LM 1. EDITORIAL.Why is the launch of L&M magazine an important event?
Dr. Hugues Cartier, Dermatologist, Anti-aging doctor.
Who is Hugues Cartier?
Hugues Cartier is in charge of the coordination of the IMCAS world course for all IMCAS congresses.
He is also an associate editor of Dermatology Therapy. Dermatologist, phlebologist and dermal laserist at the Saint-Jean Clinic, Arras, France.
He is also the head of the wound care service in the dermatology department of the hospital in Arras.
Dr. Cartier is vice-president of the "French Society of Aesthetic Medicine".and former president of the "Groupe laser de la Société française de dermatologie". He is also coordinator of the courses of the "Belgian Society of Aesthetic Medicine".
He is co-author of the edition:" Lasers in Dermatology 2017;Couperose & erythrosis; rejuvenation, LED in dermatology( Noe C.),chapt IPL / cosmetic medicine & surgery ;aesthetic dermatology 2020
Expert phase II, III/ clinical studies of filling, toxin, laser and wound healing.
Why is the launch of L&M magazine an important event?
1/ Does the advent of a new bilingual English and French magazine in the field of anti-aging medicine, in print and digital format, such as L&M, seem to you to fill a gap? Originality? Scientific quality, artistic quality?
A/ Certainly. What is remarkable is that it was initiated by French people. If I draw a parallel with IMCAS, I think we have nothing to be ashamed of in this area of anti-aging medicine. So, let's go! This journal must be somewhere between a scientific journal and a magazine.
B/ The dematerialization of information allows us to reach more people and to be able to deliver it at any time. The mode of support is not only a question of generation, it is topical. Digitalization is essential for updates, indexed research of themes, insertion of video and management of partners associated with this project.
As with hybrid conferences, there will always be those who want face-to-face or paper, or simply to be able to choose. Paper is not a generational issue,
it brings something that a digital screen cannot: touch! And this is important in anti-aging medicine.
C/ The originality and scientific quality will come with the choice of themes, the scientific rigor of the authors and the editors who ensure the quality of the project.
2/ Is its transversal positioning, aimed at all health professionals dedicated to aesthetic health, an asset that will be well aligned with IMCAS events?
It is the DNA of IMCAS for 20 years and it is an understatement to say that today it has not been easy. We wish long life to this magazine and we will be its relay.
3/ Among the topics selected by the magazine's Board of Directors, which ones interest you the most? Surveys, taboo subjects, initial training subjects, editorials?
There are no bad subjects.
It is the way they are treated that brings value to the subject. The editorial tone is also important because it gives the identity.
4/What topics would you like to see covered in the next issue of L&M?
A/ I like the interviews with the doctors. It is always interesting to see the career path of each and every one and to be inspired by it, and this is important for the young generations that will follow us. It is also important to ask them about their aspirations and fears.
B/ I also like a subject on a very precise theme under the interview of two or three authors, doctors or not, to bring some spice to the subject, and to accept that the opinions can diverge. The way of thinking and the way of reacting are precious today where we give ourselves less time for that. We live in the moment. This review should make us think.