Keeping up to date requires the input and sharing of our peers as never before. With so much change in Cosmetic Dermatology and Aesthetic Surgery, ‘staying on our toes’ is not a luxury, but a requirement.
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Irvine, CA (PRWEB) July 01, 2011
"Is what we "don't know" more important than what we do?" Aesthetic physicians meet to discuss the current anti-aging and cosmetic technologies and their impact on both patients and their medical providers.
“We’re in an age of light-speed technology development,” shares Dr. Nissan Pilest. “ Keeping up to date requires the input and sharing of our peers as never before. With so much change in Cosmetic Dermatology and Aesthetic Surgery, ‘staying on our toes’ is not a luxury, but a requirement.”
Physicians attending this annual meeting of the Global Academy of Aesthetics were immersed in 3 full days of peer-to-peer educational lectures and developmental discussions. Among the topics were
- Body Contouring and Body Shaping
- Skin Rejuvenation: Tightening and Lifting
- Improving the Appearance of Scars
- Facial Volumizing – What Works and When
- Complications of Aesthetic Surgery
- Devices that Work
- What We Don’t Know : A Perspective of the Future
Meeting directors involved in this year’s summit were from New York School of Medicine, University of California Irvine, Stanford Medical School and Harvard Medical School. Faculty included 21 of the nation’s top Dermatologists and Surgeons who led discussions on new developments such as ultrasound lifting, laser lipolysis, fat grating, fat freezing, fractional radio frequency, ablative and non ablative lasers and the very unique process of collagen stimulation.
The topics even included the economics of laser technology. As physicians reach for the most up to date technology, equipment acquisition costs accelerate. How best to provide affordable levels of these breaking procedures without exceeding affordability limits?
“It is always my goal to make sure my patients have access to the latest and greatest at a cost we both can afford,” notes Dr. Pilest. “Evaluation of new procedures can take time and I’m hesitant to embrace the day’s hot commodity without knowing it can and will provide my patient family with the level of success they expect and should receive.
These meetings, which include frank discussion of investigator experience and practical patient experience, help ensure that the choices I make have a more substantial level of proven action for my patients.”
Dr. Pilest frequently invests time in the midst of his professional peers to exchange successes and limitations of the available processes being used to improve appearance. As a trainer and speaker for Fraxel and Candela Lasers, Restylane, Dysport, Radiesse, Juvederm and Botox, Dr. Pilest is acutely aware of how important peer exchange is in providing top level aesthetic medical care to those who seek it.
He is the Medical Director of Total Dermatology in Irvine, Ca., and an Associate Clinical Professor at the University of California Irvine Department of Dermatology. Dr. Pilest is a Fellow of the American Board of Dermatology, a Fellow of the American Society of Dermatologic Surgeons, a member of all the major Dermatology-related societies and currently serves as Vice President of the Dermatologic Society of Orange County.
His private practice, Total Dermatology, is located in Irvine, California near the Irvine Spectrum at 16100 Sand Canyon Avenue, Suite 190, Irvine, Ca 92618. Telephone (949) 727 3800. Dr. Pilest provides complimentary cosmetic consultations for those who would like to learn more about the advanced options offered in his laser and cosmetic dermatology clinic.