As 2019 comes to a close, we can’t help but look back on everything that’s happened this year. Perhaps it’s remnant gratitude from the Thanksgiving holiday, or the seasonal habit of reflection, but we feel exceptionally grateful for so many moments over the past 12 months. Here are a few highlights:
ASLMS IN DENVER
Dr. Biesman traveled to Denver back in April for the American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery annual conference. While there, he spoke on multiple topics including periorbital rejuvenation therapies, research he’s conducted in rosacea treatment, laser hair removal, as well as safe use of lasers around the eyelids. Furthermore, he was elected for an ASLMS board of directors seat for the second time, after being a past president of this reputable organization.
COVER OF MEDESTHETICS MAGAZINE
Dr. Biesman had the honor of being on the cover of April’s MedEsthetics magazine! The publication also featured a spotlight on our practice and Dr. Biesman’s passion for the work he does.
MUSIC CITY SCALE
SCALE, or the Symposium for Cosmetic Advances & Laser Education, took place in Nashville this spring for the 14th year in a row. Dr. Biesman served as a co-chair once again, and our practice was proud to be heavily involved in educating our peers. Our team lectured on cutting-edge topics in the field of aesthetic medicine, performed live injections of Botox and soft-tissue fillers, demonstrated best practices in the use of CoolSculpting, Ultherapy and much more.
VANCOUVER CLINICAL TRIAL
Dr. Biesman traveled to Vancouver back in August to attend a clinical trial training for a study where Botox is used as a treatment on the masseter (jaw) muscles for facial slimming. Performing clinical trials on new drugs and devices helps Dr. Biesman remain a leader in his field and gives him early access to the products and treatments that will be best for our patients.
NAMED ONE OF THE “BEST DOCTORS IN AMERICA”
Once again, Dr. Biesman was selected by his peers to be included in the Best Doctors in America® 2019 – 2020 List. Striving to do his best is always an everyday occurance, so this award was greatly appreciated to acknowledge his continual efforts.
ASOPRS IN SAN FRANCISCO
This October, Dr. Biesman traveled to San Francisco to attend the ASOPRS (American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery) 50th Anniversary, 2019 Fall Scientific Symposium. In addition to catching up with some of his friends and peers, he had the opportunity to dedicate time to learn about advancements in education, research, and the quality of clinical practice in his field.
SAT ON THE ENDO ADVISORY BOARD FOR NEW TREATMENT FOR CELLULITE
This year while Dr. Biesman sat on the Endo Advisory Board, they were able to announce the FDA’s acceptance of original Biologics License Application (BLA) for Collagenase Clostridium Histolyticum (CCH) in Patients with Cellulite. This means they took a huge step closer to receiving FDA approval (more here) and Dr. Biesman has greatly enjoyed the honor of being a part of developing this process.
GLOBAL ADVISORY BOARD ON RESTYLANE TEAR TROUGH
Dr. Biesman traveled to the south of France this past April. While in Monaco, he was invited to present on technology-based rejuvenation of the eyelids at the Aesthetic & Anti-Aging Medicine World Congress. He then traveled to Nice, France to attend a Restylane Global Advisory Board Meeting. He serves as the lead investigator on this trial and was the only physician who had the honor to present at this meeting.
This past October, Dr. Biesman spent the weekend in Chicago (one of his favorite cities!) attending the annual ASDS (American Society for Dermatologic Surgery) meeting. Not only did he attend, but he was also invited to give a presentation in the plenary session. This was yet another opportunity for Dr. Biesman to remain educated on the latest developments in his industry and connect with his friends in the industry!
Our team has stayed extremely busy on the research front over the last year, being actively involved with trials on new neuromodulators (Botox-like drugs), fillers, and energy-based devices like lasers, RF devices (e.g. Thermage), and others. Research is a topic that remains incredibly important to our entire team, as it allows him to become familiar with new products and procedures and to stay ahead of the curve on industry trends. It also allows him to decide if new procedures are something he believes are worth offering to his patients when they do become available or if they are not quite ready for “prime time.” Furthermore, if he does decide he wants to proceed, these trials mean he’s already had firsthand experience performing them and is that much more of an expert for his patients.
MASTERS OF AESTHETICS IN SAN DIEGO
In August, Dr. Biesman spent a few days in San Diego attending Masters of Aesthetics which included world leaders, inventors and innovators in the fields of lasers, energy-based treatments, toxins, soft tissue fillers and all areas of aesthetic-based treatments. While here, he had the opportunity to go more in-depth about proper aesthetic techniques, new treatment paradigms with lasers, emerging technologies, as well as new combination/multimodal treatments.
There are dozens of other milestones we could continue to list, but the greatest of all? Continuing to serve our community of patients. Without you, we couldn’t do what we do. We are honored not only to serve you, but for the relationships we’ve developed with all of you. Thank you for giving us another wonderful year, and cheers to the one ahead of us!