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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What is special about the Filler Academy?

The aim is to provide colleagues with theory and practice on Botox & Filler treatments on a very special scale. Nowadays, books, the Internet and videos offer a good opportunity to acquire knowledge – also in aesthetic medicine. However, these cannot replace practical application under the guidance of experienced colleagues. The focus of our Botox and filler courses is hands-on. You as a participant will perform Botox and filler treatments yourself in the course.

General information on the use of botulinum toxin and fillers

The use of Botox, fillers and the like falls under the term “aesthetic treatment” pursuant to Section 3 (1) (2) of the Federal Act on the Performance of Aesthetic Treatments and Operations (ÄsthOpG). According to § 4 para 2, such activities are to be qualified as medical activities within the meaning of § 2 para 2 Medical Act 1998.

In addition to the general requirements and registration in the list of physicians, the following special requirements must be met in order to carry out these activities pursuant to § 4 of the Physicians Act 1998:

  1. a doctorate in medicine from a university in the Republic of Austria or an equivalent academic degree obtained abroad and nostrified in Austria as a doctorate in medicine, and
  2. with regard to training as a general practitioner or specialist of a diploma on special training in general medicine or a specialist diploma issued by the Austrian Medical Association pursuant to § 15 para. 1

or alternatively instead of the corresponding evidence according to 1. and 2.

  1. a corresponding professional qualification pursuant to § 5 or § 5a of the Medical Act 1998 (i.e. foreign medical qualifications);

Provided the above requirements are met, no specialty is excluded from performing these treatments. Under certain conditions, dentists could also perform these, for example as additional specialists in oral and maxillofacial surgery with simultaneous additional entry in the list of physicians.

The use of botulinum toxin is prohibited to the following group of people, although this list can of course be extended. This group is also not allowed to participate in our trainings.

  • Dentists without ius practicandi or additional residency training in oral and maxillofacial surgery with simultaneous additional registration in the list of physicians,
  • Medical students,
  • Beauticians and
  • Alternative practitioners.

Participation is, of course, allowed to those physicians who are also licensed to use it in their own practice, as described in the question earlier. Dentists, physicians and specialists in training can also take part in the training, as the practical part takes place under the supervision of a plastic surgeon specialist.

How does a filleracademy course work?

Our Botox & Hyaluronic Acid courses are each divided into a theoretical and a practical part. In the theoretical part, the mode of action and application of Botox and hyaluronic acid fillers as well as important anatomical knowledge are taught. Basic anatomical knowledge is important in all treatments because the more you know, the more confident you will be in using it. In the practical part you treat yourself – therefore we ask you to bring your own model. The model time will be communicated to you by mail approximately 1 week before the course starts.

General questions about the courses

For a detailed listing, please click here for the price list. The course fees have to be paid in advance, you will receive all further information about the payment procedure in the information mail after your registration.

The hands-on courses take place in our ordination theaesthetics in Grinzinger Allee 15, 1190 Vienna.

F1 course time Friday: 15:00–21:00 Uhr
F2 course Time Saturday: 9:00–14:00 Uhr
F3 course time Friday: 13:00–19:00 Uhr

A very important issue for us is that you can treat your own models and get the course fee refunded in the form of products for your models. You will be informed about the model time by mail about 1 week before the course starts. The products for the treatment of your model are included in the course fee, there are no further costs for this.

Each participant must bring their own model to the training. Each model is treated under the supervision of our team. If you can’t organize a model, we can do it for you.

The cost of the organization and provision of the model is 290€. Request please by mail. We ask here for at least 2 week lead time.

Questions about the exams

Yes. It is important to us to be able to use the time at the hands-on training sessions as efficiently as possible. For this to be possible, we require basic knowledge, which you acquire by completing online training and taking the final exam.

Please let us know as soon as possible so that we can organize a place for you on the next possible date and fill the vacant place if necessary.

If you do not pass the exam the first time, you have the possibility to take it 2 more times. So you have a total of 3 entry options.

Questions about the TÜV certified Botulinum Toxin and Filler Injector

The TÜV certified Botulinum Toxin and Filler Injector is the completion of an 8-step training program
(5 online courses, 3 hands-on courses) as part of The Filler Academy.

To receive this certification, you must successfully complete a total of all 8 parts (F1-F5, Online & Hands-On), as well as provide proof of at least 100 treatments. If you have fulfilled this, you can expect a certification exam, which includes both a practical and a theoretical part.

If you do not pass the exam the first time, you have the possibility to take it 2 more times. So you have a total of 3 entry options.

The certification is valid for 2 years. After that, recertification can be done, which can be completed through Premium Membership.

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