Top Aesthetics Injector Training Courses In Illinois

By Pinch Med Spa Staff

If you are a Nurse Practitioner in Illinois looking to launch or expand your aesthetics career, the Pinch Med Spa team has compiled a comprehensive guide to medical spa aesthetics training for neuromodulators and dermal fillers in Chicagoland. Before we jump in, we'll offer an overview of questions to ask before deciding which program is right for you

Selecting The Best Aesthetics Training Program For You

Here are some questions to ask yourself, and the program, when considering which option is right for you:

  1. Does the training program offer basic and/or advanced training that meets your learning objectives?
  2. Which products does the program train you on? For example, Botox, Xeomin or Dysport are all neuromodulators you can learn.
  3. Do you get to do injections on live models? If live models, are they provided or do you need to bring one?
  4. Is it one day, two days or spread across multiple days?
  5. Do you offer weekdays or only weekends options?
  6. Following training, what shadowing opportunities are available?
  7. What are the advanced training options?
  8. Do you offering any business training or markets support?
  9. Is your program able to help with job placement opportunities following training?
  10. What percent of students are able to secure an opportunity within 90 days following the course?

Aesthetics Training Courses For Nurse Practitioners in Chicago, Illinois

Once you know what you are looking for, here are some of the most popular training programs in Chicagoland, especially for Nurse Practitioners.

Confidence Lab

Founded by Rana-Kennelly, Confidence Lab based in the Fulton Market neighborhood in. Chicago, IL is a popular brand for introductory aesthetics training.

Location: 1142 W Madison St Chicago, IL 60607

Courses In Person: Intro To Aesthetics, Customized Training, 1-1 Training, Shadowing, Bootcamps

Courses Online: Novice Neuromodulator Training, Novice Facial Filler Training

Time: Weekends

Levels: Intro & Advanced

Price Range: ~$2000

Accreditation: CME Credits Available

Commentary: Confidence Lab is an official Pinch Partner, which means qualified confidence lab graduates get prioritize on Pinch's Provider waitlist and existing Pinch Providers may be eligible for exclusive pricing for advanced Confidence Lab courses. We recommend Confidence Lab for Nurse Practitioners looking for brand name training in the City of Chicago.

Fadeaway Aesthetics

Darcie McDonaugh founded Fadeaway in Park Ridge, IL. Darcie has 20+ yaers of experience as a Nurse Practitioner and opened her doors in January 2020.

Location: 6549 N Northwest Highway, Chicago, IL 60631

Courses In Person: Personalized Training on Tox, Filler and More

Courses Online: N/A

Time: Weekday Availability

Levels: Intro & Advanced

Price Range: ~$1750

Accreditation: N/A

Commentary: Fadeaway is an official Pinch Partner, which means qualified graduates get prioritize on Pinch's Provider waitlist and existing Pinch Providers may be eligible for exclusive pricing for advanced courses. We recommend Fadeaway for Nurse Practitioners looking for personalized training, weekday hours and unlimited shadowing opportunity.

Aesthetics Mentor

Amie Martin founded Aesthetic Mentor in Hinsdale, IL, training hunreds of healthcare providers each year in Aesthetics.

Location: 18 W First St Hinsdale, IL 60512 

Courses In Person: Tox, Filler or Both and Shadowing

Courses Online: N/A

Levels: Intro

Times: Saturdays

Price Range: ~$2000

Accreditation: CME

Commentary: Aesthetic Mentor is an official Pinch Partner, which means qualified graduates get prioritize on Pinch's Provider waitlist and existing Pinch Providers may be eligible for exclusive pricing for advanced courses. We recommend Aesthetic Mentor to Nurse Practitioners based in the Western Suburbs of Chicago in need of intro courses on Saturdays.


KISS Training

Kiss Aesthetics is based in Minooka, IL and Tinley Park, IL and operates a med spa with occasional training.

Location: 18311 North Creek Dr, Tinley Park, IL 60477

Courses In Person: Neurotoxin, Mint Thread, Private Training, Shadow

Courses Online: N/A

Levels: Intro

Price Range: $1500 to $2500

Accreditation: N/A

Commentary: Kiss offers 6-hour intro courses for Tox monthly in Tinley Park in the Southern Suburbs of Chicago and may be a good option for medical professionals looking for training in this area of the City.

JEM Education

Jeanie and Mel are the JEM team offering a variety of Neuromodulator, Filler, PRP and Cannula courses in Orland Park, IL on Chicago's Southern Suburbs.

Location: 11219 West 159th St. Orland Park, IL 60467

Courses In Person: Novice Tox, Novice Filler

Courses Online: N/A

Levels: Intro

Price Range: Various

Accreditation: N/A

Commentary: While actively promoting training, as of the writing of this blog post JEM does not have any upcoming course available for registration on their website.

Wrinkle Fairy

Leslie runs the Wrinkle Fairy medical spa and Wrinkle Fairy training Institute in Chicagoland offering one on one training and showing opportunities. She has a number of locations including Arlington Heights, Chicago, Oakbrook Terrance and Naperville.

Location: Various

Courses In Person: Full Certification, Shadowing

Courses Online: N/A

Levels: Intro

Price Range: $2400 For Training, $525 For Daily Shadowing

Accreditation: CME

Commentary: With Wrinkle Fairy, you get to train under Leslie via a personalized program and/or a day of Shaddowing at a handful of convenient locations across Chicagoland.

National Aesthetics Training Programs With Illinois Options For NPs

While Chicago has many local training options, here are some national programs that offer training in Illinois at various times.

Empire Medical Training

Empire is a national traveling training program that will come to Illinois for special training programs including aesthetics

Location: Various

Courses In Person: Tox, Filler

Courses Online: N/A

Levels: Intro & Advanced

Price Range: $1400 per course

Accreditation: CME Credit

Commentary: Empire offers medical training in a variety of fields from pain management to aesthetics. We haven't worked directly with Providers who have attended their training, but it may be an option for you.

National Injection Institute

National Laser Institute recently opened a location in Chicago, IL with classes every month

Location: Various

Courses In Person: Combined Two Day Tox & Filler Course

Courses Online: N/A

Levels: Intro

Price Range: Inquire Within

Accreditation: CME Credit

Commentary: National Laser Institute is recognized across the U.S. and around the globe as the gold standard of education in the cosmetic laser and injection medical aesthetics industry and may be a good option for you to consider.

AAFE

American Academy of Facial Esthetics offers comprehensive Botox® training and dermal filler education for nurses, dentists and physicians nationwide with over 50 in-person, live training events annually.

Location: Chicago, IL and Schaumburg, IL

Courses In Person: Botox (AM), Filler (PM)

Courses Online: N/A

Time: 1 day, with 2 day option

Levels: Intro & Advanced

Price Range: $1700 to $4797

Accreditation: Inquire within

Commentary: AAFE is one of the more expensive programs on the market and seems especially relevant for physicians or dentists looking to inject.

Aesthetic Medical Educators Training

Aesthetic Medical Educators Training provides didactic and hands-on Botox and filler certification classes in the Chicago area.

Location: Various

Courses In Person: Botox, Filler

Courses Online: N/A

Time: 1 day, with 2 day option

Levels: Basic & Advanced

Price Range: $1750

Accreditation: CME

Commentary: AAFE is one of the more expensive programs on the market and seems especially relevant for physicians or dentists looking to inject.

You've finished aesthetics training, now what?

While they may not admit it, the most common pain point training programs have is helping their students find a job in aesthetics following training. If you are an APRN licensed in Illinois, we'd welcome you to apply to join Pinch and run your own mobile concierge medical spa.

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