by Sofia Lopes e Ludmila Favaretto




Portuguese | Spanish


24 hours


Cascais, Portugal


Alinea Training Center




Provided by Dental Courses Europe


Sofia Lopes

Co-founder of Face Design Academy
Orofacial Harmonisation Trainer

Main academic background:
  • Degree in Dental Medicine from the Faculty of Dental Medicine, University of Lisbon – FMDUL (1993)
  • Orthodontics, Temporomandibular Dysfunction and Facial Harmonisation Master’s Degree in Aesthetic and Anti-Ageing Medicine from the Faculty of Medicine, Complutense University of Madrid – FMUCM (2015/2016)
  • Certification of Pedagogical Skills under nº F673954/2018
  • Trainer at the Scientific-Pedagogical Council for Continuing Education CCPFC/RFP 35833/15
  • Aesthetic and therapeutic injectables in Dentistry – LR Training
  • Facial mesotherapy and superficial chemical peels LR Training
  • Mesotherapy applied to body and facial aesthetics – Institute of Complementary Medical Sciences
  • Aesthetic homeopathic mesotherapy – Dietmed
  • V Practical Workshop Own Master’s UCM in Aesthetic and Anti-Ageing Medicine
  • Dermal Filler Level 2 – Lip Masterclass Practical Training Course Bob Khanna Institute
  • Heart Lips Bob Khanna Institute
  • Dermal Filler Level 3 Part 1 Hands-On Training Course
  • Dermal Filler Level 3 Part 2 Hands-On Training Course
  • Lip Sculpture method B3D LipSculpture – Advanced Dr. Andressa Ballarin
  • Botulinum Toxin and Neural Therapy applied Dr. Juliana Varão
  • Thread lifting and tissue bio-stimulation of the face – Dr. Juliana Varão Institute
  • FACIAL Anatomy MARC Dr. Patrícia Oyole
  • SMART `TN Dr. Juliana Varão
  • HOF Without Secrets Surgery – Dr. Marcelo Germani
  • Order of Dentists (OMD) | Portugal – nº 988
  • Portuguese Society of Stomatology and Dental Medicine (SPEMD)
  • Portuguese Orthodontic Society (SPO)
  • Gold Member of the International Academy of Advanced Facial Aesthetics (IAAFA)
  • Member of the International College of Dentists (ICD)
  • Member of Mundo a Sorrir (MAS – NGO in the field of Oral Health)
  • Participation in international volunteer actions in Africa on behalf of MAS
  • President of the General Assembly of the Portuguese Association of Orofacial Harmonisation and Therapeutics (APHTOF)
  • Member of CMHOF: Medical Complications in Orofacial Harmonisation

Ludmila Favaretto

Co-founder of Face Design Academy
Orofacial Harmonisation Trainer

Main academic background:
  • Degree in Dentistry from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ) | Brazil – 2005
  • Registered with the Regional Council of Dentistry of Rio de Janeiro (CRO RJ) | Brazil nº 32.467
  • Academic degree recognised by the University of Porto | Portugal
  • Certification of Pedagogical Skills under nº F728802/2022 issued by IEFP – Institute of Employment and Professional Training | Portugal
  • Title of Specialist in Orofacial Harmonisation from FAIPE Faculty | Brazil, approved by the Federal Council of Dentistry (CFO)
  • Orofacial Harmonisation Courses from the Andrea Tedesco Institute | Brazil
  • Comprehensive HOF Training Course with practical training on fresh cadavers at ITC Rio
  • Advanced HOF Course – Let’s HOF Academy – IOA São Paulo
  • Facial Glow Course from the Andrea Tedesco Institute
  • Master Course in Facial Fillers from the Dr. Ana Laura Fontana Institute
  • Rhinoplasty – Advanced Nose Course from the Dr. Ana Laura Fontana Institute
  • International Certification I-Thread (PDO threads)
  • Certification of the lip sculpture course Andressa Ballarin Lip Sculpture Technique B3D
  • Certification of the Facial Biostimulator Course from the Dr. Ana Laura Fontana Institute
  • Certification of the Advanced Rejuvenation Techniques Course
  • Certification Course in Prevention and Management of Adverse Events with Hyaluronic Acid
  • Certification of the Radiesse course by the Merz Institute
  • Certification Course in Anatomy and Ageing / Lip Anatomy: vascularisation, nerves and lip mucosa by Merz Institute
  • Certification of the Clinical Practice Course: Informed Consent by Merz Institute
  • Clinical Practice Certification Course: Aesthetic Ideals by Merz Institute
  • Clinical Practice Certification Course: Scales for Facial Aesthetics Assessment by Merz Institute
  • Clinical Practice Certification Course: Mapping The Face by Merz Institute
  • National and International Trainer in courses in the area of Facial Harmonisation


14th and 15th february in Madrid

  • Concept of beauty
  • Botulinum toxin: history and management
  • Botulinum toxin as a therapeutic substance
  • Mechanism of action of botulinum toxin
  • Mode of action
    • Axonal regrowth
    • Antigenicity and Immunogenicity
  • Botulinum Toxin – Commercial Brands
    • Volumetric equivalence
    • Reconstitution
  • Facial anatomy
  • Dynamics of facial mimicry
  • Patient evaluation
  • Contraindications
  • Areas of application and techniques:
    • Frontal region
      • Contraction patterns of the frontal muscle
      • Convergence line
      • Sleep lines
    • Glabellar region
      • Contraction patterns of the glabellar region
      • Depressor muscles versus elevator muscles
    • Periocular region
    • Nasal region
    • Gummy Smile
    • Perioral region
    • Chin
    • Jawline contour
    • Platysmal Bands
  • Application techniques:
    • Planning for each region
    • Safety margin
    • Anatomical references
    • Number of units per point
    • Application depth
    • Needle direction
  • Dose Limit Consensus
  • Objectives
  • Aesthetic and non-aesthetic indications
  • Contraindications
  • Timing
  • Recommendations before and after treatment
  • Possible complications
  • Clinical practice rules
  • Concept of beauty – Current trends
  • Feminine Beauty vs Masculine Beauty
  • Facial anatomy
  • Ageing process
  • Patient evaluation
  • Patient preparation
  • Facial Analysis
  • Product choice
  • Areas of application and techniques:
    • Mid and lower third
    • Lip hydration
    • Piriform fossa
    • Nasolabial fold
    • Lifting of the lip corners
    • Marionette line
    • Labiomental sulcus
    • Perioral wrinkles
    • Malar area
    • Malar area – Bionutrilift
    • Jawline contour
    • Chin
    • Pre-Jowls
  • Homeopathic medicine options for the prevention of bruising and swelling
  • Anaesthetic block techniques
  • Orofacial filling techniques:
    • Needle or cannula? Which device to use for each technique and facial region?
  • Contraindications
  • Prevention of bruising and swelling
  • Complications: how to avoid/solve them
  • What to do in case of ETIP (intermittent and persistent delayed swelling)?
  • How to proceed in case of Vascular Occlusion?
  • Hyaluronidase: handling and application protocol
  • Algorithm for diagnosing and treating complications after the application of hyaluronic acid
If you are interested in being a Model Patient in our Orofacial Harmonisation course, taught by professors Dra. Ludmila Favaretto and Dra. Sofia Lopes, please fill out the form below and you will be contacted shortly to schedule an online qualification assessment.

Who is the Orofacial Harmonisation course for?

Medical professionals who want to start or improve their work in Orofacial Harmonisation

Profissionais médicos que queiram iniciar ou melhorar o seu trabalho em Harmonização Orofacial

Doctors and Dentists with their situation properly regularised with the Order, from any Member State of the European Union or the European Economic Area.

Main objective of the Orofacial Harmonisation Training Course

To train dentists in clinical skills of Orofacial Harmonisation, such as improving the appearance of dynamic and static wrinkles with botulinum toxin. Harmonisation of the thirds of the face with hyaluronic acid fillers in bone resorption and lipodystrophy and replacement of facial fat.