Supplementary Courses

Enhance skills, expand your portfolio

THMA Consulting offers Supplementary Courses that build on the Foundation Courses to meet the advanced skill requirements of medical aesthetics providers. These courses and workshops will enhance the practice portfolio of trained professionals, providing them with proper procedural techniques and guidelines for safe and successful patient outcomes.

 Nurses and physicians who complete training in Foundation Courses 1-4 will save 20% on virtual courses. This does not apply to the workshops.

Scroll down or click on the following Quick Links for specific courses. Supplementary Course dates and times can be found on our Course Calendar page. Note that workshops will be scheduled together on the same day in some facilities.  Some discounting will be included. That information can also be found on our Calendar page.

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Art and Science of Lip Enhancements Workshop

This full-day workshop will combine didactic education with hands-on training to give participants more confidence in their Lip Enhancement skills and their patients a much better result.

The Art and Science of Lip Enhancements workshop includes study of needle injections and cannula injections, lip anatomy and the supporting structures around perioral area to create harmony and balance in youthful and aging lips.

A thorough assessment of medical and dental history, plus an understanding of what the patient really wants will inform decisions on whether to restructure, recontour or provide volume in the right part of the lip. Complete knowledge and precise techniques will put providers in a better position to treat patients effectively and safely.

The five primary components of the Art and Science of Lip Enhancements workshop will be:

  1. In-depth understanding of the perioral anatomy.
  2. Assessment skills for safe effective procedure (with differentiation on youthful and aging lip).
  3. Injection techniques for best practice outcomes.
  4. Treatment protocols and patient precautions.
  5. Potential adverse events and minimalization of risks.

 This workshop is now available in Markham, Ottawa, Barrie, Kingston and Miramichi, NB.

Course cost of $1500 includes professional presentations, hands-on training, a detailed workbook with research articles and access to follow-up assistance.

Read Tracey’s Blog: “There’s more to lip enhancements than just puffy lips!”

Perioral Proficiency in Lip Enhancements Workshop

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PRP / Exosomes Workshop

This in-person Supplementary Course is presented as a comprehensive workshop that combines didactic education with hands-on training in Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) Treatments. A thorough understanding of the procedure will be accompanied by skilled technique instruction to ensure that practices follow the high standards of provincial colleges.

Workshop Outline 

  1. Evidence-based PRP treatment and results 
  2. Indications and contraindications  
  3. Procedure preparation 
  4. PRP skin rejuvenation 
  5. PRP hair restoration 
  6. Administrative considerations

PRP treatments are popularly used in medical aesthetics practices for the rejuvenation of skin tissue and stimulation of hair growth.  Using the patient’s own blood, PRP Treatments can give patients more youthful looking skin with improved tone and texture. PRP Treatments will augment any medical aesthetics practice that offers patients good options on positive aging.

Note: training participants must supply their own patient/model.

Workshops will be scheduled in Markham, Ottawa, Barrie, Oakville, Calgary and Winnipeg. See the Course Calendar for dates and times.

Course cost is $1500. Product costs for one hair and one face patient are included .

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DA Treatments for Positive Aging Workshop

This in-person Supplementary Course is presented as a comprehensive workshop that combines didactic education with hands-on training in Deoxycholic Acid Treatments. The hands-on workshops will train participants on product knowledge and proper assessments as well as effective injection techniques. Proper procedures will assure patient safety and best results.

Deoxycholic Acid works to dissolve fatty deposits when injected into the body. DA Treatments are growing more popular in medical aesthetics practices and are effective in the reduction of submental fat, most commonly in the jawline and under the chin.

DA treatments will augment any medical aesthetics practice that offers patients good options on positive aging.

Note: training participants must supply their own patient/model.

Course cost is $750 (including product costs).  DA Workshops will conducted in Calgary, Winnipeg and regional training centres in Ontario. Contact Us for more information.

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Sclerotherapy for Healthy Veins Workshop

This in-person Supplementary Course will workshop the evidence and practice of treatments utilizing Sclerotherapy Treatment for varicose veins.  The didactic education will be accompanied by mentoring and product delivery technique instruction to follow the highest standards required by the provincial college.

Sclerotherapy is a medical aesthetics procedure used to effectively treat varicose veins and spider veins. Sclerotherapy involves injecting a solution directly into the vein. The solution causes the vein to scar and reroute blood through healthier veins. The collapsed vein is reabsorbed into local tissue and eventually fades.

Course Outline

  1. Evidence to support the practice of sclerotherapy treatment
  2. Assessment and protocols for safe effective procedure
  3. Pharmacology and physiological outcomes
  4. Contraindications for treatment
  5. Informed consent and procedure documentation
  6. Injection Techniques
  7. Post-treatment management

Note: training participants must supply their own patient/model.

Course cost is $750 (including products). See the Course Calendar for updated schedules.

Treatment for excessive sweating can be life changing

Therapeutic Uses of Botulinum Toxin A

This virtual Supplementary Course with Colleen White NP presents in-depth education on the neurotoxin treatments of Hyperhidrosis, Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) Pain and Chronic Migraines.  The evidence-based learning will be accompanied  by instruction on delivery technique to ensure all practices meet the standards of quality assurance required by provincial colleges.

The THMA Consulting Course will use research and clinical evidence to provide practitioners with a thorough understanding of all three chronic conditions and how they can be treated. The learning modules will include:

  1. Anatomy and physiology
  2. Clinical and diagnostic criteria
  3. Lines of treatment
  4. Treatment with Neurotoxins
  5. Practice and protocol

Therapeutic Uses of Botulinum Toxin A are clinically proven to be effective in treating Hyperhidrosis (or excessive sweating), TMJ Pain and Chronic Migraines.

Course cost is $500. Nurses and physicians who fully complete training in Foundation Courses 1-4 will save 20% on the registration fee.

Tracey’s Blog: Hyperhidrosis Treatments can be ‘Life Changing’ for Patients

Laser Treatments coming soon

Laser Treatments

We will have more information on the details and launch of this virtual Supplementary Course early in 2023.

 

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Authorized Prescriber in Collaborative Practice

This virtual Supplementary Course will provide Nurse Practitioners, physicians and nurse injectors with a didactic understanding of medical directives and the role of an Authorizing Prescriber in the field of medical aesthetics. The training will ensure that medical directives follow the highest professional and regulatory standards.

This 3-hour online course (with Corey Akisanya NP on the 1st Monday of every month) will formulate a standardized and collaborative approach to treatments that minimize inaccuracies, discrepancies and mistakes.

The Authorizing Prescriber is mandatory in medical aesthetics clinics where RNs or RPNs are working within their scope of practice.  An Authorizing Prescriber must have the regulatory knowledge, skills and judgement for proficiency in patient safety and ethical care.  Authorized injectors also are accountable for their education and ability to perform delegated acts.

Course Highlights

  1. Professional Colleges: Expectation and Responsibility
  2. The Role of the Authorizing Prescriber
  3. Development of a Medical Directive Document
  4. Clinical Implementation of the Medical Directives
  5. Barriers to Practice as an Authorizing Prescriber
  6. References and Resources

Participants will be challenged to use acquired knowledge and a functional template to design and build medical directives for Neuromodulator, Hyaluronic Acid and Hyaluronidase procedures.

 Course cost is $500. Nurses and physicians who fully complete training in Foundation Courses 1-4 will save 20% on the registration fee.

Tracey’s Blog: Medical Directives Course Fills Gap in Knowledge

Participants can also order a customized Policy and Procedure Manual for $750. This manual is developed and designed to familiarize staff with the medical aesthetics clinic and provide information about medical directives, working conditions, employee expectations, key policies, procedures and benefits affecting employment.

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IV Vitamin Infusion Wellness

This virtual Supplementary Course will discuss the evidence and practice of treatments utilizing intravenous infusion and hydration. The didactic education will be accompanied by mentoring and product delivery technique instruction to follow the high standards required by provincial colleges.

Course Highlights

  1. Evidence to support the practice of IV drips, vitamin and mineral infusion and hydration
  2. Pharmacology and mechanism of action
  3. Contraindications and precautions for treatment
  4. Medical directives and policy manual development
  5. Informed consent and procedure documentation
  6. Intravenous cannulation and procedure protocol
  7. Setting and discontinuation of drip rate
  8. Post-care expectations, side effects and management

A medical technique that delivers fluids and nutrition intravenously into a person’s vein, IV Vitamin Infusion Treatments have become an increasing popular way for people to get vitamins and hydration directly and effectively. This course with Corey Akisanya on the 3rd Tuesday of every month will outline how IV treatments can fit perfectly within many practices as a wellness component.

Course cost is $500. Nurses and physicians who fully complete training in Foundation Courses 1-4 will save 20% on the registration fee.

Tracey’s Blog: IV Infusion Adds Wellness to Medical Aesthetics Practices

Crystal Lewis RN and Laura Halacha RN (both from Ottawa)

Facial Anatomy in Medical Aesthetics

Foundation Course 1 is highly recommended as a supplementary option for experienced practitioners. The in-depth knowledge of the facial anatomy will enhance or upgrade current knowledge of surface landmarks and the underlying danger zones, further decreasing risks of complications and ensuring  safe and precise medical aesthetic injections.

This virtual training course with Tracey Hotta on the 1st Friday of every month will also focus on the concept of aging, descent, deterioration and deflation.

Course cost is $500.

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Business Ethics & Professional Standards in Medical Aesthetics

Foundation Course 3 is also recommended for experienced practitioners as a Supplementary Course.  A professional aesthetics injector requires more than just the skill and judgement to perform these procedures. In new or current practices, there are legal and ethical matters that must be addressed to make sure a current practice is following the highest professional standards as required by regulatory authorities.

This virtual course course with Niala Kallicharan NP on the 1st Monday on every month will discuss and analyze regulations outlined by the College of Nurses and the College of Physicians and Surgeons. Experienced practitioners will also receive practical guidance on business acumen, facility requirements and advertising regulations.

Course cost is $500.