-depth education on medical aesthetics. Course 2 demonstrates how medical aesthetics product knowledge, patient assessment skills and variations in injection techniques are essential for a safe and successful practice.

The training course has two distinct educational components. This virtual session prepares participants for the in-person practical component in Course 4a/4b.

Participants must complete Course 1: Facial Anatomy before taking Course 2.

Course 2 Outline

  1. Conducting practical and effective consultations
  2. Understanding and responding to patient expectations
  3. Linking medical history and patient safety
  4. Neurotoxin treatments (Botox®, Dysport®, Xeomin®):
    • composition
    • precautions and contraindications
    • reconstitution and storage of neurotoxin
    • treatment dosing and procedure
    • potential complications
  5. Hyaluronic Acid dermal filler treatments:
    • composition
    • precautions and contraindications
    • assessment of the lower and mid-face for dermal fillers
    • injection techniques – needle vs cannula
    • treatment procedures
    • treatment zones
    • potential complications
  6. Deoxycholic Acid treatments:
    • composition
    • precautions and contraindications

An in-person and advanced review of this course will be completed in Course 4: Practical Skills and Hands-on Mentoring.

Successful completion of Course 2 will be determined by a written and oral test, and is a prerequisite for Course 3: Hands-on Mentoring.

This continuing nursing education activity has been approved by the Tennessee Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. Nurses can earn 10.0 contact hours through completion of this course.

Course 3: Business Ethics and Professional Standards

Virtual Training – 4 Hours

The decision to become a medical aesthetic injector of neurotoxins and dermal fillers requires more than just the skill and judgement to perform these procedures. There are several legal considerations that must be addressed to ensure that the practice is following the highest standards as required by regulatory authorities.  The program and this training course follow the regulations outlined by the College of Nurses and the College of Physicians and Surgeons

This Foundation Course provides new practitioners with guidance on business acumen and facility requirements. It will also outline the principles of branding and marketing through advertising and social media.

  1. Full understanding of a medical aesthetic practitioner’s scope of practice
  2. Developing a policy manual development
  3. Untangling medical directives, governing rules and regulations
  4. Requirements for informed consent
  5. The clinical and legal importance of documentation
  6. Ethical advertising regulations and guidelines
  7. Protecting patient privacy and confidentiality
  8.  Business considerations before needle to skin
  9. Mission and vision – branding your business
  10. Do’s and don’ts of online and social media marketing
  11. Professional and safe medical aesthetics facilities


Participants are encouraging to complete the New Practitioner training program with the thorough discussion on legal regulations, ethical standards and marketing guidelines as offered in Course 3.  If requested, a customized policy manual is available for $1000.

This course is also available as a Supplementary Course for experienced practitioners.

Course 4a/4b: Practical Skills and Hands-on Training

Two Day In-Person Training – 12 Hours Total

Course 4a – Practical Skills

One of the most challenging aspects of the Training and Preceptorship Program is to ensure participants are comfortable with assessing patients and treating them safely with confidence and precision.

This two-day course begins with a 4-hour review of Course 1 and Course 2 with an advanced focus on practical skills

The Hands-on Training continues on the second day with procedure preparation and significant time for injecting selected models under direct supervision of an expert mentor. We limit participation in this 8-hour class is to foster close, interactive discussions throughout the important injection sessions.

Regional Training Note: Participants in Virtual Training in Foundation Courses 1-3 can complete the program with Course 4 training in Vancouver, Calgary, Winnipeg, Montreal and Halifax as well as in Ontario clinics in Toronto, Ottawa, Oakville, London, Barrie, Sudbury and Kingston. Email for more information on our national and regional training centres.

1. Review of virtual training in both Course 1 and Course 2
2. Demonstrating facial anatomy, drawing on each other.
3. Reviewing the components of the medical history and facial
4. Practicing assessments on each other – history,
assessment, consent and treatment plan
6. Review and demonstration of injection techniques

Course 4b – Hands-on Training

  1. Hands-on training with hyaluronic acid dermal fillers approved by Health Canada (such as Juvederm®, Restylane® and Princess®)
  2. Hands-on training with neurotoxin products approved by Health Canada (such as Botox®, Dysport® and Xeomin®)
  3. Hands-on training regarding the injection technique, aesthetics effectiveness and safety benefits of procedures with a cannula
  4. Botulinum toxin A treatment areas, including:
    • peri-orbital lines
    • brow shaping nasalis
    • glabella
    • frontalis
  5. Hyaluronic acid treatment areas, including:
    • malar augmentation
    • nasolabial folds
    • lip enhancement
    • mandibular contouring

 Successful completion of Course 4 will be based on observation of injection techniques and completion of a skills check list. Participants must provide two to four models for injections in the hands-on portion of Course 4 training. THMA Consulting invites successful participants to return with their models after two weeks to assess their work and discuss the value of follow-up visits with patients and possible re-treatments.

These exclusive courses are the intellectual property of THMA Consulting.  Written materials and learning tools used in training are solely for personal education and cannot be reproduced or distributed for financial gains. Participants  must disclose if they work or lecture for a training company before registering for any THMA Consulting course.