Sponsored by BENEV
MIRACU PDO Threads® (MIRACU®) and Exosome Regenerative Complex are two new products transforming thread lifting and regenerative medicine. DBM Corporation Inc. (DBM), the official U.S., Mexican and Canadian distributor of MIRACU, and BENEV Company, Inc. (Mission Viejo, Calif.), the globally-recognized FDA-registered manufacturing facility, are key players in the aesthetic space.
Sponsored by Galderma Laboratories, L.P.
Few companies in the medical aesthetics space can claim what Galderma Laboratories, L.P. (Fort Worth, Texas) has achieved. In addition to its longstanding range of dermal fillers, this year the company celebrates the 10th anniversaries of both the Dysport® (abobotulinumtoxinA) for Injection neuro- toxin treatment for glabellar lines, and the advanced collagen stimulator, Sculptra® Aesthetic.
Sponsored by WonTech Co., Ltd.
Coming off the heels of summer sun and heat, for many, skin is left irritated, sensitive and exposed to an environment that tends to increase pigmented lesions. In nature, the intense summer sunlight plays a role in creating beautiful varicolored autumn leaves, but on our faces or skin, it can cause unpleasant mottled pigments. And when left untreated, the affected area will become much darker. Now, in fall, many patients have visited our clinic to treat pigmentation like melasma.
Sponsored by Cutera
The next stage of non-invasive body sculpting has arrived via the pairing of truSculpt iD® and truSculpt flex® from Cutera (Brisbane, Calif.). These technologies give physicians an unprecedented means to serve the patient’s desire for non-invasive body shaping, while increasing their ROI.
Sponsored by Quanta System
The award-winning Discovery Pico laser platform from Quanta System (Milan, Italy) is in a class of its own. With unmatched peak power at 1.8 GW and four emission modes, Discovery Pico has the ability to drive picosecond results, as well as traditional applications requiring nanosecond pulse structures. It is the first to offer up to three wavelengths with 1064 nm and 532 nm lasers, plus a true Ruby 694 nm wave- length for improved tattoo removal.
Sponsored by BTL Aesthetics
Ideally, when a medical device is launched, the company and its core of researchers and affiliated physicians assemble a strong body of clinical information about the safety, efficacy and mechanism of action of a treatment. This is not always the case, but when a company invests in science, the payoff is profound. In this, BTL Aesthetics (Boston, Mass.) sets a high standard.
Sponsored by BTL Aesthetics
Combining the synergy of simultaneous targeted pressure energy (TPE) and monopolar radiofrequency (RF), EMTONE cellulite treatment from BTL Aesthetics (Boston, Mass.) is unique in the space. Loved by practitioners and patients alike, EMTONE can be used on cellulite of any grade, and is often used on the thighs or buttocks where the condition is most prevalent.
Sponsored by VYDENCE
By providing deeper treatments safely, the unique and innovative Nd:YAP 1340 nm ProDeep handpiece for the ETHEREA-MX laser from VYDENCE Medical (São Carlos, Brazil) is an effective and FDA cleared option for non-ablative skin resurfacing.
Sponsored by Zero Gravity
The Perfectio X light therapy system from Zero Gravity (Miami Beach, Fla.) was created to deliver the safest and most effective light-emitting diode (LED) technology for pain management and skin rejuvenation. Featuring powerful red light, infrared light and heat, Perfectio X actively works to reverse cellular damage accumulating over time. Additionally, the device improves penetration of topical agents after aesthetic procedures.
The Miami Cosmetic Surgery and Aesthetic Dermatology symposium (MCS), taking place at the Miami Beach Convention Center from February 20-22, 2020, is shaping up to take aesthetic medical conferences – as well as the industry itself – to the next level. With the motto: ‘Where Science, Aesthetics and Creativity Merge,’ the event has been carefully designed to offer a better version of the standard fare, as well as unique and interactive experiences for attendees looking to learn from experts and each other.
Sponsored by Fotona
The popular Fotona4D® protocol associated with the dual-wavelength SP Dynamis PROTM laser system from Fotona (U.S. and Europe) will be a key aspect of the recently launched TimeWalkerTM platform. Offering many popular features and modes, at a significantly lower price point, the TimeWalker may be just the thing for physicians looking at their bottom line, or not in need of the expanding versatility of a platform like the SP Dynamis.
Sponsored by Lasering USA
As a gynecologist with many years of experience, I have heard thousands of women complaining about looseness of their vagina after vaginal childbirth. “Sex is just not the same,” is a common complaint.
The most successful nonsurgical therapies tend to blend versatility, consistency and, wherever possible, the ability to be performed by medical extenders.
2019 was an exciting year for body sculpting, a time focused on selfies and social media and a year of cosmetic self-reflection, driven by the controversy around buttock augmentation and the breast implant recall. So, what will 2020 bring? We asked aesthetic physicians and surgeons to share their thoughts on this past year’s highlights and what’s to come. Here’s what they had to say.
It’s one thing to have an arsenal of effective devices and technologies in one’s aesthetic practice, it’s quite another to have the insight, experience, knowledge and skills to optimally use those technologies.
Did the year run out faster than you expected and now you’re behind in the numbers you forecasted? Perhaps you had a slow summer and Fall didn’t pick up like it usually does, or pick up enough to get you back on track. Maybe your key revenue-generating staff member left and took some of your patients with them!
Do you realize that, after the recent tax reform – between income, capital gains, Medicare, self-employment and other taxes – some physicians may still be facing marginal tax rates in excess of 50%? How many months are you working for the government before you start earning money for yourself? And, if you are like many physicians, you get very few tax planning ideas from your advisors.
“There’s no good talent in (insert your city here).” As national award-winning practice management consultants focusing on the aesthetic and cosmetic industry, we hear the same thing in EVERY market we visit and from every practice leader we meet.
The inaugural Miami Cosmetic Surgery conference will take place in Miami Beach from February 20-22, 2020. Featuring dynamic lectures from prominent core experts at the forefront of the industry, creative special events and 21 CME credits, MCS 2020 is set to deliver the highest quality international and domestic event ever to hit the U.S.
Jean Carruthers, MD, FRCSC, FRC(OPHTH), remembers the ‘A-ha!’ moment when she realized that neuromodulators could transform cosmetic medicine. It was the 1980s, and Dr. Carruthers wasn’t a cosmetic physician.
In the last several years, and particularly with the proliferation of plastic surgery imagery and the impact of social media influencers, gluteal shaping has become a topic of great interest to consumers, and procedures for gluteal enhancement have become all the buzz.