Medical Aesthetic Course

Introduction to Injectables

Prerequisite: Physicians who are members of the CMQ, nurses who are members of the OIIQ, and auxiliary nurses who are members of the OIIAQ

The Medical Aesthetic Institute of Montreal offers courses to eligible health professionals on injection techniques for neuromodulators (DysportTM, BotoxTM) and filler agents (RestylaneTM, JuvédermTM). The basic injectables course lasts two full days and includes theoretical and practical components.

On both days, the theoretical component provides information on anatomy and pathologies. Some of the products available on the market are also introduced along with their modes of action, contraindications, possible side effects, and handling requirements. As for the practical component, semi-private workshops allow participants (up to eight) to learn basic injection techniques by observing a demonstration by Dr. Blackburn on a model as well as by practising the techniques taught during the course on different models. This course offered by the Medical Aesthetic Institute of Montreal is accredited (14 credits) by the Federation of General Practitioners of Québec (FGPQ).

SCHEDULE

Sessions available at the Medical Aesthetic Institute of Montreal

Program

Introduction to Injectables

DAY 1: NEUROMODULATORS (BOTULINUM TOXIN)
  • Presentation, course introduction, business start-up, and balance of payment
  • Recent trends in the medical aesthetic industry and what you need to know to succeed
  • Business start-up component
  • Facial anatomy
  • Physiology of the skin and epidermal layers
  • Identifying skin tension lines covering facial muscles and aesthetic subunits
  • Common skin diseases
  • Frequent skin neoplasia (melanoma, basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma)
  • Asking the right questions to analyze the patients’ condition and needs (includes how to fill out the patient’s medical history and consent forms)
  • Available neuromodulator (botulinum toxin) options to reduce facial wrinkles (DysportTM, BotoxTM), with supporting scientific research
  • Techniques: brow lift, crow’s feet, glabellar lines, smoker’s lines, forehead, and other
  • Complications and side effects: drooping, asymmetry, etc.
  • Practical workshop: Practising different techniques on patients
  • Discussion of expected results, potential side effects, and ways to correct them
  • A model is required to practise on the following areas: forehead, glabella, and crow’s feet (Fixed preferential rate, $250)
  • The participant is expected to bring his/her own model. If the participant is unable to find a model, the Medical Aesthetic Institute of Montreal can arrange to provide one for an additional fee of $100.
DAY 2: FILLER AGENTS (DERMAL FILLERS)
  • Business matters concerning aesthetic medicine
  • Start-up costs associated with frequently offered aesthetic procedures
  • Incorporating aesthetic medicine in a physician’s office or a medical aesthetic clinic
  • Dermal filler options: hyaluronic acids (RestylaneTM, JuvédermTM, PerlaneTM, RadiesseTM, EsthelisTM, HylaformTM, and HylaformTM plus) and other filler agents
  • Longer-lasting products (DermacollTM, SculptraTM, JuvédermTM, VolumaTM)
  • Dermal filler techniques: injections to lips, nasolabial folds, marionette lines, and cheeks
  • Complications associated with injection techniques
  • Live demonstration on patients
  • Practical workshops
  • Discussion of expected results, potential side effects, and ways to correct them
  • Tests and course evaluation
  • A model is required to practise on the following areas: lips, nasolabial folds, marionette lines, and cheeks (Fixed preferential rate, $700)
  • The participant is expected to bring his/her own model. If the participant is unable to find a model, the Medical Aesthetic Institute of Montreal can arrange to provide one for an additional fee of $100.
FAQ

Good to Know

Who are our courses for?

In Quebec, only physicians who are members of the CMQ (Collège des Médecins du Québec), nurses who are members of the OIIQ (Ordre des infirmières et infirmiers du Québec) and auxiliary nurses who are members of the OIIAQ (Ordre des Infirmières et Infirmiers du Québec) can provide medical and aesthetic care involving injections.

Physicians

Candidates must complete theoretical and practical trainings. When the candidate feels ready and self-ruled they may submit their application to the Collège des Médecins du Québec in order to obtain the authorization to administer injections from the CMQ.

Such requests will then be reviewed at a meeting of the CMQ’s Executive Committee, which are held every two months. Only once the application has been approved will the candidate be able to begin practising aesthetic medicine.

Nurses

(Those who hold a bachelor’s degree or a DCS in nursing.)

Candidates must work with a physician who can assess new patients and prescribe appropriate treatment plans (individual prescriptions). Once an individual prescription has been prescribed, nurses are authorized to fill it and administer injections to the patient. The nurses are fully responsible for the care they provide, yet that responsibility is shared by the prescribing physician as well. Nurses may perform future interventions or handle follow-up appointments as long as the established treatment plan does not change and remains valid (usually two years). It should be noted that the prescribing physician is not required to be physically present at the practice site once the individual prescription has been signed. However, the physician must remain available and in close geographical proximity.

Nursing assistants

The same rules apply to nursing assistants. However, the prescribing physician is required to be physically present at the practice site at all times.

Participants will be able to download their certificate and earn 14 continuing education credits (CEC) from the FGPQ (Federation of General Practitioners of Québec).

If you are a physician or nurse from abroad, you are welcome to attend the course at the price indicated on this website.

However, for legal reasons, you will not be allowed to administer injections during the practice period.

Only physicians who are members of the Collège des Médecins du Québec (CMQ) and nurses who are members of the Ordre des infirmières et infirmiers du Québec (OIIQ) are authorized to practise medicine or perform delegated medical acts in Quebec.

Many foreign physicians and nurses were extremely satisfied with the course despite not being able to perform the practical aspect.

Our courses are accredited by the Federation of General Practitioners of Québec (FGPQ), and you will obtain a certificate.

However, these credits are only valid in Quebec. All participants receive the same certificate.

During the training sessions, whether it is for the “Introduction to Injectables” session, development training, or advanced training, one or more models will be required. These models must meet the needs of the chosen training session.

-Introduction to Injectables: One or two models will be required.

Day 1: The chosen model/patient is required to practise on the following areas: forehead, glabella (the lion’s wrinkle), and crow’s feet. (Fixed preferential rate of $250 + taxes)

Day 2: The chosen model is required to practise on the following areas: lips, nasolabial folds, marionette lines, and cheeks. (Fixed preferential rate of $700 + taxes)

Development session: Depending on the pre-established course plan, one or more models will be required. (Fixed preferential rate set at 50% of the Clinique DGB rate)

Advanced training: Depending on the pre-established course plan, one or more models will be required. (Fixed preferential rate set at 50% of the Clinique DGB rate)

Note that a treatment plan will be established to respect the natural appearance of each model’s features. The treatment zones in question will be monitored by Dr. Blackburn.

Submit your application by email to info@imem.ca. You must include five headshot photographs (natural, without make-up) with the following expressions:

-Natural (neutral)
-Surprised
-Angry
-Smiling
-Sandstorm (close your eyes as tightly as possible)

It is important to write your name on the back of your photos and include your age. If you have had injectable treatments before, indicate the date of your last treatment, your name, and telephone number. Your photos will be kept confidential; we will contact you if need be.