Complications Masterclass

Course Introduction

‘It’s not just the injecting that requires mastering and ongoing support- it’s the management of complications even more so- Dr Chadha, Director

This course is designed solely to empower novice and experienced practitioners to prevent avoidable complications and recognise and treat unavoidable ones, should they occur. Its aim is to tackle complications head on and to ensure you don’t  bury your head in the sand and adopt the ‘it’ll never happen to me’ moto!  

Devised by a faculty of surgeons, the course comprises an anatomy-orientated programme of online lectures and videos of some of our core instructors. Delegates are navigated through the recognition and diagnosis of complications in toxin and dermal filler and provided with protocols for their management including the use of Hyalase. A focus on anatomical danger zones is intended to provide the fundamental building blocks of knowledge to ensure safe practice and coverage of the medicolegal aspects of aesthetic complications offers valuable insight into the wider implications involved. 

This online course allows delegates to progress through the course at their own pace and in their own time. The use of our extensive real life case studies ensures that the course and its teachings will remain with you, extending in to your own practice. Delegates further benefit from a live Q+A session with our senior faculty. 

Who is the Complications Masterclass suitable for?

Any healthcare professional working in aesthetic medicine.

Learning objectives


  • Detailed understanding of the clinical anatomy of the face including danger zones

  • Complications avoidance techniques

  • Early recognition and diagnosis of toxin and filler related complications

  • Management of filler related complications including: 

    • Vascular occlusion and tissue ischaemia / necrosis

    • Acute visual loss 

    • Infection

    • Oedema

    • Erythema

    • Parasthesia, dysaesthesia, anaesthesia 

    • Skin discolouration (inc. Tyndall effect)

    • Non inflammatory lesions

    • Inflammatory lesions

    • Ecchymosis



  • Management of toxin related complications including:

    • Pain, oedema and erythema

    • Unintended toxin spread

    • Infection

    • Headache 

    • Eyelid ptosis

    • Brow ptosis

    • Spock brow 

    • Diplopia

    • Asymmetry 

    • Compensatory muscular hyperactivity

    • Festooning



  • The theoretical and practical aspects of Hyalase use including treatment protocols

  • Case based presentations with gold-standard treatment plans and anatomical analysis

  • Client management (communication, documentation, consent and follow-up)

  • Medicolegal considerations – how to protect your professional registration and practice

What happens after the course?

Ongoing learning with continued mentoring support through Acquisition Aesthetics:

  • Upon completion of the online modules you will be invited to attend a live Q+A session with a senior member of the faculty during which you can explore any outstanding issues or questions in further detail 

  • A certificate is issued upon receipt of your feedback 

  • Access to discount on further courses with exclusive graduate offers 

  • Regular updates regarding new guidance, protocols, aesthetic regulations through our exclusive graduate mentoring email list

  • Exclusive invitation to graduates’ group forum for ongoing support from our extensive and international alumni