A "cosmetic" is any substance used to clean, improve or change the complexion, skin, hair, nails or teeth. Cosmetics include beauty preparations (make-up, perfume, skin cream, nail polish) and grooming aids (soap, shampoo, shaving cream, deodorant).

Aesthetic medicine is an inclusive term for specialties that focus on improving cosmetic appearance through the treatment of conditions including scars, skin laxity, wrinkles, moles, liver spots, excess fat, cellulite, unwanted hair, skin discoloration, and spider veins.

This course is a 40-hour Certificate in Medical Aesthetics.


•Introduction to Aesthetic Medicine
•Skincare and Cosmeceuticals
•Chemical and Mechanical Exfoliation
•Micro needling
•Lasers and Energy Devices
•Neuromodulators and Dermal Fillers
•The Business of Aesthetic Medicine

Canada - Cosmetics regulations and registration

Canada - Incidence Report for cosmetics

Canada - Additional Documents

Cosmetics Notification Errors

Cosmetics - Labelling Guidelines

This topic is designed to orient students to the Cosmetics types, legislations and guidelines within the corporate and regulatory context from Canadian perspectives.