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KOIN Network

Knowledge, Opinion, Innovation Network

The Goals

The goal of KOIN is to bring together the most trusted plastic surgeons, dermatologists and aesthetics practitioners to provide input to the company’s new product and experience offerings, to participate in clinical studies and to educate other physicians on best practices with Aesthetics Biomedical’s devices and experience products.

“As a leader in innovation, we value the input and expertise of the experienced physicians working with patients on a daily basis.

We have carefully selected our team of influencers to be part of KOIN, and we are honored to have several highly respected physicians as partners for the future,” says MaryAnn Guerra, CEO of Aesthetics Biomedical

KOIN members will additionally represent Aesthetics Biomedical at industry events and workshops, speak at tradeshows and conferences, write scientific papers and participate in clinical trials. They are available to talk with potential clients of ABM to answer questions about their experiences with ABM devices and products.

To date, ten members have been named to KOIN and the advisory group will likely grow to approximately 15 members.

Aesthetics Biomedical, Inc. is the aesthetic innovation company headquartered in Phoenix, Ariz., uniquely offering procedure and product enhancement, development, clinical indication, expansion, application optimization, FDA clearance expertise and worldwide distribution. Aesthetics Biomedical’s innovation center is a leader in breakthrough technologies and multiple source combination therapies for its clients, physician network and the aesthetic arena.

KOIN Members

David Vasily, MD, FAAD

Dr. David B. Vasily, M.D., FAAD, was born in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, and received a Bachelor of Science in Biology degree, with honors from Moravian College, magna cum laude. He obtained his medical degree from S.U.N.Y at Buffalo School of Medicine. Following his internship at Allentown Hospital, he completed a dermatology residency at Geisinger Medical Center in Danville, Pennsylvania. Dr. Vasily is board certified by the American Board of Dermatology and a Fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology. He is a well- known dermatologist, who has also served as founder and president of Lehigh Valley Dermatology Associates, Ltd. since its inception more than 30 years ago.

At Aesthetica, Dr. Vasily has trained physicians from all over the United States, and the world, in the use of various laser surgical techniques. He is actively engaged in the research and development behind many laser and light source devices on the market today that are utilized by other physicians. He has developed and patented a device that reads human skin color, thus allowing for safer dosimetry and fewer complications from laser procedures. He is a sought after lecturer, published author and speaker in the field of cosmetic laser surgery.

Dr. Vasily believes firmly that as a board certified specialist in dermatology, he is uniquely qualified to see, evaluate and treat not only skin diseases but cosmetic problems related to the skin and, most importantly, any complications or difficulties that may arise from such treatments. This belief is validated by the fact that Aesthetica serves as a referral center for his own colleagues.

“I believe in The Vivace®! This is probably one of the most remarkable devices I’ve seen come along and truly energize our practice in the past 25 years. Without a doubt, it is the most comfortable client experience, with minimal or no downtime, and it has tremendous flexibility to make it fit it into practices easily,” says Dr. Vasily.

Monica Bonakdar, MD

Dr. Bonakdar heads up and owns Bonakdar Institute in Orange County, and has been in private practice in Newport Beach, California since 2000. She has dedicated her entire practice to transforming her patients into younger and more self-confident versions of themselves with nonsurgical cosmetic dermatology solutions such as Botox Cosmetic, fillers, lasers and cosmeceutical skincare.

An Orange County native, Dr. Bonakdar proudly attended University of California, Irvine for her Biological Sciences Bachelor of Science degree and University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine for her Medical Doctorate degree, graduating with Cum Laude and Phi Beta Kappa Honors. Dr. Bonakdar then completed her internship and residency training at University of California, Los Angeles.

Returning to Orange County, Dr. Bonakdar established Bonakdar Institute to provide Newport Beach and neighboring Orange County communities with new and safe cutting-edge nonsurgical cosmetic treatments for looking natural, youthful, and beautiful. This approach to treatment aligns perfectly with Aesthetics Biomedical’s mission to have the most effective, non-invasive technologies to fight aging. She continues to be an early adopter of new and safe cutting-edge technologies in the ever-evolving world of for cosmetic medicine.

“I’ve chosen to partner with ABM because I believe in what they are doing. Currently the aesthetics industry and aesthetically oriented patients understand that ageless beauty is not a one-time destination but an ongoing journey, requiring repeat, interval treatments to achieve and maintain results. Patients demand results-oriented treatments that are comfortable to undergo and that don’t interfere with their busy lifestyle so that they can continue to maintain their results with interval, under-the-radar treatments. The Vivace® Microneedling with radio frequency has been a disruptive gamechanger for my practice delivering comfortable treatments, with no downtime and impressive results,” says Dr. Bonakdar.

Dr. Emil Tanghetti

Emil Tanghetti, MD

Dr. Emil A. Tanghetti attended U.C. Davis, where he excelled in his studies and received early admission to UCLA School of Medicine after only three years of undergraduate studies. Upon completing his medical studies and a one-year pathology fellowship, Dr. Tanghetti graduated first in his class and received the Dean Warren medal for academic excellence. After finishing residencies in internal medicine at Stanford University and dermatology at Harvard School of Medicine, he completed a photo-medicine fellowship at the Wellman Labs at the Massachusetts General Hospital.

Dr. Tanghetti is a board-certified dermatologist and a fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology and the American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery. He is currently listed in the “Best Doctors in America” Pacific region and recognized as “Top Doc” by his peers in Sacramento magazine. Dr. Tanghetti has received the “Hero In Health Care” award for his volunteer work in removing tattoos for the California Youth Authority.

Dr. Tanghetti has been active in clinical studies for more than a decade. His research interests have focused on laser surgery, psoriasis, actinic keratosis, photo aging and acne vulgaris. His work has been published in journals such as Lasers in Surgery and Medicine, Journal of Dermatologic Surgery, The Journal of
Cosmetic and Laser Therapy, and Cutis. He has also recently been named to the editorial board of Lasers in Surgery and Medicine. Dr. Tanghetti has presented data at the meetings of the American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery, the American Academy of Dermatology and Laser Innsbruck, and is an internationally recognized speaker and consultant. He is a fellow of the American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery, and a member of the California Medical Association, the American Medical Association and the American Academy of Dermatology.

“The Vivace® provides a great compliment to the other devices in my practice. For treating issues such as skin laxity in the neck and solar elastosis, The Vivace® is quickly becoming an important treatment option for my patients. The clinical data on The Vivace® is impressive. Additionally, in my initial research prior to purchasing the device, the strong testimonials from my colleagues validates both the data and the return-on-investment from the device. I would certainly recommend The Vivace® to those looking for a best-in-class Microneedling RF device. From our investigation and discussions with other thought leaders in the field, I feel like I made the right choice for my practice,” says Dr. Tanghetti.

Marc J. Salzman, MD

Dr. Marc J. Salzman is a board-certified plastic surgeon in Louisville, Kentucky. Has was an Alpha Omega Alpha graduate of the Tulane University School of Medicine. Upon graduation, he completed his residency in general surgery at the Mount Sinai Medical School in New York, followed by a fellowship in plastic surgery at Duke University Medical Center. Since 1992, has been in the private practice of aesthetic plastic surgery with an appointment as an Assistant Clinical Professor of Plastic Surgery at the University of Louisville. Dr. Salzman has been recognized as a “Top Plastic Surgeon” in the Louisville media. He has been published in plastic surgery journals such as Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, and is a speaker and key opinion leader in the industry. He has also lectured at local, regional and national plastic surgery and laser meetings.

Dr. Salzman is the past president of the Kentucky Society of Plastic Surgeons, and a member of both the American Society of Plastic Surgeons and the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons. His full-service aesthetics practice in Louisville consists of a AAAASF operating suite as well as a state-of-the-art med-spa offering cosmetic injectables, body contouring, laser, light and energy device therapies.

“As a board certified plastic surgeon, practicing aesthetic plastic surgery for 25 years, I have used just about everything from phenol and TCA peels to C02 and Erbium laser resurfacing, as well as nitrogen plasma for skin resurfacing. We were looking for something a little less aggressive for treating skin texture that could be done easily by ancillary providers. I am pleased to have found microneedling with radio frequency with The Vivace® to be an excellent alternative to more aggressive resurfacing procedures. I have found that just about everyone, of any skin type, tan or pale, male or female, young or aged is a candidate for this treatment. We can do The Vivace® in the afternoon and have the patient look acceptable the next day for any social engagement or work environment.

“Our results have exceeded my expectations and all the patients we have treated have been satisfied. Not a single patient has asked for a refund. (First device in the history of my practice). We have seen excellent results with acne scars, fine wrinkles, coarse texture and large pore size. Some reds have also been diminished. We can treat red, brown, texture, pore size, fine wrinkles and tighten the skin in one treatment with very little downtime. Patients really like this option. We use The Vivace® as a standalone treatment, last modality after deep laser resurfacing to decrease pore size, and as preparation or upkeep of the skin quality of a facelift. I would highly recommend The Vivace® for any aesthetics practice,” says Dr. Salzman.

Dr. Jordana Herschthal

Jordana Herschthal, MD

Dr. Herschthal is a well-respected, board-certified dermatologist in the cosmetic and laser surgery field with a very successful practice in Palm Beach, Florida. Dr. Herschthal is a diplomate of the American Board of Dermatology. In addition to general dermatology, she is an expert in cosmetic treatments, dermal fillers, laser procedures, dermatologic surgery and skin cancer management, including Mohs surgery. Dr. Herschthal joined forces with her father, Dr. David Herschthal, who is also a board-certified dermatologist and founder of The Herschthal Practice.

While Dr. Herschthal is a board-certified dermatologist and a diplomate of the American Board of Dermatology, prior to joining the practice, Dr. Herschthal completed her bachelor’s degree from Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island; her medical degree from the University of Miami’s Miller School of Medicine and a medical internship at Columbia University’s St. Luke’s Roosevelt Hospital in Manhattan, New York. She completed her dermatology residency at University of Miami-Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami, where she earned the Excellence in Dermatologic Surgery Award.

Like her father, Dr. Herschthal is passionate about educating the future physicians in her specialty. She’s an associate clinical professor at University of Miami Department of Dermatology and Cutaneous Surgery. Along with her father, Dr. Herschthal is privileged to teach at UM/Jackson Memorial Hospital. She has also been published in several medical journals and magazines.

“The Vivace® is an absolute home-run in our practice. Patients love the immediate and long-term results, achieved with minimal downtime and a comfortable, elegant experience. ​As dermatologists, we appreciate The Vivace® versatility in treating multiple skin issues across all skin types,” says Dr. Herschthal.

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