CBAM’s Diploma Program in Aesthetic Medicine
A Road to Aesthetic Designations

CBAM Authorized Centre in UAE


More about Institute of Medical Aesthetics (IMA)

IMA is a fully accredited academic & training institute which offers International level training programs for all healthcare professionals in the latest aesthetic medicine procedures. IMA was established to meet the growing demand for gold-standards in the rapidly developing field of aesthetics.
We are diligent in procuring and sharing the latest scientific advancements in knowledge, best practices and latest products through our global experts, research affiliates, institutional partners and renowned clinical practitioners in the fields of medical aesthetic and anti-aging.
At IMA we believe in a “hands-on” approach to education and are confident that our practical expertise, garnered over several years of successful experience in the field, can effectively enhance the proficiency of our students in various surgical, minimally invasive and laser procedures that form the cornerstone of aesthetic medicine.

The CBAM Diploma Program Structure in the UAE Centre (IMA)

Step 1 and 2
(UAE Centre)

Steps 1 and 2 (CBAM Diploma Program) in Dubai is delivered through 3 modules usually within 3 months. After successful completion of these 3 modules, the applicant will receive the Diploma in Aesthetic Medicine (After receiving the Diploma, they also become eligible to register for Step 3 if they would like to become Board Certified in Aesthetic Medicine.)

Here are the 3 Modules:

Module 1
2 days: Basic Injectables (Botox and Fillers)
This Module includes online theory, a virtual training session and hands-on training on live models at the local centre.

Module 2
2 days: PRP, Laser Treatments, Chemical Peel
Module 2 includes online theory and hands-on training at the local centre.

Module 3
2 days: Advanced Injectables
Module 3 consists of online theory, and hands-on training on Advanced Injectables.

After completing all the modules, the students have to complete the MCQ online exam.  The questions in this exam include all the materials which are taught online and also during in-class programs.

Note: Your access to the online materials will remain until 6 months after the beginning of each module.

After completion of this activity, your faculty(ies) will sign your evaluation sheet and submit to the CBAM head office.

At this point, the graduates will receive a certificate as Diploma in Aesthetic Medicine (This diploma will be available online for the graduates to print in a high quality and add it to their profile*)

* The hard copy version of this diploma can also be issued and sent to the student from the CBAM head office. The fee for the hard copy diploma and mail to the graduate’s address is $120 USD.

Please note: At this stage, the name of the applicant will not appear on CBAM website, unless completing the Step 3 as well.

Notes: According to the DHA regulations and based on the results of the needs analysis carried out by the CBAM UAE centre, the following adjustments were applied to the CBAM Diploma Program in the UAE.

  1. Laser treatments in Module 2 include hands on training on Nd Yag long pulsed for Vascular indications and Q Switch Nd Yag for tattoo removal/rejuvenation and hair bleaching.
  2. Module 3 (Advanced Injectables) does not cover Migraine headaches as it is related to the Neurology field. Indications of the aging in the neck area are covered in this Module, instead.

Upcoming Course Dates:

Module 1: April 26-27, 2024
Module 2: To be announced soon.
Module 3: March 29-30, 2024

CBAM UAE Faculty Members

Meet The Team


Institute of Medical Aesthetics (IMA), Dubai Healthcare City,
Building 39 (Al Faris), 1st Floor
P.O. Box 103650, Dubai, UAE
Tel +971 4 369 5023

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    (Final Step of Board Certification Program)
    A Road to Aesthetic Designations

    Step 3, the last stage of the CBAM International Board Certification Program, is designed for the aesthetic physicians and practitioners who have completed the CBAM Diploma in Aesthetic Medicine Program (Step 1 and 2) at one of the CBAM international centres around the world, or for the specialists who would like to apply for the Fast track Board certification process.

    By demanding the applicants to have sufficient exposure to academic sources and multiple sessions of practice on live models, the purpose of Step 3 is to help the CBAM Diploma holders to expand their academic knowledge and hands-on experience in the field even further.

    By completing Step 3 successfully, the applicants become CBAM Board Certified and their names are displayed on the CBAM official website.

    Who is eligible to attend Step 3 Board certification process?

    There are 2 groups of practitioners who are eligible to start this process:

    1. The international medical professionals who have completed Step 1 and Step 2 in one of the affiliated CBAM centres in all over the world. (this is not applicable to the graduates of CBAM programs in Canadian centres)
    2. The dermatologists or plastic surgeons who have not attended Step 1 or Step 2 in CBAM centres; however, they wish to become a Board certified member of the Canadian Board of Aesthetic Medicine. (Fast track Board Certification process*)

    *If you are a dermatologist or plastic surgeon, you may be eligible to enter Step 3 process without completing Step 1 and Step 2. This is referred as “Fast track Board Certification process”. Learn more

    Step 3 fee (including OSCE examination): $1500 USD


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