Conference Calendar

The Aesthetic Meeting 2017
April 27 - May 2, 2017
San Diego Convention Center, San Diego, CA

Advances in Rhinoplasty 2017
May 4-7, 2017
Chicago, IL

Vegas Cosmetic Surgery & Aesthetic Dermatology
June 7-11, 2017
The Bellagio, Las Vegas, NV

2017 AAD Summer Meeting
July 27-30, 2017
New York Hilton, New York, NY

Plastic Surgery The Meeting
October 6-10, 2017
Orange County Convention Center, Orlando, FL

Second Global Aesthetics Conference
November 2-5, 2017
Loews Miami Beach Hotel, Miami

Cosmetic Surgery Forum
November 29 – December 2, 2017
The Bellagio, Las Vegas, NV

5th Biennial Caribbean Facial Plastic Surgery Update: A Winter Warm-Up
February 7-11, 2018
Westin Grand Cayman Seven Mile Beach, Cayman Islands

75th Annual Meeting of the AAD

Nearly 9,900 medical personnel attended the 75th Annual meeting of the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) in Orlando. Modern Aesthetics® magazine's sister publication Practical Dermatology® and offered video coverage of the meetig, much of which focused on the latest advances in aesthetics.

Hosted by Joel L. Cohen, MD a dermatologist in Colorado, coverage included neuromodulator injection techniques, filler pearls, and a laser update, plus a look at what's new and in the pipeline for aesthetic interventions.

Modern Aesthetics® Co-chief Medical Editor Heidi Waldorf, MD discussed how effective placement of injectables in the temples can provide a significant aesthetic improvement in an area that is frequently neglected. However, safety is paramount, Dr. Waldorf says. “We all know there are risks to injections,” she says. “The best way to avoid them is to understand the anatomy.” Watch the full video where Dr. Waldorf outlines principles for proper treatment of the temple area that avoids major complications.

Dr. Cohen offers treatment tips for best, natural outcomes with neuromodulator injections. He also discusses how injecting toxins prior to resurfacing or prior to filler injections can improve results and duration of effects. “Sometimes when we're treating the glabella for volume, if we go ahead and pre-treat [patients] with a neuromodulator, we can get better duration of effect,” he says, describing a study that showed patients who were pre-treated with Botox in the glabella before filler saw about 32 weeks duration of effect compared to 18 weeks with filler alone.

Shannon Humphrey, MD, a dermatologist in Vancouver, shares three pearls for avoiding the filler complication patients fear the most in the mid-face: unnatural results. Her three pearls for ensuring you achieve natural results: know your anatomy, have a plan, and use common sense.

*DermTube's coverage of the American Academy of Dermatology 2017 Annual Meeting is not endorsed by or affiliated with the American Academy of Dermatology.