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Scientific Strategies for Combining Botulinum Neurotoxins With Soft-Tissue Fillers: Part 1 (Lecture)

  • Authors: Hema Sundaram, MD
  • CME/CE Released: 9/30/2010
  • Valid for credit through: 9/30/2011, 11:59 PM EST
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Target Audience and Goal Statement

This activity is intended for dermatologists, plastic surgeons, primary care providers, and nurses who are involved in aesthetic procedures.

The goal of this activity is to review the scientific strategies that inform successful aesthetic treatment with neurotoxins and dermal fillers.

Upon completion of this activity, participants will be able to:

  1. Review the aims of botulinum neurotoxin treatment and dermal filler treatment
  2. Examine the application of facial anatomy to the design of botulinum neurotoxin injection plans 
  3. Design full-face aesthetic treatment plans that incorporate botulinum neurotoxins and dermal fillers


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  • Hema Sundaram, MD

    Founder and Director, Dermatology, Cosmetic & Laser Surgery, Rockville, Maryland, and Fairfax, Virginia


    Disclosure: Hema Sundaram, MD, has disclosed the following relevant financial relationships:
    Received grants for clinical research from: Medicis Pharmaceutical Corporation
    Served as an advisor or consultant for: BioForm Medical/Merz Pharmaceuticals; Johnson & Johnson Pharmaceutical Research & Development L.L.C.; Medicis Pharmaceutical Corporation; Mentor Corporation; Suneva Medical Inc
    Served as a speaker or a member of a speakers bureau for: BioForm Medical/Merz Pharmaceuticals; Medicis Pharmaceutical Corporation

    Dr. Sundaram does intend to discuss off-label uses of drugs, mechanical devices, biologics, or diagnostics approved by the FDA for use in the United States.

    Dr. Sundaram does intend to discuss investigational drugs, mechanical devices, biologics, or diagnostics not approved by the FDA for use in the United States.


  • Kristin M. Richardson

    Scientific Director, Medscape, LLC


    Kristin M. Richardson has disclosed no relevant financial relationships.

  • Elizabeth Samander, PhD

    Scientific Director, Medscape, LLC


    Disclosure: Elizabeth Samander, PhD, has disclosed no relevant financial relationships.

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  • Laurie E. Scudder, DNP, NP

    Accreditation Coordinator, Continuing Professional Education Department, Medscape, LLC; Clinical Assistant Professor, School of Nursing and Allied Health, George Washington University, Washington, DC; Nurse Practitioner, School-Based Health Centers, Baltimore City Public Schools, Baltimore, Maryland


    Disclosure: Laurie E. Scudder, DNP, NP, has disclosed no relevant financial relationships.

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Scientific Strategies for Combining Botulinum Neurotoxins With Soft-Tissue Fillers: Part 1 (Lecture)

Authors: Hema Sundaram, MDFaculty and Disclosures

CME/CE Released: 9/30/2010

Valid for credit through: 9/30/2011, 11:59 PM EST



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