Scientific Program

Conference Series Ltd invites all the participants across the globe to attend 2nd International Conference and Exhibition on Cosmetology & Trichology Chicago, USA.

Day 3 :

  • Track 6 & 7: Hair Transplantation and Advances in Trichology
Speaker

Chair

Gary S. Hitzig

Consultant in Regenerative Hair Restoration, USA

Speaker

Co-Chair

Gabriela Mercik

HEBE Aesthetic & Anti-Aging Clinic, UK

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Biography:

Gary S. Hitzig has performed well over 40,000 hair restoration procedures in his 35 plus years of performing hair replacement surgery. As both an innovator and inventor, he has pioneered the use of infrared coagulation in hair transplant surgery and recently patented “The Hitzig Linear Punch.” Dr. Hitzig has had articles published in Dermatologic Surgery and the American Journal of Cosmetic Surgery on Adjuvant techniques in Punch Graft Hair Transplantation, Curvilinear Baldness Reduction, The Use of Infrared Coagulation in Hair Transplant and Scalp Reduction Surgery, Linear Grafting Using a Modifi ed Slot Method, and Auto Cloning of Beard Hair. Since 1986, he has been a full fellow of the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery and was the co-chair for the 1996 Hair Symposium in New York City sponsored by the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery and presented by the American Society of Hair Restoration Surgery. He has been the recipient of multiple national and international awards for both his surgical techniques and his inventions. He teaches hair restoration surgery to physicians internationally. In the past, he has traveled throughout the U.S. and internationally, teaching both basic and advanced hair transplantation for N.P.I, an International C.M.E. accredited Medical Education provider.

Abstract:

Androgenic alopecia is by far the most common cause of both male and female hair loss. By age 50, approximately one half of all men and one third of all women are aff ected by it. Th e causes are both inherited genetic and internal hormonal factors. However, the patterns occurring diff er between males and females. Regenerative medicine seeks to restore normal structure and function to tissues that are damaged. As I write this, investigators are making progress on bioengineering the hair follicle. Extracellular matrix (ECM) is the secreted product of all cells occupying a specifi c tissue or organ. ECM is well known to have a powerful controlling eff ect on both the actions and appearance of specifi c tissue cells. It is in essence an “information super-highway” connecting the cells. For this reason, ECM is a biologic scaff old useful for tissue engineering in almost all body systems. ECM contains a diversity of highly structured proteins and bioactive molecules, as well as growth factors which act as potent modulators of cell behavior. Importantly, only ECM derived from the urinary bladder (UBM) contains an intact epithelial basement membrane allowing epithelial and associated appendages to develop. UBM (MatriStem-Acell) is an FDA-approved resorbable bio-scaff old material used successfully to repair musculotendinous structures, esophageal and vascular reconstruction, and most importantly for repair of full and partial thickness skin wounds. Because it is acellular, it has been shown not to contain antigenic stimuli and does not elicit an adverse immune reaction. Signifi cant anecdotal support for the benefi ts of UBM regenerative technology in hair restoration and hair loss prevention has been clearly demonstrated recently. It appears that UBM is functioning to recruit and signal local and circulating stem cells that may then initiate/promote folliculogenesis. Regeneration of hair aft er core “plug” excision has been demonstrated. In this demonstration, hair regrew in a biopsy punch site excision but only if surrounding hairs had suff ered damage. Th is led to the concept that UBM heals by “re-modeling” the damaged area and uses damaged surrounding follicles as the model (architect) for reconstruction. Th e combination of ACell/Enhanced PRP has opened the door to both “rescuing” damaged or miniaturizing hairs as well as causing hair duplication. Th is entire process will be both discussed and illustrated.

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Biography:

Marija Balkovic, M.D., graduated from the University of Belgrade, Faculty of Medicine, Serbia, after which she continued education at The Military Medical Academy in Belgrade and specialized in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. She participated at numerous international conventions, as an invited speaker from the area of hair transplantation. She is a member of associations - SRBPRAS, BAPRAS, and IPRAS.

Abstract:

Modern life generates need for minimally invasive procedures. In the area of surgical hair restoration, it is the follicular unit extraction method, increasingly popular with the patients. During this session, follicular units are extracted directly from the back and/or side of the scalp (donor area), and are subsequently implanted to the bold or thinning area of the scalp (recipient area). Th e most common indication is androgenetic alopecia, but this method is also highly useful for reconstruction of scar tissue on the scalp and man chest regions, eyebrows or beard areas. We will show our experiences during the 5-year practice, where we applied the follicular unit extraction method to several hundred patients. We'll describe choice of suitable candidates, preoperative preparation, the technique itself, as well as post operative care and progress monitoring. Also, limitations and advantages of this technique will be discussed. Th e method itself is quite comfortable, minimally invasive, and the result is completely natural look of the newly transplanted hair.

Gabriela Mercik

HEBE Aesthetic & Anti-Aging Clinic, UK

Title: Nano capsulation delivery system used for hair loss and regrowth

Time : 09:40-10:00

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Biography:

Gabriela Mercik is Medical Director of Hebe Anti-Aging and Aesthetic Medicine Clinics and Director of Dermagenica Ltd. Her research career began in Poland 15 years ago in Cardiology and internal medicine. She worked in the hospital of Heart and Lung transplants for 10 years. She carried out research in fi eld of LDL-apheresis and published in the American Journal of cardiology. For the last 5 years has been working in hospitals in Northern Ireland in General Medicine, Cardiology, Palliative Care and Rehab departments. She developed an interest in aesthetics three years ago and has studied Dermatology with a special interest in skin rejuvenation. She is an advanced aesthetic trainer in biomimetic skin rejuvenation mesotherapy, dermal fi llers, threads and botulinum toxin. She practices cosmetic medicine in her clinics in Northern Ireland.

Abstract:

The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 1999 was awarded to Günter Blobel for the discovery that "proteins have intrinsic signals that govern their transport and localization in the cell". These proteins can be synthetically produced and can be manufactured in a form to mimic biology (biomimetic). Peptides are short chains of amino-acids responsible for the proliferation and differentiation of cells. They are responsible for a number of cellular processes including wound healing and hair regeneration. These nanopeptides are synthetically manufactured so that a repeatable treatment can be offered via mesotherapy. Nanopeptide mesotherapy is a treatment involving small microdroplet injections into very superficial layers of the skin. In the case of hair loss, these injections are performed on the scalp. The treatment contains a mixture of ingredients including vitamins and mineral but more importantly it contains peptides which each have a seperate job: 1. Decapeptide -4 which strengthens the hair while stimulating follicles to produce strong hair shafts. 2. Oligopeptide -41 stimulates hair cell proliferation and migration. 3. Acetyl Decapeptide-3 which revitalises hair follicles by newly regenerating hair cells. Copper Tripeptide-1 helps to strengthen hair while stimulating hair follicles to product strong hair shafts and helps with blood circulation in the scalp and revitalises hair follicles. The procedure is based on the technique of injecting active ingredients into the scalp in order to stimulate the natural hair regeneration process. The process works by: Nanopeptides inactivate +5 alpha reductases which inhibit the conversion of testosterone to DHT and delay the process from Anagen to Categen - Anti hair loss. The other peptides within the solution CG-Bfgf, CG-VEGF, CG–TGF–a, CG-KGF, CG-HGF are used to promote the process from Telogen to Anagen thus forming new hair. At any one time, about 90% of the hair on a person's scalp is growing. Each follicle has its own life cycle that can be influenced by age, disease, and a wide variety of other factors. This life cycle is divided into three phases: • Anagen - active hair growth. Lasts between two to six years. • Catagen - transitional. Lasts two to three weeks. • Telogen - resting phase. At the end of the resting phase (two to three months) the hair is shed and the growing cycle starts again to make a new hair to replace it. Nanopeptide mesotherapy is a new and effective way of dealing with this problem as it is one of the most effective therapies to strengthen and thicken the hair shaft. The appearance of one’s hair depends on many different factors such as genetics, general health and the amount of care devoted to the hair. Every day, your hair shafts and follicles are exposed to the negative impact of external factors, such as prolonged exposure in air-conditioned rooms or UV rays. A typical person loses per day, on average, from 50 to 100 hairs. This fully natural process allows our body to “replace” the old, weakened hair, with new ones. If, however, you notice that the hair is falling out every time you comb, or you find an increasing number of strands on the brush, that signals that the condition of your hair could be significantly reduced. Nanopeptide mesotherapy works by reducing the effects of hair loss and baldness for both women and men and promotes hair growth by revitalizing hair follicles and stimulating circulation, treating scalp problems and increasing the density and thickness of hair, it also stimulates and strengthens the hair roots ultimately moisturising and nourishing hair and scalp

Maria Clara Santos

Brazilian Red Cross Hospital, Brazil

Title: Non-surgical hair loss treatment

Time : 10:00-10:20

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Biography:

Maria Clara Santos is a physician and Professor. She was educated and trained in Brazil, where she currently resides in Sao Paulo. Her initial training was in general medicine and surgery. After that, she continued her education and got a postgraduate degree in dermatology. For many years, she has been devoted to non-surgical treatments for hair, skin, and fat reduction. Her high-level of devotion, scientifi c interest, and intellectual curiosity has fueled her interest in treating more challenging skin conditions; such as non-surgical full-face rejuvenation, stretch marks, and nonsurgical hair restoration. She also has special interest in non-surgical treatment for body contouring. She loves conducting cases and teaching doctors to do the same. She has presented lectures and workshops all over the world for more than 20 years and has received numerous national & international awards and is distinguished as an international master professor.

Abstract:

Every day we lose from scalp an average of 100 hairs. This daily loss is normal and in most individuals, the new hairs will grow and replace the lost ones. Certain medical conditions like lupus, diabetes or thyroid problems can cause hair loss. Sometimes patient may lose hairs due to malnutrition like low protein diet, chronic iron loss or when under chemotherapy for cancer treatment. Still in medical conditions, syphilis, decalvant folliculitis, caused by bacteria, Tinea capiti, caused by fungi can affect the scalp cause hair loss A condition named areata alopecia affects child and adults and till today there is no conclusion about its cause. This form of alopecia may present as a sole small patch that cures spontaneously, as several patches and can affect the scalp totally or become universal, which mean loss of all hair of the body and sometimes may be permanent. This is considered to be an autoimmune condition. Some of these patients have history of vitiligo, thyroid dysfunction or atopy. To treat hair loss is necessary to know and understand its cause. In many cases, the treatment of the cause will solve the problem. The problem is when men and also women without a specific disease start losing hair as they grow older and there is no replacement. This is what we call androgenic alopecia. This is the most common form of hair loss and as the name says is a condition inherited. This condition may affect equally men and women, but in most women the gene expression is less visible. Current treatments (minoxidil and finasteride) for this type of alopecia do not bring the best results in most patients. We will present here how we treat this form of alopecia with impressive results using a combination of techniques.

Break: Coffee Break 10:20-10:35 @ Foyer
Biography:

Fabio Rinaldi, M.D., Ph.D., is dermatologist, head of the Dermatological Centre of Studio Rinaldi & Association, Milan, contract Professor at the University of Sorbonne, Paris and contract Professor at the Master in Trichology at the University of Florence. He is president of the International Hair Research Foundation. He has published more than 20 papers in reputed journals and is chief editor of Human Trichology.

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Cellular therapies, stem cells and regenerative dermatology applications are rapidly evolving with fast advancements, thanks to new biological knowledge. In this presentation, we will focus on rational and new therapeutic possibilities using platelet rich plasma (PRP), adipose-derived cells (ADC) and mimicking growth factors (mGFs) to treat hair loss and hair cosmetic problems. PRP is an autologous, plasma derived, concentrate, which has recently found use in many areas of medicine. Th e ability of PRP to stimulate the survival and growth of follicles was studied both in vitro and in vivo. Th e mechanism of action of PRP is due to the interaction of platelet growth factors with follicular stem cells, to its anti-infl ammatory action and to its immune-modulatory activity in the regulation of expression and chemotaxis of pro-infl ammatory cytokines. ADC contains multipotent elements with phenotypic and gene expression profi le similar to human mesenchymal stem cells that can stimulate angiogenesis and vasculogenesis, hair stem cells with potential hair regrowth. mGFs are biotechnological synthetic polypeptides in a topic solution that mimic the natural growth factors and that can stimulate anagen phase and control hair loss.

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Biography:

Hamid Reza Ahmadi Ashtiani has got a Ph.D. in Clinical Biochemistry from University of Tarbiyat Modarres, Iran. He also has got a diploma in Pharmacology. He is a faculty member of Pharmacy School of Iran’s Azad University, Pharmaceutical Sciences’ Unit. Also, he is a faculty member of Iran’s research center of Cosmetic and Sanitary Products.

Abstract:

One of the most important and highly infl uential factors in lacking vitality and fragility of hair is the aging of hair strands which occurs as a result of various factors such as overusing chemicals, air pollution and poor nutrition, though the factor that cosmetic industry researchers give full consideration is solar ultraviolet radiation. Scalp overexposure to solar ultraviolet radiation can lead to weathering, decrease in function of melanocytes and decrease in production of hair in scalp. Free radicals produced by this radiation destroy collagen tissue of the scalp. Hair follicles are surrounded by collagen which guarantees their stability and strength. If this is damaged, the hair strand will lose its stability. Ultraviolet radiation activates porphyrins produced by propionibacterium in pilosebaceous channel, and so leads to oxidative damage to scalp tissue and micro infl ammation in follicles; so hair structure’s health would be aff ected. Th ere are glucomannan that is a mannose rich polysaccharide and gibberellin that is a type of growth hormone in the compound of herbal extracts used in Cepigè ne anti hair loss shampoo’s compound (patent number 74078) which become connected to receptors of fi broblast growth factor of scalp and stimulate collagen synthesis. Also compounds like epigallocatechine-3-gallate, epigallocatechin, epicatechin, epicatechin-3-gallate hinder activation of MAPk (Mitogen-activated protein kinases) by ultraviolet radiation, ERK1/2 (extracellular-signal-regulated kinases) phosphorylation and attenuate function of nuclear transcription factors p53, c-Jun, c-fos, so they hinder negative eff ects of ultraviolet radiation. In this study, 20 men who were exposed to sunlight every day because of their job (these people did not use safety helmet), were experimented. On the fi rst day of experiment, clinical three-dimensional pictures were taken of subjects’ hair and becoming opaque and ascending of hair cuticle scales were clearly observable. Aft er using Cepigè ne shampoo for 3 weeks, pictures were taken of their hair again. Study of these clinical pictures showed a 70% improvement in the structure of hair shaft .

Amy Brodsky

The Derm, USA

Title: Video Demo: Using sculptra as a liquid face lift

Time : 11:15-12:05

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Biography:

Amy Brodsky is board certifi ed in dermatology and is a fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology. She graduated Phi Beta Kappa with a B.S. in Bioengineering from the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana. She earned a medical doctorate from the University of Chicago in 1998 where she was named to the Alpha Omega Alpha national honor society and graduated with highest honors. She completed her internship in Internal Medicine and her residency in Dermatology at the University of Chicago. She was awarded the Women´s Dermatologic Society fellowship for clinical trials on cosmeceuticals. She is a member of the Chicago Dermatologic Society, The Illinois State Medical Society, the American Medical Society, the Dermatology Foundation and the Women´s Dermatologic Society. She practices general adult and pediatric dermatology, and has an artistic approach to cosmetic dermatology.

Abstract:

Much progress has been made in the last decade in understanding of volume changes in all structural layers of the face. Poly- L-lactic acid (Sculptra) is a versatile injectable that helps to replace collagen that is lost with age. Th is reinforced collagen structure provides a foundation that gradually restores the look of fullness of your shallow to deep facial wrinkles and folds that has been depleted over time. Sculptra is diff erent than traditional wrinkle fi llers, because it gradually and subtly corrects these facial wrinkles. Th is can provide a refi ned, more youthful looking appearance that can last more than two years. Dr. Brodsky will discuss the changes in facial anatomy with age and show how Sculptra can provide a non-surgical approach to a liquid face lift .

  • Special Session: Cosmetic Practice & Marketing
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Chair

Landon Pryor

Transformations Plastic Surgery, USA

Session Introduction

Abdullah Bin Junaid

Jamia Hamdard, India

Title: Indian cosmeceutical market: A study of consumer preferences and consumption patterns

Time : 12:25-12:45

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The study was done to investigate various factors that are associated with the consumption behaviour of the consumers in the Indian market. Th is study also tries to fi nd out the new and emerging trends of the Indian cosmeceutical industry. Th e research fi rst sought to explore how diff erent variables infl uence the behaviour of the consumers regarding the usage of cosmeceutical product. Various factors such as self-esteem, the decision making process while purchasing the cosmeceutical products etc. were also studied in depth. However this study also tries to examine the various key determinants involved in the purchasing behaviour of consumers while purchasing their cosmeceutical product. Th e target sample was above 15 years. Th e sample size is 120 and the sampling method used is the quota sampling method. Th e study was conducted in six diff erent cities of India that are Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Lucknow, Jaipur and Patna. Among these six cities three are metro cities and the rest of the three are Tier - I cities. Delhi, Mumbai and Kolkata are the metro cities and luck now, Jaipur and Patna are the Tier - I cities. Th e instrument used to collect primary data is the questionnaire. Th e data is fi nally analysed through analytical soft ware named SPSS version 16. Th e various analytical tests used are Correlation, ANOVA, Post Hoc Tukey and Cross tabulation. Th e result of the study indicates that more of the young males were becoming aware of the cosmeceutical products. Th e result also shows that the brand, quality, price and availability are certain factors that infl uence consumer behaviour.

Break: Lunch Break 12:45-13:25 @ Athens
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Monique Ramsey, Founder of Cosmetic Social Media, has over 20 years in cosmetic surgery marketing. Monique earned the title of Certifi ed Relationship Marketing & Social Media Specialist after graduating in 2009 in the Mentor with Mari Social Media and Relationship Marketing Certifi cation Program. Monique has deep social media knowledge as well as a fl air for producing creative content. Combine this with her 20+ years of experience in plastic surgery marketing and administration, Monique has a depth of knowledge and experience diffi cult to match. Her work has earned her multiple awards for social media excellence, including the prestigious Bernays award

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Description: Web 3.0 is about the web getting smarter – taking all the data we’re currently producing and making logical connections with it. As the web adds intelligence and is able to understand context, it will deliver the user more relevant search results. Is your social and online marketing strategy helping you stay relevant in the eyes of the search engines? Th e old adage, “publish or perish” has been tweaked. Now, online content is the new publishing house and you need a steady stream of it to stay relevant. (And we’re not just talking a blog post here and there. Th at’s not enough anymore.) We’ll cover Web 3.0 basics and strategies you can incorporate right now to maximize visibility in this latest iteration of the web.As social media platforms seem to add features on (seemingly) an hourly basis, this course will also give a brief overview of the latest developments in the social media world and how they will impact your social media strategy. Objectives: Participants will learn what diff erentiates Web 3.0 from its previous versions and how to use social media and content marketing in a way that not only connects with existing patients, but also helps new patients fi nd you. Participants will also learn the latest developments on the various social media platforms and how to incorporate them to maximize web presence.

Geraldine Jain

Punarnawah Medical & Research Centre, India

Title: The cosmetic conversation

Time : 14:05-14:25

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Biography:

Geraldine Jain, the Director of Punarnawah Medical & Research Centre graduated & post-graduated from Karnataka. She did her Ph.D. from Trinity College, Lindon. She is trained extensively in cosmetic dermatology & dermatosurgery. She has developed herself as a pioneer in the field of cosmetic dermatology & lasers in Jaipur. Her main fields of interest are acne & aging skin. She is faculty at many workshops & conferences on cosmetic dermatology. She is also the founder-director of Aashray, an NGO for animal welfare. She worked relentlessly for the ban on animal experiments in institutions for 12 years. Govt. of India bought a ban on animal experiments in educational institutes in March 2012.

Abstract:

A cosmetic patient visit has specific nuances that a regular medical visit does not have. Many of the treatments given and issues addressed are for conditions that are not pathologic, but rather are normal physiologic phenomena. Therefore, the preoperative assessment is a crucial component in the selection & management of cosmetic patients. This talk will focus on understanding the patient’s concerns for aesthetic improvement & include other aspects like a thorough evaluation of the patient’s medical and psychosocial history, a detailed examination of the area of concern, discussion of potential interventions, photographic documentation, and informed consent.

Medha Joshi

Midwestern University, USA

Title: Lipid Nanoparticle technology for formulation of cosmetics

Time : 14:25-14:45

Biography:

Medha Joshi, Ph.D. in pharmaceutics form Institute of Chemical Technology, Mumbai, India. She has post doctoral experience for more than four years from Free University of Berlin, Germany and Utrecht University, The Netherlands. She has worked for Ocean Nanotech, AR for production and development of lipid based nanoparticle systems for diagnostics purpose. Currently she is Assistant Professor in the Pharmaceutical Sciences department at Midwestern University’s Chicago College of Pharmacy, IL. She has expertise in lipid based drug delivery systems including micro emulsions, liposome technology and targeted drug delivery. She holds intramural grants and a grant from Alzheimer’s disease foundation to support her research. Apart from research, she is the course director and instructor for pharmaceutics course of the Doctor of Pharmacy curriculum at Chicago College of Pharmacy. She has been the awarded for the best poster presentation couple of times at drug delivery symposiums and conferences. She is the reviewer of many international drug delivery journals. She holds more than 15 publications in top drug delivery international journals. She is the member of various drug delivery and pharmaceutical organizations and associations.

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Lipid nanoparticles with a solid matrix can be composed either from a solid lipid (SLN), or from a blend of a solid lipid with a liquid lipid (oil) (NLC). Both NLC and SLN have many features that are advantageous for dermal application. Th ey are colloidal carriers providing controlled release profi les for many substances. Th ey are composed of physiological and biodegradable lipids exhibiting low toxicity and low cytotoxicity, rendering them an excellent tolerability. Th e small size ensures a close contact to the stratum corneum and can increase the amount of drug penetrated into the skin. Due to the occlusive properties of lipid nanoparticles, an increased skin hydration eff ect is also possible. Furthermore, lipid nanoparticles are able to enhance the chemical stability of compounds sensitive to light, oxidation and hydrolysis. Nanostructured Lipid Carriers (NLC) encapsulating a ternary mixture of sunscreens viz. Parsol MCX, Uvinul T 150, Tinosorb S were formulated with the aim of enhancing the UV blocking effi cacy of the mixture. Th is NLC dispersion was evaluated for particle size analysis by photon correlation spectroscopy (PCS), and sunscreen effi cacy testing employing beta carotene solution in comparison to nanoemulsion. Results indicate enhanced UV blocking effi cacy compared to the conventional nanoemulsion formulation.