Introduction to Basic Filler Course Overview

In addition to comprehensive pre-course online training modules, enjoy a comprehensive 1-day hands-on dermal filler injectable training course.

This course covers the same material as found in the dermal filler section of the Dual Toxin and Dermal Filler Course but allows practitioners the flexibility to schedule their training according to their own schedule.

The course will ensure you develop the foundational knowledge and injection experience to begin integrating dermal filler injections into your everyday practice. During the training, you will learn how to take a full-face treatment approach using both upper and lower-face injection techniques.

Course material covers the latest dermal filler treatments for overall facial rejuvenation. Areas injected include cheeks, chins, jawlines, lips, and melomental folds as well as fine line filling. It also includes a review of the patient consultation and treatment processes as students learn the steps involved in creating successful aesthetic patient results

The hands-on phase of our beginner dermal filler course features actual demonstrations from our expert trainers and is followed by hands-on training on live patient models. Here, students will enjoy a 2:1 ratio of trainee: trainer, ensuring a detailed, in-depth, comprehensive experience that allows students to be trained on how to safely and effectively administer various brands of dermal fillers using the actual product to common treatment sites.

Course Curriculum

    1. A Message from Our Founder

    2. How to Navigate Through This Course

    3. Before We Begin:

    4. Pre-Course Survey

    1. Learning Objectives: Introduction to Basic to Filler Course

    1. Fitzpatrick Skin Types

    2. Structures of the Skin and Face

    3. Muscles of the Face

    4. Arteries of the Face

    5. Facial Nerves - Cranial Nerves V and VII

    6. Lip Anatomy

    7. Effects of Aging: Nasolabial Folds (NLF)

    8. Effects of Aging: Marionette Lines

    9. Effects of Aging: Jawline

    10. Effects of Aging: Chin

    11. Effects of Aging on Lips

    1. Facial Aging

    2. Facial Expressions

    3. First Impressions

    1. Classes of Filler: Overview

    2. Classes of Filler

    3. Different Brands of Filler

    4. Proportion

    5. Lip Injection Techniques

    6. Dermal Fillers: Contraindications

    7. Aspiration: Dermal Fillers

    8. Tools Used for Aspirating

    9. Aseptic Non-Touch Technique (ANTT)

    10. Dermal Filler Injection Patterns

    1. Rheology

    2. Different Brands of Filler

About this course

  • 119 lessons
  • $2950 + HST

Treatment Areas You Will Learn in This Course:

This course is designed as an introductory course for dermal filler injection techniques using a needle.

  • Dermal Filler Injections (using a needle):

    Cheeks, lips, chin, jawline, melomental lines, and fine lines.

A Note To All Prospective Students:

As of September 15th, 2023, it will be mandatory for students to complete all online course material in order to progress to hands-on training. 

Please ensure you give yourself enough time to complete all online course material when selecting your hands-on training date upon checkout.  

Requests for changing hands-on dates will only be accepted in emergency situations. 

Upcoming Dates

If these dates are not convenient for you, please contact us for customized training dates. Please note that customized dates need to be confirmed by our training coordinator. Please contact us for customized dates for this one day course at: [email protected]

  • Contact for custom date

Introduction to Basic Filler Course Outline

Basic filler training will concentrate on the importance of patient consultation, setting client expectations, and explaining risks and contraindications. This portion of the course will also teach you proper injection techniques, from bolus to cross-hatching, and treatment processes that include the latest dermal fillers for cheeks, chin, jawlines, lip augmentation, melomental lines, smoothing lines, contouring, and overall rejuvenation of the face.


Patricia Pezzano, BSN, RN.

Founder, Allergan Nurse faculty, Merz Nurse Faculty

With almost 20 years of experience in the aesthetic field, Patricia has acquired extensive knowledge in all aspects of aesthetic treatments. From the initial consultation, facial assessment, and the creation of a personalized treatment plan, down to the actual injections themselves. She continually upgrades her knowledge, both through clinical reading and reflection to training with the top injectors in the field. With a passion for training, she and her team at APT Injection Training have trained thousands of injectors over the past two decades. APT provides the trainees with intensive,pre course and hands-on personalized training combined with ongoing support to ensure their success in the field. Patricia is dual-licensed as both an RPN and RN and holds Bachelor of Science degrees in Biology and Nutrition and Nutraceutical Sciences.

Deborah Kellett, BSc, RN.

Trainer, Allergan MD Codes Nurse Mentee

Deborah is a Registered Nurse with a Bachelor of Science in Biology. For the last 7 years, she has been the Full-Time Lead Nurse Injector and Managing Partner at Dr. Takhar’s Cosmetic Clinic. Deborah has attended several aesthetic conferences including Allergan’s Top 100 Nurse Injectors in Canada and most recently the Expert Level Year 5 of MD Codes with Dr. Da Maio. Deborah’s nursing career began in the Operating Room and Post Anesthetic Care Unit. She has also held positions as a Nurse Educator in the PACU. Deborah received a certificate in Diabetes Education which inspired her passion for sharing her knowledge and skills with others. She is a faculty member at Humber College and Centennial College with the Bachelor of Science in Nursing Program and the Medical Esthetics for Nurses: Cosmetic Injectables Program. Deborah is a member of the CNO, RNAO and CSASN. Deborah has been an instructor with APT for over 2 years and enjoys sharing her knowledge and skills with other professionals. Her teaching style focuses on giving novice and advanced learners clear, practical and replicable steps that produce confidence in learners. Deborah has experience with Botox, Xeomin and Dysport as well as all HA-based fillers from Allergan, Merz and Galderma.

Theresa Taylor, RN, CANS.

Aesthetic Nurse Specialist, Trainer

Theresa Taylor is a Registered Nurse with extensive hospital and aesthetic injecting experience. She is a Certified Aesthetic Nurse Specialist and Medical Aesthetic Practitioner. Theresa began her nursing career at Humber River Regional Hospital and worked with many plastic surgeons within the Surgical Outpatient Clinic. She also held positions at Halton Healthcare Georgetown Site in Ambulatory Care and PACU. Theresa has been an Aesthetic Nurse Practitioner since 2012, having graduated with honours from Centennial College’s Medical Aesthetic Nursing Program. Over the last 7 years, Theresa has worked for two prominent plastic surgeons as their Lead Advanced Cosmetic Nurse Injector. It is during this time she developed her passion for aesthetic injections, lasers and anti-aging skin care. Theresa has attended several prominent aesthetic conferences where she trained and advanced her education in facial aesthetics. She is keenly aware of her clients’ needs and is known to deliver exceptional results. Theresa is a highly-skilled and gentle injector and enjoys sharing her extensive knowledge and specialized techniques with other medical professionals. She has experience with all neuromodulators as well as HA fillers from Galderma, Allergan and Merz. In addition to her work as an APT Trainer, Theresa is also the owner of her own medical aesthetic practice in Georgetown, Ontario.

What Makes Us Different?

  • CME Credits

    230 UK CME for 2-day course.

  • Personalized Training

    Personalized approach with two trainees at a time.

  • Live Models

    Hands-on practical learning with 13 models.

  • Number of Models

    We train on 12-13 live patients.

  • Lip Training

    Complementary lip training is included.

  • Actual Product

    Real products for a real life injection experience.

  • Flexible Dates

    We allow for flexibility at our exclusive training facility.

  • Injecting Hours

    7+ injecting hours per day.

  • Auditing Future Courses

    Auditing allows consolidation of teamed knowledge.

  • Financing Options

    Enjoy affordable and flexible payment options.

  • RNAO/RPNAO NEI Grant Paperwork

    We assist in the NEI Grant application process.

  • Professional Guidance

    Guidance and support from experienced professionals.

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