Level 2 Diploma Course + 18th Congress

November 6 - November 12, 2022 (Long Beach, California)

Scientific Agenda

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AAAM LEVEL 2 DIPLOMA COURSE +18th Congress
November 6-10. 2022
Long Beach, California


Faculty: Michel Akl, MD (USA); John Kim, MD (USA); Youssef Dakka, MD (USA) Daniela Cancado (USA)


Day 1: Sunday, November 6.  Faculty: John Kim, MD
COSMETIC DERMATOLOGY & MINIMALLY INVASIVE SURGICAL PROCEDURES

 

07:30 – 08:30

Registration & Continental Breakfast

 

08:30 – 10:30

Introduction to Dermatology

 

10:30 – 11:00

COFFEE BREAK

 

11:00 – 12:30

  • Sun Protection of All Skin Types
  • Pigment Disorders
  • Dark Circles

 

12:30 – 13:30

LUNCH

 

13:30 – 15:00

Acne

  • Etiology
  • Classification
  • Complications
  • Treatment

Rosacea

  • Causes of Rosacea
  • Treatments

Cellulite
Scar Management
Hair Restoration

 

15:00 – 15:30

COFFEE BREAK

 

15:30 – 16:30

Minimally Invasive Surgical Procedures

  • Excisional Biopsy
  • Punch and Shave Biopsy of the Skin
  • Subcision for Acne Scars
  • Subcision for Cellulite Dimples
  • Epidermal Cyst Excision
  • Lipoma Excision
  • Skin Tag Removal
  • Laceration repair

 

16:30 – 17:00

Hands-on Workshop of Minimally Invasive Surgical Procedures (using skin pads)

 

17:00 – 17:30

Multiple Choice Assessment Quiz on Cosmetic Dermatology & Minimally Invasive Skin Procedures

 

Day 2: Monday, November 7. Faculty: Daniela Cancado
MARKETING AND BUSINESS STRATEGIES FOR A SUCCESSFUL MEDSPA

 

07:30 – 08:30

Registration and Continental Breakfast

 

08:30 – 08:45

Introductions and Learning Objectives

  • Current trends in the medical aesthetic and spa industry
  • Understanding a medical spa business plan
  • Spa Medical Director Rules & Regulations
  • Setting up an aesthetic medicine spa practice A-Z
  • Marketing strategies for a successful medical spa

 

08:45 – 10:30

Business Development

  • Aesthetic Market Trends
  • The Anatomy of an Aesthetic Market Practice

 

10:30 – 11:00

COFFEE BREAK

 

11:00 – 12:30

Business Development Continued

  • Medical Directorship: Policies & Procedures
  • Q & A

 

12:30 – 13:30

LUNCH

 

13:30 – 15:00

Medical Spa Marketing Part 1

 

15:00 - 15:30

  COFFEE BREAK

 

15:30 - 16:30   

Medical Spa Marketing Part 2

 

16:30 – 16:45

Multiple Choice Assessment Quiz on Medical Spa Marketing

 

16:45 – 17:30

Overview of Objectives and Q&A Session

 

Day 3: Tuesday, November 8. Faculty: Michel Akl, MD
FACIAL ANATOMY, PAIN MANAGEMENT, SCLEROTHERAPY, and COMBINED TREATMENTS

 

08:00 – 08:30

Continental Breakfast

 

08:30 – 09:15

Facial Anatomy

  • Basics on general head anatomy
  • Understanding anatomical differences in ethnic groups
  • Identifying vascular and neural danger zones to prevent complications

09:15 – 10:00

Interactive Workshop on Facial Anatomy

  • Identifying facial anatomy
  • Discussion of how treatments may vary

10:00 – 10:30

Quiz on Facial Anatomy



 

10:00 – 10:30

Pain Management & Nerve Blocks

  • Facial Nerve Anatomy
  • Trigeminal Nerve Anatomy
  • Supraorbital, Infraorbital, Maxillary and Mandible Nerve Blocks

10:30 – 11:00

COFFEE BREAK

11:00 – 12:00

Pain Management & Nerve Blocks Cont’d

  • Facial Nerve Anatomy
  • Trigeminal Nerve Anatomy
  • Supraorbital, Infraorbital, Maxillary and Mandible Nerve Blocks



 

12:30 – 13:30

LUNCH

13:30 – 15:00

Sclerotherapy

  • Introduction to Sclerotherapy
  • Lower Leg Vein Anatomy & Pathophysiology
  • Treatment Options
  • Sclerosing Agents
  • Complications
  • Video of Sclerotherapy Treatment

15:00 – 15:15

COFFEE BREAK

15:30 – 17:30

Combined Treatments

  • Combining Thread lift and Dermal Fillers

Day 4: Wednesday, November 9. Faculty: Michel Akl, MD
PLATELET RICH PLASMA (PRP) + MICRO-NEEDLING

08:00 – 08:30

Continental Breakfast

08:30 – 10:30

Introduction

  • Concept of Beauty
  • Aging: The Prevalent Theory
    - When and Why PRP
    - When and Why Other Rejuvenation Techniques
  • Rules of Rejuvenation
  • History of PRP Development in the Last 20 Years-What does the scientific literature show?
  • Limitations on use: FDA Guidance, ADA Position
  • Latest use by respected institutions

10:30 – 11:00

COFFEE BREAK

11:00 – 11:30

Open Discussion and Scientific Debate

11:30 – 12:30

PRP Science and Mechanisms of Action

  • Platelet Harvesting
  • Reducing Platelets Poor Plasma
  • PRP Preparation
  • Post Treatment Instructions
  • Contraindications and Complications

12:30 – 13:30

LUNCH

13:30 – 15:00

PRP Indications in Scientific Literature

  • Facial Rejuvenation
  • Hand Rejuvenation
  • Hair Restoration
  • Scar Treatment
  • Acne Treatment

15:00 – 15:30

  COFFEE BREAK

15:30 – 15:45

Multiple Choice Assessment Quiz on PRP-Closing Remarks and Course Evaluation

Day 5: Thursday, November 10.  Faculty: Youssef Dakka, MD
BOTULINUM TOXIN A & SKIN FILLERS: ADVANCED INDICATIONS AND TECHNIQUES

08:00 – 08:30

Continental Breakfast

8:30 – 10:30

Introduction: What is Beauty?
Botulinum Toxin A

  • Analysis of Facial Beauty
  • Pharmacology of Botulinum Toxin A
  • Frown Lines and Brow Lifting
  • Periocular Rejuvenation
  • Periorbital Rejuvenation
  • Platysmal Band Rejuvenation
  • Hyperhidrosis
  • Management of Complications from Botulinum Toxin A injections

10:30 – 10:45

COFFEE BREAK

10:45 – 12:15

Skin Fillers

  • Hyaluronic Acid Fillers for Facial Aesthetic Enhancement
  • Calcium Hydroxylapatite Facial Sculpting
  • Facial Sculpting with Poly-L-Lactic Acid
  • Advanced Volume Restoration of the Lower Face
  • Restoration of Lip Volume and Definition Using Facial Fillers
  • Advanced Volume Restoration of the Aging Face
  • Blunt Facial Cannula Technique
  • The Role of Tropical Agents and Regional Blocks
  • Management of Complications of Filler Injections

12:15 – 12:30

Multiple Choice Assessment Quiz Botulinum Toxin A and Skin Fillers

12:30 – 13:30

LUNCH

13:30 – 17:30

Live Demonstrations and Hands-on Workshop on Advanced Indications for Botulinum Toxin A and Skin Fillers

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