Highlights From Facial Aesthetics Summit 2020: Clinical Considerations

1.25 CME
$0 FEE
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Provider Statement

This continuing medical education activity is provided by vindico

Activity Description

Aesthetic Medicine is a developing clinical subspecialty, primarily based on the use of minimally invasive cosmetic treatments to enhance patient satisfaction with physical appearance. Forecasts for procedures and expenditures indicate that they are expected to continue to increase. The subspecialty of aesthetic medicine is no longer exclusively limited to the fields of plastic surgery and dermatology. Many specialties are increasingly offering aesthetic medical procedures to better accommodate their patients’ needs. As such, it is important that practitioners continue to educate themselves about the latest information and procedures that lead to outcomes in which complications are reduced and patient satisfaction is increased. This educational monograph is designed to improve knowledge and competence about facial aesthetic anatomy, assessment, emerging products, and potential complications.

Support Statement

This activity is supported by educational grants from Allergan, Inc.; Galderma Laboratories, L.P.; and Evolus, Inc.

Target Audience

The intended audience for this activity is dermatologists, plastic surgeons, facial plastic surgeons, oculoplastic surgeons, and other health care professionals treating patients undergoing facial aesthetic procedures.

Learning Objectives

Upon successful completion of this activity, participants should be better able to: 

  • Summarize the anatomical changes that occur with aging, and how they affect appearance and patient confidence.
  • Incorporate comprehensive patient assessment prior to performing facial aesthetic procedures to improve treatment selection, outcomes, and patient satisfaction.
  • Differentiate among dermal filler agents, botulinum toxins, and other facial injectables used for cosmetic rejuvenation.
  • Demonstrate the use of facial dermal fillers and neurotoxins in the face, alone and in combination with other aesthetic procedures, to optimize the results of cosmetic rejuvenation.

Activity Chair

Wendy W. Lee, MD
Professor of Clinical Ophthalmology and Dermatology
Director of the Bascom Palmer Aesthetics Center
Bascom Palmer Eye Institute
University of Miami Miller School of Medicine
Miami, FL


Charles M. Boyd, MD, MBA, FACS
Medical Director
BOYD Beauty
Birmingham, MI

Steve G. Yoelin, MD
Private Practice
Newport Beach, CA

Medical Writer

Valerie Zimmerman, PhD


Ronald A. Codario, MD, EMBA, FACP, FNLA, RPVI, CHCP


Vindico Medical Education is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation

Vindico Medical Education designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This enduring material is approved for 1 year from the date of original release, March 31, 2021, to March 30, 2022.

MIPS Qualifying Activity


Completion of this accredited CME activity meets the expectations of an Accredited Safety or Quality Improvement Program (IA_PSPA_28) for the Merit-based Incentive Payment Program (MIPS). Participants who successfully complete the activity and its performance assessment will receive printable documentation of successful completion for MIPS self-reporting.
To meet the criteria for improvement activities in the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) of Quality Payment Program (QPP), accredited CME providers need to implement activities that:

  • address a quality or safety gap that is supported by a needs assessment or problem analysis or support the completion of such a needs assessment as part of the activity;
  • have specific, measurable aim(s) for improvement;
  • include interventions intended to result in improvement;
  • include data collection and analysis of performance data to assess the impact of the interventions; and
  • define meaningful clinician participation in their activity, describe the mechanism for identifying clinicians who meet the requirements, and provide participant completion information.

How to Participate in This Activity and Obtain CME Credit

To participate in this CE activity, you must read the objectives, answer the pretest questions, view the content, and complete the posttest and evaluation. Provide only one (1) correct answer for each question. A satisfactory score is defined as answering 7 of the 10 posttest questions correctly. Upon receipt of the completed materials, if a satisfactory score on the posttest is achieved, Vindico Medical Education will issue an AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ Certificate.


In accordance with the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education’s Standards for Commercial Support, all accredited providers are required to mitigate and disclose to the activity audience the relevant financial relationships of the planners, teachers, and authors involved in the development of accredited content. An individual has a relevant financial relationship if he or she has a financial relationship in any amount occurring in the last 12 months with a commercial interest whose products or services are discussed in the accredited activity content over which the individual has control. Relationship information appears below.

Faculty reports the following relationship(s)

Charles M. Boyd, MD, MBA, FACS
Consulting Fee: Evolus, Revance
Speakers Bureau: Allergan, Galderma

Wendy W. Lee, MD
Consulting Fee: Allergan, Evolus, Galderma, Horizon, Mallinckrodt, Revance, Solta, Vertical/Osmotica

Steve G. Yoelin, MD
Consulting Fee: Allergan, Endo, Galderma, Suneva
Speakers Bureau: Allergan, Endo, Galderma, Suneva
Contracted Research: Allergan, Merz

Medical Writer reports the following relationship(s)

Valerie Zimmerman, PhD
No relevant financial relationships to disclose. 

Reviewer reports the following relationship(s)

Ronald A. Codario, MD, EMBA, FACP, FNLA, RPVI, CHCP
No relevant financial relationships to disclose. 

Vindico Medical Education staff report the following relationship(s)

No relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Signed disclosures are on file at Vindico Medical Education, Office of Medical Affairs and Compliance.

The articles in this monograph were composed by medical writer Valerie Zimmerman, PhD, based on the presentations of Drs. Boyd, Lee, and Yoelin during the Facial Aesthetics Summit for Fellows on December 5, 2020. The monograph has been approved by each of the authors individually as an accurate representation of their presentation.

Unlabeled and Investigational Usage

The audience is advised that this continuing education activity may contain references to unlabeled uses of US Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-approved products or to products not approved by the FDA for use in the United States. The faculty members have been made aware of their obligation to disclose such usage. All activity participants will be informed if any speakers/authors intend to discuss either non–FDA-approved or investigational use of products/devices.

Copyright Statement

Created and published by Vindico Medical Education, 6900 Grove Road, Building 100, Thorofare, NJ 08086-9447. Telephone: 856-994-9400; Fax: 856-384-6680. Printed in the USA. Copyright © 2021 Vindico Medical Education. All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced without written permission from the publisher. The material presented at or in any of Vindico Medical Education continuing medical education activities does not necessarily reflect the views and opinions of Vindico Medical Education. Neither Vindico Medical Education nor the faculty endorse or recommend any techniques, commercial products, or manufacturers. The faculty/authors may discuss the use of materials and/or products that have not yet been approved by the US Food and Drug Administration. All readers and continuing education participants should verify all information before treating patients or utilizing any product.

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