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Dermal Fillers

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 AAOPM 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:

Dermal Filler Training Hands-on session

Dermal Filler Training Hands-on session

  • 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
  • Hands
Live Training Cheek Malar Injection

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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:

  1. 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.
  2. Demonstrate techniques and procedures in Dermal Filler injections and receive your certification.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. Acquire technical expertise through the hands-on training portion of the program to be able to perform these injections for the various facial areas.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.

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).  

Facial Areas for Botox Injections

Facial Areas & Indications for Dermal Fillers

Strength vs. Flexibility for U.S. Approved Fillers

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®)
How Long Do Fillers Last by Area

The AAOPM 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.  

NLF Dermal Filler Injection Under Physician Supervision

Dermal Filler Injection during Hands-On Session

Perioral Area HA Dermal Filler Injection

Perioral Area HA Dermal Filler Injection

Nasolabial Fold HA Injection during Hands-On Session

Nasolabial Fold HA Injection during Hands-On Session

Dermal Fillers Course Agenda




Speaker Introduction, Review pre-requisite video for Complete Dermal Filler Training. Overview of procedures to be performed during the hands-on session. Questions & Answers.
Hands‐On Sessions. Small group breakout sessions with live patients. Attendees will be required to administer the various HA Dermal Filler FDA Approved Products understanding the unique approach to each patient including various techniques for augmentation.


The following areas are acceptable for treatment during the physician supervised hands-on training:

  • Marionette Lines
  • Nasolabial Folds (NLF)
  • Pre-Jowl Sulcus
  • Lips (Vermillion Border with PDO Threads)

Safety Measures: All COVID-19 precautions in accordance with updated CDC Guidelines as well as adherence to the safety policies of AAOPM is a requirement for the hands-on training. Patients or Volunteers utilized during the hands-on session are required to fill out and agree to the policies before the session as well as adhere to the CDC Guidelines in place.

PRE-REQUISITE – Instructional Materials

As part of our ongoing efforts to provide the best training available including the safety of all participants during all live workshops, AAOPM requires that you prepare for the live hands-on training by reviewing all didactic materials, which includes the comprehensive color manual and educational videos, prior to the workshop. The successful completion of AAOPM’s Video on Demand or the AAOPM-Virtual-Training™ is a requirement to participate in the Live Patient, Hands-On Practice Training Module for certification. The virtual training is conducted live and you may interact and ask questions with the Physician instructor. Once you register for a course, you will receive an email confirmation with additional instructions and login access to AAOPM’s state of the art educational portal where you will have access to all training materials.

Separate from the prerequisite training material, AAOPM provides numerous procedure videos, advanced injection demonstrations including blunt tip cannula presentations, and other educational videos as part of your learning experience. All participants will also receive access to our library of educational materials concerning the HA and Non-HA Dermal Filler injections which is also recommended prior to the clinical portion of your training.

AAOPM further recommends downloading the color manual prior to viewing the pre-requisite video which includes the following topics discussed:

Review of Product Characteristics, Mechanism of Action, Indicated Areas for Patients

  • Review of FDA Approved Dermal Fillers including G’ Prime (strength) and Flexibility (xStrain) for the various HA Products including the approved uses for each product.
  • Mechanism of Action for the various crosslinked HA products and recommendations for the various facial areas for fillers.
  • Review the most common areas for injection utilizing dermal filler injections and the techniques associated with the procedures.

Patient Consultation Process

  • Learn to communicate expected results for dermal fillers including the need for additional product or additional facial areas for rejuvenation.
  • Review various injection techniques that will satisfy your patient's goals and give correction to areas of asymmetry or contrast.

Review of Facial Anatomy:

  • Review anatomy of facial vasculature, facial nerves, and lymphatic areas to avoid.
  • Possible Contraindications for Treatment
  • Review Zones of Adherence
  • Correcting and avoiding Complications and managing adverse events associated with the HA and Non-HA injections including reversal of the procedure.

Standard of Care considerations, understanding the medical model, safety techniques, and indications for treatment for the following areas:

  • Perform and understand blunt tip cannula injections for highly vascular areas of the face including techniques used for areas where hypodermic needles are contraindicated.
  • Nasolabial Fold (NLF) area using both cross-hatch and linear threading as well as proper product selection.
  • Marionette Line areas of the face and various techniques to lesson or eliminated these stubborn lines.
  • Prejowl Sulcus and the various techniques to correct areas of contrast.
  • Review lip injections by micro cannula or by hypodermic needle injection for enhancing the body of the lip (lip plumping) or redefining of the lip by needle, micro cannula, or PDO Thread.
  • Review other facial indications including protocols for other facial areas including; Cheekbone Enhancement, Cheek Augmentation, Hands, Jawline Contouring and other common facial and body indications utilizing dermal fillers.
  • Post Procedure Protocols and Touch-Up Recommendations for Patients.

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