The recently-ended 34th annual Hawaii Dermatology Seminar has lived up its reputation of being the original and, perhaps, the most well organized of all the Hawaii dermatology meetings. The first 4 days of the meeting were dedicated to medical and pediatric dermatology. The last 2 days were dedicated to advances in cosmetic dermatology. Some of the most well know leaders in the field lectured. These included Drs. Suzanne Kilmer from Sacramento, Michael Gold from Nashville, Roberta Sengelman from Santa Barbara, Thomas Rohrer from Boston and Christopher Zachary from Irvine, CA.
Among the more interesting discussions was a talk about Zeltiq cryolipolysis of women’s fatty upper arms, the soon-to-be-released Belotero wrinkle filler and the role of Matrix fractional radiofrequency treatment. Also discussed were more controversial issues such as Zerona low level light treatment’s effect on dissolving fat. Attendance was up at this year’s Hawaii Dermatology Seminar. Dermatology, and specifically Cosmetic Dermatology, is alive and well.