Prof. Carlos Wambier, MD, PhD is recognized worldwide as an expert in the field of cosmetic procedural dermatology, with expertise in injectables (fillers, neurotoxins, and lipolysis), lasers (Q-switched nano and picosecond laser for tattoo removal and pigmentary disorders), and drug-delivery procedures for both medical and cosmetic indications (vitiligo, scars, idiopathic guttate hypomelanosis, and hair growth). Dr Wambier is internationally acclaimed as a leader in chemical peels, with numerous publications on the subject including the cover of the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology of August 2019, which featured two CME articles about chemical peels which he was the leading author. His innovations in techniques and research in the field of chemical peels have triggered a renewed interest on phenol-croton oil peels (also known as advanced, or deep peels) in the dermatologic academia.
Prof. Wambier credentials include medical degree (2004), medical specialty in dermatology (2009), and Science Doctor degree (ScD/PhD, 2012) all from the University of Sao Paulo, the most prestigious university of Latin America and the Southern Hemisphere. He became an expert in hair growth, wound healing, inflammation, drug eruptions, photodynamic therapy, and leprosy during his years involved in research at Ribeirão Preto Medical School. After that period, he dedicated his efforts for Chemical Peeling when he became Associate Professor of Dermatology at the State University of Ponta Grossa.
In hair research, Prof. Wambier has pioneered the use of injectable dutasteride, finasteride, and minoxidil in Brazil, which he terms intralesional therapy, to oppose banalized “mesotherapy” due to the difference in technique and the use of specific medications. He is constantly invited for national and regional meetings to give lectures on the subject, and has defended the use of injectables as an adjuvant booster to usual oral and topical therapy. His rationale has triggered numerous adepts, and instigated clinical trials in Brazil. Over the past 6 years, he also adopted drug-delivery through tattoo machines as a standard procedure for androgenetic alopecia hair restoration, which combines dermal delivery with microneedling. He presented a series of cases in the World Congress of Hair Research, in Barcelona, 2019.
Prof. Wambier has given over 50 lectures in national and international dermatology meetings, and over 100 regional lectures. Has been a chair of the main academic meetings of dermatology worldwide, including the World Congress of Dermatology, in Milan, 2019, he was chair of Basic Cosmetic Dermatology session, and the World Congress of Cosmetic Dermatology, in Lima, 2019, he was chair of the Pigmentary Lesions session. Many other organization/lectures in the CILAD, RADLA, AAD, ASDS, SBD. Dr Wambier has been selected as one of the few oral examiners for the Brazilian Board of Dermatology during a period it was implemented (2015-2016). Has served as an Ad hoc consultant for funding agencies, such as WHO and Araucaria Foundation.
In 2019 Dr Wambier was involved in multiple clinical trials about the use of novel JAK inhibitors for the treatment of severe Alopecia Areata, during his post-doctorate sabbatical year at Yale University (after 10 years as a professor in Brazil), during that period, he developed a new method for evaluating the Severity of Alopecia Tool (SALT) score, with the use of the thumb as a precise measurement of 1% of the scalp surface area.
Since 2020 Prof. Wambier is the Director of Cosmetic Research at Brown University, RI, USA, and is involved in innovative research.