Dermatology & Injectables Symposia

The Dermatology & Injectables Symposia 2019 Programme

NEW for 2019, the Dermatology & Injectables Symposia will host the Croma Symposium and Aesthetic Source Symposium. The British Cosmetic Dermatology Group (BCDG) is once again hosting their Annual Conference "What's new and True in Cosmetic Dermatology" at CCR. 

Thursday 10th October

Chair – Dr Kate Goldie MBChB BACD, Aesthetic Physician 

10:00 - 10:30

Dr Kate Goldie Dermatology & Injectables Symposia CCR2019


Regenerative Aesthetics - promoting great aesthetics outcomes through true regeneration of tissues 

Dr Kate Goldie MBChB BACD, Aesthetic Physician

Regenerative medicine is a translational field of medicine which focuses on treatments which replace tissues lost though aging or trauma and restores these tissues to normal healthy function. Many aspects of aesthetic medicine already strives towards this goal and the aim of regenerative aesthetics is to promote great aesthetics outcomes through true regeneration of tissues. This lecture considers where we are now in regenerative aesthetics, how the three pillars of regenerative medicine, cells, growth factors and scaffolds are presently used in aesthetic medicine and considers the potential areas of growth, clinical application and research. The Field of aesthetic medicine has potentially a hugely valuable roll to play in contributing to the development of techniques which support and regenerate soft tissue. 


10:30 - 10:45

Professor Ash Masahebi Dermatology & Injectables Symposia CCR2019


Platelet rich plasma in regenerative aesthetics: update on PRP

Professor Ash Mosahebi MBBS FRCS FRCS(Plast) PhD MBA DABRM, Consultant Plastic Surgeon

 PRP is commonly used in aesthetic practice. This session presents the basic scientific principles behind it and an update on its use. 

10:45 - 11:00

Dr Ivor J Lim Dermatology & Injectables Symposia CCR2019


Stem Cell Proteins in Skin Healing and Rejuvenation  

Dr Ivor J. Lim MA MBBChir(Cambridge University) FRCS(Edinburgh) FRCS(Glasgow) MMed(Surgery) FRCS(Plastic Surgery) (UK Intercollegiate Specialty Boards) FAMS(Plastic Surgery), Consultant Plastic Surgeon, Consultant Hand Surgeon and Adjunct Associate Professor in Surgery, NUS

·       Stems cells and their function

·       Different sources

·       UCL stem cells in regen Med

·       4 UCL Stem cells skincare applications


11:00 - 11:15


Introducing SoME™: Personalized PRP Home Skincare 

Dr Patrick Treacy MICGP MBCAM H.Dip Dermatology DRCOG DCH LRCSI DTM MBBCh, Medical Doctor and Advanced Aesthetic Trainer 

Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) continues to gain extensive use in multiple medical specialties (e.g., orthopedics, dentistry, cardiovascular, wound healing).  The last 10 years has seen the rapid development of PRP in cosmetic applications.  Most procedures involve topical injections of the PRP into the face or scalp, to address signs of facial aging and hair growth.  Media hyped has focused on the “Vampire PRP Treatment” as a topical means to address facial rejuvenation. However, there is a paucity of controlled studies to substantiate the aesthetic clinical findings for PRP.  This presentation will discuss the results of a 20 subject, blinded, randomized controlled study evaluating the first home topical PRP product, SoME.  The presentation will discuss the clinical, histological, immunohistochemistry and qPCR findings comparing the control cosmetic base vs the cosmetic base + PRP. Subjective subject evaluations mirrored observations of the Investigator.  The exciting observation of platelet stability for up to 90 days will be discussed, as well. 



11:15 - 11:30

Robert Sullivan Dermatology & Injectables Symposia CCR2019


Low level laser in anti-ageing

Robert Sullivan BSc(Hons) MSc Surg(Edin) PgDipMAcu MInstChP MCoP MASugPC FIChPA, Clinical Consultant Erchonia Lasers Ltd and Clinical & Surgical Director MFCGp (Ireland)

Aesthetic medicine has for almost a century addressed the visual appearance of clients by various applications and procedures. There is an old Axim that says, “beauty is only skin deep” and the conclusions we can draw from this are numerous. The suggestion I take from this is based on founded medical research and clinical evidence that now we can anti-age at a cellular level.

Low Level lasers have been used in medical and allied practice since the 1970, from research we know that they:-

•      Reduce inflammation

•      Trigger collagen synthesis

•      Assist in the exportation of fat from fat cells

•      Increase the viable number of mitochondria in cells

•      Influence the D loop process

This presentation aims to do a number of things; explore the possibility of restorative and rejuvenative medicine as a result of LLL intervention; look at clinical evidence and patient experience of LLLT and the unexpected positive side effects; explore the recent evidence in relation to methylation and ageing, and finally to propose an argument for LLLT in aesthetics as a cellular restorative process.


11:30 - 11:45

Dr Jo Serrentino Dermatology & Injectables Symposia CCR2019


Targeting regenerative pathways with SIGMOLECS®

Dr JO Serrentino MSc DVM PhD FAARM DABRM, Biomedical Consultant

SIGMOLECS® takes the current technology of using peptides as ingredients in cosmetics a giant step forward. SIGMOLECS® synthesizes peptides with specific amino acid sequences, and arranges them in formula to ensure two-way communication between the extracellular matrix and skin cells. This reciprocal communication is the key to repair and regeneration of tissue.

SIGMOLECS® Technology has developed hybrid peptides that target specific cellular processes of aging, and deliver intrinsic regenerative signals to the cellular microenvironment.  The SIGMOLECS® Technology has a wide spectrum of application for clinical regenerative medicine, because it covers more targets than current cosmetic peptides by providing components and programming to the stem cell niche. In clinical term, this boosts growth and differentiation of progenitor cells; supplements PRP and enhances short- and long-term cell proliferation and differentiation capacity, thereby upgrading clinical regenerative procedures and post-clinical maintenance.


Application itself is non-invasive in that the SIGMOLECS® Technology is embedded in a highly skin permeable and penetrating serum that enhances the bioavailability of the SIGMOLECS® peptides through simple topical application that can be paired with clinical procedures, or out-patient follow up.


11:45 - 12:00

Dr Leah Totton Dermatology & Injectables Symposia CCR2019


Skincare: The Educated Patient

Dr Leah Totton MBBS, Director & co-owner, Dr Leah Cosmetic Skin Clinics

Discover how choosing the best, results driven skincare can drive your patient results and clinic success.


During this talk Dr Leah Totton, skin columnist for the London Evening Standard and leading spokesperson for safety in the non-surgical cosmetic industry will uncover what to look for when seeking results driven skincare to achieve the best patient outcome for ageing, acne and skin laxity and why evidence based skin-care is essential for you, your practice & your patients.


12:00 - 12:30

Dr Emily MacGregor Dermatology & Injectables Symposia CCR2019


Injectables for Skin Regeneration - Live Demonstration

Dr Emily MacGregor, Curriculum Development Lead & Clinical Mentor, Harley Academy

Dr Emily MacGregor will be demonstrating how injectable products can improve skin appearance by adding exogenous hyaluronic acid or by stimulating endogenous biorevitalisation, or both. Product selection is key to understanding how to achieve optimal results for a given patient, in combination with an injectable treatment plan.


12:30 - 13:00

Dr Kate Goldie Dermatology & Injectables Symposia CCR2019


Regenerative aesthetics - Live Demonstration

Dr Kate Goldie MBChB BACD, Aesthetic Physician 

Product innovation and the use of CaHA as a regenerative scaffold 


13:00 - 13:15


13:15 - 13:45

Miss Sherina Balaratnam Dermatology & Injectables Symposia CCR2019


Building patient retention using the HydraFacial

Miss Sherina Balaratnam MBBS MRCS(Edin) MSc(UCL), Surgeon and Cosmetic Doctor

 How to integrate the HydraFacial to your practice to extend your treatment portfolio, optimise patient results and increase loyalty.



13:45 - 14:00


What's New and True in Cosmetic Dermatology

Brought to you by the BCDG and sponsored by

BCDG Symposium - CCR 2019
Skinceuticals - BCDG Conference Sponsor CCR 2019

14:00 - 14:05

Dr Anjali Mahto BCDG Symposium CCR 2019

Welcome and Introduction

Dr Anjali Mahto, Cadogan Clinic, Secretary of BCDG

14:05 - 14:30

Dr Anjali Mahto BCDG Symposium CCR 2019

Topical treatments that work

Dr Anjali Mahto, Cadogan Clinic, Secretary of BCDG

14:30 - 15:00

Alan Flanagan BCDG Symposium CCR 2019

Nutraceuticals and beauty supplements – the evidence

Mr Alan Flanagan, Nutritional Scientist

15:00 - 15:30

Mark Birch Machin BCDG Symposium Conference at CCR 2019

"Sunburnt DNA"

Professor Mark Birch-Machin, Professor of Molecular Dermatology, Newcastle University

15:30 - 16:00

GMC guidelines and responsible use of social media

Ms Emma Greening, General Medical Council Regional Liaison Adviser

16:00 - 16:30

Dr Alexis Granite BCDG Symposium Conference CCR 2019

Skinceuticals Sponsored Talk: What’s new in pigmentation

Dr Alexis Granite, Consultant Dermatologist

16:30 - 17:00

Dr Rhonda Meys BCDG Symposium Conference CCR 2019

Pigmentation and melasma

Dr Rhonda Meys, Consultant Dermatologist

Friday 11th October

Chair – Dr Tristan Mehta BMedSci BMBS(Medicine) PGDip(Skin Ageing and Aesthetic Medicine), Cosmetic Physician  and CEO at Harley Academy 

09:45 - 10:00

Dr Raina Rodrigues Dermatology & Injectbales Symposia CCR 2019


Anatomical considerations and the physiology of facial ageing   

Dr Raina Rodrigues MD MRCS MSc MBA, Surgeon

Many factors contribute to the appearance of the aged face. Different structures progress along specific trajectories with different vectors. Gravity, tissue maturation, repeated muscle use, selective bony resorption and ligamentous laxity are some of the influences responsible for the outward changes that occur over time. Understanding the physiological basis of ageing is important in advanced aesthetic practice, as it facilitates detailed diagnosis and treatment planning. This session will relate the ageing process to the different anatomical components of the face in a systematic manner that can be integrated into the aesthetic assessment of the face. 

10:00 - 10:15

Dr Nestor Demosthenous  Dermatology & Injectbales Symposia CCR 2019


Patient assessment & selection 

Dr Nestor Demosthenous MBChB BSc Hons Neuro Edin, Cosmetic Doctor

Dr Nestor will discuss how to conduct an effective aesthetic consultation which will include history, examination, and treatment plan, while incorporating your patient's concerns and finances.

10:15 - 10:30

Dr Nimrod Friedman Dermatology & Injectbales Symposia CCR 2019


The art of natural facial sculpturing with fillers

Dr Nimrod Friedman Plastic Surgeon

The following key points for natural and aesthetic treatment of the face with fillers will be discussed in length:

·         In medicine: Diagnosis is the key for successful treatment

·         The whole is much more than the sum of its parts

·         Listen to your patient and educate them

·         Your goal is to improve the patient’s face, not to change them completely

·         Maintaining facial dynamics is crucial for natural results

·         Think like a sculptor, not like a painter (examine the face from all angles)

Know when to stop!!! Because less is more

10:30 - 10:45

Miss Sherina Balaratnam Dermatology & Injectbales Symposia CCR 2019


Understanding fillers

Miss Sherina Balaratnam MBBS MRCS(Edin) MSc(UCL), Surgeon and Cosmetic Doctor

As a cornerstone of modern day facial-aesthetics, gain an insight to the history, science and evolution of facial fillers and how to achieve natural-looking results.

10:45 - 11:00

Dr Souphieyeah Samizadeh Dermatology & Injectbales Symposia CCR 2019


Botulinum neurotoxin formulations: overcoming the confusion

Dr Souphiyeh Samizadeh BDS BSc MJDF RCS (Eng.) PGCert (Clin Edu)  MSc (Aesth. Med), Visiting Associate Professor-Jiao Tong University

Botulinum toxin A is produced by anaerobic spore-forming bacteria and is used for various therapeutic and cosmetic purposes. Botulinum toxin A injections are the most popular nonsurgical procedure worldwide. Despite an increased demand for botulinum toxin A injections, the clinical pharmacology and differences in formulation of commonly available products are poorly understood. The various products available in the market are unique and vary in terms of units, chemical properties, biological activities, and weight, and are therefore not interchangeable. For safe clinical practice and to achieve optimal results, the practitioners need to understand differences between various preparations, and the clinical issues of potency, conversion ratio, and safety issues (toxin spread and immunogenicity).


Published paper: Samizadeh, Souphiyeh, and Koenraad De Boulle. "Botulinum neurotoxin formulations: overcoming the confusion." Clinical, cosmetic and investigational dermatology 11 (2018): 273.

11:00 - 11:15

Dermatology & Injectbales Symposia CCR 2019


Men vs women – differences in treating male and female patients with Botulinum Toxin and fillers

Dr Claudia Petillon BMedSci BM BS DCH MRCPCH MRCGP, General Practitioner and Aesthetic Practitioner 

More and more men are interested in and receiving aesthetic treatments and treating them can be quite different. In this presentation Dr Claudia Petillon will cover the different approaches in offering cosmetic treatments to the two genders. She will discuss the emotional attributes behind the treatment and how this could differ between the 2. She will identify the different consultation techniques required to ensure you understand the patients requirements and meet their expectations.  

The presentation will look at the 5 alpha male traits and the natural restoration of a male face compared to the natural restoration of the female face to be more feminine and beautiful. 

11:15 - 11:30

Ms Sharon Bennett Dermatology & Injectbales Symposia CCR 2019


Toxin treatments for both licensed & off-licensed areas     

Ms Sharon Bennett RGN NIP, Cosmetic Nurse and Chair British Association of Cosmetic Nurses (BACN)

Sharon Bennett will look at the common areas of Botulinum Neuro Toxin Type A used in medical aesthetics. This will include looking at the anatomy of the common areas of treatment both licensed areas and common unlicensed.  She will discuss the need to understand the toxin of choice and it's licensed and unlicensed areas.


She will look at the common types of complications arising in botulinum toxin, the importance of a face to face critical assessment of patient, they common poor outcomes and how to avoid them.     

11:30 - 11:45

Dr Nestor Demosthenous Dermatology & Injectbales Symposia CCR 2019


Complications, contra-indications & problem solving

Dr Nestor Demosthenous MBChB BSc Hons Neuro Edin, Cosmetic Doctor

Dr Nestor will discuss contra-indications to filler and toxin treatments, the complications associated with these treatments and advise on areas to proceed with caution.

11:45 - 12:00


12:00 - 12:45

Dr Tristan Mehta Dermatology & Injectbales Symposia CCR 2019


Jawline definition & lower facial improvements - Live Demonstration

Dr Tristan Mehta BMedSci BMBS(Medicine) PGDip(Skin Ageing and Aesthetic Medicine), Cosmetic Physician  and CEO at Harley Academy

For the rejuvenation patient, lower face toxin and filler is an often-overlooked treatment which can lift, re-support and redefine the ageing face. For the beautification patient, a contoured jawline is the new lips! This live demonstration of jawline and chin treatment will cover a combination of concepts and approaches, and will highlight the importance of treatment planning. sequencing, and safe injection technique.

12:45 - 13:30


Treating the mask area - Live Demonstration

Dr Sophie Shotter MBChB BSc(Hons), Aesthetic Doctor 

The mask area is one of the first areas to display signs of ageing. It is also very socially relevant as this area communicates both tiredness and sadness. Forehead and temple fat pad deflation results in brow ptosis. Lateral cheek deflation contributes to infra-orbital (tear trough) formation. Restoring volume in these areas restores a youthful height to the tail of the brow and a higher, fuller lateral apex to the cheek. The demonstration aims to discuss these youthful features and discuss a simple way to address sadness and tiredness here.

13:30 - 13:45


13:45 - 14:00

Professor Igor M Kvetnoy Dermatology & Injectbales Symposia CCR 2019

Live Demonstration

Molecular-cellular routes of skin youth

Professor Igor M Kvetnoy PhD MD

It is obvious that the main question of modern cosmetology is how to extend the beautiful longevity? The development of new molecular biological technologies opens up new opportunities for targeted therapy, including in the field of dermatology. It is known, that the skin contains about 30 types of cells and, in addition to the basic - epithelial, there are immunocompetent, endocrine and nerve cells. These cells express more than 100 different signalling molecules - hormones, cytokines, neurotransmitters, immunomodulators, growth factors, etc.


The results of our studies show that such signal molecules as calreticulin, sirtuins, TERF-1, metalloproteinases, melatonin and some regulatory factors, that are produced by fibroblasts, keratinocytes and Merkel cells can serve as intracellular molecular targets in the skin for targeted cosmetological therapy in anti-aging programs using such biomimetic peptides as Aquashine and Novocutan. These peptides have demonstrated strong dermato-geroprotective effect through the activation of above signal molecules.

14:00 - 15:00

Anna Baker  Dermatology & Injectbales Symposia CCR 2019


Treating photo-aged, pigmented skin with combination therapies 

Anna Baker BN RGN INP PGCert(Appl. Clin. Ed.) PGCert(Clin. Ed), Aesthetic Nurse, Trainer & Qualified Educator

Dark spots, age spots, sun spots – what is pigmentation?  Within this session Anna Baker will address the topic of pigmentation and the varying options for treating the appearance of discolouration & uneven skin tone. She will showcase patient case studies using multiple modalities including medical peeling and at-home skincare and topical treatments. This presentation will be followed by a brief demonstration of a peel treatment from the AestheticSource portfolio.

15:00 - 16:00

Dr Rita Rakus Dermatology & Injectbales Symposia CCR 2019


saypha® - say yes to your phantastic lips! By Croma

Dr Rita Rakus MBBS FBACD FBCAM, Cosmetic Doctor and Mr Kambiz Golchin MMedSci FRCS(Eng) FRCS(ORL-HNS), ENT Consultant & Facial Plastic Surgeon

CROMA-PHARMA GMBH, focusing on its global growth and brand harmonization, is delighted to introduce to the UK market its new Hyaluronic Acid filler brand -  saypha®. The saypha® product reflects Croma´s commitment to its evidence based medicine program that is at the heart of the company day to day workings.

The saypha® range is manufactured in Austria and consists of six products at different concentration and different level of crosslinking across of HA. This portfolio allows doctors to choose the best product to address individual needs of their patients.

At our symposium we will share our experience of how to achieve an ideal shape of the lips with saypha® FILLER with Lidocaine as well as how to maximise the aesthetic result and patient satisfaction combining different products from the saypha® range. During the live-demo you will learn more about an award-winning glass syringe allowing an easy, smooth application. This design as well as the manufacture and sterilisation process at the Austrian Croma plant also ensures the product is free of any potential compounds that might leach into the gel within the syringe and compromise its purity.