As a mainstay of The Aesthetic Show (TAS), the annual Aesthetic Awards ceremony has been recognizing leaders in medical aesthetics for eight years. Hosted by celebrity plastic surgeon and TAS scientific chairman, Andrew P. Ordon, M.D., F.A.C.S., the new TAG! You’re IT! awards ceremony maintained tradition, but with expanded categories that honored professionals truly driving innovation and excellence in medical aesthetics, including practitioners, researchers, product developers and industry leaders. Nominations were received from across the country, and a distinguished panel of aesthetic specialists reviewed and scored hundreds of submissions in order to determine the best of the best. Winners were announced during the live ceremony on Saturday, July 7, 2018.
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Galderma Aesthetics, a division of Nestle Skin Health
A long-standing supporter of The Aesthetic Show, Galderma Aesthetics, a division of Nestle Skin Heath (Fort Worth, Texas), has a reputable history and unique heritage in the aesthetic industry due to its portfolio of popular facial injectable products. “As a company invested in the future of the aesthetic industry, we are proud to be recognized for our commitment to innovation,” stated Alisa Lask, general manager & vice president of the U.S. Aesthetic Business Unit at Nestlé Skin Health. “This is further proof of Nestlé Skin Health’s dedication to advancing science-based solutions that help rejuvenate aging skin.”
Oxygenetix Institute, Inc. (Beverly Hills, Calif.) has steadfastly supported The Aesthetic Show over several years. The company’s novel technology, Oxygenetix Oxygenating Foundation, which is a breathable protective foundation makeup, conceals and reduces post-procedure scarring and discomfort to minimize social downtime. After the awards ceremony, the company’s CEO Kort V. Pearson remarked, “We are honored to receive this recognition and look forward to future shows, collaboration and continuing to develop innovative products for the aesthetic industry.”
Rich Castellano, M.D.
As a plastic surgeon and trainer specializing in minimally invasive face-lifts and laser-based skin rejuvenation, Dr. Castellano is recognized as a top injector of long-term fillers. Having performed over 10,000 facial cosmetic procedures, over 3,500 face-lifts under local anesthesia and authoring two best-selling books, Dr. Castellano has made hundreds of media appearances. He is also known as the first facial plastic surgeon to regularly post live, global broadcasts of aesthetic procedures.
Gregory W. Chernoff, M.D., F.R.C.S.
Dr. Chernoff was trained in facial plastic and reconstructive surgery, laser therapy, breast rejuvenation and body contouring. This education provided him with comprehensive expertise in combining meticulous surgical techniques with the latest non-surgical therapies to deliver consistent results in a gentle manner. In addition, he has authored numerous scientific papers and medical laser textbook chapters, as well as given over 600 lectures to physicians around the world on both surgical and non-surgical therapy.
Suneel Chilukuri, M.D., F.A.A.D., F.A.C.M.S.
Dr. Chilukuri is an internationally recognized cosmetic dermatologic surgeon specializing in non-surgical (liquid) face-lift techniques. He has published extensively in cosmetic surgery, dermatologic surgery and dermatology journals and textbooks. He lectures at national and international conferences regarding cosmetic and reconstructive surgery, and has served as a faculty instructor and clinical professor for cosmetic and reconstructive surgery at Yale University School of Medicine, Columbia University School of Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine and Albert Einstein Medical College.
Kian Karimi, M.D., F.A.C.S.
As a double-board certified facial plastic surgeon / head and neck surgeon, Dr. Karimi maintains an active aesthetic practice where he focuses on facial surgery, skin rejuvenation procedures and body sculpting. He is currently serving his fourth year as a team plastic surgeon for the Los Angeles Kings Hockey organization. Additionally, he is a volunteer lecturer and clinical instructor for the UCLA-Santa Monica department of family medicine.
Terrence Keaney, M.D., F.A.A.D.
Dr. Keaney is a dermatologist with training in cutaneous laser, hair and dermatologic surgery. He was instrumental in launching the first cosmetic, hair and laser surgery center for men in the U.S. He utilizes a gender-specific approach to aesthetics, which is focused on personalized, preventive skincare using innovative dermatology techniques and products. His specialized training makes him a unique and expert opinion leader in dermatology, skincare and aesthetics.
Joseph Niamtu, III, D.M.D.
Surgeon, teacher and author, Dr. Niamtu lectures internationally on facial surgery and has authored four textbooks, 22 chapters in other textbooks, hundreds of publications on various cosmetic facial topics and a cosmetic facial surgery DVD series. In addition, he has served on the board of directors of the Cosmetic Surgery Foundation and chaired numerous committees with the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery. He appears regularly in newspaper articles, TV broadcasts and popular magazines.
Christine Petti, M.D., F.A.C.S.
An award-winning plastic surgeon, Dr. Petti is committed to remaining on the leading edge of aesthetic surgery. She was one of the first plastic surgeons in California to have a state and federally-licensed ambulatory surgery center and medical day spa. Her work with surgical and laser-assisted liposuction and laser-based cellulite treatments has been published in medical literature. Her practice is a training center for plastic surgeons interested in laser-assisted surgical and non-surgical procedures. Also, Dr. Petti has appeared on multiple TV programs, including The Doctors, 20/20 and Inside Edition.
Lori J. Robertson R.N., M.S.N., F.N.P.-C.
Ms. Robertson has spent over 30 years in healthcare, with specialties in critical care, emergency medicine, hyperbaric medicine, family practice and, since 2007, aesthetic medicine for which she has won multiple awards. She is a national speaker and clinical educator for top aesthetic manufacturers, including Galderma, Lutronic and Allergan. She worked for 19 years as a medical technical advisor and actor on the daytime series General Hospital. Ms. Robertson also runs a non-profit organization dedicated to treating victims of facial trauma.