Winners Announced at Second-Annual THE Aesthetic Awardsâ„¢ “The Oscars of Aesthetic Medicine”

LAS VEGAS, April 16, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — THE Aesthetic Awardsâ„¢ were presented live Saturday night at the Aria Resort and Casino as part of THE Aesthetic Showâ„¢, the leading multidisciplinary medical education meeting for aesthetic professionals. Hosted by Dr. Andrew Ordon, star of the Emmy-winning daytime talk show The Doctors, THE Aesthetic Awardsâ„¢ celebrate the work of the best medical aesthetic professionals in several categories over the past year.

“THE Aesthetic Awardsâ„¢ are all about celebrating beauty; beauty that was made possible by the best medical aesthetic professionals practicing today,” said Michael Moretti, Program Chairman of THE Aesthetic Showâ„¢. “The incredible results they achieve for their patients have fueled the growth of the $60 billion global aesthetic industry.”

“I’m once again honored to host this unique event recognizing the extremely skilled doctors practicing in our industry not just in the United States but around the world,” Dr. Ordon said. “THE Aesthetic Awardsâ„¢ are a celebration of excellence and every physician who submitted their work did an amazing job.”

The complete list of winners is as follows:

Winners were determined by fellow aesthetic professionals, while public vote determined the winner of the final award of the evening: Best Aesthetic Practice, which was claimed by Red Bamboo Medi Spa in Clearwater, Florida.

Sponsors for THE Aesthetic Showâ„¢ include industry leaders Allergan Medical (NYSE:AGN), Alma Lasers, Cutera, Inc. (Nasdaq:CUTR), Cynosure (Nasdaq:CYNO), Medicis Aesthetics, Inc. (NYSE:MRX), Merz Aesthetics, Obagi Medical Products, Inc. (Nasdaq:OMPI), Palomar Medical (Nasdaq:PMTI), PhotoMedex, Inc. (Nasdaq:PHMD), Stiefel, a GSK Company (NYSE:GSK), Solta (Nasdaq:SLTM), Syneron (Nasdaq:ELOS), Sound Surgical Technologies, LLC and ZELTIQ Aesthetics (Nasdaq:ZLTQ).

THE Aesthetic Showâ„¢ is a property of Medical Insight, Inc., a global progressive media company specializing in medical aesthetics. To learn more about Medical Insight, please visit www.miinews.com.

About THE Aesthetic Showâ„¢ and Medical Insight, Inc.

THE Aesthetic Showâ„¢ is the largest global medical education meeting focused completely on aesthetic medicine and is a business unit of Medical Insight, Inc., a progressive media company specializing in medical aesthetics. Founded by Michael Moretti in 1993, MII collects and reports industry data on procedure volume and revenues, product sales, new product introductions, market forecasts and trend analysis. For information on research services offered by MII, visit www.MiiNews.com, Facebook or Twitter.