FOUNDATION DERMAL FILLERS

At AK Training Academy’s most popular training day, our Foundation Dermal Fillers Course provides its trainees with the best possible entry to the marketplace by learning how these two highly popular treatments work to rejuvenate the face holistically.

Overview

At AK Training Academy’s most popular training day, our Foundation Dermal Fillers Course provides its trainees with the best possible entry to the marketplace by learning how these two highly popular treatments work to rejuvenate the face holistically.

Unlike most basic training, this is a comprehensive introductory course, covering not only how to give effective injections, but all the skills and background knowledge you need to give your clients a comprehensive and professional service.

We cover everything from medicolegal aspects, consent, consultation skills, to managing and preventing rare side effects. You will leave us not only ready to inject, but also fully equipped to set up a business as a safe and competent aesthetic professional.

AK Training Academy’s Foundation Dermal Fillers Course is recommended for all suitably qualified and registered medical professionals who are new and inexperienced with all aspects of cosmetic injectable treatments.  

Background

  • Introduction to aesthetics practice, objective beauty and the array of treatment options.
  • Understand the basics of the ageing face, and the treatments you can offer to help reverse these.
  • Understand the nuances of the aesthetic consultation.
  • Understand how to consult in a way that ethically boosts sales potential and client satisfaction.
  • Matching patient expectations with outcomes.
  • Important after care advice.
  • Avoiding common consultation pitfalls.
  • Avoiding and managing complaints and preventing complaints (content by a former Healthcare Commission Complaints Manager).
  • Informed consent.
  • Introduction to medical photography and how it will save you time, money and complaints.
  • Basics of setting up a business, medical indemnity insurance, tax matters and introduction to marketing.

Dermal Filler (Hyaluronic Acids) Theory

  • Understand the properties and different functions of dermal fillers.
  • Understand how to choose which dermal filler to use for greatest effect.
  • Understand important facial anatomy and integrate this into a facial assessment.
  • Understand the anatomy of the face with regards to safety, side effects reduction, efficacy and longevity of treatments.
  • Understand how to avoid but also deal with side effects, from simple allergy to the very rare but serious side effect of impending necrosis caused by arterial embolism or compression.
  • Understand how to treat localised allergic reaction to dermal fillers.
  • Understand how to manage side effects of dermal filler, including reversing a treatment safely.
  • Understand how dermal filler treatments change or persist over time to avoid over-treatment.

Practical Session

  • Establish confidence through supervised consultation, assessment and treatment of demo models with Dermal Fillers
  • Become familiar with predicting the outcome of treatments with Dermal Fillers
  • Learn the important practical differences between ‘standard’ injections given in general medical practice and the much more skilled aesthetic injection technique.
  • Understand how to assess the face and choose the most effective quantity of Dermal Filler injections using our unique protocols, covering fine lines.
  • Develop an injection technique that reduces side effects and increases predictability of results using Dermal Fillers.
  • Know the various dermal filler injection techniques and when to use them.
  • See the importance of good medical photography in practice.

 

Competencies

Please see below a list of competencies which we assess you against on your training course:

  1. History taking
  2. Physical examination skills/clinical judgement
  3. Demonstrates understanding of indications for treatment, A&P, procedural technique
  4. Obtains informed consent
  5. Demonstrates appropriate preoperative preparation
  6. Offers/applies appropriate analgesics
  7. Demonstrates safe delivery of proposed procedure
  8. Technical ability
  9. Aseptic technique
  10. Post procedure management
  11. Communication skills
  12. Professionalism
  13. Overall ability to perform the procedure competently

Your trainer will work with you to help you meet the required standard for each of these competencies. Delegates not able to meet one or more of the competencies will be asked to resit their training on a different date at additional cost.

Successful completion of the competencies results in a AK Training Academy certificate, which is issued at the end of your training day.

 

Assessment and Certification

 

  • Delegates competencies will be assessed at the end of the course day by our trainers (see tab above for competencies)
  • On successful completion of the course, delegates will receive a certificate of attendance, which is Insurer-Approved
  • Should any delegate fail to meet the requirements on the day, they will be invited to attend further training in order to continue to build their skills to the required level. (This would be at an additional cost to the delegate)
  • However, we have planned our courses to provide delegates with the best possible chance of passing your training course first time. Theoretical learning is despatched in advance for preparation at home, while the course day is designed for excellent hands on experience with close supervisory support and guidance