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Dr. Alex attended the fifth annual Advanced Aesthetic and Cosmetic Dermatology (AACD) conference January 25-27, 2019 at the Marina del Rey Hotel in Marina del Rey, CA. This was the second consecutive year Dr. Alex attended this conference and it was outstanding.
The AACD is a multi-specialty conference bringing together doctors from various fields to discuss what’s new in aesthetics. The course chairman is renowned Los Angeles dermatologist Dr. Lawrence Moy and the program director is Angela O’Mara from the Professional Image and the Aesthetic Insider.
The AACD was another opportunity for Dr. Alex to learn about the newest techniques and technologies available. The program started with a practice marketing summit with speakers from a variety of marketing companies. Dr. Alex learned how to continue and even better provide an outstanding experience for our patients. This was followed by a series of scientific presentations. Dr. Patrick Bitter, Jr., pioneer of IPL technology shared the newest innovations in the use of IPL. These include new settings for wrinkles, skin tightening, treating dark spots, and the use of IPL technology for feminine rejuvenation, male enhancement, and pain management. There were also several talks about the best use of fillers for facial rejuvenation. Fillers are used in many places on the face, some of the most popular areas of treatment include the cheeks and lips. The trend in 2019 is using fillers in the upper face to fill hollow temples and lift the brows and in the lower face in the chin and jawline to enhance jawline definition. One of the unique features of this conference is the live demonstrations that featured filler treatments on the entire face as well as laser treatments to tighten the skin. The exhibit hall featured a number of companies in the aesthetic field such as Alastin, makers of the Skin Nectar, Hydratint sunscreen, and new Transform body treatment. A new product called Defenage was on display. This contains peptides called defensins which aid in wound healing and rejuvenate the skin.
Dr. Alex enjoyed this conference as always and learned a lot. He will use some of the new techniques he learned to better treat his patients. Dr. Alex looks forward to more such events. The next major event is the Los Angeles Multispecialty Cosmetic Academy (LAMCA) in March 2019 at the Four Seasons hotel in Beverly Hills, chaired by Dr. Kian Karimi.
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.