SAN FRANCISCO, April 25, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Aesthetic Surgery Education and Research Foundation (ASERF), today presented reports and studies on trends, emerging technologies, procedural innovations and the future of the aesthetic surgical specialty during "Premier Global Hot Topics," a six-hour teaching course held at the annual Aesthetic Meeting from April 24-29 in San Francisco, CA.
The Premier Global Hot Topics sessions featured topics including:
- Biofilms – one of the hottest evolving topics in plastic surgery and its impact on breast implants and soft-tissue fillers
- Google Glass in plastic surgery - exploring how this tool is advancing the aesthetic surgery field in and outside of the operating room.
- Voluma - the latest US FDA approval for facial fillers with unique properties for cheek volume loss correction
- New non-surgical fat removal technology including Vanquish RF, a nonsurgical procedure that uses radio frequency (RF) waves to heat up - and kill - fat cells without harming surrounding tissue.
- Tips to determine which neurotoxins (Botox, Dysport or Xeomin) one should use.
- Cellulite treatment - 2 new technologies and the science behind them : Xiaflex (Auxillium) in phase 2 of development for the treatment of cellulite and cabochon, a device which received FDA clearance for short-term improvement in the appearance of cellulite in the buttocks and thighs of adult females that is slated to launch on a limited basis in the latter-half of 2014.
- New natural scaffolding technology for soft tissue support including Galaflex and Seri-scaffold with exciting applications in plastic surgery.
"Hot Topics is one of the most popular sessions of the annual meeting" said William P. Adams Jr., MD, Chair of Premier Global Hot Topics and president of ASERF. "It's about new and emerging technologies, things that patients ask us about every day. ASERF puts on Premiere Global Hot Topics 365 to educate members on these the never ending wave of these new procedures and devices."
The Premier Global Hot Topics session included an interactive panel with The Aesthetic Society's Premier Partners; Allergan, Alphaeon, Enaltus, Merz Aesthetics, New Beauty, Valeant and ZO Skin Health.
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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 Ethics and must meet stringent membership requirements.
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