Prescription for a Day at the Spa

ASAPS meeting explores efficacy of medical-grade skin care treatments

Boston, MA (PRWEB) May 06, 2011

Many plastic surgeons are incorporating skin care services into their patient treatment plans. A panel at the Annual Meeting of the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) will explore the role of medical grade, topical skincare treatments for facial rejuvenation and update plastic surgeons on the efficacy of these treatments. “Skin Care – Lotions & Potions for Wrinkles: What Really Works?,” will be moderated by Clifford P. Clark, III, MD, and feature panelists Jeff Dover, MD , Renato Saltz, MD, and Victoria Vitale-Lewis, MD.

“This panel will update surgeons on the most successful skin care treatments,” said moderator Clifford P. Clark, III, MD. “The speakers will emphasize evidence-based medicine and attempt to separate science from hype. We will also construct an algorithm for treating photo-aging according to various skin types.”

Non-surgical skincare treatments, such as topical wrinkle treatments and chemical peels, can be used in conjunction with plastic surgery to enhance outcomes and help patients maintain the results of their procedures.

“Skin is a living organ and is constantly changing,” said Dr. Saltz. “For the best surgical results, it is important to think about the quality of the skin and what we can do to improve it, which may mean incorporating skincare techniques into our practice.”

“Medical grade skin care can be as important to the patient as plastic surgery itself,” added Dr. Vitale-Lewis. “Recent research breakthroughs mean there is a very exciting future for skin care.”

Over 7.7 million nonsurgical cosmetic procedures were performed in 2010 and $1.9 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.

Skin Care – Lotions and Potions for Wrinkles –What Really Works?
Tuesday, May 10th, 7:45am
Moderator:     Clifford P. Clark, III, MD
Jeff Dover, MD
Renato Saltz, MD
Victoria Vitale-Lewis, MD

PRESENTERS are available for interviews.

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 Ethicsand must meet stringent membership requirements.

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