New York, NY (PRWEB) May 01, 2012
The Society of Plastic Surgical Skin Care Specialists (SPSSCS) will celebrate its 18th Annual Meeting in Vancouver, Canada with a special emphasis on light and energy based technologies as a way to produce tighter, firmer skin.
The meeting offers educational seminars and sessions for nurses, aestheticians and other trained skin care specialists working in the offices of plastic surgeons certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery or the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. Also featured are exhibits from companies manufacturing the latest products for medically-supervised skin care.
“Skin care has come a long way in the past 18 years,” says SPSSCS President-Elect and Program Chair, Karen Davis. “As Skin Care Specialists we partner with patients to assist them toward their aesthetic goals by collaboratively developing a treatment plan that takes into account their financial resources and lifestyle. Our meeting content supports that clinical role and our expanded professional role set involving organizational functions.”
Two highlights from Skin Care 2012 include:
Ultrasonic energy is one focus of the Skin Care Meeting. Ana Tevez, RN, will lead both a break out session and a round table discussion on the art and science of ultrasonic energy for tissue lifting. She will teach how non-invasive energy systems can be used for tissue lifting to produce tighter and firmer skin.
Another highlight of this year’s meeting will be a comprehensive course taught by some of the country’s leading plastic surgeons who specialize in light and energy based technologies. New technology and data will be presented as well as a panel discussion on complications and controversies in areas including ablative and non-ablative skin improvement, acne (acute post-op and scarring), IPL, skin contour related to fat and vascular correction.
Over 7.5 million nonsurgical cosmetic procedures were performed in 2011 and $1.7 billion spent on skin rejuvenation treatments, according to ASAPS. Currently, over 20% of plastic surgeons offer spa services or work in conjunction with medical spas where nonsurgical procedures are performed.
WHAT: Go For The Gold In Vancouver – Skin Care 2012
Annual Meeting: Society of Plastic Surgical Skin Care Specialists
(Note: SPSSCS meeting is in conjunction with the Annual Meeting of the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS), Vancouver Convention Centre, May 5-8)
WHERE: Hyatt Regency Vancouver – Vancouver, Canada, British Columbia
WHEN: May 1- 4, 2012
PRESENTERS are available for interviews.
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The Society of Plastic Surgical Skin Care Specialists is a voluntary, non-profit organization dedicated to the promotion of education, enhancement of clinical skills, and the delivery of safe, quality skin care provided to patients from the offices of plastic surgeons certified by or eligible to sit for examination by the American Board of Plastic Surgery or the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.
The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS), is recognized as the world’s leading organization devoted entirely to aesthetic plastic surgery and cosmetic medicine of the face and body. ASAPS is comprised of over 2,600 Plastic Surgeons; active members are certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery (USA) or by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and have extensive training in the complete spectrum of surgical and non-surgical aesthetic procedures. International active members are certified by equivalent boards of their respective countries. All members worldwide adhere to a strict Code of Ethics and must meet stringent membership requirements.
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