Complication Management for Anti-wrinkle treatments & Dermal Filler (online)

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What does this certification cover?

Knowledge of complications is essential in this field, as unfortunately complications can arise when offering anti-wrinkle and dermal filler treatments. This is a course that offers you the opportunity to demonstrate to your clients that you care about their safety and wellbeing, along with your own continued professional development. Here is your opportunity to learn from one of the best practitioners in the industry, this course will boost your confidence and reduce unnecessary worry from misunderstanding the risks involved with delivering these procedures.

Knowledge of complications is essential

Since 2013, pressure has been mounting in the Aesthetics industry for standards to rise in both Aesthetics training and in the level of quality expected in the delivery of Aesthetics procedures. In 2013 the Aesthetic injectables world started talking about dermal-filler related blindness and vascular occlusion. Before this, aesthetic procedures were viewed by many as being just as safe as most other beauty treatments available on the high street. Dr Aicken has written for multiple aesthetics journals about the risks of these procedures and can share his knowledge and experience with you on this online course.

Modules on this course

By the end of the Aesthetic Complications Management module students will know how to safely manage Anti-Wrinkle and Dermal Filler complications, which include:

Dermal filler complications

  • Blindness (Retinal Artery Occlusion) & Vascular Occlusion
  • Bruising
  • Infection
  • Skin ischemia
  • Advanced Lips filler (correcting asymmetry, fixing mistakes, dissolving lumps)

Anti-wrinkle treatment complications

  • Incomplete results (follow-up)
  • Eyelid & eyebrow ptosis
  • Spocking/ lateral eyebrow raising
  • Procerus hypertrophy
  • Bruising

Deoxycholic acid containing products, used to dissolve fat (Aqualyx / Deso)

  • Inflammatory nodules
  • Temporary nerve damage

Remember: Knowledge of complications is essential.


Course fee

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Meet the expert

All of our courses are delivered by Dr Michael David Aicken, one of the UK’s leading aesthetic trainers. He has over 14 years’ experience within medical aesthetics and has published teaching material in various aesthetic journals. After completing an MPhil at Queens University Belfast — where he gained expertise in the development of medical education assessment methods — he has spent the last nine years teaching practitioners from all over the world. Dr Aicken regularly provides support and guidance to practitioners dealing with complications within their own clinics. In addition, he teaches his diploma and masterclass course and runs his own private clinic. This is your opportunity to learn from one of the most respected members of the medical aesthetic community.