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Welcome to the IAFA 2021 Aesthetic Symposium!

The International Academy of Facial Aesthetics will hold its 9th annual aesthetic symposium on November 12-13 in Miami, FL. The meeting will feature a variety of acclaimed speakers and industry experts and the most valuable, hands-on workshops in the industry. Your attendance demonstrates your commitment to your continued growth and education in the rapidly and exciting field of facial aesthetics.

Friday, November 12 | Lectures & Live Demos

8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

, Breakfast, Meet & Greet, Time with Exhibitors

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The Changing Face of Aesthetic-Magic Lasers

9:00 AM | Morning Lecture

Presenter: Dr. Terry Alford, DMD


An Update on PDO Threads – Lessons Learned After 6 Years of Experience and Over 10,000 Threads Placed

9:30 AM | Morning Lecture

Presenter: Dr. Kian Karimi, MD

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Non-surgical Facelift with PDO Threads and Microcannula Fillers

10:00 AM | Live Demonstration

Presenter: Dr. Kian Karimi, MD

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Interactive Discussion: Are You Implementing Proper Aseptic Technique for Optimal Results?

10:40 AM | Morning Lecture

Presenter: Shanna Concepcion, RN, CANS

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The Art of Assessment

10:55 AM | Live Demonstration

Presenter: Francine Young, RN MEP-C


Enhancing Patient Safety with Injectable Procedures Using Ultrasound

11:25 AM | Morning Lecture

Presenter: Dr. Young Cho, MD

12:00 PM


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Contouring Combinations: Sculpting the Lower Face

1:30 PM | Afternoon Lecture

Presenter: Dr. Jennifer Levine, MD

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Enhancing Beauty of the Upper Third with Injectables

2:00 PM | Afternoon Lecture

Presenter: Corinn Singletary, PA-C

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Ideal Techniques to Approach the Difficult M-shaped Lip

2:30 PM | Afternoon Lecture

Presenter: Limor Wienberg, ARNP

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Treating the Difficult M-Shaped Lip

2:45 PM | Live Demonstration

Presenter: Limor Wienberg, ARNP

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Emerging Products: Advantages of Topical Hyaluronidase for Reversing Fillers

3:15 PM | Afternoon Lecture

Presenter: Dr. Shawn Cabbell

3:30 PM


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Nitrogen Plasma for Skin Resurfacing

3:50 PM | Lecture & Live Demonstration

Presenter: Melissa Gibbens, BSN

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Business Strategy Talk: How to Implement A Successful Reoccurring Revenue Model

4:20 PM | Afternoon Lecture

Presenter: Kristina Centnere, CEO Social Cow

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A New Approach to Face Thread Lifting: Bussolyft

4:40 PM | Afternoon Lecture

Presenter: Dr. Mariano Busso, MD

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Bussolyft PDO Thread Case

5:00 PM | Live Demonstration

Presenter: Dr. Mariano Busso, MD

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Bites & Mingle

5:30 PM - 6:15 PM | Ballroom at Exhibitor Floor

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Saturday, November 13 | Advanced Workshops

7:30 AM - 8:30 AM

, Breakfast, Meet & Greet, Time with Exhibitors

Morning Workshops​

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Extreme Makeovers: Facial Sculpting Workshop

8:30 AM - 12:00 PM | Morning Workshop

Faculty: Corinn Singletary, PA-C; Jenya Titova, PA-C; Amy Faircloth RN, BSN

Working in small groups, participants will use various treatment modalities to restore a youthful facial V-shape on pre-selected model patients. Using the latest minimally-invasive techniques and various products, participants will learn the art of combination therapy to thoroughly assess a variety of aesthetic cases and create the most ideal treatment plans for optimal results.

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TMD & Myofascial Pain Interactive Workshop

8:30 AM - 12:00 PM | Morning Workshop

Faculty: Dr. Mike Golsen, DMD & Dr. Ricardo Perez 

This workshop offers a step-by-step comprehensive approach to identify, examine, evaluate and treatment plan for patients with TMD and myofascial pain in your practice. Identify trigger points and learn the practical application of neurotoxins to manage TMD symptoms.

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Energy Based Devices (Lasers) for Total Rejuvenation

8:30 AM - 12:00 PM | Morning Workshop

Faculty: Dr. Terry Alford, DMD, National Trainer & Speaker  

Laser treatments are an integral part of any successful aesthetic practice. Learn how the most cutting-edge laser technologies can expand your aesthetic practice to offer an array of procedures including facial rejuvenation, scar reduction, acne treatment, hair removal, spider vein removal and much more.

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Advanced Lip Rejuvenation Workshop

8:30 AM - 12:00 PM | Morning Workshop

Faculty: Limor Weinberg, NP; Dr. Shawn Cabbell, National Injectables Trainer; Barbara Brandt, APRN, National Injectables Trainer 

This workshop teaches attendees the art and skill of various advanced injection techniques to provide patients with the most optimal results for Lip Rejuvenation. Participants will learn how to use different modalities and techniques to achieve the most comprehensive smile makeovers. Attendees will be able to better assess the appropriate size lips for patients’ facial anatomy, giving them natural looking, well-proportioned lips and surrounding perioral areas.

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Microcannulas for Dermal Filler Injections*

830 AM - 12:00 PM | Morning Workshop

Faculty: Shanna Concepcion, RN, CANS

Microcannulas are growing in popularity and are considered a superior method to effectively deliver dermal fillers to your patients.Safer than needles, blunt-tipped cannulas only use a single entry point and glide smoothly under the skin without cutting nerves and vessels.

12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Lunch & Learn: Business Strategy Talk: Are You Below Average?... You Should Be.

Presenter: Eric Bunnell, CEO LassoMD

Afternoon Workshops

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Facial Injectables Cadaver Workshop

1:30 PM - 5:30 PM | Afternoon Workshop

Faculty: Dr. Terry Alford; Dr. Shawn Cabbell; Dr. Mike Golsen; Corinn Singletary, PA-C

Anatomical knowledge is fundamental to becoming a highly skilled, safe injector. The Facial Injectables Cadaver Workshop provides the highest level of anatomical training to expand your repertoire of facial injectables.
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Ultrasound Guided Filler Techniques Workshop

1:30 PM - 5:30 PM | Afternoon Workshop

Faculty: Young R. Cho, MD, PhD, MBA

Ultrasound offers a systematic and guided approach to examination of the face to visualize important structures and pinpoint the optimal location of a planned injectable treatment. This hands-on workshop will utilize ultrasound to give a complete insight into facial anatomy, thereby increasing the safety of injectable treatments, and reducing the hazards of technical complications and adverse events.

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Absorbable PDO Threads Training Workshop *Advanced Practitioners Only

1:30 PM - 5:30 PM | Afternoon Workshop

Faculty: Dr. Kian Karimi, MD, FACS; Francine Young, RN, MEP-C; Shanna Concepcion, RN, CANS

This advanced workshop features training on Absorbable PDO (Polydiaxanone) threads: An innovative, minimally invasive & effective technique to achieve safe in-office tightening and repositioning of the skin. PDO threads are placed in the superficial tissues to lift and tighten sagging skin tissue.

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PRP/ PRF & Micro-needling Workshop

1:30 PM - 5:30 PM | Afternoon Workshop

Faculty: Dr. Arun Garg, PRP Pioneer and Published Author

The popularity of PRP/ PRF and Micro-needling treatments among patients for aesthetics purposes has exploded in recent years.Join us for this live-patient workshop and learn to offer natural skin rejuvenation by using your patient’s own platelets.

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Staff Training for Phlebotomy for PRP/PRF

1:30 PM - 5:30 PM | Afternoon Workshop

Faculty: Dr. Arun Garg and Cathie Ellyn, RN

This 4-hour lecture and hands-on workshop covers the biology and science behind autologous blood concentrates, its clinical applications, and phlebotomy techniques. Attendees will learn how to:

  • Perform venipunctures and phlebotomy procedures.
  • Support their PRP providers by simplifying the preparation of PRP/PRF.
  • The benefits and shortcomings of various commercially available centrifuge systems.
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Aesthetics Business Strategy

1:30 PM - 5:30 PM | Afternoon Workshop

Presented by Expert Industry Consultants: Pete Johnson & Kristina Centnere

Set your practice up for success in 2022 with this interactive, hands-on business workshop. Join strategy consultants from 3 of the top marketing companies and learn the key things needed to grow your aesthetic treatments overall practice offerings. participants will review their 2021 marketing, create a new plan for 2022 and start implementing strategy on the spot!

Cancellation Policy

Cancellation of the IAFA 2021 Symposium must be made in writing and sent by US mail (address below) to be received at the IAFA meeting management office no later than October 1, 2021. Workshop cancellations will incur a $350 cancellation processing fee. No other refunds or future credit will be available after 10/01/2021. Cancellation by phone or email will not be accepted. The Cadaver Dissection workshop scheduled for Saturday, November 13, 2021, is a non-refundable registration fee.

17501 Biscayne Blvd
6th Floor
North Miami Beach, FL 33163


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