Cannula Course By Award Winning Tutors

The use of blunt cannulae for soft tissue filler treatments has become increasingly popular. Sadly, the aesthetic community is seeing more and more problems caused by the improper use of cannulas for this indication, and this highlights the lack of appropriate training available in their proper use in aesthetic practice. Hence the TSK Cannula Masterclass course was developed, in conjunction with award-winning trainer and consultant plastic, reconstructive and aesthetic surgeon, Mr. Dalvi Humzah who has extensive practical experience in the use of all currently available cannulae.





This half-day course is a bespoke and specialised practical session, tailored to the safe use of blunt cannulas for dermal filler placement. It is aimed at both beginners to cannula use, as well as intermediate and advanced users who are looking to hone their techniques.

The session will explore cannula designs, indications and the recommended cannula sizes required for aesthetic treatments, in relation to differing anatomical areas. Going on to discuss cannula techniques to appropriately analyse and treat the lip (both body and vermillion border), the lateral mid-face, naso-labial and marionette regions, with a firm emphasis on facial anatomy and proper choice of cannula and technique.

Training Goals

  • Understanding cannulas – designs, sizes and indications
  • The advantages of cannula use
  • When to use cannulas: different cannula approaches, anatomical considerations, cannula vs needle
  • How to use cannulas: correct cannula techniques
  • Aesthetic and clinical safety

Delegates will obtain a practical knowledge of the aesthetic and clinical advantages of using STERiGLIDE™ cannulas, and their associated safety. At the end of the training, delegates will go away with an increased awareness of different cannula approaches and techniques which can be used for soft tissue filler placement, in relation to the differing anatomical regions of the face.

Learn from the experts and come away with methods and techniques to change your practice and take your personal skills to the next level.


Delegates will benefit from a structured and detailed approach to learning, exploring concepts in facial anatomy in relation to cannulas, as well as expert knowledge and experience of a wealth of cannula products and treatment options.

Facial areas to be covered, in relation to correct analysis and placement of dermal fillers using cannulas:

  • Forehead
  • Temple
  • Glabellar and brow
  • Tear trough
  • Lips
  • Naso-labial
  • Marionette

Learning is facilitated through demonstration and practical approaches with close supervision and support from faculty. Depending on prior experience levels and confidence, delegates can expect to inject between one and three facial areas during the hands-on supervised part of the cannula training.


  • Presentation on the use of cannulas in aesthetic practice
  • Injection demonstration by tutors
  • Hands-on injection by delegate on a live model, supervised by tutors, covering two to three different facial areas, depending on experience
  • Recap, questions and answers

The training course takes place over a half day.

Group size

  • Maximum 5 delegates
  • 2 tutors
  • Delegate to tutor ratio usually 1:2The TSK Cannula Masterclass Course has a maximum group size of 5 delegates. The training will be supervised by two tutors. The small group size, with two supervising tutors, ensures a safe learning environment and guarantees sufficient one-to-one personal guidance.


Dalvi Humzah

BSc(Hons), MBBS(Hons), AKC, FRCS(Glas), FRCS(Eng), FRCS(Plast), MBA

Mr. Dalvi Humzah qualified in medicine at King’s College London in 1988, obtaining his FRCS (Plast) in 1997. He has been a Consultant Plastic, Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgeon on the GMC Specialist Register since 1998, with 18 years standing in surgical and non-surgical aesthetic private practice. He has an MBA and is an internationally acclaimed expert facial anatomist with a BSc in Anatomy. As well as being an award-winning, national and international teacher and tutor, with extensive experience in the management and treatment of non-surgical complications, he is a regional advisor, tutor and examiner for several surgical Royal Colleges and a Global Key Opinion Leader for many companies in the aesthetic sector. Mr. Humzah is the Director and Lead Tutor of Medicos Rx and has developed the award-winning teaching programme for aesthetic practitioners. Dalvi has published extensively and holds several editorial positions with industry publications. He won Aesthetic Medical Practitioner of The Year at the Aesthetic Awards 2016.

Anna Louise Baker

BN RGN INP, PGCert-Applied Clinical Anatomy
Course Coordinator & Assistant Tutor at Dalvi Humzah Aesthetic Clinical Training

Anna Baker is an independent nurse prescriber with considerable medical, dermatology and cosmetic injectable treatment experience. She provides a nurse-led, non-surgical clinic in Cheltenham and has worked alongside plastic surgeon, Mr. Dalvi Humzah for 7 years. She previously held a national injectable role for a group of cosmetic skin clinics and worked independently as a cosmetic nurse. Since 2012, Anna has been involved in developing the award-winning Dalvi Humzah Aesthetic Clinical Training. With a keen interest in facial anatomical dissection, Anna holds a post-graduate certificate in Applied Clinical Anatomy, specialising in head and neck anatomy. In addition, she runs Topical Photodynamic Therapy Clinics to treat non-melanoma skin cancer and works in collaboration with several companies within the aesthetic sector. In 2016, she was awarded Aesthetic Nurse Practitioner of The Year at The British Journal of Nursing Awards. Anna is currently undertaking an MA in Clinical Education at King’s College London.

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