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Welcome to the IAFA 2022 Aesthetic Symposium!

The International Academy of Facial Aesthetics will hold its 10th annual aesthetic symposium on November 18-19 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.

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Friday, November 18 | Lectures & Live Demos

8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

, Breakfast, Meet & Greet, Time with Exhibitors

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Psychology in Aesthetics

9:00 AM | Morning Lecture

Presenter: Corinn Singletary, PA-C

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Advanced Laser Applications (Including Full Face and Neck Vectoring Techniques)

9:30 AM | Morning Lecture

Presenter: Dr. Terry Alford, DMD 

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The Regenerative Trifecta: Exosomes, RF Micro Needling and PDO Technology

10:00 AM | Morning Lecture

Presenter: Dr. Suneel Chilukuri, MD, FAAD, FACMS

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10:25 AM | Live Demonstration

Presenter: Dr. Suneel Chilukuri, MD

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Lower Face Restoration: Combining Techniques to Optimize Result

10:45 AM | Morning Lecture

Presenter: Natausha Spears, RN 

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Panfacial Combination Treatment using Biostimulators (i.e. Sculptra) with HA Fillers

11:15 AM | Morning Lecture

Presenter: Dr. Stacey Chimento, MD

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11:40 AM | Live Demonstration

Presenter: Dr. Stacey Chimento, MD

12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Lunch & Mingle with Exhibitors | Awards

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PDO Threads in 2022 - An Update on Data, Techniques, and Best Practices

1:30 PM | Afternoon Lecture

Presenter: Dr. Kian Karimi, MD, FACS

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PDO threads and Cannula techniques

2:00 PM | Live Demonstration

Presenter: Shanna Concepcion, RN & Corinn Singletary, PA-C


Pitfalls of popular filler techniques and approach to the overfilled face

2:30 PM | Afternoon Lecture

Presenter: Dr. Gal Aharanov, MD

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Coffee Break

3:30 PM | Afternoon

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Uses of Bio-Fillers made from heating PRF

3:00 PM | Afternoon Lecture

Presenter: Dr. Rick Miron

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Nitrogen Plasma Energy for the Regeneration of Total Dermal Health

3:50 PM | Afternoon Lecture

Presenter: Dr. Thomas Lobe, MD

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4:05 PM | Live Demonstration

Presenter: Dr. Thomas Lobe, MD

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Social Media Mastery

4:20 PM | Afternoon Lecture

Presenter: Dr. Chad Deal, MD, FACS

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An Algorithm for Team Treatment of a Beautiful smile (Smile Makeovers: Lip Fillers, Dissolving Lip Filler, Lip Lifts and Veneers)

4:50 PM | Afternoon Lecture

Presenter: Dr. Laurence Rifkin, DDS


Enhancing Gingival Smiles with Crown Lengthening Procedures

5:20 PM | Afternoon Lecture

Presenter: Dr. Andre P. Saadoun, DDS, MS

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Bites & Mingle

5:45 PM - 6:15 PM | Ballroom at Exhibitor Floor

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Saturday, November 19 | Advanced Workshops

7:30 AM - 8:30 AM

, Breakfast, Meet & Greet, Time with Exhibitors

Morning Workshops​

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NEW! Combination Therapy: Facial Sculpting Workshop

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

Faculty: Corinn Singletary, PA-C; Jenya Titova, PA-C; Amy Faircloth, RN, BSN; Kara Moncrief; Dr. Robin Pruitt

Understanding how to combine therapies is critical to becoming a top aesthetics provider. This hands-on workshop will start with a comprehensive evaluation of pre-selected models for various treatments including full facial fillers to lift and restore balance, PRF, using EZGEL and various energy device treatments such as RF, IPL and Lasers.

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NEW! Poly-L-Lactic Acid (Sculptra) For Beginners

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

Faculty: Ana Cristina Trisan, PA; Barbara Brandt, APRN, National Injectables Trainer 

Poly-L-Lactic (PLLA) is once again emerging as the “must have” treatment in every provider’s aesthetic tool box. Ideal for whole face volume loss, PLLA such as Sculptra has a liquid consistency and, differing from gel-like dermal fillers, works deep within the skin to stimulate the body’s natural production of collagen. Expand your injectable skills and learn how this unique product can take your practice to the next level. 

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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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Microcannulas for Dermal Filler Injections*

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

Faculty: Shanna Concepcion, RN, CANS & Dr. Jarrod Cornehl

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.

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PRP/ PRF & Micro-needling Workshop

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

Lunch & Learn

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12:00 PM - 1:30 PM | Lunch Workshop

Speaker: Gary Harker – Legally Mine, LLC- (1 HR of CE CREDIT)

  • Learn how to prevent the threat of a lawsuit from ever moving forward. 
  • Learn how to create an “indisputable” Irrevocable Living Trust.
  • Learn how to implement new Tax Saving Strategies & massive Tax Credits.

Afternoon Workshops

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Cadaver Anatomy for Facial Injectables

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

Faculty: Dr. Terry Alford; Dr. Ricardo Perez; Dr. Mike Golsen

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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Absorbable PDO Threads Training Workshop *Advanced Practitioners Only

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

Faculty: Corinn Singletary, PA-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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New! Developing 100% Natural Biological Fillers

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

Faculty: Dr. Richard Miron & Faculty 

Platelet rich fibrin (PRF) has been widely utilized in medicine and facial esthetics owing to its ability to favor wound healing and tissue regeneration. While many have attempted to use PRF as a facial filler, many remain disappointed regarding its rather quick resorption properties (2-3 weeks). From the lead Editor of Quintessence’s number 1 selling Textbook titled: “Understanding Platelet Rich Fibrin” and “PRF in Facial Esthetics”, Dr. Richard Miron discusses a variety of methods to improve PRF in routine daily practice. One main discovery has been the ability to extend the resorption properties of PRF from 1-2 week biomaterial to one that lasts 4-6 months utilizing a simple heating technology (Bio-Heat Technology). Within 10 minutes, liquid-PRF can be transformed towards a slowly degrading fibrin mesh and utilized similarly to chemical fillers such as Juvéderm and Restylane.

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Advanced Lip Rejuvenation Workshop

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

Faculty: Ana Cristina Trisan, PA-C; Barbara Brandt, APRN, National Injectables Trainer; Amy Faircloth, RN, BSN

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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NEW! MedSpa Mastery featuring Live Hyperdilute Radiesse to the Buttock, breakthrough fat removal treatment, and Best-in-class facial lifting treatment

3:30 PM - 6:30 PM | Afternoon Workshop

Faculty: Dr. Chad Deal, MD, FACS

He went from zero to 1.1 Million Instagram followers, zero to 400K TikTok followers, and from 1 to 7 medspas in two years. Join the Medspa Master himself, triple Board certified Dr. Chad Deal, MD as as he shares the strategies and tactics behind his success and how you can use the same methods to boost your own business. Dr Deal will discuss how you can utilize new technology to grow social profiles and to attract new patients and help you build your aesthetics practice. In addition to sharing his business pearls, Dr. Deal will also showcase live demos on sculpting the buttock with Hyperdiluted Radiesse, a breakthrough fat removal treatment and a best in class facial lifting treatment.

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New! Patient Acquisition & Business Strategy

1:30 PM - 3:30 PM | Afternoon Workshop

Presented by Expert Industry Consultants: Pete Johnson & Megan Smith

Set your practice up for success in 2023 with this interactive, hands-on business workshop. Join Pete Johnson from Lasso MD and learn the key things needed to grow your aesthetic treatments and overall practice offerings. Participants will review the latest in Video & Digital Marketing, and learn how to measure the success of their marketing campaigns to ensure their marketing capital is being deployed effectively. 

Cancellation Policy

Cancellation of the IAFA 2022 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, 2022. Workshop cancellations will incur a $350 cancellation processing fee. No other refunds or future credit will be available after 10/01/2022. Cancellation by phone or email will not be accepted. The Cadaver Dissection workshop scheduled for Saturday, November 19, 2022, is a non-refundable registration fee.

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


A Special Thanks To

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