The Pacific Training Institute for Facial Aesthetics is an advanced anatomy & evidence-based educational provider offering training courses to dentists, physicians, nurses, pharmacists and naturopaths in the field of facial rejuvenation (botulinum toxin, dermal fillers, lasers and more). PTIFA has more than 8,000 alumni around the world who have been trained to provide the highest level of patient care in the field. Our courses provide an unprecedented depth of clinical teaching in the field of facial rejuvenation with an emphasis on anatomy and evidence-based learning, clinical efficacy and proficiency, as well as complete practice and team integration. We offer a unique educational format that includes a combination of online courses, hands-on clinical experience and an online Support Study Club.
The PTIFA educational system provides a synergy of science and art; anatomical mapping, proven Marking & Injection Templates, comprehensive photographic documentation, analysis and interpretation and dosage adjustment. Each course has been developed to provide you with the tools and training to achieve clinical competency and efficacy, before learning more advanced techniques.
Our mission is to set an anatomy-based standard of continuing education in the field of facial rejuvenation (including botulinum toxin, dermal fillers, lasers and more) by improving patient care worldwide, and by providing professionals with the highest level of clinical competency and proficiency possible.
The Pacific Training Institute for Facial Aesthetics was co-founded in 2008 by Dr. Warren Roberts and Dr. Jan Roberts. After attending several botulinum toxin and facial rejuvenation training programs earlier in their career, Drs. Roberts were concerned with the level of training that was being provided in the field of facial rejuvenation. To be an exceptional practitioner, Drs. Roberts both believe that you need not only a deep level of understanding of head and neck anatomy, but also a deep understanding of specific practices and injection techniques that make the patient experience remarkable. The result was the development of PTIFA – a training institute that provides an unprecedented depth of clinical theory, hands-on teaching and practice integration in the field of facial rejuvenation (botulinum toxin, dermal fillers, lasers, and more).
Dr. Warren Roberts, based out of Vancouver, BC is currently leading the facial rejuvenation 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, PTIFA continues to set the standard for facial rejuvenation procedures by its pioneering development of the Roberts Facial Rejuvenation Photography series which generates a 99% case acceptance rate, the PTIFA Anatomic Landmark Template, the PTIFA Injection Template (Therapeutic & Cosmetic) and the PTIFA 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 16+ 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 PTIFA Anatomic Landmark template 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 Wheel 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 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.