Advanced Dermatology Section
This was a one of the best days of this educational program for me. I spent the entire day in the advanced dermatology portion. There was three sessions going on at the same time. Most of the lectures I heard were about fillers (Juvederm, Radiesse, Perlane, Restylane, Belotero) and neurotoxins (Botox, Xeomin, Dysport). This was one of my main goals of this course was to absorb as much as I could about the topic. I was thrilled to see the European and Russian experiences with Botox, Fillers, etc. There were also sections on ethnic skin and hyperpigmetation. It was an eye opener to see a bunch of discussions on the complications of fillers and Botox. We’re glad we have hyaluronidase in our office as part of a kit for filler emergencies. There was also a lot of info about hydroquinone and tretinoin. Did you know that there’s hydroquinone in coffee? I also saw a lecture where they used ultrasound to help guide decision making regarding filler placement. There was also a brief discussion of fake filler products. I liked the idea of using ultra sound gel as a substance to help massage fillers. There were also a ton of information regarding using blunt cannulas for fillers which is something I’ve been doing.
Factors that affect Different Neurotoxins
- Physician technique
- Retrograde threading
- Malar flattening
- Sandwich Volumetry
It’ll be great to bring back all this international information to our cosmetic plastic surgery practice in Modesto, CA.
And after the lectures:
We went to another lecture sponsored by Merz Aesthetics, the makers of Belotero and Xeomin (and Asclera for veins). The talk was Innovations in Facial Aesthetic Medicine, Mastering the Art and Science of Injectables. Amazingly it was produced by Paradigm Medical Communications, located in Orangeburg, NY. Their telephone number is 845-398-5100. They said they were located on 303. I have friends who live in Orangeburg, New York and I have a personal connection to that location. This CME program was 3 credits.