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Aesthetic Medical Training in Illinois

Advancing aesthetics through smaller classes and hands-on training. Browse our medical aesthetics nearby.

Aesthetic Medical Training in Illinois

Advancing aesthetics through smaller classes and hands-on training. Browse our medical aesthetics nearby.

Our Aesthetic Training Experience and Expertise Set Us Apart

When seeking quality training in non-surgical medical aesthetics Aesthetic Advancements Institute (AAI) has over 260 years of combined expertise among our talented nurses, practitioners, and medical directors, AAI offers unparalleled education tailored to help nurses, physician assistants, and other medical professionals excel in their careers. 

At AAI, our small class sizes, customized one-on-one instruction, and intensive hands-on training give you an exceptional learning experience. Whether you are new to injectables or looking to hone advanced techniques, our cutting-edge curriculum and practice-building tools equip you with the skills to achieve beautiful, natural-looking outcomes that keep patients coming back.

From botulinum toxin and fillers to sclerotherapy, we offer fundamentals of facial aesthetics and other  courses to meet your goals. When you train with AAI, you invest in the highest caliber aesthetics education to help build and sustain a rewarding practice. 

As the premier aesthetic education company, AAI sets itself apart in several key ways:

Small Class Sizes

All of our hands-on instructional aesthetic courses maintain a 5:1 student-to-instructor ratio or less. This ensures you receive focused one-on-one training and attention to maximize your learning.

Other programs may offer virtual courses or large class sizes that limit individual instruction.

Customized Training

Our courses are tailored to your specific skill level, experience, and practice needs.

Whether you are a beginner looking to launch an aesthetic practice or an experienced provider seeking to expand your skills, our qualified instructors work closely with each student to provide personalized education.

Variety of Courses

Choose from our Fundamentals, Advanced or Masters courses in Neurotoxins, Dermal Fillers, Combination Therapy, or Sclerotherapy. We also offer training focused specifically on products like botulinum toxin, Juvederm, Restylane, and others. With options across numerous non-surgical techniques, we have a course to fit your needs.

Convenient Training Locations

In addition to hosting courses at your own clinical site, AAI offers training across the country at our conveniently located centers.

Find a course near you in Illinois or at one of our many national locations.

Intensive Hands-On Training

Unique to our full-day courses is intensive education on treatment principles and practices followed by personalized hands-on instruction. One-on-one training will give you confidence and competence to achieve beautiful, natural-looking outcomes for your patients.

Continuing Education Credits

All of our courses provide Continuing Medical Education (CME) credits to stay up-to-date in your field and meet professional requirements. Upon completing a course, you will receive a certificate detailing the specific CME hours you earned.

Comprehensive Resources & Tools

Each course comes with a detailed training manual, supplemental materials like facial anatomy guides, procedural templates, clinical forms, injector pocket guides, and more. These useful resources will support you long after your course ends.

Medical Director Expertise

Our exceptional team of dedicated nurses, practitioners, and Medical Directors have trained thousands of medical professionals across the country. Our leading experts are active practitioners focused on providing the highest quality education.

Industry-Leading Education

Since 2004, the Aesthetic Advancements Institute has set the standard for non-surgical aesthetics training. Thousands of medical professionals have completed our courses and launched or grown successful aesthetic practices. Our proven curriculum and commitment to individualized instruction continue to set us apart.

Course Offerings

Fundamentals Series

Our Fundamentals courses offer introductory education across four main treatment areas. This series gives beginners hands-on training in our state-of-the-art facility with one-on-one instruction from experts in the respective technique. Upon completion, you will have the knowledge and confidence to safely begin offering these popular services.

Neurotoxin Fundamentals


This course provides comprehensive training for medical professionals new to injectables and seeking introductory education and hands-on instruction in botulinum toxin injections to treat fine lines and wrinkles. You will gain both knowledge and experience to safely begin offering neurotoxin treatments.

Dermal Filler Fundamentals

Dermal FillerFundamentals

Ideal for those brand new to injectables, this course delivers introductory education and hands-on training focused on dermal filler injections for volume restoration and contouring in areas like cheeks, lips, temples, and under the eyes. You will learn injection techniques to safely achieve beautiful, natural-looking aesthetic outcomes.

Sclerotherapy Fundamentals


Receive comprehensive education and hands-on training focused on sclerotherapy for spider veins and other vascular lesions. This is ideal for those new to injectables looking to add this highly popular service that produces excellent cosmetic results and high patient satisfaction.

An Investment That Pays Dividend with AAI

When you complete an AAI course, you walk away with far more than a certificate. Our renowned training gives you the confidence, expertise, and resources to immediately implement newly acquired aesthetic services. Practitioners find our game-changing education quickly results in expanded offerings, increased revenue, and greater patient satisfaction. 

Choose Aesthetic Advancements Institute for an immersive, hands-on learning experience unmatched in the industry. Whether launching an aesthetics practice or bringing your existing practice to the next level, AAI’s cutting-edge curriculum tailored to your individual needs provides a direct path to delivering the safe, natural-looking aesthetic outcomes that consistently impress today’s savvy consumers. Join hundreds of alumni in Illinois who’ve discovered our superior education is truly an investment that generates returns.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I get started in aesthetic medicine?

The first step is to pursue training from a reputable institution like Aesthetic Advancements Institute. Our wide range of courses allows medical professionals to skillfully enter this in-demand field. Proper fundamentals education establishes best practices to increase confidence, and competence and earn patient trust.

What are the basics of medical aesthetics?

The foundations include in-depth facial anatomy, technical injection skills for fillers/neurotoxins, treatment planning, and photography, best practices for safety and hygiene, managing complications, and appropriateness determinations for different products and procedures.

What are the differences in the fundamental, advanced, and masters level courses?

Each course level requires a different amount of prior experience from participants and also covers different injection sites for neurotoxins and dermal fillers.  Our fundamental course is intended for beginners, the advanced course requires a minimum of 6 months-1 year of prior consistent experience, and the masters level course requires at least 3 years of prior consistent aesthetic injectable experience.  For a full list of injection sites covered in each course, please view our online course brochure at https://aestheticadvancements.com/2020-aai-brochure/.

Service Area

AAI proudly offers exceptional in-person aesthetics medical training throughout many convenient locations. People come from all over Illinois from cities like Chicago, Aurora, Joliet, Naperville, Rockford, and Springfield to access a premiere hands-on education without leaving your region.