All cosmetic injectable Courses and Personal Training Sessions are face to face. Dermal Distinctions Courses are held at 3 Belmore Road, Balwyn North, which is a state of the art accredited dental practice, including both clinical areas and a lecture room.
Personal Training Appointments are held at the same location.
Webinars are recorded and will be provided to you on our website
We also offer a range of online courses to provide you with refresher knowledge, additional support and education.
Most dentists like to start with the Complete Lip artistry course as this teaches you how to enhance the lips and peri-oral region, using both dermal filler and botulinum toxin. This is perfect as it is in the dental scope of practice, and integrates beautifully with cosmetic dentistry and putting the final touches on the smile.
Most RNs and doctors like to start with either the Botulinum Toxin course or the Complete Lip artistry course. The botulinum toxin is a gentle start into cosmetic injectables, allowing you to become familiar with cosmetic injections and the facial anatomy, whilst providing popular treatments for your patient. Again the Complete Lip Artistry course is great as it allows you to provide both dermal filler and Botulinum toxin injections in highly requested treatment areas of the face.
The injectable courses are open to dentists, medical doctors and registered nurses ONLY and you MUST hold a current registration with AHPRA. DO NOT enrol in our courses if you are not currently registered with AHPRA as a medical doctor or dentist. We will immediately refund the course fees minus any payment-gateway fees. You should check that your insurance covers training for cosmetic injectable procedures prior to registering.
Certificates identifying the CPD commitment are issued to Dentists, Doctors and registered nurses who have completed Dermal Distinction Cosmetic Training Courses, Personalised Training Sessions or other Courses. Certificates are not issued for complimentary Webinars.
We need to ensure that all of our course participants are registered with AHPRA. Please bring your ID, such as a passport or drivers licence to the face-to-face training so that we may verify and record your attendance. There is no need for loupes, but we do recommend your regular protective glasses. There will be no photography or video recording allowed in the clinical sessions.
Dermal Distinction Cosmetic Training is designed to give you the foundational skills to provide treatments after training. However, we recognise that all individuals learn at a different pace and some practitioners will require more study and time before proceeding with treatments.
You will need to acquire the correct equipment and medications to proceed. It is mandatory that you comply with insurance requirements as set out by AHPRA, and only proceed with treatments that you are competent to undertake.
We recommend building competence and building by regularly attending our coaching sessions. These sessions give you more concentrated time with your trainer to build your level of care and experience in cosmetic injecting.
Group bookings of 4 practitioners allows you to have the practical training session in your own clinic. There are a few simple steps:
1. Each practitioner should sign up for training on our website.
2. Each practitioner will receive their own e-learning course, and log in details.
3. We will send you a form to nominate three practical dates, and then we will work with you to organise a mutually convenient date for our trainer to come to you for the session.
4. In the meantime, select a patient for each practitioner and complete the e-learning prior to the practical session.
5. On the practical date, we will bring the practical session to you. All you need to do is have your clinic ready, provide PPE and the relevant safety patient equipment. Simple!
+ Our courses provide you with a significant e-learning experience before the clinical session. Once you have accessed the e-learning component, only the practical component will be refunded, to the amount of $800 (inc GST). Alternatively you may reschedule for a future course.
+ Provided you have NOT accessed the e-learning component:
1. cancellations made 8 weeks or more prior to course commencement are subject to a 15% administration & pre-training material charge.
2. cancellations 4-8 weeks of course commencement are subject to a 25% cancellation fee.
3. cancellations 2-4 weeks of course commencement are charged a 50% cancellation fee.
4. cancellations within 2 weeks of course commencement are not refunded, but we may consider rescheduling your training to the next upcoming course if this is suitable.
Courses which do not receive sufficient enrolments are subject to cancellation. If a course is cancelled, a full refund will be provided. This is also the case with COVID restrictions. Dermal Distinction and Dr Giulia D'Anna are not responsible for any associated expense e.g. accommodation or travel, or for any loss or damage as a result of a substitution, alteration, cancellation or postponement of an event.
AHPRA have included the use of dermal filler and botulinum toxin in the documents for dentists. It is important that you continue to provide all the relevant examinations and provide information to patients when considering any treatment option, including botulinum toxin and dermal fillers. To read the fact sheet on botulinum toxin and dermal filler AHPRA documents, visit here.
Our training does not provide endorsement or certification of your skills. You should use the AHPRA reflective practice tool when evaluating treatments that you perform within your scope of practice. This can be found here.
The Dental Board of Australia does not accredit continuing professional development courses or course providers, other than full Bachelor or University degrees. You may find more information here. Other accreditations such as CPD and ACRRM, or self-accreditation based credentials are not recognised by AHPRA. Our courses have been assessed by AHPRA and found to fall in the scope of dentists, following the applicable standards that are required for practitioners, and for patient care.
Dermal Distinction Cosmetic Training is not a Registered Training Organisation and so does not offer Australian Qualifications Framework Vocation Education and Training qualifications such as Graduate Certificates, Graduate Diplomas and Advanced Diplomas. Most injectable training organisations registered as an RTO, are registered in first aid or CPR education only.
1 Dermal Distinction Cosmetic Training reserves the right to exclude individuals from registering and/or participating in any course on reasonable grounds. This is inclusive of practitioners that Dr. Giulia D'Anna does not feel are suitable for training in our facility.
2 All course attendees must conduct themselves in a reasonable and professional manner. If Dermal Distinction Cosmetic Training receives a complaint about the conduct of a course attendee from a member of staff, course presenter, patient, or another course attendee, Dermal Distinction Cosmetic Training may, acting reasonably, cancel the attendee’s registration in the course and/or exclude the attendee from participating in the remainder of the course, or Dermal Distinction Cosmetic Training courses held in the future.
3 If a course involves patient treatment there are additional mandatory requirements for participants which include but are not limited to complying with Patients’ Rights and Responsibilities. After care of patients is the responsibility of the treating practitioner. Dermal Distinction Cosmetic Training will provide mentoring and support.
4 Dermal Distinction Cosmetic Training is subject to the Privacy and Data Protection Act 2014 (Vic) which can be viewed here: https://ovic.vic.gov.au/privacy/your-privacy-rights/
So let's get started on your cosmetic injectables learning pathway. Book a course, find a patient and we will get going. Cosmetic Injectables add an exciting dimension to your skillset, allowing you to create changes for your patients that they are truly excited about.
Great education is just one step away.