The Academy for the Advancement of Aesthetics: Collagen-Stimulating Fillers
Release Date: 4/2/2018
Last Reviewed: 1/20/2018
Expiration Date: 4/2/2020
Time to Complete Activity: 3.0 hours
Sabrina G. Fabi, MD, FAAD, FAACS
Volunteer Assistant Clinical Professor
Department of Medicine/Dermatology
University of California, San Diego
Goldman Butterwick Fitzpatrick Groff and Fabi Cosmetic Laser Dermatology
San Diego, CA
Jani van Loghem, MD
Aesthetic Medicine Center
Tatjana Pavicic, MD
This activity is provided by Paradigm Medical Communications, LLC.
This activity has been designed to address the educational needs of dermatologists; plastic surgeons; facial plastic surgeons; ocular plastic surgeons; ophthalmologists; medical professionals from the following disciplines: dermatology, plastic surgery, otolaryngology, ophthalmology, dermatologic surgery, cosmetic surgery, facial plastic surgery, and ocular plastic surgery. It may also be of benefit to nurses in the field of aesthetic medicine and other healthcare providers who are involved in aesthetic medicine.
Upon proper completion of this activity, participants should be better able to:
- Describe the mechanism of action of collagen-stimulating fillers in facial aesthetic medicine, including the dual action of dermal filling and neocollagenesis
- Explain the aesthetic evaluation process as it relates to assessing and restoring volume to the aging face, including the patient consultation process, managing patient expectations, individualized treatment, and use of aesthetic scales
- Review safe and effective use of collagen-stimulating fillers, including appropriate facial treatment areas, variations in injection technique, injection plane, and product selection
- Identify the possible adverse events associated with collagen-stimulating fillers, including strategies to avoid and to manage them
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“The Academy for the Advancement of Aesthetics: Collagen-Stimulating Fillers”, made available on http://aestheticcare.org and organized by Siyemi Learning and Paradigm Medical Communications, is awarded 3 European CME credits (ECMECs).
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Disclosure of Commercial Support
This activity is supported by an educational grant from Merz Pharmaceuticals GmbH.
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Sabrina G. Fabi, MD, FAAD, FAACS
Grants/research support: Alastin Skincare, Inc; Allergan, Inc.; Ampersand Aesthetics; Bayer HealthCare; Colorescience, Inc.; Galderma Laboratories, L.P.; Merz North America Inc.; Revance Therapeutics, Inc
Honoraria or consultation fees: Alastin Skincare, Inc; Allergan, Inc.; Colorescience, Inc.; Galderma Laboratories, L.P.; Merz North America, Inc.; Revance Therapeutics, Inc
Speaker’s Bureau: Alastin Skincare, Inc; Allergan, Inc.; Galderma Laboratories, L.P.; Merz North America, Inc.
Tatjana Pavicic, MD
Grants/research support: Ipsen; Merz Pharmaceuticals
Honoraria or consultation fees: Beiersdorf Inc; Cynosure, Inc; Galderma S.A.; Lutronic; Merz Pharmaceuticals
Jani van Loghem, MD
Consultation/speaker fees: Merz Pharmaceuticals
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Independent peer reviewer has no financial relationships to disclose.
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