Aesthetic Procedures Course Description
Course Credits: Earn up to 15 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ and AAFP Prescribed Credits.
Aesthetic Procedures is a two-day course.
As the population ages, more clinicians are being asked to provide non-surgical aesthetic services for their patients. This course is designed to review common aesthetic techniques currently suitable for the primary care physician. The techniques will be demonstrated when appropriate. Some approaches may require more in-depth study prior to implementation.
By the end of this activity, the participant should be better able to:
Cosmetic Patient Evaluation
- Discuss the unique requirements of the cosmetic patient.
- Conduct an effective cosmetic patient consultation.
- Identify various dermatologic classifications for an appropriate patient assessment.
- Discuss the general aging process of the skin.
Botulinumtoxin A and Soft Tissue Fillers
- Learn what kind of wrinkles can be improved by non-surgical clinical methods.
- Discuss Botulinumtoxin A storage, reconstitution, and injection techniques.
- Know how to select and implement tissue fillers for the most effective patient outcome.
- Discuss the use of anesthetics during cosmetic procedures.
Microdermabrasion and Facial Peels
- Discuss the basics of providing physician-office-based skin care.
- Learn how to perform an exfoliating peel.
- Compare acid, microdermabrasion, and laser exfoliation techniques.
- Discuss the role of an aesthetician to assist with the office practice of skin care.
Submental Fat Injections
- Learn the indications for decreasing submental fat.
- Discuss the anatomy associated with removing and injecting submental fat.
- Review safe injection techniques for this procedure.
- Review the basic physics of laser operation.
- Become familiar with lasers for hair removal and wrinkle treatments.
- Determine whether laser hair removal is an appropriate therapy for your office.
Marketing Your Aesthetic Practice
- Locate a new practice either in existing office or a new location.
- Promote the practice through advertising.
- Plan to acquire new equipment and office personnel rationally.
- Plan a path to success in a rapidly growing competitive marketplace, even in a poor economy.
2021 Course Accreditation
The Texas Academy of Family Physicians designates this live activity for a maximum of 15.00 AMA PRA Category 1 credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
The AAFP has reviewed Aesthetics Procedures and deemed it acceptable for AAFP credit. Term of approval is from 03/04/2021 to 12/31/2021. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Credit approval includes the following sessions:
05/15/2021 – 15.00 In-Person, Live (could include online) AAFP Prescribed Credits – Aesthetics Procedures
09/11/2021 – 15.00 In-Person, Live (could include online) AAFP Prescribed Credits – Aesthetics Procedures
12/11/2021 – 15.00 In-Person, Live (could include online) AAFP Prescribed Credits – Aesthetics Procedures
2022 Course Accreditation
The Texas Academy of Family Physicians designates this live activity for a maximum of 15.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Application for CME credit has been filed with the American Academy of Family Physicians. Determination of credit is pending.
7:30 - 8 a.m.
- Registration and continental breakfast
8 - 9 a.m. — 1 CME credit
- Introducing the aesthetic patient
- The top nonsurgical cosmetic procedures
- Conducting an effective cosmetic consultation
- General aging process and common dermatological classifications
9 - 10 a.m. — 1 CME credit
- Physiology of muscle denervation
- Static vs. dynamic facial lines
- Handling, dilution and storage of botulinum toxin
10 - 10:15 a.m. — Break
10:15 a.m. - 12 p.m. — 1.75 CME Credits
- Facial muscle anatomy: Essentials to know
- Botulinum toxin injection techniques
- Post-treatment instructions
- Performing the clinical evaluation
12 - 1 p.m. — Lunch
1 - 2 p.m. — 1 CME Credits
- Botulinum toxin, continued
- Treatment contraindications
- Avoiding complications
- Video demonstrations and hands-on practice of injections
2 - 3 p.m. — 1 CME credits
- What can it really do for the skin?
- Components of a typical system
- Microdermabrasion and skin peels techniques
3 - 3:15 p.m. — Break
3:15 - 4:30 p.m. — 1.25 CME credits
- Submental fat injections evaluation
- Techniques for injection
- Submental fat injections techniques
4:30 - 5 p.m. — 0.5 CME credits
- Clinical questions for aesthetic procedures
- Additional questions of clinical nature
- Question and answer session
8 - 10 a.m. — 2 CME credits
- The role of lasers in aesthetics
- The physics of laser light
- Types of aesthetic lasers
- Intense pulsed light (IPL)
- Laser hair removal: How it works, who it helps
- Ablative versus non-ablative lasers
- Facial rejuvenation
- “Fat” lasers
10 - 10:15 a.m. — Break
10:15 a.m. - 12 p.m. — 1.75 CME credits
- Soft tissue fillers
- How are fillers used?
- Hyaluronic acid and other favorites
- Vermilion and nasolabial fold techniques
- Instructional video and hands-on techniques of soft tissue fillers
12 - 1 p.m. — Lunch
1 - 2 p.m. — 1 CME credits
- Hands-on filler evaluation and injection simulation
2 - 2:45 p.m. — 0.75 CME Credits
- Chemical skin exfoliation and fat injection
- Classifying acids and chemical peels
2:45 - 3 p.m. — Break
3 - 5 p.m. — 2 CME credits
- Starting up and marketing your new aesthetic practice
- Building and equipping a new practice
- Hiring and training a cohesive staff
- Creating the “aesthetic atmosphere”
- Insurance issues
- Questions and answer session
TOTAL CME CREDITS: 15
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