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Our very own Dr. Sylvia shared her expertise and delivered three talks on
innovative topics about facial aesthetics at the Aesthetic Medicine World
Congress (AMWC) Asia & Taiwan Dermatology Aesthetic Conference (TDAC) on
the 25th and 26th of May. 

AWMC Asia returned to Taipei for the 6th
edition with a focus on evidence-based research. Dr. Sylvia was one of the
industry experts invited to share her knowledge and provide valuable insights
into the use of neurotoxin in treating the masseter muscles, skin rejuvenation
using microneedling, and the use of skin boosters in improving skin quality
and treatment results. 

Below is a brief rundown of Dr. Sylvia’s talks at the conference.

Starting from Evidence: Masseter Muscle Prominence

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AMWC Taiwan Talk_Masseter Dr. sylvia

Sponsored by Allergan Aesthetics, this talk highlighted the versatility of
OnabotulinumtoxinA for treating the masseter muscles. Dr. Sylvia’s
presentation explored the benefits of this approach, which not only provides
aesthetic enhancements but also relief from functional issues. She explained
that OnabotulinumtoxinA can effectively address teeth grinding (bruxism)

  • relaxing overactive masseter muscles
  • reducing the force of clenching and grinding to protect teeth 
  • alleviating pain

She also discussed how OnabotulinumtoxinA injections can:

  • release tension in the masseter muscle
  • be an effective part of treating Temporomandibular Joint Disorders
  • be utilized to create a more slender and V-shaped lower face by carefully
    reducing the bulk of the masseter muscles

Enhancing Skin Quality with Microneedling Therapy

Presented in collaboration with DermapenWorld, this medical affair symposium
focused on the potential of microneedling for comprehensive skin
revitalization. Dr. Sylvia discussed how collagen induction therapies,
particularly with US FDA-cleared Dermapen 4 can stimulate collagen synthesis
and refine both skin tone and texture. 

This minimally invasive technique utilizes fine needles to create controlled
micro-injuries in the skin, triggering a cascade of natural healing responses.
By strategically targeting multiple skin layers, microneedling offers a
customizable approach to address a wide range of aesthetic concerns:

  • Epidermal enhancement
  • Dermal remodeling
  • Scar treatment
  • Pigmentation balancing

Dr. Sylvia also highlighted the safety and efficacy of the US FDA-cleared
Dermapen device. Its engineering and customizable needle depths help deliver
results tailored to each patient’s skin needs.

The VYC-12 Effect: Enhancing Skin Quality and Boosting Treatment Results of
Energy-Based Devices

Also sponsored by Allergan Aesthetics, Dr. Sylvia’s The VYC-12 Effect talk
explored and revealed the results of combining VYC-12 (a hyaluronic acid
treatment) with energy-based devices to enhance skin quality and treatment
outcomes. VYC-12, which is the only US FDA-cleared skin booster, delivers deep
hydration for a radiant complexion and stimulates collagen production for
improved skin quality.

AMWC Taiwan Talk_Masseter Dr.Sylvia

Lasers and IPL are superficial treatments for improving the top layers of
skin for a brighter, smoother appearance. Fillers and MFU-V, meanwhile, are
deeper treatments that address the underlying structure of the face, defining
contours and tightening the skin. VYC-12 is the missing link in having
rejuvenated skin that looks smoother, firmer, and more radiant.

About AMWC Asia-TDAC 2024

Aesthetic Medicine World Congress & Taiwan Dermatology Aesthetic
Conference (AMWC Asia-TDAC) is a scientific event series that focuses on
aesthetics and anti-aging medicine. Held from 24 to 26 May 2024, it brought
together experts from Taiwan, Asia, and the rest of the world, providing an
ideal platform to share knowledge and expertise.
AMWC Asia is designed to help aesthetic practitioners excel in their craft
and boost their practice. Every session (including hands-on sessions and live
demonstrations) at the conference was delivered by medical experts from
different parts of the world. The event featured evidence-based research, new
products, and emerging trends designed to empower attendees through knowledge
and elevate their skillset.

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