Dr. Alex attended the second annual Los Angeles Multi-Specialty Cosmetic Academy (LAMCA) conference from Thursday March 21, 2019 through Sunday March 24, 2019 at the Beautiful Four Seasons Hotel in Los Angeles, CA. This event was organized by Dr. Alex’s friend and colleague Dr. Kian Karimi of Rejuva Aesthetics in Brentwood, CA.
Like other conferences, the LAMCA brings together leaders in the world of cosmetics to discuss the newest treatments and techniques. The LAMCA was four full days of lectures, workshops, and live demonstrations. Topics included injectables such as fillers, laser treatments, body contouring, social media, feminine rejuvenation, surgical and non-surgical nose jobs, cosmetic treatments for the eyes, facelifts, and hair restoration. World leaders including Dr. Alexander Rivkin of Westside Aesthetics in Los Angeles, CA, Dr. Steve Weiner of The Aesthetic Clinique in Santa Rosa Beach, FL, and Dr. Anil Rajani of Rajani MD in Portland, OR spoke about the use of fillers in the nose, jawline, and cheeks. These are some of the newest areas where fillers are being used for cosmetic enhancement. The pioneer of intense pulsed light dermatologist Dr. Patrick Bitter Jr. of Advanced Aesthetic Dermatology in Los Gatos, CA discussed the newest applications of IPL technology including treatments for pain, feminine rejuvenation, and male enhancement. The LAMCA conference included an entire session on social media to help attendees learn about the best ways to educate patients on various platforms such as Instagram, Facebook, and Youtube. Another session was dedicated to educating doctors on non-surgical rejuvenation of the eye areas using Botox, fillers, and lasers. The conference concluded with sessions on hair restoration and practice marketing.
In addition to the lectures there were many companies in the exhibit hall. Dr. Alex had the pleasure of seeing Nai’a Bradshaw and Julie Adler from Alastin Skin Care and representatives from Allergan (makers of Botox, Juvederm, Voluma, Vollure, Volbella, and Kybella) and Sciton lasers. He also enjoyed spending time with colleagues such as Dr. Saul Lahijani of Beverly Hills Institute of Plastic Surgery in Beverly Hills, CA, Dr. Sherly Soleiman of Cosmetic Injectables Center in Encino, CA, Dr. Michelle Reyes of The Med Spot in Woodland Hills, CA, Dr. Michael Persky of Persky Facial Plastic Surgery in Encino, CA, Dr. Kevin Sadati in Newport Beach, CA. Dr. Alex congratulates Dr. Kian Karimi on another outstanding program and looks forward to attending the LAMCA next year.