The objectives of this roundtable were to assemble thought leaders in the field of aesthetic medicine to discuss Best Practices for safe and effective pre- and post- procedural care when using energy-based devices for rejuvenation procedures and to determine how these practices have changed in recent years. Notably, pretreatment conditioning has become an important new aspect of treatment for all participants. Not surprisingly, product selection for use in post-procedure skincare is challenging because the skin is in a highly vulnerable state. At the outset, several participants commented on how and why they made the decision to add the Alastin Skincare® line of skin products to their protocols before and after procedures.
Dr. Tanzi: “I wouldn't say I was an especially early adopter of Alastin. I've probably been using it for about a year or two. But much of my impetus for adoption was driven by patients who really liked the products. I was always very skeptical of elaborate pre- and post-operative care regimens, but in this case it was patient-driven. I've been very pleased with the positive feedback from patients.”
Dr. Saedi: “I've been using Alastin for the past 2 years as a pretreatment and post-treatment regimen for my non-ablative and ablative patients, but I have also adopted it for other rejuvenation treatments, such as injectables.”
Dr. Karimi: “I have been a user of Alastin for at least the last couple of years. We use it mostly for our combination non-ablative, ablative laser with the Halo, which is really how I learned about Alastin, but I have also been using the products now for ablative laser resurfacing.”
Dr. Kilmer: “I started using Alastin Skincare mainly in an effort to decrease inflammation. Basically, enhance healing and enhance efficacy by adding in this topical skincare regimen. So, I think we were early adopters as well. And, as will come out later, I'm fully against anything that can cause problems when I'm doing a very big deal procedure, and I love when things are working well to enhance any procedure.”
Summary: All roundtable participants have been using the Alastin line of skincare products in their practice as a pre- and post-procedure treatment for a year or more and are pleased with the enhanced results.