On April 29-30, Wigmore Medical hosted the latest Wigmore presents event at the Royal College of Physicians in London.
The event welcomed more than 350 delegates and 55 speakers to enjoy various content streams, with 14 CPD points on offer in total. A variety of content was discussed by dozens of the UK’s top aesthetic practitioners, plus some from further afield. Here are four key topics discussed on the agenda:
- Dr Zein Obagi’s approach to skin health was the star feature of the event. The US
board-certified dermatologist and founder of ZO Skin Health spoke on both
days, first offering an A to Z of skin diagnostics and treatment
approaches, before taking a closer look at the endless possibilities that
skincare holds in treating a variety of concerns. Dr Obagi shared that his key to successful skin transformations is to take a proactive approach to tackling chronic inflammation first, inducing acute inflammation for four to six weeks before creating a tailored regime for specific skin complaints.
- Innovative use of filler was
explored on both days, with practitioners including Dr Emma and Simon
Ravichandran, Dr Vincent Wong, Dr Raj Thethi and Dr Mayoni Gooneratne
discussing uncommon treatment areas like the earlobes, ‘cankles’, knees
- A toxin review with Dr Shirin Lakhani,
Dr Tapan Patel, Dr David Eccleston, Dr Simon Ravichandran and Professor
Syed Haq offered a chance to compare some of the biggest toxins on the
market. Alluzience, Bocouture, Letybo and Nuceiva were discussed, and
questions were raised such as new toxin indications like oily skin,
erythema and rosacea.
- Regenerative medicine was
spotlighted, with Professor Haq and Mr Ali Ghanem leading the session
exploring exosomes, plant-based stem cells, growth factors, platelet-rich
plasma and more in aesthetics. The symposium provided an overview of
current research on regenerative methods, and addressed the potential
efficacy of such treatments in aesthetics.
Raffi Eghiayan, product development and marketing director of Wigmore Medical, reflected, “In 2022, we launched Wigmore Presents to test the water and see if there was appetite in the industry to go back to a smaller boutique conference, and 2023 showed us that there is. We hosted an excellent agenda across the two days, covering all aspects of aesthetics, with some new faces and old friends headlining and showcasing their skills.”