Aesthetic industry leaders Kian Karimi, MD of Rejuva Medical and Angela O’Mara and Giles Raine of The Professional Image, Inc., knocked it out of the park with the LA-MCA conference that attracted over 400 attendees and 40+ medical device companies who gathered at the Four Seasons Hotel for the most innovative and inspiring event.

Dr. Kian Karimi, Angela O’Mara and Giles Raine at LA-MCA 2019 in Los Angeles, CA

Joining up with Hollywood, a special Keynote Speech was delivered by entertainment industry veteran and icon Ted Gagliano, President of Post-Feature Production at Twentieth Century Fox, whose “Medicine and Movies! The Magic of Technology” presentation received a standing ovation as it covered decades of movie making magic, as well as the newest frontier in medicine – 3D imaging – showcasing revolutionary technology and 3D goggles developed my Magic Leap with the future enablement of brain mapping and other medical breakthroughs.

Ted Gagliano

Among the exciting and ground breaking techniques and technologies showcased at LA-MCA 2019, Ellevate™, a new procedure developed for lower face, jawline and neck rejuvenation was presented by Beverly Hills, CA plastic surgeon Gregory Mueller, MD. Dr. Mueller, whose lifelong work has gone into the refinement of the Ellevate™ technique which uses patented ICLED® light guidance, continued with a workshop and live training at his Beverly Hills practice. Steven F. Weiner, MD, of Santa Rosa Beach, FL presented his own unique combined approach to jawline enhancement using Fillers and RadioFrequency in what he calls his “Rejawvenation” technique and Shino Bay Aguilera, DO presented new uses for Sculptra that took the group by surprise.

“All in all, the LA-MCA 2019 meeting brought together leaders from across the country and around the world with a shared vision and dedication to providing the best in aesthetic education,” said Dr. Karimi Course Chairman and co-creator of LA-MCA. “I was proud that we were able to execute this four day program with multiple workshops, and off-site trainings from Beverly Hills down to USC School of Medicine with flawless precision.”

Other noted and well-received presentations were Facetite plus Morpheus 8 and Accutite from InMode, BBL Advanced Light Techniques from Sciton, Profound RF from Syneron-Candela, as well as special workshops showcasing advanced injection technique with a variety of products from Allergan, Galderma, Merz and Revanesse VERSA.

“Intertwining Hollywood elite and glamour with the LA-MCA makes perfect sense as much of our consumer ideals in beauty come from Hollywood actors and actresses,” stated Angela O’Mara, Program Director and co-creator of the LA-MCA along with Dr. Karimi. “Los Angeles is the world epi-center of plastic surgery and with the many breakthroughs in medical technology that were showcased at the LA-MCA 2019 it will continue to lead the world in medical aesthetics.”

A Full Program and list of speakers is available at www.cosmeticacademymeeting.org.

Multi-Specialty Cosmetic Academy (MCA), a California based aesthetic medical educational organization hosts the LA-MCA meeting and the 2019 program was comprised of over 65 leading physician speakers, 40 medical device companies, and  multiple training workshops, including two cadaver dissection workshops in Fillers & Injectables held at nearby Keck School of Medicine at USC (University of Southern California.) California is recognized worldwide as the scientific and educational center for aesthetic medicine, and with an ever increasing growth in demand for cosmetic procedures, LA-MCA brings leadership and advanced learning to medical professionals worldwide that can ultimately provide excellent patient results and safe outcomes overall as attendees are offered a wide variety of learning opportunities. MCA offers year-round learning, webinars, podcasts and events to its members at www.multispecialtycosmeticacademy.org. LA-MCA 2020 will be held March 26 – 29, 2020 at the Four Seasons Hotel on Doheny Drive in Los Angeles. Call 949.768.1522 for more information.


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