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Optimizing Body Contouring Results Through Innovative Technologies


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The clinical applications of ultrasound and laser technology in the dermatology setting continues to grow. In this podcast series, we'll look at how these new technologies are current being used in dermatology practices throughout the United States and specific areas in which their use may expand in the near future.

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The Use of UltraShape Power and VelaShape Body Contouring Technologies

Presented by:

Stacy Chimento, MD FAAD





Dr. Stacy Chimento is a native of New Orleans, Louisiana. She received her bachelor's degree in psychology from the University of Miami. She graduated top of her class from the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, where she was a member of the Alpha Omega Honor Society.

Dr. Chimento interned in Internal Medicine at Resurrection Medical Center in Chicago, IL, and completed her dermatology residency at Jackson Memorial Hospital/University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, as Chief Resident.

Dr. Chimento was the recipient of The James Battan Most Compassionate Patient Care Award and The Outstanding Resident Research Award in 2012. Dr. Chimento completed numerous research studies with the Department of Dermatology and Cutaneous Surgery and was published in the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology, Contact Dermatitis Society, and the Journal of Drugs in Dermatology. She is a national invited speaker and educator for cosmetic and laser dermatology conferences, invited educator for the Florida Academy of Physician Assistants and a national trainer for injectable cosmetics. She is involved in numerous medical dermatologic societies such as the American Society of Dermatologic Surgery, The American Academy of Dermatology and The American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery.

Dr. Chimento is board certified in Dermatology and is highly trained in general medical, surgical and cosmetic dermatology with an interest and expertise in lasers, injectable cosmetics, body contouring, acne treatment, and rosacea.

Dr. Chimento is a consultant and speaker for Candela.

The Use of Ultrasound Technology in Non-Invasive Body Contouring

Presented by:

Alix J Charles, MD, FAAD

American Academy of Dermatology

American Medical Association

American Society of Dermatologic Surgery


Dr. Charles has clinical interests that encompass the diagnosis and treatment of skin diseases and enhancement of facial appearance through the use of minimally invasive cosmetic techniques. He specializes in general, surgical and cosmetic dermatology in children and adults. Dr. Charles deals with cutaneous oncology, ethnic skin disorders, and minimally invasive cosmetic procedures involving lasers, neurotoxins (i.e. Botox) and subcutaneous tissue fillers.

Dr. Charles earned his medical degree in 2000 from Mayo Medical School in Rochester, Minnesota and completed his Dermatology residency in 2004 at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago. He served as Chief Resident and also a delegate for the Rush University House Officers Association. Dr. Charles is fluent in English, Spanish, French and Haitian Creole.

Dr. Charles is a member of the American Academy of Dermatology, the American Medical Association, and the American Society of Dermatologic Surgery. He is a past president of the Illinois Dermatological Society. He is affiliated with Hinsdale and Good Samaritan Hospitals.

Dr. Charles is a consultant and speaker for Candela.

The Use of VelaShape Body Contouring Technology

Presented by:

Sandra Marchese Johnson MD, FAAD

The Johnson Dermatology Clinic

Volunteer for the Department of Dermatology,
University of Arkansas for Medical Services


Sandra Marchese Johnson, MD, FAAD provides pediatric, medical, geriatric, and cosmetic dermatologic care in private practice. She has participated in more than 30 clinical trials; has two patents for treatments for, and co-authored a book about, warts; has published more than 60 scientific articles; and has appeared in local and national media.

Dr. Chapas is a consultant and speaker for Candela.

Achieving Optimal Body Contouring Results with the Use of Selective, Non-thermal Ultrasound

Presented by:

Anne Chapas, MD

Director, Union Square Laser Dermatology

Instructor of Dermatology, Mount Sinai Medical Center

New York, NY

Anne Chapas, M.D. is a Manhattan-based dermatologist and dermatologic surgeon who specializes in laser surgery, Mohs micrographic surgery for the treatment of skin cancers, and cosmetic procedures. She is internationally acclaimed for her laser and cosmetic treatments, and she strives to apply the latest scientific research to deliver the best possible care and results for each patient.

ELLE magazine recognized Dr. Chapas in 2011 as one of 13 “beauty geniuses” for her state-of-the-art use of lasers and energy devices to resurface and tighten skin, and again in 2014 for her use of energy devices for body shaping tune-ups below the neck.

Dr. Chapas is certified by the American Board of Dermatology and she is a Fellow of the American Society for Laser Medicine & Surgery, the American Academy of Dermatology, the American College of Mohs Surgery and the American Society of Dermatologic Surgery. She is also a Clinical Instructor of Dermatology at the Mount Sinai Medical Center.

Dr. Chapas is a consultant and speaker for Candela.

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