Unmasking patient cosmetic concerns

Live demonstrations addressed facial anatomy and aesthetic options.

An older woman is smiling as a dermatologist prepares to give her a cosmetic treatment.

The 2024 AAD Annual Meeting hosted two Live Demonstrations in San Diego. The live, interactive sessions featured multiple California dermatologists who assessed aging face rejuvenation and made treatment recommendations in the upper- and mid-face, peri-oral area, jaw line, neck, and select non-facial areas. Discussion included treatment augmentation with dermal fillers, treatment of submental fullness, and optimal use of neuromodulators.

Professional headshot of dermatologist Seth L. Matarasso, MD, FAAD.Seth L. Matarasso, MD, FAADSeth L. Matarasso, MD, FAAD, clinical professor of dermatology at the University of California San Francisco was among the presenters at both March 8 sessions, C002 – Live Demonstration: The State of the Art of Aesthetic Dermatology and C004 – Live Demonstration: Soft Tissue Augmentation and Neuromodulators – Simultaneous Cadaver Prosection and Live Patient Injections.

“There’s no one size fits all. You must individualize what is appropriate for the patient, respecting their age, ethnicity, gender, and what bothers them,” Dr. Matarasso said. “We should also know the science and the facial anatomy before doing anything.”

Here is a look at some of the patient assessments featured at the two Live Demonstration sessions.

A group of female dermatologists assess a woman's face for cosmetic purposes.

Several dermatologists are assessing the cosmetic needs of several patients on a stage and the video appears on a big screen.

Multiple male and female dermatologists assess cosmetic needs on the face of a Black woman.

A dermatologist assesses a Black woman's face for cosmetic reasons.

A dermatologist injects botox near an older woman's lips.

Two dermatologists are injecting botox into an older woman's jowl area.