Unqualified injectors leading risk for UAE patients seeking aesthetic treatments


A4M Dubai is the first accredited academic entity in the region dedicated to the continuous professional development of medical doctors and healthcare practitioners in the field of anti-aging medicine including cosmetic dermatology, cosmetic surgery, preventive, integrative, metabolic and functional medicine.

With the aim to set international clinical standards in medical aesthetics (particularly injectables), A4M Dubai announces the launch of ‘Certification in Advanced Injectables’, the first and only course in the region for aesthetic physicians that offers a comprehensive review of the science, anatomy, pharmacology and techniques for achieving facial symmetry when working with injectables.

The 56 hour program will include 4 days of practical training, demonstrations and practice with live patients in a clinical environment as well as 24-hours of online theory. It will allow physicians to learn standardized injection techniques, review latest medical evidence and respect safety protocols while administering injectables for facial rejuvenation and enhancement. The latest certification comes in addition to the long standing Fellowship Program which was established in 2007 and remains one of the highest credentials in aesthetic medicine available today.

Dr Maria Khattar, MD, PhD, MSc Dermatology and Clinical Director of the Institute of Medical Aesthetics (IMA) adds, “The certification was created to meet the needs of physicians wanting to specialize in aesthetic medicine and more specifically injections. Despite the popularity of aesthetic medicine across different age segment this sub-specialty remains neglected in the university curriculums at medical school.”

“This new course represents the latest credential, which dedicated highly educated physicians must add to their academic profile if they are running an aesthetic medical practice. Newly certified physicians will undoubtedly come out of the training equipped with a comprehensive understanding of the latest protocols in injectables and the precautions to consider. It will allow them to address the patients’ expectations more effectively and minimize risks or possible complications.”

Dr Malcolm Paul, named among Top 10 US Plastic Surgeons, will be joining as teaching faculty of A4M Dubai. This latest appointment comes in addition to the multiple leadership positions he has held in universities and plastic surgery organizations in the United States as well as internationally.

Course details
Course name : Certification in Advanced Injectables
Date : 14 to 17 May, 2016 (4 days)
Location : Institute of Medical Aesthetics (IMA) – Healthcare City, Dubai

The certification consists of 3 modules (2 live practical training and 1 online module) and will cover the use of:
Soft tissue dermal fillers for face and hands with Hyaluronic Acid and bio-stimulant compounds
Botulinum toxin (BTX) Type A for face and Hyperhidrosis
Platelet Rich Plasma Injections for facial rejuvenation
PDO Threads (Polydioxanone ) for skin lifting

Injection lipolysis & Carboxytherapy for slimming down excess fat.


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