Day 3 :
- Track 9: Alternative Approaches to Skin & Hair Care
Track 10: Modern Cosmetic Products and Marketing
Track 11: Major Risks from Cosmetic and Personal Care Products
Location: Las Vegas, USA
Gabriela Mercik is Medical Director of Hebe Anti-Aging and Aesthetic Medicine Clinics. Her research career began in Poland 16 years ago in cardiology and internal medicine. She carried out research in field of LDL-apheresis and published in the American Journal of cardiology. Since 2008 she has been working in hospitals in Northern Ireland in general medicine, cardiology, palliative care and rehab departments. She developed an interest in aesthetic medicine and has studied skin rejuvenation. She developed her own protocols for mesotherapy and for threads. She provides courses in biomimetic mesotherapy, PDO beauty lift threads, dermal fillers and botulinum toxin, training doctors and nurses all over Europe. She practices cosmetic medicine in her clinics in NI and London. Her experience has led to her being requested to speak a many conferences all over the world. Her Company received a very prestigious Award the ‘MyfaceMybody ’ Award for The Best Antiaging Treatment Biomimetic Mesotherapy with Nanopetides in UK 2013.
Time : 10:20-10:40
The question is not whether product manufacturers, retailers and service providers will be sued but when will they be sued. We live in a litigious society. We must effectively manage this known risk through a multiple layer program designed to provide the best company position when litigation occurs. Manufacturers, retailers and service providers must work collectively to ensure survival of the industry.We must systematically define and implement plans to limit our risk.Product manufacturers, retailers and service providers can improve their successful defense of frivolous litigation by developing an effective consumer relations programs to include product education program and developing more uniform warnings and instructions and being more robust in designing the product information/instructional sheet for each product. Understanding the problem is as helpful as solving the problem. Product manufacturers, retailers and service providers must develop and agree to share limited amounts of information so to maintain data regarding the nature of the alleged offenses and develop programs to monitor and eliminate not only the problems, whether that problem be intentional misuse or confusing product use it’s equally important to resolve any perceived problems. Implementation of proactive risk management programs will assist in our defense of unfounded litigation. As a group we should advocate for reimbursement of litigation cost when we are forced to engage in frivolous litigation.
Fountain of Youth Surgical Center
Time : 10:40-11:00
Anil K. Gandhi has been practicing surgery for over 30 years. He began his residency in the United States in 1971, After completing his surgical residence in 1977, he pursued his passion in surgery. Dr. Gandhi's services too many throughout his career has allowed him to bring valuable experience and unique insight into the field of cosmetic surgery. Dr. Gandhi derives no greater pleasure than helping make women beautiful.
• Introduction to Awake Breast Augmentation under local tumescent anesthesia. Power Point presentation, to go over the following: • What is tumescent anesthesia? Benefits of tumescent anesthesia. Why are more patients seeking breast augmentation under local anesthesia? • Why are more doctors choosing to do surgery with tumescent anesthesia • Surgical technique of awake breast augmentation, different incision sites, positioning of implant as well as complications.
Dhelya has completed his specialization of dermatovenereology at the age of 28 years from Airlangga University and now is taking postdoctoral studies in the same place. She is the staff of Infection Division of Dermatovenereology Departement in Saiful anwar General Hospital Malang – East Java. She has joined few courses and seminars abroad about dermatology and cosmetology. Not only joined seminar, she has been a speaker in the few seminars in Indonesia. She is now focusing in leprosy research. This is her debut in about to be a speaker abroad. Hopefully, she can make it
Nearly all living things on this earth need sunlight. However, the content of sunlight, especially ultraviolet (UV) even in small doses, can cause health problems in humans, such as premature aging. There are two distinct types of aging, first that are caused by the genes we inherit, and are called chronological or intrinsic aging and the other type of aging is known as extrinsic aging. It is caused by environmental factors such as pollutant and also sun exposure. Sunlight can be divided into 4 types based on the wavelength those are ultraviolet B (UVB, 280-315 nm), ultraviolet A(UVA, 315-400 nm), visible light (400-760 nm) and infrared (760-106 nm). Repeated exposure to UV lights can cause damage to the skin such as accelerated aging process known as premature aging or photoaging. It is characterized by dryness, wrinkling, elastosis, telangiectasia, and anomalous pigmentation. Ultraviolet A (UVA) are the most effective in penetrating skin into dermis layer. UVB lights can cause damage to DNA, especially the basal epidermal cells. They produces free radicals, as well as cell cycle arrest contributes to the photo aging of the skin. Exposure to UV lights can cause reactive oxygen species (ROS) production along with all its consequences such as DNA damage, induce matrix metalloproteinase (MMP) production, activation of mitogen-activated protein kinases (MAPK), induction of protein kinase C (PKC) δ, induction various inflammatory cytokines such as NFκB, AP-1, and HO-1 in which all contribute to damaging the skin's collagen network, induce inflammatory reactions, and also inhibit skin cell renewal processes which ultimately lead to photo aging.
Dr. Ajayita’s Charak Ayurvedic Panchkarma
Title: Ayurveda aims to reduce the destruction and promote the synthesis of stronger collagen fibers
Time : 11:35-11:55
Ajayita Chanana is a Gold Medalist in Bachelor of Medicine and Ayurvedic Surgery. She has been running her clinic in the beautiful city of Chandigarh, India for last many years. She is a renowned practitioner of Ayurveda. She has been featured on many TV programs to talk about how her treatments help in curing problems like hair loss, stress and other life style disorders. She has visited Europe a couple of times and has learnt a lot about contemporary treatments and has shared her knowledge of Ayurveda with reputed doctors abroad. Patients visit her clinic from India and abroad to reap the benefits of the treatments. She has also been a speaker at International Health Conference on Spa, Health, Wellness and Medical Tourism in 2013 and 2014 and has been awarded with Award of Honor. She has also been a speaker at International Health Conference on Sleep Medicine held in Nepal where she taught the intricacies of Ayurveda and how Ayurveda helps to tackle sleep apnea judiciously to doctors from different parts of the world.
Ayurveda has a pivotal role to play in beauty and aging. After sun rays, it is without a shadow of doubt that stress has a considerable negative impact on skin beauty. Before going ahead with any of the treatments either traditional or contemporary we need to tackle this menace judiciously. Distressing plays a crucial role, not only in rejuvenating the skin but also is of utmost importance in pre and post-surgical options for enhancing skin beauty so that the effect of surgical procedures is prolonged to the maximum time possible. Stress also plays havoc with normal skin beauty and makes it look dry, dull and lifeless. The health and glow of our skin is directly linked to how we metabolize collagen. Collagens are important proteins for the skin as they have a key role in as function and structure of the extracellular matrix in the dermis. The imbalance between the synthesis and collagen breakdown is the primary cause of skin problems. Thinner and wrinkled skin is the consequence of reduced collagen. In stress, cortisol level increases. Increased levels of cortisol in persistent stress weakens the immune system of the body and leads to rapid breakdown of the tissues and this breakdown inevitably leads to skin problems such as wrinkles, acne and uneven skin tone. Collagen breakdown is further enhanced by other factors like inflammation, oxidation and glycation thus leading to premature aging. When someone is exposed to repeated or chronic stress, the wear and tear associated with it is which grows over a period of time is called the allostatic load. This weakens the body immune system by causing stress hormonal imbalance. Ayurveda aims to reduce the destruction and promote the synthesis of stronger collagen fibers. A study was conducted on ten patients in which it was found a marked improvement in the skin laxity of the face , overall glow of the skin and face. This was all achieved by 2-3 weeks of consolidated treatment of Panchkarma, breathing exercises and following Ayurveda life style. All the Ayurvedic Panchkarma Therapies brought the stress levels remarkably down as per the Hamilton Depression Rating Scale after Panchkarma therapies giving long lasting results. All the participants were ecstatic by controlled stress levels. As a result of which their wrinkles were remarkably reduced, skin stopped breaking down and became youthful and smoother in appearance.