Dr Holman has always recognised the importance of ongoing education by both attending and presenting at medical meetings and conferences. By doing so, he ensures that he is always at the forefront of cosmetic medicine and is providing patients with the most cutting-edge and high-quality care. Dr Holman firmly believes that training and continuing medical education are crucial in all areas of medicine, including cosmetic medicine, and he strives to learn, teach, and share ideas in the field as often and as widely as possible.
This determination to stay on top of new techniques and technologies in cosmetic medicine is what led him to the AGNES machine, invented by Dr Gun Young Ahn, a professor of dermatology in Korea. The AGNES machine builds and expands on the modality of electrolysis (which has had many uses from hair removal to surgical diathermy) and applies it to precisely and accurately target glands and other tissues while protecting surrounding tissues. This technology can be used to target glandular problems such as acne, blackheads, sebaceous hyperplasia, Fordyce spots and syringomas. Its unique anatomically designed micro-insulated needles also allow a second and exciting modality which enables non-surgical treatment of wrinkles, tightening of skin and reduction of fat pads under the eyes, cheek and chin.
When Dr Holman heard about the AGNES machine, he was so excited by its utility in treating numerous glandular and other skin conditions that he decided to introduce the technology to Australia. He has been using it with great success to treat patients ever since and we are now seeing an upsurge in technology-adapter clinics around the country incorporating AGNES into their treatment options.
Dr Holman recently presented on and demonstrated AGNES in Frankfurt, Germany.
“AGNES is VERY new to Europe and is starting to gain a lot of attention from European practitioners”, commented Dr Holman after the conference.
The Plasma BT
The Plasma BT system is based on focused advanced Plasma technology and while this technology is fairly commonly available in Australia presently, the particular model that Dr Homan has introduced has an additional modality that is unique to the plasma BT. The device that Dr Holman uses on his patients incorporates an additional handpiece which allows for the treatment of conditions such as acne and rosacea, and is also used to administer liquid substances such as platelet-rich plasma (PRP), Vitamin C and other supplements to the dermis (deeper layers of the skin) – all without the need for needles – a benefit that his clients really appreciate.
IFAAS Non-surgical Eye Rejuvenation
In July, Dr Holman will be teaching a hands-on master class focused on advanced non-surgical combination therapy for total eye rejuvenation, including sessions focused on eye bag removal, eye lift and non-surgical blepharoplasty using botulinum toxin, fillers, PRP and innovative light-based devices. Dr Holman is offering this continuing education class through the International Fellowship in Advanced Aesthetic Science (IFAAS).
In addition to attending conferences and courses on new developments in cosmetic medicine, Dr Holman also strives to share his knowledge and experience by presenting and teaching. For Dr Holman, teaching is an excellent tool for learning as well, as each time he presents he takes the opportunity to delve deeper into his techniques and approaches to a particular area of cosmetic medicine. Preparing a class or demonstration forces Dr Holman to take a step back and analyse his approaches.
During the presentations (especially in a smaller group like the IFAAS class), Dr Holman also has the opportunity to receive feedback on and have discussions about new techniques and approaches in cosmetic medicine with other experts in the field. Exchanging firsthand experience in surgery and other cosmetic procedures, as well as sharing innovative ideas and research into new techniques and technologies as an invaluable part of Dr Holman’s continuing education in aesthetic medicine.