Supplementary Courses

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. Some course times can be scheduled to fit individual requirements.

All Supplementary Courses are $500. (plus the cost of products, if necessary), including virtual training for experienced practitioners in Facial Anatomy in Medical Aesthetics and Business Ethics and Professional Standards.

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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 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.

The 3-hour session includes in-class discussion and procedure mentoring on one or two patients provided by the practitioner.

PRP with micro-needling at TH Medical Aesthetics

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.

For practitioners adding PRP to their practice, this program 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.

The practitioner must provide one or two patients for the hands-on mentoring session.

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Role and Responsibilities of the Medical Director/AOA

This supplementary course will provide Nurse Practitioners and Medical Doctors 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 also ensure that medical directives follow the highest standards of professional and regulatory responsibilities.

A Medical Director/AOA is mandatory to a medical aesthetics clinic when there are RNs or RPNs 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. A Medical Director/AOA should take the role extremely serious and consider the value of their license when assuming directorships.

This 3-hour course will outline the constructive planning needed to ensure a standardized and collaborative team approach to treatments while also minimizing inaccuracies, discrepancies and mistakes. Participants will also discuss how authorized injectors (or delegates) must be accountable and show knowledge, skill and judgement to perform delegated acts.

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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 training course will also focus on the concept of aging, descent, deterioration and deflation.

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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 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.

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Cannula Injection Techniques

This supplementary course involves instructional training and private mentoring of cannula injections on patients. Increasingly popular with patients, cannula procedures are ideally suited for lip enhancement and labia majora rejuvenation, and for treatments on tear troughs, temporal hollows, earlobes, the pre-auricular area and dorsum of the hand.

A cannula is an effective medical aesthetics device used to inject dermal fillers through an entry point and into areas beneath the skin. The benefit of cannula injections is that, unlike a needle, the blunt tip cannula is unlikely to pierce a vein or artery and therefore causes less bruising or swelling. The cannula is also longer and reaches more area with fewer injections.

The session will be between one and four hours long. The practitioner is required to provide the patients and product to be used during the mentoring session.

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