The Boise-based Epionce skin care line is pleased to announce that founder and CEO, Dr Carl Thornfeldt, is being presented with the Innovators in Dermatology award at the Cosmetic Surgery Forum on December 6, 2014 at the Palazzo Resort and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Dr Thornfeldt is the inventor of the Epionce skin care line, and has been a practicing clinical dermatologist for over 30 years. With 22 U.S. patents to his name, Dr. Thornfeldt has also published over 40 scientific articles, including chapters in nine textbooks focused on cosmeceuticals, drug delivery, natural products and dermatology treatments. He has spent twenty-five years focusing on researching abnormalities of the skin barrier, cutaneous inflammation, drug delivery, herbs and disease therapies.

‘It is an honour to have been chosen for the Innovators in Dermatology award,’ said CEO and Founder of Epionce, Dr Carl Thornfeldt. “My first priority has always been to ask the question – ‘what is best for my patients?’ This award acknowledges the dedication and sacrifices that have brought me to this point in time. I am grateful to the Cosmetic Surgery Forum course director, Dr. Joel Schlessinger, for recognising these efforts.’

The Cosmetic Surgery Forum is a multi-specialty educational symposium that covers the latest research, treatment and techniques in dermatology and cosmetic surgery. Now in its sixth year, the Cosmetic Surgery Forum provides live demonstrations, panel discussions and presentations by leading experts in the medical aesthetic field.