All courses

Welcome to the Merz Institute of Advanced Aesthetics e-learning section. Below you will find all our high quality courses available. The "course details" will give you a short description of the learning content and objectives. For a flavour of what to expect in the course you may press the "free preview" button.


Anatomical landmarks – toxins

This course focuses on the injection of Botulinum toxin type A in the entire face with a safe and effective technique. The injection points based on the literature and on global faculty consensus will be demonstrated with consideration of the facial anatomy.


Anatomy of aging

This course covers the anatomical changes in the face that occur with age. After completion of the course you will be able to: Describe the intrinsic and extrinsic factors of aging; recognize the signs of aging in the face, including changes in the facial skeleton, muscles, fascia, ligaments, adipose tissue and skin; possible improvements by rejuvenation techniques.


BOCOUTURE® for the treatment of upper facial lines

BOCOUTURE® is the only Botulinum toxin type A preparation approved for the combined treatment of upper facial lines (UFL), which means the treatment of glabellar frown lines, crow’s feet lines and horizontal forehead lines - both combined and as single indications in Europe. This approval is based on the first double-blind placebo controlled, Phase III study that demonstrates significant efficacy of BOCOUTURE® for the treatment of single and combined UFL. BOCOUTURE® treatment effects maintained for up to 120 days and are safe and well tolerated. A separate study assessing patient-reported outcomes showed that BOCOUTURE patients were significantly more satisfied with their appearance after treatment, most feeling younger and more attractive. This course has to be seen as an addition to the BOCOUTURE® main course.


BOCOUTURE®/XEOMIN® (Botulinum toxin type A)

Discover BOCOUTURE®/XEOMIN®, the advanced botulinum toxin product, free from complexing proteins. BOCOUTURE®/XEOMIN® is proven to deliver effective and safe treatments based on a uniquely pure formulation that results in high patient satisfaction and added convenience for Health Care Professionals. This course covers practical use, techniques, correct reconstitution, dosing and storage of BOCOUTURE®/XEOMIN®. Including detailed demonstration of injection techniques for the most important areas.


Bones, muscles and facial fat

Get to know not only the musculature and fat compartments of the upper, mid and lower face, but also the key differences based on ethnicity.

Botulinum toxin type A

This module introduces botulinum toxins, providing an overview of their history and use in aesthetic medicine. Botulinum toxin type A (BoNT/A) is reviewed in detail to explore the pharmacology, efficacy and safety profile, and how it can be employed in clinical practice to correct signs of ageing. Patient assessment and optimal management of possible adverse events will also be covered. This module consists of 3 courses.



Explore Cellfina ®, the treatment for the long term improvement in the appearance of cellulite.  This course provides an overview of the Cellfina® System, and its innovative technology.  A brief review of cellulite puts the Cellfina® mechanism of action into context explaining how it treats the structural cause of cellulite.  Finally, data from the Cellfina® clinical study is examined including the safety and efficacy profile.



Cellulite is nearly universal in adult women, however, it is often misunderstood.  This course explores cellulite by examining its structure, causes and pathophysiology.  In addition, cellulite is differentiated from other anatomical structures such as laxity and anatomical junction points. Finally, the prevalence of cellulite along with current treatment options are examined.


Clinical practice

Book this course and you will benefit from a practical guide for physicians performing aesthetic medicine. The course comprises everything you need to know to optimise outcomes such as pre-treatment considerations, facial mapping, scales, photo documentation as well as ethical considerations such as informed consents, mental health aspects and legal issues.


Nerves & vessels

Understand the regular course of the nerves and vessels and become aware of the most important anatomical variations. Avoid complications by familiarising yourself with all the risk of anastomosis of the facial arteries, which are visualized specifically in a new technique.


Radiesse® (Dermal filler)

Discover RADIESSE®, the natural lifting filler for lifting and contouring with long-term collagen stimulation. This course covers physical properties, mode of action and injection techniques (video) of RADIESSE®. By following this course you will get a clear understanding how to use RADIESSE® at its best.



The natural lifting filler with long-term collagen stimulation is now available with integral lidocaine.RADIESSE® Lidocaine injectable implant is a recent addition to the portfolio of Merz Aesthetics. It combines the established and proven dermal filler RADIESSE®, which stimulates the natural production of collagen, with the local anaesthetic lidocaine, to offer enhanced comfort to patients.This course has to be seen as Lidocaine special as an addition to the main course.    


The Belotero® range (Hyaluronic Acid filler)

Get to know BELOTERO®, the unique HA filler range with CPM technology for seamless dermal integration. This course will give an overview of the BELOTERO® fillers, their physical properties and practical use in aesthetic medicine. The course will enable you to select the most appropriate formulation to perform common aesthetic techniques and introduces specific injection techniques (video).


Ultherapy® (microfocused ultrasound)

Get to know ULTHERAPY®, the only non-invasive procedure which is FDA-cleared to lift skin on the neck, the eyebrow, under the chin and to improve lines and wrinkles on the décolletage.