SPEAKERS

  • Doing Cosmetic Procedures—but NOT a CORE Plastic Surgeon?
  • The AMAA is The ONLY Conference Dedicated to Teaching Non-CORE Doctors, NPs, Nurses, PAs, Aestheticians, MAs, & Technicians Minimally Invasive Cosmetic Procedures
  • Learn from THE National Leaders in their Aesthetic Field!

  • Charles Runels, MD, Internationally Renown Inventor of the Vampire FaceLift, the O-Shot (Orgasm), the P-Shot (Priapus), the Vampire Breast Lift, and the Vampire Wing Lift.  Dr. Runels is the founder of the American Cosmetic Cellular Medicine Association and has been featured internationally and extensively in the Media on Television and in multiple publications.
  • Patrick Bitter Jr., MD, regarded as THE Pioneer in the use of pulsed light technology for skin rejuvenation as the developer of the acclaimed FotoFacial procedure to rejuvenate aged skin has been featured as a celebrity dermatologist on ABC’s Extreme Makeover.  He has performed over 36,000 FotoFacial® treatments and trained the leading cosmetic doctors around the world on IPL/BBL treatment.
  • Richard Castellano, MD, the Wall Street Journal Best Selling Author and 2016 WINNER for Best Facial Injectable Enhancement Physician in the USA.  Dr. Castellano has performed over 10,000 cosmetic procedures of the face and neck, making him one of the most experienced facial plastic surgeons in the USA today.
  • Rebecca Gelber, MD, WINNER of Best Overall Facial Makeover at The Aesthetic Award 2016 and a renown International Laser Instructor.
  • Garry Lee, MD, WINNER of the Aesthetic Award 2015 who led the USA to take second place in the WORLD competition for “Best Non-Surgical Facial Rejuvenation” at the Aesthetic & Anti-Aging Medicine European Congress in Paris, France.  Dr. Lee serves on the National Advisory Boards of Allergan, Galderma, and Air-Tite (MicroCannula) and is the Inventor of the Lee Aspirator.

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The AMAA is honored to have so many of the TOP Experts in the USA lecturing at the 2018 Conference.

MedAesthetic Treatments – The Vycross Experience 2018

Carol Clinton, MD

Dr. Clinton is the founder, CEO and Medical Director of Timeless Skin Solutions. Timeless is recognized as a groundbreaking, physician-directed skin care practice helping men, women, and teens achieve healthy and vibrant skin, reflecting her compassion, attention to detail, and high standards for patient care.

As a national expert in her field, Dr. Clinton is a sought after medical aesthetics educator and trainer. She can often be found speaking or training around the country on topics such as advanced injectable techniques and best practices for medical aesthetic offices.


New Uses and Novel Applications of Pulsed Light

Patrick Bitter Jr., MD

Dr. Bitter is a board-certified dermatologist specializing in non-surgical anti-aging medicine, using treatments to improve skin health and delay aging. He is the pioneer and inventor of the world famous FotoFacial® procedure. Dr. Bitter’s attention to detail and passion for beautiful, healthy skin led him to create numerous groundbreaking technologies and procedures using light to make skin look clearer, smoother, healthier, and younger.

Dr. Bitter has authored several scientific papers on the use of pulsed light for skin rejuvenation, is a sought after lecturer and teacher, and has taught over 4,000 physicians worldwide in the use of pulsed light.


Ten Pearls in Twenty Minutes

MedAesthetic Panel Discussion

Both new and experienced MedAesthetic Practitioners can benefit from the techniques and approaches that have been developed by others through years of patient treatment and practice development. The panelists will share their tips and best practices that attendees can take back to their own practices and implement to further their own practice success.

Patrick Bitter Jr, MD

Dr. Bitter is a board-certified dermatologist specializing in non-surgical anti-aging medicine, using treatments to improve skin health and delay aging. He is the pioneer and inventor of the world famous FotoFacial® procedure. Dr. Bitter’s attention to detail and passion for beautiful, healthy skin led him to create numerous groundbreaking technologies and procedures using light to make skin look clearer, smoother, healthier, and younger.

Dr. Bitter has authored several scientific papers on the use of pulsed light for skin rejuvenation, is a sought after lecturer and teacher, and has taught over 4,000 physicians worldwide in the use of pulsed light.

Phil Hong Nguyen, MD

Dr. Nguyen has grown Happy Clinic Denver from startup to ranking in the TOP 16 of 30,000+ Allergan Practices in the USA.

A licensed physician in Colorado, Indiana and California, he has been preforming cosmetic/aesthetic procedures since 2001. Dr. Phil prides himself in being an artist, having minored in Fine Arts Studio for his undergraduate studies and he naturally gravitated to the cosmetic/aesthetic field of medicine.

As one of the most experienced and sought after cosmetic physicians in the country, Dr. Phil takes great pride in giving his patients a natural looking appearance, and sees 1,000 faithful patients a month.

Charles Runels, MD

Dr. Runels is internationally renown as the creator of the “O-Shot” (Orgasm) and the “P-Shot” (Priapus) as well as the Vampire Facelift®, Vampire Breastlift® and Vampire Winglift®, and has been featured on national television, in multiple publications, and as a contributor to several scientific articles.

In cosmetic medicine, he designed a specific way of using growth factors to rejuvenate the face and body, and founded the American Cosmetic Cellular Medicine Association to promote further investigation in that area.

His innovative approach made him a sought-after practitioner and lecturer, training physicians worldwide in the areas of cosmetic medicine and sexual health.

Moderator, To Be Announced


Combining All the Treatments in Your Toolbox for Amazing Results

Discussion & Video Demonstration

Rebecca Gelber, MD

Dr. Gelber is the founder and medical provider running Tahoe Aesthetic Medicine, a practice devoted to obtaining maximal nonsurgical patient results through combinations of light and laser therapy, thread therapy, regenerative cell therapies, and a range of injectables.

She completed the A4M aesthetic fellowship, was awarded Clinical Teacher of the Year in Emergency Medicine at UC Davis, and Best Overall Facial MakeOver at THE Aesthetic Show. She teaches globally on aesthetic topics helping clinicians improve their technical skills and office success, and advances her own training to provide the highest level of medical experience to share with patients and students.


MedAesthetic Trends

JD McCoy, MD

Dr. McCoy is one of most accomplished physicians practicing aesthetic medicine in Arizona and recognizes that patients want to look and feel good, and that optimizing internal health is connected to enhancing the external appearance. He is recognized as an innovator and physician trainer for multiple technologies and techniques in cosmetic medicine.

Dr. McCoy, the first Naturopathic Physician AACS member, has devoted his specialization, passion and entire practice to the art of less-invasive cosmetic rejuvenation, weight-management, and natural bio-identical hormone therapy since 2003, finding innovative solutions that reduce or eliminate the need for more invasive surgery delivering beautiful results naturally.

Keynote Session Sponsored by Galderma


MedAesthetic Practice Success – Approaches, Lessons Learned, Marketing

MedAesthetic and Business Panel Discussion

Tatiana Alexeev, NP

Tatiana, a Board Certified nurse practitioner specializing in minimally invasive cosmetic procedures, strives to achieve great naturally looking results for her patients.
A practitioner at Advanced Medical Aesthetics in Chicago area, which ranks 52nd among the 30,000+ Allergan practices in the USA, she is an experienced injector with an artistic eye and a gentle touch. Trained in the latest techniques by leading injectors from the USA, Canada, Switzerland, Italy, and Brazil, she is passionate about continuing education.

Tatiana has spearheaded in-depth educational possibilities for aesthetic professionals through training companies such as Allergan and the American Institute of Aesthetic Medicine.

Dana Fox, CEO/President

Dana leads a full-service experienced medical marketing agency, focused on their clients’ success. Strategic Edge works with practices, medical spas, and industry suppliers across the aesthetics industry and knows what resonates with the needs and expectations of today’s patients, providers, and industry suppliers.

For many years, they have worked with, observed, and evaluated hundreds of practices and businesses, gaining an invaluable perspective they use to help their clients businesses thrive. From completely personalized logos and brand development, to beautifully designed and responsive websites, and much more, to engage each organization’s prospective patients or customers and get them to take action.

Robert  Doyle, President

Bobs SEO Search Engine Optimization company is ranked in the Top 30 SEO Companies in the United States and number one in Nevada.  He has 20 years experience as an Internet marketer and SEO professional, and is an expert in all areas of “on-page” and “off-page” organic SEO strategies pertaining to the search engine ranking algorithms.

For the last nine years, Bobs SEO has dominated the Las Vegas market in Google search results for all SEO related search terms.

Moderator, Lydia Zaffini, CMO

Lydia brings 25+ years sales, marketing and operations experience to the AMAA, with responsibility for marketing strategy and delivery. Throughout her career, she has run sales, services, and marketing organizations, developed and produced events ranging from hundreds to thousands of attendees, helped create and implement business strategies for early stage companies, new and existing lines of business, geographic and offerings expansions, and acquisition targets.

Her background includes management positions at Apple and IBM, executive positions at early stage software and services companies, and line of business management at TSIA. She also serves as a residential Realtor® with Realty ONE Group.


MedAesthetic Techniques – The Vampire Facelift®, Vampire Breastlift® and More

Charles Runels, MD

Dr. Runels is internationally renown as the creator of the “O-Shot” (Orgasm) and the “P-Shot” (Priapus) as well as the Vampire Facelift®, Vampire Breastlift® and Vampire Winglift®, and has been featured on national television, in multiple publications, and as a contributor to several scientific articles.

In cosmetic medicine, he designed a specific way of using growth factors to rejuvenate the face and body, and founded the American Cosmetic Cellular Medicine Association to promote further investigation in that area.

His innovative approach made him a sought-after practitioner and lecturer, training physicians worldwide in the areas of cosmetic medicine and sexual health.


The Business of Aesthetic Medicine

Business Operations Panel Discussion

To build and grow a successful practice, both treatment offerings and techniques and the legal, financial and operational structure of a practice are equally important and critical to both survive and thrive. The panelists will discuss the “back office” infrastructure you need to consider and “front office” approaches to create a unique business proposition for return on investment and long term success.

David L. Bindrup, Esq., CPA, LL.M. 

David Bindrup is the founding attorney of the David Bindrup Law Firm, a Certified Public Accountant (CPA), and has a Masters of Law (LL.M.) in Taxation. With this unique background, David specializes in estate planning, business planning and entity formation, asset protection and probate, applying his knowledge to enhance the quality of services his clients are provided.

Since 2009, David has helped hundreds of clients with their estate plans and legal business structure, with a laser-focused attention to detail that is given to all of his clients, regardless of their net worth.

Sam Miles, CPA 

Sam is the owner of Cornerstone CPAs, providing accounting services to individuals and business owners, with a package of offerings that includes tax preparation, audit, short and long term business planning, virtual bookkeeping and oversight services and more, to help their clients structure their company’s financial presence.

With experience working for both large and small accounting firms, Sam is familiar with complex accounting systems and tax situations and also understands how small companies work. His unique background allows him to provide expert advice and teach companies and people how to implement systems that ensure critical information is captured and reported correctly.

Rebecca Gelber, MD

Dr. Gelber is the founder and medical provider running Tahoe Aesthetic Medicine, a practice devoted to obtaining maximal nonsurgical patient results through combinations of light and laser therapy, thread therapy, regenerative cell therapies, and a range of injectables.

She completed the A4M aesthetic fellowship, was awarded Clinical Teacher of the Year in Emergency Medicine at UC Davis, and Best Overall Facial MakeOver at THE Aesthetic Show. She teaches globally on aesthetic topics helping clinicians improve their technical skills and office success, and advances her own training to provide the highest level of medical experience to share with patients and students.

Moderator, Lydia Zaffini, CMO

Lydia brings 25+ years sales, marketing and operations experience to the AMAA, with responsibility for marketing strategy and delivery. Throughout her career, she has run sales, services, and marketing organizations, developed and produced events ranging from hundreds to thousands of attendees, helped create and implement business strategies for early stage companies, new and existing lines of business, geographic and offerings expansions, and acquisition targets.

Her background includes management positions at Apple and IBM, executive positions at early stage software and services companies, and line of business management at TSIA. She also serves as a residential Realtor® with Realty ONE Group.


The Future of Aesthetic Medicine

Richard Castellano, MD

Dr. Castellano is an experienced facial rejuvenation artist, whose specialties include the latest laser and filler techniques, and is currently the #1 Bellafill injector in the United States. He has developed a specialized approach for effective results, giving him a reputation as a highly referred facial plastic surgeon and sought after speaker.

Dedicated to delivering world-class care to his patients, he utilizes his extensive experience in office-based facial plastic surgery to ensure the best outcomes, and has performed over 10,000 face and neck cosmetic procedures, making him one of the most experienced facial plastic surgeons in the U.S. today.


Injectable Filler Pearls 2018

Garry R. Lee, MD, Executive Director

Dr. Lee is internationally recognized for his advanced minimally invasive cosmetic techniques.  A Winner of the USA Aesthetic Award as the Best Facial Injectable Enhancement Physician, he also led the USA to Second Place in the 2015 World Competition for Best Non-Surgical Facial Rejuvenation at the Aesthetic & Anti-Aging Medicine European Congress (AMEC). 

A frequent lecturer and trainer, he is the inventor of the Lee Aspirator and author of many articles and the First Book of Aesthetic Microcannula. In addition to his many honors, Dr. Lee is also a member of the Allergan New Core and Galderma National Advisory Boards.