On July 14, 2018 Dr. Alex attended the Ultimate Aesthetics Training Workshop at the Luxe hotel in Beverly Hills, CA. This is another educational event designed to teach physicians in the cosmetic field about new products, devices, and techniques. Organized by Angela O’Mara and Giles Raine of The Professional Image, this workshop features many industry-leading doctors in the field to share their knowledge.
The day started with breakfast on the patio with various exhibitors such as Allergan, makers of Botox, Juvederm, Voluma, Vollure, Volbella, Kybella, and Latisse. Allergan is now distributing new brochures which feature the journeys of individual patients. These individuals had their treatments in stages, meaning they initially received one or two syringes of product and then more product was added over several sessions weeks to months later. This allows people to learn about what the treatments are like and how improvement is seen slowly over time when treatments are done in stages.
The day continued with a variety of lectures by distinguished doctors. Dr. John Vartanian discussed best practices to use Botox and fillers such as Voluma, Vollure, and Volbella for facial enhancement. Dr. Anil Shah reviewed a variety of pearls to help a practice. This included some things that are already incorporated into our practice such as the use of the beauty bar, a vibrating distractor placed on the skin during injectable and other treatments to maximize patients’ comfort. Dr. Alexander Rivkin of Westside Aesthetics spoke about techniques to feminize the face and the non-surgical nose job, a treatment which he pioneered. The session concluded with Dr. Kian Karimi who provided an overview of cannulas, threads, and PRP. After another break with the exhibitors, the day concluded with live demonstrations of injectables such as Botox, Voluma, Vollure, and Volbella.
The Ultimate Aesthetic Training Workshop is another outstanding educational opportunity that Dr. Alex takes advantage of regularly. This allows Dr. Alex to be up to date on the newest products and services so that he can provide the best service to his patients. He looks forward to attending future events.