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Dermal Fillers Courses

Botulinum toxin injections can be considered more of a science whereas dermal fillers are much more of an art and having the eye for treatment is one of the main skills required. There are over 100 dermal fillers available and choosing which filler you would like to use in your own practice is dependent on many factors including safety, cost, efficacy, longevity, company support, public demand and personal preference. We aim to guide you in this choice although remaining as impartial as possible. For most of the fillers, injection technique is the same and there are several methods including linear threading, fanning, periostal deposits, vectoring and serial puncture. We would aim to teach you on all these techniques and although we can give you the benefit of our experience, we appreciate that each injector has their own preferred style and skills and we would aim to help you to develop this. Also unlike botulinum toxins, the results of dermal fillers are instant, which has a big advantage from a training point of view. All treatments will be carried out after pre- injection training, demonstrations and with appropriate supervision.

  • An introduction to dermal fillers
  • How do dermal fillers work?
  • What is Hyaluronic Acid?
  • Expectations, patient selection and the initial consultation
  • Medical history and contra-indications
  • How to obtain consent
  • Aftercare advice for patients
  • Anatomy, physiology and ageing of the skin
  • Facial mapping and marking
  • Anaesthesia, topical, local or combined with product
  • Injection Techniques – Nasolabial Folds
  • Injection Techniques – Marionette Lines
  • Injection Techniques – Pre Jowl Sulcus
  • Injection Techniques – Oral Commisures
  • A brief overview of hyaluronidase
  • Consumables required, ordering stock and suppliers
  • Legal and ethical considerations
  • Insurance and professional organisations
  • Injection technique (demonstrations and hands-on experience)

We tend to find that many practitioners attending our training courses have already received training elsewhere but do not feel they have the knowledge or confidence to start offering treatments to patients yet. As we have a maximum of four delegates to one trainer, we are able to spend time to develop each practitioner to encourage their strengths and skills and deal with any weaknesses they may have to improve their confidence. We are able to provide ongoing support where needed after the course and we do bespoke courses for more in-depth clinic experience. We often combine a refresher course with a foundation or intermediate course depending on the need of the delegate. We would also encourage any potential trainee to look carefully at the training course they wish to attend and the quality and experience of the trainers before embarking on a course.

  • An introduction to dermal fillers
  • How do dermal fillers work?
  • What is Hyaluronic Acid?
  • Expectations, patient selection and the initial consultation
  • Medical history and contra-indications
  • How to obtain consent
  • Aftercare advice for patients
  • Anatomy, physiology and ageing of the skin
  • Facial mapping and marking
  • Anaesthesia, topical, local or combined with product
  • Injection Techniques – Nasolabial Folds
  • Injection Techniques – Marionette Lines
  • Injection Techniques – Pre Jowl Sulcus
  • Injection Techniques – Oral Commisures
  • A brief overview of hyaluronidase
  • Consumables required, ordering stock and suppliers
  • Legal and ethical considerations
  • Insurance and professional organisations
  • Injection technique (demonstrations and hands-on experience)

After practitioners have mastered the basic indications, we encourage them to advance to the next stage and undertake an intermediate course in dermal fillers. Although smoothing out lines using hyaluronic acid fillers does give an aesthetically pleasing result, mid-face augmentation is key to producing truly outstanding results and replacing lost volume and restoring facial balance really does lead to a more youthful appearance. Intermediate courses are tailored to the requirements of the delegates and may include hyaluronic acid (HA) and non-HA fillers.

  • How do dermal fillers work?
  • Hyaluronic acid and non-hyaluronic acid dermal fillers
  • Expectations, patient selection and the initial consultation
  • Medical history and contra-indications
  • Anatomy, physiology and ageing of the skin
  • Facial mapping and marking
  • Anaesthesia, topical, local or combined with product
  • How to add local anaesthetic to a dermal filler (if required)
  • Injection Techniques – Midface augmentation
  • Injection Techniques –Lateral cheek and cheek hollows
  • Injection Techniques – Mental crease
  • Injection Techniques – Lateral brow lift
  • A brief overview of hyaluronidase
  • Consumables required, ordering stock and suppliers
  • Legal and ethical considerations
  • Insurance and professional organisations
  • Injection technique (demonstrations and hands-on experience)

Advanced course are normally arranged on an individual basis and will cover any and all aspects of facial rejuvenation using dermal fillers as required. The advanced course teaches the practitioner to look at a patient from a whole face perspective and replace volume, create lift and smooth lines wherever it is needed. Often this is a combination of deep and superficial injections and different products may be needed. Advanced indications will be shown which may include temporal hollows, lateral brow, lateral cheek, malar fat pads, marionette lines, jawline and non-surgical rhinoplasty. Vectoring techniques may be demonstrated by needle or cannula.

  • Creating a treatment plan from a whole face perspective
  • Advanced techniques and treatments areas
  • Bespoke treatments for the practitioner and model

Many cosmetic courses will offer this as part of their basic or intermediate training although at Cosmedic Skin Clinic we believe that lip enhancement is an art and a skill in its own right and should be trained separately. Lips are perhaps the most common dermal filler treatment that is done badly. Lips are unique for each patient and it isn’t a matter of one size fits all. Some patients simply require definition and treatment of the vermillion border whereas others may need volume adding, reshaping or re-defining the Cupid ’s bow or philtral columns. Lip shape is also important and we hear of lip shape being described as heart, ellipsis, ribbon, bow or apple shaped.

  • An introduction to dermal fillers
  • How do dermal fillers work?
  • What is Hyaluronic Acid?
  • Expectations, patient selection and the initial consultation
  • Medical history and contra-indications
  • How to obtain consent
  • Aftercare advice for patients
  • Anatomy, physiology and ageing of the skin
  • Facial mapping and marking
  • Anaesthesia, topical, local or combined with product
  • Injection Techniques – Lips and vermillion border
  • A brief overview of hyaluronidase
  • Consumables required, ordering stock and suppliers
  • Legal and ethical considerations
  • Insurance and professional organisations
  • Injection technique (demonstrations and hands-on experience)

Treatment of the tear trough is an advanced procedure and should only be performed by practitioners who are already competent and experienced in dermal fillers. Patient selection and safety are the two key lessons when learning how to inject the tear trough and this will be covered in detail.

  • Introduction to tear trough rejuvenation
  • Anatomy of the tear trough
  • Client selection and how to identify those not suitable
  • Contra-indications to treatment
  • Treatment of the tear trough, micro-bolus or retrograde injection technique
  • Results, aftercare and complications
  • Clinical trial data
  • Injection technique (demonstrations and hands-on experience)