The Aesthetics Conference & Exhibition (ACE) 2024 is soon upon us, and this year’s exciting event is set to take place on March 15th and 16th. Standing as a platform for innovation and education in aesthetics, this event promises to be another memorable experience where attendees will find themselves in the confluence of knowledge, skill, and futuristic vision in cosmetic enhancement.
To make it even more exciting, this year’s conference, taking place at the Business Design Centre in London, is preceded by an event sure to be a remarkable one, APEX.
Experience the Limelight at APEX
ACE is opening with a bang this year by offering a pre-event to their usual line-up: APEX. This CPD-verified event organised by Aesthetics is scheduled on ‘day zero’ just before the opening of ACE 2024. It brings together international thought leaders and master injectors, creating a global learning and collaboration platform.
At the event, set in the Bulgari Hotel in Knightsbridge, attendees will have the unique opportunity to hear from the world’s leading clinical experts in medical aesthetics. This experience will enable them to understand various anatomical elements better, which is crucial for any aesthetic practice. Participants will also learn how to achieve consistency and confidence in administering full-face neurotoxin treatments.
Furthermore, there will be an emphasis on appreciating the science behind various device treatments and understanding how to effectively combine them in treatment plans. The event will also feature live observations of filler techniques applied to every part of the face; all contextualised within relevant anatomical frameworks. Additionally, there will be an opportunity to update one’s understanding of complications associated with aesthetic treatments and their management.
Importantly, attendees can earn 7 CPD points, which are invaluable for their annual appraisal and keeping their skills current. The event culminates in a day filled with advanced non-sponsored talks and live demonstrations showcasing the latest scientifically-backed medical aesthetics approaches and techniques. The key speakers at the event are:
Dr. Steven Liew: The Australian Maestro
A name synonymous with innovation in cosmetic facial enhancement, Dr. Liew is one of Australia’s leading specialist plastic surgeons. His role as a global leader in this field is unquestioned, and his participation in APEX is a testament to the event’s calibre. As the principal and medical director of Shape Clinic and a consultant at St Vincent’s Private Hospital, Dr. Liew brings a wealth of experience and knowledge. His live demonstrations and insights into the latest techniques will undoubtedly be a highlight at the event.
Dr. Tatjana Pavicic: The German Virtuoso
Dr. Pavicic is an industry leader in the world of advanced cosmetic dermatology. With her extensive expertise and experience from her private practice in Munich, Germany, she brings a unique European perspective. As a respected member and leader of various dermatologic and cosmetic societies, her contribution to APEX is eagerly anticipated.
Dr. Tapan Patel: The British Innovator
Dr. Patel, the founder and medical director of PHI Clinic, is another illustrious figure in aesthetic medicine. With over two decades of experience, his expertise is invaluable, and he will surely offer insightful knowledge.
Mr. Dalvi Humzah: The British Trailblazer
As a consultant plastic surgeon, Mr. Humzah brings his expertise from various avenues, including PD Surgery and Training Ltd and Beechwood House Healthcare and Aesthetics Clinic. His role as the director of Dalvi Humzah Aesthetic Training marks him as a key educator in the field who is sure to bring many insights into the event.
The Symposium of Learning & Networking
Once the APEX event wraps up, the full Aesthetics Conference & Exhibition (ACE) 2024 will kick off. Once again ingeniously structured to address a broad spectrum of interests and educational needs within the aesthetic community, it orchestrates an educational symphony with its five CPD conferences, each uniquely focusing on different facets of aesthetic practice. This diverse array of conferences, filled with industry leaders, ensures a comprehensive and enriching learning experience for every attendee, from novice practitioners to seasoned experts.
1. TEOXANE Conference: The Headline Act
TEOXANE’s conference, as the headline sponsor, stands out as a marquee event at ACE 2024. Spanning two full days, it offers a rich program of talks, masterclass symposiums, and live demonstrations. This conference is especially significant for its in-depth focus on the fundamentals that form the bedrock of aesthetic practice: assessment, anatomy, techniques, and rheology.
The TEOXANE conference is structured to dive into the science and art of aesthetics. It aims to provide practitioners with a thorough understanding of facial anatomy, the nuances of different skin types, and the latest techniques in injectables and fillers. Attendees can expect to gain valuable insights into the practical application of rheology in aesthetic treatments, understanding how the physical properties of substances interact with human tissue for optimal results.
Day 1 will focus on the themes “Beauty is personal” and “Every Lip is Unique”, will see live demonstrations from the likes of Dr. Saleena Zimri, and will also hear from renowned speakers, such as Dr. Sabrina Shah-Desai, Rachel Goddard and Dr. Lee Walker.
Day 2 will once again have live demonstrations, with the speakers list including Dr Wassim Taktouk, Dr. Kam Lally, Dr. Benji Dhillon and Dr. Raul Cetto, among many more.
2. In Practice Theatre
Recognising the importance of business skills in a highly competitive industry, the In Practice Theatre offers a wealth of knowledge for practitioners looking to enhance their business acumen. This segment of the conference provides actionable insights into the world of social media marketing, patient relations, financial management, and strategic clinic branding.
Speakers, panellists, successful clinic owners, marketing gurus, and financial experts will share their experiences and strategies. Topics such as leveraging social media to attract and retain clients, effective communication techniques to enhance patient satisfaction, and financial planning for sustainable clinic growth will be covered. This theatre is an invaluable resource for practitioners aiming to differentiate their practices in the aesthetic market.
3. Innovation Stage: Clinician-Led Workshops
The Innovation Stage is a dynamic platform where theory meets practical application. Here, workshops led by top clinicians in the field cover a range of topics, from the latest advancements in non-invasive procedures to the integration of new technologies in aesthetic treatments.
These workshops are designed to be highly interactive, allowing participants to engage directly with experts, ask questions, and even participate in hands-on demonstrations. This stage is ideal for practitioners eager to stay abreast of cutting-edge techniques and technologies shaping the future of aesthetic medicine.
4. Innovations Gallery
The Aesthetics Conference & Exhibition 2024 showcases an array of groundbreaking products in their Innovation Gallery. Here’s a summary of the offerings:
- HYPO21 Purifying Skin Spray 100ml: A sustainable, unisex, vegan-friendly, organic, and cruelty-free skin purifying spray that soothes and supports skin health using Hypochlorous Technology (HOCl).
- Revanesse® Revise™+: The latest addition to the Revanesse® range of Hyaluronic Acid Dermal Fillers, designed specifically for delicate areas like the peri-orbital region.
- BIOJUVE™: A skincare regimen engineered to optimize skin health with products that enhance the performance of the living Xycrobe™ technology.
- VIRTUE RF: The world’s first Microneedling RF Device with Advanced Cooling Technology, designed for deep tissue regeneration without scarring, suitable for all skin types.
- MicronJet Nano Needle & E-50 EXOSOMES: These products represent the latest technology in skin and hair regeneration, utilizing the power of exosomes for cell-to-cell communication and regeneration.
- PICOSURE® PRO: A device harnessing picosecond technology for addressing pigmentary concerns, fine lines, texture, and tattoo removal.
- ELITE IQ™: A dual-wavelength aesthetic platform enabling various requested aesthetic treatments with increased energy and modern design.
- E-Magnescence: A medical-grade device combining HI-TENS, HI-EMS, and monopolar, tripolar, and fractional RF therapy for transformative results.
- CoolShaping2™: The latest in fat-freezing technology with 360º cooling plates, four applicators, and C-shaped vacuum cups, proven to reduce unwanted fat by up to 40% in one session.
- TargetCool: A CO² Skin Cooling Device that offers control and comfort for patients during aesthetic and surgical treatments.
- A.G.E Eye Complex: A next-generation eye cream targeting dark circles, crow’s feet lines, and wrinkles.
- C E Ferulic Antioxidant Serum: A daytime Vitamin C serum providing advanced environmental protection and improving signs of ageing.
- Smart Combination Therapy: Neauvia’s approach to managing age-related anatomical changes through a combination of science and technology.
- Aesthetic Cosmeceuticals: Neauvia offers an exclusive skincare range designed for pre and post-treatment care, working synergistically with aesthetic procedures.
- RF Combo Jector: A unique device combining radiofrequency and needle mesotherapy during one injection.
- Lenisna: A hybrid collagen stimulator for both face and body, aiming to treat flabby, atrophic skin.
- Velez by Vesna: A biotech cellulose face mask providing immediate hydration and cooling effects post-treatment.
- Sculpt & Shape: Incorporates RotateRF technology for full body contouring and face rejuvenation.
- MaiLi: A filler range using OxiFree™ HA technology for volume and longevity with less filler required.
- TOTALLY DERMA Nutraceutical Collagen Drink Supplement: An evidence-based supplement that improves skin firmness, elasticity, and hydration, and supports joint health.
Each product brings its innovative approach to skincare, rejuvenation, and aesthetic enhancement, promising exciting advancements for both practitioners and clients in the aesthetics field.
5. Masterclass Agenda: Learning from the Best
The Masterclass Agenda at ACE 2024 is a showcase of expertise from leading brands in the industry, such as BTL Aesthetics and Vivacy. This segment offers a series of meticulously curated masterclasses featuring live demonstrations and in-depth discussions on various advanced aesthetic procedures.
Participants will be able to witness and learn about the latest innovations in treatments like body contouring, facial rejuvenation, and skin tightening. These sessions are designed to provide a deeper understanding of product usage, patient selection, and the intricacies of combining different modalities for enhanced outcomes.
6. Symposium Stage: Up Close with Live Demos
The Symposium Stage is designed to offer an intimate and immersive learning experience. This stage features live demonstrations, providing attendees with a unique opportunity to see the latest treatment styles and techniques in action.
These demonstrations, led by experienced practitioners, cover a range of aesthetic procedures, from injectables to laser treatments. Attendees will gain firsthand insight into the nuances of each technique, understanding the subtle artistry and precision required. This stage is particularly beneficial for practitioners who value the practical aspects of learning and wish to witness the transformational effects of various treatments up close.
The Brand Line-Up at ACE 2024
This year’s Aesthetics Conference & Exhibition is a hub of learning and networking and a showcase of some of the most prominent and influential brands in the world of medical aesthetics. The event features an impressive lineup of industry leaders and innovative brands, ensuring that attendees are exposed to the forefront of aesthetic technology and products.
Among the renowned brands present, TEOXANE stands out as the headline sponsor. Known for their cutting-edge research in hyaluronic acid-based dermal fillers, TEOXANE’s presence signifies the high standard of the event. As we’ve already mentioned, their conference segment promises a deep dive into the science of aesthetics, offering invaluable insights into facial anatomy and injectable techniques.
Juvéderm by Allergan Aesthetics, a household name in dermal fillers, will also grace the event with their cutting-edge products and techniques. Their reputation for quality and innovation in facial aesthetics makes their presence a highlight for many practitioners.
Profhilo® by HA-Derma is another star in the line-up, offering a unique approach to skin bio-remodelling with their hyaluronic acid formulation. This brand is renowned for its transformative effects on skin texture and quality.
Alma Lasers, with products like Harmony XL PRO and Soprano Titanium, brings the latest laser and light-based technology to the forefront. These devices represent the pinnacle of innovation in non-invasive aesthetic treatments.
Sinclair Pharma showcases its diverse range of treatments, like Ellansé and Perfectha, known for their effectiveness in collagen stimulation and injectable procedures. Their presence underscores the diverse treatment options available in the industry.
Attendees will also be able to explore LPG Systems UK‘s endermologie® solutions, offering non-surgical alternatives for body contouring and skin conditioning.
The presence of these brands and so many others makes ACE 2024 an unmissable event for anyone in the aesthetic industry. The conference offers a chance to learn about the latest advancements and provides a platform to experience the products and technologies shaping the future of medical aesthetics. This extraordinary gathering of prestigious brands underlines the event’s commitment to excellence and innovation.
A Gathering of Minds & Mastery
ACE 2024 promises to be a landmark event, rich with opportunities for professional growth, learning, and exposure to the leading brands in the aesthetic industry. This conference is an essential calendar event for practitioners aiming to stay at the cutting edge of their field, offering insights, innovations, and connections crucial for professional advancement.
As Alison Willis, Divisional Managing Director of Aesthetics, aptly puts it, this event is about “unleashing excellence in clinical practice.” For the aesthetic practitioner keen on being at the forefront of their field, attending ACE 2024 is not just an option; it’s a necessity.