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Science Behind Beauty
Monday, March 04
3:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Sewon Kang, MD, FAAD
Following this course, the attendee should be able to:
- Identify features of intrinsic and extrinsic skin aging and recognize molecular basis for the associated clinical appearance.
- Describe mechanisms by which certain rejuvenating procedures (lasers, dermabrasions, filler injections) and medications (retinoids, 5-FU) improve aged phenotype.
- Describe scientific rationale to treat and/or limit skin aging processes.
Our understanding of molecular alterations that give rise to aged skin phenotype, particularly wrinkling, has improved in recent years. A review of this process will form the basis to critically examine how both medical and certain procedural interventions offer clinical benefits. In addition, evidence-based approach to retard skin aging will be discussed.