Merz Aesthetics is presenting five abstracts at the 2024 International Master Course on Aging Science (IMCAS) World Congress, highlighting its product portfolio and how it is contributing to the field of regenerative aesthetics. This year is the 25th edition of the largest scientific aesthetics congress worldwide, beginning Thursday, February 1, and ending Saturday, February 3.

“Merz Aesthetics is looking forward to sharing these new findings, as they provide strong scientific evidence to support the evolving field of regenerative aesthetics,” said Terri Phillips, M.D., Chief Medical Affairs Officer, Merz Aesthetics.”We take pride in the innovation of our product portfolio and how it’s helping to shape the future of the aesthetics industry.”

The focus of this year’s Merz Aesthetics Symposium at IMCAS is mastering regenerative biostimulation. “Patients are seeking more sustainable solutions to aging, and regenerative aesthetics treatments have the potential to deliver long-lasting results by working to improve the function of the cells for healthier and more youthful-looking skin,” said Phillips. “In collaboration with experts in aesthetics and aging science, this year’s Congress allows us to highlight our advancing science and leadership in this space.”

Merz Aesthetics organized a program led by notable medical aesthetics experts, participating in various IMCAS sessions and presenting new data throughout the event.

  • Merz Aesthetics Symposium Mastering Regenerative Biostimulation – Dr. Gabriela Casabona, Dr. Tatjana Pavicic, Dr. Jani van Loghem, Dr. Bianca Viscomi, Friday, February 2, 2024, 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. CEST
  • Merz Aesthetics Support of IMCAS Cadaver Workshop – Anatomist, Dr. Nicholas Moellhoff and Aesthetic Specialist Dr. Jonathan Kadouch, Thursday, February 1, 2024, 2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. CEST
  • IMCAS Product Analysis Session “Biostimulators” – Dr. Alec McCarthy, Director Regenerative Aesthetics, Merz Aesthetics, Friday, February 2, 2024, 8:30 a.m. ‒ 10:00 a.m. CEST
  • IMCAS Product Analysis Session “Toxins” – Andy Curry, Ph.D., Associate Medical Director, Merz Aesthetics, Saturday, February 3, 2024, 8:30 a.m. ‒ 10:00 a.m. CEST
  • IMCAS Economic Tribune Roundtable – Bob Rhatigan, CEO, Merz Aesthetics, Friday, February 2, 2024, 2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. CEST

Booth Talks

  • Treatment Options of Hand Rejuvenation – Dr. Elena Bagnenko, Thursday, February 1, 2024, 1:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. CEST
  • Innovative Technique for Tear Trough Correction – Dr. Yahia Hashish, Thursday, February 1, 2024, 3:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. CEST
  • What are the Really Important Aspects When Using CaHA as a Regenerative Biostimulator? – Dr. Gabriela Casabona, Friday, February 2, 10:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. CEST
  • Advancing Skin Radiance – Dr. Juan Martín Zárate González, Friday, February 2, 1:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. CEST
  • Combination of Treatments for Improving Skin Quality – Dr. Ana Diez Gandia, Saturday, February 3, 2024, 10:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. CEST

E-Poster Presentations

Virtual posters will be available for viewing on-site throughout the Congress and displayed on the virtual e-poster platform with detailed abstracts.

  • A review of Radiesse® as a regenerative aesthetic treatment. Authors: Dr. Shino Bay Aguilera, Dr. Alec McCarthy, Dr. Saami Khalifian, Dr. Z. Paul Lorenc, Dr. Katherine Goldie, Dr. W. Gregory Chernoff
  • The evolving field of regenerative aesthetics. Author: Dr. Katherine Goldie
  • Physical properties of diluted Radiesse. Authors: Dr. Vasanop Vachiramon, Dr. Chayanee Likitwattananurak, Dr. Nawara Sakpuwadol, Dr. Tanat Yongpisarn
  • Attraction of fibroblasts by Micro-Focused Ultrasound (MFU-V). Authors: Dr. Kay Marquardt, Dr. F. Wegener, Dr. Nils Warfving, Dr. Christian Hartmann, Dr. Thomas Hengl
  • Retrospective case series following patients treated with a combination of CPM-HA and CaHA fillers. Authors: Dr. Bianca Viscomi, Dr. Yana Yutskovskaya, Dr. Heidi Waldorf, Dr. Ting Song Lim

About Merz Aesthetics
Merz Aesthetics is a medical aesthetics business with a long history of empowering health care professionals, patients and employees to live every day with confidence. We aim to help people around the world look, feel and live like the best versions of themselves — however they define it. Clinically proven, its product portfolio includes injectables, devices and skin care treatments designed to meet each patient’s needs with high standards of safety and efficacy. Being family owned for more than 115 years, Merz Aesthetics is known for building unique connections with customers who feel like family. Merz Aesthetics’ global headquarters is in Raleigh, N.C., USA, with a commercial presence in 90 countries worldwide. It is also a part of Merz Group, which was founded in 1908 and is based in Frankfurt, Germany. Learn more at

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