Have you noticed an increase in the number of patients presenting with headaches and/or TMD in your practice? Are you interested in how botulinum toxin can improve facial aesthetics below the eyes? The Level 3 course includes a comprehensive in-depth analysis of symptoms, conditions and treatment using therapeutic levels of botulinum toxin that can help treat patients with chronic pain. It also covers the advanced aesthetic applications of using botulinum toxin to reduce the signs of aging in the mid-face, lower-face and neck, as well as correcting gummy and canted smiles.
Level 3 includes an online component (8hrs), plus a one and a half day hands-on session.
The online portion of Level 3 includes the following five sections.
The online portion of the Level 3 course introduces how PTIFA pioneered mid-face injections and coined the term “Mid Face Expression” (MFE). Use of the Roberts Facial Rejuvenation Photography series allowed us to see the lines, creases, folds created by the MFE. Using precise markings, the PTIFA Injection Technique and low dosage, you will learn how to control the musculature creating these unwanted infra-orbital lines, naso-jugal grooves, bunny lines, smoker’s lines and naso labial folds. The subconscious habit and activation of the lower face muscles turns the smile line into a ‘green been down appearance’. These expressions blemish the skin with lines that exhibit sadness and depression. Learn how to turn the smile into a “green bean up”.
Understand how the activation of the platysma musculature accentuates the muscles of the lower face in turning the smile to a “green been down”. In addition, the subconscious activation enlarges the soft tissue, presents with horizontal ‘necklace lines’ and creates the hated anterior, lateral and posterior jowls. The posterior ‘PTIFA Platysma bands’ when present indicate hyper muscular activity indicative of bruxing, grinding, TMD & tension type headache. Understand the sensory input from the head & neck and how the overload of central and peripheral sensitization on the trigeminal nucleus can lead to referred pain.
The hands-on portion of Level 3 includes a one and a half day program always held on a Friday afternoon and Saturday.
Dr. Roberts provides an in-depth review of anatomy focused on the of the mid-face, lower-face and neck. In this integrative skull & cadaver lab, learn how surface features and bony landmarks relate to underlying musculature.
Day 2 is an advanced clinical hands-on practicum where you will have the opportunity to inject aesthetic cases focused on the mid-face, lower-face & neck, as well as myofascial pain patients incorporating EMG analytics.
Level 3 includes an online didactic section (8 hours + exam), and 1.5-days of hands-on (12 hours). Level 3 includes 20 CE credits upon successful completion of the hands-on session. Upon registration, access to the online Level 3 course material is provided for one-year.
Level 3 graduates are trained to treat the following areas and are able to store, compare and create portfolios using FACETEC software
Achieve little to no negative side effects with PTIFA’s Marking and Injection Techniques and Clinical Protocols.
Learn how higher dosages than those used for aesthetic treatment alone result in reduction of headaches and migraines. A threshold dosage, carefully placed, must be reached in order to obtain therapeutic relief.
Understand the relationship between the secondary and tertiary mechanisms of action of botulinum toxin and the synergy between aesthetic and therapeutic results. Further understand the relationship between “looking good” and “feeling good".
Learn how to significantly reduce the amount of dermal filler in the mid-face and lower-face after developing an understanding of how to use advanced levels of botulinum toxin.
Successfully treatment plan and mark your advanced botulinum toxin patients with confidence, after attending the advanced hands-on anatomy review focusing on the mid-face, lower-face and neck.
Ability to review the online course videos as often as you wish by accessing the didactic material online.
Pre-requisite: Successful completion of Level 2, plus proficiency of the PTIFA Marking & Injection Techniques (20 cases is a suggested recommendation).
Requirements: A patient model, current copy of your license and malpractice insurance is required.
All funds are in Canadian Dollars. Please review our Registration Policy prior to registering.
PTIFA is an ADA CERP recognized provider. ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers with continuing dental education. ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry. PTIFA designates Level 3 for 19 hours of continuing education credits.