WebClinic: Understanding Cosmeceuticals & Active Ingredients
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 Export to Your Calendar 4/14/2020
When: Tuesday, April 14, 2020
9:00pm ET
Where: Online Webinar
United States
Contact: Emma Day

Online registration is available until: 4/14/2020
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Presentation Date & Time: Tuesday, April 14, 2020 at 9:00pm ET

Title: “Understanding Cosmeceuticals & Active Ingredients"

Presenter: Desmer Destang, DDS, MSc

Target Audience: Beginner

Price: $49 for AACS Members | $99 for Non-members


This presentation will address the science behind how active ingredients work to transform the skin. We'll sift through product marketing claims to understand what truly allows cosmeceuticals to be efficatious.

This activity is designed for cosmetic surgeons. Upon completion of the activity, attendees will be able to:

  • Compare active ingredients and mechanisms of action
  • Apply the appropriate active ingredient in cosmeceuticals to the treatment of specific cosmetic dermatosis such as acne, sun damage, aging skin, melasma, and hyperpigmentation.
  • Recognize the limitations of cosmeceuticals and possible adverse outcomes with inappropriate use.

About the Presenter:

Dr. Destang is a dual qualified physician who has spent the last 25 years aesthetically enhancing her patients. Her original specialty is in the field of orthodontics and dentofacial orthopedics. The last 10 years of her career have focused on the emerging and exciting field of Aesthetic Medicine and Aesthetic Dermatology. She attained US Board Certification with the AAAM in 2008, and has since been dedicated to scientifically advancing the field. Dr. Destang has received international recognition for her excellence in facial rejuvenation and aesthetic dermatology, especially with skin of color. Her dealings with multiple ethnicities, extensive clinical research, and depth of knowledge in skincare product formulations have also led to her spear-heading projects such as the development of medical skincare lines and chemical peels effective on all skin colors. Dr. Destang also assists other physicians in the training and education of their staff, and also assists them in developing their own customized skincare lines. Her topic of special interest has been in the area of medical micro-needling and mandelic acid peels, specifically for ethnic and mixed races. Her clinical research is published in the American Journal of Aesthetic Medicine, her clinic has been featured on the exclusive Aesthetic TV for their outstanding work, and she is also a guest speaker and educational lecturer for training organizations for physicians interested in aesthetic medicine. 



This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and Policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the American College of Surgeons and 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.

Of the AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ listed above, a maximum of 1.0 credits meet the requirements for Self-Assessment.




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) has disclosed all relevant financial relationships with any commercial interest. For additional information, please visit the ACCME website: http://www.accme.org/requirements/accreditation-requirements-cme-providers/policies-and-definitions/financial-relationships-and-conflicts-interest

The ACCME also requires that ACS manage any reported conflict and eliminate the potential for bias during the session. 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.


Desmer Destang, DDS, MSc X      
Marco Barusco, MD X      
Brett Kotlus, MD X      
Moira Twitty X      
Emma Day X