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Session Information

FRM F046 - Cosmetic Procedures in Darker Racial Ethnic Groups

Open admission to eligible categories, no tuition or ticket


Date: Saturday, March 02

CME Credits: 2.00

Location: Room B212/213

Time: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Director: Pearl E. Grimes, MD, FAAD - Handout


  • Andrew F. Alexis, MD, FAAD
  • Valerie D. Callender, MD, FAAD
  • H. Ray Jalian, MD, FAAD
  • Rafael Nunes, MD - Handout
  • Maritza I. Perez, MD, FAAD - Handout
  • Marta I. Rendon, MD, FAAD
  • Rashmi Sarkar, MD

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

  • Distinguish morphologic, physiologic and aging differences.
  • Discuss protocols, benefits as well as risks of key topical agents, and surgical protocols including chemical peels, lasers, skin tightening procedures and tissue augmentation.
  • Provide an overview of managing complications from cosmetic procedures in darker racial ethnic groups.

By the year 2050, 50% of the US population will comprise individuals who are skin types IV-VI. Cosmetic procedures are growing rapidly in this group. Because of the unique morphologic, physiologic and aging differences in such individuals, the treating physician should be cognizant of these issues in choosing appropriate topical regimens and surgical protocols.


Saturday, March 02
10:00 AMIntroduction / Dr. Grimes
10:05 AMUnderstanding the Vicissitudes of Ethnic Skin / Dr. Alexis
10:17 AMPigmentary Imperfections: Staying Out of the Weeds! / Dr. Rendon
10:29 AMChemical Peels: A Global Perspective / Dr. Sarkar
10:41 AMTissue Tightening Procedures / Dr. Perez
10:53 AMLaser Hair Removal / Dr. Jalian
11:05 AMFillers: Liquid Gold / Dr. Callender
11:17 AMBody Contouring Procedures: A Plastic Surgeon's Perspective / Dr. Nunes
11:29 AMManaging Complications: The Good, the Bad & the Ugly / Dr. Grimes
11:41 AMQ&A / All faculty