Supplementary Courses

Enhance skills, expand your portfolio

THMA Consulting offers additional courses that build on the Foundation Courses to meet the advanced skill requirements of medical aesthetics practitioners. These supplementary courses (below) will expand the practice portfolio of trained practitioners, providing them with proper procedural techniques and guidelines for safe, long-lasting patient relations.

One-on-One Mentoring and Training is $150/hour for THMA Consulting members and $250/hour for non-members. All other Supplementary Courses are $500. (plus the cost of products, if necessary).

Check the Course Calendar for Supplementary Course dates and times.

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Deoxycholic Acid Treatments

Deoxycholic acid works to dissolve fat tissues when injected into the body. Cosmetic treatments using deoxycholic acid are growing more popular in medical aesthetics practices and are effective in the reduction of submental fat, most commonly in the jawline, neck and under the chin.

This course is divided into virtual and practical components.

Online participants will discuss the submandibular anatomy, relevant blood vessels and nerves. A review of appropriate landmarks essential to the procedure will be included. Participating practitioners will learn the assessment process, step-by-step procedure policies and the management of potential complications. They will also receive a study guide that includes policies and procedures to support performing Deoxycholic Acid treatments in their clinical practices.

 

The in-class component will include further discussion on the procedure and conclude with hands-on mentoring of one or two patients provided by the practitioner.

Course cost is $500 (plus product costs).

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Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) Treatment

PRP treatments are popularly used in medical aesthetics practice for the regeneration of skin tissue and restoration of hair follicles.  PRP gives patients more youthful looking skin with improved tone and texture. In hair restoration procedures, PRP works to make hair follicles stronger and hair thicker.

This course is divided into virtual and practical components.

The online portion of this course will review unique components of blood product, the action mechanism of plasma and the evidence-based outcomes of the PRP procedure. The full didactic discussion of the PRP procedure includes the most effective and recommended equipment as well as procedure techniques and policy development for clinical practice. Online participants will also receive a study guide that includes policies and procedures to support performing PRP treatments in their clinical practices.

Medical aesthetics practitioners who wish to add PRP to their practice will conclude training with an in-class demonstration of techniques and a hands-on mentoring session. The participants must provide one or two patients for the procedures. Course cost is $500 (plus product costs).

Tracey’s Blog: Patients Drive Demand for PRP Procedures:

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Role and Responsibilities of the Medical Director/AOA

This Supplementary Course will provide Nurse Practitioners, physicians and nurse injectors with an evidence and practice-based didactic understanding of the role and responsibilities of a Medical Director or Authorizer with Ordering Authority in the field of medical aesthetics. The training will ensure that medical directives follow the highest standards of professional and regulatory responsibilities.

A Medical Director/AOA is mandatory in medical aesthetics clinics where RNs or RPNs are working within their scope of practice.  A Medical Director/AOA must be fully trained on regulatory knowledge as well as the skills and judgement to meet requirements for proficiency in patient safety and ethical care. All clinical staff must understand and take the role seriously. Authorized injectors must be accountable and show knowledge, skill and judgement to perform delegated acts.

This 3-hour course will formulate a standardized and collaborative team approach to treatments that minimize inaccuracies, discrepancies and mistakes. Course cost is $500.

Tracey’s Blog: AOA 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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Medical Directive Development

A step-by-step creation of quality medical directives highlights this virtual Supplementary Course which also builds upon the prerequisite training received in the Role and Responsibilities of the Medical Director/AOA Course.

Designed to benefit RNs and RPNs as well as NPs and MDs, the Medical Directives Development Course thoroughly analyses evidence-based literature and regulatory standards for the implementation of directives in medical aesthetics practices. Criteria will include prescription, inclusion, indications, contraindications and follow-up. The practical component of this comprehensive training course will challenge participants to use their acquired knowledge and a functional template to design and build medical directives for Neuromodulator, Hyaluronic Acid and Hyaluronidase procedures.

A test and guided review of the advanced medical directive learning and its essential developmental elements will ensure that participants are in a solid position to comfortably and confidently set up their own independent medial aesthetics practice with the collaboration of an AOA.

The cost for this 4-hour Supplementary Course is $500. THMA Consulting expert Jeanine Harrison NP will conduct the training via Zoom.

NOTE: Participants must complete training in the Role and Responsibilities of the Medical Director/AOA course before registering for the Medical Directive Development course.

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

Facial Anatomy for Medical Aesthetics

This Foundation Course 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 Course will also focus on the concept of aging, descent, deterioration and deflation. Course cost is $500.

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Business Ethics and Professional Standards

This Foundation Course is also recommended for experienced practitioners.  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 will discuss and analyse 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.

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One-on-One Mentoring and Training

One-on-One Mentoring offers medical aesthetics practitioners an excellent opportunity to practice or enhance injecting skills and learn new procedures.

This customized training for individual needs, whether in learning new techniques or expanding a portfolio, includes popular procedures such as the use of dermal fillers for temples and jawlines, for example, or for precise training in the use of cannula injections.

Designed to further the education of THMA Consulting members who completed Foundation Courses training, One-on-One Mentoring is also offered to medical aesthetics practitioners who are currently in practice or recently completed other training.

“You can’t just take courses and fly on your own.” – Emma Wisken NP

Practitioners can book a half day or full day of mentoring. Participants will need to inform us on what procedures they wish to focus on and how many of their own patients will attend and receive injections.

THMA Consulting offers One-on-One Mentoring in Toronto, Oakville, Ottawa, Halifax, Winnipeg, Calgary and Vancouver. To book an appointment with any of our national trainers, email contact@thmaconsulting.com.  The cost is $150/hour for THMA Consulting members and $250 for non-members. Product costs are extra.

Tracey’s Blog: “I want to have the confidence, knowledge, skills and judgement to be one of the best injectors in the field.”