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The aesthetic skincare industry's must-attend event.

Santa Barbara, California
August 13-15, 2021

Controversies has been meeting every summer for over 25 years, but because of ongoing COVID-19 issues we have made the difficult decision to put off the meeting until August 2021 at the Ritz Carlton Hotel in Santa Barbara, CA. It’s hard to imagine an August without Controversies but we know that by the summer of 2021 we will have lots to share and discuss.

Stay safe and be well.

Jeff and Ken

The Meeting.

No holds barred discussion.
August 13-15, 2021

The claims and disclaims that follow the development of new lasers, light and energy sources, skin tightening devices, relaxers and fillers are often contradictory. The symposium offers participants a unique opportunity to learn, share and discuss controversial topics in laser and cosmetic surgery in a collegial atmosphere with a large group of experts.


Throughout The Controversies Symposium, selected faculty members present their view on given hot controversial issues in cutaneous and aesthetic surgery or challenging therapeutic problems. They then are challenged by other faculty and attendees in a lively, no holds barred discussion. 



About Controversies

The Overview

Participants gain a thorough understanding of:

  • The spectrum of skin conditions treatable with energy-based devices and other aesthetic methods.

  • Learn how to select the optimum therapy for non-invasive treatment of cutaneous lesions, photoaging and chronologic aging.

  • Aquire the ability to better communicate their scientific knowledge into understandable messages for patients.


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Past Attendee Testimonial

"Thank you so much for organizing what is without question one of the best meeting in our industry. It was a privilege to be a part of it. I shared so many notes with my colleagues and encouraged them all to attend next year in SF." 
Anne Chapas, MD

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