soft tissue fillers

master course

expert filler techniques & complications cadaver course

about this master course

The most important way to prevent live changing complications, like blindness after filler injections, is prevention. Knowledge and deep understanding of the 3-dimensional anatomy is key in preventing complications. Real hands-on cadaver dissections and treatments can give the clinician the anatomical insights that cannot be attained by reading books or studying images or videos.

This 3-day Master Course is intended for experienced physicians who are working with soft tissue fillers. Primarily focussing on improving their technical skills with calcium hydroxylapatite (Radiesse, or similar) and hyaluronic acid (Belotero Range and others). The anatomy-based part of the course targets prevention and management of soft tissue filler complications. The hands-on training will take place on 13, 14 & 15 April 2023 in Utrecht, The Netherlands.

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expert filler techniques & cadaver course

The rheological properties of biostimulators and hyaluronic acid products are highlighted and depending on clinical needs in specific facial areas, a specific product is chosen. The theoretical background of working with calcium hydroxylapatite (Radiesse, or similar) and hyaluronic acid (Belotero Range and others) is offered through online learning materials.

Understanding the correct safest treatment techniques will result in lower risk of complications. With both silicone heads as well as cadaver specimens, we dive deep into management of vascular filler complications. Really knowing the anatomy not only serves as the most valuable element of prevention of complications, but will be of the highest value in treatment of complications, should they occur. During this master course, we highlight both prevention and treatment of complications. Specific attention is reserved for ultrasound guided injections.

  • access to an extensive online learning package
  • a unique opportunity to learn from the best experts in the field
  • 3 full days of hands–on training including evening program
theoretical training

theoretical training

The theoretical training part consists of detailed instruction videos that cover the assessment of the facial ageing process and essential injection techniques. Participants who would like to test their knowledge are invited to take an optional online exam. Included are 5 hours of discourses presented by Jani van Loghem and Philippe Snozzi, covering the following topics:


history and science of radiesse

Calcium Hydroxylapatite (CaHa)'s essential knowledge. Learn about the development, properties and method of action of the Radiesse product.


clinical use of biostimulators for facial indications on all risk levels

Learn how to employ the power of Radiesse (and other biostimulators). This discourse covers essential techniques in areas including the cheeks, jawline and chin as well as advanced techniques in areas including the temples, forehead and medial cheek.


clinical use of biostimulators for non-facial indications

Expand your treatment horizon. This discourse covers advanced techniques in areas beyond the face, such as arms, hands and buttocks.


rheological properties of hyaluronic acids and clinical significance

Expand your knowledge on the rheological properties of hyaluronic acid (Belotero and others) and how to use its effects to your advantage.


combination strategies for biostimulators and hyaluronic acid with cannulae and needles

Discover several strategies to combine both technologies to intensify their properties and boost results.


prevention and management of vascular complications

Safety is a cornerstone of any cosmetic injection ability. Learn what’s needed to avoid and minimise complications.


HA, CCHA and PLLA complication management

A deep dive into the complexity of specific complication management for hyaluronic acid (HA), CCHA and PLLA treatments.

The published textbook “Calcium Hydroxylapatite Expert Soft Tissue Filler Techniques” by CRC Press is highly recommended as reference. Our textbook “Soft Tissue Fillers Complication Prevention and Management” serves as a secondary theoretical basis of this Master Course. Both will be part of your learning materials.

hands-on training

personalised hands-on training

During the practical, hands-on training, delegates will be allowed to share the indications that they would like to inject (depending on our patient’s needs). The indications are ordered according to risk level, from basic, very low risk indications to highly advanced indications. All injections will be demonstrated and guided by our experienced faculty.

day 1

13 apr.



Sign in and welcome to Utrecht by Jani van Loghem followed by aan Q&A based on theory.


hands-on training

Acute vascular complications practical skills training on mannequins


hands-on training

Retrobulbar injection practical skills training on cadavers


hands-on training

Complication prevention practical skills training on fresh frozen cadaver specimens in various facial areas with high and very high risk levels

day 2

14 apr.



Questions based on theory and previous day


hands-on training

Facial indications patient 1


hands-on training

Facial indications patients 2 and 3


evening program

Dinner and drinks with all faculty and participating delegates.

day 3

15 apr.



Questions based on theory and previous day


hands-on training

Facial indications patient 4


hands-on training

Facial indications patients 5 and 6


award ceremony

Certificate award ceremony with celebratory drinks

During the live patient treatments, each participant will inject at least three indications per day. For the anatomy part we will simulate several acute situations after filler embolisation with both hyaluronic acid and calcium hydroxylapatite. These will be practised in small break out groups, each delegate will be leading at least one case of acute ischemia. Our faculty will be scoring the technical skills using OSATS (Objective Structured Assessment of Technical Skills) forms, as is practised during medical specialisation training.

course level: advanced

This course is intended for physicians with significant experience in aesthetic injectable procedures. If licensed in your country to independently perform these procedures, in some cases (prescribing) nurses or dentists could also apply. Please note: in The Netherlands, nurses and dentists are not allowed to perform these procedures and will not be permitted to enter the course.

course materials

learning materials

This Master Course includes an ebook, multiple video discourses and a selection of instruction videos. These videos will become available to you after purchase in your account. They serve as the theoretical part of this training.



Jani van Loghem

Aesthetic Physician, MD PhD

Obtained his PhD in aesthetic medicine, focussing on the prevention and management of adverse effects during facial filler injections. Global thought leader in aesthetic medicine and founder of UMA Institute. Experienced presenter and instructor, well known for his contributions to the improvement of patient safety.

Philippe Snozzi

Aesthetic Physician, MD

Aesthetic physician, MD based in Zurich, Switzerland and the primary author of the award-winning publication on HA complication management in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Global Open journal that he published together with Jani. As a lecturer for both Allergan and Merz with a background in internal medicine, he focuses on science and clinical relevance with the patient’s safety as his main priority.

Job Thuis

Aesthetic Physician KNMG, MD

The first aesthetic physician in the world to complete the official medical specialisation in Aesthetic Medicine. Job is chef de Clinique of UMA Clinic and has contributed to various research projects and publications. As a global key-opinion leader in aesthetic medicine, Job is known for his charisma and has been lecturing in many countries around the world.

Karl Jacobs

Anatomist, PT, MSc.

Accredited anatomist and known lecturer in many fields of anatomy and has high interest in facial anatomy. He is responsible for the dissection and anatomy program at the Amsterdam University Medical Centre. Graduated with his MSc Functional and Clinical Anatomy from the University of Birmingham (United Kingdom).

Tom Decates

Aesthetic Physician, MD, PhD

Recently defended his PhD dissertation at Erasmus University in Rotterdam in the field of complications in aesthetic medicine. Tom is one of the main physicians working in the filler complications management group in the Erasmus Outpatient Department of dermatology and has extensive experience in the use of ultrasound in filler complication management. Tom has contributed to the UMA textbook on Filler Complication Prevention and Management and is the main author of various other publications.

Awat Hassan

Aesthetic Physician, MD

Studied medicine in Maastricht, specialising in emergency medicine and plastic surgery, and became interested in botulinum toxin and fillers after finding an affinity in the realm of beauty and aesthetics. Awat previously was a director of one of the largest private clinics in the Netherlands. She's a great professional and due to her calm and patient demeanour she's a joy to work with.

Aarent Brand

Aesthetic Physician KNMG, MD

Dutch certified Aesthetic Physician, practitioner at UMA Clinic and faculty at UMA Academy. Trained as a doctor at Maastricht University and finishing a PhD in vascular surgery at Utrecht University. Leading researcher at UMA Research. Precise clinician and aesthetic trainer, with a special interest in the restoration of symmetry after facial paralysis.

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Expand your knowledge and discover our complete curriculum on soft tissue fillers. Including several research articles and publications.