Dermal Filler Training
Dermal fillers are the second most requested non-surgical cosmetic procedure performed in the United States with over 4 million injections annually. Physicians and medical professionals are excited about attending a Dermal Filler Training workshop to learn these lucrative procedures for their practices. Soft tissue augmentation procedures have increased over 7% per year for each of the last five years and patient satisfaction associated with these procedures is over 90% since the results are immediate and long lasting. The same patient population that receives Botox® injections tends to be the same candidates for these dermal filler injections. The average professional fee for administration of a single syringe of fillers is $350 to $400 which makes dermal fillers a simple, safe, and rewarding aesthetic procedure to integrate within your practice. Dermal filler injections are safe and easy to perform.
The A.A.O.P.M. Comprehensive Dermal Filler Training is designed for physicians, dentists, nurses, and other healthcare professionals to treat a number of areas for soft tissue augmentation including:
- FDA Approved Naso-Labial Fold area
- Lip Augmentation (plump and outline)
- Cheek Augmentation
- Pre-jowl Sulcus
- Fine Lines
- Marionette Lines / Extended Laugh Lines
- Tear Trough (eye hollow)
- Submalar Hollow
Dermal Filler Training Workshop
Dermal fillers are typically used to eliminate contrast within the face and soften certain facial features to give a pleasant, youthful appearance. A large portion of the program will concentrate on technique as well as the steps to properly evaluate patient needs concerning dermal fillers. At an AAOPM Dermal Filler training event you will not only receive a plethora of training materials, learning aids, and reference material you can use later on, but also quality instruction from our Physician specialists in Aesthetics who will share with you their expertise and pearls in performing these techniques. Attendees who complete an A.A.O.P.M Dermal Filler training program will be certified to perform these procedures in their office setting. (Please check with your local state board for additional regulations).
Our instructors will direct you through the consultation process, syringe conservation, and in performing these procedures effectively for the various facial areas. The A.A.O.P.M has successfully graduated well over 30,000 medical professionals due in part to the intensive training that is required during the hands on component of the workshop. Each attendee is required to demonstrate proficiency in the new procedure in order to receive their certification. There are over 300 dermal fillers worldwide but only a few dermal fillers are FDA approved for use in the United States. As part of your training you will receive a matrix of the various dermal fillers available including the recommended use for the following products:
- Hyaluronic Acid – HA (i.e. Restylane®, Juvederm Ultra®, Belotero Balance® and others)
- Calcium Hydroxylapatite – CaHa (Radiesse®)
- Poly-L-Lactic Acid – PLLA (Sculptra®)
- Polymethyl Methacrylate – PMMA (Artefill®)
- Autologous Fat
- Human and Bovine Collagen (i.e. Cosmoderm®, Cosmoplast®)
The A.A.O.P.M. Comprehensive Dermal Filler Training provides for “hands-on” training as part of the workshop. Attendees will need to show that they are comfortable performing each procedure during the injection portion of the training and will have ample time to work on and oversee procedures directly on volunteers. All costs associated with the medicines are included with your tuition as well as all manuals, administrative forms, marketing materials, and other ancillary materials needed for you to integrate these procedures within your practice.
The didactic portion of the program will go over all protocols, possible contraindications, complications, injection techniques, and procedural skills needed to perform these injections. Our expert staff of physicians and other specialists will supervise your injections to ensure you have learned the technique correctly and are completely satisfied with the program.
Dermal Filler Training Objectives
Upon successful completion of the A.A.O.P. M. Comprehensive Dermal Filler Training each attendee will become proficient and gain a full understanding of the following:
- Learn the various types of patient presentations and the potential benefits of dermal filler injections. Be able to explain the options available to the patient and likely expectations. Understand the various types of dermal fillers available and their recommended use and volume for enhancement.
- Demonstrate techniques and procedures in Dermal Filler injections and receive your certification.
- Understand that dermal fillers are for areas of contrast or deficit (reduced volume), from an aesthetic perspective be able to effectively evaluate the patient needs, give recommendations, and be able to perform these tissue augmentation procedures.
- Learn the various specific protocols for different facial areas including technique and volume for the different dermal filler products labeled for use in the United States.
- Acquire technical expertise through the hands-on training portion of the program to be able to perform these injections for the various facial areas.
- Learn how to integrate these procedures within your practice. Gain a full understanding of how to acquire, market, and effectively price and package these products to your patients.
- Receive marketing techniques, materials, and a general understanding of the aesthetic market and other “cash basis” procedures that can be safely administered within your practice. Learn how to create “Patients for Life” as it relates to aesthetics.
Agenda – Dermal Fillers
Hour by Hour Agenda may change, please call for specific times
- Anatomy of the Face and Skin, Aging of the Skin, Approach to the Rejuvenation of the Aging Skin including various treatment options using HA and Non-HA dermal fillers. Indications for treatment, review of the various FDA approved dermal fillers and techniques to eliminate contrasting elements to the face.
- Discussion of the extended range of HA Dermal Fillers presently available including visco-elasticity of the various products, indications for use, and expected results for patients. Mechanism of actions, bio-degradable form for various anatomical areas for injection as well as the FDA Approved semi-permanent and permanent dermal fillers available.
- Specific Injection Techniques to correct indications to the face and hands, features of the aging face that are treated effectively with dermal fillers, Adverse events and responses and treatment guidelines are discussed including the use of blunt tip cannulas for areas of the face that are high risk.
- Volume enhancement of the cheeks, face and lips including Cupid’s bow enhancement, lip plumping, cheek augmentation, and correction of Naso Labial Folds and Marionette lines for patients.
- Lip Enhancement of the Vemillion border, oral commissures and cheek lifting including hollows (malar), and volume (peri-orbital area). Pre and Post Treatment Protocols, Medical History and Patient Consent Forms are reviewed including all medical contraindications and possible adverse events.
- Hands-on Sessions (live patients) for Naso Labial Fold, Oral Commissures, Peri Orbital areas and other common features that respond to Dermal Fillers. Small group breakout sessions for attendees, all attendees need to administer dermal fillers for certification and successful completion of the course.
Our PHYSICIAN TRAINERS AND SPECIALISTS are highly credentialed in Aesthetics, Anti Aging, Medicine, Pain Management, and Surgery. The AAOPM has worked with these instructors for many years and we are happy with the positive feedback we continue to receive from our graduates. Here are a few of our trainers, they are not our only instructors, please visit the faculty page for a more complete list along with more information on our instructor’s credentials.
very knowledgeable teacher
I am a member and have attended so far three different classes in Aesthetics. Each class had several teachers who are doctors who work closely with you during the hands on. I think the teachers were great, they seemed very knowledgeable and most of all , had plenty of patience and took their time making sure I understood each procedure.
Melvin D Isach, MD
class was outstanding
The class was outstanding from the lectures in the morning to the hands on in the afternoon. Training was very intensive for sure. I was actually quit happy with the reference materials they provided, manuals, to my surprise were in color and were well beyond the typical hands outs you get at seminars. They have their own version of a text book and I plan on using this in my office for reference.
Carl Elliott, MD
Best workshop I have attended
I just signed up for the all-inclusive membership so I could go to all the classes. The Botox Training class was very good. I worked on three patients in the afternoon and did a lot of injections on them. The best part was the hands on, was well organized and they let you do a lot. Dr. Roberts was excellent and she took her time with me as well during the hands-on part, thanks Dr. R.
Ryan Parker, PA
Both instructors were very knowledgeable, Dr. Avellini obviously has a lot of experience and I learned a lot from him.
Cheryl Ramirez, RN
Hands-On well organized
Hand on was well organized, overall the course was very good