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Invasix at Controversies & Conversations in Laser & Cosmetic Surgery Advanced Symposium

  • One Monarch Beach Resort Dana Point, California (map)

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.

Each year sees the development of many new lasers, light and energy sources, skin tightening devices, relaxers and fillers, and other cosmetic interventions, each with proponents and opponents. The claims and disclaims that follow the development of these devices is often contradictory.

Marketing often precedes the availability of good information about their efficacy and risks. A faculty of distinguished speakers will present their views and stimulate discussion on many of these controversies and other emerging areas. “Controversies” offers participants a unique opportunity to discuss these controversial topics in a collegial atmosphere with a large group of experts in the field.

This course will be of benefit to beginner and experienced laser and aesthetic surgeons, dermatologists, plastic surgeons, otolaryngologists, ophthalmologists, oculoplastic surgeons, and other health care personnel interested in the current status of cutaneous and cosmetic surgery.


At the conclusion of this activity, participants will be able to:

dentify and manage the spectrum of cosmetic and functional skin conditions treatable with energy-based devices.

  • Determine optimum therapy of choice for noninvasive treatment of pigmentary and vascular cutaneous lesions, photoaging, and face and body chronologic aging.

  • Explain to patients the rationale for use of chosen laser or aesthetic surgical treatments, interpret what has been written in the scientific literature to wording understandable to a layperson, and recommend appropriate interventions for their concerns.


The controversial issue will be presented at the start of each discussion. Selected faculty members will then be given a finite period of time to present their view. Other faculty will be asked to comment on the presentations. This will be followed by an open vigorous discussion, led by Drs. Dover, Arndt, Anderson and Alam. Both the faculty, as well as members of the audience, will be encouraged to challenge each other’s opinions in a lively, no holds barred discussion. The last presentation each morning will feature challenging therapeutic problems and late breaking “Hot Topics”.

Participants and faculty are invited to bring along slides of difficult cases. Throughout the seminar, there will be ongoing discussions among the expert faculty and the participating clinicians about current trends and state-of-the-art techniques in cutaneous and aesthetic surgery.

Earlier Event: July 17
Pro4Tech at NATIA 2017
Later Event: August 15
Mellanox at IDF17