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COSMETIC MEDICINE COURSES | AUSTRALIA & NZ





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Cosmetic Nursing


Dermal Distinction Academy
Learn. Train. Treat.

Cosmetic Injecting Courses


Cosmetic training for registered nurses


Cosmetic nursing benefits

Grow the fundamental skills you already have into a cosmetic nursing career. We also partner with SCRIPTING doctors to assist in your career pathway.

Be in control of your own business, where you decide on the treatments being offered, along with the fees that you charge.

Offer a service that allows you to spend more time with patients, doing treatments that patients want.

Ability to exercise your own creativity by helping patients achieve the appearance they desire

Ability to develop a sustainable and fulfilling career in the growing field of aesthetics

Enjoy more flexibility and have greater earning potential than a traditional role may provide.

Enjoy a more relaxed clinical environment working in aesthetic practices vs. hospital/emergency rooms/walk-in clinics.

Improve patient care with a deep understanding of how cosmetic nursing fits into complete patient care.

Develop a cosmetic reputation and work with well patients, that enjoy coming to see you.





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How to become a cosmetic nurse


At Dermal Distinction training academy, we recognise the skills of registered nurses. We are all part of a team of aesthetic practitioners. Cosmetic injecting for registered nurses allows some freedom and flexibility from critical patient care, to a role where it is rewarding to produce cosmetic results away from a traditional hospital or strict clinical setting.
Our goal is to help nursing professionals across Australia to achieve many of the things they are missing in their current job roles.
If you have always wanted to get into cosmetic nursing, our courses will compliment your working life, and
give you the ability to provide the results your cosmetic injectable patients want from you.
We believe our Cosmetic Training courses for Nurses will give you the confidence and skills you need to get started in the exciting world of cosmetic medicine.
All of our courses, support and mentoring will help guide and support you through the e-learning platform, practical sessions and when setting up your business.
We have the protocols, forms, checklists and suppliers all ready to help you step into cosmetic nursing.


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Cosmetic Medicine courses



This foundation course will empower you with the skills to enhance your patients lips and provide muscle relaxant treatments to the most commonly requested areas of the face.

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Check Structure is an advanced course that will provide you with the skills to use dermal filler critically in the mid-face and provide the associated muscle relaxant treatments

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Enhancing the chin and jawline require both dermal filler and muscle relaxants to get great results. This advanced course will teach you both skills for a defined lower third.

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The Bootcamp intensive week will provide you with the skills to treat the entire face, using both dermal fillers and muscle relaxants. Treat multiple patients over multiple days.

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Have you done initial training, but need to refine your skills and gain confidence? This fully tailored to you course will give you the skills you need, in the treatments you want to learn.

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This foundation course will give you the skills to carry out the most commonly requested cosmetic and functional muscle relaxants injections for your patients.

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Skin health and appearance is improved with skin booster and biomodulator injectable treatments. This foundation course will teach you how to apply skinboosters to your patient and refine your injecting skills.

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The Dissolving dermal filler course will equip you with the knowledge and tools to identify complications and to look after your patients holistically. Sometimes dissolving is the first step.

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Botox for masseter course

This foundation course is perfect for practitioners that prefer to gain skills in the functional use of muscle relaxants. This course focuses on the masseter, temporalis and chin area.

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Confidently design a course of treatment for your patients, using proven parameters, ranking scales and treatment options. Aside from this, this course also covers patient selection, treatment options, your clinic, when to say no and so much more ++

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Our Podcast & Video Channel is a master guide on aesthetic science, beauty and ethics. It is built with supporting practitioners in mind, and is directed at offering advice, guidance and providing you with strength to be successful.

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Building a strong team is always an exciting journey, as a team that grows and learns together, are successful together. This course is about learning how the blend of regular medicine and dentistry integrate with the world of cosmetic injectables.

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This online skin course is comprehensive, covering the most common skin conditions that patients seek assistance with, and the treatments that can be used to remedy those concerns.

Lip filler does not need to be painful. Choose from either the fully online course, or upgrade to the practical session, to learn how to use dental block anaesthesia to make lip treatments more comfortable for your patients.

In every injectors career, you will have complications. This online course will help you recognise complications, learn how to prevent them, but also look at the best treatment options. This is an essential course.


Training is step 1. Now comes the support you need to be successful. Inside our members-only resource vault you will find how-to videos, forms, checklists, Aesthetics chatroom and so much more to ensure your cosmetic success. Only available after attending our in-person training courses

Cosmetic injecting courses in New Zealand. Align with dentist specific training, that will guide you on patient presentation, treatment planning and cosmetic injection techniques, right within your own practice.

The Clinical Vault Membership is your chance to belong to an aesthetic group that incorporates Injectors into a single aesthetic networking body for learning, sharing and supporting each other. The Clinical Vault Membership offers webinars, online journal club plus access to a library of online content!


Understanding skin science is important when working with our patients. This advanced course is for cosmetic injectors to assist you to understand skin anatomy, physiology and skin care that works well with injectable treatments.

Learn how to recognise Allergic Rhinitis, and the treatment options that are appropriate to help look after your patients. In this eCourse, you will learn the science behind hayfever, and understand how to develop off-label prescribing techniques.

A brilliant Cosmetic injectable mini course to start your career! The Dermal Distinction Academy has developed and put together many resources to help guide you and put systems into place for your practice. Receive instant access, and start your cosmetic career!







Cosmetic Scripting service

Cosmetic scripting support

When it comes to aesthetic medicine, you need a team on your side, to support you and help guide your journey. Dermal Distinction Academy will mentor and assist you in many ways. We have a team of doctors to assist you and your patients.

Scripting for Registered nurses who complete our program

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How to become a cosmetic nurse


Cosmetic nursing is a clinical treatment which is artistically driven, but requires the fundamental skills you already possess as a registered nurse. This makes cosmetic nursing unique from traditional nursing roles. Here are some of the benefits of aesthetic nursing we have heard from our delegates after completing our cosmetic injecting courses for nurses:

  • Transition to a fun and rewarding nursing role by helping your patients look and feel better
  • Ability to spend more time with patients, doing cosmetic injecting which patients desire
  • Ability to exercise your own creativity by helping patients achieve the appearance they want
  • Ability to develop a sustainable and fulfilling career in aesthetics
  • Ability to develop your own client base
  • More flexibility with the opportunity to work autonomously, either in an aesthetic clinic or alongside a medical/dental professional
  • A more relaxed clinical environment working in aesthetic practices vs. hospital/emergency rooms

To begin a successful career in cosmetic nursing and to gain clinical experience, you have to begin with a high calibre of education in cosmetic injecting and learn fundamental skills. Investing in training out of pocket is an investment into your professional career and the direction of where you want to take your practice. Our courses offer a step-wise learning pathway into cosmetic nursing.
Learn as you grow for cosmetic nursing career and the demand for additional treatments is needed!

Read more about "Cosmetic nursing: Pioneering a cosmetic, skin rejuvenation and aesthetic nursing model of practice"


Which is the best cosmetic injecting course in Australia?

There are many cosmetic injecting courses for nurses in Australia. Many practitioners start with training through a pharmaceutical company. Unfortunately this can be biased. The best cosmetic injecting courses in Australia are Anatomy, Technique and Product based, with strong consultation and consenting (the ATPC approach). This means that your patient safety, results and scientific evidence is paramount to your pathway in becoming a cosmetic injector.

Although our head trainer and director is a KOL (Key Opinion Leader) for Teoxane, Dr Giulia prides herself on Anatomy and technique first, as these two steps set you up to be the best cosmetic injector who can undertake cosmetic injecting for your patients.




How do I get scripting for cosmetic nursing?

Dermal Distinction Training Academy works with medical doctors trained in cosmetic injecting, such that we can provide you with scripting services. We provide cosmetic injecting training for registered nurses only as the guidelines are quite clear. Both dermal filler and botulinum toxin require a script by a doctor. Registered nurses can obtain scripting services from a doctor through our cosmetic medicine referral services.

We can provide the dermal filler and botulinum toxin products for you when you sign up to a product account, and have a Health Services Permit in place. You can obtain a HSP from your local Health Department. You will need to train with us to take advantage of this service as our training is rigorous and robust.

We see cosmetic nurses focusing on cosmetic injecting working in independent cosmetic clinics, medical spas, doctor-supervised clinics and cosmetic dental offices. We do recommend that you have a Health Services Permit for each location, and have insurance for each location.




Why should I learn to use a cannula for dermal filler?

When you undertake cosmetic injections, patient safety is the key to both great outcomes and reduction of risk.
Using a cannula to inject dermal filler will significantly reduce the risk of a vascular incident. In a recent study, the risk of a vascular incident when using a needle is 1:6410. However when using a cannula, the risk of a vascular incident (vascular occlusion) is around 1:40,882. This risk reduction is huge.
Whilst there may be occasions where the use of a needle is warranted, it is important that cosmetic injectors learn to use a cannula to deliver results in a safer way. The Global cosmetic injecting consensus is to use a cannula to improve patient safety and outcomes.

Cannula training benefits:

  • Improved safety
  • Improved patient satisfaction due to increased comfort
  • Reduced bruising
  • One entry point for wide treatment area
  • Change from superficial to deeper plane from one entry point

  • Reduced incidence of vascular event/occlusion [Needle risk 1:6410], [Cannula risk 1:40,882]
  • Multiple widths and lengths to suit all patients
  • Increased perceived level of care by patients due to higher satisfaction and reduced pain
  • Medical standard [Global injecting consensus compliant]

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Must I work under medical supervision as a cosmetic nurse?

This depends on the type of cosmetic procedures you are performing. Most dermal therapy procedures do not require medical supervision unless scheduled medications (such as an S4 topical anesthetic) are required. In this case, the medical doctor must consult and prescribe the scheduled medication.

Cosmetic injectables are also scheduled medications. The medical doctor must firstly consult with the patient, establish a treatment plan and prescribe the injectable product. The Cosmetic Nurse administers the injectable product based on the Doctors prescription(s). Consecutive treatments over the next 12 months do not require additional consultation with the Doctor, unless the Cosmetic Nurse alters the initial treatment plan and prescription(s).




What training is needed to be a cosmetic nurse?

Having the appropriate level of skill is very important when you are training to be a cosmetic nurse. We recommend that you start with our Level one course, Complete Lip artistry as you learn the most common botulinum toxin treatments as well as lip enhancement. The most common dermal filler treatment in the world is lip filler, and our course will teach you how to be a lip filler expert and cosmetic nurse injector that is skilled in multiple techniques. Aside from that, you will also learn how to do dental block injections as part of your cosmetic nurse injector training.
Once you complete this course, you can then undertake the Level 2: Cheek Structure master course and the Level 3: Chin and Jawline course to complete the pathway of cosmetic nursing courses. Once you gain some industry experience, you can return and undertake an Advanced Private training course with us at Dermal Distinction Academy to master more complex areas such as the nasolabial folds and more.




Why do you only train registered nurses?

The Nursing and Midwifery board released new regulations in 2022. Here is what the new regulations mean for the different nursing divisions:

Enrolled Nurses

While enrolled nurses’ training does not prepare them for the risk and complexities of cosmetic medical procedures (including the administration of cosmetic injections), they can still work in the industry with strict guidelines.

ENs already working in cosmetic nursing:
+ Must have direct supervision from an RN for at least 75 hours while administering cosmetic injectables, or until competence is achieved.
+ Can’t administer injectables to high-risk areas (e.g. forehead, nose, or glabella area).
+ Must continue professional development and skills training through cosmetic courses for nurses.

ENs planning on working in cosmetic nursing

In addition to the requirements listed above, ENs intending to work in cosmetic medicine must complete the following:
+ One-year study after initial registration to consolidate the foundational skills and knowledge of being an EN.
+ Two years’ experience in a related area of practice (e.g. dermatology or general surgery) before working in cosmetic medical procedures.
+ Formal education in the relevant practice areas of cosmetic medical procedures.

Registered nurses

Any RNs working in or planning to work in cosmetic medicine must ensure that they have the required education, skills, and experience to practise safely. RNs are unlikely to be endorsed as NPs while working solely in cosmetic medical procedures. The NMBA considers the practice of performing or assisting in cosmetic medical procedures, such as cosmetic injectables, as below the advanced practice level required to become a NP.

Nurse Practitioners

NPs have sufficient education and experience to prescribe and administer scheduled medicines, and their advanced practice level allows them to work in the area of cosmetic medicine. However, they must declare that they have completed the required practice requirements of the Registration standard: Recency of practice and NMBA Nurse practitioner standards for practice. Cosmetic injecting can no longer be considered a specialised area of practice.




Cosmetic Injecting Training Courses for nurses

Our cosmetic injecting courses are perfect for AHPRA registered Nurses looking to start practicing in cosmetic nursing, an exciting branch of cosmetic medicine. Our internationally awarded cosmetic injecting courses will launch your career and assist with the knowledge and skills to carry out the most commonly requested cosmetic injectable treatments confidently. Once you complete training, you will receive a certificate of attainment of your training.

Comprehensive cosmetic nursing courses: Structured training courses from foundation through to each zone of the face, including cosmetic injecting Anti Wrinkle and Dermal Fillers treatments. Learn all the most common, most sought after and advanced cosmetic injectables treatments in the industry.

Landmark Based Education: We use our specifically mapped injection references and safe zones for all anti wrinkle and dermal filler treatments are the cornerstone of our cosmetic injecting courses for nurses. Making sure you’re safely injecting your own patients every time, with anatomical knowledge and mentorship along the way.

Startup and Support: We provide cosmetic injecting advice and tips on building a patient client base, providing a professional service, marketing, insurance, keeping patient records, working for a cosmetic injecting clinic, setting up your own practice or clinic, post-graduate support and much more.

Progressive courses: Each course covers comprehensive cosmetic injection training in dermal filler and anti-wrinkle injections in a facial zone, for nurses. Once you master each area, you can train in lips, cheeks, chin and jawline and advanced cosmetic injection training. We have the complete cosmetic nursing training.



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Hear from our Alumni

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  • Dr Jamie Workman,
    Maroubra Dental Centre

    ★★★★★

    “Dr Giulia D’Anna practices what she preaches in her beautiful private practice and delivers superb results with minimal downtime for her patients. She will teach you to do the same. Her training is comprehensive yet practical and with her extensive knowledge of the latest techniques, products, safety and legislation you will feel confident you chosen a true professional to guide you.”
    Dr Aoibheann O'Brien
    Highgate Hill Dental

    ★★★★★

    “If you are interested in adding cosmetic injectables to your practice look no further than Dr Giulia. Not only does she provide exceptional hands on courses to ensure you are competent and confident in providing the treatments but also the know how to integrate them into your practice. Paired with continuous support and guidance, her courses are invaluable."

    Dr Jai Kaushik,
    MBBS, SCHP, FRACGP

    ★★★★★

    “A comprehensive training course which lays emphasis on patient safety, thorough anatomy and latest techniques. Personal mentorship, even after courses, gives you immense confidence.”

    Dr Hanlie Engelbrecht,
    Oral Surgeon
    BChD, DipOdont(MFOS), FCMFOS(SA), MDent(MFOS), ADC

    ★★★★★

    "The Botulinum toxin course is the best out of three courses I have done (South Africa, NSW and VIC). The smaller group size and focus on patient care stood out. The emphasis on regulations, sterility and practicing within scope was exceptional. I can highly recommend this course."
  • Annalise Rose, Registered nurse
    Australian Skin Clinics

    ★★★★★

    “An incredible educator! If anyone is considering improving their skills and learning new techniques, Dr Giulia is the educator you want! She provides a really down to Earth approach and comfortable environment to learn complex information in easy, bite-size pieces. I'll be going back again because I trust and respect her!”
    Dr Cheryl Liew,
    Brisbane Dental

    ★★★★★

    “If you are looking to do an injectables course, I highly recommend Dr. Giulia D’Anna. I did her course as a refresher and learnt so much from her!
    She is highly knowledgeable, skilful (her work is just beautiful) and runs a vey successful dental and skin clinic. She also offers great support after the course.”


    Dr Vy Phan,
    Sunshine Family Dental Clinic

    ★★★★★

    “You can tell Dr. Giulia is one of the best cosmetic injectors in the industry when doing her course. She is friendly, knowledgeable, passionate and so precise! I’ve recommended her countless times and appreciate all the ongoing support she provides.”


    Dr Brooke Parker,
    Oral Medicine Regstrar

    ★★★★★

    “Loved Dr Giulia’s course! Held in her beautiful practice, it was a fantastic learning environment with a small group and plenty of guidance from Giulia herself. Well organised and I would highly recommend this course!”


  • Brenda Song
    Registered Nurse
    Cosmetic Art Clinic

    ★★★★★

    “I highly recommend Giulia to anyone in aesthetics who wants to take their craft to the next level. She is a consummate professional who is very generous with her knowledge and expertise.”


    Dr Karyne Agapito,
    Newtown Dentist

    ★★★★★

    "I'd like to thank Dr. Giulia D'Anna and her team for the excellent course in injectables. I super recommend her courses. Her knowledge, charisma and experience make the course so interesting and valuable. Her care towards my guidance during the courses make all the difference, improved my confidence, opening new doors and opportunities for my practice. Also, thanks for the mentoring, extended even after the course, that's amazing !"
    Dr Meredith Metin
    Hobson Bay Dental

    ★★★★★

    “I have completed several courses with Giulia D’anna. They were comprehensive and practical, covering everything from legislation to anatomy. The small group size meant one on one guidance for the practical part of the training. Giulia is enthusiastic and passionate about what she does. The ongoing mentoring gives you that extra confidence too. I would highly recommended these courses not just to beginners but to anyone."
    Dr Sally Afshar
    Dental Boutique

    ★★★★★

    “I have been recommending Dr Giulia’s course to all my colleagues! She is immensely knowledgeable and up to date with current guidelines on injectables. Her hands-on course is run in small groups ensuring everyone feels competent and confident. She is also very generous with her time and offers ongoing support and mentorship!"

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    Dr Jamie Workman,
    Maroubra Dental Centre

    ★★★★★

    “If you are considering training in Facial Aesthetic procedures there is no-one I could more highly recommend than Dr Giulia. Her training is comprehensive yet practical and with her extensive knowledge of techniques, products, and safety, you will feel confident you chosen a true professional.”

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    Dr Aoibheann O'Brien
    Highgate Hill Dental

    ★★★★★

    “If you are interested in adding cosmetic injectables to your practice look no further than Dr Giulia. Not only does she provide exceptional hands on courses to ensure you are competent and confident in providing the treatments but also the know how to integrate them into your practice."

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    Dr Jai Kaushik,
    MBBS, SCHP, FRACGP

    ★★★★★

    “A comprehensive training course which lays emphasis on patient safety, thorough anatomy and latest techniques. Personal mentorship, even after courses, gives you immense confidence.”

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    Dr Vy Phan,
    Sunshine Family Dental Clinic

    ★★★★★

    “You can tell Dr. Giulia is one of the best cosmetic injectors in the industry when doing her course. She is friendly, knowledgeable, passionate and so precise! I’ve recommended her countless times and appreciate all the ongoing support she provides.”


    Brooke Parker Dentist
    Dr Brooke Parker,
    Oral Medicine Regstrar

    ★★★★★

    “Loved Dr Giulia’s course! Held in her beautiful practice, it was a fantastic learning environment with a small group and plenty of guidance from Giulia herself. Well organised and I would highly recommend this course!”


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    Brenda Song
    Registered Nurse
    Cosmetic Art Clinic

    ★★★★★

    “I highly recommend Giulia to anyone in aesthetics who wants to take their craft to the next level. She is a consummate professional who is very generous with her knowledge and expertise.”


  • Karyne agapito dentist
    Dr Karyne Agapito,
    Newtown Dentist

    ★★★★★

    "I'd like to thank Dr. Giulia D'Anna and her team for the excellent course in injectables. I super recommend her courses. Her knowledge, charisma and experience make the course so interesting and valuable. Her care towards my guidance during the courses make all the difference, improved my confidence, opening new doors and opportunities for my practice."
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    Dr Meredith Metin
    Hobson Bay Dental

    ★★★★★

    “I have completed the Facial aesthetic treatment planning, Neurotoxin & Dermal filler courses with Giulia D’Anna. They were comprehensive and practical, covering everything. The small group size meant one on one guidance for the training. I would highly recommended these courses not just to beginners but to anyone wanting to develop their skills further."
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    Dr Sally Afshar
    Dental Boutique

    ★★★★★

    “I have been recommending Dr Giulia’s course to all my colleagues! She is immensely knowledgeable and up to date with current guidelines on injectables. Her hands-on course is run in small groups ensuring everyone feels competent and confident. She is also very generous with her time and offers ongoing support and mentorship!"
  • hanlie engelbrecht
    Dr Hanlie Engelbrecht,
    Oral Surgeon
    BChD, DipOdont (MFOS), FCMFOS (SA), MDent (MFOS)

    ★★★★★

    "The Dermal distinction Botulinum toxin course is the best out of three courses I have done (South Africa, NSW and VIC). The smaller group size and focus on patient care stood out. The emphasis on regulations, sterility and practicing within scope was exceptional. I can highly recommend this course."
    annalise rose
    Annalise Rose, Registered nurse
    Australian Skin Clinics

    ★★★★★

    “An incredible educator! If anyone is considering improving their skills and learning new techniques, Dr Giulia is the educator you want! She provides a really down to Earth approach and comfortable environment to learn complex information in easy, bite-size pieces. I'll be going back again and again because I trust and respect her!”
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    Dr Cheryl Liew,
    Brisbane Dental

    ★★★★★

    “If you are looking to do an injectables course, I highly recommend Dr. Giulia D’Anna. I did her course as a refresher and learnt so much from her!
    She is highly knowledgeable, skilful (her work is just beautiful) and runs a vey successful dental and skin clinic. She also offers great support after the course.”



Recognition

  • beauty wellness awards training
  • australian achiever awards training
  • arap educator cosmetic injectable course
  • amet aesthetics members




Free membership after training


Resource Vault


+ Marketing material
+ Patient Forms
+ AHPRA guidelines
+ Aesthetic Consult guide
+ How-to videos
+ Easy access to aesthetic Journal articles
See what is included here




Coaching


+ Attend sessions with your trainer
+ Maintain AHPRA competence
+ Support for your patients
+ Assistance with treatment planning
+ Attend as many times as you like
+ Only available to members!




Product Support


+ Purchase products and consumables for your clinic
+ Marketing material for your clinic
+ Clinical skincare available for your practice
+ Tracking and Insurance on all deliveries
+ Fast delivery, Australia wide




Chatroom


+ Community of injectors
+ Post cases, ask questions
+ Stay up-to-date with the latest research and releases
+ Find out about new protocols
+ Access to The ARCTA checklist





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