Tuesday, November 10, 2009

The latest and greatest in aesthetic technology at the Strata Medical Event in NYC

Dr. Goldberg and I just taught at a Strata Med Event this weekend in New York. There were about 75 docs there - most dermatologists but other specialties as well.

This was one of the most organized and structured events we have ever done. It was split between didactice and demonstrations, moderated by Irvine dermatologist Dr. Christopher Zachary who missed his calling as a stand up comic!

Also teaching was NY celebrity dermatologist Dr. Doris Day, and my close friend, plastic surgeon Dr. Lawrence Bass. We discussed Botox, Dysport and newer non-FDA approved botulinum toxinds like Xeomin (Merz) and Puretox (Mentor). Dr. Bass and I did live demonstrations of Botox in the upper and lower face. We also spoke about different fillers including hyaluronic acids - Juvederm, Restylane and Prevelle silk, Radiesse, Sculptra and Evolence (even though J and J just pulled it from the market).

We were pretty comprehensive and did the usual nasolabial folds and lips but also some fun things like Radiesse cheek lifts and chin augmentation and hand rejuvenation. Dr. Goldberg gave a great talk on the state of the aesthetic industry and demonstrated the Syneron e-matrix system and the new Lumenis Lightshear Duet - a super fast and virtually painless hair removal system.

Dr. Day demonstrated the Lumenis Active and Deep FX and Dr. Bass the Palomar system. I demonstrated Sciton's TRL concept and did 2 combination microlaserpeel/profractional treatments. It was a great meeting, and I am looking forward to the next one.


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