Self-Paced 100% Online Botox & Fillers Certification Course
The Facial Aesthetics Master Program by Dr. Sam Assassa, President of The American Association of Aesthetics Medicine and Surgery, is a comprehensive series of online training programs designed to provide AAAMS members with a robust foundation for understanding facial aesthetics. Dr. Assassa provides over 20 years of aesthetic medicine and surgery expertise and extensive knowledge with over 15-hours of training video content to cover these essential facial aesthetics topics.
Where Is This Course Held?
Instant online access from anywhere in the world on your smart phone, tablet and computer
This activity is designed to meet the needs of physicians, physician assistants, nurses, nurse practitioners and dentists.
Upon completion of the educational activity, participants should be able to:
- Identify the anatomy and physiology of the face, with special attention to blood vessels and nerves so they can be avoided during treatment.
- Recognize the important structures of the face with regards to botulinum toxin and its appropriate use.
- Identify key facial muscles and formulate a treatment plan to inject botulinum toxin based on the units of botulinum toxin to use in mixing and administration.
- Inject botulinum toxin safely and reduce the risk of complications.
- Recognize the important structures of the face with regards to dermal fillers and their appropriate uses.
- Identify key facial muscles and fat layers to build a treatment plan based on how much filler substance to use per area.
- Apply different filler injection techniques for optimal patient outcomes while avoiding/reducing the risk of complications.
When Is This Course?
This program is immediately available upon registration and can be accessed at anytime. Program is approved for CE from March 1, 2018 through December 31, 2021.
Activity is jointly-provided by AKH Inc., Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare and The American Association of Aesthetic Medicine and Surgery
|Sam Assassa, M.D.
The American Association of Aesthetic Medicine and Surgery
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|Dorothy Caputo, MA, BSN, RN – CE Director of Accreditations||N/A||Nothing to disclose|
|Bernadette Marie Makar, MSN, NP-C, APRN-C- BC- Nurse Planner||N/A||Nothing to disclose|
|The AAAMS Staff and Planners||N/A||Nothing to disclose|
|AKH Planners and Reviewers||N/A||Nothing to disclose|
CE Approved Facial Aesthetics Master Program online includes:
Introduction to Aesthetics 101
Introduction to Aesthetics 101 online program starts with a brief introduction describing how the art of facial aesthetics directly ties into the field of facial aesthetics. This program introduces members to the concept of facial BeautiΦication, with an emphasis on the Greek symbol Φ, which represents Phi, described in this program as the Golden Ratio of Beauty. This program also introduces members to the ideal facial dimensions and how they relate to the overall appearance of the face. In addition, this program provides an in-depth look at the facial anatomy described as Facenatomy. Lastly, members will understand the aging process and how to apply the 4R’s of Aesthetics to restore beauty and youth in the face. Dr. Sam Assassa provides his knowledge and professional expertise with over 2-hours of lecture and training video content.
Introduction to Aesthetics 101 Online Program includes the following sections:
- Introduction to Aesthetics
- Facial BeautiΦication
- Ideal Facial Dimensions
- The Aging Process
- The 4R’s of Aesthetics
Botulinum Toxin 101
Botulinum Toxin 101 is a comprehensive online program that covers the history of neurotoxins, molecular structure, mode of action, indications and contraindications. In this program, members will learn about BotoxNatomy™, which details the different facial expression muscles anatomy and their associated actions. Members will also look at the clinical application of neurotoxins covering the proper clinical assessment, markings, dosage, the art of injecting neurotoxins to soften expressive lines and create upper and lower facelift, pitfalls and how to address them. Lastly, members will have a first-hand look at a collection of videos that demonstrate the art of injecting the forehead, droopy eyebrows, crow’s feet, frown lines, bunny lines, gummy smile, lips definition, chin enhancement, jawline and lower face contouring and platysma bands. This online program is designed to provide unexperienced practitioners with a comprehensive understanding of neurotoxins and further enrich the knowledge experienced injectable practitioners. Dr. Sam Assassa provides his knowledge and professional expertise with over 4-hours of lecture and training video content.
Botulinum Toxin 101 Online Program includes the following sections:
- Introduction to Neurotoxins This section will be covering the history of neurotoxins, structure, mode of action, indications and contraindications
- BotoxNatomy™ This section will detail the different facial expression muscles anatomy and their associated actions
- Clinical Application of Neurotoxins This section will discuss the anatomy, upper middle and lower facial expressive muscles balance, brands, reconstitution and storage, indications and contraindications, proper clinical assessment, markings, proper dosage, injection techniques, pitfalls and how to address them
- Comprehensive Injection Demonstration Videos Focuses on one goal: to ameliorate expressive lines without causing asymmetry, effacement of facial expression (frozen face) or ptosis of eyebrows. The videos will demonstrate the individualization dosage based on the patient’s variation in anatomy, muscle mass and strength, asymmetry, and most importantly desired outcome: “the non-frozen face look”
Dermal Fillers 101
Dermal Fillers 101 is a comprehensive online program that covers the facial aging process and facial analysis pertinent to dermal fillers, classification of dermal filers, indications and contraindications. Also covered is the anatomy and techniques of regional nerve blocks of the face, injection techniques of upper, middle and lower face and how to avoid and treat fillers complications. Lastly, members will be able to watch a series of demonstration videos covering eyebrow lift, glabellar and forehead lines, nasolabial folds and marionette line corrections. Members will see proper injection techniques for treating hollowness under the eyes, tear trough deformity, enhancement of the cheeks, creating natural fuller lips, and contouring the chin and jaw line. Lastly, members will have access to a series of improvised reality videos, where Dr. Sam Assassa straps a GoPro camera to his head while consulting and injecting patients. This unique experience provides a first-person perspective of day-to-day practice as an aesthetic practitioner. Dr. Sam Assassa provides his knowledge and professional expertise with over 5-hours of lecture and training video content.
Dermal Fillers 101 Online Program includes the following sections:
- Introduction to Injectable Fillers
- FaceNatomy™ Pertinent to Dermal Fillers
- Aging Face Pertinent to Facial Fillers
- Facial Analysis Pertinent to Dermal Fillers
- Overview of Injectable Fillers
- Fillers Patient’s Consultation
- Area by Area Assessment
- Injectable Fillers Complications and Pain Management
- Dermal Fillers Complications
- Pain Management
- Comprehensive Videos
- Facial Analysis Videos
- Injection Demonstration Videos
- Reality Series Videos
“This was one of the best online programs that I have ever taken. Very informative and detailed lectures. Great work!”
“This was a great course! As a beginner, this was exactly what I needed. Thank you Dr. Assassa for all of your support and guidance.”
“Excellent course! I can confidently say that I’m much more knowledgeable in injectables. The anatomy lecture was very helpful.”
Criteria for Success
This CE Facial Aesthetics Master Online Program is an online aesthetics program that combines all of the above topics providing a comprehensive approach to facial aesthetics. In order to receive credit, participants should watch all videos in each section and complete each online exam that follow. A passing score of 70% on the exam is required to receive credit. Following the last exam, you will be required to fill out an online evaluation. A certificate will immediately be available to print and also emailed to you to the email provided upon successful completion of the exams and evaluation. In addition, successful members will receive a virtual badge of completion showcasing their achievements.
Course fee $895 includes:
- Free Interim AAAMS Membership ($195 value)
- 17 hours of CE / CME credits ($175 value)
- 5% discount on AAAMS webinars
- 5% Discounts on AAAMS hands-on training workshops and online courses
- Unlimited access to the online program for 6 months
- 6 months of messaging to fellow members, board of directors and AAAMS educators
- 6 months of Participation in the “Ask the Educator” discussion boards
- 6 months access to latest articles in the field of Aesthetics
- 6 months access to up-to-date industry information, events, and educational opportunities
Option to upgrade to Annual Associate AAAMS Membership (for only $100 regular fees $395) REWARDS
You may register if you are one of the following:
- Doctor (MD / DO / OB/GYN)
- Dentist (DDS / DMD / BDS)
- Physician Assistant (PA)
- Nurse (NP / RN)
If you have questions about this CME/CE activity, please contact AKH Inc. at firstname.lastname@example.org.
CME/CE Credit provided by AKH Inc., Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of AKH Inc., Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare and The American Association of Aesthetic Medicine and Surgery. AKH Inc., Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
AKH Inc., Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 17.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
NCCPA accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by ACCME.
AKH Inc., Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.
This activity is awarded 17.0 Contact Hours.
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation Standards of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) through the joint providership of AKH Inc., Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare and The American Association of Aesthetic Medicine and Surgery. AKH Inc., Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare is accredited by the American Association of Nurse Practitioners as an approved provider of nurse practitioner continuing education. Provider number: 030803
This activity is approved for 17.0 contact hour(s) which includes 10.0 hour(s) of pharmacology. Activity ID # 21882
This activity was planned in accordance with AANP CE Standards and Policies and AANP Commercial Support
AKH Inc Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare is designated as an Approved PACE Program Provider by the Academy of General Dentistry. The formal continuing education programs of this program provider are accepted by AGD for Fellowship, Mastership and membership maintenance credit. Approval does not imply acceptance by a state or provincial board of dentistry or AGD endorsement. The current term of approval extends from 7/1/2018 – 6/30/2020. Provider ID# 364885
There is no commercial support for this activity.
It is the policy of AKH Inc. to ensure independence, balance, objectivity, scientific rigor, and integrity in all of its continuing education activities. The author must disclose to the participants any significant relationships with commercial interests whose products or devices may be mentioned in the activity or with the commercial supporter of this continuing education activity. Identified conflicts of interest are resolved by AKH prior to accreditation of the activity and may include any of or combination of the following: attestation to non-commercial content; notification of independent and certified CME/CE expectations; referral to National Author Initiative training; restriction of topic area or content; restriction to discussion of science only; amendment of content to eliminate discussion of device or technique; use of other author for discussion of recommendations; independent review against criteria ensuring evidence support recommendation; moderator review; and peer review.
Disclosure of Unlabeled Use and Investigational Product
This educational activity may include discussion of uses of agents that are investigational and/or unapproved by the FDA. Please refer to the official prescribing information for each product for discussion of approved indications, contraindications, and warnings.
This course is designed solely to provide the healthcare professional with information to assist in his/her practice and professional development and is not to be considered a diagnostic tool to replace professional advice or treatment. The course serves as a general guide to the healthcare professional, and therefore, cannot be considered as giving legal, nursing, medical, or other professional advice in specific cases. AKH Inc. specifically disclaim responsibility for any adverse consequences resulting directly or indirectly from information in the course, for undetected error, or through participant’s misunderstanding of the content.