The Academy for the Advancement of Aesthetics: Hyaluronic Acid Fillers
Time to Complete Activity: 3.0 hours

Steering Committee
Cheryl M. Burgess, MD, FAAD
Medical Director
Center for Dermatology and Dermatologic Surgery
Washington, DC, USA
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, USA
Kate S. Goldie, MD
Medical Director
European Medical Aesthetics, Ltd.
London, United Kingdom

This activity is provided by Paradigm Medical Communications, LLC and Siyemi Learning.  
Target Audience
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. 
Learning Objectives
Upon proper completion of this activity, participants should be better able to:
  • Describe the physical properties of hyaluronic acid fillers in facial aesthetic medicine
  • Explain the aesthetic evaluation process as it relates to assessing and restoring volume to the aging face, including the patient consultation process, individualized treatment, and use of aesthetic scales
  • Review safe and effective use of hyaluronic acid fillers including appropriate facial treatment areas, variations in injection technique, injection plane, and product selection
  • Identify the possible adverse events associated with hyaluronic acid fillers, including strategies to avoid and to manage them
CME Accreditation
EACCME accreditation statement will be added once the education has been accredited
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Cheryl M. Burgess, MD, FAAD
Grant/research support: Allergan, Inc.; Merz North America Inc.; Revance Therapeutics, Inc
Honoraria/consultation: Merz North America, Inc.; Revance Therapeutics, Inc
Speaker’s Bureau: Merz North America, Inc.
Stock shareholder: Allergan, Inc.
Sabrina G. Fabi, MD, FAAD, FAACS
Grants/research support: Alastin Skincare, Inc; Allergan, Inc.; Ampersand Aesthetics; Bayer Healthcare; Colorescience, Inc; Endo Pharmaceuticals Inc; Evolus, Inc.; Galderma Laboratories, L.P.; Merz North America Inc.; Revance Therapeutics, Inc; Thermi Aesthetics, Inc; Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc.
Honoraria or consultation fees: Alastin Skincare, Inc; Allergan, Inc.; Colorescience, Inc; Evolus, Inc.; Galderma Laboratories, L.P.; Merz North America, Inc.; Revance Therapeutics, Inc; Thermi Aesthetics, Inc; Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc.
Speaker’s Bureau: Alastin Skincare, Inc; Allergan, Inc.;  Endo Pharmaceuticals Inc; Galderma Laboratories, L.P.; Merz North America, Inc
Kate S. Goldie, MD
No financial relationships to disclose
Paradigm Medical Communications, LLC and Siyemi Learning staff members have no financial relationships to disclose.
Independent peer reviewer has no financial relationships to disclose.
Disclosure of Commercial Support
This activity is supported by an educational grant from Merz Pharmaceuticals GmbH.
Instructions for Participation
To receive a CME certificate of participation, participants must:
  • Follow instructions to register or log in with your professional information and complete the pretest.
  • View the online activity in its entirety.
  • Complete and submit the online posttest and evaluation. You must answer 70% of the posttest questions correctly to earn credit. You will have unlimited opportunities to successfully complete the posttest.
A certificate of participation will be available for download/printing immediately following your successful completion of the posttest and evaluation.

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