The Anti-Aging & Beauty Trophy is presented by EuroMediCom and WOSIAM. Judged in 14 categories, products and treatments are rated by health professionals and journalists
BEST AESTHETIC DEVICE
3D LIFE VIZ® INFINITY, QUANTIFICARE
The LifeViz® Infinity is the first portable 3D imaging system capable of capturing face, body, and breast areas thanks to two sets of dual beamer pointers which allow for two distance settings. This unique system has two acquisition modes. A tripod mounted camera and turntable quickly capture a 360° 3D body image. Eight images are automatically taken and seamlessly stitched to produce a ‘life-like’ 3D image of the body for visualization by the physician and patient. In hand-held mode, the camera is capable of generating 3D images of face and breast to simulate procedures and photo-document before/after interventions, without blocking an entire exam room with cumbersome equipment.
With a simple flip of a switch, dual beam pointers adjust to the distance ideal for face or body applications without the need for cumbersome repositioning and/or multi-headed systems. Superior image quality has been achieved by improving the optic performance. The LifeViz® Infinity produces excellent pictures from both near and far thanks to an increased deep field of view. Finally, a powerful external flash removes the need for specific lighting conditions and additional equipment ensuring reproducible images from one session to the next. The LifeViz® Infinity is comprised of a portable stereovision camera, a software suite including an image database, 3D viewer tool, 3D skin analysis, face, breast, and body measurements and simulation modules. All aspects of 3D documentation, comparison, simulation, and measurement ranging from medical to cosmetic applications are possible with this single unique device.
BEST NON-INVASIVE BODY SHAPING TECHNOLOGY
ONDA, the only microwave delivery controlled system for body shaping, represents the foremost and most innovative platform for treating fat adiposity, cellulite, and skin laxity with no side‑effects such as burns or irritation of the epidermal layers. A patent pending handpiece delivery system delivers Coolwaves™, special microwaves that selectively target fat cells to reduce localized fat deposits in a safe, effective and non-invasive way. The accurately controlled microwave emission allows focus to remain on the subdermal layers in order to treat any skin type 365 days a year. Great comfort and short treatments (less than 10 minutes a session) makes ONDA the most effective system in the body shaping environment.
BEST COSMETIC PRODUCT
MESO CIT HAIR CARE, MEDIDERMA
With the passage of time and exposure to the sun, our skin suffers changes which correlate to the signs of ageing: the barrier function of the skin deteriorates, the expression and response activity of growth factors decreases, oxidative stress increases, and the solidity of the dermo-epidermal juncture decreases. MESO CIT, with growth factors encapsulated in liposomes which are able to reach the deepest layers of the skin, allows us to observe improvement in hair loss. Meso cit hair care stimulates the hair follicle stem cells through the use of the growth factor follistatin encapsulated in liposomes together with a powerful combination of active anti-hair loss agents, capable of penetrating and acting on the deepest layers of the skin.
BEST TIGHTENING THREAD
APTOS THREADS, APTOS LL
Aptos threads are a non-invasive method of face and body lifting, contouring, and rejuvenation. The methods were invented in 1996 by Georgian plastic surgeon Dr. Marlen Sulamanidze and developed by Dr. George and Konstantin Sulamanidze. It has been more than 21 years since the first Aptos thread and method were introduced to the aesthetic world. Today, new and old generations of Aptos threads have created an all-inclusive product pipeline for junior, senior, and professional doctors. The central principle is simple — for the junior doctor, who doesn’t know thread lifting very well, can use a secure method and a universal product for face and body contouring, such as the Visage thread. However, many doctors prefer to have the ability to choose and use more complex products or methods, using individual techniques for each patient. This gives us a sense of fulfillment and the result belongs more to our professionalism, than to a product. For that purpose, we created a system of products specifically for professionals — Aptos threads. Aptos threads are sold worldwide. They have the CE Mark, ISO certificate, and are pending FDA approval. Clinical and safety studies have been performed in the USA and Europe, guaranteeing the highest-quality throughout the manufacturing process.
BEST ENERGY BASED DEVICE
ULTHERA® SYSTEM (ULTHERAPY®), MERZ AESTHETICS
Ultherapy® is the only nonsurgical procedure U.S. FDA-cleared to lift skin on the neck, under the chin, on the brow, and to improve the appearance of lines and wrinkles on the décolleté. It has also received the CE Mark for lifting and sculpting of the skin of the upper face, lower face, neck and décolleté. Ultherapy can help patients achieve a fresher, more youthful look from the brow to the decolletage.
BEST DERMAL FILLERS
TEOSYAL RHA® 3D, TEOXANE
Our faces project our emotions to the world — by moving, flexing, and stretching. To retain a natural look, physicians need dermal filler gels that can stretch with a smile or laugh, and yet have the strength to gently volumize and restore youthful plumpness to the skin. TEOSYAL RHA® 3 has been carefully developed with the dynamic needs of the treatment areas in mind, such as severe wrinkles, nasolabial folds, marionette lines and lips. Thanks to the specific rheological properties, TEOSYAL RHA® 3 is durable and designed to follow the expressions of the face allowing aesthetic practitioners to create natural-looking results.
BEST DIGITAL INNOVATION
Skinxs is a digital platform combining data and technology created by Universkin that enables doctors to connect with their patients, and treat their skin dysfunctions in a more efficient way.
Powered by artificial intelligence, Skinxs’ main goal is to provide the best possible user experience. Patients are driven through an advanced dermatological questionnaire backed by a formulation engine algorithm to get the most relevant skin diagnostic and treatment, under the watchful eye of their doctor.
BEST CLINICAL CASE STUDY WINNERS 2018-19
BEST SKIN ENHANCEMENT TREATMENT
Christie Moey, Malaysia
Case Study: The Thorough Clearance of Melasma
Dr Christie obtained her M.D qualification from Nizhny Novgorod State Medical Academy, Russia. She furthered her interest in Aesthetics, obtaining her Certificate of AAAM and Malaysia Aesthetic Certificate. Her work experience includes Housemanship in Hospital Taiping & Medical Officer in Hospital Tuanku Ampuan Rahimah in Klang. Prior to joining Clique® Clinic, Dr Christie garnered four years of working experience at a renowned Aesthetic Clinic Chain in Klang Valley. She is a certified holder of the Letter of Credentialing and Privileges conferred by the Ministry of Health Malaysia. Dr Christie believes that each flaw can be beautiful, we just need to incorporate and transform the flaws into beauty. She adopts a patient-centric approach, where treatment will be tailored for each individual to cater to their lifestyle and requirements.
BEST LASER PROCEDURE
Ann Zedlitz, USA
Case Study: Rhinophyma Treatment
Dr. Ann Zedlitz is a resident of Baton Rouge, Louisiana and a proud graduate of Louisiana State University Medical School where she completed her studies with academic honors. She was awarded the distinction of being appointed Chief Resident during her training as a dermatologist. Dr. Zedlitz is unique in having received double board certifications in Emergency Medicine and Dermatology. She is a Fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology, Assistant Clinical Professor of Dermatology at the LSU Health Science Center and has overseen the Laser Treatment Education Program for six years.
Dr. Zedlitz has over nineteen years of experience as a physician.
BEST TREATMENT WITH THREADS
Naci Celik, Turkey
Case Study: Non-Surgical Facial Rejuvenation with Silicone Threads
Dr. Naci Celik is a plastic surgeon from Istanbul, Turkey who is working privately in his own clinic. He has performed more than 5000 operations since 2003 in the field of aesthetic surgery. He is especially famous in real-definition laser lipoplasty, primary and secondary rhinoplasty, hybrid breast augmentation, and minimal invasive facial anti-aging procedures. He has published more than 60 articles and written three book chapters. He regularly gives lectures in international congresses.
BEST SURGICAL BODY SHAPING
Thomas Rappl, Austria
Case Study: Breast reconstruction, laser tattoo removal and medical tattooing
Thomas Rappl, MD, is a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon, born in Graz, Austria. He graduated in medicine at the Medical University, Graz, Austria. He then did a plastic surgery fellowship at the Medical University hospital in Graz. After graduated in Plastic Surgery, he spent one year at the Clinique Bizet in Paris working with Dr. Francoise Firmin. He is member of ÖGPÄRC, ISAPS, SOFCPRE. He graduated also in Sports Medicine and General Medicine. He is a WAKO medical board member. He is now working in the Medical University hospital Graz as a Reconstructive and Aesthetic surgeon, focusing on research and education in the field of Aesthetic surgery-and medicine. He is the medical director of MARA (medical aesthetic research academy). Having held a lot of international lectures and workshops and having received a variety of awards in Aesthetic Medicine he is a key opinion leader for different international companies. He has performed lots of different medical studies in the field of aesthetic medicine and plastic surgery at the Medical University, Department of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery.
BEST NON SURGICAL FACIAL REJUVENATION
Nimrod Friedman, Israel
Case Study: Masculinization of a young man’s face
Dr. Nimrod Friedman is board certified plastic surgeon and a member of IPRAS, ISPS, and ISAPS. His private clinic is based in Tel Aviv, Israel and Dr. Friedman’s main fields of interest are: Aesthetic Breast Surgery, Facial Rejuvenation and Body Contouring, both through surgeries, minimally invasive and non-invasive techniques. Dr. Friedman is well appraised for the natural results achieved in both male and female patients. Dr. Nimrod Friedman graduated medical school with honors and distinction and receive several awards for outstanding academic achievements.
Dr. Nimrod Friedman is a consultant and KOL for several international companies and a frequent lecturer at meetings and workshops around the world.
BEST SURGICAL FACIAL REJUVENATION
Patrick Boulos, Canada
Case Study: In’fat’uated
Following his post-doctoral training in ophthalmology, Dr. Boulos received a year of training in oculoplastic and aesthetic surgery at the University of Montreal as well as another year of fellowship training in orbital and oculofacial surgery at Harvard Medical School (Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary). Dr. Boulos also received training in craniofacial and aesthetic surgery at the University of Sao Paulo, in Brazil. As a reputable ophthalmologist, Dr. Boulos is an Associate Clinical Professor in the Department of Ophthalmology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Montreal, where he is also the Chief of Oculoplastic Surgery and Fellowship director. He is also the Medical Director of Clinique O, Plastic and Esthetic Eye Surgery Center. Dr Boulos has published more than thirty papers and chapters in the field of oculoplastic surgery and holds patents for oculoplastic inventions. He is a regular guest speaker in numerous local and international meetings, has appeared in various television shows (Specialist for “Quel âge me donnez-vous?” show broadcasted on Canal Vie) and interviews related to eye plastic surgery and continues active research in the field of oculoplastics.
BEST MANAGEMENT OF SCARS and FACIAL DISFIGUREMENT
Iftikhar Sheikh, Pakistan
Case Study: Needle sheikhing treatment of vitiligo
Arranging visionary conferences and awarding trophies really encourages the research workers all over the world. We have an advanced center for research in skin diseases and aesthetics especially for vitiligo and alopecia areata.