Prof, Dr. Patrick Treacy is an esteemed figure in the field of aesthetic medicine, known for his significant contributions, achievements, and humanitarian efforts. His research has strongly influenced this specialist area where he has developed global protocols relating to dermal filler complications and wound healing. Some of his notable achievements include: 'Top Aesthetic Practitioner in the World (Las Vegas) 2019', 'Top Aesthetic Medical Aesthetic Practitioner (UK) 2019', 'Top Aesthetic Medical Aesthetic Practitioner (Irl) 2023.
He is recognised to be among the first doctors worldwide to use hyaluronidase in aesthetic medicine and establish protocols for its emergency use during vascular filler occlusion. He also pioneered the use of facial endoprosthesis for aesthetic recovery in HIV lipodystrophy patients and to provide early research into the use of botulinum in chronic migraine management. He was amongst the first to advocate the supraorbital method of emergency rescue recovery of dermal filler blindness and will discuss this method during his BCAM lecture. Dr Treacy has published many scientific papers and his extensive bibliography includes Behind The Mask Liberties Press (2015), Needle and The Damage Done Austin Macauley Publishers (2021), The Evolution of Aesthetic Medicine Austin Macauley Publishers (2022), Prevention and Management of Aesthetic Complications Minerva Press Italy (2022), Aesthetic Complications and Other Interesting Cases Austin Macauley Publishers (2023), The Living History of Medicine Austin Macauley Publishers (2023)
He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and has been a contributor to television and radio shows such as RTE Television, BBC, Sky News and CNN.
Dermal Filler Blindness - where are we now?
While the retrobulbar technique has been favoured by some ophthalmologists, its efficacy in reversing dermal filler blindness has not been conclusively demonstrated. Advocating for the supraorbital technique is based on the belief that it offers a simpler and potentially more effective alternative for managing dermal filler-induced blindness. The lecture involves the history of both techniques and the success of cases favouring the supraorbital method of rescue.