PRIME North America Vol.5 Issue 6

GUEST EDITORIAL | T HIS YEAR’S COSMETIC SURGERY FORUM (NOVEMBER 29TH TO DECEMBER 2nd at the Bellagio, Las Vegas) has gathered experienced cosmetic and dermatologic surgeons from around the world to exchange ideas and to learn collaboratively, creating one of the most exciting educational meetings in the industry. Over the course of four days, attendees will become a part of the course with hands-on demonstrations, honest, practical, and lively discussions, while earning up to 22 AMA Category 1 Credits. Here are a few exciting new topics to look forward to this year: ■ ■ Addressing the Needs of Male Aesthetic Patients . Growing demand over the past several years has been driven by the availability of new treatments, as well as by increased demand for cosmetic services among men. Men had just over 10% of all surgical and nonsurgical cosmetic procedures last year. We’ll address the specifics of working with and delivering highly desirable results to the male vs. female aesthetic patient. ■ ■ New Neurotoxin Indications . New indications have been announced for neurotoxins over the past several years, including crow’s feet and forehead lines for Botox. What will be next and how do we integrate these into our practices? Since most of us are already doing these, will it change the way we practice? ■ ■ Off-Label Uses . New developments inminimally invasive procedures are creating demand for education of physicians and staff on novel methods of action, treatment administration, and long-term practice management. For example, experienced users are experimenting with the off-label use of Kybella for the treatment of fat deposits at non-approved anatomic sites. ■ ■ Vaginal Rejuvenation . The field of feminine rejuvenation is expected to expand in coming months as several new treatments, including laser and radiofrequency technologies, have come to market, increasing the need for cosmetic surgeons to learn about the available treatments and their effects. We will discuss the pros and cons as well as whether it is truly the domain of the dermatologist! ■ ■ Advancements in Cosmeceuticals . Cosmeceuticals are readily available and heavily marketed to patients and, therefore, dermatologists need to stay abreast of changes and the latest research available on ingredients and new delivery systems. We’ll be discussing the continued interest in anti-aging and skin-protective products containing hydroxy acids, antioxidants such as vitamin C and B3 (niacinamide), botanicals, depigmenting agents, vitamin A (retinoid derivatives), peptides, provitamin B5 (panthenol), and sugar amines such as N-acetyl glucosamine and ceramides. Advancements in cosmeceuticals include coenzyme Q10, polyphenols, signal peptides, transport peptides, growth factors and carnosine for anti-aging applications. As always, we welcome your input and we welcome discussion. This is, first and foremost, the goal of CSF! We welcome you to the 2017 Cosmetic Surgery Forum! BOARDMEMBER SPECIALISM COUNTRY Dr Claude Dalle Anti-ageing & aesth. medicine France Dr Wilmar Accursio Endocrinology Brazil Dr Firas Al-Niaimi Dermatology & laser surgery UK Dr Ashraf Badawi Dermatology Egypt & Canada Dr Janethy Balakrishnan Aesthetic & anti-ageing medicine Malaysia Dr Lakhdar Belhaouari Plastic surgery France Dr Anthony Benedetto Cosmetic Dermatology USA Dr Philippe Berros Oculoplastic surgery Monaco Dr Dario Bertossi Maxillofacial surgery Italy Dr Pierre Bouhanna Dermatology – Hair surgery France Dr Fahd Benslimane Plastic Surgery Morocco Dr Claude Chauchard Anti-ageing medicine France Dr Christophe de Jaeger Geriatrics France Dr Gerd Gauglitz Aesthetic Dermatology Germany Prof Ilaria Ghersetich Dermatology Italy Dr Kate Goldie Aesthetic Physician UK Dr Michael H. Gold Dermatology USA Prof Eckart Haneke Dermatology Germany Dr Steven Hopping Plastic surgery USA Prof Andreas Katsambas Dermatology Greece Dr Mario Krause Anti-ageing medicine Germany Dr Marina Landau Dermatology Israel BOARDMEMBER SPECIALISM COUNTRY Dr Gustavo Leibaschoff Cosmetic Surgery USA Dr Sohail Mansoor Dermatology UK Prof Leonardo Marini Dermatology Italy Dr Sly Nedic Aesthetic & anti-ageing medicine South Africa Prof Daniel Pella Cardiology Slovakia Dr Chariya Petchngaovilai Dermatology Thailand Prof Ascanio Polimeni Neuro-endocrinology Italy Dr Herve Raspaldo Facial plastic surgery France Dr Christopher Rowland-Payne Dermatology UK Dr Neil Sadick Dermatology USA Dr Hema Sundaram Dermatology USA Dr Pakpilai Thavisin Dermatology&Anti-ageingmedicine Thailand Dr Patrick Treacy Aesthetic surgery Ireland Dr Mario Trelles Plastic surgery Spain Dr Ines Verner Dermatology Israel Dr Octavio Viera Anti-ageing medicine Spain Dr Jean-Luc Vigneron Aesthetic dermatology France Prof Bernard Weber Genetics Luxembourg Dr Sabine Zenker Dermatology Germany Catherine Decuyper Industry expert & consultant France Wendy Lewis Industry expert USA Christophe Luino Industry expert & consultant France PRIME JOURNAL EDITORIAL BOARD International Journal of Aesthetic and Anti-Ageing Medicine Informa, Floor 2, 5 Howick Place, London, SW1P 1WG, UK ISSN 2325-9817 (print) ISSN 2325-9825 (online) Editor Balraj Juttla balraj.juttla@informa.com Art Director David ‘Spike’ McCormack spike@spikedesigns.co.uk Global Sales Manager Serena Allegrini serena@aagedition.com / +33 682 039 840 AudienceDevelopment NoraPastenkos nora.pastenkos@informa.com Digital Marketing Manager Phouthong Luong phouthong.luong@informa.com Production & Ads Department  balraj.juttla@informa.com Please send your manuscripts and press releases to: balraj.juttla@informa.com All submitted manuscripts are evaluated on the basis of scientific quality, originality, appropriateness, contribution to the field and style. Suitable manuscripts are subject to peer-review. Manuscripts and accompanying files should be prepared in accordance with our Author Guidelines, which are available via www.prime-journal.com . All content © 2017 Informa UK Ltd Images © Shutterstock.com, unless otherwise stated For address changes, please contact Hallmark Fulfillment: primeinternational@halldata.com SUBSCRIPTION RATES UK: £295 Europe: €370 Rest of world: US$490 Joel Schlessinger MD, FAAD, FAACS CourseDirector, Cosmetic SurgeryForum; Past President, American Societyof Cosmetic Surgery andAesthetic Surgery 4 November/December 2017 | prime-journal.com

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