THE Aesthetic Academy 2017 Preliminary Schedule

Track Two: Certified Aesthetic Consultant Fast Track Certification Program – Advanced Techniques for Practice Success – Level XII

THE Aesthetic Academy™ presents the Certified Aesthetic Consultant Fast Track Certification Program Level XII. The program is designed as a highly-structured, interactive and intensive platform focused on growing your practice. Day one will cover all topics related to practice management and marketing. Day two will bring all attendees together in one general session and discuss aesthetic topics that include advanced body shaping technologies, energy-based anti-aging skin treatments, next-generation anti-aging skincare products, feminine rejuvenation and more.

Participants will have the opportunity to take an examination at the conclusion of day one to receive their Certified Aesthetic Consultant Level XII certification. Faculty includes experts in the aesthetic industry, practice marketing, patient counseling and office management.

Preliminary Program Schedule

Saturday, November 18, 2017

8:00 am - 8:30 am Registration and Breakfast

8:30 am to 10:30 am

Session I: Advanced Marketing Techniques
At the conclusion of this session participants should be better able to:

  • Examine their "brand" and determine how to modify or build their reputation
  • Improve the practice's positioning in the local market
  • Learn ways to improve the success of their internet activities
  • Create a more powerful social media marketing plan
  • Analyze the success of their "invertizing" and advertising activities to recruit and convert additional patients
  • Obtain methodology to improve all aspects of patient conversion rates

10:30 am - 11:00 am


11:00 am - 12:45 pm

Session II: Advanced Counseling Skills
At the conclusion of this session participants will be better able to improve customer service dealing with the following types of patients:

  • The new patient
  • The undecided patient
  • The upset patient
  • The negotiator
  • The shopper
  • The VIP patient
  • The red-flag patient
  • The easy / moderate / hard to upsell patient

12:45 pm - 2:00 pm


Scientific Lunch Workshops

GAIN Presents Technology Meets Technique
Rand Rusher, R.N., C.A.N. 
Sponsored by: Galderma Laboratories, L.P.

The Non-Invasive Mommy Makeover
Kimberly Evans, M.D., F.A.C.O.G. 
Sponsored by: BTL Aesthetics

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Session III: Advanced Practice Metrics
At the conclusion of this session participants should be better able to:

  • Develop systems to identify return on investment (ROI)
  • Apply ROI formulas to all aspects of practice profit and loss
  • Analyze pricing strategies to improve profit
  • Learn to minimize waste and excess cost in practice
  • Become acquainted with negotiation tactics to lower costs

3:00 pm - 4:15 pm

Session IV: Management Skills
At the conclusion of this session participants should be better able to:

  • Deal with the most common performance-related problems
  • Improve team performance
  • Coach and counsel employees for higher levels of performance
  • Conduct a performance review and improve after one
  • Incentivize key staff
  • Understand the most common legal and risk management issues that confront aesthetic practices and how to avoid them
4:15 pm - 4:30 pm Break
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm Certified Aesthetic Consultant Exam
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm THE Aesthetic Awards Ceremony
Hosted By: Andrew P. Ordon, M.D., F.A.C.S.

Sunday, November 19, 2017

8:30 am – 9:00 am Registration and Breakfast
9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Lectures and Live Demonstrations

  Annie Chiu, M.D.: The Victoria Secret Makeover

Gregory Chernoff, M.D. and Sherry Thomas, M.D.: Innovative Laser and RF Treatments to Augment the Mommy Makeover

Suneel Chilukuri, M.D.: A Critical Misdiagnosis: The Surprising Truth that Will Change How You Think About Marketing Your Aesthetic Practice

Anne Stubbs, M.D.: Differentiate and Grow Your Practice with Bellafill

Tess Mauricio, M.D.: The Snail Revolution – Growth Factor and Stem Cell Synergy

Zein Obagi, M.D.: New Insights on Skin Resurfacing

12:00 pm – 12:20 pm Lunch
12:20 pm – 3:00 pm Lectures and Live Demonstrations
  Michael Antosy: Stop Being Mediocre

Tess Mauricio, M.D.: New Marketing Advances in Regenerative Medicine

Edward Zimmerman, M.D.: Discover the Art of Thermi with Thermi Radiofrequency Technology

Janine Hopkins, M.D.: Most Advanced Laser Technology and Your Business

  Advanced Body Shaping Techniques (Live Demonstrations)
Expert faculty will provide a comprehensive review of the leading body shaping procedures and technologies. New innovations covered and evaluated include: RF, Ultrasound, Waterjet, Kybella, laser, Cryolipolysis, fat transfer, energy-assisted liposuction, Vaser Hi-Def, Cellfina, Ultherapy and many others.
  The Art of Feminine Rejuvenation
Receive a comprehensive review of the new technologies and treatments available for non-invasive feminine rejuvenation. Regarded as the most exciting and fastest growing segment of medical aesthetics, a wide-range of cash-pay feminine rejuvenation procedures are taking the industry by storm and creating a totally accretive revenue stream for smart practices across virtually all medical sub-specialties.
  Emerging Procedures and Techniques
This session will provide a comprehensive review of the emerging technologies and procedures being introduced in the aesthetic industry including platelet-rich plasma (PRP), hair restoration, miraDry, fat grafting, PDO lifting threads and more.
  Energy-Based Anti-Aging Skin Treatments (Live Demonstrations)
This course will focus on energy-based skin treatments for resurfacing and anti-aging with an emphasis on the latest technologies and techniques. Picosecond lasers, next-generation RF and Ultrasound devices will be critically evaluated by our expert faculty.
  Male Aesthetics
This session will cover all aspects of the dynamic and fast growing male aesthetics sector from patient consultation approaches to clinical treatment methods and options. Attendees will have the opportunity to learn the most progressive techniques and exclusive secrets to success from the top experts in this field.
  Next-Generation Anti-Aging Skincare Products
This session will provide insight into the many categories of available products and ingredients commonly used in skincare formulations and physician-dispensed cosmeceuticals. Learn about the most effective ingredients and how to choose the perfect regimen for your patients. Then focus on optimizing your dispensing economics to ensure that these annuity product lines, which retain and maintain the anti-aging effects of your procedures, are actually your most profitable revenue source.
  Regenerative Aesthetics
This session will focus on Regenerative Aesthetics, an emerging interdisciplinary field of research for developing evidence-based, anti-aging applications. This symposium centers on the restoration, replacement and / or rejuvenation of tissues for anti-aging purposes. Regenerative Aesthetics includes stem cell-based solutions, microfat grafting and volumization technologies, tissue re-engineering, DNA / RNA therapies, PRP, platelet-rich fibrin (PRF), stromal vascular fraction (SVF), growth factors and more.
  *Program schedule and faculty subject to change








  • Gregory W. Chernoff, M.D., F.R.C.S.

  • Suneel Chilukuri, M.D., F.A.A.D., F.A.C.M.S.

  • Annie Chiu, M.D.

  • Adam DeGraide

  • Jason Emer, M.D.

  • Chad Erickson

  • Kimberly Evans, M.D., F.A.C.O.G.

  • Dore Gilbert, M.D.

  • Jon M. Grazer, M.D., M.P.H.

  • Ron Hartley

  • Janine Hopkins, M.D.

  • Jonathan Kaplan, M.D., M.P.H., F.A.C.S.

  • Grace Liu, M.D.

  • Tess Mauricio, M.D., F.A.A.D.

  • Nima Naghshineh, M.D., MSc

  • Sheila Nazarian, M.D.

  • Zein Obagi, M.D.

  • Andrew Ordon, M.D., F.A.C.S.

  • Sam Peek

  • Anil Rajani, M.D.

  • Wendy Roberts, M.D.

  • Lori J. Robertson R.N., M.S.N., F.N.P.-C

  • Leif Rogers, M.D., F.A.C.S.

  • Rand A. Rusher, R.N.

  • Kevin Sadati, D.O., F.A.A.C.S.

  • Tim Sawyer

  • Darren Seigel, Esq.

  • Eva Sheie

  • Jay Shorr

  • Mara Shorr

  • Anne Stubbs, M.D.

  • Sherry Thomas, M.D., M.P.H., F.A.C.O.G.

  • Robert James Troell, M.D., F.A.C.S.

  • Lisa Wark M.B.A.

  • Greg Washington, Sr.

  • William Philip Werschler, M.D., F.A.A.D., F.A.A.C.S

  • Edward M. Zimmerman, M.D.