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Are you interested in advanced botulinum toxin techniques for improving facial aesthetics below the eyes?
Level 3 course is an advanced clinical botulinum toxin course which provides an 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 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. This advanced course reviews advanced techniques including MFE (Mid Face Expression) with Dr. Warren Roberts.
Level 3 includes an online component (28hrs), plus a two-day clinical session held in Vancouver, BC.
The online portion of Level 3 includes the following five sections.
The online portion introduces how PTIFA pioneered mid-face injections and coined the term “Mid Face Expression” (MFE). Use 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
allowed you to see the lines, creases and 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. Habitual subconscious activation of the lower face muscles turns the smile line into a “green bean 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 activation of the Platysma musculature accentuates the muscles of the lower face and turns the smile to a “green been down”. In addition, subconscious activation of Platysma enlarges the soft tissue, creating 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. Learn how sensory input from the head & neck and how overload of central and peripheral sensitization on the trigeminal nucleus can lead to referred pain.
The clinical portion of Level 3 includes a two-day hands-on session always held on a Friday 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 while incorporating "EMG" stands for electromyograph - a device PTIFA incorporates for evaluating and recording the electrical activity produced by skeletal muscles when treating myofascial pain patients. Botulinum Toxin (aka Botox/Dysport) has become a recognized treatment for craniofacial pain and TMD, however many practitioners are unaware of the importance of incorporating EMG analytics to improve diagnosis and treatment outcomes. In the Level 2 and Level 3 course, you will learn how EMG data is used to improve patient care by assisting with the diagnosis, dosage determination and injection timing using botulinum toxin. analytics.
Level 3 includes an online didactic section (28 hours + exam), and 2-days of hands-on (16 hours). Level 3 includes 44 CE/CME 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:
Graduates are also able to digitally store, compare and create portfolios of their photographs using FACETEC software.
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.
Learn how incorporating EMG analytics when treating your therapeutic patients can assist with determining the muscle activity, dosage, timing and improved records & patient care.
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 using 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 23 hours of continuing education credits.