Introducing facial aesthetics and injectables into your practice can be challenging. You need confidence with the right clinical skills to provide patients with the highest standard of care. At PTIFAT, our anatomy and evidence-based training, extensive clinical teaching, proven injectable templates and clinical protocols provide such a high-level of clinical competency and proficiency that it has been adopted by various regulatory boards across Canada to help develop the "Standard of Practice" for facial rejuvenation. But extensive anatomy and clinical training is only part of the solution. Developing a successful injectables practice also requires team integration and ongoing support when you need help and advice. Our specialized program design, delivered in an easily digestible format, ensures you have all of the necessary skills to leverage this practice opportunity and deliver remarkable results for your patients. Learn more about our courses here.
Our mission is to set an anatomy-based standard of continuing education in the field of the therapeutic and aesthetic applications of facial injectables & aesthetics by improving patient care worldwide, and by providing professionals with the highest level of clinical competency and proficiency possible.
After attending several injectable training courses in the early 2000s, Drs. Warren & Jan Roberts were concerned about the level of patient care in the industry. This concern led them on a journey to create the Pacific Training Institute for Facial Aesthetics & Therapeutics (PTIFAT) - a program that offers the highest possible level of patient care available.
PTIFAT provides a university-level program for practitioners who want to understand the big picture of facial injectables. To have such a deep level of knowledge and skill set that the highest levels of patient care are guaranteed. Drs. Roberts recognized that to be successful in this field, there are no shortcuts. Practitioners need to thoroughly understand the anatomy of the face and neck, have extensive hands-on clinical skills and proven injection protocols that create predictable patient results.
The quality of the program developed was such that in 2013 a Canadian regulatory college hired PTIFAT to assist with the creation of a Standard of Practice for facial injectables and aesthetics. This standard is now being adopted by other regulatory boards across Canada and is the highest standard in the world.
Today with over 8000 graduates, PTIFAT is the leader in both therapeutic and aesthetic applications of botulinum toxin and injectables. It is the only program that integrates all the skills you need to be successful: a deep knowledge of anatomy, unprecedented clinical hands-on training, anatomical marking techniques, practice integration and ongoing support. Since the beginning, our goal has always been the same, to offer exceptional training that gives you the confidence and skills to deliver remarkable results for your patients.
Dr. Warren Roberts, based out of Vancouver, BC is currently leading the facial injectable industry. Since 2008, he has trained over 8,000 practitioners internationally, and has treated hundreds of botulinum toxin patients. Through his commitment to delivering excellence in this field, his program content and educational model is now being adopted by various regulatory boards across Canada to establish the “Standards of Practice”. In addition, PTIFAT continues to set the standard for facial rejuvenation procedures by its pioneering development of the The Roberts Facial Rejuvenation Photography™ series (RFRP) is a fast & effective photography system of 29+ photos developed by Drs. Roberts. It is used by the clinical team to unveil patient’s sensitive concerns, wants and needs, and also document pre and post treatment results. The RFRP series is stored, compared and utilized in FACETEC software. Key benefits of the Roberts Facial Rejuvenation Photography™ series include:
• Improved patient care
• Improved documentation and records
• Treatment planning
• Case presentations
• Case acceptance
• Patient education and marketing
which generates a 99% case acceptance rate, the 99% of negative side effects associated with injectable treatments (ie: Dysport®, Botox®, fillers) are injector related. As such, Drs. Roberts developed the PTIFA Anatomic Landmark Template & PTIFA Wheel Injection Technique to provide the highest level of patient care. In order to achieve predictable and desired results, practitioners must develop a deep understanding of underlying facial anatomy. That's why all practitioners review 20+ hours of advanced anatomy in the online Level 1 course including an e-Cadaver and e-Skull lab, and attend a full eight hour integrative cadaver lab prior to seeing patients in the clinical hands-on in Level 2., the PTIFA Injection Template (Therapeutic & Cosmetic) and the PTIFAT Injection Technique.
What Makes Us Different
90% of negative side effects from botulinum toxin are injector related. That’s why we believe that in-depth knowledge of the relevant anatomy is essential, including reviewing facial anatomy in the lab, learning how to locate bony landmarks and facial muscle origins and insertions, permits accurate placement of the drug with no negative side effects. All of our courses are based on 20+ hours of advanced-anatomy learning taught in the Level 1 online course, followed by a hands-on integrative cadaver lab. A deep understanding and ability to practice the 99% of negative side effects associated with injectable treatments (ie: Dysport®, Botox®, fillers) are injector related. As such, Drs. Roberts developed the PTIFA Anatomic Landmark Template & PTIFA Wheel Injection Technique to provide the highest level of patient care. In order to achieve predictable and desired results, practitioners must develop a deep understanding of underlying facial anatomy. That's why all practitioners review 20+ hours of advanced anatomy in the online Level 1 course including an e-Cadaver and e-Skull lab, and attend a full eight hour integrative cadaver lab prior to seeing patients in the clinical hands-on in Level 2. is a prerequisite to attending the clinic.
After completing the online Level 1 anatomy course (16+ hours), PTIFA’s first clinical session (Level 2) includes a two-day hands-on course with an integrative cadaver lab learning the PTIFA Anatomical Marking Technique, followed by a full-day of clinical where you inject 10+ patients. No other training facility offers an 8-hour integrative cadaver lab and such extensive clinical experience. Our goal is to give you as much clinical experience as possible so that you can go back to your own practice and confidently treat patients on your own.
After developing a deep understanding of facial anatomy, learn the PTIFA Anatomical Marking Technique for identifying vital bony landmarks and precise injection sites for botulinum toxin treatment. In the clinic, you will practice the PTIFA Wheal Technique - a specific injection technique which minimizes negative side effects and improves patient care.
Our program provides such a high-level of clinical competency and proficiency that it has been adopted by various regulatory boards across Canada to help develop the "Standard of Practice" for facial rejuvenation. No other injectable training program in the world provides you with a higher-level of learning.
Once you have completed hands-on training, we provide on-going support to you back in your practice through the online Support Study Club. Receive help with your difficult cases, review videos on each facial muscle, train new Team Members/Auxiliary Staff are any non-injector related office support staff of your practice. Ie: office managers, receptionists, chair-side assistants, medical assistants, hygienists, estheticians, etc. The courses at PTIFA are geared for complete practice integration and so we offer separate training courses specifically for your Team Members to learn the clinical integration and marketing. with the clinical integration videos, post in the online Forum and more.
Immediately integrate treatment into your practice with PTIFA's patient care practices, our separate Team Training courses and online Support Study Club. Your team is critical to your practice's success - that's why we offer a separate course to teach non-injector related members of your team on how to educate and speak to patients about treatment, photography, marketing, billing, supplies, and more. Through our online Support Study Club, you can upload your difficult cases, post questions and receive additional support back in practice after you have completed training. PTIFA proudly extends support and dedicates resources to you so that you can successfully integrate treatment back in your practice after you have completing.