CBAM Designations​

CBAM Designations are awarded to the health care practitioners in the field of aesthetic medicine who have enough knowledge and experience in aesthetic injectables and also other non-surgical aesthetic procedures such as Laser, energy-based devices and skin aging and skin treatments. In order to receive these designations, the applicant has to be either a physician or nurse, has to complete the CBAM courses (and in some cases equivalent to CBAM courses), demonstrate experience in the field, and successfully pass the Board Certified Examinations.

 

The process of designation consists of 3 steps. All the qualified applicants who complete the 3 steps and correlated examinations, will receive a CBAM official certificate of designation and their names and information will be posted on the website. The designated practitioners are required to pay the annual premium membership fee in order to keep their names on the website. (How to become a CBAM Premium Member?)

CBAM Designations:

Step 1 (Basic Aesthetic Training)

Price: $3500 CAD (including the online exam fee)

1. To complete the Step 1 courses: 

  • Skin Treatments and Chemical Peel course (online materials + online exam)
  • Certificate course: Basic Injectables: Neurotoxin and Filler (online materials + online exam + 2 full day practicum including practical workshops and practice on live models)

2. To complete the following exam:

Step 1 exam – Online examination


In this step, the participants are trained for the following topics:

  • Skin anatomy and physiology
  • Skin products and skin regimen sunscreens
  • Chemical peel
  • Introduction of aesthetic medicine and the concept of beauty
  • Basic science of neurotoxins
  • Anatomy of the upper face muscles
  • Neurotoxin injection techniques for upper face
  • Neurotoxin injection complications (in forehead, Glabella and around the eye areas)
  • Basic Science of fillers
  • Anatomy of the Face (midface, cheeks and lips) with the focus on fat compartments
  • Vascular anatomy of the face
  • Injection techniques and landmarking for midface , cheeks and lips
  • Complications of the fillers
  • Hands-on practice for neurotoxin and filler injections

Notes:

  1. The practice days are delivered in Canadian and international branches
  2. After completion of 2 practice days, the student are eligible to receive the online certificate for the completed courses in this step. 
  3. Health care practitioners who have at least one year experience in injectables can enter the process of advanced standing and skip the practice days:
    • The head office will assign a physician for each applicant to assess the documents, resume and qualifications. 
    • The fee for the process of advanced standing and examination for step 1 is $1200 CAD Apply Here 

Step 2 (Advanced Aesthetic Training)

Price: $4200 CAD (including the online exam fee)

The participants must have at least 4 months gap between Step 1 and Step 2 (Exception: Health care practitioners who have at least one year experience in injectables) 

1. To Demonstrate the Experience:

  • To submit 20 patients of aesthetic injectables who have been directly treated and followed up by the applicant.
  • Each submitted patient must have the following documents:
    • Interview and health history forms
    • Assessment and treatment plan
    • Treatment administration documentation
    • Follow up treatment documents and management of complications (if applicable)
    • Photos:
      • Before treatment
      • Immediately after treatment
      • Follow up treatment(s)

2. To Complete the Step 2 courses: 

  • Cosmetic Dermatology course (online materials + online exam)
  • Advanced Injector Program: Advanced Neurotoxin and Filler (online materials + online exam + 2 full day practicum including practical workshops and practice on live models)
  • Laser Certificate Course + Introduction to Energy-based device (online materials + online exam + 1/2 day practicum including practical workshops and live demo on models)
  • PRP, Mesotherapy and Microneedling (online materials + online exam + 1/2 day practicum including practical workshops and practice on live models)
  • Sclerotherapy (online materials + online exam + 1/2 day practicum including practical workshops and practice on live models)
  • Business marketing and management – For medical spa starters (online materials + online exam)

3. To complete the following exam:

Step 2 exam – Online examination

 

In this step, the participants are trained for the following topics:

Cosmetic Dermatology:

  • Skin aging (Photoaging, Aging classifications)
  • Skin types
  • Acne scar (Atrophic vs Hypertrophic and Keloids)
  • Rosacea and facial erythema
  • Pigmentation disorders (Hyperpigmentation and Hypopigmentation)
  • Striae
  • Cellulite
  • Vascular dermatology lesions
  • Hair anatomy
  • Physiology of hair growth
  • Common hair loss causes
  • Management of common hair loss disorders

Advanced neurotoxin treatments:

  • Gummy smile
  • Smoker’s line
  • Masseter reduction
  • Peri-oral and DAO
  • Platysma
  • Migraine headache management
  • Hyperhidrosis
  • Hands on practice for advanced neurotoxin treatment

Advanced Filler Treatments:

  • Cannula techniques
  • Midface, cheek and nasolabial fold
  • Soft non-surgical face lift
  • Periorbital treatments
  • Tear trough
  • Peri-oral and chin
  • Lip augmentation
  • Jawline contouring
  • Hands on practice for advanced filler treatment

Client management:

  • Patient evaluation
  • Treatment plan
  • Consent form processing
  • Charting and documentation
  • Post-treatment instructions
  • Manage patient questions

Laser and Energy-based Devices:

  • LASER Physics
  • LASER and Tissue Interaction
  • LASER Parameters
  • Fitzpatrick Skin Type Scale
  • Different Types of Medical LASER
  • What Skin Condition Can Be Treated by LASER?
  • How to Consult Your Patients (Patient Selection)
  • Contraindications
  • Pre/Post Treatment Guidelines
  • LASER Safety
  • Practical (How to Set up LASER Parameters on Different LASER Devices)
  • Introduction to other energy-based devices

PRP:

  • Definition of Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP)
  • Growth factors present in platelets and their functions
  • Patient assessment, and individualized treatment plans for patients.
  • Review the Health Canada approved PRP isolation devices and how and why to “Activate”
  • PRP in relation to hair regrowth and/or hair restoration.
  • PRP in relation to scars
  • PRP for other body areas such as scalp, hand rejuvenation, and ….
  • Live demo of PRP treatment on multiple patients

Mesotherapy:

  • Patient selection
  • Mesotherapy protocols
  • Injection Technique
  • Pre and post treatment protocols
  • Mesotherapy treatment live demo for multiple areas of the body

Sclerotherapy:

  • Anatomy and physiology of the lower extremity veins
  • Different types of vein abnormalities, vein insufficiency, varicose veins, reticular veins, spider veins
  • Patient evaluation: therapeutic vs cosmetic indications
  • Sclerosants and their dilutions
  • Injection techniques
  • Complications and their managements
  • Live demo on patients

 

Note:

  1. The qualified applicants who have completed Step 1 (either through regular pathway or through advanced standing process) will enter Step 2. 
  2. The participants must have at least 4 months gap between Step 1 and Step 2 unless they are a health care practitioner who previously have at least one year experience in injectables.
  3. All applicants have to submit 20 patients who have been treated by the applicant with injectable treatments. These 20 patients must be submitted before starting the online courses of step 2. 
  4. The 3 day practical part of the course is delivered in Canadian and international branches.
  5. After completion of the 3 day practical part, the student will be eligible to receive the online certificate for the completed courses. 

Step 3 (Review and Board Examination)

Price: $1500 (including the board exam fee)

The participants must have at least 4 months gap between Step 2 and Step 3*

* The 4 months gap can be exempted for the following groups:

  • Core specialist physicians (plastic surgeons or dermatologists) who have at least one year experience in aesthetic field (injectables and energy-based devices)
  • Non core specialist physicians who have at least 3 years experience in aesthetic field (injectables and energy-based devices) 

Board examination: 1 full day

  • Morning session: Multiple choice exam
  • Afternoon session: Case-study exam

 

Topics covered in the examination:

    • Aesthetic injectables (basic and advanced)
    • Complications and management
    • Skin aging, skin products and skin treatments
    • Chemical peel
    • Cosmetic dermatology
    • Anatomy
    • Laser and EBD
    • Sclerotherapy
    • PRP
    • Mesotherapy

Note:

  1. Step 3 is delivered in Canadian centers and some international centers.
  2. The participants who complete step 3 successfully will be awarded the CBAM Designations and their name will be posted on the website.
  3. To maintain the CBAM designation after the 2nd year, please see the terms and conditions of CBAM.

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