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AAAM LEVEL 2 DIPLOMA COURSE
November 9-13, 2020
Orlando, Florida

Faculty: Michel Akl, MD (USA); Nina Desai, MD (USA); Alejandro Espaillat, MD (USA); Marcelo Suarez, MD (USA); Manon Pilon (Canada).

Day 1: Monday, November 9, 2020. Marcelo Suarez, MD
COSMETIC DERMATOLOGY & MINIMALLY INVASIVE SURGICAL PROCEDURES
07:30 – 08:30

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
Skin Care

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
16:00 – 16:30 Medical Spa Start-Up Overview
  • Feasibility
  • Structure
  • Business Plan
  • Inventory Management
16:30 – 16:45 Multiple Choice Assessment Quiz on Cosmetic Dermatology & Minimally Invasive Skin Procedures
16:45 – 17:30 Hands-on Workshop of Minimally Invasive Surgical Procedures (using skin pads)
Day 2: Tuesday, November 10, 2020. Alejandro Espaillat, MD
Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) + Micro-Needling
08:00 – 08:30 Continental Breakfast
8:30 – 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
  • PRP Mechanisms of Action
10:30 – 11:00 COFFEE BREAK
11:00 – 12:30 PRP Technique
  • Platelet Harvesting
  • Reducing Platelets Poor Plasma
  • PRP Preparation
  • PRP Injection
  • Post Treatment Instructions
  • Contraindications and Complications
12:30 – 13:30 LUNCH
13:30 – 15:00 PRP Indications
  • 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  
15:45 – 17:30 Practical Workshop and Hands-On with PRP
DAY 3: Wednesday, November 11, 2020. Michel Akl, MD
PAIN MANAGEMENT and SCLEROTHERAPY
08:00 – 08:30 Continental Breakfast
08:30 – 10:30

Pain Management
Nerve Blocks

  • Facial Nerve Anatomy
  • Trigeminal Nerve Anatomy
  • Supraorbital, Infraorbital, Maxilar and Mandible Nerve Blocks
10:30 – 11:00

COFFEE BREAK

11:00 – 12:30

Nerve Blocks

  • Facial Nerve Anatomy
  • Trigeminal Nerve Anatomy
  • Supraorbital, Infraorbital, Maxilar and Mandible Nerve Blocks
12:30 – 13:30 LUNCH  
13:30 – 15:00 Sclerotherapy in Aesthetic Medicine
  • Introduction to Phlebology
  • Treatment of Telangiectasia and Varicose Veins
  • Lifestyle and Conservative Medical Management
  • Sclerotherapy
  • Vascular Lasers
15:00 – 15:15 COFFEE BREAK
15:15 – 15:30 Multiple Choice Assessment Quiz on Phlebology
15:30 - 17:30 Hands-On Demonstration and Workshop on Sclerotherapy
Day 4: Thursday, November 12, 2020. Manon Pilon
MARKETING AND BUSINESS STRATEGIES FOR A SUCCESSFUL MEDSPA
08:00 – 08:30 Continental Breakfast
08:30 – 08:45 Introductions and Objectives of Course Attendees
08:45 – 10:30

Marketing Strategies

  • Learn marketing strategies and concepts that have transformed medical spas, spas and clinics worldwide
  • Learn ways to increase revenue and credibility by offering new approaches
  • Learn how to double your revenue and build customer loyalty
10:30 – 11:00 COFFEE BREAK
11:00 – 12:30

Marketing Strategies continued

  • Easy and effective marketing ideas
  • How to choose the right services for today's medical spas
  • Service
    Most profitable
    Least profitable
    Most strategic
  • Effective services and product development
  • Benefits of cross marketing services and products
  • Public Relations companies and publicity strategies
  • Internet strategies
  • Efficient and cost effective marketing tools
12:30 – 13:30 LUNCH
13:30 – 15:00 Staffing
  • The importance of the first interview
  • "Must have" qualities of each employee
  • How to impact employees performance with motivation
  • The value of detailed job descriptions
  • Tips on how to manage staff
  • Compensation structure
15:00 – 15:30

COFFEE BREAK

16:00 – 16:30 Medical Spa Start-Up Overview
  • Feasibility
  • Structure
  • Business Plan
  • Inventory Management
16:30 – 16:45 Multiple Choice Assessment Quiz on Medical Spa Marketing
16:45 – 17:30 Overview of Objectives & Question and Answer Session
17:30 – 18:15 Commercial on MedSpa Services and Products (non CME)
Day 5: Friday, November 13, 2020. Nina Desai, MD
ADVANCED BOTULINUM TOXIN TYPE A AND FACIAL DERMAL FILLERS
08:00 – 08:30 Continental Breakfast
08:30 – 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
  • 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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