The use of blunt microcannulas to inject dermal fillers has become increasingly popular. The use of a Microcannula involves inserting a soft, flexible blunt tipped cannula into specific anatomical regions of the face to administer dermal fillers with an aim of restoring volume, shape and contour as well as reducing facial lines. The evidence suggests that by using a Microcannula the risks of vascular occlusion and nerve damage are greatly reduced, whilst bruising and pain are also minimised.

With the increased usage of this injection technique, the need for formalised training is essential for both beginners in the use of Microcannula, and also for those whom are intermediate and advanced practitioners. Ongoing training is needed to improve and enhance techniques and to continue professional development in order to become a more specialised Aesthetic Practitioner.

The Derma Medical Microcannula Masterclass Course was developed in conjunction with Dr Zack Ally and his senior Trainer Dr Chike Emeagi who both have extensive practical experience in the use of all currently available cannulae.

Derma Medical offer its delegates this hands-on training course to prepare them to use microcannulas in a safe and effective manner for facial rejuvenation using dermal fillers, and as a result provide much safer and comfortable aesthetic facial treatments to their clients.

The Microcannula course will equip Aesthetics Practitioners with the knowledge and skills needed to use different sized cannulas, whilst teaching them how to create an entry point in the skin using different gauge needles to allow a smooth, atraumatic insertion of the cannula for each specific area.

Delegates will also gain more detailed knowledge regarding the relevant regional and topographical anatomy, physiology of ageing, side effects of techniques, complications and aftercare considerations.

The Course begins with a detailed presentation allowing time for questions and concerns. The session will explore cannula designs, indications and the recommended cannula sizes required for aesthetic treatments, in relation to differing anatomical areas, and the technical advantages.

Explanation of cannula vs needles-when to select which and advantages/ disadvantages of both. When to use cannulas for a specific area and the different Microcannula approaches/ techniques and their anatomical considerations incorporating clinical safety. Discussion will be had about managing a variety of side effects, complications and how to address patient concerns.

Facial areas to be covered, in relation to the placement of facial dermal fillers with a Microcannula include- Forehead, Temples, Tear-Trough, Mid-Face, Lips, Naso-labials, Marionette and Jawline. Firm emphasis will be placed on facial anatomy and the proper choice of cannula and technique.

Learning is facilitated through demonstration and practical approaches with close supervision and support from faculty. There will be hands-on injections with live models.

There is an Initial demonstration of cannula techniques on a real patient model by the Trainer. The remaining time will be spent undertaking practical work on live models under the supervision of our fully trained Aesthetic Doctors. We will have patient model cases each with a mix of Aesthetic indications for specific facial procedures suitable for cannula.


✓ Learn pioneering techniques and procedures:  Learn advanced Microcannula dermal filler procedures and techniques.

✓ You can offer your clients a wider portfolio of treatments: You will learn cutting edge treatments such as tear trough fillers, chin & jawline sculpting, and temple fillers.

✓ Make yourself more employable to leading cosmetic clinics: The most prestigious clinics will look to employ practitioners with expert knowledge of all the latest non surgical treatments.

✓ Plenty of practical experience on live cosmetic models: All our courses include 50% practical work on live models to ensure your are ready to start practising safely and confidently immediately after the training day.

✓ CPD accredited: You will earn 8 CPD points for completing the Advanced Masterclass course with Derma Medical.

£1,200 + VAT
Course Length
1 Day
09:00 – 17:00
8 Hours

Recent Reviews From Our Training Courses

1 Day Cannula Masterclass – Learning Objectives:

1) Overview of Facial Anatomy

2) Introduction to Microcannulas for Facial Fillers

3) Cannula vs Needle – What You Need to Know

4) Microcannula Insertion Techniques

5) Upper Face Cannula Treatments:
– Tear Trough
– Lateral Cheek Filler
– Temple Hollow Filler

6) Midface Cannula Treatments:
– Nasolabial Folds
– Midcheek Filler

7) Lip & Perioral Cannula Treatments:
– Lip Filler (Younger patients)
– Lips/Smoker’s Lines/Marionette Filler (Older patients)

8) Lower Face Cannula Treatments:
– Chin Filler
– Mental Crease
– Marionette Lines
– Jawline Filler

9) Dermal Filler Post Treatment Advice

10) Hyaluronidase (Hyalase) Protocol

11) Cannula Masterclass Certification and Course Aftercare

Frequently Asked Questions

Who can attend the courses?

Our masterclasses are open to the following medical professionals who have already completed a foundation course in dermal fillers:

Dental Hygienists
Dental Therapists

Where do the training courses take place?

We currently run our microcannula masterclass courses in London.

Do you train international delegates?

Our UK based dermal filler masterclasses are open to registered doctors, dentists, nurses, midwives, pharmacists, dental therapists/ hygienists and paramedics from around the world. we regularly train international delegates.

Before booking your Derma Medical course, it would be worth checking what would be required in your country to practice injectables. Every country will have differing own rules and regulations regarding aesthetic medicine.

Will I be insured to inject during the training course?

Our cosmetic indemnity insurance covers you to inject on the day of your training course. Upon completion of your course, we strongly recommend you take out your own cosmetic indemnity insurance. Our cosmetic training courses are accredited by the UK’s two leading aesthetic insurers, Cosmetic Insure and Hamilton Fraser. You will receive certificates upon graduation allowing you to gain insurance. There are also exclusive discounts available for Derma Medical delegates.

Do I have to arrange a model to attend with me?

We provide all cosmetic models for our training courses. We have 8-9 live cosmetic models per group on all of our microcannula masterclasses to make sure you get lots of hands-on practice on real-life patients.

If you have any friends or family interested in being a cosmetic model for our training days they can get heavily discounted treatments for the purposes of teaching. Please visit our models website for more information and to book any treatments.

How can I book and pay for my training course?

You can see up to date information on available course dates on our course booking page.

We use PayPal as our own website payment gateway and can accept payments from your PayPal account or all major debit and credit card (including American Express). You do not need a PayPal account to book online and they will not ask you to set one up as part of the payment process – it is just a secure way of paying online and protecting all your sensitive card details.

If you prefer, you can pay by debit or credit card over the phone by telephoning us on 020 3873 7610. We can also accept bank transfer payments.  Please email us at [email protected] for more details.

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