Dermal Filler Training Programs – The Elements

Filler Training with the IAPAMDermal Fillers – What are they?

In a reputable dermal filler training program, physicians will have an opportunity to familiarise themselves with what dermal fillers are and how they are used. In short, they will be made aware of the collagen and elastin deficiencies in the skin which occur with ageing. Dermal fillers help restore these deficiencies and thus help rejuvenate skin. Physicians will also learn about permanent and non-permanent fillers and the popular kinds of dermal fillers (collagen fillers, hyaluronic acid fillers etc.).

How dermal fillers work

The program will also cover how exactly different kinds of dermal fillers work. By reconstituting the epidermal elements collagen, hyaluronic acid and elastin, dermal filler can help restore the natural elasticity of the skin that is lost with ageing. In essence, physicians will appreciate how dermal filling, when performed accurately can help get rid of wrinkles and folds in the skin, and how using the right equipment can result in the right and best result.

Types of dermal fillers

If one is looking to practice dermal filling procedures, reputable dermal filler courses, like those offered through the IAPAM, will point a physician in the right direction by providing a full understanding of the types of dermal fillers. The IAPAM only recommends using FDA approved treatments. Physicians will learn of the uses of hyaluronic acid fillers and how they are probably the most popular amongst all fillers. In addition, courses such as the IAPAM Advanced Filler Training, will also discuss other commonly used fillers such as collagen stimulators and calcium hydroxylapatite fillers.

Indications for dermal filler treatment

Common applications of dermal fillers include lip enhancement, facial creases and wrinkle removal, cheek augmentation and overall skin rejuvenation. These will be discussed in detail in the course, along with individual applications of different techniques in each of these indications.

How the procedure is performed + Different techniques

There is no point being aware of the theory and not knowing how to practice it! In all IAPAM aesthetic medicine courses, physicians have access to expert training on how to perform dermal filling procedures the right way, and attendees will have the opportunity for ‘hands-on’ training. Physicians will be made familiar with the equipment that is used and how it can be used safely in order to offer the patient the best care and best result.

The side effects of treatment and how to manage them

Any procedure, however safe, still has side effects. In the case of dermal fillers, these can depend on the type of filler used and the procedure performed. In all IAPAM filler training programs, physicians will be made aware of the possible complications of the procedure such as pain control and local reactions to the agents. Allergic reactions are worrying, and managing this will also be discussed in detail.

Following up your patients

It is essential that a good follow up plan be in place following any procedure. We will conclude our training by discussing the ideal follow up plans, and what to expect when your patient returns to see you.

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