According to recent polls, a growing percentage of Americans ages 15 to 44 suffer from severe acne, with over 34% in men and 27% in women. Contrary to what we are led to believe, acne is not just a concern for adolescents, and the market reflects that. With the acne market over eight times greater than the entirety of cosmetic laser treatments, and dermatologists in ever-increasing demand, it is imperative for primary care physicians to act now and sign up for this program on Acne Therapies Training for an Aesthetic Practice.
This comprehensive one-day Acne Therapies Training for an Aesthetic Practice program will provide you with the skill sets for treating patients with acne; from conventional treatments to more advanced and cutting-edge methods. Microdermabrasion, lasers, chemicals peels, thermal and non-thermal light sources, cosmeceuticals, and dermal delivery systems are just a few of the revolutionary procedures you will learn for treating a variety of skin conditions.
Blue Light Therapy Treatment for Acne
Ablative Laser Treatment for Acne Scars
Learn how external factors (diet, insulin levels, etc.) can affect also acne, and be made aware of the latest information on prescribed and OTC treatments. In addition, participants will learn selection criteria: how to assess a patient’s acne and determining the best course of action and treatment options.
As part of the acne training workshop and acne treatment therapies for an Aesthetic Practice, you will also receive a wealth of information on Accutane; its usages, prescribed dosing, side effects, and spotlight in the media. You will also be made aware of when Accutane is a suitable choice (i.e. severe nodular acne) and when a different method of treatment should be prescribed.
We designed this acne training program with the aim of getting primary care physicians the continuing education on acne treatment, latest technologies, and alternatives to prescribing Accutane. If you have a medical practice, or an aesthetic practice, the choice to provide your patients with acne services is beneficial to both you and your patients. Upon completion of the acne training course, you will provide services and treatment options as any dermatologist.
We will also provide you with the opportunity to create sub-specialties within your practice, creating cash-basis services that we will teach you to promote easily and effectively, increasing the overall revenue of your practice.
Acne Treatment Using 1064nm Nd: YAG Laser
Comedone Extraction Procedure
In addition to learning the ins and outs of the procedures themselves, we also provide lessons in procedure pricing and marketing strategies to ensure financial success. These tools have been field tested and implemented in our own practices. Again, the goal is for you to leave the acne training workshop confident in the procedure itself, but also confident that this will be a lucrative opportunity for your practice.
Our business training can also be found online, via special Training Webinars, which can be completed prior to or subsequently to the workshop. Be sure to check the schedule on our website for upcoming dates.
|9:00am-9:30am||Review of the physiology of Acne, causes, environmental factors, and psycho-social implications on patients. Market size for Acne Conditions in the United States, Marketing Considerations, and Physiology of Acne including, Classifications of Acne & Severity (Burton Scale), physical examination guidelines and corresponding treatment options. Review and identification of Acne Variants.|
|9:30am–10:30am||Conventional Therapies for Acne treatments including oral and topical and prescription drugs including the advantage of compounded prescriptions in delivering combination treatments. Patient Relative and Absolute Contraindications, Adverse Reactions, and General Dosing Guidelines are presented. Combination therapies including cosmeceuticals are presented for post treatment care.|
|10:45am–12:00pm||Pros and cons of Oral Isotretinoin (Accutane) for unresponsive acne, guidelines for administration, dosing recommendations, and overview of results. Introduction to the FDA I-Pledge program and the administrative requirements for prescribing within the I-Pledge program including monthly monitoring and assessment. Hormonal acne in women, PCOS identification, recommendations, and the possible use of oral contraceptives in women including FDA Approved and Non-FDA recommendations. Combination therapies including hormone alternative such as Spironolactone and modified conjunctive Acne Diet are presented.|
|1:00pm-2:15pm||Introduction to mechanical treatments alternatives for Acne including medical chemical peels (BHA and Next Generation Caustic Acids), microdermabrasion, and general protocols for adult acne and acne vulgaris as well as integration of these mechanical treatments with other acne therapies. Alternative mechanical treatments for acne including Photodynamic Therapies – (5-ALA/Kerastik) and other bio-stimulation acne treatments (Blue Light | Red Light) for stand-alone or combination therapies including sample protocols. Combination mid-infrared laser light energies for inflammatory acnes using 1064nm NdYag, 1450nm, and 1540nm wavelength lasers in combination with Intense Pulse Light treatments.|
|2:30pm-3:30pm||Treatment options for acne scarring including ablative laser technologies (CO2, ER-Yag, and Sub-Ablative). Surgical mechanical treatments for acne scarring including Microneedling, Subcission Surgery and Techniques, Comedone Extraction, and TCA scar revision for ice pick scarring. All surgical mechanical treatment protocols are provided as well as interpreting expected results for patients.|
|3:45pm-4:30pm||Q&A, Pricing and Packaging and general review of protocols within Appendix A.|
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