Cosmetic Surgery Forum 2014: Investigating Injectibles
Cosmetic Surgery Forum is an annual meeting of major importance that is taking place on Las Vegas! For this year (2014), the meeting was carried out from December 3 to December 6 and gave really interesting food for thought especially in the field of injectibles! Let’s have a look at the most important insights of Cosmetic Surgery Forum 2014:
Tips Regarding Fillers
San Antonio based dermatologist, Dr. Vivian Bucay suggested that when applying fillers one of the major goal is to fill the lines and not always to replace lost volume! As Bucay says it’s quite important to superficially apply fillers in order to fill superficial lines! Dr. Heidi Waldorf, a New York City dermatologist, commented on the bruising after applying fillers in order to eradicate wrinkles close to the mouth! Waldorf noticed that fillers inevitably bring about bruising and reducing the number of injection will also limit the bruising! Besides she pointed out that hyaluronic acid while not being a hemostatic opens blood vessels, which is connected to bruising! On the other hand Dr. Bucay claimed that bruising can be reduced: “It’s a matter of how adherent those lines are — do you have to do a lot of subcision?”
Benefits of Neuromodulator/Peptide combos
New studies discussed on the forum showed that the results of a neuromodulator/peptide combo last much more comparing to single neuromodulator injection! Why is that? Probably the long lasting effect is due to the fact that peptides provide an effective delivery mechanism transporting the active molecules in topical neuromodulator products! Revance‘s innovation, the botulinum toxin/peptide combo RT002, gave a few really encouraging conclusions when studied in mice : while it took 31.6 weeks for the combo to wear off it took only 15.8 weeks for the neuromodulator alone! A clinical trial on RT002 also showed the complex is effective for 30 weeks! It’s not quite clear why this happens but it seems that the peptide prevents product diffusion in half!
Avoid patients that can’t be satisfied
Heidi Waldorf also commented on the universal truth that some patients can’t be happy with the results no matter how hard you try! A decent injection plan should be combined with the right patient for ideal results! But sometimes you have to face the wrong patient! And how do you realize that a patient will not be happy? There are a few signs:
- Patients with not clear image of what happened to them, not a clear idea of what they need to fix!
- Patients with unrealistic hopes or patients with a huge list of complaints regarding previous treatments and doctors
- Patients with anger or devoction burst toward the doctor
According to Dr. Waldorf, the best option to realize whether a patient is not suitable is having follow-up discussions or appointments
For a more detailed synopsis of the conclusions of the Cosmetic Surgery Forum 2014 you should stay tuned on the official website of the forum