Insider On the Scene
Ellansé Training Day, London Sinclair IS Pharma ran an Ellansé training day with boardcertified plastic surgeon Dr Pierre Nicolau, who travelled from Europe to share his expert knowledge on the Ellansé products and techniques. The international pharmaceutical company held the event at Harley Street on November 21, offering practitioners the opportunity to utilise Dr Nicolau’s understanding and techniques. Aesthetic trainers and doctors, including Dr Askari Townshend, Dr Linda Eve, and Facial Anatomy Teaching founder Mr Dalvi Humzah, were amongst those who attended the event. Katrina Ellison, Sinclair Pharma brand manager, said, “It was very inspiring to bring together some of Sinclair Pharma’s finest doctors and trainers to meet with Dr Pierre Nicolau and gain further understanding of the Ellansé brand.” Guests first attended a theory session with Dr Nicolau to learn the science behind the Ellansé product, and were later treated to a practical session. Lunch was followed by an afternoon consisting of practical demonstrations. Dr Eve said, “I was very impressed with the training from distinguished French plastic surgeon Mr Pierre Nicolau. He shared his extensive knowledge about Ellansé and discussed the differences between fillers that are bio-stimulators and those which are simple volumisers, whilst showing us the comparative benefits of each group. Ellansé is an effective treatment for both deep supra-periosteal and also sub-dermal injections, and provides long lasting results for 1-2 years.”
Allergan #THISISME Campaign, London and Manchester Allergan recently hosted two consumer events in London and Manchester in order to mark the launch of its new campaign, #THISISME. The events were organised with the aim of educating women on the various filler treatments available, as well as encouraging them to embrace the signs of ageing. Allergan ran the events in conjunction with Hello! Magazine, and speakers included beauty journalist Alice HartDavis, psychologist Honey Langcaster-James and, finally, aesthetics practitioners Dr Tracy Mountford and Dr Jonquille Chantrey. The rise of celebrity influence was discussed, along with the social trends that affect perceptions of ageing and can impact on women’s self esteem. Guests were also educated on dermal fillers, with speakers highlighting that those seeking treatment should not be concerned with media expectations of how older women should look. They noted that people should age in the way they want to. Attendees were invited to participate in mini consultations with Allergan’s aesthetic practitioners, Alison Telfer, Dr Sherina Balarathnam, Annie Grant and Rachel Goodard, as well as meet ambassadors of the campaign – who gave their first-hand experience of using fillers. Guests were also able to enjoy high-tech facial analyses, which used VISIA and VECTRA technology. “The talks were very informative, but to me the ambassadors were the most inspiring part. Pictures on a screen can clearly be airbrushed but real life models clearly can’t. Having the practitioners, with whom we could discuss options available, and the ambassadors where we could see the finished result, in the same room was very effective,” said Julie Pitcher, 54, a consumer who attended one of the events. Allergan also commissioned celebrity make-up artist Louise Constad to provide make-up tips for ageing skin. Guests were then treated to complImentary eyebrow shaping treatments from HD Brows.
Wigmore Medical Group Open Day, London The Wigmore Medical Open Day, held on November 29 at the Royal Society of Medicine (RSM) in London, aimed to strengthen and develop industry knowledge regarding skincare, body contouring, and injectables. The open day, which included training and information on ZO Systems, consisted of three seminars by a group of aesthetic practitioners that included Dr Aamer Khan, Dr Rachael Eckel and Dr Sam van Eden. “It was uplifting as a presenter to see the ZO Systems Day so well received. The ardour of the delegates was unwavering, yet especially palpable upon discourse of the new ZO products,” said Dr Rachael Eckel, cosmetic dermatologist and Z0 trainer. The injectables agenda was run by Dr Aamer Khan, alongside other 16
international speakers such as Dr Kieren Bong, who demonstrated a comprehensive range of fillers and advised delegates on what to use, where to use it and why. The event was free of charge to all Wigmore Medical account holders, and attendees were able to watch live demonstrations and learn about product updates throughout the day. Live demonstrations also allowed delegates from the audience to participate in an engaging debate on how best patients should be assessed and marked-up in preparation of treatment. With three separate agendas, Wigmore Medical aimed to provide something for everyone. The day mainly consisted of clinical sessions and ended with the Ivasix agenda, which detailed the benefits of using InMode applications. Dr Stephen Mullholland closed the event with a lecture on ‘How to run a successful aesthetic clinic’ and all delegates received a free copy of his book of the same title.
Aesthetics | January 2015
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