1st Edition

Cosmetic Bootcamp Primer Comprehensive Aesthetic Management

Edited By Kenneth Beer, Mary P. Lupo, Vic A. Narurkar Copyright 2011

    Minimally invasive aesthetic procedures continue to be popular with patients, so many medical practitioners who have not previously specialized in the field or practiced very widely are either turning to this area or expanding the range of treatments they currently offer. These practitioners require a basic primer to get them up to speed on the details of treatments, as well as expert tips on the idiosyncratic demands involved in running an aesthetic practice.

    The Cosmetic Bootcamp meetings began as a way for colleagues in dermatology, plastic surgery, ophthalmology, and otorhinolaryngology to teach each other in a collegial environment. The meetings are designed to provide physicians in these specialties a forum to exchange ideas, explore new technologies and techniques, and discuss ways to improve patient care. The focus is on advancing the science and outcomes using a multidisciplinary approach.

    Drawn from these meetings, Cosmetic Bootcamp Primer: Comprehensive Aesthetic Management presents a succinct but comprehensive textbook from a team with extensive experience in training newcomers to the field of aesthetic practice. The first part of the text details how a practice needs to be run for optimum impact and efficiency. Both new and seasoned practitioners will find much advice in this section for improving their daily office operation to help them compete effectively. The second section reviews the essentials of the clinical treatments. Each of the core aesthetic specialties are included, and chapters contain what the editors consider essential information as well as a few "pearls."

    The book is supplemented with downloadable resources to enable users to experience the flavor of the actual Cosmetic Bootcamp meetings. Future versions of this text will include internet-based interactions to foster further discussions. For those interested in a more direct interaction, please visit Cosmetic Boot Camp to see dates for upcoming meetings.

    Marketing and Management
    The Role of the Aesthetic Specialist; Kenneth Beer
    The Size And Scope of the Aesthetic Marketplace; Neil S. Sadick
    Aesthetic Marketplace Economics; Page S. Piland
    Photography for the Aesthetic Patient; Holly P. Smith
    Ergonomics for an Aesthetic Office; Steven K. Cordonnier
    Interviewing the Cosmetic Patient; Susan H. Weinkle and Harriet Lin Hall
    Red Flag Patients; Timothy Corcoran Flynn
    Internal Marketing; Amy Derick
    Financial Benchmarking for the Aesthetic Medical Practice; Page S. Piland
    Forms, Forms, Forms; Kenneth Beer
    Clinical Cosmetic Patient Care
    Skin Type Classification Systems; Wendy E. Roberts
    When Non-Invasive is Not Enough; Roxanne J. Guy
    Complications A-Z; Vince Bertucci
    Botulinum Toxins Type A; Andreas Boker and Fredric S. Brandt
    Botulinum Toxin in the Management of Focal Hyperhidrosis; Dee Anna Glaser
    One Syringe Wonder; Mary P. Lupo
    Hyaluronic Acid Fillers; Mary P. Lupo
    Calcium Hydroxylapatite Dermal Filler for Aesthetic Correction of Face and Hands; Roberta D. Sengelmann
    PLLA (Sculptra); Cheryl M. Burgess
    Permanent Fillers; Derek Jones
    Liposuction My Way; Patricia Wexler
    Chemical Peeling; Sue Ellen Cox
    Aesthetic Considerations in Facial Enhancement; Julius Few
    Periorbital Rejuvenation Utilizing Blepharoplasty and Adjunctive Surgical Techniques; Craig N. Czyz, Brian S. Biesman, and Jill A. Foster
    Breast Augmentation; Clark F. Schierle and Laurie A. Cases
    Surgical Rejuvenation of the Neck; Anthony P. Sclafani, E. Ashlie Darr, and Ameet Kamat
    Intense Pulsed Light; Andreas Boker, David H. Ciocon, and David J. Goldberg
    Fat Melting Devices; Kimberly Finder
    Ablative Fractional Laser Resurfacing; Vic A. Narurkar
    Non-Ablative Devices; Vic A. Narurkar
    Cosmeceuticals; Jeanine Downie
    Diverse Populations in Aesthetics; Ava Shamban
    Diverse Populations in Aesthetics; Toral Patel and Murad Alam
    Diverse Populations in Aesthetics; Ava Shamban


    Kenneth Beer, Mary P. Lupo, Vic A. Narurkar