Facial Ultrasound in Aesthetic Medicine



Authors: Hugues Cartier, Alessio Redaelli, Peter Velthuis

Coauthors: Arlette John, Desyatnikova Stella, Garson Sebastien, Gonzalez Diaz Claudia Patricia, Kasemnet Chantawat, Kim Hee Jin, Kim Ji Soo, Koulouri Angeliki, Yi Kyu-Ho, Lee Hyung-Jin, Romanowska Natallia, Rzany Berthold, Saromitzkaya Alona, Schelke Leonie, Weiner Steven

256 pages full color
Size: 21x28cm
Published: January 2024

SKU: ISBN 9791280318244 Categories: , , , , , Tag: Editor:

I was really happy and honored when the Authors of this book on Ultrasounds in Aesthetic medicine asked me to prepare a preface to present it to the readers. Hugues Cartier, Peter Velthuis and Alessio Redaelli are good friends and I have known them for a long time, and their commitment to science and safety in our specialty. Their expertise in the injectables segment is incorporated into this new chapter, which is developing and becoming a fundamental aspect of our practice. This book, "Facial Ultrasound in Aesthetic Medicine: Basic Principles and Clinical Practice", embarks on a new chapter in plastic surgery and aesthetic dermatology, which is gradually being built: ultrasonography. This preface is your gateway to a comprehensive guide that delves into the remarkable potential of ultrasound echography as a modern and reliable tool for facial and body injections. We will explore the principles and science behind this technology, dissect its applications, and showcase the expertise of pioneering practitioners who have harnessed its capabilities to craft the most natural and pleasing outcomes. With the increase in malpractice and legal issues, it is increasingly important for HCPs to find a stable solution to prevent complications. There are many safety measures and tools to reduce the risk, including better knowledge of anatomy, a slow injection technique, aspirating before injection, and the “intelligent needle”, with alarm. However, the most efficient and safe tool that prevents the risk, is ultrasonography guidance. In recent years, many congresses, training courses, articles, and books have pointed out the importance of ultrasound-guided injection training and have incorporated ultrasonography injection as a critical topic in their programs.It is my hope that this new book, after remarkable books like those by Ximena Worsman and Hee Jin Kim will inspire, educate, and guide all readers on this exciting journey into the captivating world of ultrasound echography guidance in our profession, both in daily activities, with more precision in our injections, and just like in an emergency context. The field of these applications in medicine and cosmetic surgery is just beginning. My vision is that each of our injections will have to be documented by ultrasound before, during and after. This increasingly rapid practice will likely be recommended or even required on a legal level, hence the importance of this book.

Benjamin Ascher, MD
Plastic Surgeon Board Certified, Lecturer & Clinical Assistant, Paris Academy,
IMCAS Honorary President & Founder,
THINKIN Medical Director


Hugues Cartier MD

Dermatologist, phlebologist and derm laserist at the Clinic Saint-Jean, Arras, France. He is also the chief of wound care in the dermatology department of Arras Hospital. He is the global course scientific director of IMCAS congresses with Sebastien Garson ( plastic surgeon). He is the vice president of the Société Française de Médecine Esthétique and past president of the Société Francaise des Lasers en Dermatologie. He is also the course coordinator of the Société Belge de Médecine Esthétique. He has been a member of EADV for more than 20 years and is on the board of the EADV task force for Tatoo. He is the author and co-author of several peer review papers and for edition: Les lasers en dermatologie 2017; Couperose & erythrose; rejuvenation, LED en dermatologie (Noe C.), chapt IPL / cosmetic medicine & surgery; dermatologie esthétique 2020 Expert phase II, III/ clinical studies fillers, toxin, laser, and wound healing.

Prof. Alessio Redaelli

He lives and works in Milan. He is scientific director of Medical Aesthetic and chairman of IPAM Congress and Masterclass. He has published many books in the field of aesthetic medicine and more than 35 scientific articles in the field of aesthetic medicine and phlebology. KOL for Ipsen company. Visiting Professor at the Genoa University, Master in Aesthetic medicine. Teacher in Iapem and Aims Italian schools. He is chairman and scientific director of International Congress IPAM. He is an active member of the International Academy of Aesthetic Dermatology. He is chairman and KOL at the majority of the most important international congresses.

Peter Velthuis MD

Almost his entire working life as a dermatologist, Dr Peter Velthuis has devoted himself to the practice and science of cosmetic medicine. He founded his ‘Velthuis Kliniek’ in the Netherlands in 1995. After retiring he picked up scientific work in 2016 at Erasmus Medical Center Rotterdam, where he leads the section of cosmetic dermatology. Dr. Velthuis has co-founded the Dutch Society for Cosmetic Dermatology. He is currently president of ESCAD (European Society for Cosmetic and Aesthetic Dermatology). Together with Dr. Schelke, he is a co-founder and shareholder of Cutaneous.