VCS: Reaching New Levels of Excellence with Injectables
Jessie S. Cheung, MD
Cheung Aesthetics & Wellness
Jennifer Levine, MD
Facial Plastic Surgeon
The Levine Center for Plastic Surgery
New York, NY
Iani Silveira, MSN, FNP-BC, CPN
Bella Vida Aesthetics & Wellness
This CE-accredited activity was filmed during the live meeting of the Vegas Cosmetic Surgery Conference (VCS) held on June 10, 2023. Videos include a review of the emerging uses of hyperdilute biostimulatory fillers for shaping and sculpting the face and body. The use of these fillers in areas such as the neck, upper arms, décolletage, and buttocks is also included.
To complete this activity and receive credit, the participant should:
- Review the materials on accreditation information, target audience, learning objectives, and disclosure information
- Complete the entire self-study
- Complete the post-test and evaluation/claim form
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Upon completion of this program, participants should be able to:
- Identify expanded applications of hyperdilute biostimulatory filler therapy for sculpting, shaping, and/or volumizing different areas of the body.
- Describe proper patient selection when choosing to use hyperdilute biostimulatory fillers to sculpt, shape, or volumize different areas of the body.
- Describe recommended injection techniques when using biostimulatory fillers for sculpting, shaping, and/or volumizing the buttocks.
- Evaluate the safety profile of biostimulatory filler therapies and demonstrate improved patient care through the avoidance and treatment of complications.
Commercial Support Acknowledgement
This program is supported by an educational grant from Galderma and Merz Aesthetics.
This CME-certified program is primarily intended and designed to educate dermatologists, facial plastic surgeons, plastic surgeons, cosmetic and aesthetic physicians, extenders, and others who use biostimulatory fillers for body shaping and sculpting.
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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Medical Education Resources is a provider of continuing nursing education by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider #CEP 12299, for 1.0 contact hours.
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