Dr. Mark Ballentyne attended the 12th Annual South Beach Symposium held from February 13th to 17th, 2014 in Miami Beach, Florida.
Dr. Mark Ballentyne attended the 12th Annual South Beach Symposium held from February 13th to 17th, 2014 in Miami Beach, Florida. This conference earned continuing medical education credits for attendees and presented the latest advancements in non-invasive facial enhancements to aesthetic medicine practitioners and staff from both plastic surgery and dermatology nationwide. Course material was presented in traditional lecture and image, and by live injection demonstrations. The live injection demonstrations were productive educational format and a very strong attraction for attendees.
Educational goals for aesthetic medicine practitioners, were, first, to demonstrate advanced techniques in the use and application of various neurotoxins, such as Botox Cosmetic, Dysport and Xeomin and of various dermal fillers, such as Juvederm, JuvedermVoluma XC, and Restylane. A second goal was to review and evaluate current invasive and non-invasive bodysculpting technologies for effectiveness in reduction of cellulite and fat. The aesthetic conference also compared the most recent advanced techniques in lasers, light and radio frequency devices for the reduction of fat around the abdomen. Lastly, the conference reviewed leg vein anatomy and the treatment of varicosities with the use of sclerotherapy.
Dr. Ballentyne stated, "I place a high value on the information I obtain from attending educational conferences. There is always so much to learn about the best technique and products that are available right now for my patients. I have my own opinions about which I believe to be best, but it is very beneficial to hear what experience other practitioners are having and to see the techniques they employ for facial injectables. As a national trainer myself, I came away from the live injection presentations at the South Beach Symposium with renewed confidence that I obtain superior results."
Dr. Ballentyne continues, "It's important to stay on top of what may be the latest and greatest for facial aesthetic enhancement. The non-invasive fat reduction options such as coolsculpting have been very exciting. I have seen impressive results after just 2 treatments with cryolipolysis technology. My patients have been very pleased with the improved fit of their clothes. Experience has taught me who is an excellent candidate for coolsculpting and who is better served by having liposuction."
The advancements over the last decade in replacement of volume loss due to the aging process has been remarkable. The loss of volume, firmness and elasticity in one's skin is a natural part of the growing older. Injectable dermal fillers with hyaluronic acid have given us a safe and effective way to improve wrinkles, deep facial contours and has improved our ability to restore a youthful appearance overall to the face.Visit our website at http://www.atlanticplasticsurg.com to read more about facial enhancement with dermal fillers and non-surgical body contouring. For more information, call Atlantic Plastic Surgery Center at 1-800-633-6860.
About Atlantic Plastic Surgery Center:
Atlantic Plastic Surgery Center is the practice of New Hampshire plastic surgeon, Dr. Lawrence Gray, since 1985. Dr. Gray is nationally and internationally recognized as the inventor of the scarless breast reduction, a procedure that eliminates scars associated with the older, traditional method of breast reduction. He has a large following of satisfied patients from across New Hampshire, the United States and a number of foreign countries, who have sought him out for breast augmentation and scarless breast reduction. Dr. Gray teaches at educational conferences for the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons and at the International Society of Plastic Surgeons. Dr. Mark Ballentyne is a highly skilled physician who has been Director of Medical Aesthetics at the Skin Wellness Center since 2003. Dr. Ballentyne is board-certified by the American Academy of Family Practice Physicians, is licensed to practice in New Hampshire and is certified by the Board of Aesthetic Medicine. He has established a strong reputation for his talent in administering dermal fillers, BOTOX Cosmetic and Dysport injections, and Fraxel laser treatments and is a national trainer for Allergan. Dr. Brannon Claytor is board certified in plastic and reconstructive surgery, as well as in hand surgery. Dr. Claytor is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons, offering patients a high level of skill, outstanding training and commitment to excellence in cosmetic, reconstructive and hand surgery. He completed an additional year of training in breast microsurgery, oncologic reconstruction and hand microsurgery at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri and was on the teaching faculty of the Lahey Clinic Medical Center.