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About American Cosmetic Association

Cosmetic Surgical, Dental, Aesthetic Medical Professional & Patient Association

The mission of American Cosmetic Association ™ (ACA) is to improve aesthetics, wellness and confidence by increasing awareness and access to cosmetic options and information.

ACA is a multi-disciplinary volunteer effort by physicians, surgeons, dentists, scientists and cosmetic & aesthetic professionals with the goal of providing the most comprehensive and reliable source of information relating to plastic & cosmetic surgery, cosmetic dentistry, cosmetic dermatology and cosmetic products. ACA consists of patients and general public who benefit from the effort of these professionals.

As an organization, we strive to stay at the forefront of the latest advances in technology and techniques in the field of cosmetic medicine, surgery, dentistry and product manufacturing. Our members are committed to providing the most current and cutting-edge information on aesthetic & cosmetic treatments, while always putting the patient’s well-being and safety first.

In addition to providing educational and networking opportunities for our members, we also work to promote public awareness and understanding of cosmetic procedures and the benefits they can provide. We strive to ensure that patients have access to accurate information and resources to make informed decisions about their healthcare.

We are proud of the contributions our members make to the field of cosmetic & aesthetic medicine, surgery, dentistry and product manufacturing and we look forward to continuing to advance the standard of care for patients seeking to enhance their physical appearance.

Our international associate organization, International Cosmetic Association ™ (ICA) assists professionals and public in nations outside of the US.

ACA/ICA Team: Writers, Reviewers & Advisory Board Members

Alina Bridges, D.O
Director of Dermatopathology & Dermatologist with a great breadth of expertise contributing to advances in Dermatopathology, Immunodermatology, patient care, education, research, & healthcare policy.

Accomplished, visionary leader in the field of Dermatology, Dermatopathology, and Immunodermatology with >20 years of experience.
Dr. Bridges has a great depth of knowledge and expertise in the diagnosis and management of challenging inflammatory and neoplastic cases, hospital, and cosmetic dermatology. She has done academic and pharma research in the areas of biochemistry, molecular biology, and test development. She presents around the world, publishes extensively and has mentored hundreds of trainees.

Education: Rutgers University, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Mayo Clinic

Frederick Sailes, MD, FACS

Double Board Certified Plastic Surgeon at SLS Aesthetics

Surgeon- Georgia Institute for Plastic Surgery

Education:University of Mississippi, Thomas Jefferson University, The Few Institute

Anna Chacon, MD FAAP,

Anna H. Chacon, M.D. is a dermatologist and author originally from Miami, Florida.Following medical school Dr. Chacon completed a fellowship in dermatologic & laser surgery under the mentorship of Dr. Keyvan Nouri, in which she authored many articles, book chapters, and managed several clinical research studies. She then completed a one-year surgical internship at Orlando Regional Medical Center. She completed her dermatology residency at LAC+USC Medical Center in Los Angeles. She is currently a board-certified dermatologist in South Florida.

Kunal Malik, M.D.

Dr. Kunal Malik is a board-certified dermatologist at Spring Street Dermatology. A native New Yorker, Dr. Malik completed his undergraduate studies in Chemistry at New York University before earning his MD with the highest distinction from the State University of New York- Downstate College of Medicine.

Hammad Hassan, M.D.

Dr. Hammad Hassan, M.D. is a practicing dermatologist based in Islamabad, Pakistan. He studied Medicine and Surgery at Rawalpindi Medical University (RMU), Pakistan. Then, he went to King Edward Medical University for Physician and Surgeons Fellowship FCPS, specializing in Dermatology.

Syed Khizar, MD MBBS

Dermatologist who treats patients with skin, hair and nails disorders.

Education:Cardiff University, Karachi University

Adam Almuhiesn, MD MBBS

Experienced Dermatologist with a demonstrated history of working in the medical practice industry. Skilled in Cosmetic procedure that include Filler , Botox ,Thread, PRP , Mesotherapy, Laser Surgery, Laser in addition to medical dermatology. Education at Jordan University of Science and Technology.

Steven Line, M.D.

Physician with special interest in non-surgical cosmetic medicine and a focus on price transparency and access to services. Extra training in Internal Medicine. He managed a private practice for almost two decades. Education at University of Pennsylvania and Medical College of Pennsylvania.

Sadye Nichols, MSN, RN

Extensive experience leveraging business know-how and clinical expertise to direct high-performance teams in providing quality care and improving patient outcomes. Education at Northwestern State University.

Roxroy Barrett, MBA

Mr. Barrett leads a healthcare investment group that focuses on control investment opportunities in the lower middle market. Education at The George Washington University.

Joana Costa, M.D.

Dermatologist, Reference in Injectables. International Speaker of Botulinum Toxin, Fillers, Collagen Biostimulators, Sustaining Threads for 12 years. Education at Universidade Federal Fluminense.

Gunjan Richa, BDS, MDS

Periodontist, Implantologist, Laser specialist. Master of Dental Surgery focused in Periodontology and Implantology from Maratha Mandals Nathajirao G Halgekar Institute of Dental Sciences .

Marisa Plescia – Educated in the field of cosmetic science. Graduate of ISIPCA’s EFCM graduate program for cosmetic/fragrance science in Europe. European Fragrance and Cosmetics Masters with courses at ISIPCA and University of Versailles Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines University of Padova for a Master’s of Business and Management specializing in Cosmetics/Fragrances. M.S. in Pharmaceutical Science with emphasis in Cosmetic Science from University of Cincinnati.

Kate Bailey, NBC-HWC – Coaches prediabetic clients to health and wellness through lifestyle change by integrating the essential ingredients of nutrition, stress management, and motion. CDC NDPP trained coach. National Board for Health & Wellness Coaching.

Some of the content on the ACA site is AI-assisted. All content that is uploaded to the ACA website has been reviewed for accuracy, utility and relevance by at least one member of the ACA Review Board prior to publication.

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