Visage brand launches Dubai edition of the aesthetics forum

With Dubai generating over AED1.4 billion from the medical tourism sector with around 326,649 tourists visiting the emirate last year, the cosmetic surgery sector in the United Arab Emirates is expected to continue to benefit from these impressive numbers. And with the Dubai Health Authority (DHA) reporting that, in 2015, Dubai had the highest ratio of plastic surgeons per capita in the world with 50 doctors for a million people, the scope for the industry is expected to continue on an upwards trajectory.

One particular segment of the market – the global facial injectable market (Botox & fillers) – is looking strong in terms of market share which, which according to a 2017 report by Research and Markets, is estimated to witness a CAGR of 10.42% during the forecast period 2017-2023.  

The report states that factors such as increase in beauty consciousness, growing awareness about facial injections, increasing demand for non-surgical and minimally invasive cosmetic surgeries, and anticipated launch of new products are expected to drive the market growth during the forecast period. The market is witnessing the emerging trends such as increase in demand for combination treatments, rise in medical tourism, and increase in disposable income that will drive the market at a significant pace during the forecast period. Along with the Middle East, markets in Brazil, India, China, and Russia are expected to grow at a rapid pace during the forecast period as the adoption of cosmetic procedures in these countries is high.

In this extremely competitive market, for most plastic surgeons and aesthetic medicine specialists this means that a strong emphasis is put on continuing education in order to remain at the top of their game and in line with global trends. Finding the right forum to exchange innovative ideas and hone the latest techniques and procedures is part of this process.

In a region such as the Middle East where top-level clinical education has been somewhat of a scarcity in this particular field, and with these professionals often having to travel to the US or Europe to seek out the best-in-class professional education, being able to achieve this on their own doorstep is a welcome advance.

For the first time in the Middle East, EuroMediCom is introducing the 1st edition of Visage Dubai which takes place from the 8 – 9 December 2017 at The Address Dubai Marina Hotel in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

Paris-based EuroMediCom is collaborating with Informa Life Sciences Exhibitions, which is in charge of the healthcare portfolio within Informa's Global Exhibitions division, to host this two-day CME-accredited training forum featuring an innovative, academic learning experience led by the brightest minds in cosmetic aesthetics.

Practitioners dealing with aesthetics medicine of the face will benefit a hands-on approach at Visage Dubai where they will be able to gain valuable knowledge and practical skills from leading European Aesthetic Medicine Specialists enabling them to address complex cases to set your clinic offerings apart. The intensive learning format, which is designed for aesthetic dermatologists, physicians, surgeon cosmetic doctors, plastic surgeons, dermatologists, maxillofacial specialists, will give them the opportunity to tackle the most technical practice challenges.

Under the direction of the Scientific Committee, which is comprised of Dr Philippe Kestemont, Prof Laurent Castillo, Prof Patrick Baqué and Prof José Santini – all eminent surgeons from Nice, France - Visage Dubai will introduce the latest and most efficient techniques in facial aesthetics through a unique curriculum of six essential workshops (EWS).

Under the direction of Dr Philippe Kestemont, Prof Laurent Castillo, Prof José Santini and Prof Patrick Baqué and organized in association with Institute of Face and Neck & Faculty of Medicine (University of Nice Sophia Antipolis, France), Visage Dubai offers a unique model of a large-scale teaching/training in non-invasive facial aesthetic treatment. Visage combines six essential workshops (EWS), masterclasses, anatomy sessions and tutorials that will enable aesthetics medicine practitioners to address complex facial cases to set their clinic services and reputation apart.

“During the two full days, each focused modular and zone-wise session emphasizes on knowledge and information from relevant facial anatomy, evidence-based & state-of-art techniques information, safe practices until methodical guidelines in injectables,” explains Dr Kestemont.

Lecturers of each module aim at providing information in non-invasive aesthetic procedures with rigor, quality and standards. A Certificate from the Institute of Face and Neck delivered at the completion of the course is a guarantee that each participant covers necessary theoretical basis of the discipline.

“If you desire to increase your clinical skills and knowledge or to become further specialized, or if you are looking for professional advancement in facial aesthetics, Visage Dubai is right for you,” Dr Kestemont adds.

At Visage Dubai, another objective is to ensure that delegates learn how to choose the appropriate filler for individual aesthetic corrections, how to apply PRP treatments, and take away the “Best Practice” injection techniques, products, and volumes for the aesthetic correction of global volume loss, temporal hollows, brows, tear troughs, cheeks, nasolabial folds, lips, jowls, pre-jowl depressions, jaw lines and nasal deformities.

The will cover recent data and guidelines on best practice in fillers, recent data and guidelines on best practice botulinum toxin, anatomy, analysis of the aging, treatment principle, complications in upper face rejuvenation & injections, midface rejuvenation & injections, lower face and neck rejuvenation & injections, nose rejuvenation & injections.

On 10 December, Visage Dubai will host a post-event Live Workshop at Prime Hospital, Dubai, UAE comprising of a series of live cosmetic surgeries followed by live dermatological demonstrations. A host of invited internationally renowned Cosmetic Surgeons, along with Visage Dubai workshop chair Dr Michael Salivaras who will showcase the latest techniques in aesthetic surgery, allowing delegates to witness unparalleled skill straight from the operating room. The afternoon session will feature cosmetic dermatological procedures such as laser, botox and more.

“We are proud to be a part of the Visage brand and especially happy to have a Dubai edition,” says Dr Salivaras. “Our mission is to provide evidence-based applications, safe practices and methodical guidelines to ensure an ethical and accurate representation of the aesthetic medical speciality.”

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