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Course and Cancellation Policies

Course and Cancellation Policies

Cancellation Policy

Registration is fully refundable only if course is canceled by The American Academy of Facial Esthetics. We reserve the right to cancel a course for any reason and cannot be responsible for hotel deposits or non-refundable airline tickets or other associated fees. Hotel locations may change depending on circumstances beyond our control.

On-Demand Courses are not refundable once you have started the course. Registration for Live courses as well as On-Demand courses that you have not started are fully refundable no later than 5 PM same date one month before course less a $775 cancelation fee. No refunds after same date one month before the first course that you registered for. At our discretion, you may be able to change to another date and location but there will be no refund available should you transfer into another course, cancel out of that course, or fail to show up for any reason.

Participants may pay with credit cards at any time or by check only two weeks before each course. Checks are not accepted for payment on the day of the course for either attendance or for the products to be used at the course.

All course completion, certificates and continuing education credits will be awarded to attendees when all course tuition, team member verification, and course/product fees have been reconciled.

Additional Costs (If applicable)

Additional materials include $620 per vial of Botulinum Toxin,  $265-$420 per syringe of dermal filler, and/or $10 – $50 per solid filler PDO thread.  Prices are dependent on brand requested and are subject to change at any time.  Products bought at the course are for use at the course only. Attendees may bring their own products but must show proof that they are original and authentic. A list of other necessary supplies will be provided for you to bring to the live patient course.

At AAFE international courses,  these costs may be significantly less.

Professional Licensing and State Board Requirements

The AAFE assumes no liability regarding medical, nursing or dental state board requirements. Participants need to determine whether they are able to perform these procedures at AAFE courses and in their own practices. The AAFE is not responsible for decisions or changes made by state medical/dental board about their state practice acts prior to or after AAFE courses.  It is the responsibility of each individual practitioner to treat patients within their training, scope of practice, and experience and to ensure patients under their care are treated appropriately.

Healthcare professionals attending AAFE courses must exercise independent, professional judgment, and perform the full standard of care in treating their patients, including but not limited to obtaining a medical history, examination, diagnosis, and treatment plan. The American Academy of Facial Esthetics LLC assumes no responsibility for patient care and provides no specific medical, dental, or legal advice.

Attendees must provide proof of professional license and current malpractice insurance to attend an AAFE course. The AAFE assumes no liability if a participant is refused coverage by an insurer for any reason or is unable to obtain materials for use in practice.

California Dentists may use pharmacological agents such as Botox and dermal fillers only in conjunction with a bona-fide dental treatment plan in accordance with Business and Professions Code section 1625 and that any cosmetic benefit from the use of such agents is incidental to the therapeutic use of those agents.

Model Patients

For the best learning experience, please bring your own model patients. If you bring your own model patients, you may bring up to 2 patients per training session. This is a teaching course so please advise your model patients that they must be available for approximately 3-4 hours. You and your team members may serve as patients. The AAFE does not provide model patients.

Team Members

Team members include front office staff, medical/dental assistants, and those not licensed to inject.  Any dentists, physicians, osteopaths, acupuncturists, chiropractors, nurses, physicians’ assistants, nurse practitioners, or any other medical or dental professionals whether they can inject or not may NOT be your team member.

Additional Licensed Professionals and Staff

Additional medical/dental professionals and/or team members who show up at the course will be charged appropriately.

AAFE Membership and DVD’s and Marketing Materials

Membership is non-refundable. DVD’s are non-refundable. Defective DVD’s may be exchanged up to 21 days from purchase. All Marketing Materials purchased are non-refundable.

All policies are subject to change at any time.

Disclaimer

Care has been given to confirm the accuracy of the information presented on the AAFE website; in personal communications; during training modules and in all written materials. However, the AAFE, the authors, editors, publishers, printers, trainers, faculty, mentors, employees and parent companies are not responsible for errors or omissions and make no warranty, express or implied, with respect to the contents of the material delivered. The AAFE assumes no responsibility for any consequences from the application of the information contained on the website or in the lectures, manuals, printed materials and other communication and training provided.

The AAFE has exerted every effort to ensure all information presented is in accordance with current recommendations and accepted practice at the time of publication or other communication. However, in view of ongoing research, changes in government legislation, the constant flow of information relating to therapy using any pharmaceuticals, medical devices, implantable devices, and medical/dental standard of care – attendees, users or receivers of AAFE materials, information and training are solely responsible for insuring they continually update and refresh their knowledge and skills in relation to their clinical practice and any local, state, or federal agency legal opinion, positions, and regulations regarding their own healthcare practice.

All information provided is necessarily generic in nature. It should not be used or relied upon in diagnosing or treating specific patient conditions. Healthcare professionals are solely responsible for all patient treatment and must exercise independent professional judgment and standard of care in treating their patients and practice decisions. Healthcare professionals are solely responsible for the choices and use of any and all pharmaceuticals, medical devices, implantable devices used on their patients.  The American Academy of Facial Esthetics LLC including its faculty, employees, associates or any related parties assumes no responsibility for any pharmaceuticals, medical devices, implantable devices, patient care and provides no specific medical or legal advice.

Any unauthorized use of any of the AAFE trademarks or of its copyrighted material or any other intellectual property is strictly prohibited and will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.

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