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Session Information

SYM S059 - Aging Gracefully

Open admission to eligible categories, no tuition or ticket


Date: Tuesday, March 05

CME Credits: 3.00

Location: Flamingo 3

Time: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Director: Dee Anna Glaser, MD, FAAD


  • Sue Ellen Cox, MD, FAAD
  • Christine A. DeWitt, MD, FAAD
  • Zoe Diana Draelos, MD, FAAD - Handout
  • Patricia Farris, MD, FAAD
  • Dana Lynn Sachs, MD, FAAD

Learning Objectives:
Following this course, the attendee should be able to:

  • Describe areas of intervention in the skin aging process.
  • Develop treatment plans for patients that help to decrease or slow the aging appearance.
  • Discuss with patients the pros and cons of hormonal therapy to prevent aging.

Preventing and treating the aging process and its effects on the skin is commonly sought by our patients. This session will examine the concepts of the aging process. New topical agents will be reviewed to treat the aging skin. In addition the efficacy and safety of hormonal therapies for aging will be discontinued. Simple but effective treatments that dermatologists can perform will be discussed. This is an important session for dermatologist to advise and treat patients who hope to look and feel as young as possible.


  • Zouboulis CC., Makrantonaki E. Clinical aspects and Molecular Diagnostics of skin aging. Clinics in Dermatology 29 (1): 3-14, 2011 Jan-Feb.
  • Draelos ZD. Cosmetic Dermatology: Products & Procedures. Hoboken, NJ Wiley Blackwell; 2010.


Tuesday, March 05
2:00 PMIntroduction / Dr. Glaser
2:10 PMTheories of Aging with Grace / Dr. Draelos
2:30 PMUsing Retinoids to Treat Photoaging / Dr. Sachs
3:00 PMAging Gracefully: the Role of Topical Agents / Dr. Farris
3:25 PMQuestions & Answers / All faculty
3:30 PMAging Gracefully: the Use of Fillers & Botulinum Toxins / Dr. Cox
3:55 PMThings All Dermatologists Can Offer Their Aging Patients / Dr. Glaser
4:20 PMThe Role of Hormone Use in Aging Prevention: Efficacy and Safety / Dr. DeWitt
4:45 PMQuestions & Answers / All faculty