Award-Winning Dermal Filler Training Courses

Taught by Leading Surgeons, Dermatologists & Dentists


Founder – Director of OFAA

Dr. Sabrina Shah-Desai, MS, FRCS is a leading international aesthetic and reconstructive oculoplastic surgeon.

Our Teaching Philosophy

Small groups, anatomical theory, hands-on practise


Upcoming Course Dates

Our cadaver-based courses teach multi-disciplinary injectable techniques developed by world leaders in their fields.


Dermal Filler Training Courses

Taught by Leading International Surgeons


Boost your confidence

Learn filler techniques from renowned international surgeons.

OFAA Virtual Reality App

Experience the facial anatomy in 3D and learn how to improve your injectable techniques with the OFAA app.

12 month access for £250. Learn more
  • Learn injectable techniques from leading international surgeons
  • Explore the anatomy with interactive facial dissection
  • Understand how to avoid danger zones and treat complications

Award-Winning Dermal Filler Training Courses

Taught by Leading Surgeons, Dermatologists & Dentists

Learn research-led techniques from a pioneering, world-class surgeon. Increase your confidence, safety and results with dermal filler treatments.

Dissect and Understand

Dissect and Understand the facial anatomy

Practise Techniques

Practise dermal filler techniques on fresh cadavers

One-on-one Tuition

Get one-on-one tuition in small class sizes

World Class Anatomical Teaching

Welcome to OFAA - a non-surgical skills development academy specialising in training medical aesthetic professionals to deliver safer, more effective aesthetic treatments.

Our cadaver-based courses teach multi-disciplinary injectable techniques developed by world leaders in their fields. Recent courses have featured Dr Frank Rosengaus teaching his renowned non-surgical rhinoplasty technique, Dr. Sabrina Shah-Desai teaching her innovative EyeBoost™ peri-orbital rejuvenation treatment and Prof Benoit Hendrixx teaching the angiosome theory & how to manage vascular occlusions.



Prof. (Dr) Sabrina Shah-Desai

Founder – Director of OFAA

Prof. (Dr) Sabrina Shah-Desai, MS, FRCS is a leading international aesthetic and reconstructive oculoplastic surgeon and educator. She was appointed a visiting Professor in Anatomy for the Aesthetic Medicine Module by the University of Camerino, Italy in 2019. She is a member of the British OculoPlastic Surgery Society (BOPSS), The Royal College of Surgeons(Ed), The Royal College of Ophthalmologists, American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) and Interspeciality member of British Association of Plastic Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons (BAPRAS).

As an educator developing skill and dexterity, to improve practitioner and patient outcomes, Sabrina has co-developed a “Facial Filler Training Head” and runs the Oculofacial Aesthetic Academy (OFAA) offering cadaver-based skills learning courses in UK. She is an invited faculty at cadaveric surgical training wet-labs in UK since 2014, has conducted pigs eyelid wetlabs for teaching basic oculoplastic surgery to residents (from 2012-2014) and has been faculty at aesthetic skills transfer wet-labs at the American Academy of Ophthalmology (2014-2015), using silicone heads for simulated facial filler training.

She has over two decades of experience, focused on the eye and face and has developed ‘Eye-Boost’ – an innovative new treatment for bespoke tear trough rejuvenation and the “Anatomical lift” for 3-Dimensional facial rejuvenation.

She is frequently invited to present her minimally innovative techniques both nationally and internationally, as a highly sought after aesthetic industry KOL opinion leader.

Sabrina is a globally recognised trainer and her training academy OFAA has won the Safety in Beauty Diamond Award 2019 and received a highly commendation in the Aesthetic Awards 2019 for best independant training provider.

“The best course I've been on… I strongly recommend this course”

Dr W AAesthetic GP

“The balance between theory, demonstration and hands-on experience was perfect”

Mrs J VAesthetic Nurse Practitioner

Our Teaching Philosophy

Small groups, anatomical theory, hands-on practise.

“Our courses allow delegates to dissect and truly understand the facial anatomy before practising evidence-based techniques on fresh cadavers.

We teach a multi-disciplinary injection techniques so that you can understand with confidence how to improve complex aesthetic concerns – such as with the nasal labial folds, tear trough hollows and volume issues in the peri-orbital area.

Our techniques are backed up by evidence-based publications such as JPRAS or the current literature.” Sabrina Shah-Desai.

Our Instructors

Meet the Instructors

Our courses teach dermal filler techniques that have been developed by leading international surgeons. Our mission is to increase your confidence and safety so that you can dramatically improve your patient outcomes.

Dr. Sabrina Shah-Desai MS FRCS

Internationally renowned for her expertise in treating various eye health and cosmetic concerns surround the eyelids, tear troughs, temple, superior sulcus and more.

Dr Firas Al-Niaimi

Dr Firas Al-Niaimi is a consultant dermatologist, Mohs and laser surgeon with over 10 years of experience in dermatology and practices in the heart of London.

Dr Ruth Brady

Dr Ruth Brady qualified as a Dental Surgeon from Liverpool Dental School in 1981 where she gained her degree of Bachelor of Dental Surgery. She then did postgraduate training in Surgical Dental Implantology and Advanced Restorative Dentistry at the universities of Manchester and Sheffield.

Ruth is nationally recognized as a passionate aesthetic educator & became a senior instructor at a well renowned teaching institute in Reading for several years and then joined the teaching faculty of OFAA in 2019. She runs a thriving Northern Study Group mentoring younger and newer clinicians into this field and has given various lectures across the north of England.

Dr Latha Rajagopal BDS

Latha qualified as a dentist in 2007 from the University of Liverpool.

Over the years she has dedicated much time to post graduate courses where she developed her skills in the field of cosmetic dental surgery. This eye for detail naturally led to a progression into facial aesthetics. Being a dentist and having a detailed knowledge of facial anatomy lends itself to delivering great results, bespoke to the patient.

Her interest lies in a holistic approach to patient care, skin rejuvenating therapies to prevent premature ageing and improve skin health which include Anti-wrinkle injections and dermal filler treatments.

She has a passion to share her experiences, just as she feels she was guided by her mentors, Dr. Sabrina Shah Desai being one of them. Which is why she decided to address this through the Oculo-Facial Aesthetic Academy (OFAA) to cultivate conscientious practitioners to deliver clinical excellence.

Dr. Mayoni Gooneratne

Dr. Mayoni Gooneratne is a London-based general surgeon and aesthetic doctor with over 18 years of medical and surgical experience. A rising star in the medical aesthetic industry, Dr Mayoni is also a member of the Royal College of Surgeons since 2002 and prides herself on the number of word of mouth recommendations - thus developing a well-deserved reputation in aesthetic medicine through using safe yet effective treatments. Located in the heart of Honor Oak and Crystal Palace, The Clinic was highly commended as Best New Clinic at the prestigious Aesthetics Awards in 2017 and Best Clinic in London for 2018 & 2019.

Voted as one of the top female entrepreneurs at the F:Entrepreneur 2018; Dr Mayoni is also a trainer for Cosmetic Courses, Aestheticsource, Plexr and Cadaveric anatomy course OFAA plus named Key Opinion Leader For Viveve (the patented treatment for vaginal rejuvenation and stress urinary incontinence) and Cooltech (breakthrough technology in fat freezing).