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Session Information

SYM S016 - Cosmetics

Open admission to eligible categories, no tuition or ticket


Date: Saturday, March 22

CME Credits: 3.00

Location: Four Seasons Ballroom 2/3

Time: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Director: Diane S. Berson, MD, FAAD

  • Zoe Diana Draelos, MD, FAAD - Handout
  • Patricia Farris, MD, FAAD
  • Pearl E. Grimes, MD, FAAD
  • Mary P. Lupo, MD, FAAD
  • Mary S. Matsui, PhD
  • Nicole Elaine Rogers, MD, FAAD - Handout
  • Dana Lynn Sachs, MD, FAAD
  • Rashmi Sarkar, MD

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

  • Discuss new trends and concepts in cosmetic dermatology, including studies regarding nutrition, neutraceuticals, retinoids, 5-FU and photoprotective ingredients.
  • Review treatments for hyperpigmentation, including cosmeceuticals and chemical peels.
  • Select cosmeceuticals to incorporate into dermatology practice.

Cosmetic dermatology has grown significantly in the practice of dermatology. This session will review what is new, including new trends and concept introductions. The science linking nutrition to skin aging and use of neutraceuticals as an adjunct to skin rejuvenation will be discussed, as well as recent research on the use of retinoids and 5-FU for aging skin. A range of ingredients deemed to have photoprotective properties will be reviewed in light of credible (and incredible) evidence for efficacy. Cosmetic treatment of hyperpigmentation and the science of chemical peels will also be reviewed, as well as cosmetic aspects of hair care. Finally, incorporating cosmeceuticals into medical, surgical and cosmetic dermatology practices will be discussed.


Saturday, March 22
9:00 AMWelcome and Introduction / Dr. Berson
9:05 AMNutricosmetics: The Impact of Nutrition on Skin Health and Beauty / Dr. Farris
9:25 AMWhat's New in Cosmetic Dermatology / Dr. Draelos
9:45 AMTopical Therapy for Aging Skin / Dr. Sachs
10:05 AMBotanical Extracts for Photoprotection / Dr. Matsui
10:25 AMCosmeceuticals for the Complete Dermatology Practice: Medical, Surgical, Cosmetic / Dr. Lupo
10:45 AMCosmetic Treatment of Hyperpigmentation / Dr. Sarkar
11:05 AMThe Science of Chemical Peels / Dr. Grimes
11:25 AMGreat Hair: Getting Past the Hype / Dr. Rogers
11:45 AMQuestions and Answers / All faculty