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Recognizing Masters of the Craft

Recognizing Masters of the Craft
The Aesthetic Awards celebrate the very best of aesthetic medicine, highlighting the achievements of practitioners, professionals and product manufacturers in areas such as surgical and nonsurgical treatments, practice management and industry innovation.

The Aesthetic Awards celebrate the very best of aesthetic medicine, highlighting the achievements of practitioners, professionals and product manufacturers in areas such as surgical and nonsurgical treatments, practice management and industry innovation. This year, attendees at The Aesthetic Show (TAS) were invited to The Aesthetic Awards Gala on July 9th, at the Cristal Ballroom of the Wynn Resort, where Shino Bay Aguilera, DO, Gideon Kwok, DO, and Lori Robertson, MSN, FNP-C, hosted an evening of elegance, charity and accolades. The event kicked off with dinner and cocktails, followed by the announcement of three Aesthetic Awards: Best Overall Patient Enhancement, Best Aesthetic Practice and Lifetime Achievement, and concluded in a celebratory party with live music and dancing. A portion of the event’s proceeds went to myFace, a non-profit organization dedicated helping children and adults with craniofacial conditions. Attendees also had the opportunity to vote on finalists in the remaining treatment and industry categories, the results of which have been kept a surprise – until now. Congratulations to this year’s winners!

Recognizing Masters of the Craft

 

Best Nonsurgical Facial Rejuvenation Enhancement

Shaun Spanos, RN, MSN

Owner

Shaun Charles Med Spa

Wakefield, MA

Best Nonsurgical Facial Rejuvenation Enhancement

Facial rejuvenation enhancement was achieved with the following:

  • One treatment to the face and neck with NeoGen PSR at 2.8 J

 

Best Surgical Facial Rejuvenation Enhancement

Sheila Barbarino, MD

Oculoplastic & Cosmetic Surgeon

Barbarino Surgical Arts

El Segundo, CA and Austin, TX

 

Best Surgical Facial Rejuvenation Enhancement

Surgical facial rejuvenation enhancement was achieved with the following treatments:

  • Upper blepharoplasty
  • Lip lift
  • Full facelift
  • Fat transfer

 

Best Nonsurgical Body Shaping Enhancement

Paul Hester, MD

Aesthetic Physician

Be Medispa

Lexington, KY

Best Nonsurgical Body Shaping Enhancement

Nonsurgical body shaping enhancement was achieved with the following:

  • One treatment to the abdomen with BodyTite (InMode) after numbing with tumescent local anesthesia

 

Best Surgical Body Shaping Enhancement

Jitendra Singh, MD

Plastic Surgeon

Sono Bello

Lake Success, NY

Surgical body shaping enhancement was achieved with the following treatments:
  • All treatment areas received a tumescent solution via various entry points after application of 1% lidocaine with epinephrine
  • After 30 minutes, fat was extracted with the MicroAire Power-Assisted Liposuction System using a range of aspiration cannulas (3–5 mm)
  • Laser was applied subcutaneously to all treated areas

 

Best Botched Patient Revision

Gary Motykie, MD

Plastic Surgeon

Beverly Hills, CA

Best Botched Patient Revision

51-year-old female presented with prior removal and replacement of breast implants with simultaneous full mastopexy, which resulted in partial right breast areolar necrosis and complete left breast nipple areolar complex necrosis, as well as partial skin flap loss.

Correction was achieved with the following treatment:

  • Staged debridement and delayed breast reconstruction with removal and replacement of breast implants
  • Mastopexy scar revision
  • Local skin flap rotation
  • Bilateral nipple areolar complex reconstruction

 

Best Overall Patient Enhancement

Mario Imola, MD

Facial Plastic Surgeon

Colorado Facial Plastic Surgery

Englewood, CO

65-year-old female presented with severe lower face chin deficiency and advanced cervicofacial aging at all three levels of the face and neck. Enhancement was achieved in three stages over three months:

Stage one:

  • Chin augmentation using MEDPOR (Stryker) high-density porous polyethylene implant with 12 mm of projection
  • Cervical liposuction
  • Midface lift
  • Bilateral extended deep plane face and neck lift

Stage two:

  • Upper and lower blepharoplasty
  • A total of 30 cc of fat processed using the Puregraft fat grafting system (Suneva Medical) and injected to the periorbital, malar and perioral regions

Stage three:

  • One IPL treatment with M22 (Lumenis)
  • Two RF microneedling treatments with Morpheus8 (InMode)

 

Best Aesthetic Practice Award

Elite Medical Skin and Laser Center

Spring, TX

Best Aesthetic Practice Award

For 14 years, Elite Medical Skin and Laser Center has worked to transform patients into the most confident versions of themselves. To further the practice’s development in aesthetic medicine, they provide high-quality cosmetic laser skincare services with a focus on patient satisfaction.

 

Lifetime Achievement

Francis Acunzo

CEO

Acara Partners

Branford, CT

Lifetime Achievement

Francis Acunzo, and his wife, Colleen, have been recognized as founders of the medical spa movement in the U.S., launching the first medspa through a merger of their Boston-based spa and Candela Laser Corporation in 1996.

In 1999, with a vision to create the industry’s first consolidation of day spas, Francis acquired 24 of the top performing spas in the U.S. Five years later, he launched Acara Partners, which went on to become the first full-service business consulting, marketing and digital agency focused on the aesthetic industry.

As CEO of Acara Partners, Francis has supported the launch of over 170 medical spas and has worked with more than 350 aesthetic practices throughout the country. He is the chief medspa officer of Princeton Medspa Partners and holds a seat on MedEsthetics Editorial Advisory Board. Francis received a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Providence College, is published in multiple trade publications and often shares his expertise by speaking at industry events.

 

Best In Industry - Technology Innovation

AviClear

Cutera

Brisbane, CA

Best In Industry Technology Innovation 

Best In Industry Technology Innovation

AviClear is the first and only FDA-cleared energy-based laser for the treatment of acne in all skin types. The device uses laser light energy to target and suppress sebaceous glands, reducing both existing acne and future breakouts. The treatment protocol consists of three 30-minute sessions spaced one month apart.

 

 

Best In Industry - Nonsurgical Innovation

SkinPen

Crown Aesthetics

Dallas, TX

Best In Industry Nonsurgical Innovation

Best In Industry Nonsurgical Innovation

SkinPen Precision is the first and only FDA cleared microneedling device with indications for both the face and neck. It is clinically proven to treat facial acne scars safely and effectively for ages 22 and up, and can treat wrinkles on the neck with a depth of up to 2.5 mm.

 

Best in Industry - Best Practice Management Company

Acara Partners

Branford, CT

Best in Industry - Best Practice Management Company

Founded by Francis and Colleen Acunzo, Acara Partners is a leading management consulting company dedicated to serving physicians, nurse practitioners and business owners seeking to develop their own aesthetic practice. Since 2004, Acara’s team has worked to launch, grow and promote hundreds of aesthetic practices and more than 170 medspas. Acara’s 99% success rate has positioned them as one of the top consultant groups in the aesthetic industry.

 

 

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