Anti-Aging: Latest Science and Techniques

New York, NY (May 12, 2004) — Newest advances in anti-aging medicine; genetic theories and the demographics of aging; hormonal therapy; and the role of optimized nutrition are among the aspects of age management to be featured in the symposium Rejuvenation Medicine: Take Charge of Aging, May 21-23 at New York’s Hilton Hotel. Rejuvenation Medicine: Take Charge of Aging is being jointly presented by the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) and the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS).

“It’s easy to dismiss anti-aging research as ‘fringe’ or unsupported by solid science,” says ASPS President Rod Rohrich, MD. “And no doubt many things that sound exciting today may not even be on the radar tomorrow. In order to best serve their patients, however, plastic surgeons need to follow the ongoing research in this field.”

In his presentation, Symposium Program Chair Brian Kinney, MD, will explore the newest advances in rejuvenation science, stressing the reduction of health-risk factors in what he prefers to call “quality of life medicine.” As Dr. Kinney explains it, “Anti-aging is ‘for real.’ We can’t stop the aging process, but we can definitely slow it down.”

Highlights of the symposium include:

  • Newest Advances in Anti-aging Medicine. What works, what might work, and what doesn’t work. [Brian Kinney, MD]
  • How to Evaluate and Care for Your Patient’s Skin: Intensive Peels and Postoperative Therapy, Phenol and TCA. [Jeffrey Kenkel, MD]
  • Botox and Perioperative Techniques. The role of nonsurgical facial rejuvenation techniques in cosmetic surgery. Fillers/injectables, ablative and non-ablative laser technology. [Alan Matarasso, MD]
  • Lasers, Pulsed Light and Peels. Which one and when? [Barry DiBernardo, MD]
  • Ongoing Results With the Erbium Laser & a CO2 Retrospective. [Lawrence Bass, MD]
  • Thermage and Maintenance Therapy of the Skin. [Charles Hughes, MD]
  • Testosterone and Adrenal Androgens in Men; Estrogen and Progesterone Replacement in Women. [Julio Garcia, MD]

By 2025, 25 percent of Americans will be older than 65, and individuals older than 85 are the most rapidly growing segment of the population. Symposium Program Co-Chair James Carraway, MD, points out, “Plastic surgeons are interested not only in helping patients look better, but also helping them feel better.”

ASAPS President Peter Fodor, MD, agrees: “ASAPS is dedicated to expanding plastic surgeons’ knowledge about all aspects of rejuvenation science, and we are pleased to be joining forces with ASPS in this effort to separate the valid from the ‘junk’ science that is currently available. Nonsurgical interventions are not meant to take the place of aesthetic surgery,” he continues, “but they complement and enhance an overall strategy for improving patients’ quality of life.”

All presenters are available for interviews. Contact Adeena Colbert or Heather Mantione at 212.921.0500.

The 2,200 member American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) is the only plastic surgery organization devoted entirely to the advancement of cosmetic surgery. ASAPS is recognized throughout the world as the authoritative source for cosmetic surgery education. Web site: With nearly 5,000 members, the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) is the largest organization of board-certified plastic surgeons in the world. Web site: Members of both ASAPS and ASPS are certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery or the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. ASAPS and ASPS jointly sponsor symposia on cosmetic plastic surgery topics each year as part of each organization’s mission to support its members through continuing education.


The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS), is recognized as the world's leading organization devoted entirely to aesthetic plastic surgery and cosmetic medicine of the face and body. ASAPS is comprised of over 2,600 Plastic Surgeons; Active Members are certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery (USA) or by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and have extensive training in the complete spectrum of surgical and nonsurgical aesthetic procedures. International Active Members are certified by equivalent boards of their respective countries. All members worldwide adhere to a strict Code of Ethics and must meet stringent membership requirements.


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