This month we speak to an Advisory Chair and faculty of Medscape’s upcoming Hawaii Dermatology Seminar, Dr. Jacqueline Watchmaker, who brings a critical knowledge of new research and best practices in cosmetic dermatology to this interview and to the Hawaii Derm agenda.
Dr. Watchmaker on the Upcoming Hawaii Derm
Dr. Watchmaker is a board-certified dermatologist at Southwest Skin Specialists in Scottsdale, Arizona and is fellowship trained in cosmetic and laser medicine.
In the area of aesthetics, is the Hawaii Derm agenda pretty comprehensive?
Yes—definitely. We have two full days of aesthetic lectures! The lectures range from fillers and neuromodulators to body contouring to perceptions of beauty.
Several new fillers have recently hit the market. Can you share any pearls you will specifically present on these fillers at Hawaii Derm?
A few new fillers have recently hit the market and there are a few more in the pipeline that likely will be commercially available soon. I will specifically be talking about a new filler that is FDA approved for jawline contouring and another new filler that is FDA approved for perioral rhytids. I’ll share before and after pictures as well as videos showing injection techniques.
You serve as Session Chair for Session 6: What's Trending in Facial Rejuvenation: Using All the Tools in the Toolbox. Faculty will present on cosmeceuticals, lasers, treating the photodamaged patient, and non-surgical skin tightening. How deep does this session go into these topics?
Pretty deep! We have a whole day to discuss these topics. We structured the day so that each lecture is 10-15 minutes long, which provides ample time for questions as well as discussion amongst the faculty. All of the lectures provide practical pearls that audience members can easily apply to their clinical practice. We also have quite a few case-based discussions where different leaders in the field address specifically how they would approach an aesthetic concern.
Can you tell us what to expect in the live injection portion of the Hawaii Derm program?
We will have 3 live patients as well as 3 physician injectors. The physician injectors will discuss how they assess patients prior to treatment and then demonstrate different injection techniques with both hyaluronic acid fillers and neuromodulators. I love watching these live injection sessions because I always learn a new pearl or technique!