Dermal Fillers

Course Overview

Course Title: Dermal Filler Injection Techniques and Safety for Pharmacists

Target Audience: Licensed Pharmacists

Duration: a 2-day intensive course

Objective: Equip pharmacists with the necessary theoretical and practical skills for safe and effective Dermal Filler injections.

Dermal Fillers Course Outline:

Introduction to Dermal Fillers (2 hours)

    • Background and History of Dermal Fillers
    • Dermal Fillers as a therapeutic and aesthetic tool
    • Regulatory aspects of Dermal Filler

Dermal Filler Materials and Mechanism of Action (2 hours)

    • Overview of Dermal Filler materials (Hyaluronic Acid, Calcium Hydroxylapatite, etc.)
    • Mechanism of action
    • Therapeutic uses and aesthetic uses

Anatomy and Physiology (3 hours)

    • Detailed understanding of facial and neck anatomy
    • Importance of recognizing vascular and nerve structures

Patient Consultation and Evaluation (2 hours)

    • Identifying suitable candidates for Dermal Filler treatments
    • Assessing patients’ goals and managing expectations
    • Informed consent and documentation

Preparation and Storage of Dermal Fillers (1 hour)

    • Guidelines for Dermal Filler preparation and storage
    • Importance of sterility and handling precautions

Injection Techniques (3 hours)

    • Overview of injection techniques
    • Selecting the appropriate needle or cannula size and type
    • Determining the appropriate Dermal Filler volume

Hands-on Practice (4 hours)

    • Marking the treatment area
    • Filler loading and injection techniques
    • Practice on medical mannequins

Management of Side Effects and Complications (2 hours)

    • Common side effects and how to manage them
    • Identifying and managing complications and adverse reactions
    • Understanding vascular complications and occlusions

Post-treatment Care and Follow-up (2 hours)

    • Guidelines for post-treatment care
    • Scheduling follow-up and managing long-term treatment plans

Legal and Ethical Considerations (2 hours)

    • Understanding legal requirements and potential liabilities
    • Ethical considerations in aesthetics treatments
    • Privacy and patient rights


  • Written Exam: Multiple-choice questions based on the course content (1 hour)
  • Practical Exam: Supervised Dermal Filler injection procedure on a medical mannequin (30 minutes)

Prerequisites: Participants need to be licensed pharmacists and must present proof of valid licensure. Prior to the course, it is recommended that they review basic anatomy and physiology.

As with the previous outlines, this course should be reviewed for compliance with local regulations and requirements for the Dermal Filler administration.