The first weekend of November saw the return of the National Laser And Cosmetic Medicine Conference, this year celebrating its 14th year at Brisbane’s Sofitel. The sunny two-day event saw the congregation of the cosmetic medicine industry’s finest, from plastic surgeons and registered nurses to clinic owners, keen to learn what’s new in trends, procedures and devices. The annual conference aims to provide medical professionals and cosmetic technicians with the knowledge and skills to keep them up to date with this every-growing, fast paced area of medicine.
The ballrooms played host to 9 to 5 education sessions across both days, with a broad range of topics hosted by leaders in their fields in addition to panel discussions and Q&A sessions. Guests listened to topics covering everything from business to techniques, as well as engaging workshops and device demonstrations.
Highlights included an in-depth photobiology, tissue science and laser selection session with Professor Laurence Walsh, an interactive Complications & Protocols workshop including live audience feedback with Professor Greg Goodman, and Kate Gillman’s instructive session on legal dos and don’ts; including online reviews and third party payment providers – just to name a few!
Other topics covered over the weekend ranged across facial anatomy, thread lifts, localised fat reduction and transfer, PRP, ultherapy, blepharoplasty, liposculpture and hyperpigmentation.
The exhibition hall showcased some crowd favourites and some totally new brands and devices. BLOC Cosmetics were thrilled to be launching their brand new skincare and post-procedure makeup ranges, developed by Australian Dermatologist Dr Michael Freeman. Cutera have been hard at work launching their innovative new trueSculpt iD technology around the globe, generating plenty of excitement on the LCMC floor. Cryomed engaged attendees with a live demonstration of their latest, Ultraforma III, and HarpMed were excited to introduce attendees to their unique ENDYMED Intensif RF Microneedling device; boasting an exclusive 5mm depth capacity.
Other event sponsors and exhibitors included Cynosure, DermoCosmetica, Galderma, High Tech laser Australia, Lumenis, Merz Aesthetics, Sciton, Syneron Candela, KOSmedical, and Innovative Medical Technologies.
Attendees were treated to a conference dinner party at the closing of Day 1 at Stokehouse Q, complete with breathtaking views of the Brisbane River.
The LCMC will return in 2019 – for dates and city location, keep an eye out on DC Conferences – or on SPA+CLINIC’s new events and education calendar!