Essentials of Cosmetic Dermatology course description

Essentials of Cosmetic Dermatology is designed to provide practical cosmetic dermatology information to residents and fellows in dermatology training programs. Topics include use of fillers and neuromodulators, including adverse effects, liposuction, hair transplantation, lasers, cosmeceuticals and treatment of scars. The course will also include the ever popular live patient demonstrations of cosmetic techniques.

Target audience

This course is designed for dermatology residents and fellows in need of training in cosmetic dermatology beyond what is available in residency training programs.

Learning objectives

After participation in the course, learners should be able to:

  1. Assess the benefits and risks of performing procedures commonly used in cosmetic dermatology according to a patient’s clinical situation.
  2. Describe the risks of each cosmetic procedure and methods to minimize such risks.
  3. Perform procedures commonly used in cosmetic dermatology, including botulinum toxin injections, laser surgery, fillers, chemical peels, dermabrasion, and liposuction.
  4. Educate patients on appropriate skin care associated with cosmetic dermatology procedures.

CME accreditation

The American Academy of Dermatology is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

AMA credit designation

The American Academy of Dermatology designates this live activity for a maximum of 15.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

AAD recognized credit

This CME activity is recognized by the American Academy of Dermatology for 15.25 AAD Recognized Credits and may be used toward the American Academy of Dermatology’s Continuing Medical Education Award.