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Technology Based Esthetics Course

This course will be jointly hosted by the American Academy of Facial Esthetics and Viora Aesthetic Academy.

Our CE courses are designed for both medical and dental practitioners looking to expand on their treatment repertoire by utilizing technology based aesthetics that can be used in conjunction with their treatment plans to provide total patient care and grow their practice. We provide comprehensive, unbiased didactic and hands-on clinical training on the most sought after aesthetic treatments including microdermabrasion, microneedling, radiofrequency, intense pulsed light, and laser. Overview of foundation of the anatomy of the skin, aging process, and various technological modalities to reverse the signs of aging and enhance the overall health and appearance of the skin surrounding the lower face and the smile. We ensure practitioners have the complete fundamentals, clinical confidence, and practice development support to successfully incorporate treatments into their practices.

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1 Day 1 – Skin Anatomy, Radiofrquency, IPL & Laser  Course Objectives
  • The Evolution of Technology In Medical Aesthetics (Lecture)
  • Industry Overview – Meet the $13.2 billion annual cash based industry
  • Progression of Technology – More Efficacious, More Comfortable, Less Downtime, Better Results
  • Deep Dive with Dr. Terry Alford
  • The Importance of Understanding the Skin
  • Skin Anatomy and Functionality
  • Understanding the Fitzpatrick Scale
  • Identifying Skin Abnormalities
  • General Skin Care
  • Radiofrequency Technique (Hands On)
  • Introduction to Light Based Therapies
  • Lasers in Aesthetics (Didactic)
  • What is Laser and How Does It Work?
  • Aesthetic Laser Treatment Capabilities
  • Vascular Lesion Removal
  • Skin Rejuvenation
  • Tattoo Removal
  • Resurfacing
  • Mole Removal
  • Permanent Hair Reduction
  • …and More
  •  Contraindications
  • Cost & Pricing Overview
  • Laser Technique (Hands On)
  • Intense Pulse Light (Didactic)
  • What is IPL and How Does It Work?
  • Evolution of IPL Technology
  • IPL Treatment Capabilities
  • Permanent Hair Reduction
  • Skin Rejuvenation
  • Vascular Lesion Removal
  • Pigmented Lesion Removal
  • Acne Clearance
  • ContraindicationsCost & Pricing Overview
  • Intense Pulse Light (IPL) Technique (Hands On)
Day 2 Microdermabrasion, Microneedling, Comprehensive Care, & Practice Development
  • Microdermabrasion (Didactic)
  • What is Microdermabrasion?
  • Evolution of Microdermabrasion technology
  • Microderm as a stand-alone treatment
  • Enhancing the Effectiveness of Chemical Peels, IPL, RF & Laser Treatments with Microdermabrasion
  • Cost and Pricing Overview
  • Microdermabrasion Technique (Hands On)
  • Microneedling (Didactic)
  • What is Microneedling?
  • Collagen Induction, Improving Fine Lines and Wrinkles, Acne Scarring, Hair Restoration, & Skin Rejuvenation
  • Infusion with Microneedling – Topicals that can be Used
  • Microneedling Rollers versus Mechanical Pens – FDA Confusion and Clarification
  • Closed Tips vs. Open Tips
  • Microneedling as a Standalone Treatment
  • Combination Therapy
  • Contraindications
  • Microneedling Consumables
  • Cost & Pricing Overview
  • Microneedling Technique (Hands On)
  • Comprehensive Care – Dr. Ryan Fleming (Lecture and Case)
  • The Consultation Process
  • Understanding all Treatment Options that are Available
  • Injectables
  • Threads
  • Peels
  • …. and more.
  • Formulating a Well-Rounded Treatment Plan
  • Live Patient Case
  • Practice Development & Marketing
  • Technology Based Facial Aesthetics & Injectables – A Match Made in Heaven
  • The Progression of Aesthetics and Potential Implications to your Bottom Line
  • In Depth Look at Profit Levels for  Aesthetic Treatments
  • Building Staff & Patient Morale – Generating a Buzz
  • Making You More Profitable Without It Taking Your Chair Time
  • Making the Most of Your Existing Customer Base – Internal Marketing
  • Annual Plan for Maintaining Growth and Excitement Surrounding Your l Aesthetic Offerings
2 Course Schedule (Schedule may vary by location)

DAY 1  Skin, Microdermabrasion, Radiofrquency, IPL & Laser

Registration & Breakfast 7:30 AM – 8:00 AM
Welcome and Introduction to The World of Aesthetics (Lecture) 8:00 AM – 8:30 AM
The Evolution of Technology In Medical Aesthetics (Lecture) 8:30 AM – 9:30 AM
Skin 101 (Lecture) 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM
Coffee Break 10:30 AM – 10:45 AM
Radio-frequency (Didactic) 10:45 AM – 11:45 AM
Lunch 12:45 PM – 1:45 PM
Welcome and Introduction to Light Based Therapies 1:45 PM – 2:00 PM
Intense Pulse Light (Didactic) 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Intense Pulse Light Technique (Hands On) 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Coffee Break 3:45 PM – 4:00 PM
Lasers in Aesthetics (Didactic) 4:00 PM – 4:45 PM
Lasers in Aesthetics (Didactic) 4:45 PM – 5:30 PM

DAY 2 – Microdermabrasion, Microneedling, Comprehensive Care, & Practice Development

Registration & Breakfast 7:30 AM – 8:00 AM
Microdermabrasion (Didactic) 8:00 AM – 8:30 AM
Microdermabrasion Technique (Hands On) 8:30 AM – 9:00 AM
Microneedling (Didactic) 9:00 AM – 9:45 AM
Microneedling Technique (Hands On) 9:45 AM – 10:30 AM
Coffee Break 10:30 AM – 10:45 AM
Comprehensive Care – Dr. Ryan Fleming (Lecture and Case) 10:45 AM – 12:30 PM
Lunch 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM
Practice Development & Marketing 1:30  PM – 3:30 PM
3 FAQs, Policies & Important Information

Team Members

  • Any dentists, physicians, osteopaths, acupuncturists, chiropractors, nurses, physicians assistants, and nurse practitioners and any other medical or dental professionals  attend at full tuition and not as a team member.
  • Additional medical and dental professionals or team members who show up the day of the course will be charged appropriately. Healthcare professionals who may not perform these services  according to their professional licenses are not allowed to treat patients at this course under any circumstances.  Medical and dental auxiliaries may only assist their doctor according to the extent allowed by their professional licenses.


You will receive 12 CE participation hours each for these successfully completed live courses – Skin, Microdermabrasion, Radiofrequency, IPL & Laser and Microdermabrasion, Microneedling, Comprehensive Care, & Practice Development. Educational methods used for these courses are lecture and participation.

During the live patient training course section, continuing education credit hours are awarded solely for the live evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment planning of patients. The actual treatment injections are separate practice sessions for which there are no continuing education credits awarded.

The American Academy of Facial Esthetics is designated as an Approved PACE Program Provider by the Academy of General Dentistry. The formal continuing dental education programs of this program provider are accepted by the AGD for Fellowship, Mastership and membership maintenance credit. Approval does not imply acceptance by a state or provincial board of dentistry or AGD endorsement. The current term of approval extends from 4/1/2016 to 3/31/2019.  Provider ID# 321332

Please read our Course & Cancellation Policy carefully


The American Academy of Facial Esthetics is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider. ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of 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. The American Academy of Facial Esthetics designates this activity for 8 continuing education credits.


By entering the AAFE course, you understand that you may be photographed, filmed, or videotaped and you hereby give the American Academy of Facial Esthetics LLC the unqualified right to take pictures and/or recordings of you and grant the perpetual right to use your likeness, image, photo (collectively, “image”), without compensation, for broadcast or exhibition in any medium and to put the finished pictures/recordings to any legitimate use without limitation or reservation.  You hereby waive, release and forever discharge the American Academy of Facial Esthetics LLC from and against any and all claims or actions arising out of or resulting from any use of your image. The American Academy of Facial Esthetics LLC shall not be obligated to use, and may elect not to use, your image.

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Reviews for the Technology Based Esthetics Course

55 out of 5 stars (based on 74 reviews)
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Awesome information

August 6, 2018

I had a great experience, I feel like I got a whole new level of information to add to the level I course I took. I feel like I have more good tools to take back to my office.



November 10, 2016

The course was excellent, I have been treating TMB patients for over 25 years, and this is a good compliment to what I offer my patients.

Dr. Jean-Guy Violette

Refreshing course

October 10, 2016

Course was excellent and I achieved my overall goals. Very valuable, excellent instruction. Refreshing to be able to ask questions and get answers. I would highly recommend the course. So happy to have invested in this class! Thanks!

Dr. Kristy Roberts Rowe, DDS

You have to take this course

October 6, 2016

The course on Botox and dermal fillers was fantastic! It was a great learning experience; it was more hands-on than any other course I have ever attended, which made it an even better learning experience. I would highly recommend this course as one of the top Botox and dermal filler courses out there! This is a top course that you have to take!

Dr. Bruce Casiss

Exceeded expectations

October 1, 2016

Everyone did a great job. Exceeded my expectations. Support staff was fantastic! Jim and Louis are great instructors and I will take more courses offered by them.

Mark McCullough, DDS

Lots of information for the GP

April 20, 2016

Fascinating hands on course with lots of information for the GP. My crew found the course a refreshing change and we hope to incorporate the ideas into our practice. The instructors were very passionate about the subject matter and genuinely helpful and interested for the hands-on component.

Adam Tan, DMD, FAGD

brilliant and useful

September 13, 2015

I bought your DVD on Botox and Dermal Fillers for Total Facial Esthetics – it was brilliant and very useful – -this area of my practice is fun and really taking off

Dr. Andrew Thompson

Excited to implement in my practice

September 1, 2015

I just took the level II course and I came out with wonderful pearls that I am so excited to implement into my practice. I highly highly recommend it.

Dr. Kim Okamura

Look forward to more courses

August 25, 2015

My instructor was a fantastic mentor, and lecturer. I had a wonderful time at both courses and look forward to further and more extensive treatment courses.

Dr. Ariel Cohen, DDS

I learned so much

August 25, 2015

The instructor was great and constantly kept us engaged. He was clear and thorough. I really enjoyed myself and learned a tremendous amount!

Tsivia Boim, NP

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