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2021 Continuing Education

2021 Aesthetic Continuing Education


I have always been a firm believer in continuing education, even though there are requirements to keep my license valid as a board-certified family nurse practitioner there aren’t many requirements in the world of aesthetics. Continuing education allows me to stay current on technologies, advanced techniques, and skill development. Listed below are many of those opportunities:



Trainer: Xmedica

Focus: Beyond Volume: Hyperdilute CaHA – Neck & Décolleté

Review: Hyperdilute CaHA for neck & décolleté. Hyperdilute. Cannula use.


Trainer: Dr. Avelar

Focus: Chin

Review: Chin filler assessment and injection


Trainer: Gain trainer

Focus: Sculptra

Review: GAIN webinar mechanism of action Sculptra, history of Sculptra, approved injection areas, injection techniques.  


Trainer: Dr.Shino Bay & Professor Sebastian Cotofana

Focus: Neurotoxins

Review: Anatomy, neurotoxins, aging process.  


Trainer: VI Peel webinar

Focus: Best of 2020

Review: The science behind VI Peel, Fitzpatrick skin types, melasma, assessment and use.


Trainer:  Brittony Croasdell, APRN, CANS

Focus: Restylane Filler

Review: Facial rejuvenation with Restylane fillers


Trainer: Dr. Raj Acquilla & Julie Horne

Focus: AART of GAIN

Review: Chin and lip balancing, anatomy review and injection technique.


Trainer: Gain Webinar

Focus: Putting the pieces together. Refine your consultation and define your chin.  

Review: Scient behind restylane fillers. Chin injections.

VI Peel training

Trainer: Jasmin Carrasco

Focus: VI Peel

Review: Deeper dive into the science behind VI Peel, body peels, assessment, treatment and results.



Semi-Private in Person Training

Shino Bay Aguilera, DO International Thought Leader & Trainer, Cosmetic Dermatologist

Dr. Shino Bay Aguilera is a board-certified Dermatologist, specializing in cosmetic medical practice. He is an internationally recognized speaker and lecturer. He’s a key opinion leader for major cosmetic injectables companies. He’s made major contributions to the aesthetic industry via research papers and authorship of his book, “Be Youthful”

He is the owner and medical director of Shino Bay Cosmetic Dermatology and Laser Institute on Las Olas Boulevard in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

Full Day of in person training with Dr. Shino Bay in his Fort Lauderdale, FL office.






New Approaches to Enhancing & Correcting the Butt & Thighs

Speakers: Julie Acarregui CRNA, MSN, BSN. Justin Harper MD. Audrey Rose NP

Course description: This workshop will cover the “backside” of injecting! Our faculty will be discussing and demonstrating combination therapies to enhance and volumize the butt and improve texture and cellulite visibility including collagenase clostridium histolyticum-aaes for the treatment of cellulite, allograft adipose matrix for the restoration of fat, deoxycholic acid for fat elimination and poly-l-lactic acid & calcium hydroxyapatite for augmentation and volume restoration. If you are injecting the butt or thighs, this is THE workshop to checkout the newest trends and techniques available in the market! Julie Horne,

CORE I: CORE Foundations of Injection Technique.

Speakers: Loralee Koontz MPAS, PA-C, Brooke Nichol RN, CANS, Melanie Frye DNP, APRN, FNP-C

Course description: Begin your journey to complete CORE HCP Certification with the foundational course, CORE I: CORE Foundations of Injection Technique. This course is designed for injectors with 6 months to 2 years’ experience and will combine on and off label technique training. It will cover a full didactic review with live injections of the key anatomical subunits of the face. The CORE Faculty will cover proper consultation and assessment, anatomical considerations, and an in-depth review of injection techniques for the lips, cheeks & chin and introduction to temples and tear troughs.

Core I: Adverse Events

Speakers: Yvonne Dellos MSN, FNP-BC, Melanie Frye DNP, APRN, FNP-C

Course description: Prior to injecting filler, it’s key that every injector have a solid understanding of adverse event management. In Core I: Adverse Events, we will cover an introduction to recognizing an adverse event, patient and staff education, proper protocols for the most common concerns, and supplies and workflows required onsite. This class provides a foundational understanding of of AE Management and is ideal for injectors 6 months to 2 years in their journey.

PLLA: Injection Techniques for Global Facial Rejuvenation.

Speaker: Julie Acarregui, CRNA, MSN, BSN

Course Desciption: Join Julie Acarregui, CRNA, MSN, BSN, for a deep dive into the injection techniques for achieving global facial rejuvenation with PLLA. Julie has been a long-time user of PLLA and a trainer on the product for many years. It’s become the cornerstone of her practice, Pure Medical Spa with multiple locations in Idaho. In Julie’s practice, she is using PLLA for multiple indications across the face & body, but in this course, she will cover the tips, techniques and pearls you need to know to achieve optimal results.

She is the #1 PLLA Injector in the States of Idaho and Montana and has been awarded as one of the Top 10 Cosmetic Injectors in the Pacific Northwest. Julie has devoted herself to the art of aesthetics medicine and has a passion for teaching others. Julie is one of 20 in Galderma’s prestigious GEN NOW faculty. As a national GAIN trainer for Galderma and private medical aesthetics trainer, Julie travels nationwide speaking at events and teaching practitioners the art and safety of cosmetic injections.

Managing Adverse events: Prevention, Detection, Treatment

Speakers: Mike Clague, BSc (Bmed) of Australia, Rana Kennelly, BSN, BSc, CANS, and Julie Bass-Kaplan, FNP-BC, NP-C, MSN, CANS, CPSN, HCMT, PHN

Course description: Adverse events are more than likely going to happen, statistically speaking, if you inject enough patients, but it’s being prepared for what to do when it happens that is an absolute requirement for every injector. Join AE experts Mike Clague, BSc (Bmed) of Australia, Rana Kennelly, BSN, BSc, CANS, and Julie Bass-Kaplan, FNP-BC, NP-C, MSN, CANS, CPSN, HCMT, PHN for a 2.5-hour deep dive into prevention, detection and treatment of AEs. They will share staff training information, patient education must-dos and protocols for administering necessary treatment during an emergent event.

Injection techniques in High Risk Areas

Speakers: Justin Harper MD, Shelby Miller DNP, FNP-C

Course Description: This workshop is ideal for Intermediate to Advanced injectors and will focus on techniques for safely and effectively correcting those high-risk areas: filler in the forehead, nose, temples, tear troughs, pyriform, etc. While these areas present a bigger necessity to know the anatomy to safely navigate the injection landscape, they can be done with the proper anatomical understanding and know-how. Our faculty will cover the landmarks and landmines you need to know to perform these in your clinic. This session will include live demonstrations to accompany the technique training with both Drs. Harper and Miller as well as didactic review on the anatomy and adverse event protocols. 

The Spectrum of Facial Aging: Techniques to stop the progression and treat the aging face

Speaker: Andreas Nikolis MD

Course description: Join Canada-based Plastic Surgeon, international key-opinion leader and clinical research expert, Andreas Nikolis, MD, MSc, FRCSC, for a scientific overview of the genetics of the aging spectrum complete with injection demonstrations and techniques for slowing the signs of aging starting with the youthful patient. Dr. Nikolis has served as the faculty chair for educational sessions at every major international conference, and he’s an active clinical researcher, publishing popular US studies like the “Kysseability Study’ and tremendous research on nearly every aspect of face and body injections. His advanced techniques with HA & neurotoxin have been adopted all over the world, and he is often part of shaping the global direction for HA product launches and indications, including the US for products like Restylane Refyne, Defyne and Kysse! 

The concept of ageing is based on the progression of anatomy and its changes over time. The basis for it begins with an understanding of the unique genetic components each patient begins with and the propensity for change of these key anatomical regions.

We may have a patient in her 20s which demonstrates signs of ageing, for instance of the nasolabial fold and pyriform aperture, marionette lines etc. The goal of rejuvenation in each patient category is to identify where the process of ageing has started and treat these regions in order to decrease the visible signs of aging.

So the first order of treating patients is identifying the subtle signs of ageing at their earliest visible point and slowing down the process with the aid of fillers. Fillers depending on their G’, consistency and cohesively can be used to slow down the descent of fat pads and reverse visible signs of premature aging. Just like they can be used to reverse advanced signs of ageing in older patients. 

Facial Injectables & The Perception of Trust with Dr. Raj Acquilla

Join international injection expert and celebrated trainer, Dr. Raj Acquilla, for an expert approach to facial mapping, beautification and re-volumization during this 2.5-hour workshop. Dr. Acquilla has lectured on the biggest stages in Aesthetics and is a known as one of the most respected educators in our field. Dr. Acquilla runs two successful private practices in the UK, the RA Institute, offering both online and live trainings, and he actively participates in ongoing clinical research and development. He may be one of the most in-demand trainers in the world, and this workshop is an official stop on his 2021 world tour. We promise it’s one you will not want to miss!

CTRL + ALT + DELETE: Correcting Poorly Placed Filler

Join Dr. Kay Durairaj, an Internationally Renowned Facial Plastic Surgeon & Neck Surgeon, as she dives into the often less talked about side of filler injections…..correcting prior work! Dr. Kay will take attendees through the ins and out of identifying misplaced filler, taking corrective action to dissolve it, and then optimizing with proper filler placement! In her own practice, Dr. Kay finds she has to “reset” her own work from time to time when several years have passed since the patient received injections. Sometimes things don’t go as planned or a patient is referred to your clinic with anything but a blank canvas. Don’t shy away from hitting the hylenex! Let Dr. Kay show you the ideal approach including live injections featuring her signature techniques


Additional and ongoing education in 2021:

Skincare products: Neocutis, Renew, Revitalash, Jan Marini

Services: VI Peel, Microneedling, DermaSweep

2020 Continuing Education

2020 Aesthetic Continuing Education

I have always been a firm believer in continuing education, even though there are requirements to keep my license valid as a board-certified family nurse practitioner there aren’t many requirements in the world of aesthetics. Continuing education allows me to stay current on technologies, advanced techniques, and skill development. 2020 certainly was a challenge for all of us, instead of feeling defeated by the many obstacles I took full advantage of my time and was able to complete numerous education opportunities. Listed below are many of those opportunities:


Trainer: Dawn Sagrillo, MSN, AGNP-BC, CANS, CPSN

Focus: Sculptra Aesthetic Training

Review: On and off label use of Sculptra aesthetic product for face and body. Cannula and needle technique.


Trainer: Dr. Chris Surek & Dr. Steve Weiner

Focus: Anatomy

Review: Interactive Facial Anatomy Review


Trainer: Dr. Subbio vs Injectors Lounge

Focus: Jawline part 1

Review: IG webinar focusing on jawline filler, series, 1 of 3


Trainer: Dr. Subbio vs Injectors Lounge

Focus: Jawline part 2

Review: IG webinar focusing on jawline filler, series, 2 of 3


Trainer: Lori Robertson, MSN, FNP-C & Rand Rusher, RN, BSN, CANS.

Focus: Dysport

Review: The science behind Dysport


Trainer:  Kyle Farr, DNP, MSN, NP-C & Natalia Guzman, RN, BSN, CANS.

Focus: Dysport

Review: Scient and injection review


Trainer: Anil Rajani, MD and Shino Bay Aguilera DO 

Focus: Sculptra Aesthetics

Review: History, science and injection review


Trainer: Dr. Keith Marcus & Jennifer Prince, RN, BSN, CANS.

Focus: Restylane Rheology

Review: Science behind restylane fillers. NASHA & XpresHan


Trainer: Chris Surek, DO featuring ultrasound Technology with Steve Weiner, MD & Upper Face Assessment and Glabellar Injections with Jordan Rihani, MD, FACS

Focus: Anatomy

Review: Interactive Anatomy Education of the Upper Face


Trainer: Dr. Jason Bloom & Dr. Melanie Palm

Focus: Sculptra Aesthetic 

Review: History, science and injection review


Trainer: Dr. Thomas Hitchcock

Focus: Skinpen ®     

Review: Review on the science behind microneedling, the unique features of the FDA cleared skinpen ®


Trainer: Dr. Subbio via Injectors Lounge

Focus: Jawline #3

Review: IG webinar focusing on jawline filler, series, 3 of 3


Trainer: Chris Surek, DO, Steven F. Weiner, MD, and Young Cho, MD, PhD

Focus: Anatomy

Review: Galderma Interactive Anatomy Education of the Mid face 


Trainer: Chris Surek, DO, Steven F. Weiner, MD and Young Cho, MD, PhD

Focus: Anatomy

Review: Galderma Interactive Anatomy Education Perioral


Trainer: Dr. Subbio via Injectors Lounge with Dr. Swift

Focus: Temples 

Review: Anatomy of Temple with Injection technique 

Tear Trough Anatomy & Injection

Trainer: Dr. Subbio via Injectors Lounge with Shelby Miller DNP, FNP-C

Focus: Anatomy of Tear Trough with Injection technique 

Review: Shelby Miller walked through her technique for tear trough filler which includes supporting the delicate area with combined cheek filler and temple filler as needed.


Trainer: Dr. G. Jackie Yee, Julie Horne, RN & George Baxter-Holder, DNP, ARNP, CANS.

Focus: Kysse Filler and Lip injections

Review: Kysse was fresh on the scene in the US, review of rheology, and injection techniques.


Trainer: Theresa Camberis, RN

Focus: Restylane Filler

Review: Facial rejuvenation

IV THERAPY SYMPOSIUM The American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine (A4M)

Trainers: Deepa Verma, MD, Martin Gallagher, MD, Filomena Trindade, MD, MPH, Mark Rosenberg, MD, Dorothy Merritt, MD

Focus: IV Therapies

Review: This symposium is designed for physicians, nurse practitioners, and other medical professionals seeking to develop their knowledge of intravenous nutritional therapies. The course will focus on the fundamental basics of the practice, while expanding upon the use of vitamins, minerals, amino acids, and other unique parenteral compounds. Clinicians will gain the ability to immediately and effectively implement various IV protocols into their practices. Sessions will also include hands-on demonstrations, in addition to protocols targeted to optimize patient health and immune support. The curriculum has also recently added three additional hours of chelation.




Masters training with:

Shino Bay Aguilera, DO International Thought Leader & Trainer, Cosmetic Dermatologist

Dr. Shino Bay Aguilera is a world renowned, multi-award-winning Cosmetic Dermatologist, Dermatologic Surgeon, Cosmetic Laser Expert and is Dual Board certified with a Fellowship in Dermatology from the American College of Osteopathic Dermatology and the American Academy of Dermatology. With over 17 years of experience and ongoing advanced training in lasers and aesthetics, he is a clinical researcher, publisher, former Chief Medical Director and current Assistant Professor of the Dermatology Residency Program at NOVA University, Assistant Professor of Dermatology for Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine, Suncoast University, and Universidad del Rosario, Bogota, Colombia.

Julie Horne, RN International Lip Expert & Master Aesthetic Nurse Trainer

Julie is most well known for her expert injection technique with lips, but she has also done training regarding many other indications. She is an international specialist in lower face treatments. She is sharing her unique and world- known lip techniques both in the Nordics as internationally, and for the first time in the US at Aesthetic Next. She launched her signature treatment Restylane Keyhole lips in 2017,

Sebastian Cotofana, MD, PhD

SEBASTIAN COTOFANA, M.D., Ph.D., Ph.D. is an associate professor of anatomy in the Department of Clinical Anatomy at Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science, Rochester, Minnesota. He additionally is a honorary professor of Pirogov Russian National Research Medical University, Moscow, Russia and a visiting professor at the University of Belgrade, Belgrade, Serbia. He teaches anatomy, embryology, and histology to first-year medical students, residents and health care profession students and his teaching focus is on advanced clinical anatomy for health professionals, residents and physicians. His research interest is in translational and clinical anatomical research with special focus on age-related changes of the human face and medical education. He has published more than 100 peer-reviewed articles, book chapters and online communications.

Tom van Eijk, MD International Thought Leader, Clinical Researcher & Master Trainer

Dr. Tom van Eijk is one of Holland’s most famed cosmetic doctors and internationally an authority on injectable fillers, speaking at conferences around the world for over a decade.

He started his study to become a medical doctor at the University of Nijmegen but chose to graduate at the University of Amsterdam. There he did research on resorbable bio compatible materials in Experimental Surgery and hereditary skin diseases in Plastic Surgery. After gaining surgical skills in Cardio-thoracic Surgery, Dr. van Eijk then began to focus on Plastic Surgery, gathering three years of experience. In 2003 Dr. Tom van Eijk decided to concentrate on cosmetic injectables and started teaching in The Netherlands from 2005, (Restylane® and Botox®), Belgium (Dysport®) and developed the Fern Pattern TechniqueTM, introducing it in Sweden the Fall of 2005.

Additional and ongoing education in 2020:

Skincare products: Neocutis, Renew, Jan Marini

Services: VI Peel, Microneedling, DermaSweep

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