Optimizing Patient Outcomes with HA Dermal Fillers: Strategies to Prevent and Manage Potential Complications
Hyaluronic acid (HA) fillers used in aesthetic medicine are effective and generally well-tolerated, but complications do arise. Discussion of key prevention strategies is warranted, as the most common adverse events are closely related to specific injection strategies, and may therefore be preventable. This program reviews the potential complications that clinicians may encounter following procedures with HA fillers, and describes strategies to prevent and manage these potential complications.
The goal of this online program is to support physicians, nurses, and the medical aesthetic community in optimizing patient outcomes following procedures with HA fillers.
This program has received an unrestricted educational grant or in-kind support from Allergan.
This Group Learning program has been certified by the College of Family Physicians of Canada for up to 1.25 Mainpro+ credit.
Jason K Rivers MD, FRCPC, FAAD
Lisa Kellett M.D, F.R.C.P. ( C ), D.A.B.D
Mike Roskies, MD, MSc, FRCSC
Chandi Chandrasena MD, CCFP, FCFP
John Axler MD, CCFP, FCFP
Anas Nseir, MD, CCFP, FCCP, B.Pharm
Arawn Therrien, MSc, MD, CCFP
Upon completion of this continuing education program, participants will be better able to:
- Implement best practices to prevent the occurrence of potential complications related to the use of HA fillers.
- Conduct a thorough patient assessment and ensure appropriate placement of HA filler injections.
- Perform a differential diagnosis of complications associated with the aesthetic use of hyaluronic (HA) fillers.
- Apply strategies to manage complications related to the use of HA fillers.