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Session Information

FRM F123 - Science Behind Beauty

Open admission to eligible categories, no tuition or ticket


Date: Monday, March 04

CME Credits: 2.00

Location: Flamingo 4

Time: 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Director: Sewon Kang, MD, FAAD

Learning Objectives:
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.