Dr. Alex attended the fourth annual Advanced Aesthetics and Cosmetic Dermatology conference January 19-21, 2018 at the scenic Marina del Rey Hotel in Marina del Rey, CA. This is a multi-specialty conference which focuses on discussing and demonstrating novel treatments, modalities, devices, and techniques in the field of non-surgical aesthetics. The conference was organized by Angela O’Mara and Giles Raine of The Professional Image, marketing and public relations consultants for cosmetic physicians. The course director was renowned Los Angeles dermatologist Dr. Lawrence Moy.
As with other conferences, this was another outstanding educational opportunity for Dr. Alex to learn about what’s new in the field of cosmetic medicine. The weekend started with a practice marketing summit, which included talks by internationally recognized speakers including Ron Harley of Solution Reach and Sam Peek of Incredible Marketing. The speakers focused on how to optimize a practice to provide the best service for patients. The weekend sessions continued with many speakers on a variety of topics such as chemical peels, dermal fillers, and laser rejuvenation. Dr. Alex had the pleasure of attending a seminar by his friend and colleague Dr. Patrick Bitter, Jr., the pioneer of IPL treatments for rejuvenation of the skin, from whom Dr. Alex has learend a significant amount about light-based treatments. This talk focused on a variety of new applications for IPL including treatments for wrinkles, skin tightening, pain, feminine rejuvenation, and male enhancement. Dr. Alex also had a chance to network with a number of friends and colleagues including Dr. Sherley Soleiman of Cosmetic Injectables in Encino, CA, Dr. Kian Karimi of Rejuva Medical Aesthetics in Brentwood, CA, and cosmetic dermatolgist Dr. Jason Emer in Beverly Hills, CA. In addition to the seminars, the program included live demonstrations of treatments such as fillers and thread lifts. These unique sessions are valuable educational opportunities for all participants. The exhibit hall included representatives from many companies including Alastin Skin Care (makers of the Skin Nectar), In Mode Aesthetics, Solution Reach, and Incredible Marketing. Dr. Alex looks forward to attending more such events in the future.