Dr. Alex had the pleasure of attending THE Aesthetic Show 2017 from July 7 through July 9 at the Wynn hotel and resort in Las Vegas, NV. THE Aesthetic Show is an annual event where doctors and their staff convene to learn about everything new in the field of aesthetic medicine. There are many talks by worldwide leaders in the field and exhibits by many companies. This was the seventh consecutive year Dr. Alexattended this event and it was worthwhile as always. Specifically, Dr. Alex learned new techniques for injecting various fillers. One such filler is Sculptra, also known as poly L lactic acid. Sculptra is what is called a biostimulator because it stimulates the body to produce collagen. One of the new and exciting areas Sculptra is used is on the buttocks for augmentation. It can provide projection and lift of the buttocks, which is a common concern for many women. Dr. Alex also learned about the Aerolase laser, a device that can be used to address acne as well as other concerns. Dr. Alex also enjoyed filming multiple videos. One video was with Incredible Marketing, where Dr. Alexdiscussed a variety of topics ranging from cosmetic treatments to marketing to other fun topics. Dr. Alex also met with the representatives from Real Self. Real Self is an online community where people can learn about cosmetic treatments, ask questions that are answered directly by doctors, share their experiences, and view before and after photographs and videos. This was the first time Real Self was an exhibitor at THE Aesthetic Show and Dr. Alex has been contributing to the Real Self community for approximately one year now. He has answered thousands of questions on Real Self, including over 1,000 about Botox alone, and uploaded over 100 before and after photographs and over 100 videos. Dr. Alex filmed two videos with Real Self, one discussing A E Skin and another discussing the fractional CO2 laser resurfacing treatment. Dr. Alex had opportunities to meet with friends such as the doctor who taught Dr. Alex about IPL treatments Dr. Patrick Bitter, Jr. of Los Gatos, CA, his friend and colleague Dr. Monica Bonakdar of the Bonakdar Institute in Corona del Mar, CA, Dr. Martin Braun of Vancouver Laser in Vancouver, BC, dermatologist to the stars Dr. Jason Emer from Beverly Hills, CA, his good friend world renown cosmetic dermatologist Dr. Michael Gold of Gold Skin Care in Nashville, TN, Dr. Tahl Humes of Vitahl Medical Aesthetics in Denver, CO, his friend Dr. Sheila Nazarian of Nazarian Plastic Surgery in Beverly Hills, Dr. Andrew Ordon of The Doctors, his friend Dr. Anil Rajani from Rajani MD in Portland, OR, his friend and colleague Dr. Alexander Rivkin of Westside Aesthetics, laser and cosmetic dermatology expert Dr. Vic Ross from San Diego, CA, consultants Jay and Mara Shorr of Shorr Solutions, and world renown dermatologist Dr. Phil Werschler of Werschler Aesthetics and Spokane Dermatology in Spokane, WA. THE Aesthetic Awards was another fantastic event organized by conference director Michael Moretti. This year Dr. Alex got away from the Wynn on Friday night to attend his patient Kendra Wilkinson’s show Sex Tips for Straight Women from a Gay Man at the Paris Hotel. It was a fantastic and hilarious show which is definitely recommended. As always Dr. Alex had a great time at THE Aesthetic Show and looks forward to THE Aesthetic Academy in the fall.