AFA is an injection course tailored to the educational need of learners focusing on in-depth facial anatomy with clinical & practical relevance and safety.

WHEN: 13-14 May 2022
WHERE: Leiden & Amsterdam, The Netherlands





  • Internationally renowned clinical experts and anatomists will illustrate and teach the pertinent clinical facial anatomy with emphasis on safe and reproducible techniques for the use of injectable fillers and toxins.
  • Delegates will be taken through a holistic and extensive insight into the essential anatomy of the human face for safe practice in aesthetic medicine.
  • Delegates will get a comprehensive understanding of various anatomical layers and structures within fresh frozen cadaver facial tissue and how facial injections influence volume loss and aging.
  • Delegates will get an insight into reading the surface anatomy and real-time application of facial injectables with an emphasis on patient safety and avoidance of structures in critical danger zones of the upper, middle and lower face.
  • Delegates will closely work with the experts in employing (advanced) injectable techniques in patients with interactive discussion on the choice and combination of dermal fillers and toxins for each region.



Course content based on the AFA's book syllabus
20% OFF
on the AFA book for attendees

This “Aesthetic Facial Anatomy” Course is structured and organized based on the SAFE® Concept
(Scientific Anatomical Filler Education/Experience)

The SAFE® concept is used to inform and educate our peers to improve safety and efficacy in cosmetic medicine and Aesthetic surgery.



The course content elucidates the science behind the materials/products used in daily practice, evidence-based information for efficacy, longevity and safety of fillers including bacteriology, antiseptics and biofilm.


The anatomical layers are shown in a clear manner including marking and surface anatomy. These include the most clinically relevant SIX regions (forehead, temple, tear trough, cheek, lips & perioral, jawline & neck). The location of danger zones, nerves, arteries and important mimetic muscles and their possible variations are delineated. The synergy between volumisation, use of toxins and fillers will be emphasised.


Updates on science of dermal fillers and other related techniques will be summarized in a clinically relevant manner ranging from the choice of filler for each area, how to differentiate between different HAs, combination with PRP, EBD (lasers), etc. Moreover, specific acute and late complications and treatment until dealing with previous “filled” zones will be also covered.


The course covers basic, intermediate and advanced injection techniques on different areas and is tailored for the interests and needs of the delegates. A pre-course questionnaire will be sent to evaluate these requirements. Other aspects of treatment will be covered such as pain control and patient comfort and dealing with anxiety and difficult patients.




  • Small group teaching and learning allowing in-depth discussion
  • Closely and side-by-side trained by internationally-renowned dermatologists and plastic surgeons
  • Best preserved anatomy specimen
  • The only course where each learner’s expectation is taken into account
  • Maximum exposure to live demonstrations on over 20 patients of different characteristics
  • Possible injection under supervision

The course is suitable for aesthetic practitioners at all levels, generalist or specialist, who want to excel in non-surgical facial aesthetics.

Pre-course evaluation will allow the faculty and organizer to understand the learners’ need and expectation to adjust and finetune the course content to suit each participant at maximum.




  • Small learning group, 4-5 delegates per 1-2 instructors
  • Specimens nicely dissected on half face leaving the other half for injection and later dissection
  • Thorough learning of the facial anatomical zones (central forehead, temples, tear through, nose, cheeks, perioral region, jawline and neck & décolleté)


  • Concise & clinically relevant practical lectures
  • Live demonstrations with detailed explanation
  • Injections under supervision


This course is organized in collaboration with the Department of Anatomy, Embryology & Physiology, AMC (Amsterdam) Russian State Research Medical University (RSRMU) Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Cosmetology and Cellular Technologies of Pirogov. Prof. Dr. Natalia MANTUROVA, Plastic Surgeon (Russia).

The CFA course is officially approved and endorsed by:

The Netherlands Society of Plastic Surgery
The Netherlands Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
The British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons