Skin Resurfacing with Peels and Laser 2022 live WebClinic

November 15, 2022


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Registration Fees

  • AACS Members: $50 per webinar
  • Non-Member Practitioners: $100 per webinar
  • Residents, Training Fellows, Medical Students: $0 per webinar

Target Audience

Practitioners in the field of cosmetic surgery including, but not limited to, dermatology, oral and maxillofacial surgery, otolaryngology, general surgery, ophthalmology, and plastic/reconstructive surgery.

Learning Objectives

  1. Review how chemical peels and laser resurfacing devices resurface the skin.
  2. Discuss how deep the pathology lies in the skin to select the proper depth of skin resurfacing.
  3. Describe how to safely combine resurfacing modalities.
  4. Formulate a proper preconditioning skincare regimen to prepare the skin for resurfacing.
  5. Identify complications early and institute proper treatment.


Lisa Chipps, MD, MS, FAAD
Beverly Hills, CA


    Suzan Obagi, MD, FAACS
    Pittsburgh, PA

      Suzan Obagi, MD, FAACS

      Dr. Obagi is an associate professor of dermatology and plastic surgery at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and director of the UPMC Cosmetic Surgery and Skin Health Center. Her academic commitments include training residents from both the dermatology and plastic surgery departments at UPMC.  She is the Chari of the Education Work Group with the American Society of Dermatologic Surgery.  She is a past-vice president of the board of directors of the American Board of Cosmetic Surgery and past-president of the Cosmetic Surgery Foundation. Dr. Obagi has been quoted extensively in print publications and in media interviews at a national level.  Dr. Obagi has written many articles and book chapters on skin health restoration, autologous fat augmentation (fat transfer), Botox and soft tissue fillers, chemical peeling, dermabrasion, and lasers. Additionally, Dr. Obagi has been invited to give lectures to various medical specialties on these topics.

      While Dr. Obagi’s emphasis is on the scientific approach to skin health restoration, she continues to be abreast of the latest technologic advances in cosmetic surgery including the use of the latest laser and radio-frequency technologies. Her research interests include ways to improve adipocyte (fat) survival after transplantation to further enhance the results of autologous fat augmentation surgery. In addition, she has done research on patient safety in skin resurfacing, laser treatment for improving Raynaud’s phenomenon, and ultrasound measurement of long term fat graft survival after transplantation.  After receiving her medical degree from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Dr. Obagi completed a medical internship at the UC Irvine and her dermatology residency at Pitt. She also did a cosmetic surgery fellowship approved by the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery at Pitt. Dr. Obagi received  bachelor of arts and bachelor of science degrees from UC San Diego.

      Dr. Obagi's academic commitments include training medical students, residents, fellows, and physicians from around the world in cosmetic and laser surgery. She has published in peer-reviewed journals and authored many textbook chapters on dermatologic, plastic, and cosmetic surgery. She has served as the president of the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery, vice president of the American Board of Cosmetic Surgery, and president of the Cosmetic Surgery Foundation.

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      Wednesday, July 27, 2022 - Neck Lipo with RF Energy

      Wednesday, August 24, 2022 - Common Complications of Breast Surgery and How to Prevent Them

      Wednesday, September 28, 2022 - Brazilian Butt Lift Complication Prevention and Management

      Wednesday, October 26, 2022 - Dealing with Loose Skin After Liposuction

      Tuesday, November 15, 2022 - Skin Resurfacing with Peels and Laser

      Course summary
      Available credit: 
      • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
      • 1.00 Contact Hour(s)
      Course opens: 
      Course expires: 
      Event starts: 
      11/15/2022 - 7:30pm CST
      Event ends: 
      11/15/2022 - 8:30pm CST

      Continuing Medical Education Credit Information


      This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of American College of Surgeons and the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery.  The American College of Surgeons is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

      AMA PRA Category 1 Credits

      The American College of Surgeons designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

      Disclosure Information

      In accordance with the ACCME Accreditation Criteria, the American College of Surgeons must ensure that anyone in a position to control the content of the educational activity (planners and speakers/authors/discussants/moderators) has disclosed all financial relationships with any commercial interest (termed by the ACCME as “ineligible companies”, defined below) held in the last 24 months (see below for definitions). Please note that first authors were required to collect and submit disclosure information on behalf all other authors/contributors, if applicable.

      • Ineligible Company: The ACCME defines an “ineligible company” as any entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services used on or consumed by patients. Providers of clinical services directly to patients are NOT included in this definition.
      • Financial Relationships: Relationships in which the individual benefits by receiving a salary, royalty, intellectual property rights, consulting fee, honoraria, ownership interest (e.g., stocks, stock options or other ownership interest, excluding diversified mutual funds), or other financial benefit. Financial benefits are usually associated with roles such as employment, management position, independent contractor (including contracted research), consulting, speaking and teaching, membership on advisory committees or review panels, board membership, and other activities from which remuneration is received, or expected.  ACCME considers relationships of the person involved in the CME activity to include financial relationships of a spouse or partner.
      • Conflict of Interest: Circumstances create a conflict of interest when an individual has an opportunity to affect CME content about products or services of an ineligible company with which he/she has a financial relationship.

      The ACCME also requires that ACS manage any reported conflict and eliminate the potential for bias during the educational activity.  Any conflicts noted below have been managed to our satisfaction. The disclosure information is intended to identify any commercial relationships and allow learners to form their own judgments. However, if you perceive a bias during the educational activity, please report it on the evaluation. 

      Role in the Activity
      Nothing to Disclose
      Marco Barusco, MD, FISHRSCo-ChairX    
      Brett Kotlus, MDCo-ChairX    
      Suzan Obagi, MD, FAACSSpeaker Nextcell MedicalScientific consultantDoes not receive an honorarium or feeThe presentation will include validation of evidence-based content
      Lisa Chipps, MD, MS, FAADModeratorX    

      Available Credit

      • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
      • 1.00 Contact Hour(s)


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