Pearls and Pitfalls of Aesthetic Injectables

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As the demand for facial rejuvenation increases, advances in medically-based, non-surgical treatments provide more options than ever before. The increasing use of facial injectables, such as botulinum toxin and facial fillers are major factors driving the aesthetic medicine market. This presentation will focus on these injectables to achieve the best possible esthetic and therapeutic outcomes. An understanding of facial anatomy, the aging process, and safety issues for injectable therapy is needed to diagnose and recommend aesthetic treatment plans. A review of neurotoxins and dermal fillers, including the mechanism of action, side effects, expected results, and complications with protocols will be discussed. The goal is to learn the foundational integration of neurotoxin and dermal filler therapy into practice.

*Due to rapidly changing clinical knowledge, once purchased, you have 90 days access to complete this education. 

Credits: 1.0 contact hours; 1.0 are pharmacology
Expiration Date: December 31, 2024



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

  1. Report common characteristics of facial aging.
  2. Compare and contrast aesthetic injectable products with safe facial application areas.
  3. State complications of injectables and what to do when things go wrong.

Marianne Woody MSN, APRN-BC, DCNP, CANS

Nurse Practitioner

Juva Skin and Laser; Aestique Plastic Surgery; MediSpa

Marianne, a Dermatology Certified Nurse Practitioner and Certified Aesthetic Nurse Specialist Practices Medical and Aesthetic Dermatology at JUVA Skin and Laser in New York City in addition to part-time employment in aesthetics at Aestique Plastic Surgery in Pittsburgh. She has a wealth of experience as both a Family Nurse Practitioner and a Registered Nurse with more than 35 years in the medical profession working in hospitals, corporations, and with academic institutions as a researcher and educator.

For the past 12 years, Marianne has developed a special interest in early skin cancer detection using a Dermatoscope as well as all aspects of dermatology. Her experience includes specialization in aesthetic procedures including aesthetic injectables, sclerotherapy, the use of PRP, and energy-based procedures. Marianne holds a BS degree in Nursing and an MSN as a Family Nurse Practitioner from the University of Pittsburgh.


Obtain Your Credits

To earn credits for this activity, navigate to the Content(s) tab and complete all course components in the following order: 1) watch the course presentation video; 2) complete the course evaluation; 3) pass the post-test with a score of 2/3 (66.7%) or higher. You may retake the post-test until a passing score is achieved, at which point you will be able to view/print a copy of your certificate of completion. This online certificate will also be saved within your profile 'My Courses/Certificates' -> 'Transcript/Certificates Earned'  for future access.

Designation Statement

NPACE designates this educational activity for a maximum of 1.00 contact hours, of which 1.00 is pharmacology credit. Participants should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Accreditation Statement

Nurse Practitioner Associates for Continuing Education is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

In addition to ANCC, NPACE is approved as a provider of continuing education in nursing by: the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP8720 and Florida CE Broker #50-1476.



Contributing faculty, Maryann Woody, MSN, APRN-BC, DCNP, CANS, have disclosed no relevant financial relationships.


All planners and contributors involved in this educational activity have disclosed no relevant financial relationships. 


The material presented in this continuing education program is being made available for educational purposes only and is not intended to represent the best or only methods, medications and/or guidelines appropriate for the medical situation discussed. Rather the material is intended to present an approach, view, statement, or opinion of the presenter(s), which may be helpful, or of interest to other practitioners and should not be used by clinicians without the evaluation of their patient’s conditions and possible contraindications on dangers in use, review of any applicable manufacturer’s product information, and comparison with recommendations of other authorities. NPACE disclaims any liability, loss, injury, or damage incurred as a consequence, directly or indirectly, of the use and application of any information given in a presentation.

Disclosure of Unlabeled Use

This educational activity may mention the uses of products that are not approved by the FDA for the indication(s) being discussed. The presenter(s) are instructed to notify participants when they are discussing unapproved uses or investigational agents. The opinions related to unapproved uses of products are solely those of the presenter(s) and are not endorsed or recommended by NPACE. Please refer to the official prescribing information for each product for discussion of approved indications, contraindications, and warnings.

Commercial Support

There is no commercial support for this activity.


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