VITALITY AGELESS CENTER TRAINING
VITALITY’S Aesthetic Medical Educators specialize in training medical professionals in advanced aesthetics. We train RN’S, NP’s, MD’s, PA’s, medical aestheticians, and aestheticians that would like to further their education in medical aesthetics. Our classes are designed to offer didactics in the morning and hands on training in the afternoon. Our educational staff has 40+ years of expertise in aesthetic practices including most current and advanced technology and techniques in aesthetics.
NEURO TOXIN INJECTABLE TRAINING $1800 (RN’S, NP’S, PA’s, MD’S)
Nobody learns how to treat patients with Neurotoxins and Dermal Fillers in their basic medical or nursing education. These cosmetic injection procedures do not belong to any one specialty or group of providers.
14-hour neurotoxin class includes didactics, theory, anatomy, and extensive hands-on training. The class will allow participants to learn how to treat upper and lower face wrinkles with Botox, Dysport, and Xeomin safely and effectively. become competent in the injections of neurotoxins. The course equips participants with experience for the injection of botulinum toxins “on” and “off” label. Didactics, theory, anatomy, and extensive hands-on training is provided during the 2 day session, allowing participants to begin performing neuro toxin procedures immediately upon taking the class.
Covering the ABC’s of Neurotoxins-10 Neurotoxin Techniques and Tips
As you know, with any new procedure, the more often you perform it the more comfortable you will become. This is why we recommend treating your friends and family before officially adding neurotoxins (botox, dysport, xeomin) injections to your practice’s roster, so that you can learn to see even the very subtle differences between your patients’ facial structures.
Our class agenda will cover training techniques and tips to help you while you are gaining experience.
- Understanding Facial Anatomy
It is vital that before you treat your first patient you are absolutely sure that you understand facial anatomy. You need to make sure that you know, not just the proper names of each muscle, but it’s location and function. You also need to know where veins are placed. Some healthcare providers find it helpful to keep a facial injection chart on hand (see attachment). In addition to making it easier to quickly review, they are helpful tools in explaining the details of a neurotoxin injections to your patients.
- Remember Your Neurotoxin Training
There is a reason “go back to the basics” is repeated so often: it works. If you start to feel overwhelmed treating patients, think back to the training you received. Mentally walk yourself through the different neurotoxin techniques you learned while you were getting your training.
PRO TIP: Do this as part of the conversation you have with your patient about the procedure before you perform it. Talk them through every step of the process both before and as you are administering it. The repetition will be helpful and it will put your patients at ease.
- Triple Check Your Neurotoxin Labels
Many companies manufacture neurotoxins, but there are a few manufacturers of the botulinum toxin. Each manufacturer has a minimum saline:botulism ratio that you will need to follow. The reason we bring up this seemingly common sense tip is because it is entirely possible that your practice will include stock from multiple manufacturers. Always triple check which product you are using before you begin the prep process:
Check during the drug’s preparation.
Check when you remove it from storage.
Check again just before administering the injections.
- Mind Your Details
Double check even tiny details. Here are a couple of tips from our neurotoxin training program:
Make sure the alcohol you used to sterilize the cap has completely evaporated before you begin preparing your neurotoxin injection serum. Otherwise, some of the alcohol may find its way into your vial.
Have everything you need ready before the patient arrives, including needles, gauze, and a marking pen if you use one. Placing everything on a small mayo tray is helpful.
Always take photos! Patients often don’t pay attention to what they looked like before they came in and may have forgotten about that small depression they had since birth!
- Neurotoxin Needle Choice Is Important
The needle you choose for the procedure will play a large role in managing patient pain during a neurotoxin injection. We recommend using a short, single use needle, like an insulin needle that is 31, 32-gauge when you can. These are available through any medical supplier, like McKesson or a compounding pharmacy.
- Dosage Matters
Neurotoxins are not a “one size fits all” treatment. Every patient is different and it is important to measure the correct dose not just for the correct procedure but for the individual patient. In addition, gender makes a difference, males have larger muscles than females, thus require a higher dose. For example, for a cosmetic procedure like the treatment of Glabellar lines, you may administer anywhere between 10-40 total units depending on the person’s muscles.
- Neurotoxin Technique Tip: Watch the Eyes
When you are administering neurotoxin treatments for glabellar and canthal lines (two of the most popular procedures) you need to make sure that your bevel tip is pointed up and aimed away from your patient’s eye(s). With glabellar injections, make sure that your injections are all, at minimum, 1 cm above the orbital rim. Listen to faculty member, our staff will discuss the landmarks to keep in mind when injecting a botulinum toxin, like Botox, disport, or Xeomin
- Patients Only Remember the Pain
Injections are almost always going to be at least a tiny bit painful for your patients, even when you use small needles. To improve your patient’s comfort, you can numb the area with blt for the injection areas before you administer the procedure but remember this will take at least an additional 30 minutes and is usually not necessary. The simplest way to do this and because the injections are shallow, is with ice. Numb the area a minute or so before administering the injection to ensure optimum patient comfort.
- Only Hit Home Runs
Unfortunately not everybody is a good candidate for neurotoxin treatments. Some people are more prone to serious side effects than others and for some the treatment simply won’t be effective. Your patient’s history, their current medical status, etc. are all important considerations you need to take into account before agreeing to treat a patient. Be thorough during your interviews and exams!
- Project Positivity
Remember, while there are medical reasons to use neurotoxins, most of the patients who are interested in cosmetic injectables are insecure about some aspect of their appearance. It is important to be an empathetic listener and to pay very close attention to your patient’s emotional responses to your advice. If you are too “gung-ho,” your patient might worry that you agree with their insecurities. If you are too clinical, they are less likely to feel safe placing themselves in your hands.
You learned a lot about bedside manner when you were in medical school. Now is a good time to go back to step one and review what you’ve learned. This is what your patients will remember more than anything else. It is what they will communicate to people when they review your practice or decide to recommend you to their friends and family members.
Remember! It’s natural to feel a little bit out of your depth as you begin to administer these procedures to actual patients. Use these tips as a guide as you gain experience and grow your practice.
DERMAL FILLER TRAINING $1800 (RN’S, NP’S, PA’s, MD’S)
Dermal fillers are the second most requested non-surgical cosmetic procedure performed in the United States with over 4 million injections annually. Physicians and medical professionals are excited about attending a Dermal Filler Training workshop to learn these lucrative procedures for their practices.Soft tissue augmentation procedures have increased over 7% per year for each of the last five years and patient satisfaction associated with these procedures is over 90% since the results are immediate and long lasting. The same patient population that receives Botox® injections tends to be the same candidates for these dermal filler injections.The average professional fee for administration of a single syringe of fillers is $350 to $400 which makes dermal fillers a simple, safe, and rewarding aesthetic procedure to integrate within your practice. Dermal filler injections are safe and easy to p
The didactic portion of the program will go over all protocols, possible contraindications, complications, injection techniques, and procedural skills needed to perform these injections. Our expert staff of physicians and other specialists will supervise your injections to ensure you have learned the technique correctly and are completely satisfied with the program.
Discussion of Hyaluronic Acid – HA (i.e. Restylane®, Juvederm Ultra®, Belotero Balance® and others)
Calcium Hydroxylapatite – CaHa (Radiesse®)
Poly-L-Lactic Acid – PLLA (Sculptra®)
FDA Approved Naso-Labial Fold area
Lip Augmentation (plump and outline)
Marionette Lines / Extended Laugh Lines
Tear Trough (eye hollow)
Regenerative Medicine using Stem Cell Therapy and PRP for Joints and Aesthetics $2999 (NP’s, PA’s MD’s)
Regenerative medicine is a way of helping to promote healing of damaged tissue by enabling the body to regenerate new tissue to replace what has been damaged or lost. It is distinctly different in that it promotes actual healing rather than simply treating the symptoms of injury or disease through medication and medical devices.
Though regenerative medicine is not a new concept, it has not enjoyed widespread adoption in the U.S. over the past few decades. Things are changing, though. Every day, more doctors and medical clinics are coming to realize that regenerative medicine is not only helpful for all sorts of diseases, congenital issues ad trauma, but it also promises to be an important part of the future of medicine globally. VAC is on the cutting edge of regenerative medicine today, providing clinicians the training opportunities that will allow them to begin offering new services in their offices. Our current course offerings include both orthopedics and aesthetics practices.
Our orthopedic training course is led by Dr. Mark Grimsley who has been using regenerative procedures techniques and products since 1985. He has extensive knowledge of regenerative medicine used and applied to injuries, disease, sexual dysfunction etc. This is a hands-on course complete with live demonstrations involving real patients.
*Training also includes strategies for effectively marketing your services to patients.
Training in aesthetic procedures involves learning how to make use of platelet rich plasma therapy and dermal fillers to treat a broad range of conditions including acne, acne scars, age-related wrinkles, and other cosmetic issues. Like our orthopedic training, aesthetic training also includes effective marketing strategies to grow your practice.
14 hour course including didactics and hands on training.
Liposuction Training $4499 (MD’S)
14 hours of didactics and hands on training.
Tumescent liposuction totally by local anesthesia is about safety, finesse, gentleness, and optimal cosmetic results. Liposuction is a medium of artistic expression that displays itself in the practical application of scientific research and surgical technique. Tumescent liposuction is an ideal in office surgical procedure.
Class will cover: The Tumescent Technique of Liposuction
Proper picture positions
Dosage of Tumescent Lidocaine
Two Standards of Care for Liposuction
Subcutaneous Fat: Anatomy and Histology
Problems in Reporting Liposuction Deaths
PATHOPHYSIOLOGY AND COMPLICATIONS
Microcannulas, Lasers, Aspiration
Surgical Technique: Microcannular Tumescent Liposuction
Drainage and Compression
Lidocaine Toxicity and Drug Interactions
Fat Transfer Training $4499 (MD’S)
14 hours of didactics and hands on training
Cosmetic Physicians, as a result of the growing popularity and demand of fat transfer procedures, are feeling the pressures to add Autologous Fat Grafting to their procedural armamentarium.
In this workshop, students will have the opportunity to learn about important factors, indications, techniques and complications/management surrounding both Large Volume Fat Grafting and Small Volume Fat Grafting. Course will provide Live Patient Cases in a functional setting.
Course Syllabus-Syllabus provides a great tool for referencing the didactic portions of workshops at later dates
Teaching Mentor-All faculty makes themselves available to their students even after completion of the course. Some of the strongest professional relationships have been forged in this fashion
Learn How To Get Started In New Procedures
From marketing to room layout, equipment purchasing to documentation, most courses cover the essentials needed to offer a new procedure in your practice.
Most courses are hands-on, given the opportunity for a firsthand experience on the procedure.
Limited Class Size
Class size limitations ensure you more than just attending, they ensure your participation through involvement. (limited to 2-3 MD’s and 1 staff depending on prior experience)
Sclerotherapy Training $1800 RN’S, NP’S, PA’s, MD’S)
This all-inclusive 14 hour program provides attendees with all the skills required to do Sclerotherapy. Included in the morning session is a didactics portion, theory, anatomy, and safety standards with injections and dosing. Participants will learn the different injection techniques for Sclerotherapy and in the afternoon will perform hands on injections.
Anatomy and Physiology of Superficial Veins of the Legs
The Specialty of Phlebology
Superficial vs. Deep Veins
Venous Insufficiency Definitions
Causes of Venous Reflux
Distinguishing Cosmetic vs. Medical Venous Reflux
Identifying Treatable Spider and Reticular Veins
Planning Your Treatment Course
Taking a Patient History and Identifying Risk Factors
Performing the Treatment
Historical Sclerosant Agents
Why Saline is no longer the Standard of Care
Modern Sclerosant Agents
Detergent Agents (STS and POL)
Choosing the Right Agent for the Right Vein
Technique of Painless Spider Vein Injection
Technique of Painless Reticular Feeder Vein Injection
Staining, Matting, Ulceration
Review of Other Treatment Modalities
Use of Lasers in Spider Vein Treatment
Introduction to Large Vein Treatment
Practice Tips and Tricks
Customizable Office Forms for History, Consent, Treatment Record, Patient Instructions
Setting up your Practice
Treatment Packages and Pricing
Live Technique Demonstration and Hands-On Practice opportunity for qualified attendees
Marketing your practice for schlerotherapy
Laser Technician Course $1800 (AESTHETICIANS, RN’S, NP’S, PA’s, MD’S)
14 hour class that includes didactics, theory, anatomy, safety standards, and hands on training. Students will learn laser hair removal, intense pulse light treatments, tightening treatments, and resurfacing treatments with medical lasers.
Designed to give student education and working knowledge of skin anatomy and pathology as it relates to Medical Lasers. Additionally student will learn Medical Laser usage from physics of lasers to practical application. Certification in: Laser Hair Removal, IPL, Profractional Skin Resurfacing, Toenail Fungus Removal,and Laser Skin Tightening.
IV TRAINING $899 (LPN’S, RN’S, NP’S, PA’s, MD’S)
8 Hours of hands on training
The human body needs at least 30 vitamins, minerals and amino acids a day to keep it healthy. It is believed that all of these nutrients should come from our diet or from supplement tablets however less than half of the required vitamins can be obtained this way. Developed in the 1960’s, the use of IV is an effective method which delivers essential vitamins and minerals straight into the blood stream. IV Nutrition Therapy (IVNT) uses a variety of vitamin “cocktails” to give the body the nutrients it needs. The demand for this treatment is increasingly growing with celebrity influencers leading the way.
IVNT vitamin cocktails have been designed to help your patients with key areas such as the following:
Increasing energy levels
Improving athletic performance
Learn the different mechanisms of each nutrient including minerals, vitamins and amino acids.
Gain knowledge and understanding into the background of nutrition IV treatment, it’s benefits and it’s future
Understand the safety of IVNT and how to address potential adverse events.
Prepare and calculate the drip rates in conjunction with patient specification
An in depth guide on how to consult and consent patients
Marketing and business advice on how to implement the treatment into your practice
Hands-on experience during your training.
Follow-on support from our trainers.
THREADING $1800 (RN’S, NP’S, PA’s, MD’S)
Thread Lift vs Face Lift
Thread Lift in the literature
Consensus opinion on thread lift
Differences between Thread Lift and Face Lift
Skin and Fat
Musculature and Fascia
Blood Vessels at risk and How to Avoid
Major Nerves at risk and How to Avoid
Skin Layers and Age
Gravitational Changes vs Volume Loss
Shifts in the SMAS Structural Fat
What causes Jowls and Naso-Labial Folds?
History of Thread Lifting
Review of Historical Products
Review of Branded non-PDO Products
PDO Thread Lifting
Advantages of PDO suture material
Metabolism of PDO
Available FDA-approved PDO products
Smooth Sutures, Coiled Sutures, Barbed Sutures, Anchored Sutures
The Physics of Facial Lifting
Areas to Avoid
Identifying a Good Thread Lift Candidate
Performing the PDO Thread Lift
Review of Local Anesthesia, Lidocaine maximum dosing
Planning and Marking
Upper Face / Forehead, Mid-Face, Lower-Face, Jawline, Submental, Neck, Body Areas
Smooth Thread Volumization Strategies
Brow,Cheeks, Upper Lip, Folds and Wrinkles, Neck
Barbed Thread Lifting Strategies
Anchored in Temporal Fascia, Mid-Face, Lower Face, Submental Region, Forehead/Brow
Detailed Procedure Description and Video Review
Patient Instructions Post-Procedure
Launching Your New Service and Marketing
ADVANCED LASER TRAINING $1800 (NP’S, PA’s, AND MD’S)
VAC’s advanced cosmetic laser education is a vital step before performing advanced laser techniques. We provide hands-on multi-faceted instruction for individuals who want to stand apart from the pack. Individuals who only take part in the bare minimum certification aren’t receiving the necessary training to operate the full range of lasers that are utilized in cosmetic laser practices. In order to operate ablative lasers you must further your education in lasers. At VAC we provide the training and experience that students need in order to practice exceptional laser treatments in any medical office. Many laser technicians aren’t equipped with hands-on experience prior to their first client interactions. The curriculum at VAC is designed to change that.
Our primary course is made up of a 2-day intensive training procedure that immerses students in a real-world setting while they learn from skilled cosmetic laser industry veterans. We aren’t cutting corners with any of our instruction. VAC starts with the basics of safety and works all the way through cosmetic laser training procedures that are ablative.
Having all of the equipment in-house, coupled with the expert knowledge of VAC’s instructors, pushes students to apply and retain valuable information about cosmetic laser equipment and techniques. We firmly believe in giving students the opportunity to work in a realistic environment, so they can successfully provide cosmetic laser care to future patients.
This course covers laser technology that merges with growing trends in the cosmetic field today, such as:
ADVANCED MEDICAL AESTHETIC TRAINING $899 (AESTHETICIANS, MEDICAL AESTHETICIANS, LPN’S, RN’S, NP’S, PA’s, MD’S) $899
This 8 hour medical aesthetics training is designed for the aesthetician that wants to include microdermabrasion, dermaplanning, microneedling, chemical peels, cupping, product ingredients, safety standards, and into the array of services offered to their clients.
Didactics, theory, anatomy, skin type, and safety standards, along with hands on training is included in this course.
Permanent Make Up $1800 (COSMOTOLOGIST, MEDICAL AESTHETICIANS, LPN’S, RN’S, NP’S, PA’s, MD
When you begin your program in permanent makeup, also called tattooing, micropigmentation or dermapigmentation, you will be taught the fundamentals of permanent cosmetics. This includes permanent eyebrow, eye lash and lip liner procedures, color selection, beginners consultation and general application.
DID YOU KNOW: The difference between a cosmetic tattoo and a typical tattoo is that cosmetic tattoo needles use a puncture mechanism, where as typical tattoos are created when the needle vibrates.
Practitioners of permanent makeup are as diverse as the demand for their services. Although most are cosmetologists, tattoo artists have added this skill to their services, and even physicians and nurses have trained permanent makeup artists. Because of this wide variation in the background and goals of permanent makeup artists, your training options range from a two-day mini-course to a yearlong apprenticeship (recommended).
Cosmetic tattoo artists should expect a yearlong apprenticeship with fees paid to the trainer. As a result of growing demand and stricter regulation, permanent makeup training facilities usually offer an in-depth professional training for six months or more, which we recommend.
This course includes not only the art of applying permanent makeup, but also courses on the use and sterilization of equipment and health considerations. Other coursework can include working with pigments, pre and post care of permanent makeup applications, and anatomy of the skin. This program includes both theoretical and hands-on training from a qualified instructor.)
In this 14 hour class students will learn how to perform permanent make up techniques along with blading. Hands on training is a part of this course and participants should bring a model or be willing to be treated themselves. Models will have appointed times.
PRP Facials and Face Lift $1800 (LPN’s, RN’s, NP’s, PA’s, MD’s)
Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy and Aesthetic Treatments
Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy is quickly becoming recognized as a revolutionary treatment in the anti-aging and medical aesthetics community. Leveraging the natural, healing power of your blood, Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Therapy offers a natural, non-surgical alternative for Aesthetic and Cosmetic treatments. With over a decade of success using PRP in orthopedic applications, many Anti-Aging and Medical Aesthetic physicians have begun to unlock the potential of PRP Therapy used on the skin, breasts, buttocks and more.
Skin that is not as full, plump and elastic as it once was will begin to show the familiar signs of aging – lines, wrinkles, creases, and loose, sagging skin. Used in facial rejuvenation, Platelet Rich Plasma is injected in and around the problem areas allowing the growth factors contained in the blood platelets to stimulate regeneration in the cells and tissues of the dermis and promote the production of new collagen. The results of PRP Therapy leave patients with smoother, more elastic, plumper, tighter, brighter skin – which, of course, means a more youthful appearance.
Packed with growth and healing factors, platelets initiate the body’s natural repair process and attract the critical assistance of stem cells. While the science behind Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy is complicated, the concept is simple; enhancing the body’s ability to restore and heal itself by delivering concentrated levels of the healing blood platelets to the affected areas.
Some Common Uses of PRP Therapy for Medical Aesthetics Include:
Anti-Aging skin treatments
Facial wrinkles and blemishes
Hand wrinkles and weathering
This is a 14 hour class that involves didactics, theory, anatomy, safety standards and injectable techniques when using PRP topically or sub dermis. Hands on training is required. All participants will be required to practice on each other.
MEN AND WOMEN’S SEXUAL HEALTH $1800
14 hour class that involves didactics, theory, anatomy, safety standards, products and injectable techniques when using PRP, penial pumps, medications. Hands on training.
Sexual health is an integral part of your overall wellness as you age. Countless scientific studies have shown the many benefits of a healthy and active love-life including; living longer, obtaining greater success in business, a greater sense of well-being and of course a happier and longer-lasting relationship.
So that men and women can experience the many positive benefits of sexual fulfillment, we recommend using these innovative techniques:
This course specializes in men’s and women’s hormone health, andropause, menopause, bioidentical hormones, sexual health and function, and regenerative medicine techniques for ED, PE, Orgasims, Medications, Pumps.
CLASS AGENDA: will include discussion and hands on training in each of the following areas:
Hormones (importance for male and females)
Lowered testosterone affects every man individually, and what one man may consider a low libido another may view as satisfactory.
Testosterone has been proven to dramatically increase sex drive as well as improve performance.
Procedure designed to deliver lasting improvements in sexual performance to men, especially those who have lost function due to an enlarged prostate, prostate cancer, the after-effects of surgery, drug side effects and other conditions such as diabetes.
This latest innovation in male enhancement stimulates desire, enhances performance and increases size thanks to the healing properties of Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP). We teach you dosage, safety, techniques, and exact anatomy locations for injections.
The PRP Orgasim-shot, also called the “new sexual revolution for women”, uses Platelet Rich Plasma, which works to increase blood flow to the vaginal area. This results in smoother, healthier skin on the lips of the vagina, a tighter opening, increased natural lubrication, and improved libido. This shot is also used and is very effective for incontinence. We teach you dosage, safety, techniques, and exact anatomy locations for injections.
ED Treatment Options
For men who prefer ED Medications, we offer classroom training with a variety of combinations and delivery methods of erectile dysfunction medications. We provide a custom formula training for your male patient population and the knowledge how to determine what is best suited for the male patient.
Peyronie’s Disease Treatment
Peyronie’s disease is a condition that is becoming more and more apparent in men these days. This disease is caused by the development of fibrous scar tissue (or plaque) that forms inside the length of the penis.
Many men suffer from Peyronie’s disease, but they don’t have to just deal with it. We teach you how to allow the male patient to maintain a healthy and active sex life once again.
Private Training (practioners and or staff) $4999
2 day private trainings are available for you and your staff. We offer the ability for your package to be custom built for your specifications to incorporate a variety of cosmetic aesthetic procedures.
Upcoming Training Courses
We offer a wide variety of comprehensive medical aesthetics training for aestheticians, nurses, NP’s, and physicians. Certain restrictions apply for each course. A copy of your state license and insurance is required before registering for any class.