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The goal of this certified CME forum is to improve physician competence in applying current clinically relevant data and expert strategies in cosmetic surgery and dermatology. An important part of this goal is to help core specialty physicians and other care providers by featuring practical tips and innovative solutions to cosmetic surgery and dermatology challenges. Key aspects of the activity will include improving clinician understanding of the scientific concepts and clinical data related to neurotoxin therapy, cosmetic dermal fillers, hydroquinones, cosmetics/cosmeceuticals/retinoids, fat treatments, and developments in the pipeline. Also included, will be analysis and discussion of risk management in medical practice, problem-solving and proper patient disclosure, as well as patient communication and privacy issues.
Upon completion of this activity, the participant should be able to:
· Evaluate the clinical and scientific differences between available botulinum toxin agents
· Discuss proper patient selection and safety concerns for neuro-modulators and injectable fillers
· Understand neuro-modulators and injectable fillers
· Evaluate complications from injectable fillers and discuss management and avoidance techniques
· Evaluate current and newly available fat removal therapies, devices and techniques
· Discuss non-surgical leg vein treatment
· Understand current and newly available scar treatment therapies
· Consider the various uses of dermatologic lasers in practice for medical and aesthetics applications
· Discuss newly available cosmeceuticals and their use in cosmetic dermatology
· Establish patient education efforts to improve expectations and understanding of complications in medical and cosmetic procedures and improve satisfaction
· Utilize patient satisfaction tools to aid in patient selection and setting expectations
· Discuss the economic and social aspects of the cosmetic surgery market and how they impact clinical practice patterns
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of Evolve Medical Education LLC and Cosmetic Surgery Forum LLC.
Evolve Medical Education LLC designates this live activity for a maximum of 22 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.