The annual non-surgical symposium held in Melbourne over the weekend was so tightly packed with international and local speakers; I found it hard to choose where to focus my attention! We heard some really interesting presentations by leading industry professionals and gained an insight into where the industry is headed that we wouldn’t have had otherwise.
Non-surgical procedures are becoming so much more popular and mainstream that it is not unusual for many beauty clinics to have at least one laser or light device or injectable treatment on offer. In fact, many clinics are identifying that more consumers are looking for non-surgical options more than ever before. In order to fulfil this growing demand, practitioners have realised that offering these devices alongside their other less invasive techniques enables them to offer more effective treatments and solutions to aesthetic issues, and having several devices allows a truly individualised approach to each and every patient. Clinics tailored specifically for these devices are also popping up everywhere.
This leads me into the overall theme I noticed for the 2015 Non-Surgical Symposium – mixing and matching various lasers, lights or injectables to give an overall better result for the patient. The industry is at the point now where it is discovering that different lasers, lights and injectables are better at treating different issues or parts of the face so using a combination of treatments is often going to give you better outcomes. Example: Botulinum toxin and injectable fillers might be used in combination to give a more enhanced aesthetic result, instead of either/or.
The conference was aimed at giving practitioners further insight into what treatments give which results. There were detailed presentations on what outcomes particular devices were shown to have, preferred and proven methods of treatment application, studies on side effects and how best to avoid them and much more.
The presentation on Injectable Safety by Jeffrey Kenkel highlighted the various complications that can occur but also the ways to remove the risks of them occurring. He also mentioned how we have access to a wider variety of products here in Australia compared with the US, which reinforced for us here at the Hub that advocating for consumers to undergo treatments and surgeries here in Australia as opposed to travelling overseas is so important.
We also heard on subjects ranging from Botulim toxin and new trends by the renowned French surgeon Patrick Trevidic to an Overview of non-surgical body contouring by Jeffrey Kenkel, one of the keynote speakers – a plastic surgeon located in Dallas, Texas. Terrence Scamp delighted us with his insights on Injectable rhinoplasty, Hema Sundaram showed us why she is considered an authority on all things dermatological-related, not to mention the presentations by Philippe Berros, Andre Braz, Edward Ross, Vic Narurkar, Mark Magnusson, Greg Goodman, Steve Liew and Mark Ashton – all imparting us with valuable information and discoveries to pass on to the up and coming group of practitioners and passionate industry followers.
We saw demonstrations and videos on the various devices such as Excel V, Coolsculping, Petit Lady, Mona-Lisa Touch, HydraFacial, Infini, Pastelle Q and EnLighten, and their various uses and treatments. Companies such as Cryomed, Cutera and Lutronic showed us once again why they are at the cutting edge of the industry when it comes to devices and treatments for the non-surgical aesthetic industry.
I would like to thank all the speakers and attendees for another wonderful year of a celebration of technologies and results-driven success in the ever growing non-surgical aesthetics industry.
If you would like more information on non-surgical treatments go to https://www.plasticsurgeryhub.com.au/non-surgical/ or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
By Trish Hammond