CME: PLLA: The Right Patient at the Right Time

PLLA: The Right Patient at the Right Time

PLLA: The Right Patient at the Right Time

Choosing the right patient for the right procedure is crucial in aesthetic medicine. Here are the key factors to consider.

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Time to complete: 15-minutes


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  • Overview

    Determining which patients will benefit from biostimulant injections and which will benefit from surgery is an important consideration for aesthetic clinicians. This discussion addresses the specific factors that can help guide optimal product selection, administration techniques, and sequencing.

  • Disclosure of Conflicts of Interest

    In accordance with the ACCME Standards for Commercial Support, Global Learning Collaborative (GLC) requires that individuals in a position to control the content of an educational activity disclose all relevant financial relationships with any commercial interest. GLC resolves all conflicts of interest to ensure independence, objectivity, balance, and scientific rigor in all its educational programs.

    Jason D. Bloom, MD, FACS
    Adjunct Assistant Professor
    Department of Otolaryngology: Head & Neck Surgery
    University of Pennsylvania
    Philadelphia, PA
    Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
    Bloom Facial Plastic Surgery
    Bryn Mawr, PA
    Consulting Fees: Allergan, Endo Pharmaceuticals, Evolus, Galderma, Merz, Prollenium, Remedly, Revance

    Melanie D. Palm, MD, MBA, FAAD, FAACS
    Medical Director, Art of Skin, MD
    Solana Beach, CA
    Associate Clinical Professor, University of California at San Diego (UCSD)
    San Diego, CA
    Consulting Fees: Alastin, Allergan, BTL, Galderma
    Contracted Research: Alastin, Allergan, BTL, Galderma, Merz
    Ownership Interest: Revance

    Susan H. Weinkle, MD
    Associate Clinical Professor of Dermatology
    University of South Florida
    Tampa, FL
    Contracted Research: Allergan, Galderma

    Reviewers/Content Planners/Authors:

    • Sean T. Barrett has nothing to disclose.
    • Stephen Chavez has nothing to disclose.
    • Amanda Hilferty has nothing to disclose.
    • William A. Mencia, MD, FACEHP, CHCP has nothing to disclose.
    • Brian P. McDonough, MD, FAAFP has nothing to disclose.
  • Learning Objectives

    After participating in this educational activity, participants should be better able to:

    • Recognize important factors that guide optimal product selection, treatment placement, injection techniques, and sequencing.
    • Describe how to differentiate patients who will benefit from PLLA injection versus surgery.
  • Target Audience

    This activity is designed to meet the educational needs of dermatologists and plastic surgeons.

  • Accreditation and Credit Designation Statements

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

    Global Learning Collaborative designates this enduring material for a maximum of .25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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  • Commercial Support

    This activity is supported by an independent educational grant from Galderma.

  • Disclaimer

    The views and opinions expressed in this educational activity are those of the faculty and do not necessarily represent the views of GLC and Prova Education. This presentation is not intended to define an exclusive course of patient management; the participant should use his/her clinical judgment, knowledge, experience and diagnostic skills in applying or adopting for professional use any of the information provided herein. Any procedures, medications, or other courses of diagnosis or treatment discussed or suggested in this activity should not be used by clinicians without evaluation of their patients’ conditions and possible contraindications or dangers in use, review of any applicable manufacturer’s product information, and comparison with recommendations of other authorities. Links to other sites may be provided as additional sources of information. Once you elect to link to a site outside of Prova Education you are subject to the terms and conditions of use, including copyright and licensing restriction, of that site.

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