Presentation

Dear colleagues,
The course held by the Euro-Mediterranean Research Centre for Injectable Safety (R.C.I.S) in collaboration with the University of Malta and Meducational Ltd. Intends to provide an anatomical approach to treating facial flaws with injectable products (fillers and Botox) and reabsorbable suspension threads. Over the course of its various editions, the course has naturally evolved, changing progressively and taking more and more design and approach consistency. This has spawned an approach to ageing treatment that leverages non-surgical methods, called Face Compass™. This definition is meant to indicate that knowing facial anatomy and the anatomical ageing processes is a fundamental element to base facial flaw treatment upon. Starting from the anatomical analysis, it will be possible to select the treatments, methods and techniques most “logically” appropriate for flaw correction. If logics intends to clarify what thought processes are valid and what aren’t, thus, Anatomologic© intends to clarify what procedures are valid and what do not make sense from an anatomical standpoint. This is the best way to avoid initial evaluation problems, and the treatments will produce an optimal corrective effect; needless to say, the patients will not fail to be happy with the results. The chance to view the anatomical structures involved in the treatments will allow to better understand the effects the treatments may produce and how to optimise our techniques. A particular focus will be devoted to safety, for the purpose of guaranteeing our patients treatments that are not only effective, but also safe. As already mentioned, besides botulinum toxin and filler injection techniques, the course will show how reabsorbable suspension threads (which ensure an outstanding lifting effect without requiring any incisions or suture with an in-patient procedure) and bio-stimulating threads in combination with other integrated skin bio-stimulation techniques. The course curriculum includes:
Cadaver dissection sessions performed live by the professor.
• Theoretical sessions analysing materials, techniques, procedures, indications, complications and the results of injection and suspension thread practices.
• Interactive sessions open to the participants to delve specifically into technical and anatomical issues.
• Live treatment sessions to show specific injection and intervention techniques.

CADAVER LAB

This will allow a small number of participants and their tutors to attend to a live dissection session that will allow them to further understand the anatomy of ageing. This session will be confirmed based on the applications and the availability of the anatomical specimens. The number of course participants is restricted in order to favour the interaction between the teachers and the students, in a way to compare individual experiences and delve deeper into the anatomical and technical issues. Last, but not least, the social programme will give you a chance to visit Malta and enjoy its natural and historic attractions, not to mention the bustling nightlife that unfolds in local clubs and casinos.

Dr. S.P. Fundarò
Director of the course


Programme

Dissection
Facial ageing anatomy; fat compartment analysis and explanation of their role in face ageing by cadaver dissection. Nerve, vessel and hazardous area analysis and exposure in order to improve procedural safety.
Practical exercise for participants
Definition of wrinkle and groove types and of anatomical face areas (in order to use the same “language” throughout the course)
Presentation
Injectable therapeutic strategies in the upper, mid and lower third of the face. Chemodenervation and volume increase for a global face lifting effect.

BOTULINUM TOXIN:
Dissection
Anatomy of mimic facial muscles on a cadaver model dissection. The principle of facial muscle motor zones and its application in the use of the botulinum toxin. Demonstration of inoculation techniques on a cadaver model.
Practical exercise for participants
Anatomical design of facial mimic muscles and inoculation points. Anatomical design assessment.
Presentation
• How I do it: Botulinum toxin inoculation and dilution techniques.
• Live injections
• How to optimise results with botulinum toxin.

FILLER:
Dissection
The difficult areas: temples, forehead, eyebrows, tear groove, infra-orbital, malar, cheekbone, cheek, chin, pre-jowl, and mandible edge areas.
Demonstration of inoculation techniques on a cadaver model. Explanation of superficial and deep anatomical planes with needle and cannula methods.
Practical exercise for participants
Anatomical design of the main aesthetic units and the hazardous areas of the face.
Anatomical design assessment.
Presentation
• How I do it: hyaluronic-based filler injection techniques (dermafillers, fillers and volume enhancement).
• How I do it: calcium hydroxyapatite-based filler injection techniques (live injections).
• Needle and cannula hyaluronic acid and calcium hydroxyapatite-based filler inoculation.

REABSORBABLE SUTURE SUSPENSION THREADING:
Dissection
Cheekbone-malar, eyebrow, cheek, mandible profile and neck ageing analysis. How to lift ptotic soft tissues with reabsorbable suspension threads.
Presentation
How to use reabsorbable suspension threads. Combination with fillers and botulinum toxin.
Materials, techniques and procedures, indications, complications and results.


Time Table

DAY 1
8:30 Departure from the Hotel (organising venue) with programmed shuttle bus

9:00 Start of the course at the University of Malta

10:30 Coffee Break

13:00 Lunch

14:30 Restart of the works

16:30 Coffee Break

19:00 End of the works

return to the Hotel with the programmed shuttle bus

21:00 Social dinner

DAY 2 (morning)
9:00 Course at the Hotel

10:30 Coffee Break

13:00 End of the works

DAY 2 (afternoon) - UPGRADE: cadaver dissection
14:00 Departure from the Hotel (organising venue) with programmed shuttle bus
14:30 Course in the Autopsy room at the University of Malta (every workspace will be limited to 4-5 participants)

18:30 End of the works and Lunch

return to the Hotel with the programmed shuttle bus