AAD live demo 'a hit'

May 1, 2006

San Francisco ; Aside from boasting record-breaking attendance, the64th Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD),here, presented attendees with another first: A live demonstrationof cosmetic procedures.

San Francisco - Aside from boasting record-breaking attendance, the 64th Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD), here, presented attendees with another first: A live demonstration of cosmetic procedures.

"We were approved (by AAD) as a two-hour pilot to ascertain if this approach was feasible and an effective teaching mechanism," says Dr. Weinkle, assistant clinical professor of dermatology at the University of South Florida in Tampa, and has a solo private practice. By all accounts, the pilot was a success.

"Dr. Binstock really talked about, and showed in process, shaping the brow and glabella," Dr. Weinkle says.

Lower face anatomy

"I was really impressed with the interaction (between Drs. Binstock and Matarasso)," Dr. Weinkle says. "They really complemented each other so well in their presentations."

Lip anatomy

Kimberly J. Butterwick, M.D., who has a private dermatology practice in La Jolla, Calif., followed with a discussion of lip anatomy. She explained how the various muscles interact, discussed issues of lip proportion and demonstrated a combination approach with fillers such as hyaluronic acid, collagen and botulinum toxin to maximally rejuvenate.

Intense pulsed light

Vic A. Narurkar, M.D., an assistant clinical professor of dermatology at the Medical School, University of California, Sacramento, discussed and demonstrated the use of intense pulsed light (IPL) laser. He showed his ability (as well as his patient's) to adapt to the demands of his presentation by working on the patient's hand at his own face level to ensure optimum visibility for the audience.

Dr. Weinkle's own presentation involved the use of poly-L-lactic acid, including its reconstitution, choices of syringe, and where on the patient to best use it. She credits Danny Vleggar, M.D., of Switzerland with contributing to her demonstration.