CME: From Theory to Technical Excellence: Implementing Microinjections and Cannula Injections into Practice

From Theory to Technical Excellence: Implementing Microinjections and Cannula Injections into Practice

From Theory to Technical Excellence: Implementing Microinjections and Cannula Injections into Practice
Participate in the following ECHO™ —a digital reinforcement tool that emphasizes content from the Aesthetics activity series.

Available credits: 0.25

Time to complete: 15 minutes


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  • Overview

    Minimally invasive, soft tissue filler use continues to rise in the US and plays an integral part in the correction of aesthetic changes associated with aging. The microinjections and blunt-tip cannula injections provide experienced aesthetic practitioners with an alternative to traditional dermal fillers. This educational activity will highlight some important factors to consider as you improve your technique and implement these advanced techniques into your practice.

    Some products discussed in this activity have not received regulatory approval by the US FDA for the discussed/demonstrated use(s). The FDA has stated that “good medical practice and the best interests of the patient require that physicians use legally available drugs, biologics and devices according to their best knowledge and judgement.”

  • Disclosure of Conflicts of Interest

    In accordance with the ACCME Standards for Commercial Support, The Omnia-Prova Education Collaborative (TOPEC) requires that individuals in a position to control the content of an educational activity disclose all relevant financial relationships with any commercial interest. TOPEC resolves all conflicts of interest to ensure independence, objectivity, balance, and scientific rigor in all its educational programs.

    Melanie D. Palm, MD, MBA, FAAD, FAACD
    Medical Director, Art of Skin, MD
    Solana Beach, CA
    Assistant Clinical Professor, University of California at San Diego (UCSD)
    San Diego, CA

    Financial disclosure:

    Dr. Palm receives consulting fees from Allergan, Ampersand, BTL, Galderma, ISDIN, Lumenis, Lutronic, and Merz; is a speaker for non-CME services for Allergan, BTL, Galderma, Lutronic, and Merz; and conducts contracted research with Allergan, Ampersand, and Galderma.

    Jason D. Bloom, MD
    Adjunct Assistant Professor of Otolaryngology: Head & Neck Surgery at the University of Pennsylvania
    Clinical Assistant Professor (Adjunct) of Dermatology at Temple University School of Medicine
    Philadelphia, PA
    Director of Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
    Main Line Center for Laser Surgery
    Ardmore, PA

    Financial disclosure:

    Dr. Bloom receives consulting fees from Allergan, Aqua Pharmaceuticals, Cearna/OcuMend, Endo Pharmaceuticals, Galderma, InMode, MEND Nutrition, Merz, Remedly, Revance, RightResult, Sinclair, and ThermiAesthetics; is a speaker for non-CME services for Allergan, Alma Lasers, Galderma, InMode, Merz, and ThermiAesthetics; conducts contracted research with Allergan, Galderma, and Zeltiq; and has ownership interest in Cearna/OcuMend, MEND Nutrition, and Remedly.


    • Kenneth Brown has nothing to disclose.
    • Carole Drexel, PhD, CHCP, has nothing to disclose.
    • Ann Early has nothing to disclose.
    • Laura Engles-Horton, PharmD, has disclosed that she receives a salary from Bayer Healthcare.
    • Brian P. McDonough, MD, FAAFP, has nothing to disclose.
    • Ashley Rosenthal has nothing to disclose.
    • Lawrence Sherman, FACEHP, CHCP, has nothing to disclose.
  • Learning Objectives

    After participating in this educational activity, participants should be better able to:

    • Explain the mechanisms underlying HA-induced rejuvenation of aging skin
    • Summarize the rheologic properties of HA products that can be used to guide agent selection
    • Describe the rationale for selecting a blunt cannula for filler injection
    • Describe advanced techniques for needle microinjection of the forehead and neck and cannula injection of the tear through, mid-face, cheek, and lips 
  • Target Audience

    This activity is designed to meet the educational needs of practicing aesthetic dermatologists, plastic surgeons, facial plastic surgeons, and other aesthetic medicine healthcare professionals.

  • Accreditation and Credit Designation Statements

    The Omnia-Prova Education Collaborative, Inc. is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

    The Omnia-Prova Education Collaborative, Inc. designates this enduring material for a maximum of .25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

  • Provider

    Omnia Education has a core focus on women's health and the ways in which diseases and conditions impact the female patient. That unique focus has transformed the CME learning environment for healthcare professionals nationwide. We impact thousands of clinicians annually, many of whom return each year for clinical updates and connectivity with regional peers.

  • Commercial Support

    This activity is supported by an independent educational grant from Galderma Laboratories, LP.

  • Disclaimer

    The views and opinions expressed in this educational activity are those of the faculty and do not necessarily represent the views of TOPEC and Omnia Education. This presentation is not intended to define an exclusive course of patient management; the participant should use his/her clinical judgment, knowledge, experience, and diagnostic skills in applying or adopting for professional use any of the information provided herein. Any procedures, medications, or other courses of diagnosis or treatment discussed or suggested in this activity should not be used by clinicians without evaluation of their patients’ conditions and possible contraindications or dangers in use, review of any applicable manufacturer’s product information, and comparison with recommendations of other authorities. Links to other sites may be provided as additional sources of information. Once you elect to link to a site outside of Omnia Education, you are subject to the terms and conditions of use, including copyright and licensing restriction, of that site.

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