Understanding the Versatility of Hyaluronic Acid Dermal Fillers
Raul Cetto, MD, PhD
ENT and H&N Surgeon
Keith A. Marcus, MD
Facial Plastic Surgery
Marcus Facial Plastic Surgery
Redondo Beach, CA
Susan H. Weinkle, MD
Weinkle Dermatology, Inc.
There are currently 19 hyaluronic acid (HA) dermal fillers available in the US market and 8 have been introduced since 2020. All are classified as HA fillers but are cross-linked and manufactured differently. While choice is good, such an abundance has led to questions about which product(s) are best suited for different areas of the face. This course will help clinicians understand the differences among these fillers, with a focus on newer HA products, and how they fit into the aesthetic toolbox. Faculty will offer guidance and demonstrate the use of new HA fillers and where their use is most appropriate as well as offer practical tips on injection techniques to produce better patient outcomes. The activity includes lectures, injection demonstrations, and a faculty discussion.
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At the end of the program, participants should be better able to:
- Perform an aesthetic analysis utilizing a comprehensive approach that takes into consideration each patient’s potential, the impact of facial aging and the patient’s desired outcome.
- Compare and contrast the characteristics of newer HA dermal fillers with those that have been on the market and identify which products are best suited for different areas of the face.
- Identify injection techniques using both needles and cannulas that have demonstrated safe and satisfactory patient outcomes with newer HA dermal fillers.
- Review strategies to minimize and manage adverse events when injecting HA dermal fillers.
Commercial Support Acknowledgement:
Financial and in-kind support for this educational activity is provided by Revance Therapeutics
This activity has been designed to meet the educational needs of physicians and extenders (mid-level professionals) who currently perform injectable aesthetic procedures. Primary specialties include dermatology, facial plastic surgery, oculoplastic surgery, plastic surgery, and cosmetic and aesthetic medicine.
In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by Medical Education Resources (MER) and xMedica, LLC. MER is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.
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A statement of credit will be issued only upon receipt of a completed activity evaluation form and a completed posttest with a score of 80% or better. Statements of credit will be issued at the end of the program.
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