Annual Meeting Press Release

Society of Plastic Surgical Skin Care Specialists Annual Meeting
Explores non-invasive energy systems for tissue lifting to produce tighter and firmer skin

New York, NY, Vancouver, BC (May 01, 2012) –The Society of Plastic Surgical Skin Care Specialists (SPSSCS) will celebrate its 18th Annual Meeting in Vancouver, Canada with a special emphasis on light and energy based technologies as a way to produce tighter, firmer skin.

The meeting offers educational seminars and sessions for nurses, aestheticians and other trained skin care specialists working in the offices of plastic surgeons certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery or the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. Also featured are exhibits from companies manufacturing the latest products for medically-supervised skin care.

“Skin care has come a long way in the past 18 years,” says SPSSCS President-Elect and Program Chair, Karen Davis.  “As Skin Care Specialists we partner with patients to assist them toward their aesthetic goals by collaboratively developing a treatment plan that takes into account their financial resources and lifestyle.  Our meeting content supports that clinical role and our expanded professional role set involving organizational functions.”

Two highlights from Skin Care 2012 include:

Ultrasonic energy is one focus of the Skin Care Meeting.   Ana Tevez, RN, will lead both a break out session and a round table discussion on the art and science of ultrasonic energy for tissue lifting. She will teach how non-invasive energy systems can be used for tissue lifting to produce tighter and firmer skin.

Another highlight of this year’s meeting will be a comprehensive course taught by some of the country’s leading plastic surgeons who specialize in light and energy based technologies.  New technology and data will be presented as well as a panel discussion on complications and controversies in area including ablative and non-ablative skin improvement, acne (acute post-op and scarring), IPL, skin contour related to fat and vascular correction.

Over 7.5 million nonsurgical cosmetic procedures were performed in 2011 and $1.7 billion spent on skin rejuvenation treatments, according to ASAPS. Currently, over 20% of plastic surgeons offer spa services or work in conjunction with medical spas where nonsurgical procedures are performed.  

WHAT:  Go For The Gold In Vancouver – Skin Care 2012
Annual Meeting: Society of Plastic Surgical Skin Care Specialists
(Note: SPSSCS meeting is in conjunction with the Annual Meeting of the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS), Vancouver Convention Centre, May 5-8)

WHERE:  Hyatt Regency Vancouver – Vancouver, Canada, British Columbia

WHEN:   May 1- 4, 2012

PRESENTERS are available for interviews.