Foundations of Aesthetic Medicine

Beginner
Duration: 2 Days
Professionals: MD, NP, RN, PA, IMG
Accredited

Total Time For Course

Self-Paced Virtual Learning: 15 hours Practical Training: 15 hours

Course Location

  • Toronto, ON, 108 Avenue Rd, M5R 2H3
  • Vancouver, BC, 400-2425 Hemlock Street, V6H 4E1
  • Chicago, IL, 925W-845 Michigan Avenue, 60611

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Accreditations

Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada

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This workshop is an Accredited Group Learning Activity (Section 1) and Simulation (Section 3) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification Program of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, and approved by The Michener Institute of Education – CPD Accreditation Office. You may claim a maximum of 9 Section 1 hours group learning, 12 Section 3 hours Self-assessment and 6 Section 3 hours Simulation (credits are automatically calculated).

College of Family Physicians of Canada
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The College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC) has accredited the Foundations of Aesthetic Medicine Program for up to 15 Mainpro+ Professional Development Credits. Any physician that completes both days of the program is eligible to claim 15 credits. If for some reason the physician completes only 1 day of the program, they are eligible for 7.5 credits.
Canadian Nurses Association
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15 Credits

This program is accredited by The Canadian Nurses Association (CNA)."

Learning Objectives

Self Paced Virtual Learning
After completion of the virtual learning module, the medical professional will be able to:
  • Explain the mechanism of action of neuromodulators.
  • Differentiate the Health Canada approved cosmetic neuromodulators by reconstitution protocols, storage requirements, shelf life (pre & post reconstitution), rate of onset and duration of effect.
  • Identify the warnings and contraindications of neuromodulators.
  • Explain the mechanism of action of injectable fillers.
  • Recall the reticulation process associated with hyaluronic acid fillers.
  • Differentiate between the classes of injectable fillers with respect to viscosity, gel hardness, degree of cross linking, extrusion force, concentration, G Prime and duration of presence in the skin.
  • Identify danger zones within the face and the associated potential complications that can arise with injectable HA fillers.
  • Design post-treatment plans and follow-up requirements for patients that are aligned with established protocols.
After completion of this program the medical professional will be able to:
  • Appropriately identify the specific muscles implicated in each treatment area (e.g., “crow foot wrinkles - orbicularis oculi muscle).
  • Accurately landmark the entire face with appropriate line/dots techniques.
  • Correctly determine the unit range for each treatment area.
  • Differentiates and selects the correct needle gauges for the various neuromodulator injection techniques.
  • Correctly and consistently injects into the appropriate anatomical layer.
  • Is knowledgeable about neuromodulator complication prevention and can effectively treat “spocking”.
Practical Day 1: Cosmetic Neuromodulators

After completion of this program the medical professional will be able to:

  • Appropriately identify the specific muscles implicated in each treatment area (e.g., “crow foot wrinkles orbicularis oculi muscle).
  • Accurately landmark the entire face with appropriate line/dots techniques.
  • Correctly determine the unit range for each treatment area.
  • Differentiates and selects the correct needle gauges for the various neuromodulator injection techniques. Correctly and consistently injects into the appropriate anatomical layer.
  • Is knowledgeable about neuromodulator complication prevention and can effectively treat “spocking”.
PRACTICAL DAY 2: INJECTABLE HYALURONIC ACID FILLERS

After completion of this program the medical professional will be able to:

  • Differentiates between male and female anatomical landmarks.
  • Identifies the fat pads in each area of the face.
  • Accurately and consistently identify the veins, arteries, and nerves in the “danger” zones.
  • Properly identifies the locations of facial volume loss.
  • Accurately and consistently determine the optimal injection sites.
  • Employ the correct dosage and injection technique aligned to procedure, HA type, and area of the face.
  • Understands and can recite response protocol for embolism complications.
  • Consistently recognizes potential contraindication concerns.
  • Appropriately selects the correct filler (differing in viscosities etc.) to achieve the targeted outcome.

Frequently Asked Questions

Am I eligible to take your courses?
IIAM only admits fully licensed medical professionals into our programs. Applicants must hold one of the following medical designations to be eligible: MD, NP, RN, RPN, LPN, PA, IMG, PharmaD. 
Regulations on which designations able to inject vary by province/state. As a result, We recommend all students consult with their governing body to discuss their unique situation.
Where are you located?
IIAM currently operates out of three locations with pop-up events across the country. 
We currently conduct hands-on training events in and around Toronto, ON, Canada, Vancouver, BC, Canada and Chicago, IL, USA.
How do you support IIAM-Alumni?
IIAM provides a variety of employment, medical director matching and business support programs for our alumni.

Our training organization collaborates with MedSpa Partners, boasting 40+ clinics across North America, to offer employment opportunities to our students. Upon course completion our BC students receive access to a clinic employer list, connecting aspiring injectors with clinics eager to hire new talent, fostering career growth and professional development.

We prioritize equipping our students with essential business acumen. Our course packages include complimentary access to our comprehensive virtual business course. In addition, students receive our meticulously curated business startup guide, offering over 200 pages of industry-specific insights tailored to the aesthetics field, empowering their entrepreneurial journey!
WHAT IS THE CAREER MATCHING PROGRAM FOR NURSES?
Our comprehensive Matching Program connects aspiring injectors with suitable Medical Directors directly. We facilitate every aspect, from contract development to providing essential resources like prescription orders, medical supplies list, and opening order forms. Empowering professionals to thrive in their roles and launch successful ventures.
Do you offer package discounts of financial aid?
Yes! We have a variety of options to support our students including:
  • 0% Financing with Affirm
  • Top Talent Scholarship by MedSpa Partners
  • Breaking Barriers Grant for IMGs

We offer 10% off when you register for two courses or bring a friend.
Deeper discounts are available for students who wish to register in one of our custom course packages – speak to a Program Advisor today to learn more!

Day 1: Cosmetic Neuromodulators

You'll immerse yourself in neuromodulator injections. These include frontalis, glabellar, orbicularis oculi, orbicularis oris, nasalis, mentalis, depressor anguli oris, LLSAN, masseter.

 

By the end of this session, participants will be equipped to identify specific facial muscles, landmark the face accurately, determine the correct unit range for each treatment area, and master the nuances of neuromodulator injection techniques.

Day 2: Injectable Fillers

Is an exhaustive exploration of injectable HA fillers, with a focus on needle techniques in areas including the cheeks, lips, and chin.

 

By the culmination of this day, medical professionals will be adept at differentiating male and female anatomical landmarks, identifying facial fat pads and danger zones, and determining optimal injection sites.

 

Beyond these practical skills, students will gain a robust understanding of filler viscosities and how to select the right filler to achieve the desired outcome.

 

IIAM's Foundations of Aesthetic Medicine course isn't merely an introduction to aesthetic medicine. It's a transformational journey, meticulously curated to ensure that every participant emerges with unparalleled knowledge, hands-on experience, and the confidence to lead in this evolving field.

Hands On Training Designed For Your Success

With hands-on rotations limited to small groups, we guarantee personalized attention, allowing every student to harness their full potential. As a testament to our dedication to ongoing learning, post-course attendees have the unique opportunity to refine their expertise during complimentary practice days, all under expert guidance.

 

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  • Hands-on rotations are kept to small 3-person groups.
  • Each student will inject 12-15 clients minimum.
  • Your injections will be practiced on patents who are well prepared.
  • You are expected to review the course material before the course begins.
  • All training will be done locally at our training centre in Barrie, Ontario.
  • After the course, attend free observation days for more hands-on experience with all materials and supervision provided.

Class Overview

Delve into the world of Aesthetic Medicine with IIAM's comprehensive course.


Set your sights on the future of aesthetic medicine and delve into the rapidly growing realm of cosmetic neuromodulators and injectable HA fillers with IIAM's extensive training program.


Rooted in the heart of North America, where the surge in demand for these cosmetic procedures is undeniable, this course stands out as a beacon for medical professionals aiming to diversify their skill sets and tap into a lucrative sector.


Designed for physicians, nurses and other medical professionals, the curriculum spans a total of 30 hours. Fifteen hours are dedicated to the pre-course material, providing a theoretical foundation essential for the hands-on sessions. The remaining 15 hours are intensely practical, ensuring participants are well-prepared to implement their skills in real-world scenarios.


Diving into the pre-course materials, you'll embark on self-paced virtual learning modules that comprehensively cover the mechanisms of action of neuromodulators and injectable fillers.

Other Details

  • This course does not include cannula technique injections (NLF, Marionette Lines, Jawline). If you want to add this to your training, please call us after registering at +1 (604) 260-3113.

  • This course does not cover business or skin health – therefore, our Virtual: Business, Laser & Skincare course is highly recommended.

  • Please note that physicians are required to consult with their licensing College prior to training to ensure that they will be eligible to perform these procedures.

  • Lunch is provided each day, along with snacks and beverages throughout.

Hands On Training Designed For Your Success

$4,995 CAD

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Whats Included:

  • Self-Paced Virtual Learning: Theoretical Lecture
  • Day 1: Neuromodulator Injections (Frontalis, Glabellar, Orbicularis Oculi, Orbicularis Oris, Nasalis, Mentalis, Depressor Anguli Oris, LLSAN, Masseter, etc.)
  • Day 2: Injectable HA fillers (Needle - Cheeks, Lips, Chin)

Why IIAM?

The International Institute of Aesthetic Medicine (IIAM) is your gateway to excellence in aesthetic medicineeducation. Partnered with MedSpa Partners, a pinnacle in aesthetic clinics, our hand-selected faculty comprises the industry's foremost trainers and experts. Together, we ensure a comprehensive learning experience that synergizes consultation, artistry, and hands-on expertise.

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Whats Included:

  • Self-Paced Virtual Learning: Theoretical Lecture
  • Day 1: Neuromodulator Injections (Frontalis, Glabellar, Orbicularis Oculi, Orbicularis Oris, Nasalis, Mentalis, Depressor Anguli Oris, LLSAN, Masseter, etc.)
  • Day 2: Injectable HA fillers (Needle - Cheeks, Lips, Chin)

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