Self-Paced 100% Online Training Program Covering Facial Aesthetics
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, 2019.
|Sam Assassa, M.D.|
The American Association of Aesthetic Medicine and Surgery
|N/A||Nothing to disclose|
|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 Online Program
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 Online Program
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 Online Program
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
Bonus Lecture: Introduction to the Business of Aesthetics
Introduction to the Business of Aesthetics is a comprehensive online lecture that is designed to introduce members to the profitable business of facial aesthetics. This lecture covers business related topics that are helpful to know when beginning a career in the field of facial aesthetics from start-up requirements to best practices and proven strategies.
Introduction to the Business of Aesthetics Online Lecture includes the following sections:
- The Aesthetic Patient Chart
- Consent Forms
- Patient Photography
- Aesthetic Portfolio
- Non-Medical Consultation Process
- Effective Communication
- Patient Selection
- Getting Patients to Identify With You
- Evaluating Profitability
- 6 Proven Steps For Success
“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.”
Certificate of Completion
This CE Facial Aesthetics Master Online Program is an online aesthetics program that combines all of the above online training programs 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 Statement of Credit will be emailed to you upon successful completion of the exams and evaluation. In addition, successful members will receive a virtual badge of completion showcasing their achievements. Activity is jointly-provided by AKH Inc., Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare and The American Association of Aesthetic Medicine and Surgery (AAAMS).
Course fee $650 includes:
- Annual AAAMS Membership ($475 value)
- Unlimited access to all 3 online programs
- 17 hours of CE / CME
- Unlimited messaging to fellow members, board of directors and AAAMS educators
- Participation in the “Ask the Educator” discussion boards
- Discounts on all AAAMS courses, future workshops, seminars, conferences and more
- Quarterly e-newsletters including up-to-date industry information, events and educational opportunities
- Exclusive access to the AAAMS annual online conference which covers the following:
- Latest trends and inventions in aesthetic medicine and surgery
- Clinical case presentations with live lectures
- Organizational announcements and updates
- Special offers from our partners
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, LPN/LVN)
- Medical Student / Resident