Botox Training (Neurotoxins) and certification for physicians, nurses, dentists, and other licensed medical professionals.

This comprehensive 8-hour Botox® training workshop (approved 8-hour AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™) is an intensive program providing live patient hands-on training and onsite testing for Certification in Facial Botox® Cosmetic Injectables. This course is dedicated entirely to neurotoxins, providing extensive details and valuable “aesthetic pearls” from industry-leading physician specialists and “celebrity” trainers, using all commercially available FDA-approved neurotoxins including Botox® Cosmetic (Allergan), Xeomin® from Merz Pharma), Dysport® (Galderma), and Jeuveau® (Evolus).

Empire has been providing this level of training since 2002, when Allergan® first introduced its brand of neurotoxin.

For over 21 years, Empire Medical Training has remained the most sought-after teaching organization for medical and dental practitioners seeking the highest quality, most comprehensive, evidence-based, AMA-accredited Botox® and Dermal Filler Training programs.

Nowhere in the U.S. will you find more intensive hands-on Botox® Training than through Empire Medical Training. Empire is the nationwide leader with over 150,000 graduates, more than any other provider. We have perfected our proprietary teaching protocols to ensure each student receives a thorough education.

For practitioners interested in becoming certified in Cosmetic injectables using neurotoxins, our complete 8-hour program with combined lecture and hands on training has become the gold standard. This program is highly recommended throughout the aesthetics industry as well as by Empire’s independent Physician Advisory Board (Physician Advisory Board comprised of plastic surgeons, dermatologists, and "preeminent" multi-specialty trained aesthetic physicians).

Botox and Dermal Filler Training: Empire has conveniently scheduled both injectable courses (Botox® and Fillers) on the same day: Botox® Hands-on Training in the morning, Dermal Fillers Hands-on Training in the afternoon. Those registering for both courses will receive an automatic $200 discount during checkout.

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Prerequisite Neurotoxin Training: Workshop registrants,can access all prerequisite and preparatory course materials via Empire’s state-of-the-art educational portal ( The portal includes all didactic materials, video presentations, and other vital information necessary for your practice, including treatment forms, consent forms, patient intake forms, before/after photos, and much more.

The prerequisite coursework must be completed prior to attending the live patient practice hands-on training. You may also choose the Empire-Virtual-Training™ and watch the "live" presentations on your mobile device, and chat directly with the physician instructors who will answer questions.

Live patient hands-on practice training is offered through live workshops (see full calendar), Centers of Excellence (see calendar), and custom preceptorships (call to schedule). The Neurotoxin Live Patient Practice Training is conducted in the morning. View our complete AGENDA with course details and start and finish times below.

Caution Regarding Botox Training: Practitioners who are new to aesthetics are strongly cautioned to avoid the many non-accredited, non-physician-instructed Botox programs offered by other companies because they do not meet the minimum standards required for aesthetic education and certification. Before investing in their education and career, practitioners should inquire about the qualifications of the instructors teaching the course. The best education begins with expert-level, physician-only instructors.

Agenda: Complete 1-Day Botox® (Neurotoxins) Training Course

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7:45am – 8:00am
8:00am – 9:00am

Speaker Introduction, Didactics Review for Neurotoxin Training, Review pre-requisite video and materials.  Overview of procedures to be performed during the hands-on session.  Questions & Answers.

9:00am - 12:00pm

Hands‐On Live Patient Practice Sessions. Small group breakout sessions with live patients. Attendees will be required to administer Botulinum Toxin, Type‐A FDA Approved Products understanding the unique approach to each patient.

Practitioners will be required to demonstrate technique during the Physician supervised training. Practitioners will perform techniques in the regions listed below:

  • Glabellar Region
  • Lateral Canthal Rhytids (Crows Feet)
  • Forehead Traverse Rhytids (Forehead Lines)
  • Mentalis Muscle
  • Perioral region
  • Specialty Facial Injections upon review of patient presentation and approval of Supervising Physician

Attendees will be required to administer Botulinum Toxin, Type‐A FDA Approved Products understanding the unique approach to each patient.

Safety Measures: All COVID-19 precautions in accordance with updated CDC Guidelines as well as adherence to the safety policies of Empire Medical Training is a requirement for the hands-on training. Patients or Volunteers utilized during the hands-on session are required to fill out and agree to the policies before the session as well as adhere to the CDC Guidelines in place.

PRE-REQUISITE – Instructional Materials

As part of our ongoing efforts to provide the best training available including the safety of all participants during all live workshops, Empire Medical Training requires that you prepare for the live hands on training by reviewing all didactic materials, which includes the comprehensive color manual and educational videos, prior to the workshop. The successful completion of Empire’s Video On Demand or the Empire-Virtual-Training™ is a requirement to participate in the Live Patient, Hands-On Practice Training Module for certification. The virtual training is conducted live and you may interact and ask questions with the Physician instructor.  Once you register for a course, you will receive an email confirmation with additional instructions and login access to Empire’s state of the art educational portal where you will have access to all training materials.

Separate from the prerequisite training material, Empire provides numerous procedure videos, advanced injection demonstrations, and other educational videos as part of your learning experience. All participants will also receive access to our library of educational materials concerning the Botulinum Toxin injections which is also recommended prior to the clinical portion of your training.

Empire further recommends downloading the color manual prior to viewing the pre-requisite video which includes the following topics discussed:

Patient Consultation Process

  • Communicating expected results of Botox Treatments
  • Techniques that will satisfy your patient's goals. Learn to properly mark facial zones.

Neurotoxin facts and Important Information

  • Product Characteristics, Mechanism of Action, Dilution and Reconstitution, Standard of Care Considerations, and proper storage for Botulinum Toxin, Type A.

Facial Anatomy:

  • Contraindications for Treatment
  • Zones of Adherence
  • Correcting Complications and Adverse Events

Dosing and established protocols, understanding the medical model, safety techniques, and indications for treatment for the following areas:

  • Glabellar Complex area, Male and Female Differences, Before and After Review
  • Lateral Canthal Rhytids, Male and Female Differences, Before and After Review
  • Forehead Treatment, Patient Considerations
  • Other Facial Treatments
    • Medial and Lateral Brow Lift
    • Gummy Smile
    • Dimpled Chin
    • Marionette Lines
  • Platysma banding protocols and guidelines for injection
  • Medical Protocols for Bruxism and Migraine Headaches
    • Indications and Alternative Treatment Options
  • Hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating) - techniques to treat the Axillae and Palms.

BOTOX Class Overview

Medical and dental professionals will receive detailed and complete information on all the protocols associated with neurotoxins. Information will be provided on each of the Botulinum Toxin Type A products such as Botox® Cosmetic as well as the newer, highly effective Xeomin® and Dysport®, and the newest neurotoxin, Jeuveau®. All of which are FDA approved Botulinum-A products.

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To operate a successful aesthetic practice, it is important to understand the available products on the market and the differences between the uses of neurotoxins and dermal filler cosmetic injections. Each of the FDA-approved options will be available and used during the hands-on portion of the class so you can decide for yourself which botulinum toxin product will best suit your practice objectives.

Morning Didactics: The lecture portion of the training will cover each of the neurotoxin products in detail, including their usages, best practices, and decision-tree processes relating to your choice product and patient needs. Your physician instructors will provide in-depth training on neurotoxin protocols, guidelines, and techniques; they will also share preferred methods utilized in their own respective practices.

Perform Botox Procedures Safely: Equally important in your training are the precautionary measures needed to ensure safe technique. We teach you how to treat unwanted side effects, poor outcomes, and worst-case scenarios related to more serious Botox adverse events and complications. Botox training instructors must be physicians — ideally plastic surgeons and other multi-specialty trained aesthetic physicians. That’s what Empire Medical Training delivers.

Facial Anatomy: The training incorporates highlights from Empire’s advanced Anatomical Facial Anatomy Training conducted at Columbia Medical University and other medical schools throughout the country. This training is invaluable in helping the attendee understand the anatomical structures involved when performing a facial injectable procedure such as with neurotoxins or dermal fillers. This will be critical for any practitioner to master in order to perform safe, worry-free Botox injections.

Hands-On Training: Empire pioneered this kind of training over 21 years ago. As a result, we have secured relationships with the most renowned, expert physician specialists to train practitioners and share their wealth of knowledge and expertise.

Prominent instructors remain a hallmark to the quality education provided by Empire. Not only are they the very best aesthetic physicians in the industry, they’re also willing to share their proprietary methods for performing and creating the most desirable patient outcomes.

Unlike some seminars, our programs are not demonstration-only. In fact, you will be required to perform procedures under the direct supervision of an expert physician instructor in order to receive your certification. The hands-on sessions provide intensive training, where instructors will be carefully monitoring your technique and style of injecting to help improve upon your skills.

The workshop gives you the opportunity to use real botulinum toxin (Botox) products on actual live volunteers. All medicines and supplies needed in the training are provided as part of your tuition price (additional product is available for purchase if desired).

The hands-on portion of the training starts right after the morning session and Q&A and ends when you have completed the oral Botox proficiency exam conducted by the physician instructor.

Attendees have all afternoon to practice injections on live volunteer patients until they gain a level of comfort and pass the oral proficiency exam.

Our objective is to give our members the best experience in education. We remain committed to ensuring our methods are safe, organized, and professional especially when it comes to any portion of the hands-on sessions. For more information, view our Hands-On Disclosure.

Recommended Preparation


Advanced Facial Anatomy Cadaver Workshop for Aesthetics

A requirement for all non-core (other than Plastic Surgeons and Dermatologists) attendees who wish to participate in any Facial Aesthetic Hands-On Course. This valuable program will serve to help practitioners avoid complications while performing Aesthetic injections and procedures. Learn how to avoid poor outcomes, complications, and legal and malpractice issues.

Empire strongly urges participants to complete either the live Facial Cadaver Workshop OR the On-Demand Program can be viewed at any time from ""

Graduates will receive a certificate indicating their completion of this Advanced Facial Cadaver Course and a written statement on each Certificate earned in Aesthetics. Certificates should be submitted to your malpractice carrier.

The program is approved for 9 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™

limited time offer: get your complete Facial Anatomy Cadaver On-Demand program complimentary with any new membership registration. (reg. $399)
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Empire Highlights

Panel of Discussion with Top Plastics and Aesthetic Specialists

Physician Practitioner shares his experience at the Botulinum Toxin Event. Paul Vitulli, DO.

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Botulinum Toxin Training Reviews

Dr. Stephen Cosentino , President and Founder of Empire Medical Training with Renowned Cosmetic Dermatologist Shino Bay Aguilera, DO

TJ Tsay, MD and fellow experts of the Aesthetics Meeting Discussion Panel review the different techniques of Dr. Tsay’s case study.

Panel Discussion with Top Plastics, Dermatologists, and Aesthetic Specialists- Panel Discussion

BOTOX Training Course Objectives

  • Learn to perform a professional aesthetic evaluation, treatment plan and perform facial cosmetic injections with neurotoxins under the direct supervision and instruction of board-certified plastic surgeons or other expert multi-specialty training aesthetic physician.
  • Gain technical proficiency during the live patient training, required for testing.
  • Learn advanced techniques for injecting neurotoxins to correct facial rhytids which are the most requested procedures today.
  • Learn the proper reconstitution and dilution of each neurotoxin.
  • Learn to correct poor outcomes, adverse effects, and complications.
  • Learn how to select the most appropriate neurotoxin understanding the nuances between each product.
  • Understand the physiology and pharmacokinetics of neurotoxins and injection treatments.
  • Learn how to use pharmacologic agents to treat complications and side effects.
  • Gain a thorough understanding of the anatomical compartments, neurovascular structures, fat pads, and facial anatomy to properly perform a facial cosmetic injection using neurotoxin or dermal filler.
  • Describe the indications and contraindications for all facial injectable neurotoxins - Botox®, Xeomin®, Dysport®, and Jeuveau™.
  • Learn the business and marketing of aesthetics, including digital marketing and how to leverage social media content and outreach.
  • Learn how and where to purchase Botox and dermal filler injectable products and price setting tips.


Course Details

Botulinum Toxin training course

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Practitioners will learn the following neurotoxin procedures

Detailed presentations on the protocols, guidelines, and techniques followed by hands on training to become proficient in the most frequently performed neurotoxin procedures (in addition to many advanced and medical procedures involving neurotoxin).

  • Upper Face - Glabellar Lines, forehead lines, crows feet, chemical brow lift (lateral and medial eyebrow lift).
  • Lower Face - Gummy smile, sad smile, (depressor anguli oris), granular (or dimpled) chin, (mentalis), bunny lines, vertical lip lines, procedure to soften nasolabial folds (zygomatic muscle group), neck lines, (platysmal bands)
  • Medical protocols for cervical dystonia, TMJ and migraines are included in the course material, i.e. CD. (Consent and treatment forms are also included in the CD.)
  • Training in Hyperhidrosis treatment is also included. This simple-to-perform, effective technique is highly lucrative, making it a great procedure to include in your practice.
  • Learn the proper storage, dosing, reconstituting and shelf life of Botulinum Toxin.

BOTOX Training Tuition

Here’s what your tuition fee* includes:

Training on live patient volunteers – Practitioners may bring their own volunteer, if you are unable to bring a volunteer, please call our office 7 days prior to the course to make arrangements to pair you with another attendee. There is no charge or fee for any individual receiving Botox®, dermal fillers, or any other aesthetic treatment during the training programs.

Tuition for the Botox® (neurotoxin) courses includes all training materials, certification, all neurotoxin products to inject live patients - Botox®, Xeomin®, Dysport®, and Jeuveau™. Each practitioner will receive product to inject one patient. For those who would like additional practice, additional product will be available for purchase onsite (product available at Empire’s cost).

Access to the Empire Medical Training proprietary web-based member portal containing key resources invaluable for an aesthetic practice:

  • Complete course materials and presentations
  • Editable protocols
  • Instructional videos on techniques and methods
  • Before and after photos (with licensing rights to share with registered participants)
  • Reference materials, including the essential office documents and templates needed for an aesthetic medicine practice, e.g., treatment forms, patient intake forms, and patient consent forms.
  • Access to marketing materials through Empire’s exclusive web-based physician portal.

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Ongoing support and consultation support.

With Empire’s risk free, Empire-Wow-Refund-Guarantee™, you can register for any class or membership with complete confidence.

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Volunteers - Training Patients:

There is never a charge to volunteers for receiving Botox® injections, or any aesthetic treatments during any of the Empire programs. Volunteers typically receive a variety of high demand procedures during the injectables training sessions, supervised by some of the most experienced, most renowned aesthetic physicians, you are welcome to bring along a friend or companion to train on to demonstrate your expertise. If you are unable to bring a volunteer to the course, please call our office 7 days prior the course to make arrangements and Empire will provide you with a volunteer patient for the hands-on portion of the Training class.

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BOTOX Certification

How do I become Certified to perform Botox Injections?

You need to enroll in and successfully complete training in an accredited and approved Botox Certification Course (be careful, most are not!). Empire Medical Training has certified more physicians and nurses in Botox administration than any other organization in the US or abroad! In the past 23+ years, Empire has graduated over 150,000 health care professionals and has been awarded the highest level of CME accreditation for its Botox Certification Courses, the AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.

The certification process begins with a full morning of intensive didactic presentations, including protocols, guidelines, manufacturer recommendations, and Pearls from Empire’s outstanding “Celebrity” Physician instructors. After the afternoon Hands ON training on live patients, applicants will be expected to demonstrate proficiency in a variety of Botox techniques followed by knowledge testing. At the conclusion of the Allergan Botox Training program, attendees who have completed all aspects of the training and passed the proficiency exam will be awarded their Botox Certification.

Certification Information

In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by Medical Education Resources (MER) and Empire Medical Training. MER is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Interprofessional Continuing Education (IPCE)
The Botulinum Toxin Training activity was planned by and for the healthcare team, and learners will receive 8 interprofessional continuing Education (IPCE) credit for learning and change.

Physician Credit
Medical Education Resources designates this live activity for a maximum of 8 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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Nursing Credit
Medical Education Resources designates this live activity for a maximum of 8.0 ANCC nursing contact hours. Nurses will be awarded contact hours upon successful completion of the activity. Medical Education Resources is a provider of continuing nursing education by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider #CEP 12299, for 8.0 contact hours.

American Dental Association Continuing Education Recognition Program (ADA CERP)
Medical Education Resources (MER) is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider. ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education. ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry. Concerns or complaints about a CE provider may be directed to the provider or to the Commission for Continuing Education Provider Recognition at
MER designates this activity for 8.0 continuing education credits.
Concerns or complaints about a CE provider may be directed to the provider, or to the Commission for Continuing Education Provider Recognition at

Physician Assistant Credit
Medical Education Resources has been authorized by the American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA) to award AAPA Category 1 CME credit for activities planned in accordance with AAPA CME Criteria. This activity is designated for 8.0 AAPA Category 1 CME Credits. Physician Assistants should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation.


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